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Mon 14th December, 2009

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TheItalianBaptist commented on Frenchy Bird is Flapping Its Way to Wii U in E...:

I know that Kalos is the pokemon world's version of France, but definitely getting major Lumiose city vibes with the buildings in the front.

Games like this will rise or fall on the company's willingness not to take themselves too seriously, which is what the trailer seems to convey and why I'm actually looking forward to this. Spikey walls may deserve the hate it gets (in my opinion it's still the best flappy bird clone out there because button presses), but the fact that rcmadiax is able to laugh at himself and simply have a good time at his job when so many indie companies take things way too seriously may be what keeps him afloat. Look at the demise of the ucraft kickstarter and the overzealousness of the trailers (we don't want your money...we want your hearts) for an opposite example.



TheItalianBaptist commented on Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Ch...:

@Joruus_Cbaoth But Smash Tour isn't the single player mode, it's "the wii u alternative to smash run", hence a multiplayer experience. Or were you talking about new classic mode, which I'm still not totally up to speed on.

And I've actually had some great memories playing mario party 2 in the dorm and monopoly with my dad, so the board game appeals to me :)



TheItalianBaptist commented on More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay H...:

8 player smash changes everything. There's a rumor that on the Nintendo website it says 2 adapters = 8 GC controllers but if the Wii U can't handle that then Hori and PDP suddenly have a market.

Edit: Scratch that. It is on the official website. But still if you want a wireless GC controller and wavebirds are expensive, this isn't a bad compromise.



TheItalianBaptist commented on Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Ch...:

Ignore the skeptics Sakurai ;)

This does look like a nice diversion, definitely not going to be a primary thing though. Just like Smash run. I especially look forward to the "use all the fighters you've collected as individual stocks" at the end. Reminds me of Marvel Vs. Capcom/King of Fighters.

@Joruus_Cbaoth: In Nintendo's defense my guess is the "true potential" is either for 8-player mode or just everything this game has to offer on the whole, in which case it is definitely satisfying.

@Everybody else: Keep it kind - Hashtag Colossians 3:12 :)



TheItalianBaptist commented on UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features a...:

A few observations on the new trailer:

1) We don't want your money - YOU LIE!
2) The contrast between the character models and the overworld is jarring, but I suppose that separates "Mighty Mike" from Steve. Hopefully we can customize him too.
3) Intergration - derp :3
3) The paint app looks promising, and supposedly that's another game due out on the eshop? Can anybody let me know?

And my thoughts on the game in general
1) There is such a thing as "stylistic suck" - making something look intentionally bad for the sake of humor, even though it plays fine. The Dangeresque series (Strong Bad 4 on Wiiware) is a good example. Whether the art style dissonance is stylistic or real suck remains to be seen.
2) How much can a game rip off another one before the original company has a right to sue? There seems to be enough original elements here to merit its existence (2-player local multiplayer, different main character, the fact that it's on Wii U at all and all the advantages that brings), and I sincerely hope that it turns out well and Microsoft is powerless to stop it. I root for the underdog :)



TheItalianBaptist commented on Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon:

Does Sakurai have time to add this as a smash bros for wii u stage? Maybe dlc?

Jk, but honestly i don't know how to feel about this. As kaze_memaryu noted, this COULD be a subversive gem if they try hard enough. Or it could just be a really bad game.

Which brings up another question...just because a game is atrocious, even admittedly so, does that mean it shouldn't have the right to exist on the platform? Maybe I'm just one of those "freedom of expression" guys (I have my limits of course...just look at my username), but are people really going to say, "yeah I know they say mario kart 8 and smash bros are amazing, but I can't support the system because right alongside them is the letter"?



TheItalianBaptist commented on The Letter Version 1.1 Update Has a New Trailer:

Saw the video...I don't get it. What new creatures? Are we talking like a slender sorta thing where there's an actual challenge? And what's with the battery meter on the top right hand screen? Looks like off-tv play I hope but could be a limit for the flashlight



TheItalianBaptist commented on Review: IQ Test (Wii U eShop):

This game will probably be more notable for the invention/popularization of "miiverse marketing" - I have yet to see a developer get so connected and personal with his audience. That's the main reason people are buying, not so much the content of the game.



TheItalianBaptist commented on Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixin...:

@Maxime I definitely appreciate your doing all the legal research (so I don't have to :). Why did the team add stuff from castlevania though when there wasn't a precedent for it like the other stuff you changed? Don't get me wrong - I totally dig dracula's castle, I just don't wanna see u guys in hotter water than necessary :)



TheItalianBaptist commented on Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixin...:

Really like both project m and brawl+. Idk if "fixing brawl" is the best choice of terms though because the pmbr goes out of its way to not come off as "brawl sux we can do better" trolls. As a future fan studies scholar I believe there is a place for fan games like this as a complement to the official ones, not a replacement. Because you need a copy of brawl to load project m, this seems like the perfect compromise to me.



TheItalianBaptist commented on Weirdness: These iPhone Mock-Ups Suggest That ...:

Nintendo has actually shown that an endless runner with the style of super mario bros. can work - the Mario clock for dsiware. I'm not suggesting that nintendo port their old games onto the iPhone but something like that might just work - as an "advertisement" like nintendo was talking about rather than an actual game. I like what @randomname19 and @nathandelune said too - warioware and brain age would be perfect - again as a supplement, not a replacement.