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NintenDominion: Nintendo Switch Lite Announced, Coming 9/20/19

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Runa216 said:
Just downloaded New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and...Honestly, I have no idea why people dislike this game so much. It's as close to Super Mario World as Nintendo has ever gotten EVER, and while the levels aren't AS memorable as they are in Mario World, the level designs are all pretty damn good.

Easily my favourite 2D Mario game since Yoshi's Island. One of my all-time favourite Mario Games period, and while I do agree that full price for the game - even with the Luigi expansion - is too much, I have to say I love it. Plus, now that I don't have to play it with a sideways Wiimote, I like it even more!

Mostly because at the time of the original release people were sick of the "New" series and art style. It was the 4th in 6 years and only 3-4 months after the 3DS release. People wanted Nintendo to mix things up more.



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zorg1000 said:
Runa216 said:
Just downloaded New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and...Honestly, I have no idea why people dislike this game so much. It's as close to Super Mario World as Nintendo has ever gotten EVER, and while the levels aren't AS memorable as they are in Mario World, the level designs are all pretty damn good.

Easily my favourite 2D Mario game since Yoshi's Island. One of my all-time favourite Mario Games period, and while I do agree that full price for the game - even with the Luigi expansion - is too much, I have to say I love it. Plus, now that I don't have to play it with a sideways Wiimote, I like it even more!

Mostly because at the time of the original release people were sick of the "New" series and art style. It was the 4th in 6 years and only 3-4 months after the 3DS release. People wanted Nintendo to mix things up more.

Except we're far away from that, now. Shouldn't we take a step back and judge a game based solely on its merits instead of comparing it to our expectations from more than half a decade ago? 

Super Mario World is one of my all-time favorite games (it's in my top ten of all time) and even I have to admit that NSMBU is, from a gameplay and polish perspective, almost as good. It will NEVER have the nostalgia or aura of mystery around it like SMW, and the soundtrack is sort of bland by comparison but from the standpoint of design and world building and gameplay? It's on par with the best. 



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curl-6 said:

Can we take a moment to acknowledge how fucking nuts February has been for new Switch game announcements?

In the span of a few weeks we got reveals for:

- Pokemon Sword/Shield

- Mario Maker 2

- Astral Chain

- Link's Awakening

- Hellblade

- Rune Factory 5

- Oninaki

- Claybook

And more. This Feb has been better than any E3 Nintendo has had since 2014.

I agree.  The Feb.13 Direct was awesome and didn't even include Pokemon (which got it's own Direct).  I also think the Sept. 2018 Direct was exceptionally good.  

But really this is what I expect from Nintendo Directs and E3 going forward.  Third party releases are only going to increase on the Switch.  On top of that all of Nintendo's home and handheld teams are making games for Switch.  They don't even have the 3DS to drain away resources at this point.  It's just going to be a ton of Switch games on every "big" direct going forward.



Runa216 said:
zorg1000 said:

Mostly because at the time of the original release people were sick of the "New" series and art style. It was the 4th in 6 years and only 3-4 months after the 3DS release. People wanted Nintendo to mix things up more.

Except we're far away from that, now. Shouldn't we take a step back and judge a game based solely on its merits instead of comparing it to our expectations from more than half a decade ago? 

Super Mario World is one of my all-time favorite games (it's in my top ten of all time) and even I have to admit that NSMBU is, from a gameplay and polish perspective, almost as good. It will NEVER have the nostalgia or aura of mystery around it like SMW, and the soundtrack is sort of bland by comparison but from the standpoint of design and world building and gameplay? It's on par with the best. 

The difference is that Super Mario World was made for one player. NSMBU was made for multiplayer and I really got the feeling that this is not for me who wants a single player game.



Runa216 said:
zorg1000 said:

Mostly because at the time of the original release people were sick of the "New" series and art style. It was the 4th in 6 years and only 3-4 months after the 3DS release. People wanted Nintendo to mix things up more.

Except we're far away from that, now. Shouldn't we take a step back and judge a game based solely on its merits instead of comparing it to our expectations from more than half a decade ago?

I think most recognize that it was a good game, the criticism at the time was that it was too similar to the DS, Wii & 3DS releases and the criticism now is that it's a 6 year old port instead of a new title.



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Yeah Nintendo kicked it out of the ballpark with this month's announcements. I wouldn't even be shocked if we didn't get a full sized general direct before E3, because the announcements were so good.

The only thing I hope is that Pokemon Sword and Shield has the time it needs from now to release date to polish things up and maybe even add in some crazy features



KLXVER said:
Runa216 said:

Except we're far away from that, now. Shouldn't we take a step back and judge a game based solely on its merits instead of comparing it to our expectations from more than half a decade ago? 

Super Mario World is one of my all-time favorite games (it's in my top ten of all time) and even I have to admit that NSMBU is, from a gameplay and polish perspective, almost as good. It will NEVER have the nostalgia or aura of mystery around it like SMW, and the soundtrack is sort of bland by comparison but from the standpoint of design and world building and gameplay? It's on par with the best. 

The difference is that Super Mario World was made for one player. NSMBU was made for multiplayer and I really got the feeling that this is not for me who wants a single player game.

Now THIS is a good assessment. NSMBU is definitely designed with multiplayer in mind, but you don't HAVE to play it that way. I've never played it multiplayer and I'm fine with that. I do agree that it may make the game less appealing to some people, but I still think people should be a bit more open-minded about it all. The game's a tonne of fun.



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PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

Top 3 this generation: 
Bloodborne, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III

zorg1000 said:
Runa216 said:
Just downloaded New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and...Honestly, I have no idea why people dislike this game so much. It's as close to Super Mario World as Nintendo has ever gotten EVER, and while the levels aren't AS memorable as they are in Mario World, the level designs are all pretty damn good.

Easily my favourite 2D Mario game since Yoshi's Island. One of my all-time favourite Mario Games period, and while I do agree that full price for the game - even with the Luigi expansion - is too much, I have to say I love it. Plus, now that I don't have to play it with a sideways Wiimote, I like it even more!

Mostly because at the time of the original release people were sick of the "New" series and art style. It was the 4th in 6 years and only 3-4 months after the 3DS release. People wanted Nintendo to mix things up more.

It has more to do with people believing that the game sank the Wii U, much like Super Mario 3D World is disliked for the same reason. Then there's the group who has always been delusional with statements prior to Wii U's launch like "Pikmin 3 is the only system seller that Nintendo has announced so far," basically people who despise any 2D Mario.



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Even if we set aside the NSMB fatigue of its original release and the fact it's an ancient port on Switch, I'd still say NSMBU is just a mediocre game. 

Level design is merely okay, graphics are about as generic and soulless as you can get, the music is atrocious, and not once in the entire thing does it have a truly inspired moment of brilliance. It's Nintendo at their most complacent and lazy. There's not even a spark of the passion and magic you see in games like Odyssey.