Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 15, 2015 16:45:58 GMT -5
I've picked up the game, but haven't played it yet. Reviews haven't been too kind, but NISA only provided review copies of the Wii U and 3DS versions, not the original Wii version. Apparently, the differences between them are pretty dramatic, however, with the original Wii version being superior. (Even Yuji Naka recommends the Wii version.)
Here's a really good comparison video:
It's kinda ridiculous that the Wii U version is a port of the 3DS game and not at least an up-res of the Wii version. It's too bad that the better version of the game will likely end up being an obscure collectable.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 4, 2016 15:12:20 GMT -5
This looks strange. Why not just combine them into one version? A single Wii U version with Wii's lighting and control would do.
I thought about buying this, but I'm not quite sure. My motivation is that I have only one third party Wii U title (that is actually multiplatform) and want another, and it's unlikely that the system will get any more. There are a few exceptions, but I'm not interested in playing Silver Star Shogi or Taiko Drum Master. But it wouldn't make much sense here if the recommendation is to throw away the Wii U version and stick to Wii (my current setup makes it difficult to play Wii games too). Not sure if I'll like something that looks like a 3D Sonic, either. I liked Sonic Adventure 1, but all those chains and predetermined paths make me feel like I'm not playing a platformer at all.
Maybe I should give it up. I don't even have all Nintendo-published titles I want, which is in turn because I'm still struggling with the 100% completion of certain games.
And I do wonder what's your take on the game. Have you played or even finished it, and how was it like?
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 4, 2016 21:29:03 GMT -5
I did play and finish the Wii version last year. I only played the Wii U version just a little bit, but I had trouble getting used to the awkward controls (it really was meant for the Remote), and I just didn't enjoy the slower pace. (And honestly, it made me a bit motion sick, but I can be prone to that. Even the Wii version affected me a little, but not as much.)
With respect to the Wii version, it does have similarities to the Sonic Adventure games. It's like they made an entire game based on Sonic's homing attack mechanic. In that regard, it's really not a platform game, but a flying game. The fun and challenge comes more from chaining together attacks and racking up combos. The levels are a mix between linear paths and wide-open explorable areas.
If you have no interest in the Wii version, I really can't recommend buying it for Wii U version. Kadokawa tried to turn it into a more traditional adventure game instead of the action-arcade style it was designed as, but it really just breaks it and loses the appeal of the Wii version.
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
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nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
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Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
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Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
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nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
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nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
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nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
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Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
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Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
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Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
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Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
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Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
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Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
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Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
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Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
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Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
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nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
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