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Posted by Lelcar (608 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: Let's settle this with a good old fashioned poll. Are you 'For' or 'Against' Yoshi's Island? (573 votes)

For 74%
Against 26%

Yay or nay?

One of the best and funniest debates going on at Giant Bomb. I'm glad this discussion happened, because like Patrick, I was also unaware that so many people actually disliked Yoshi's Island. I personally think Yoshi's Island is a great game is all aspects: music, art, gameplay. It's fantastic!

#1 Posted by BeachThunder (11864 posts) -

I'm not a huge fan of the GBA version that I've been playing on 3DS (although, I've been told this is an inferior way to play...)

Anyway, maybe a third option would be nice...

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Anyway, maybe a third option would be nice...

Forgainst? Sounds like a Fire Emblem character. Maybe a General.

#3 Posted by BeachThunder (11864 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

Anyway, maybe a third option would be nice...

Forgainst? Sounds like a Fire Emblem character. Maybe a General.

It's certainly a better name than the characters from Mars: War Logs :P

#4 Edited by JamesJeux007 (472 posts) -

I really don't like the game at all from a gameplay perspective, but in my opinion when you're making something that polarizing, it means you're doing something different. And I'm personally willing to overlook a lot of flaws if you're being original. Games like Heavy Rain or Mirror's Edge were not fantastic pieces of video game genius (at least in my opinion), but because they are so unlike everything else, I would be happy to see more of them.

Also, the speedrunning community around this game is awesome, and it is always amazing to watch :'D

#5 Posted by SpaceRunaway (861 posts) -

Jeff is insane. Specifically about Yoshi's Island, I mean.

#6 Posted by JamesJeux007 (472 posts) -

Jeff is insane. Specifically about Yoshi's Island, I mean.

Oh yeah also that. It's like when he's talking about the Metal Gear Solid series. He's just asking for it.

#7 Posted by believer258 (11820 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

#8 Posted by Hamst3r (4481 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is fantastic.

#9 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1641 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I agree! I'll go down with you, man.

#10 Posted by shodan2020 (664 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is amazing. Blew the shit out of my high school mind... and I wasn't even on drugs yet. I just touched Fuzzy to get dizzy and then Poochy came and took care of the rest.

#11 Edited by TheCreamFilling (1225 posts) -

I hate babies.

#12 Posted by TruthTellah (8851 posts) -

I never really thought of Yoshi's Island as "Super Mario World 2". It always just seemed like its own separate spinoff. As its own thing, I think Yoshi's Island was great and unique. I am "for" it.

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#13 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3859 posts) -

I'd never played it when it came out so for me it was pretty recent, using an emulator on my Nexus 7 but I liked what I've played of it, it's a fun little game. I'd agree calling it a sequel to SMW didn't do it any favours but it's pretty rad.

#14 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4339 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I agree! I'll go down with you, man.

I'll toss the grenade into the well that you two decided to jump into

#15 Edited by ZombiePie (5644 posts) -

It's communist propaganda...so of course I'm against it:

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#16 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

@believer258: I'm down with Yoshi's Island, but c'mon, that's crazy talk.

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#17 Edited by SpunkyHePanda (1641 posts) -

@spunkyhepanda said:

@believer258 said:

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I agree! I'll go down with you, man.

I'll toss the grenade into the well that you two decided to jump into

I knew it would end this way.

#19 Edited by MEATBALL (3202 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Preach

#20 Posted by EarthBowl (164 posts) -

I'm all for it. The gameplay is just as responsive as any Mario game, the presentation both in graphics and music are amazingly unique and the boss fights are memorable (The baby Bowser boss fight was way better than the bowser fight in super Mario world). It really is one of the greatest games for the SNES.

#21 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

Huh? Yoshi's Island is great. I can see maybe debating its place among Nintendo's classics, but debating whether it's a good game or not is silly.

#22 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1178 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I agree! I'll go down with you, man.

Im with you all the way!

#23 Posted by ez123 (1959 posts) -

Huh? Yoshi's Island is great. I can see maybe debating its place among Nintendo's classics, but debating whether it's a good game or not is silly.

It's silly because it's such a bad game. Opinions!

#24 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7079 posts) -

It's communist propaganda...so of course I'm against it:

I'd argue that that makes it even better.

#25 Posted by ajamafalous (11964 posts) -

It's communist propaganda...so of course I'm against it:

welp

#26 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

@zombiepie said:

It's communist propaganda...so of course I'm against it:

Yoshi's Island made me a communist

#27 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

#TeamKlepek on this one.

#28 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1394 posts) -

I stood with Jeff when he went against the others and fought for justice in the wings Wyngz debate; but today on this issue I can not stand with Jeff, but i must do what is right and stand against him and his madness. Yoshi's Island is a good game that looks and sounds fantastic (sure its no Super Mario Word but what is?)

