Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 22, 2009 21:11:55 GMT -5
We've talked about this game a bit in the game announcements thread. It's been on the fringe of my radar for a while now. I'm not quite sold on it, but it has my attention.
To sum up, it's a Smash Bros-style fighting game, developed by Game Arts ( who worked on Brawl) and former members of Team Ninja. It's not a tie-in to any particular Ninja Turtles series, movie or comic. Rather, it seems to be a mash-up of different TMNT continuities. (The art style is based on the 2007 animated film, but the game also includes things like the Technodrome from the 1987 series, and Cyber Shredder from the latest season of the new series). The game also includes an online mode.
Ubisoft has made no attempt to hide the fact that they're copying Smash Bros. Brawl. In fact, they seem to be encouraging people to draw parallels, obviously because they want fans of Brawl to get interested in this game, too.
1up held a game night with Smash-Up a couple of months ago, and they indicated that it was a fun party game, but not as deep as Brawl (at least, based on the preview build they had).
Here's the official site and IGN's developer's blog. It's currently scheduled for released in North American on September 22, and in Europe on 25 September.
Anyway, I was wondering what you guys' opinions were on this game.
Post by wanderingshadow on Aug 24, 2009 14:40:56 GMT -5
This game interests me. I wish that they had included some special moves, but I like the Turtles enough to let that go. The character choices they made seem pretty good, though I did do a WTF at the Fuigitoid. All he ever does is run while the Turtles fight off the bad guys. I do hope they make room for some of the lesser known characters like Nobody or Nano.
Post by parrothead on Aug 26, 2009 23:20:20 GMT -5
I see that the logo is based on the one for the 1987 animated series, while the looks of the Ninja Turtles are a combination of their looks from the 1984 comic series/2003 animated series and the 2007 computer animated film. The Shredder's look is based on his 2003 animated series look.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 27, 2009 14:14:13 GMT -5
It seems to me that the character models are pulled directly from the 2007 animated film (with the exception of the characters that didn't appear in it). It explains the odd presences of "ninja April" and the Night Watcher. (It's strange they didn't just make the latter an alternate costume for Raphael since other characters seem to have alternate costumes.)
That's what I'm saying. Now I noticed that their 2007 CGI movie looks are probably inspired by their looks from the first three movies and Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. In fact, the CGI movie takes place after the third movie (the one the AVGN dislikes).
Recently, their 4Kids looks have changed for some reason in the new season titled "TMNT: Back to the Sewer". They now have pupils, unless if they enter the cyber world. While thinking about this, I remember when they had pupils at young ages whether wearing their headstraps or not, but at their adult age (after watching the episode where Donatello met the artist with a jewel-straped pencil), their pupils can only be seen with their headstraps off.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2009 0:40:57 GMT -5 by parrothead
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