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kkslider5552000

ToonStuff wrote:

Sonic Lost World is actually a pretty decent game, just not a good Sonic game

I don't disagree exactly but to add an unpopular opinion to this:

The best part of Sonic Lost World was probably the Zelda DLC. Not just because I love Zelda, but because they were doing something a little different with that level that I feel might've worked better for Lost World than most of the actual levels.

SomeBitTripFan wrote:

Unpopular Game Opinion: A Link Between Worlds wasn't bad, but the non-sequential dungeon design heavily homogenized the entire game to a fault. At the very least, between reusing the overworld from ALttP and making the dungeons only need to be designed for one item, it's a low effort title in the series and doesn't have much to stand on its own with (with the major exception of Mother Maimai's theme).

I actually agree in theory but not in execution. I'm actually surprised at how interesting the dungeons were despite the weird decisions surrounding them.

But I will say, the difficulty curve sucks unless you already know how each of the dungeons are like in hindsight. And I don't like reusing LTTP's overworld, because the world of LTTP is not especially interesting.

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@Swiftstorm @Dogorilla Just a small thing to add about remasters; I feel like people get excited about them as they get a chance to play the game as they remembered rather than the old game they played years ago when older graphics looked impressive, controls were not as good, and no quality of life changes which are present in the remasters. I feel like when you are younger, you give games more slack so when you replay a game, you notice all the flaws.

I will probably come back when I think of something unpopular. I am sure I have one unpopular opinion, but my mind is blank at the moment.

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Dogorilla

@MS7000 Oh, good point. I suppose that's a big part of why games like the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro remasters sold so well.

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I don’t actually like Goldie from Animal Crossing. She’s okay, but she doesn’t talk enough. I also think Eloise is very nice and not snooty at all.

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Ralizah

Unpopular opinion: I like silent protagonists. Or, at least, I don't mind them. More often than not, the protagonist of a game is simply there to connect the player to the world around them, and I feel the player character shutting up gives the rest of a game's cast more of a chance to stand out. Also, on a personal level, I've noticed it happens far more often that I become irritated with a chatty main character (especially in a lot of modern Playstation exclusives; MY GOD) than irritated that the character I'm playing as isn't speaking.

This obviously wouldn't work with all games. But, in experiences where the player character isn't a hugely deep or defined entity, and especially ones with heavy elements of choice and relationship building, I find it easier to jive with someone who doesn't already have a strong personality they're projecting into the world via their voice acting.

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DePurpleMonkey

None of NES games have aged well

(Mario Bros. 3 is the exception)

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roy130390

Here's an unpopular one: I think that Sonic doesn't work as a 2D game and I really don't find anything exceptional about Sonicmania. I think that a 2D platformer that is too fast and is limited to just cover a certain area of vision isn't as functional as the 3D games, which done properly should allow for more room to maneuver, a lot more vision so that you can react at high speeds and more space for forgiveness in general since everything should be "bigger" one way or another than with the 2D games. The 2D games, unless you have played them several times or have really amazing reflexes, make you constantly lose momentum simply because the average player can't react to objects that appear so fast in front of you which such limited vision.

I have to say, I'm saying that the idea of platforming in Sonic works way better in 3D, but that doesn't mean that I'm saying that all of the 3D games are better. Their executions have left a lot to be desired so while it works better it hasn't been taken advantage of it properly. Between bugs, constant automatic parts, too much speed in some cases (at least to what they are going in the level you are playing) or weird/mediocre level designs, mediocre stories, constant introduction of characters that are or will be worthless eventually, weird gameplay choices like making you interact with NPCS like in Sonic 06 and gimmicks like the Werehog or Fist Bump in Sonic Forces which is an automatic win (there's room for this stuff, just more balanced or interesting) the games have simply failed to reach and define the type of platforming they should actually be.

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@DePurpleMonkey
So you've played every single one of the NES's 700+ game library (Not even counting Famicom or homebrew games) and every single game aged badly?

