Miyamoto wants to revisit Wii Music, and make it better.

#1 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

From CVG


Original article here. 

 It may have failed to live up to expectations both critically and commercially, but that hasn't stopped Shigeru Miyamoto from insisting his Wii Music still has a future, and even hinting there may be a 'Wii Music Plus' on the cards.

Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine (full interview to be published in issue 50), Miyamoto said: "[Wii Music] was a really unique game, and even today, we are receiving several different offers from people in the field of music education... I think it still has great potential."

But more likely to perk the ears of creative Wii musician types, he went onto reveal the game could receive some "developments" for the "future"...

"Unfortunately, we don't have any news we can talk about at the moment," he said, coyly. "But like Wii Fit Plus, it's not really a sequel to the original Wii Fit - but we have added some features to improve the overall experience. It's a kind of an enhanced version."

So a vastly improved Wii Music not too far in the distance? It'd be a bit like Hear'Say reforming and being really, really good. (Without sounding too harsh). 
 

End of CVG Article


Wii Music was the reason I bought the Wii. The game blew me away on E3 2006, and I just had to have it. Unfortunately, after all the bad press the game got in 2008 from the enthusiast journalists, I never got around to buying it.
 
This makes me very excited.
#2 Posted by JJOR64 (18995 posts) -

No thanks.  The first game didn't interest me at all so I will pass on this one.

#3 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Miyamoto is clearly losing his mind. While I can fully respect and appreciate what they tried to do with Wii Music in the first place, let sleeping dogs lie. The game failed in both commercial and critical aspects, put it down to a "good in theory, bad in practice" moment. Now move onto making some better titles on the Wii.

#4 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

There is too much that needs to be improved upon in the game - an add-on in the style of Wii Fit Plus will not suffice. 
I liked the idea and concept  and focus of Wii Music and I still like it now, and I liked parts of the execution; but playing it normally was not satisfying or substantial enough, and playing it to make good music was way, way too hard.

#5 Posted by GunstarRed (5189 posts) -

I would get it if it came  with that drummer from E3  last year (i think it was last year) 
 
... I don't own a wii
#6 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -
@marioncobretti: 
 
lol that guy!
#7 Posted by JonathanMoore (1858 posts) -

I would not pick it up but sure, it could work...

#8 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -

 Miyamoto is just about done in my book. 
 
Don't get me wrong, I have great respect for the man, but the savior of video games back in the 1980's is now fucking-up in almost every way possible now-a-days.  It's truly quite sad... 

#9 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

I didn't like the idea of it from the beginning. Motion controls are just not accurate enough for music games. Miyamoto should forget about Wii Music and move on to better projects.

#10 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@Luke said:
"  Miyamoto is just about done in my book.   Don't get me wrong, I have great respect for the man, but the savior of video games back in the 1980's is now fucking-up in almost every way possible now-a-days.  It's truly quite sad...  "
You actually believe that?
#11 Posted by Rallier (1739 posts) -

Ehhh Wii Music...
 
Please make a orchestra director sim using M+.

#12 Posted by pause422 (6188 posts) -

I actually forget about this games existence entirely until I saw this thread. I think he would be better just leaving wii music to rot, and spend time on other things.

#13 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11741 posts) -

Please. No.

#14 Posted by Milkman (16800 posts) -

Time to pack it in Miyamoto.

#15 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -
@Willy105: Yes, yes I do.  Just read his interviews.  He's so out of touch on so many topics ranging from online play, to Achievements, to physics engines, to whatever else.  Lately, his reasons for why things are the way they are at Nintendo make no sense half the time and he didn't even know that Captain Lou Albano died until many days later.  
 
I think old age is getting to him, which I know I should be cognitive of and a little lenient towards, but still... it's starting to affect certain high-caliber fanchises.  Just play New Super Mario Bros. Wii.  That game is a disgrace to hardcore 2D platform gaming.  Not to mention if this comes to be, he'll be completely wasting Nintendo's reources pursuing Wii Music. 
#16 Posted by Milkman (16800 posts) -
@Luke said:
" @Willy105: Yes, yes I do.  Just read his interviews.  He's so out of touch on so many topics ranging from online play, to Achievements, to physics engines, to whatever else.  Lately, his reasons for why things are the way they are at Nintendo make no sense half the time and he didn't even know that Captain Lou Albano died until many days later.    I think old age is getting to him, which I know I should be cognitive of and a little lenient towards, but still... it's starting to affect certain high-caliber fanchises.  Just play New Super Mario Bros. Wii.  That game is a disgrace to hardcore 2D platform gaming.  Not to mention if this comes to be, he'll be completely wasting Nintendo's reources pursuing Wii Music.  "
On the money. Miyamoto is still holding the stance that no one cares about online play or achievements. He's still living in the 1980s. Obviously, I have the utmost respect for the guy but he has no idea what the people want anymore.
 
The only thing I disagree with is saying that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a disgrace to 2D platforming. I think that's a little harsh.
#17 Posted by RJPelonia (863 posts) -

Cool, I'm all for that. I found Wii Music surprisingly enjoyable. I mean hey, if you're looking for something to match a rhythm game or anything really resembling a challenge, of course you're going to be disappointed. Simply having four people jam out some tunes was pretty dang enthralling.
 
And really, what game couldn't use a few improvements.

#18 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

ROCK ON, RAVI DRUMS!

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