At first glance, Deadly Creatures would appear to be a 3D fighter, but according to the title's lead designer, Jordan Itkowitz, who spoke to us for clarification, there's much more to the game than initially meets the eye. "The game offers a mix of combat and platforming-based exploration using the main characters' unique attacks and abilities," he said.
I think this one's going on my list of games to watch for.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 2, 2008 18:43:10 GMT -5
IGN has posted new hands-on impressions for this game, and personally, I think it's sounding really good! They have a bunch of early gameplay videos with the scorpion, and they describe some of the Remote+Nunchuck controls, which include some clever motion control. They also touch on the story a bit, which I also think sounds very intriguing and clever.
I have to say I'm really looking forward to learning more about this game!
the game is sounding quite good, and the combat was pretty neat too, the Gila Monster survival part was quite interesting.
Things I like:
The creepy-icky feeling I get from looking at the scorpion, considering the fact that's it's just a 3-D model of a scopion and not a real one.
Things I hope will change:
The yellow blood, it's cool and all, but I'm heard bugs have can have blood that is blue or green (for example, spiders have blue blood because of copper in it unlike our red blood which has iron in it).
I know their is real time shadows but they look a little like they are bouncing around the walls sometimes.
All in all for an early build of the game it is looking very promising.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 6, 2008 14:08:23 GMT -5
Kotaku has posted a new preview. It doesn't really say anything we haven't heard before, but the author seems very positive about it.
At the end of the article, it adds, "The rep told me that Deadly Creatures is aimed at Wii users who have been waiting for something a little more mature to play than the usual brightly-colored fare, and this sure looks like a fun choice - especially if you're as vaguely sadistic as I am and love watching things eat each other on National Geographic."
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 20, 2008 21:40:33 GMT -5
IGN has a ton of new gameplay videos, featuring the tarantula. I think this is the first real look we've gotten of solid gameplay footage. There's also a new preview article. It says the story will actually be fairly deep, and there will be celebrity voice talent for the human characters.
To prevent a quadruple-hit from Nester, and to show somebody else is actually thinking about this game... I keep coming back to it and hoping it's half-decent. As always, I am highly sceptical, but the premise is intriguing.
We've finally been seeing some original ideas hitting the Wii, and the best part is that many of them are "traditional" videogames (which Nintendo doesn't seem to make any more...)
So I'm hoping this will be good enough to pick up, although as always I am going to wait for the reviews (I've even started doing it with first-party games now)
Seeing the tarantula doing those combat moves was kinda disappointing. It makes the games seem... fake. I was kinda hoping that you did more stuff, like when you pounced on a bigger foe you repeatedly press the button to inject venom. Then when your enemy is dead, you can carry the body off somewhere because if you left it out in the open, it will attract larger predators! You know stuff like that.
Not just, crawl around and fight stuff, like I'm seeing here.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5