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grumblegrumble

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Just downloaded this and I've got to say, it's one helluva cool game ;) It takes 320 blocks of space. It mixes old school Game & Watch type scenes with new 3D battle comic style scenes. This game's got class! I'm very surprised because it's by UFO Interactive, who isn't known for their uhem quality titles. I think perhaps they've made their mark here, though. Just started playing it so further impressions will be coming. Let me know what the rest of you guys think...

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I was hoping this would be good.
As usual I will wait for the Nintendo Life review.
I'll probably also look at gameplay videos and video reviews.

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It combines gameplay from (so far as I can tell after playing for 45 minutes) Game & Watch's ball, parachute, and other games. The "ball" clone is you basically bouncing bombs off of your feet and it can be pretty tough at first. Every time you "continue" you shave 5 minutes off of your entire gameplay time (yes, there is a counter at the top of the elevator.) I died for good on the 4th or 5th floor. From what I can tell there's no high score board, but I need to look around a bit more. Loving this, though. Innovative and different, for sure!

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RR529

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Nintendo World Report gave it a 4.5/10. Said G&W inspired levels were poorly paced, and felt like a cr*ppy version of Donkey Kong. Said that the beat 'em up segments get really repetitive fast.

I'll still wait for NL's review, but it's not looking good.

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I wonder how many reviewers will give it low score just because its made by UFO...

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I wonder how many reviewers will give it low score just because its made by UFO...

None. I've never heard of a reviewer (professional) judge a game by the people who made it.

I know NWR's was low, but that's only one review. Others may like it (look at Bird Mania 3D, which got wildy differing reviews).

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RR529 wrote:

TwilightPoint wrote:

I wonder how many reviewers will give it low score just because its made by UFO...

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None. I've never heard of a reviewer (professional) judge a game by the people who made it.

I know NWR's was low, but that's only one review. Others may like it (look at Bird Mania 3D, which got wildy differing reviews).

That's nice to hear. :)
I suppose it varies with the reviewers personal opinion though.

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cyclopticxander

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It's pretty cool, but how on earth do you beat the boss who just stands there and throws knives? I couldn't even get a hit in on him.

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RR529 wrote:

None. I've never heard of a reviewer (professional) judge a game by the people who made it.

I'm pretty sure I've heard a reviewer from NL be skeptical about a game before it was released because of the publisher. I think it can sway opinions if people have certain expectations and then focus on the weak points or strong points of a game that agree with those expectations. I'm going to wait for a few reviews of this game, because reviews can differ by a lot sometimes.

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iphys wrote:

RR529 wrote:

None. I've never heard of a reviewer (professional) judge a game by the people who made it.

I'm pretty sure I've heard a reviewer from NL be skeptical about a game before it was released because of the publisher. I think it can sway opinions if people have certain expectations and then focus on the weak points or strong points of a game that agree with those expectations. I'm going to wait for a few reviews of this game, because reviews can differ by a lot sometimes.

People will always let personal opinion get in the way of reviews - it just comes from the subjective viewpoint reviews are based on. The best reviewers dont let this become an issue, but yes some reviewers will judge this game more harshly for being from UFO. None the less - it shouldnt be hard to find good sources of info on a game beyond a few reviews. You'd be stupid if you always purchased games based on a single review though - that's just one persons opinion.

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Gamer83

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I never trust reviews when it comes to 3DSWare games because reviewers don't know what the hell they want. Bird Mania 3D was bashed big time by a fair amount of reviewers but the game is actually really fun. I'm downloading Johnny Kung Fu right now, I hope I like it but if not I'll just be more careful when it comes to downloading future games from UFO.

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I'm pretty sure I've heard a reviewer from NL be skeptical about a game before it was released because of the publisher.

Without question we're nervous about developers who have underwhelmed us in the past, and excited about new titles from those who make the games we enjoy. Why wouldn't we be? We want to have fun, too.

But rest assured that every review takes into account that particular game's merits and demerits. We may mention the developer or other games in order to provide a frame of reference for the reader, but no game gets dismissed or praised on the strength or weakness of the developer alone. We will always evaluate a game for what it is. :)

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I just want Johnny because I am a Game and watch addict. A BIG ONE. Is it worth the buy if you just simply like those styled games? NWR did give this a 4.5 out of 10

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This review is a little more promising:
http://thegamefanatics.com/video-game-review/johnny-kung-fu-r...

I'm definitely not taking the plunge on this game right away. I thought it was going to be awesome based on the trailer, but maybe not.

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" Fun Action, Looks Great, Retro Style Works Wonderfully"

That's all I need, I'm going to buy it the next time I pick up a 3DS card.

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Gamer83

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The beat 'em up levels are fun, the old game and watch based levels are hit and miss. I have to be honest though, I kind of regret buying it at the current asking price. But, if it's ever on sale for $1.99 or cheaper through an EShop promotion it's worth a look.

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Odnetnin

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Turns out I'm reviewing this (!), so look forward to that. I'll try to post some impressions later, too.

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Ouch, I don't know what the odds are of this going on sale for $1.99. I hope it's better than that.

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I think this is unforgiving, and I don't even think BIT.TRIP is unforgiving.

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Philip_J_Reed wrote:

I'm pretty sure I've heard a reviewer from NL be skeptical about a game before it was released because of the publisher.

Without question we're nervous about developers who have underwhelmed us in the past, and excited about new titles from those who make the games we enjoy. Why wouldn't we be? We want to have fun, too.

But rest assured that every review takes into account that particular game's merits and demerits. We may mention the developer or other games in order to provide a frame of reference for the reader, but no game gets dismissed or praised on the strength or weakness of the developer alone. We will always evaluate a game for what it is. :)

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