> "Miyamoto thought there was "no appeal" to Splatoon at first"
> It's hard to say anything negative about Miyamoto. I mean, he's amazing. His accomplishments
> speak for themselves. He has such a history of trying new things and coming up with
> new and exciting ways to enjoy video games. He doesn't just sit back and retread
> old ground. He's always pushing the envelope. Just read the history of the GameCube
> development and it's controller to get a sense of what a perfectionist this guy is.
> With all that said, he seems to be really out of touch lately. He didn't understand
> the appeal of a game like Splatoon, which is one of the freshest new ideas out of
> Nintendo. Splatoon is the classic Nintendo we all love brought into current day.
> He keeps on with games like Star Fox Zero and that mech game that got cancelled.
> Maybe it's time for him to step down.
In all fairness I didn't appreciate Splatoon til I actually played it. It sounded generic to me and it's visual styles didn't appeal to me until I got the game for my kids and gave it a spin. Pleasant surprise and I was wrong. It's awesome. I don't blame him for his initial doubt.