Right, this is pretty straightforward. I would like to know whether you prefer the new kind of graphics on the Game Boy Advance (as stunning as the SNES ever was) or the back-to-basics style of the classic Game Boy.
If you want a better comparison, you could do worse than compare GB Donkey Kong to Mario vs. Donkey Kong (its spiritual, yet pre-rendered cousin). If that's unfair, then how about comparing something plain like the Super Mario Land games to something as luscious as Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
No, I'm not trying to catch anybody out or anything. I'm just wondering whether you prefer the simple, no-guesses style of the original Game Boy (and indeed most NES and SNES games) or the flashy graphics possible on the Game Boy Advance. I suppose it's "functional vs. style".
If you think flashy graphics impact on gameplay negatively or positively then here's your chance to say so... or if you think they both have their good points in different ways then say so too... But I'm just wondering, in general, which you prefer on a 2D handheld system like the Game Boy. Personally I think, as pretty as some Game Boy Advance games are, they can't hold a candle to the functional graphics of the original Game Boy.
But hey, I'll find out on Friday whether the new Zelda can convert me to the style camp
I like 2-D games that push boundaries, but I hate handheld 3-D games. But I still voted for stunning. Though I'm against the Legend Of Zelda games being realeased for the Game Boy Advance. Honestly, the Collector's Edition should have been made available to everyone.
I like the good graphics that are on GBA games, such as how Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green got better over its first 2 Pokemon Game Boy games. Then onto 3rd-party GBA games: Take a look at Duke Nukem Advance, it was in 3D and the voice/sound effects are still there like in the PC game, Duke Nukem 3D. When I first played Grand Theft Auto Advance [GBA], I was amazed about how the graphics looked like even in the format of 2D, and the stunning gameplay and features like in the GTA games on PS2/XBox as well as blood that exists in the game that made this title rated M for Mature, but sometimes in a game like this, the FPS gets a little choppy. Every time I play my GBA games at home, I use the Game Boy Player, in which is connected to the Nintendo Gamecube. Sometimes before I buy GameBoy Advance games, I read the reviews first at GameFAQs to see if it's a good game.
I consider the Donkey Kong Land games to be a misjudged "Style" option rather than a functional option. For a start, prerendered graphics on top of prerendered backgrounds when you only have three colours to play on just doesn't work.
The Donkey Kong Land games, in my opinion, are the worst ever offenders of style over function... because in the end they were neither, and were virtually unplayable.
I bought the first Donkey Kong Land game because I didn't have a SNES, and hoped I would be getting a game as good as Donkey Kong Country. Instead I got a game where I could barely see where I was going or any moving enemies around me. I never bought another DKL game.
Post by legendofnintendo on Dec 21, 2004 7:54:04 GMT -5
My vote goes to Gameboy Advance. Some games don't work without color like Tetris and nothing beats SNES games. But I would have much prefered that Nintendo made a fourth Gameboy with four or more buttons before venturing into 3D handhelds.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
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Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
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Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
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