As many people know Galactic Civilizations III was developed by Stardock and released for Microsoft Windows back in the Spring of 2015. Since it’s release numerous gaming publications have considered Galactic Civilizations III to be great turn based strategy game. Since it’s release Galactic Civilizations III had received the Mercenaries expansion pack back in 2016 which is one of the few things that has contributed to the overs replay value of the game itself.
As cool as Galactic Civilizations III is for Microsoft Windows some people wonder whether or not the game could work for the PS4, Xbox One or even the Nintendo Switch. While having Galactic Civilizations III on multiple game consoles sound cool in theory it would probably be a better idea to keep it as a exclusive game for Microsoft Windows. If anything making Galactic Civilizations III exclusively for Microsoft Windows is one of the many things that contributes to the appeal of the game itself.
When it comes down to video games from the 90’s we got to see plenty of great titles on the N64 such Super Mario 64, Banjo Koozie, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and many more. While the Mario and Zelda series were btoh big on the NES along with the SNES we got to see brand new games featured on the Nintendo 64. Seeing how successful both Earthbound and Super Metroid was for the SNES many peope were hoping that they would eventually see Metroid and Earthbound on the Nintendo 64 as well. Unfortunately, neither Metroid or the Earthbound series never had a game on the N64 despite how popular they both were on the SNES.
Following the success of Super Metroid in 1994 one of the biggest games in the series that Nintendo gave us was Metroid Prime which was eventually released for the Nintendo GameCube back in 2002. Also, Mother 3 ended up being developed by 1-UP Studio & HAL Laboratory and released exclusively in Japan for the Game Boy Advance back in 2006. The fact that Metroid Prime appeared on the GameCube in 2002 made the game even more enjoyable considering the fact that it was the first major game in the series since the early 90’s. As an action adventure game Metroid Prime was seen as one of the best by numerous gaming publications in 2002. If anything Nintendo waiting to release a Metroid title for the GameCube console and skipping the N64 was a good decision in the long run. While Earthbound 64 was a title that many people wanted to see the designers of the game considered it to be a very difficult task which let to the game being cancelled altogether by the developers who worked on the game. In terms of which titles many people would have preferred to see on the N64 between Metroid 64 and Earthbound 64 is debatable. However, some would probably give the edge to Earthbound 64 on being the biggest game to never have made it to the N64 since the idea of developing a Metroid 64 was never but into practice by Nintendo or any other video game companies.
When it comes down to video games from the early 90’s both Super Metroid and Super Castlevania IV were two of the most memorable titles that many people have seen on the SNES. Back in the early 90’s both Super Metroid and Super Castlevania IV were two of Konami’s most popular games for the SNES and its generally debatable on which tiltle was more popular or had a higher replay value. While the story along with the visual and graphics for Super Metroid impressed many people the game also had a pretty good story the game had reportedly sold at least 1.4 million units worldwide. Super Metroid was arguably the best action-adventure to have been released on the SNES and did not receive a home console sequel until Metroid Prime was released in 2002.
‘Super Castlevania IV was considered to be an action platform game which many people also found impressive. While Super Castlevania was a game that had impressive visuals and utilized Mode 7 it was also very challenging since players were expected to complete 11 stages starting the game off with only three lives. Even though Super Castlevania IV was critically acclaimed the game did not sell quite as much as Super Metroid. Since its release in the later part of 1991 the game had managed to sell a little over 500,000 units worldwide. Despite, not selling as much as Super Metroid there is no doubut that Super Castlevania IV is a memorable classic for the SNES that is generally hard to find in used game stores today. In terms of which Konami game was more popular back in the early 90’s for the SNES some people would probably give Super Metroid the slight edge over Super Castlevania IV.
