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by Crisis
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 135829

Re: What are you playing today?

The courses in modern Mario Kart are explicitly not lifted from the games. They are concepts ("airport", "San Francisco", "Candyland") that have had a Mario theme applied to them. The roster is pretty uninspiring. I don't think it's a particularly pressing issue, but when you consider that 7 charact...
by Crisis
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 135829

Re: What are you playing today?

Coming into Mario Kart 8 out of Sonic & All-Stars, I'm struck by how much better themed MK8 is. Literally everything is Mario-themed in some way, with the possible exception of the (pointless) "Crazy Eight" item. It's like playing through a Mario-themed Disneyland. The replay feature at the end of e...
by Crisis
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: What are you playing today?
Replies: 655
Views: 135829

Re: What are you playing today?

Popcorn wrote:Is Mario Kart 8 actually good? As someone who thought Double Dash and Mario Kart Wii blowed goats?
It depends entirely on what you didn't like about those games.
by Crisis
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: New Sonic game for 2015
Replies: 398
Views: 241822

Re: New Sonic game for 2015

Amy is a very transparent love interest/Smurfette for Sonic's group of friends. Creating a love interest for Sonic isn't a completely terrible idea, but Amy is conspicuously the "deviation from the default" - all the other major (male) animal characters have some innate defining trait, but Amy's def...
by Crisis
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Of obscure(ish) digital adventure.
Replies: 18
Views: 9494

Re: Of obscure(ish) digital adventure.

As for Starship Titanic, the book was so terrible I'm not sure I want to play a game based on it anytime soon. The book ("Douglas Adam's Starship Titanic") was not written by Douglas Adams, and was based on the game rather than vice-versa. It was instead written by Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame...
by Crisis
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic 2 mobile with Hidden Palace
Replies: 31
Views: 11640

Re: Sonic 2 mobile with Hidden Palace

I'm not super thrilled about shoehorning in more features that don't really belong in the game (I feel like a Taxman remake of Super Mario Brothers would feature the Tanooki Suit and playable Luigi/Peach/Toad), but the restored content will be interesting to play through, if only to finally get some...
by Crisis
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Of obscure(ish) digital adventure.
Replies: 18
Views: 9494

Re: Of obscure(ish) digital adventure.

Starship Titanic was an adventure game by Douglas Adams that I rarely hear people talk about. It was a relatively mainstream game in the UK at the time. The company that made it folded shortly after release, so it's officially abandonware. The game has Adams' signature writing style all over it, fr...
by Crisis
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive
Replies: 294
Views: 81738

Re: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive

Maybe if the developers read our my posts there wouldn't be any bad Sonic games!!!
by Crisis
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Game Music
Replies: 42
Views: 25210

Re: Game Music

my brother has been trying to get me into this game dark souls but I don't want to because it looks too time consuming, but I love this song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3mbB3H57g Dork Souls is pretty time consuming, but not in a grindy way. It's an easy game to walk away from once you've had ...
by Crisis
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Game Music
Replies: 42
Views: 25210

Re: Game Music

There's a surprising amount of video game music available on Spotify! Super Meat Boy, Bastion, Minecraft, Super Hexagon, the entire Bit.Trip series, VVVVVV (and a remix album), a bunch of stuff by Nobuo Uematsu, Austin Wintory, Jack Wall...
by Crisis
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive
Replies: 294
Views: 81738

Re: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive

I'm probably gonna pick up a 2DS and Wii U by the end of the year, pending confirmation of UK prices. Although now that Nintendo is basically admitting that 3D is just a gimmick, it feels like there's even less reason for developers to target their platform versus iOS/Android.
by Crisis
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

I think it was the right decision.
by Crisis
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

It seems like a pretty strong lineup to me. Combine it with a price drop and I bet you'll see strong Wii U sales. There are probably lots of people, like me, who are anticipating a price drop and not buying for that reason. I guess that's the risk of price drops; once you establish a track record (e...
by Crisis
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

Well played, Sony. Microsoft has its work cut out trying to persuade us that things like a persistant online connection and cloud-based game licensing are things that we ought to desire rather than fear. We know it can be done - it's been done before . Microsoft could still salvage things through gr...
by Crisis
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

The details of the DRM are out, and they're about as bad as we could have expected. Game publishers will have control over if and how you sell/trade your games on Xbox. It's nice to see that there's a bit of pushback on this. I doubt it will come to much; people have been putting up with similar me...
by Crisis
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive
Replies: 294
Views: 81738

Re: Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Exclusive

The Werehog was not at the same level of stroke-inducing stupidity as Shadow, but it was still totally out of place and cause for any rational person to raise serious questions about how it could have been green-lit. I'm not interested in Sonic doing anything new. Or Zelda. Or Mario. Or any other ol...
by Crisis
Wed May 29, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

I'm not losing any sleep over it. From a privacy perspective, it's just an extrapolation of the existing Kinect capabilities, and the same facial recognition technology exists in practically every smartphone. The DRM seems a little draconian, but then again this is just a patent and not a confirmed ...
by Crisis
Tue May 28, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

I guess it's a bit creepy, but what exactly are criminals going to do with your reaction rates or emotional states? That data will presumably be anonymised and it's not particularly sensitive to begin with. Google routinely collects personal data in a much more suspect (and comprehensive) manner. No...
by Crisis
Thu May 23, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

Backwards compatibility has really hamstrung Windows so I can't blame them for wanting a fresh start with Xbox. Plus it's a problem that tends to solve itself eventually, either through publicly available emulator projects or commercial ports. It is kind of weird that they have such strength of conv...
by Crisis
Thu May 23, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

The PR dance trying to avoid describing the online requirements is really great. I actually have some sympathy with the decision to axe backwards compatibility, but way to insult your existing customers who've invested in your ecosystem by labelling them "backwards".
by Crisis
Wed May 22, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mo' hardware, mo' problems
Replies: 80
Views: 29761

Re: Mo' hardware, mo' problems

I would like to add that Xbox One (Xbox 1? Xbox ONE?) is a dumb name, right up there with Ouya.
by Crisis
Thu May 16, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic ..Excursion?
Replies: 112
Views: 44588

Re: Sonic ..Excursion?

I'm all for a story that's handled well and that adds to the gameplay. Ideally the two would be integrated as much as possible. Sonic and Tails' friendship seems like an obvious place to start. Usually Tails is either a totally superfluous add-on who regenerates immediately upon death, or he's locke...
by Crisis
Wed May 08, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic ..Excursion?
Replies: 112
Views: 44588

Re: Sonic ..Excursion?

Starting with Sonic 06, virtually every Sonic game was done with a different person at the helm. Usually once the game was released, that person seemed to disappear from the team (although there are some exceptions). Then with Sonic 4/Sonic Colours, Iizuka returned to the top spot. It's not clear i...
by Crisis
Tue May 07, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic ..Excursion?
Replies: 112
Views: 44588

Re: Sonic ..Excursion?

Going back to the talent, the guys they already have, I find it impossible to believe that they don't have the talent and the ambition to make better games. I mean, right here we've got a forum full of people who might not agree about everything, but we're all SURE that we know what's wrong and app...
by Crisis
Tue May 07, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sonic ..Excursion?
Replies: 112
Views: 44588

Re: Sonic ..Excursion?

big_smile wrote:At the very least, they could re-hire Hirokazu Yasuhara (who did both the level design for the Mega Drive games and Sonic R).
Could they, though? Has he expressed an interest in working on a new Sonic game?