I finally got around to watching it yesterday. It's the first Disney film in a while that actually feels like a Disney film. For years, I've been arguing that they got terrible after the prevalence of computer animation. Turns out they just needed to give a shit again.
I think I'd still prefer a traditionally animated, 2D version of that story, though. I haven't seen Princess and the Frog yet. Would it scratch that 2D itch?
Brad was being overly reductive. If you boil any game down to its raw mechanics, it sounds boring. Mario is nothing but running and jumping. Dota is nothing but clicking on bad guys. And let's not forget how strongly he advocated for another left-trigger-right-trigger game last year. What was it called? Siblings?
I just finished Jazzpunk, and found it as delightful. Yeah, it's also a baffling nightmare of a fever dream. But it was super charming the whole way through. I was instantly reminded of how I felt while playing Lego Island as a kid. I doubt the surrealist undertones were as intentional as they were in Jazzpunk, but Lego Island's atmosphere was almost as unrelentingly strange.
Both are also first person adventure games without traditional stories, acting mostly as open world sandboxes of one-off jokes, and requiring no actual effort from the player. How much, if any, inspiration do you think the developers took from Lego Island?