#29 Posted by laserbolts (5319 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I absolutely agree.

#30 Posted by EXTomar (4690 posts) -

To put it kindly, the game is just odd compared to contemporary Mario games in that era. That doesn't make it bad but it doesn't make me want a sequel either.

#31 Posted by Lelcar (608 posts) -

Anyway, maybe a third option would be nice...

Nah, man. Gotta pick a side, son!

Also, I'm loving these bold and insane proclamations of Yoshi's Island > Super Mario World. That's definitely not something I agree with, Yoshi's Island is fantastic, but SMW is damn near perfect. However, I love bold proclamations nonetheless.

That hashtag for that happened last week was the most fun I've had on twitter in a long time.

#32 Edited by TheHT (11155 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is the only time Bowser was scary.

#33 Edited by Ben_H (3349 posts) -

It's a fantastic game. At the same time, it cannot be compared to Super Mario World. They completely different games.

#34 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1540 posts) -

Indifferent.

#35 Edited by Rebel_Scum (691 posts) -

I'm all for Yoshi's island. The arguments about how the game sucks because of baby Mario crying is pretty lame considering it was probably a design choice to make the player grab that baby asap. Sure it was irritating but not enough of a reason to make you hate the game, more like a cherry on the sour ice cream top.

Which bombcast is it where they have this argument anyways?

#36 Edited by Levio (1784 posts) -

One of my top ten all-time games. Every level is full of unique, interesting puzzles. None of the gameplay elements get overused. The aiming system leaves something to be desired, but considering this is a game from 1995, that's perfectly fine.

#37 Edited by punkxblaze (2974 posts) -

@spunkyhepanda said:

@believer258 said:

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I agree! I'll go down with you, man.

Im with you all the way!

Make room, you guys. I'm getting down in to this trench with y'all.

#38 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

#39 Posted by villainy (556 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I'm not arguring with you but they're different games. Super Mario World stomped all over standard platformers until the NSMBs came around and still holds a special place in my heart. Yoshi's Island still stands alone and should not have been Super Mario World 2 in the west.

Jeff is insane. Specifically about Yoshi's Island, I mean.

Nope just insane. I wouldn't have it any other way.

#40 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

How could you be against Yoshi's Island? You throw eggs at things, and jump, and everything is happy and dandy.

Just forget the SMW title. It's arbitrary.

#41 Posted by probablytuna (3627 posts) -

Never played Yoshi's Island, so I can't say.

#42 Edited by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Only time I have seen of it is the video Patrick posted. It looked good.

#43 Posted by BeachThunder (11864 posts) -

@lelcar said:

@beachthunder said:

Anyway, maybe a third option would be nice...

Nah, man. Gotta pick a side, son!

Also, I'm loving these bold and insane proclamations of Yoshi's Island > Super Mario World. That's definitely not something I agree with, Yoshi's Island is fantastic, but SMW is damn near perfect. However, I love bold proclamations nonetheless.

That hashtag for #unpopulargamingopinions that happened last week was the most fun I've had on twitter in a long time.

Just putting it out there, but we also have a thread for that here, feel free to post stuff there too :P

#44 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Jeff also didn't like Red Dead because the horse riding confused him.

#45 Edited by Patman99 (1580 posts) -

I think Yoshi's Island is an ok game. I am not against it nor am I for it. Both camps are insane.

#46 Edited by GreggD (4490 posts) -

Against, because fuck Baby Mario. I don't care if it only happens if you're doing badly, it's still annoying as hell.

@mcghee said:

Jeff also didn't like Red Dead because the horse riding confused him.

Also, this is without a doubt the worst tragedy of this site. Red Dead Redemption should've won GotY over ME2. Loved both games, but come ON.

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#47 Edited by kkotd (297 posts) -

Loved the game on the SNES, but portable... This game is garbage. I really never understood the outright vigor of hatred this title seemed to generate. I mean it's a game that starts out for a younger audience but then gets really dark, really fast. Next thing you know, you're at the final stage, shooting an egg bazooka in a style only seen with the Super Scope games.

#48 Edited by TobbRobb (4610 posts) -

I don't ACTUALLY care. But it seems alright to me. Slightly more for than against. :P

#49 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2249 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is better than Super Mario World.

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I played both SMW and Yoshi's Island around the same time when I was a kid and I could not fucking agree more. Fuck, I never could even finish Yoshi's Island and I still hold it in a higher regard.

#50 Posted by Abendlaender (2790 posts) -

Yoshi's Island is the worst Super Mario World game in existance. It's still a great game though, I love it