Holy shit. Apparently Miyamoto still has some ideas lodged in that adolescent skull of his. Nintendo has recently filed a patent application in the US for a system that will potentially aid gamers via computer controlled characters in sections too difficult for the player to overcome. This idea comes straight from Miyamoto who is worried that some games are too difficult for players to proceed through and the gamer’s ambition to play ends prematurely because of this.
This new patent should help prevent such situations and assist newbies too novice enough to pass tricky puzzles in Nintendo games aimed at five-year-olds. So, if you find yourself lost, having no idea where the next dungeon is, allow the computer to take control of your character to show you the correct route. It beats playing through the game yourself and accomplishing success all on your own. In the immortal words of Homer J. Simpson: “Can’t someone else do it?”