So recently the thought that came to my mind was when I was working on progress on Mario Party 9. That Nintendo is kinda becoming a company trying to appeal to 5-10 year old's. With Call Of Duty, Battlefield and Grand Theft Auto gaining momentum in the game market, Nintendo is going to have to up their game if they are to remain competitive. Super Smash Bros Brawl was a good start with the graphics. In Donkey Kong Country Returns, I could tell this was in the same boat as Mario Party 9.
You had some characters that didn't have much of a intimidating look to them, as well as some of the course names. I know its aimed for a family audience but come on, we need more family-oriented games that didn't make us feel like we were in preschool. Nintendo, you could use some maturing.