Is anyone else picking this up?

#1 Posted by Camosid (110 posts) -

I'm not exactly sure if the show has a huge following on Giantbomb or not, but I am a fan of both that and Zelda 2 so I took the dive. My copy arrived today a day early and I just started playing. I like it quite a lot but I have no idea how much of it is due to my love of the show and the humor VS the gameplay. It plays a lot like Zelda 2 except that you don't level by killing enemies you can only level by finding secret Wizard Stars. Overall the music, sprite's, and humor have all been fantastic and I liked the first dungeon a lot. Is anyone else picking this game up or interested, because if so I could answer questions about it since the coverage has been pretty barren on this game.

#2 Posted by believer258 (12215 posts) -

I thought Zelda 2 was something of a black sheep in the Zelda franchise?

#3 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

I'm picking it up, love the show and I really hope that this isn't some shovel-ware piece of crap

#4 Posted by Camosid (110 posts) -

It's definitely not Shovelware so far I just can't tell how good it is because I am blinded by my love. Zelda 2 is a blacksheep but I always thought it was kinda interesting I never ended up beating it all the way. There are side-quests and the writing is fantastic. All the characters feel just right. The side quests are kinda fetchy making me go through areas that are like the caves in Zelda 2. I have fought 2 bosses one was Donny the Grass Ogre and the other was a Bear with a Chainsaw on it's back. I did one dungeon and got Jake to have 1 combat ability and 1 overworld ability. The way he got his Overworld ability was the funniest thing in the game so far.

#5 Posted by SpaceRunaway (873 posts) -

I didn't realize it was out. I should probably get it. It's a Wayforward joint, right?

#6 Posted by Camosid (110 posts) -

Yea it's actually supposed to be out tomorrow, but the copy I ordered showed up today for some reason. Wayfoward did it and so far I am really digging it. It would be neat if we got a QL, but I doubt it considering it's Thanksgiving week and this is pretty out of GB's wheelhouse. Although they might be interested in a Zelda 2 like game.

#7 Posted by BadNews (559 posts) -

I'm picking it up. It is pretty out of the usual games that giant bomb covers so probably no quick look. Though they looked at that terribad thunder cats game though so I have hope they might look at it. Also brad is totally a way forward fan I think so if he knew about it he might bite the bullet.

#8 Edited by jeffrud (422 posts) -

Did you get the DS or 3DS version? I bought a DSi XL a few months ago, have recently gotten into the show, and enjoy both old NES titles and WayForward's stuff. I'd like to play this without dropping for a 3DS, especially if they're basically the same game.

#9 Posted by Camosid (110 posts) -

@jeffrud: I got the 3DS version and it looks real good. I like the 3D but you could totally live without it. It's just paralax scrolling. I think the only difference is some songs are only in the 3DS one. I am guessing those are the ones with words maybe? I can't imagine it's that different at all I am pretty sure that besides the songs Wayfoward said they have content parody.

#10 Posted by BisonHero (7079 posts) -

Please enjoy this complementary video of Reggie asking the game's titular question:

#11 Posted by loyalroyal1989 (44 posts) -

I was really looking forward to this game as i love the series does anyone know if this is coming out in Europe as i cant seem to find it anywhere

#12 Posted by Camosid (110 posts) -

As far as I know it's not releasing in europe right now. I am pretty sure if you wanted to you could import the DS version and play it on an old DS. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes to europe though I hear theres a decent following of the show over there.

#13 Posted by loyalroyal1989 (44 posts) -

That's a shame I guess I am importing a DS version then cheers for the info.

#14 Posted by MildMolasses (3229 posts) -

I only just saw the name of this from the recent forums activity on the front page. I am shocked this is not a Prinny game

#15 Posted by DoctorTran (1575 posts) -

I actually picked up the CE of this. now I have a hollow Aluminum copy of the Enchiridion!!

#16 Edited by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

I'm seriously considering it since WayForward is making the game.

#17 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

Alex said on Twitter last week that he'd review it.

#18 Posted by SeanCoughing (272 posts) -

Man if I had a DS I'd be all over this, I'm constantly smiling like an idiot watching this show.

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#19 Posted by Camosid (110 posts) -

I beat it twice since I got it now once new game plus and one normal. It took about 8 hours for me I suppose. It's super fun and some of the boss battles get really awesome. The dialogue is funny and super accurate to adventure time and if you pay attention

occasionally reveals things about the greater world. If Alex is reviewing it maybe they will do a quick look I am super interested in what people who have no idea about anything Adventure Time think about it.

