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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan B, Sep 12, 2001.
This really is a big deal for Nintendo. Especially when you consider they'll also have Rouge Leader for their US launch.
This will almost certainly guarantee strong sales in Japan (as if that was ever a doubt). With PS2 just begining to pick up steam in its homeland we're in for an interesting battle there too.
People have called Luigi's Mansion a bad game because of its style of gameplay, yet a huge Japanese gaming magazine gives it a Gold award. Once again, Nintendo delivers (as does Sega).
This is the first time that something has been said about the next-gen consoles that didn't surprise me (surprising could be good or bad). I could have seen this happening.
Oh, I also forgot to mention that Super Smash Bros. Melee is extremely likely to be a super smash hit, too, in both Japan and around the world. I'm also very optimistic about Eternal Darkness upon recently learning some more information on this game. (not sure how Japan will receive that one, though) Also, I'm becoming confident that Metroid is going to twist people's asses on their face.
Sorry, I'm just blabbing on now.
not into fighting games
[Edited last by Dan B on September 12, 2001 at 08:46 PM]
Super Smash Brothers: Melee will definitely be a huge hit everywhere. It might be more of an update to the first game, but the first game was so fun that nobody cares.
I think Zelda, Mario, and Metroid will be better than anyone thinks right now. They had to keep changing the course of Metroid in order to make sure it came out good, so Nintendo is definitely making sure it doesn't screw up its franchise.
Nintendo is just awesome (as is Sega and Squaresoft, generally). I'm not a fan boy of Nintendo, but I have the most confidence in them to deliver the goods.
Am I the only one looking forward to Pikmin? True, we don't know a whole lot about it yet, but from what I have seen I'm really intrigued.
Here are the scores:
Luigi's Mansion - 34/40
Super Monkey Ball - 32/40
WaveRace - 32/40
32 aint a bad score but i had hoped for better from WaveRace...
Had Wave Race not been a sequel and been so much like the first one, then it probably would have gotten a better score.
Nonetheless, its gold. Not as good as Final Fantasy X did, but its gold.
I can't wait for Pikmin as well. It looks inovative and that's what I want from Nintendo.
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Many people care about Final Fantasy--it's the first PS2 title to reach the 2 million mark in sells over in Japan.
Whats a PS2?
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"I've seen you and you are not cool."
I think it's those funky machines IBM replaced the AT with. Really drove people nuts, since they had those tiny little drives which regular discs wouldn't fit into.
PS2 "pee*sss*too" - n - elongated overly hyped black videogame machine which promised to be the shit, but so far has put out mostly shit. But the future looks brighter with such titles as Devil May Cry, MGS2, and a game directly from heaven Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3.
After reading lots of Famitsu reviews over the years, I personally don't really trust them when it comes to the big titles - they tend to really fall for hype.
In case you don't know, I love Final Fantasy and Nintendo (though I'm not a Nintendo fanboy).
Final Fantasy games aren't rehashes. If you had completed any of them, then you would know that. They have recurring themes and elements, but each story, setting, battle system, and cast of characters (besides the names of a few characters) is different. Each game has a different overlying theme such as "love" or "the meaning of life" and is usually told by a very intelligent means.
The games also have a level of artistry that no other game developer has been able to touch. The music for some of the FF games is excellent. Overall, each one is amazing in its own.
Some say FF8 and 9 were rehashes but they weren't. People say they were because they were 3-D with 2-D backgrounds, but there is nothing else linking them (and if there is, then anybody who has played any FF games besides FF7-9 would understand why they are there). FFX got a 39/40 from Famitsu. It did better than Luigi's Mansion, WaveRace: Blue Storm, and Monkey Ball. Thats all I was pointing out. I'm sure all 4 games will be great.
I'm sick and tired of people praising Tony Hawk games. I have THPS2 for PSX, and it is good, but its pretty much THPS1 with added people and levels. The gameplay doesn't change and the graphics didn't get much better. Another thing that I'm sick and tired of is people who assume too much. Sony promised a gaming console with great graphical capabilities and great games such as FFX, MGS2, etc. but never promised good launch titles or anything else that people don't like about it.
And please don't bash the FF series since you appear to not know much about it. I don't bash wrestling games, even though I think they totally suck, for the pure fact that I don't know anything about them or even play them.
Then again, I have played skateboarding games. I don't play wrestling games. You should read everything I say before you try to prove me wrong.