Not Liking It So Far

#1 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I was a big fan of 'Splosion man, but they made a few design choices that are really killing Ms. Splosion Man for me.  It's not the controls, or the how Super Meat Boy did such a good job(it did though)in the same genre.  It's not being able to see what is going on.  In particular, the sequences  where you jump across cars are terrible.  Between each one exploding, having a driver jump out when you land on it, and the other traffic, I frequently lose track of my character and fall off.  In the rest of the game there are periodic moments like that when a scientist flys at the screen, but it's not as common.  It's like they forgot what kind of game it is.  You know, the kind where you have to be perfect all the time of you die.  Why would seeing my character be important?
#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I kind of agree. I think it adds charm in a lot of cases though, and it's not a huuuuge deal. I'm still liking the game.

#3 Posted by Sogeman (871 posts) -

There can be a bit much on screen at times but it's never during parts where you have to perform fast jumps.

#4 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -
@Sogeman said:
There can be a bit much on screen at times but it's never during parts where you have to perform fast jumps.

But it still kills.  It makes what should be a simple task, jumping across some platforms, suddenly challenging(relatively speaking).  I now have to: jump, wait for the crap to clear, jump again. 
#5 Posted by buft (3317 posts) -

agree with your point of obstructing the character but i dont think it has taken any of the shine off the game for me

#6 Edited by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

Granted I'm not very far yet, but I don't think I've gotten to a part where their silly "scientist hitting the screen" trick (which I'll say is really fucking cool the first time, then completely loses its appeal afterwards, so maybe they're leaning on it a bit too much) has actually impeded my progress or made me stop for a second, mostly because they wait to do it in spots where all you can really do is go straight or maybe hit a really simple gap anyway. This sounds to me like a really nitpicky complaint.

And the cars segments are fun, shut up.

Also, they play the fucking Donut song on the pause screen. If that doesn't make it Game of the Forever, I don't know what does.

#7 Edited by ThePickle (4182 posts) -

I don't like it very much either (world 1-10)

  • Sometimes the camera gets too far out and there's too much on screen and I can't see where I am.
  • Character is too slow and jump is too small for what they want me to do.
  • Checkpoints aren't frequent enough.
  • Too many parts where the game plays itself.

Maybe it's just because I finished playing VVVVVV and I can't take any more abuse.

#8 Posted by Brad (3009 posts) -

@YoungFrey said:

I was a big fan of 'Splosion man, but they made a few design choices that are really killing Ms. Splosion Man for me. It's not the controls, or the how Super Meat Boy did such a good job(it did though)in the same genre. It's not being able to see what is going on. In particular, the sequences where you jump across cars are terrible. Between each one exploding, having a driver jump out when you land on it, and the other traffic, I frequently lose track of my character and fall off. In the rest of the game there are periodic moments like that when a scientist flys at the screen, but it's not as common. It's like they forgot what kind of game it is. You know, the kind where you have to be perfect all the time of you die. Why would seeing my character be important?

Yep, losing track of my character was one of my big problems with the game too, and those flying car sequences are a primary offender on that front. In general your situational awareness is limited by the way the game presents the action.

@HandsomeDevil: Those things too.

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#9 Posted by DonChipotle (2760 posts) -

I don't like it because it made me bust out my I'm Breathless album.

#10 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

The car sequences are by far the worst in the game, I haven't had problems with anything else. I didn't find the car sequences excessively bad but it certainly bugged me at first, especially the first few times I encountered a car sequence.

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