Here's a rumor
that's easy to believe: Gamefly
has a listing for an upcoming game called Carnival Games
from budget publisher Global Star Software
(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Scaler
). Carnival Games
sounds like a collection of uncomplicated midway-style attractions like ring toss and a shooting gallery; in other words, more minigames
. It's a pretty safe assumption, we think, that something called Carnival Games
won't turn out to be an RPG
or a fighting game, right?
We don't necessarily blame Global Star for (allegedly) taking the easy way out, because they do budget games, but we feel like we should deliver the following message to publishers: stop making minigames.
At least put a year-long moratorium on them. Let's try to diversify the Wii library a little.