Or did you just play a few games on the NSO app and than judge the whole library based off the first 10 minutes of Metroid and Zelda?

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kkslider5552000

I have played I'd say...at least 130 NES games (ignoring games I haven't played since I was like 7), and based on that, most NES games don't get better than mediocre.

Though anyone who discredits Castlevania or Megaman 2 should be ignored by default.

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DePurpleMonkey

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Sorry, I should have specified most of the popular ones haven't aged really well, and no I haven't finished most of them because I just can't bring myself to do it.

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Xyphon22

I know I'm old and biased because it is what I grew up with, but I think the NES is the best system ever and most games hold up really well. It probably doesn't seem like it if you try to play them for the first time now because they are more difficult and obscure than modern games, but NES games are basically the only ones that I am able to replay to this day. They are just so pure and fun, jump right in and accomplish things. And it doesn't hurt that most of them don't require dozens of hours that I don't have time for.

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RR529

Kirby's Adventure holds up the best from what I've played, but Mario Bros. 3 is good too & I actually played a ton of the NES' Galaga port back on Wii VC as there was one of those dual Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga machines at our local laundromat (which is now sadly closed) at the time, and I got really into Galaga thanks to it (I went down & played it almost every weekend), so I bought it on VC to play at home.

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Dogorilla

I think a lot of the more simplistic NES games hold up well. Things like Balloon Fight, Mario Bros and Excitebike are still fun to play. Same goes for most platformers on the system (Kirby, Super Mario Bros, Mega Man, etc).

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Ralizah

Anything with RPG aspects has aged terribly on NES. As have exploratory games like Metroid and The Legend of Zelda.

But action games like Castlevania I + III, Mega Man 2 - 6, Contra, Super C, Ninja Gaiden, etc.? Aged amazingly well.

As have a number of the platformers, puzzle games, and a lot of the really weird, off-the-wall releases the system received.

Some of the games might be hard for modern gamers to go back to, but the majority of well-known franchises date back to the NES. It's almost staggering how many big properties began on that system.

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NotTelevision

I’ll admit a bias here, but I think the NES belongs firmly behind the Super Nintendo as best Nintendo console. There are so many games on the console that I never get tired of. But I know that is because I grew up with it.

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Cotillion

@Ralizah I, too, like silent protagonists. Two that jump out right away are Samus (initially, before they started giving her dialogue in more recent games). Super and Prime were great for it. Super not even having any dialogue after the initial recap of the first two games.
But, the best one for me off the top of my head is Gordon Freeman. I love that about those games. He never speaks, you never get cutscenes or any story outside of what Gordon himself can personally see and/or hear. It makes for a very immersive experience for me to have no information outside of what the player character can themselves observe (especially being first person). It really puts you in there as the character.

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ALinkttPresent

I think Paper Mario: Sticker Star is the best single player game on the 3DS (and yes, I have a lot of them). I always avoid the internet when I'm playing a new game so I don't get it spoiled for me, and after I beat it I was really excited to go online and read about how much everyone else loved it. I'm apparently in the minority.
The gameplay reminds me a lot of Zelda (far more than the gameplay of Breath of the Wild does). The only problem I had with it was that it was really frustrating at times to figure out what you were supposed to do next. The story was really emotional and made me cry, and I think hiding Heart Containers throughout the game instead of having an XP/level up system like most RPGs was really fun and unique. I also had a lot of fun with the parts where Mario has to come out of the page to peel something off, that was just Nintendo-y goodness.

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SomeBitTripFan

Adding to the NES discussion, Punchout and Zelda II aged pretty well. Aside from some very obscure tasks necessary to progression (namely the way to get to the Third Temple), the second game aged far better than the first.

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kkslider5552000

That I don't agree with but to be fair, I kinda suck at Zelda 2. :V

I actually like Zelda 1 as much as LTTP tbh. But LTTP is not one of my favorite Zeldas either...

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