Hi fellows. Well, it looks like after all the wait, Nintendo finally announced what the 3DS' 2D Mario will be. *Curtains open*
Now I know alot of you guys were enthused, alot of you were happy, so I didn't want to rain on your parade. But it's been almost 4 days now and now I kind of wanna talk.
So, before the enveil, RolStoppable had posted a Mario 2D thread, talking about Shawn Malstrom's view of Mario's impact on the market back in the NES days. At some point I asked Rol a very important question: is Malstrom pushing Mario 2D for sales, or is he pushing it for awesomeness (the entertainment value of the game), and Rol told me what I wanted to hear, that is, the push for Mario 2D is a push for awesomeness. Now, Rol also added to that Sales and awesomeness are one and the same.
Well, enter New Super Mario Bros. 2
Needless to say, the graphics are lackluster, I sure hope as hell this is not the final product, but whatevs.
The game's mechanics look interesting, the return of the P-bar is more than welcome and will make the game faster-paced I hope. Even if it's just for this, I will be happy.
But the graphics... come on! What are they doing? The grass is junk, the resolution is junk.
(Here are some comparison shots)
I mean, this is your multi-million selling product. Seriously, look at the pic on the top-right. It makes absolutely no sense that Nintendo would do this, if they were not rushing the product to market. Is this awesomeness? To rush things and give us a half-product?? Those spiders look dumb, that's all I'm gonna say, and their webs are even dumber.
Ah, all in all I sure as hell hope this game will be fun, but I'm not buying a half-product for more than 30$, my apologies. I will wait for it to go 2nd hand on ebay and just buy it there if this continues until launch. I mean, this is a 2D game, how much could it possibly cost to make it air-tight, perfect quality for all to enjoy? Graphics are important for some, and to me, the presentation on this pilot is lacking and it needs to get fixed before the release. Nintendo, this is one of your top-selling brands. Do something will ya?
Ladies, gents, share your thoughts.