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  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think my least favorite video game memory was playing Fester's Quest on a black and white screen. If you know of that game you can probably guess why.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    As far as I'm concerned

    Mario Sunshine is the only Mario game you're allowed to dislike and still lay a legitimate claim to good taste

    Maybe Mario 2 USA. Maybe.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mario 2 is amazing

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I like it

    but not nearly as much as the other Marios

    same goes for sunshine but I like mario 2 more than sunshine

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'd really like to get around to trying NSMB Wii

    But the control method is really stupid

    I didn't like the DS one but the Wii version looks worlds better in terms of not being so...bland.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Man, I loved both NSMB games

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    What

    the control method is identical to the NES

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  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2010
    Sunshine almost killed the Mario franchise, which is a shame, considering it was basically their first attempt at a radically new gameplay mechanic since Mario 2. Too bad it sucked.

    I just wish Nintendo had taken the level design ingenuity for the Galaxy games and applied it to a brand new character, and bothered to create some kind of interesting story for it all. They've been taking all their best gameplay ideas and "lazifying" them for years.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    What

    the control method is identical to the NES

    Except the NES remote didn't have some uncomfortable as fuck indentation under the D-pad where the B trigger is

    My point is fuck Nintendo for making something like the Classic Controller then not letting you use it in a 2D Mario game.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Homestuck game with Galaxy engine

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Larlar wrote: »
    Sunshine almost killed the Mario franchise, which is a shame, considering it was basically their first attempt at a radically new gameplay mechanic since Mario 2. Too bad it sucked.

    I just wish Nintendo had taken the level design ingenuity for the Galaxy games and applied it to a brand new character, and bothered to create some kind of interesting story for it all. They've been taking all their best gameplay ideas and "lazifying" them for years.

    Stories are really not what I want out of Nintendo games

    Their job is to pick a type of gameplay, reduce it to its purest point, and perfect it

    This is a job they are very good at

    Their games tend to suck when they try and do something else

    See: Other M, Mario Sunshine

    Also Mario 64 was more innovative than Sunshine by several orders of magnitude. It was a game entirely composed of mechanics that had literally never been done before.

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  • TLHTLH Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I remember buying a N64 before there were even games released for it. Just sat at home and waited. Mario64 was certainly worth that weight.

    I also remember making fun of games like Wave Racer64. Then playing the demo in store, and immediately buying it.

    I also made fun of the idea of Super Smash Bros. (don't ask me why) and then played it in a Best Buy for like 3 hours and then bought a Gamecube then and there just so I could get SSB.

    I miss playing the Mario Galaxy's....but I bought a 360, and not a Wii.... I feel the younger me would try to beat my ass for such a decision.

    e. Also, was I the only person who liked Mario Sunshine? I mean, I didn't like the villagers, and a lot of the crap in it, but I'll be damned if that game wasn't just total fun to play.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Homestuck game with Galaxy engine

    Dammit Anti

    Ideas this good should be illegal unless you can actually make them happen

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  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2010
    Larlar wrote: »
    Sunshine almost killed the Mario franchise, which is a shame, considering it was basically their first attempt at a radically new gameplay mechanic since Mario 2. Too bad it sucked.

    I just wish Nintendo had taken the level design ingenuity for the Galaxy games and applied it to a brand new character, and bothered to create some kind of interesting story for it all. They've been taking all their best gameplay ideas and "lazifying" them for years.

    Stories are really not what I want out of Nintendo games

    Their job is to pick a type of gameplay, reduce it to its purest point, and perfect it

    This is a job they are very good at

    Their games tend to suck when they try and do something else

    See, but it's this kind of mentality that gets to me. We've dealt with them doing this for so long that we've basically become desensitized to it. Instead of pushing them to make a better all-around game, we make excuses for their deliberate shortcomings.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I liked Sunshine. Of course it's bottom of the replay pile compared to the other 3d mario games.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    If Nintendo made a great Zelda game with a really fantastic story

    I just

    I don't even know what I'd do

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  • bwaniebwanie Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Also what the fuck Yoshi's Island is amazing and anyone that thinks otherwise is a poop.

    i did not like the eggshooting or the baby mechanics. loved everything else but that made the game a chore to play through.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Homestuck game with Galaxy engine

    Dammit Anti

    Ideas this good should be illegal unless you can actually make them happen

    :mrgreen:

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Larlar wrote: »
    Larlar wrote: »
    Sunshine almost killed the Mario franchise, which is a shame, considering it was basically their first attempt at a radically new gameplay mechanic since Mario 2. Too bad it sucked.

    I just wish Nintendo had taken the level design ingenuity for the Galaxy games and applied it to a brand new character, and bothered to create some kind of interesting story for it all. They've been taking all their best gameplay ideas and "lazifying" them for years.

    Stories are really not what I want out of Nintendo games

    Their job is to pick a type of gameplay, reduce it to its purest point, and perfect it

    This is a job they are very good at

    Their games tend to suck when they try and do something else

    See, but it's this kind of mentality that gets to me. We've dealt with them doing this for so long that we've basically become desensitized to it. Instead of pushing them to make a better all-around game, we make excuses for their deliberate shortcomings.