#20 Posted by The_Tolman (435 posts) -

@Camosid: I've played about an hour of it so far, is a single playthrough 8 hours or are you saying its 8 hours with two playthroughs?

#21 Edited by Camosid (110 posts) -

@The_Tolman: A single playthrough took my 8 hours. I was playing from 4 to 12 pretty much straight and I got lost a couple times but not for long.

#22 Edited by Camosid (110 posts) -

@The_Tolman: I looked at my Activity log to get a more accurate time and it says about 6 hours per playthrough there. Par for the course for Wayfoward really. As much as I love their games and they never ever seem to have any bugs they always tend to be painfully short.

#23 Posted by DoctorTran (1575 posts) -

So far the only thing that I don't like is the save system. It just makes sense to me that you would be able to use BMO to save whenever but... whatever! I still enjoy it.

#24 Posted by amlabella (332 posts) -

@Camosid: Thanks for the thoughts on the game, this one kind of flew under my radar even though I'm a fan of the show. I'll probably go ahead and get it for my DS.

#25 Posted by Rmack (1078 posts) -

I think I just may Gamefly this since, as stated, Wayforward games are typically short.

Also, bold prediction: I bet Jeff hates Adventure Time.

#26 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I thought Zelda 2 was something of a black sheep in the Zelda franchise?

It kinda is because it's very different from every other Zelda. It's the only Zelda that has experience points and leveling up, a limited number of lives (but unlimited continues), random encounters on the world map and it is a sidescroller.

It's not a bad game though.

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#27 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (676 posts) -

I picked this up on Friday. Seems pretty cool.

#28 Edited by ShaggE (6727 posts) -

I'm just chilling on the splash screen right now. Who needs a game when you can just listen to this amazing song all day?

Edit: Okay, this is actually a really decent little game. The writing is hilarious, which I expected, but the gameplay totally backs it up. The only issues I have are the lack of player direction and the constant to-and-fro through the platforming vignettes.

"JAKE HAS BEEN FORCED TO CONCEPTUALIZE BEING A BRIDGE" may be the funniest line of 2012.

#29 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

@Rmack said:

Also, bold prediction: I bet Jeff hates Adventure Time.

This sounds about right. I'd actually like a grumpy Jeff quick look though.

#30 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1173 posts) -

I totally thought this was shovelware. I will totally pick this up now.

#31 Posted by TwelveFootFour (154 posts) -

im loving the game. its easy enough. i did get stuck trying to prove a babys innocence for a bit.

also my girl has it for 3ds and i have it on the ds.the only difference is sharpness and the 3ds is pulled back a bit

#32 Posted by BBQBram (2294 posts) -

@JackSukeru said:

@believer258 said:

I thought Zelda 2 was something of a black sheep in the Zelda franchise?

It kinda is because it's very different from every other Zelda. It's the only Zelda that has experience points and leveling up, a limited number of lives (but unlimited continues), random encounters on the world map and it is a sidescroller.

It's not a bad game though.

I'd venture to say it's a great game, but a horrible Zelda game. Not that it's worse when compared to the others, just that compared to the Zelda conventions it's so far out of left field it barely even registers as a Zelda game to anyone who didn't grow up with it. Friend of mine swears by it while I have only a passing academic interest in it's existence.

#33 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

@BBQBram: It is on my list of favorite videogames so sure, I really like it, but a lot of that is fueled by familiarity and nostalgia. I enjoy playing through it every so often.

It's kind of funny though that the second Zelda game would be so different and "un-Zelda like" when there really wasn't any sort of pattern to follow at the time of its release, and that it's only in hindsight that you could really label it as such.

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#34 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

Had it preordered for my daughter for the 3DS. It's the collector's box edition. Saving it for Cristmas. Show's incredible.

#35 Posted by BBQBram (2294 posts) -

@JackSukeru said:

@BBQBram: It is on my list of favorite videogames so sure, I really like it, but a lot of that is fueled by familiarity and nostalgia. I enjoy playing through it every so often.

It's kind of funny though that the second Zelda game would be so different and "un-Zelda like" when there really wasn't any sort of pattern to follow at the time of its release, and that it's only in hindsight that you could really label it as such.

Absolutely right, it is kind of unfounded to call it "un-Zelda-like", as you put it. However I can't see that specific formula adapting as well to polygonal 3D gaming the way A Link to the Past's blueprint has. I bet some people in a parallel universe are having this conversation in reverse! I wonder what the modern Zelda style would be in that theoretical timeline.

#36 Posted by TomCostello (22 posts) -

Curse you Nintendo and your region locking.

Any word of an EU release?

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