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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Thu 6 Apr 2017 - 19:13

Kickstarting anything is an investment. Like any investment, that's fraught with risk. So like any risk, don't spend more on it than you can afford. I don't back much, and in doing so I don't overstretch myself; so I'm not likely to be put off in the future.

However, as for YL delivering exactly what was expected, I don't think it's beyond yer average backer to expect some modern-day gaming conveniences to be brought forwards, even into a retro platformer. Shovel Knight had on-cart save, despite being NES-stylee. A competent camera should be an absolute must, for example (and was my main problem with going back to SM64).
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Thu 6 Apr 2017 - 20:06

I've only backed two games on Le Kickstarter: Yooka-Laylee, and Bloodstained (and I can't remember what possessed me with the latter Embarrassed ). I think Kickstarter is for those kinds of games, though: ones that only a relatively small audience are actually interested in, so that investment can be captured and the development team can make the game they want to make. Whether that translates into a success (Shovel Knight) or not (Mighty No. 9) seems like a side issue for some devs. Y-L follows a template - perhaps too closely - but that was the intention.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Thu 6 Apr 2017 - 22:19

Shenmue III will likely be a Yooka-Laylee situation - those that enjoyed the previous games will lap it up but I can see it being torn apart by some critics who don't understand the fan-focussed baggage these Kickstarter games often come with.

That Jim Sterling Yooka-Laylee review was ridiculous though. Really gone off of him lately with his OTT bashing.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Thu 6 Apr 2017 - 22:52

That's exactly why I gave up on Zero Punctuation. I've never warmed to Sterling, though. Meh
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Fri 7 Apr 2017 - 10:30

Balla I hear the camera in YL is a big problem and is something that is left over from the N64 era.

I think SK is a little different to MN9 & YL as it is a Yacht Club are a young team which grew up with Mega Man etc and made a game like that but over the years of gaming have seen the changes over the years and fitted it into a love letter to those older games.



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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Sat 8 Apr 2017 - 13:25

I've heard likewise. It's worrying, that's 3D gaming 101.

I enjoy ZP because you come in expecting him to bash everything - and he does, humorously.  (He quite liked BotW though.)
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Mon 17 Apr 2017 - 19:37

Went to see hear Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses last night with my friends Katie, Jake and Amelia. We had some fun Switch play in the car, I saw the tail end of Insomnia Games Convention and met lots of cool games people, we went for a Nandos and I had an entirely unsatisfying veggie burger then gorged myself on other people's leftover chicken, and finally we went and saw some muzak.

It was incredible. My friend Katie was bawling her eyes out a couple of notes into the first song, and I definitely got a bit teary. Amazing stuff, obviously highly recommended to anyone on this forum (apart from Cappa, 'natch). It was in Birmingham though, so didn't get home until 1AM and I was already knackered from the night before and working all week.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Mon 17 Apr 2017 - 21:40

Considering the only other UK date they've got this year is in London, I don't think I'd be able to go down and see it. It sounds like a blast though, which is somewhat gutting there's no dates a little bit closer to home. Aww!
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Thu 25 May 2017 - 21:22

How utterly amazing is this summer looking for games by the way? For me it's fuller than the last four or five Christmases put together. Off the top of my head, Sonic Mania, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Tekken 7, Everybody's Golf, ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Micro Machines World Series are all day one purchases by the end of August. I might still be tempted by stuff like Hey Pikmin and Steamworld Dig 2 as well. That's just mad. Dance
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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Thu 25 May 2017 - 21:26

I don't think summer will match up to either the holiday period or spring for me.  BotW and MK8D, then Xenoblade 2 and SMO (if neither's delayed).  Both of those duos are better than anyone has any right to expect.

But then, I am a single-format gamer, and looking forward to games is always good!


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PostSubject: Re: Random Gaming Thoughts II ~News Items Beware~   Thu 25 May 2017 - 21:28

Sure is Cappa, I've been saying for ages that 2017 will be a banger.
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