I was going to make this a poll but Generations 4 and 5 added a stupid amount of legendaries so I decided to just make it a normal question.
I personally absolutely love this majestic deer. Xerneas is easily the best thing to come out of Gen 6. It looks awesome and is completely broken when using him online. Geomancy plus Power Herb makes it stomp through every other legendary with swagger.
I think it really is changing. Luigis Mansion: Dark Moon was made by a canadian studio not owned by nintendo (but they have a deal where they will only work on nintendo consoles). The same studio made the punchout reboot on wii. Team Ninja made Metroid Other M. Those are the 2 big examples I can think of. Also, my original comment was a joke. Just FYI
Don't worry about it, I don't take any of this shit too seriously. Anyway the partnerships can also be seen with future titles like the Zelda Dynasty Warriors and Namco working on Smash Bros. Things are definitely starting to changing.
But WTF? Cooper is now inhabited by BOB? Why cooper of all people? I know it has some meanings behind it, but don't freaking kill your audience by doing this to their favorite character!
I actually really liked the ending. For as much of a bad ass as Copper was he definitely had his flaws which are more apparent when you rewatch it. The biggest blunder of all was Cooper ignoring the giant when he told him not to fool around with that chick. Also Hawk had warned Cooper that he would be face to face with evil if he entered the room (or something like that) and if he had imperfect courage it would swallow his soul. And what does he do when shit starts getting freaky in the red room? He gets scarred and runs like a bitch.
Breaking News: Nintendo buys a bunch of third party devs and makes them first party. Puts them all to work on Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Animal Crossing, etc.
No way. Nintendo is usually very stingy about letting third parties touch their franchises (although that appears to be changing). The Wonderful 101 was pitched as a game staring a bunch of Nintendo characters and Nintendo said nope make your own characters.