    They are making better all around games though

    Galaxy was insanely good, and Galaxy 2 somehow topped it. Replacing all the characters with new ones or adding cutscenes in between levels wouldn't have made the gameplay any better.

    The Metroid series has been awesome up until Other M, and Other M wasn't bad for lack of experimentation

    Zelda's admittedly gotten a little stagnant but they're generally pretty good about recognizing when that happens and taking it as a cue to shake things up so I've got pretty good hopes for Skyward Sword.

    New Kirby looks awesome, DKC can get away with being samey since it's been so long since one's come out, Starfox is basically a lost cause

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ocarina of Time pretty much had the perfect level of story for a Zelda game

  • DMACDMAC Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I still don't see why people are excited about the new Kirby outside of the art style

    He doesn't suck up enemies and gain abilities

    That's what Kirby is

    He's named after a goddamn vacuum for Christ's sake

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    are you saying you didn't like Super Mario 64

    you monster

    I only played it at demo kiosks initially, and the Nintendo 64 controller is an affront to God and man

    I never played the game proper until the Wii Virtual Console

    I didn't dig it, but I mean, it was ten years old at that time

    I was eleven and I loved it

    the N64 controller was unconventional but I didn't have a real problem playing games with it

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ocarina of Time pretty much had the perfect level of story for a Zelda game

    No way man

    Majora's Mask

    the one where every character had their own personal story and you could get as deeply entangled with the world as you wanted to

    Someone posted this over in GnT

    Pretty good odds that it's just speculation nonsense but the game is even better than it already was if it's true so I'm cool with giving it the benefit of the doubt

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    that mushroom is so happy to be squeezed

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Majora's Mask is the worst Zelda game

    Fact

    Except for Zelda II

    Even more factual

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  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    zelda II wasnt bad shut up

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  • LarlarLarlar Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited September 2010
    I still don't see why people are excited about the new Kirby outside of the art style

    He doesn't suck up enemies and gain abilities

    That's what Kirby is

    He's named after a goddamn vacuum for Christ's sake

    It helps if you just think of it as Little Big Planet for the Wii.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Majora's Mask was the best Zelda game
    Speed Racer continues to be a man of impeccable taste

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Zelda 2 is the worst anything

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I honestly think that kind of storytelling is the best sort to use for video games, where the story's out there for you to find and put together and not given to you in cutscenes.

    Majora's Mask does it, the Metroid Primes do it (mostly the first one though), the Team ICO games do it, Bioshock does it, HL2 does it (I think? I didn't really play it)

    oh and look that is just a list of all the games people cite when they talk about good storytelling in games

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I still don't see why people are excited about the new Kirby outside of the art style

    He doesn't suck up enemies and gain abilities

    That's what Kirby is

    He's named after a goddamn vacuum for Christ's sake

    All people want from Nintendo is to have familiar names in the game title.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    HL2 has cutscenes, but you can walk around in them and throw random crap at the dudes head until he stops talking

    edit: I guess they are more like events?

    There are times when you can't do anything while watching stuff, but that is only because Gordon himself is incapacitated somehow.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Larlar wrote: »
    I still don't see why people are excited about the new Kirby outside of the art style

    He doesn't suck up enemies and gain abilities

    That's what Kirby is

    He's named after a goddamn vacuum for Christ's sake

    It helps if you just think of it as Little Big Planet for the Wii.

    But that's even worse

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    Magya! | Sometimes I stream PS4 games here | PSN: UnbreakableVow
  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Larlar wrote: »
    I still don't see why people are excited about the new Kirby outside of the art style

    He doesn't suck up enemies and gain abilities

    That's what Kirby is

    He's named after a goddamn vacuum for Christ's sake

    It helps if you just think of it as Little Big Planet for the Wii.

    But that's even worse

    UV this horrible

    horrible

    normally I'd be calling you horrible for such an opinion but I am still grateful about you sending me Afrika last Christmas (even though, unlike now, you were completely right about it not being very good)

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    majora's mask is incredible

    fuck the haters

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I honestly think that kind of storytelling is the best sort to use for video games, where the story's out there for you to find and put together and not given to you in cutscenes.

    Majora's Mask does it, the Metroid Primes do it (mostly the first one though), the Team ICO games do it, Bioshock does it, HL2 does it (I think? I didn't really play it)

    oh and look that is just a list of all the games people cite when they talk about good storytelling in games

    BioShock gives you all the important bits, and you can just find out a lot of neat side touches by picking up audio tapes

    HL2 is like "The world is in a state of oppression. Now go from point to point without any motivation whatsoever. Ravenholm is supposed to be scary for some reason."

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Crashmo wrote: »
    HL2 has cutscenes, but you can walk around in them and throw random crap at the dudes head until he stops talking

    edit: I guess they are more like events?

    There are times when you can't do anything while watching stuff, but that is only because Gordon himself is incapacitated somehow.

    Yeah I know that

    Most of the games I listed have at least a few cutscenes

    but isn't a lot of the story figured out by like finding old newspapers or listening to the bad guy scientist's radio show or whatever

    Or just piecing together how an area came to be like it is

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Zelda II didn't necessarily strike me as bad

    just ridiculously fucking hard

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