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  • Sid-Nice 28 Feb 2014 23:24:58 15,851 posts
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    It's a good game; but I bought it around the time I had Pikmin 3, the Wonderful 101 and then Mario 3D World came out.

    Edited by Sid-Nice at 23:26:11 28-02-2014

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  • Ror1984 28 Feb 2014 23:27:43 3,606 posts
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    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    Retro have been working on a new game for a few months now. No clues yet as to what. I reckon they will need a 2 year dev time minimum if its a Metroid.

    Unless they did a 2D Metroid with graphics as good as Tropical Freeze which would actually be fuggin awesome and I would totally buy it.
    I really hope it's a new Metroid. I reckon another 2.5D Metroid could work - for all the flak Other M gets, I loved it in terms of gameplay, graphics, setting and atmosphere. Also, those cutscenes did at least look glorious.

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  • prawnking1980 28 Feb 2014 23:28:44 4,723 posts
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    @Pinky_Floyd recycled assets joke
  • Erek 1 Mar 2014 00:23:55 231 posts
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    @Ror1984

    Glad to see someone like Other M. Made me vomit in my mouth, that one ;)
  • Ror1984 1 Mar 2014 00:31:36 3,606 posts
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    That seems like an extreme reaction. Are you sure you didn't have a pre-existing medical condition?

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  • jambii267 1 Mar 2014 02:16:48 1,366 posts
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    What is this other M?, there hasn't been a Metroid game since Prime 3!

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  • Pinky_Floyd 1 Mar 2014 07:51:07 8,034 posts
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    @jambii267 It doesnt exist, has been erased from the annals of history.
  • Erek 1 Mar 2014 09:54:23 231 posts
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    @Ror1984 Haha, could be!

    Hopefully Retro get back on the case and..

    -Make Samus silent again (or at least not a total pansy)
    -No 'authorising' power ups
    -No stand - still missiles
    -No macho space marines, in fact, no NPCs at all
    -Bring back Kanji Yamamoto to do the soundtrack. OM was the first Metroid to have a forgettable one. Let's make it the last. Or perhaps Pinky is right? I hope so..

    Edited by Erek at 09:55:26 01-03-2014

    Edited by Erek at 09:56:15 01-03-2014
  • Sid-Nice 1 Mar 2014 11:01:44 15,851 posts
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    I wonder if the rumoured Star-Fox/Metroid amalgamation will rise again?

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  • Ror1984 1 Mar 2014 12:15:39 3,606 posts
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    @Erek I'll agree on the music - I can't actually remember a single piece from the game now, whereas the music from Phendrana Drifts gets stuck in my head quite often.

    The rest of the game's issues were down to the narrative, really. And I didn't mind that so much as it felt like Nintendo experimenting with 'modern' game storytelling; most of their games tend to be very light on story/narrative, so it was interesting to see them attempting something a bit different (for them), even if they didn't necessarily succeed at it.

    Gameplay-wise, I loved Other M. It felt like a continuation of the Super Metroid/Metroid Fusion style, and while I do prefer Prime (the first MP is one of my favourite games), I'd like to see Retro have a crack at that.

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  • malloc 1 Mar 2014 12:37:16 2,358 posts
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    I'd like Retro to try something different altogether. Like Geist 2 or Star Fox. Or perhaps a new IP. They did great bringing back Samus, I'd prefer they reinvent something rather than just an incremental update ala DK or even MP4.
  • Sharzam 1 Mar 2014 12:47:07 3,005 posts
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    The special edition of Pokemon Rumble is 14.99 in Game. Apparently that is a good deal as includes a couple of the toys and I even held the box in my hand, till I read the reviews.

    Edited by Sharzam at 12:47:44 01-03-2014

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  • DFawkes 1 Mar 2014 15:00:52 23,315 posts
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    I've seen it even cheaper on sale and it didn't sell! I quite liked Super Pokemon Rumble on 3DS with its dungeons and reasonable storyline, but didn't enjoy the arena battles. The Wii U version seems to be just arena battles. Still, I like plastic tat.

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  • Pinky_Floyd 1 Mar 2014 15:07:26 8,034 posts
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    Finally unwrapped Rayman Legends and as I suspected from the demo, its not grabbing me. Played through the whole first world and a few other levels along with a pile of Murphy levels. It looks gorgeous, but the levels themselves arent that interesting or fun to play. Kind of platforming by the numbers and if the Murphy levels were removed entirely I wouldnt miss them.

