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I'd totally play this. You know, if it's competent.

And I'd be shocked if it didn't end up getting ported to Wii U. There's too much hot Poké-money to be made there.

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Also @danryckert I think you eventually get it, but just to review:

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@def said:

@doctordonkey said:

The Mega Man Zero stuff was some of the best Mega Man style gameplay Capcom did in years. The first 3 games are really challenging and fantastic. Super bummed they just completely dropped it.

The irony being that Capcom didn't do it but Inti Creates ;)

Mmm see and I feel like the Mega Man Zero/Mega Man 9&10 stuff was really weak straight-up Mega Man stuff all told. (I guess the ZX games were a lot worse, but still). I liked Mega Man 8 (sort of) but basically the whole series has fallen off for me since Mega Man X2. It just felt like they made games brutally hard in a really unfair way, and I say that as someone who got obsessive and finally beat Mega Man Zero 1, 2 and 3 on the harder difficulties and has loved the series since I was a little kid. They just felt messed up, not like the thrilling challenge of a Super Meat Boy or Dark Souls or something.

That being said, I may check this out just to see what's up with it. I don't really like this studio's past work though. Hmmm...

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I think the local co-op has sold me on getting the console version rather than PC. I already have Torchlight II for all my clicking needs...

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Yeahhhhhhh....this show really didn't age well. Drew's definitely right. Even the original Toy Story looks weird at this point.

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First, I loved these old demo discs for the PlayStation. I never had an original PSone but one of my friends did and he had a handful of these discs. It was so much fun to mess around with tons of different games we were never going to own. It's great to see these getting video representation now.

Second, I really need to make a detailed video or blog post about Donkey Kong Country, because Patrick and Dan keep voicing this heresy (heresy I say!) that the new DKC games are objectively better games than the SNES originals. The original 1994 Donkey Kong Country is not much of a platformer, especially now. I'll give you that. It hasn't aged gracefully and controls in that game were kind of wonky. However, I would place both DKC2 and 3 above Super Mario World in every possible aspect and among the greatest platformers of all time. They control as smooth as butter and are chock full of fun secrets, hidden levels, clever twists and boss fights, and fantastic music. They are full of charm and humor and are simply delightful games to this day. The graphics have not aged well at all, but they are just as playable now as they were then.

The new games are lots of fun, don't get me wrong. I've gotten 100% in the new Tropical Freeze game and had a lot of fun with it. It definitely controls better than the kind of crummy Wii controls in Returns. But still, the bonus levels are bland and uninteresting, the boss fights are cheap and overly long, and the changes they made to the controls from the old games actually make them less smooth an experience overall (i.e. not seamlessly picking up barrels while running, awkward pauses in rolling animations, floaty imprecise jumps, etc.)

I have played Donkey Kong Country 2 in the last week and compared it side by side with the new games, and the old games control better and are more creative, polished, and original platformers all over. Both of Retro's games are lots of fun, but are complete throwbacks that rely on nostalgia for primarily the first Donkey Kong Country game. They just aren't as good. Even the vast majority of the music is straight-up remixes of old tracks, rather than new songs.

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Just so you know. I didn't realize it until it was spoken in a recent Final Fantasy game of some sort. I always pronounced it like Alex did in the video. That's what they called summons in FF IX, right?

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@draxyle said:

Nintendo's been making such great strides over the last year, but I won't be convinced they "get it" until they break their region locking (the reason that Nintendo representative was "silenced" on twitter was for showing empathy for that cause). I'm rooting for them, but they've still got a long way to go.

I'd add that if Nintendo got on board with a subscription service (say, a cross-platform Virtual Console subscription...they have the infrastructure for it now) they'd definitely feel modern, and it would give people a reason to pick up a 3DS and a Wii U.

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I downloaded this and purchased bowling. I see no need to get any other sport.

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Mario Party sucks! I can't possibly be more excited to watch this!