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.
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
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5