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).
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.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
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.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
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.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5