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iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Modus Pwnens posted:

Every Mario without a level timer > every Mario with a level timer

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Mr Phillby
Apr 8, 2009


Just a tip for anyone who picks up Octodad fir the first time when it comes out:

It's a comedy game. Don't just play through in handheld mode, put it up on the TV and play the co-op mode with friends. It is a magical experience.

Ventana
Mar 28, 2010


Dizz posted:

It was good until that one stage I could never beat.

That stage itself is still great

3D world is great


Modus Pwnens posted:

Every Mario without a level timer > every Mario with a level timer

Like 99% of timers in Mario levels don't matter with how ridiculously high they usually are.

Zelder
Jan 4, 2012



Modus Pwnens posted:

Every Mario without a level timer > every Mario with a level timer

Super 3d world is better than sunshine

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Al Borland Corp. posted:

I searched that room for like an hour

I just found it last night. It's fiendish in it's simplicity.

It's inside one of the push blocks, in a little cubby. on the second set, after the power line square. you can only see it looking backwards.

Your Computer
Oct 3, 2008




Grimey Drawer

Ventana posted:

Like 99% of timers in Mario levels don't matter with how ridiculously high they usually are.

It's not so much the timers themselves but rather what they represent. 3D World is a pure platformer like the 2D games, while 64, Sunshine and now Odyssey are exploration-based. That's why they can't have a timer, because half the fun is dicking around and finding neat stuff.

That's also why I feel like you can't compare them, because ultimately they're different genres. 3D World is a 2D Mario in three dimensions, 64 etc. are 3D Marios.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Been playing Odyssey. Itís good. Also got a Super Famicom mini since who knows when the hell the Switch will have VC.

Ventana
Mar 28, 2010


Your Computer posted:

It's not so much the timers themselves but rather what they represent. 3D World is a pure platformer like the 2D games, while 64, Sunshine and now Odyssey are exploration-based. That's why they can't have a timer, because half the fun is dicking around and finding neat stuff.

That's also why I feel like you can't compare them, because ultimately they're different genres. 3D World is a 2D Mario in three dimensions, 64 etc. are 3D Marios.

In theory yeah, but when you actually start trying to explore the levels in 3D world (such as, when trying to get all the green stars), you find that the timers are still extremely generous enough that you have time to explore everything in the levels + an extra 100 in-game seconds. It completely shatters any illusion that the timers actually mean anything.

The REAL difference is in the level design, since usually 2D mario (and 3D land/world) levels are not very large and straightforward so there isn't that much to really explore, or what little of it you can do can be done very quickly. It's not the timer that makes any difference; it's the levels.

Electromax
May 6, 2007
trying to resist the fear

For most actions that say to shake the joycons (flying/climbing faster for instance) tapping Y will also work.

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

Is there anything I just plain canít do without waggling? I loving hate waggling.

Elman
Oct 26, 2009



Is 3D Land better or worse than World? Not like I'm gonna play that before Odyssey, but it's something to consider.

Andrast
Apr 21, 2010



Elman posted:

Is 3D Land better or worse than World? Not like I'm gonna play that before Odyssey, but it's something to consider.

Worse

AlBorlantern Corps
Mar 4, 2017

In brightest day,
In darkest dim,
No tool man shall I broker him,
Let those who shout 'More Power' grim
Heed my call, I don't think so Tim


It depends. They're both better at certain things.

Your Computer
Oct 3, 2008




Grimey Drawer

Ventana posted:

In theory yeah, but when you actually start trying to explore the levels in 3D world (such as, when trying to get all the green stars), you find that the timers are still extremely generous enough that you have time to explore everything in the levels + an extra 100 in-game seconds. It completely shatters any illusion that the timers actually mean anything.

The REAL difference is in the level design, since usually 2D mario (and 3D land/world) levels are not very large and straightforward so there isn't that much to really explore, or what little of it you can do can be done very quickly. It's not the timer that makes any difference; it's the levels.

well yes, that was my entire point.

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


MZ posted:

Nintendo hasn't had a stage at E3 for years.

I fail to see how that has anything to do with what you quoted.

blast0rama
Aug 13, 2003

Tingly.

I have some credit at GameStop to burn - I hadn't picked up Fire Emblem Warriors yet, but I noticed there's been little to no chat of it online.

Lost in the weeds due to Super Mario Odyssey, or actually just a mediocre game?

Andrast
Apr 21, 2010



OGB posted:

I have some credit at GameStop to burn - I hadn't picked up Fire Emblem Warriors yet, but I noticed there's been little to no chat of it online.

Lost in the weeds due to Super Mario Odyssey, or actually just a mediocre game?

It's a musou game for people who like musou games.

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


oh poo poo it's new Blade time!

Sakurazuka
Jan 24, 2004

NANI?



OGB posted:

I have some credit at GameStop to burn - I hadn't picked up Fire Emblem Warriors yet, but I noticed there's been little to no chat of it online.

Lost in the weeds due to Super Mario Odyssey, or actually just a mediocre game?

If you like Warriors games it's a very good one, assuming the uninspired roster doesn't bother you. If you don't it's not gonna change your mind.

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica...433801554841602

Supercar Gautier
Jun 10, 2006



Hard pass.

Sakurazuka
Jan 24, 2004

NANI?



Someone should tell them 7th is a Tuesday.

AlBorlantern Corps
Mar 4, 2017

In brightest day,
In darkest dim,
No tool man shall I broker him,
Let those who shout 'More Power' grim
Heed my call, I don't think so Tim


This time we'll explain the combat for 45 minutes, hopefully you will finally understand. For the purposes of this direct we've given lots of hp to low level movs to better show off the combat. We'll try to remember to set it back to normal levels before release, no promises.