    I could happily stop here and never play it again, will see how it goes.

    Its not up to either NSMBU or DKCTF. Bit baffled by the raft of 10's it got, guess it managed to charm people with the looks and the music levels.
  • Rhaegyr 1 Mar 2014 15:22:12 2,239 posts
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    It knocks NSMBU into a cocked hat.
  • DFawkes 1 Mar 2014 15:44:55 23,315 posts
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    Rayman is such a different beast I can understand people preferring it, but it's not for me or apparently Pinky. Both are very well put together games with plenty to enjoy if you get into them :)

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  • CaptainAlph 1 Mar 2014 15:56:44 93 posts
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    My copy of Rayman Legends arrived today, will give it a try.

    I'm hoping it lives up to the hype but my tastes differ mightily with those that review these games.
  • Erek 1 Mar 2014 16:02:38 231 posts
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    @Ror1984

    I agree, there's much more potential to be mined from the 3rd person Metroid style. It seem that Nintendo need a lot of help with building a decent story though.

    Still, can't resist the prospect of a first person, gamepad for scanning, HD Metroid..
  • Pinky_Floyd 1 Mar 2014 16:06:43 8,034 posts
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    @Rhaegyr It does? Must have done that when I wasnt looking.
  • Ror1984 1 Mar 2014 16:29:54 3,606 posts
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    @Erek Agreed on that. You could hope that they'd see Other M as a learning experience in that regard, but this is Nintendo we're talking about ;)

    Yeah, despite my earlier posts about a 2.5D Metroid, I think I would be more excited for that, too. But then at this point I'd almost contemplate buying Nintendo Land just for something Metroid-based...

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  • EVO_V 1 Mar 2014 18:04:46 98 posts
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    Really enjoying DKTF got it today, can't recommend it enough.

    Alot harder than I thought it would be , the kids are struggleing a bit with it, sod them I love it hehe !
  • Erek 1 Mar 2014 20:14:47 231 posts
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    @Ror1984

    I know! Horrible Metroid drought - I had similar thoughts about the new Smash, lol

    Been replaying Super, recently; for me the perfect Metroid experience.

    Edited by Erek at 21:07:08 01-03-2014
  • Raiko101 2 Mar 2014 13:24:16 6,413 posts
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    Has it already been mentioned that Rare have been working on another Wii U title since November? Sorry, the internet is down at home. I'm years behind, already.

    Also, i'm also in the camp that prefers NSMBU to Rayman Legends. I still think Rayman is a great game. It had more charm, but mechanically is less satisfying.

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  • Ror1984 2 Mar 2014 13:32:18 3,606 posts
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    @Erek I saw my unfinished copy of Metroid Prime Hunters on my shelf yesterday and thought about starting it up again.

    SM is an absolute masterpiece IMO. I have the Wii VC version, and keep meaning to do the content transfer. Maybe I'll get around to that today...

    @Raiko101 I saw it here yesterday.

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  • Pinky_Floyd 2 Mar 2014 15:37:16 8,034 posts
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    @Raiko101 Rare? Retro, ya mean ;)
  • Ror1984 2 Mar 2014 15:48:13 3,606 posts
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    Ha, I didn't even notice that.

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  • Erek 2 Mar 2014 18:07:55 231 posts
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    @Ror1984

    I'm also looking forward to Metroid Fusion on the E shop. Played it almost ten years ago and while it's no SM (what is?), it's a fine game in it's own right. We Metroid fans have to take what scraps we can get right now!
  • superbob85 2 Mar 2014 18:11:24 2,381 posts
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    Anyone seen any good deals on Wii U packages Want to pick one up but want to shop around to find the best deal.
  • Raiko101 2 Mar 2014 18:55:58 6,413 posts
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    @Pinky_Floyd Yeah. That's what I meant! I also realised it had already been mentioned as soon add I made that post. D'oh!

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  • Ror1984 2 Mar 2014 19:30:04 3,606 posts
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    @Erek Fusion is a very good game. Rather shamefully, I missed it when it came out on GBA, despite owning the console. I have it on my 3DS, and I was actually thinking of running through it again recently.

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