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Author: zippdementia
Posted: July 09, 2010 (02:30 AM)
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I really like this review, True. You do great taking the negative stance and then turning it into a positive, showing why the game hooked you. I really agree with what you're saying about "reinventing the wheel." There's no need to discard a good formula. I think more and more, game developers are realizing this and are retreating from innovation back towards what works.

A little innovation here and there is great. We don't need everything to be so damn new... which kind've goes against something I said about a month ago in reference to a new Konami game... but what can I say? Your review made me think about it.

I did get a bit thrown off by this:

Skeptically I picked up the Wii remote, prepared to cast it off moments later out of boredom or disgust. Yet in those few seconds, be it out of panic or frustration, I flicked the controller to get it to the other side of the screen...

I just feel like you're missing some scene-setter in there. One moemnt you are just starting the game, the next you are panicked or maybe frustrated... why? What was the scene? Where did you find yourself in the middle of that caused such emotions?


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: July 09, 2010 (11:21 AM)
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Bumped. I think it was buried before True got a chance to see it.

I think maybe we should expand our "recent forum discussions." Now that discussion has grown because of the blog posting thing, it seems a decent thing to do. I think most of us rely on that box and not browsing the forums to see what's new on the site.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 09, 2010 (11:28 AM)
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It has been expanded, Zipp--nearly doubled--and there are no current plans to expand it further. The content on the right side of the main pages is just meant to provide a sampling of each type of content listed and that's what it does. Staying on top of topics is as easy as clicking to the forums and viewing the most recent 50 posts. If the forums get busier and that no longer suffices, users will just have to check the section of the forums that interests them. It's not feasible to make every hot new topic appear in the right column.

Also... True's review is great. I've told him so over AIM.


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"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: JANUS2
Posted: July 09, 2010 (12:05 PM)
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Interesting read, but I think this might have worked better as a review of Super Mario Galaxy 1.

What I mean by this, is that after reading I don't really have any idea how 2 is different to 1. I've heard that it's just an expansion pack, but someone here (can't remember who) said that playing 2 first is not a good idea.


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Author: True
Posted: July 09, 2010 (03:48 PM)
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Thanks for the comments, Zipp. If I remember correctly I was on the first or second level, surrounded by goombas with only one shard of life left. They were getting too close to me, and I knew about the shooting stars but not the spin, so I shook the controller to try and get it to show up on-screen and it just sort of happened.

I suppose I should add that into my review--more eloquently at least--but I worry about going too in-depth with scenes like that, and thought even the Wal-mart example was pushing it.

Regardless, I'm glad you liked the rest of it. It should end up being a good week for all three of us.


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