Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
So the picture I'm getting from the trailer is "Super-powerful ground attacks, nimble, and tons of super armor, but lightweight, bad air attacks, and poor recovery." Trailers always make the characters look overpowered, so I'm not going to make any judgment on how powerful or not that makes him.
Has Ross like...never heard of Kaizo Mario or IWBTG? Default Dan is absolutely nothing that hasn't been done to utter death for almost ten years now.
Eh... speaking from experience, Default Dan has a totally different feel. It doesn't come across in pure video-- trust me, no matter how much you think you could totally effortlessly learn to invert all the tropes every platform game ever has relied on for years, you'll find yourself falling for it over and over and over again. Kaizo Mario and IWBTG are more about being pointlessly cruel.
Hero Mode is fantastic for the "sense of progression", because you go from "you can survive a second successive hit only if you pick up two hearts in the intervening time" to "I have finally restored my damage scale to my unarmored state at the start of the first game".
Its funny that Luntz says that we don't need safety nets because our neighbors should just help us out when we're in a tough spot, when the entire premise of our government, as told by our founding fathers, is that "men are not angels."
If we could rely on our neighbors, we wouldn't need government. But since we can't rely on them, government it is.
To say nothing of the fact that, at least in my adorably naive worldview, the fact that we have a representative system of government means that the government is our neighbors!