God?

#1 Posted by TimesHero (614 posts) -

Do you believe Shigeru Miyamoto is god?  I do.

#2 Posted by Kevin (369 posts) -

I'm surprised your username is not red for nintendo fan.

I can appreciate what he's done for gaming, but a God? No, sir.

#3 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -

He's the closest to a God as far as video games go.

#4 Posted by TimesHero (614 posts) -
Kevin said:
"I'm surprised your username is not red for nintendo fan.

I can appreciate what he's done for gaming, but a God? No, sir.
"
I hate fanboys to be honest.  I just honor and respect him SEVERELY.  Gaming would not be where it is today without him.
#5 Posted by Termite (2395 posts) -

Well I guess out of all the game developers, he is the one who is closest to being a god

#6 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1150 posts) -

Sam Harris is the closest being to a god that you'll ever find.. and actually be able to prove exists! :D

#7 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1910 posts) -

He was godlike up until that Wii Music demo.

#8 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"He was godlike up until that Wii Music demo."
yes, thank you.
#9 Posted by afroman67 (3 posts) -

simple answer = yes

#10 Posted by Soap (3530 posts) -
TimesHero said:
"Do you believe Shigeru Miyamoto is god?  I do.
"
Nahhh I think god had more than 3 different ideas that he rinsed and repeated.
#11 Posted by RVonE (4480 posts) -

He's good but not god.

#12 Posted by JordanNE (31 posts) -

Some of his games are just... awe-inspiring. Super Mario Galaxy was my favourite game of the last 5 years. Easily... And I play a hell of alot of games.

But yes, Wii Music. Urghhhhhh.

#13 Posted by ChubbyChimp91 (1 posts) -
TimesHero said:
"Do you believe Shigeru Miyamoto is god?  I do.
"
Jesus is God, not Miyamoto. 
#14 Posted by Frederik (377 posts) -

Yes... That is all

#15 Posted by Player1 (3839 posts) -

I feel like a nub, but before  2 minutes ago I didnt realize he made the zelda games too. He's a genius thats for sure. 

#16 Posted by psr388 (268 posts) -
ChubbyChimp91 said:
"TimesHero said:
"Do you believe Shigeru Miyamoto is god?  I do.
"
Jesus is God, not Miyamoto. "
pwn3d by christianity
#17 Posted by Hell_D3mon (47 posts) -
xplodedd said:
"Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"He was godlike up until that Wii Music demo."
yes, thank you.
"
He was godlike until he made the 10th mario game...
#18 Posted by Thordain (959 posts) -

A genius, but not a god

#19 Posted by CallMeRotten (230 posts) -

I give him respect and thanks for planting the seeds for some of the classics but a God? eh..no. The man is inches away from becoming the George Lucas of the Video Game industry. Yes, I said it.

I think way too many people give him credit. I get the impression that for a number of years he's just a name, a friendly figure that fans embrace but as an actual developer? I think there's a lot more unsung heroes on the team who are the real brains behind the scenes. Miyamoto is a producer at best, a executive who might chime in from time to time, but he's not the creator or designer of the majority of the games he gets praise for. Old school classics a side, have a look for yourself. It's not like he denies it either.

#20 Edited by Dan (143 posts) -
Soap said:
Nahhh I think god had more than 3 different ideas that he rinsed and repeated.

What? I'm not trying to claim the man is God, let's keep things in perspective here. But dude, educate yourself. I suppose you're talking about the fact that two or three of his more successful franchises have had multiple iterations? I can think of more than 3 ideas and innovations that Miyamoto is responsible for in just the Super Mario series alone. Some of them completely shaped the industry as we see it today. Even these days in his 50s he's still creating original new games like nintendogs and wii music, and he was a driving force behind the concept of the Wii.
The man has invented and defined entire genres, and continues to do so. Few people have had as many innovations and remained relevant for as long in their field throughout their careers as Miyamoto has.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.