If you own a Wii you’ve played Twilight Princess and Mario Galaxy. If you don’t own a Wii you should buy one and at least play Mario Galaxy, because it’s one of the best games on any console. Evidently that isnt’ good enough for Miyamoto, he wants both games to be better and push more boundaries. He even goes as far as referencing Portal as a game to look up to in game design and philosophy.
Speaking with MTV Miyamoto said, “What I’ve been saying to our development teams recently is that Twilight Princess was not a bad game, by any means. But, still, it felt like there was something missing. And while, personally, I feel like Super Mario Galaxy was able to do some things that were very new and were very unique, at the same time, from another perspective, certain elements of it do feel somewhat conservative in terms of how far we branched out with design. And so this is something I’ve been talking to both of those teams about.”
He added that the next games in both series will feel “newer and fresher” than their predecessors. You’ll notice that the source we got the information from took a very negative slant on the idea of Miyamoto wanting to push his games further. Whereas they see this as Miyamoto claiming that all games should be like Wii Music a full read of the article gives the very clear impression that Miyamoto is actually concerned about the hardcore and making the games play even better. One of the heavy complaints leveled at Twilight Princess was that it didn’t branch out from earlier Zeldas. Now Miyamoto is discussing doing exactly that, with the idea of hardcore gaming branching out in mind. This doesn’t sound bad to us in any way.