Takoluka
Jun 26, 2009

Don't look at me!


Sakurazuka posted:

If you like Warriors games it's a very good one, assuming the uninspired roster doesn't bother you. If you don't it's not gonna change your mind.

One nice thing about said roster, though, is that if you want more Awakening or Fates characters in your life, getting their games is super easy. If you wanted to see more, I dunno, Sigurd, maybe you have an SNES Classic and know whether your Genealogy ROM is headered or not for the TL patch.

Takoluka fucked around with this message at Nov 3, 2017 around 13:12

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012


We've got this thing licked!



Al Borland Corp. posted:

This time we'll explain the combat for 45 minutes, hopefully you will finally understand. For the purposes of this direct we've given lots of hp to low level movs to better show off the combat. We'll try to remember to set it back to normal levels before release, no promises.

Test/demo builds are generally branched off an older stable version rather than the bleeding-edge just-compiled version. They're not just tweaking values in the master build and saving it on a demo box with a post-it on a coder's monitor saying "REMEMBER TO CHANGE BACK VALUES!" as a reminder for after the demonstration.

deadwing
Mar 5, 2007

My obligation to collecting is my only thirst


Glad they've finally cordoned off the anime so it can stop poisoning my normal Directs

Samurai Sanders
Nov 4, 2003



Pillbug

I still really donít understand what Nintendo Direct is.

Vikar Jerome
Nov 26, 2013

I believe Emmanuelle is shit, though Emmanuelle 2, Emmanuelle '77 and Goodbye, Emmanuelle may be very good movies.

how are you meant to figure out those hint picture moons? i used to think i was a good detective but now nintendo is making me hand in my fake badge.

like theres one with a the circle koopa in the sand kingdom and i figured it was telling me a nearby bush had the moon but nothing is there.

AlBorlantern Corps
Mar 4, 2017

In brightest day,
In darkest dim,
No tool man shall I broker him,
Let those who shout 'More Power' grim
Heed my call, I don't think so Tim


Neddy Seagoon posted:

Test/demo builds are generally branched off an older stable version rather than the bleeding-edge just-compiled version. They're not just tweaking values in the master build and saving it on a demo box with a post-it on a coder's monitor saying "REMEMBER TO CHANGE BACK VALUES!" as a reminder for after the demonstration.

My way is funnier

Dizz
Feb 14, 2010


L L


Vikar Jerome posted:

how are you meant to figure out those hint picture moons? i used to think i was a good detective but now nintendo is making me hand in my fake badge.

like theres one with a the circle koopa in the sand kingdom and i figured it was telling me a nearby bush had the moon but nothing is there.

It's north of that nerd

Harlock
Jan 15, 2006

Tap "A" to drink!!!



Samurai Sanders posted:

I still really don’t understand what Nintendo Direct is.

A YouTube hype video for whatever product

irlZaphod
Mar 26, 2004

Kiss the Joycon to Kiss Zelda



Neddy Seagoon posted:

Test/demo builds are generally branched off an older stable version rather than the bleeding-edge just-compiled version. They're not just tweaking values in the master build and saving it on a demo box with a post-it on a coder's monitor saying "REMEMBER TO CHANGE BACK VALUES!" as a reminder for after the demonstration.
Also the game is releasing in 4 weeks time, that poo poo is finalised already for game card production.

Samurai Sanders posted:

I still really donít understand what Nintendo Direct is.
It's where Nintendo bring information directly to us

https://i.imgur.com/11nUZoS.gifv

irlZaphod fucked around with this message at Nov 3, 2017 around 13:37

Princeps32
Nov 9, 2012


impulse purchased Puyo Puyo Tetris, the game is quite fun and I recommend it, itís the perfect 15 minute game and the AI is good for single player. only complaint is i am officially Too Old to enjoy the plot in adventure mode.

irlZaphod
Mar 26, 2004

Kiss the Joycon to Kiss Zelda



Vikar Jerome posted:

how are you meant to figure out those hint picture moons? i used to think i was a good detective but now nintendo is making me hand in my fake badge.

like theres one with a the circle koopa in the sand kingdom and i figured it was telling me a nearby bush had the moon but nothing is there.
I managed to figure out where the Mushroom Kingdom one showing Top Hat Tower was located, and felt like a bloody genius.

American McGay
Feb 28, 2010



Al Borland Corp. posted:

I searched that room for like an hour
I searched for like 15 minutes and couldn't figure it out but I noticed that one block was really weirdly shaped and then I figured it out. Then I went back to the starting area and tried to look at that block from the ground and the way they very carefully obscured the moon was perfect.

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass



Spellman
May 31, 2011



Ventana posted:

It's not the timer that makes any difference; it's the levels.

They go hand-in-hand. Nobody is anxious about the timer running out, it's that they built a level so condensed with enemies and blocks and coins and secrets, which is fine, but, it's a completely different game style

A timer in a game like Odyssey wouldn't even make sense, so they'll never do it, which is why the timer gets the blame for the style of game

DLC Inc
Jun 1, 2011

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the Direct of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame the joy of Sakurai?

I hope Wario is revealed as a "blade"

I don't understand why some of these "blade" characters have weapons that they will never use since they're basically just standing behind you giving you abilities. guess that's anime for you.

KingSlime
Mar 20, 2007
Wake up with the Kin-OH GOD WHAT IS THAT?!

They need something other than hair color to help differentiate from your various animes

There's only so many colors in our spectrum of visibility

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Sakurazuka
Jan 24, 2004

NANI?



Looking the same is the exact opposite of the problem with a lot of the XC2 designs.

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