Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 13, 2010 23:15:19 GMT -5
Here is a new interview with Trey Smith that clears up a few details.
There will be no create a character, and no online. But those things will be added to a sequel if the first one is successful enuff. (He actually sounds kind of disparaging when it comes to online gaming with the Wii.)
There will be over 100 unlockables. They're still working on trying to get more secret characters in the game.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 28, 2010 18:12:19 GMT -5
I guess 1up is working on an NBA Jam feature. You can see a little preview for it in this video.
UPDATE: 1up's feature is actually a comprehensive behind-the-scenes feature that will be updated all week!
You can find the first part, as well as subsequent parts, here.
This particular part caught my eye:
Is there a risk that the game is too faithful -- a graphically updated version of the original without much new? The answer there comes with EA's PR and marketing campaign, which to date has focused on the new art style and classic similarities, but will soon start revealing features like Remix mode -- where players compete at custom challenges, like seeing who can break the other team's backboard first -- and Boss Battles, where players take on NBA legends in 1-on-1 challenges that each have their own twist.
Yes! I was wondering if breaking the backboard would be in this version! It was in the original Jam, but it was taken out of subsequent games because the NBA didn't like it (or so I heard). But it's such a great touch and adds a lot of drama, so I'm glad to see confirmation that it's coming back!
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 29, 2010 19:06:12 GMT -5
Today's feature is a video on focus testing, which is really interesting.
Interesting side note: At the end of the video, Trey Smith mentions that he doesn't know anyone who doesn't do focus testing now days. That reminded me that I saw a debate over on the Gamespite forums about how Warren Spector changed some of his ideas for Epic Mickey (specifically that Mickey's appearance no longer changes based on whether or not you play as a villain) because of focus testing. Apparently, someone thought that relying on focus testing undermined Spector's original vision.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jul 22, 2010 21:19:51 GMT -5
Triple post! He's on fire!!!
In an interview with The Kartel, Trey Smith gave an update to the possibility of online functionality in NBA Jam:
Its online-play which Smith mentioned to me “is going to be close” in having it ready in time for release. “I played the online mode recently and it’s still clunky, so we’ve got two guys working very hard to get it perfect,” he told me. Here’s hoping for the game-winner.
Post by Dances in Undergarments on Jul 30, 2010 22:24:36 GMT -5
Hell yeah Rodman!
There's talk this is coming to XBLA / PSN now. Having this built into my system for a quick match here and there would be rather good, I hope EA clarify if its got all the content of the Wii version or not (I'm happy to pay the AU$50 for the Wii version, personally, but $20 or whatever it is for a downloadable version of the same thing would be fucking sweeeeet).
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nocturnal YL: ↑ Might warrant its own thread, but I think mixing rhythm and other genres usually resuls in gameplay too difficult for many. I can't handle it well either, judging from my scores in Dedede's Drum Dash.
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nocturnal YL: ↑ For me personally, it simply hasn't been considered. It's a download-only game (until now) from a series I'm unfamiliar with and didn't feel like trying out.
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