When it comes down to RPG titles of 2016-2017 two of the most popular games of the year included both Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5 which was first released in Japan before it was available everywhere else around the world in the Spring of 2017. Ever since both games were released there has been a lot of talk on which RPG title is better. While Final Fantasy XV utilizes the Luminous Studio game engine Atlus used its own custom game engine for Persona 5. In terms of graphics there might be some who argue in favor of Final Fantasy XV but the artwork for Persona 5 is so unique which make the game stands out from many other RPG titles. Besides the gaming world was waiting for the release of Persona 5 since its predecessor Persona 4 was released for PS3 and other game systems back in 2008.
Ever since the release of Final Fantasy XIV back in 2010 there were many people who were just anxious to see what Final Fantasy XV was going to look like and whether or not it would be able to exceed their expectations. Persona 4 on the other hand was arguably one of the best RPG titles of the late 00’s; there were probably more people who were looking forward to Persona 5 than they were for Final Fantasy XV. Unless one was a die hard fan of the Final Fantasy series throughout 00’s and early 10’s then Final Fantasy XV was a game that was worth checking out. If you were looking for an RPG with mesmerizing visuals that included action based combat Final Fantasy XV was the game to get. But when it came down to turn based combat and anime styled graphics Persona 5 was the game worth having especially if one have owned or played Persona 4 in the past.
The Splatoon series has been around since 2015 and since its release it has become popular on game consoles such as the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch. As third person shooter games Splatoon 1 & 2 are arguably the most popular Nintendo titles of the 10’s decade. However, there are some who question whether or not the Splatoon series could have been popular back in the 00’s. When it comes down to the rise of popularity within the shooter genre of gaming many people would tell that it began back in the early 00’s. With games like Gran Theft Auto Vice, Halo the Unreal Tournament and others the shooter genre had really started to surpass other genres such as fighting and racing in terms of popularity.
If the Splatoon series had started back in the early 00’s it could have definitely been more popular back then. In terms of sales the original Splatoon game might have done better on the Nintendo GameCube than it did on the Wii U. The GameCube was more popular in the early 00’s than the Wii U was in the 10’s. Also, Splatoon was a family friendly game that was also a shooter title. Generally when it comes down to the shooter genre of gaming they are usually rated T or M. Having a E rated shooter game could have really made Splatoon 1 or 2 stand out on the GameCube anytime between 2002-2005.
‘As popular as Street Fighter X Tekken was back in the early 10’s there would be some people who would probably agree with the fact that Street Fighter X Tekken may not have worked for the Nintendo Wii. When it comes down to crossover fighting titles the Nintendo Wii already had Tatsunoko vs Capcom which was released back in 2008. However, when it comes down to popularity in relation to video games first and third person shooter video games seemed like they were more popular in the late 00’s and the early 10’s especially for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. There are some who would argue that if Street Fighter X Tekken was a Wii exclusive the game may have sold over one million units worldwide back in 2012.
However, when it comes down to graphics and quality having a Wii port of Street Fighter X Tekken may not have been quite as good as the PS3 or the Xbox 360. But when it came down to fighting games Street Fighter X Tekken was definitely a game that the Wii needed more than the PS3 or the Xbox 360 back in the early 10’s. But when in regards to popularity the Nintendo Wii was not quite on the same level as the PS3. Since Nintendo started featuring more family friendly titles on the Wii there is a decent chance that Street Fighter X Tekken may not have done as well on the Wii console as it did on the PS3 or the Xbox 360 as far as sales are concerned.
When it comes down to racing games for Nintendo based consoles Mario Kart Double Dash is easily one of the most innovative titles that the world has seen. Since the release of Mario Kart Double Dash for GameCube back in the Fall of 2003 many people had wondered why there was never another game like it. If Nintendo had no plans on making a spiritual successor for Mario Kart Double Dash as far as gameplay is concerned then the game itself should have at least been re-released for a next generation console following the Nintendo GameCube such as the Wii or the Wii-U.
After all, Mario Kart Wii did not show up for the Nintendo Wii console until 2008. The Nintendo Wii console itself was first released back in November of 2006 so a re-release could have possibly have worked sometime in 2007. While its uncertain how well a Nintendo Wii port of Mario Kart Double Dash would of done it still would have been great to see the game on the Wii console back in the 00’s.