Madworld is a brand new Wii game from Sega and Platinumgames (aka the heads of Clover Studios, Capcom's unique development studio that brought us Okami and Viewtiful Joe before its closure) that looks to push the Mature rating to its limits. The game's graphics are only three colors - black, white, and red. You can probably guess what is red - the blood, hearts ripped from your opponents, and items that can be used to slaughter your foes. With a Smash TV-like premise and its over-the-top violence, Madworld could be a mega-hit, and it certainly stands out from the glut of casual Wii titles.
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Well, this certainly looks interesting! A big surprise that it's landing on the Wii. I wonder if it will pass the censors
It's finally looking like Nintendo's aim to move developers away from muddy brown "realism" and to experiment with art direction are paying off. Many of the best games on the Wii have very striking styles.
*stares at games* Time to do some trade-ins, methinks!
Some info from MTV has revealed on where the "signpost stabbing" in the game comes from.
“There’s a lot of those games out there where you use daggers to stab people,” he explained — cheerfully mind you. “But stabbing daggers through people is so normal and everyone does it. So we were thinking if we put a sign on it, an everyday signpost, it would be more fun and more creative.”
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Offline mutliplayer has been confirmed to be in the game from the official website.
Nintendo Power has said there's an attack in the game where "you shove a trumpet up a man’s butt, and he’ll stumble about in a daze, playing a tune for you."
Finally SEGA sent out a Madworld holiday poem.
Twas a night before DeathWatch, when all through downtown Not a person was stirring, since being stomped to the ground. The bodies were hung on the rosebushes with care, In hopes that more enemies would soon appear.
Jack was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of beating hearts danced in his head; Jack with a sign post, the Bull in a tire wrap, Impaled and put down for a long winters nap.
When out at the train station there arose such a splatter, Everyone ran to see what was the matter. Towards the commotion, they flew like a flash, A game show was announced, winners paid cash.
The moon in the breast of the newly-fallen blood-stained snow, Gave the luster of mid-day to environmental weapons below. When, what to my wondering dark eyes should sit But a chainsaw, a spiked bat and daggers! OH S#!%
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