We'd like to see Nintendo step out of its comfort zone a bit when it comes to game titles with some new IPs and maybe even a new direction entirely in the kind of fantasy platformers it's associated with and their almost guaranteed success.
We have to be careful here though because, while we say all this, we don't for one minute want to see the back of the likes of Zelda (that'd be crazy talk, why did you even for a minute fathom such a notion?) they're the reason we love Nintendo in the first place.
But let's take a little mite like Sackboy; he's has shown that it's never too late to introduce and give a new face the privilege of mascot duties. Sure, Sony didn't really have a face of PlayStation before (Sackboy's a bit of a part-timer at best as well) and we doubt any combination of pixels will manage to match the likes of Super Mario, but Mega George, the British bus driver might not go amiss. OK we'll leave the character development to the pros.
The idea of new franchises with new faces isn't just about some superficial photo ops though. Nintendo has created the best and most iconic gaming characters in the history of everything.
With new faces, we're hoping, will come new mechanics, new stories and generally new ideas. It'll also mean more focus towards the core and a slight shift, if nothing more, away from the family friendly shovelware the Wii seems have become the home of.
Who better to take a creative leap than Nintendo and when better than with the launch of a new console?
Do we not salivate enough when it comes to Trophies and Achievements? Have we not spent enough early morning hours striving for Platinum for Nintendo to realise that we absolutely love the things?
We don't know what it is about a little graphic appearing in the corner of our screens (or at the bottom, in the middle, flying in circles diagonally across - doesn't matter) and a happy little noise that seems to say, "Aw well done you!", there's just something about these hollow hollow reward systems that gives us more satisfaction than seeing an old nemesis stub his toe.
Some sort of achievement system is crucial for the core and we reckon Grandma wouldn't mind a bit of a pat on the back from a bundle of circuit boards every now and then either. The old gal still likes to feel appreciated after all.
The inclusion of icon-based rewards are likely to help in the battle against the pre-owned market as well, thanks to their worryingly addictive nature. How many times has your mum/wife/husband/local MP been standing at the door saying, "Come on Jason, time to trade that game in now." Only to get an angry response along the lines of "But I've only completed 97 percent!"
Exactly. Come on Nintendo, everyone's a winner with Achievements.
The great thing about Nintendo is that you can never pre-empt what its next move is going to be. A brick-like, motion-sensing wand at a time when the pad is king? Didn't see that one coming. A 3D handheld that doesn't need glasses? Can it even be done?
Ninty keeps pulling a fast one on us, which would usually leave us feeling like mugs except for the fact that we've benefited immensely every time.
The truth is Nintendo is one of those companies that prides itself on being unpredictable and innovative. There are just so many different directions it could go with the Wii 2 and probably even more that we can't even conceive.
We're not saying there should be a Nintendo dildo bundled with the Wii 2, but we've seen some pretty crazy takes on the Wii-mote from third parties so the controller itself is mine of untapped potential.
Anything's possible, we wouldn't even rule out a Wii 2 boat... Oh wait, no.
Whatever happens, the most important thing for Nintendo to scribble on its To Do list is "Innovate". As long as Ninty keeps setting the trend rather than following it we're sure we'll be surprised by a new take on console gaming when the Wii 2 finally arrives. With Nintendo's track record, we've just got to have a little bit of faith.