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Postby whatabout tim » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:05 pm

I also have that screen protector and never put it on. I have one of those sock things on my dock though :ahuh:
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Postby bluemovers » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:46 pm

cruising' through metroid now. the more powerups you find, the less of an issue the melee counter is to the pace of the game, i think. i'm enjoying it, for sure, but i'd still say it's missing something. easily an 8/10, though.

i beat M+R last week and i thoroughly enjoyed that game. it didn't overstay it's welcome, but i would've liked to see them change things up a bit more in the final world. by that time my teams were so powered up that i just steamrolled through. the 'slide boxes' puzzles were getting a bit tiring, too.

gonna download steamworld dig 2 tomorrow, though i never played the first one. i tend to dislike procedurally-generated worlds, so the sequel sounds more my speed anyway.

that Golf/Iwata tribute is really great.
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Postby chairkicker » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:04 pm

Eugenics wrote:
chairkicker wrote:i'd seen all the footage from e3, the treehouse demos and the trailers, and it already looked insane. and then this direct hits and they just one up that shit


link? i can't get enough of this damn game!


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Postby trouble » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:12 pm

i dunno, the trailers are all awesome for that game but the gameplay videos make the worlds look kind of lifeless and empty to me. Like I know people like the Galaxy Series a lot less than I do but there was something about those linear course driven levels (especially in SMG2) that really kept you moving that I really loved. The more open approach just feels like something that will feel aimless at a point unless the exploration is really exceptional (which it might be, don't get me wrong).
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Postby bluemovers » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:20 pm

trouble i was sort of feeling that same way, but this review today made me feel much better. particularly:

These places are absolutely packed and, where Breath of the Wild’s open world was an exploration of sprawling expanses, Mario Odyssey's worlds are more like jam-packed toyboxes.


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Postby Eugenics » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:25 pm

chairkicker wrote:
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chairkicker wrote:i'd seen all the footage from e3, the treehouse demos and the trailers, and it already looked insane. and then this direct hits and they just one up that shit


link? i can't get enough of this damn game!




oh yeah, i saw that. then i bought the bundle. lol
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Postby tgk » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:26 pm

honestly it looks like a re-imagining of mario sunshine (which i loved and thought was unfairly maligned) with the FLUDD gimmick being replaced by the hat.
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Postby Eugenics » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:26 pm

i was definitely hating (no pun intended!) on the hat trickery early on, but it looks really well done and compelling after watching so much of the released footage
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Postby Eugenics » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:28 pm

bitch are u a weird ass lookin mario game cuz yr the only oddeyessee
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Postby gambra » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:24 pm

Just over a week til SNES Classic hits. Who else has a preorder? Not sure if I'll end up keeping mine right off.
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Postby bluemovers » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:40 pm

so there's been a lot of speculation that the mushroom kingdom would be one of the unannounced, playable worlds. given that we know these paintings will act as portals between worlds, it appears that this video confirms it. :ryan: :ryan:

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Postby camping » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:44 pm

gambra wrote:Just over a week til SNES Classic hits. Who else has a preorder? Not sure if I'll end up keeping mine right off.


I have a pre order but it isn't scheduled to be delivered until 10/5
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Postby pzadvance » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm

trouble wrote:i dunno, the trailers are all awesome for that game but the gameplay videos make the worlds look kind of lifeless and empty to me. Like I know people like the Galaxy Series a lot less than I do but there was something about those linear course driven levels (especially in SMG2) that really kept you moving that I really loved. The more open approach just feels like something that will feel aimless at a point unless the exploration is really exceptional (which it might be, don't get me wrong).

been secretly worried about this too. i've gotten the impression from some of the footage that they designed these large, open spaces at the expense of filling them out with much detail. The red desert place certainly looks "huge" but if you're just running through miles of empty space, that might feel less like an exploration and more like a chore? i donno, i obviously havent played any of it but it's just been a simmering fear of mine based on some of the footage. i love the idea of a more open Mario game and i'm sure it's being implemented in the right way. a couple places just look sorta under-designed, even some rooms are weirdly lacking in textures it seemed.

still stoked out of my mind for almost every other aspect of this, but yeah
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Postby brent » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:37 pm

camping wrote:
gambra wrote:Just over a week til SNES Classic hits. Who else has a preorder? Not sure if I'll end up keeping mine right off.


I have a pre order but it isn't scheduled to be delivered until 10/5


i never got a pre-order but have that day off and am going to try strolling into target and hope i get one. worked for me with the switch :barney:
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Postby hatertime » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:03 pm

I mostly play my switch on my commute so I'm using handheld mode 80% of the time, tv mode feels like a special occasional upgrade. Still working through M+R but I'm about to wrap it up so I'm looking for something to tide me over until mario. With every bit of new information I get more and more excited. The way this year has been going for Nintendo I have no reason to doubt it will be amazing.
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Postby chairkicker » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:50 pm



look at that goddamned beach

there's something about a beach level in 3d mario that does it for me like nothing else
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Postby internethandle » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:19 pm

yeah that direct on that last page i casually clicked the other night in my youtube recommends and i was floored all over again. endo's totally right, each new piece of footage just ups the ante.
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Postby Zardoz » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:14 am

pzadvance wrote:
trouble wrote:i dunno, the trailers are all awesome for that game but the gameplay videos make the worlds look kind of lifeless and empty to me. Like I know people like the Galaxy Series a lot less than I do but there was something about those linear course driven levels (especially in SMG2) that really kept you moving that I really loved. The more open approach just feels like something that will feel aimless at a point unless the exploration is really exceptional (which it might be, don't get me wrong).

been secretly worried about this too. i've gotten the impression from some of the footage that they designed these large, open spaces at the expense of filling them out with much detail. The red desert place certainly looks "huge" but if you're just running through miles of empty space, that might feel less like an exploration and more like a chore? i donno, i obviously havent played any of it but it's just been a simmering fear of mine based on some of the footage. i love the idea of a more open Mario game and i'm sure it's being implemented in the right way. a couple places just look sorta under-designed, even some rooms are weirdly lacking in textures it seemed.

still stoked out of my mind for almost every other aspect of this, but yeah


all the preview vids I have seen the last couple days mention and show the game being packed with a ludicrous amount of content and the worlds seem more alive than any previous Mario title. I think this is a solid vid.
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Postby Zardoz » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:15 am

It's blowing my dang mind
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Postby Cone » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:35 am

I am so excited for this game
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Postby sleepy_boy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:44 am

There's a blog post where they describe the design philosophy behind Odyssey being to create intricate miniature gardens not giant open worlds. So hopefully the worlds will be dense with things to do. https://nintendotreehouse.tumblr.com/po ... s-in-a-box
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Postby tgk » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:08 am

it's definitely looking like a sunshine/3d world hybrid
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Postby whatabout tim » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:37 pm

Woah, picross s is coming to the switch digitally next week for $8.
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Postby gradient » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:08 pm

anyone playing steamworld dig 2? how is it?
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Postby bluemovers » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:42 pm

i downloaded steamworld dig 2 this AM but i am holding off until i finish up metroid, which should hopefully be tonight/tomorrow.

word on the street is that walmarts and targets are going to have a shit ton of SNES Classics available next friday. the only good thing about that bundle that i got is that it doesn't ship until october, so if i snag one at retail next friday i should still be able to cancel the bundle.
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Postby tgk » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:47 pm

where are you getting this "should have a shit ton" info?
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Postby bluemovers » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:51 pm

just been following the NeoGAF thread
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Postby emotional fascism » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:53 pm

holy shit @that handheld Doom footage.
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