Is it wrong to find N+ harder than SMB?

#1 Posted by Tomkang (251 posts) -

Honestly I can't get anywhere in N+ on XBLA. (Haven't even passed 20 levels). Yet I am on world 5 of SMB, Damn you guy from I wanna be that Guy!

#2 Edited by Andorski (5342 posts) -

I'm crap at N+ too.  Just something about the jump physics that I can't wrap my head around. 
 
[edit] I also just noticed that SMB can stand for both Super Meat Boy and Super Mario Bros.  Clever!

#3 Posted by Cwaff (1260 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" I'm crap at N+ too.  Just something about the jump physics that I can't wrap my head around.  [edit] I also just noticed that SMB can stand for both Super Meat Boy and Super Mario Bros.  Clever! "
Mind blown.
#4 Posted by ShadowVirus (793 posts) -

Yeah, I haven't completed N+, I have completed Super Meat Boy though, well, the Light World that is.

#5 Posted by Bollard (5661 posts) -

S Rank in N+. 
 
Stuck on SMB Dark World 3. 
 
^ Speaks for itself ^

#6 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

Which game seems to hate you more?

#7 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

Just play I Wanna Be The Guy.  It is the equalizer.

#8 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

SMB also stands for Super Monkey Ball.
 
But yea N+'s levels aren't designed to show you a concept then scale that concept either, it's all just random.  That also makes it harder.

#9 Posted by Chuggsy (554 posts) -
@Tomkang said:
" Honestly I can't get anywhere in N+ on XBLA. (Haven't even passed 20 levels). Yet I am on world 5 of SMB, Damn you guy from I wanna be that Guy! "
Fuck Guy. God dammit.
#10 Posted by thorkins (8 posts) -

N+ is all just about getting used to the floaty physics and understanding the geometry, every surface that is in meat boy is jump-able where as N's worst enemy is curved surfaces. I managed to complete all the main levels and all the dlc in N+, got SMB done just on world 3 for 100%-ing.

#11 Edited by Animasta (14711 posts) -
@Chuggsy said:

" @Tomkang said:

" Honestly I can't get anywhere in N+ on XBLA. (Haven't even passed 20 levels). Yet I am on world 5 of SMB, Damn you guy from I wanna be that Guy! "
Fuck Guy. God dammit. "
go play his game I think you'll have a good time
 
:)
 
edit; also he's the Kid, not the Guy.
#12 Posted by MikkaQ (10317 posts) -

N+ is more freeform, while SMB is a bit stricter in how you finish levels. So there's more being demanded of SMB players, but N+ players have to be better at improvising.

#13 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -

I have a ton more trouble with the homing missiles in N+. In Super Meat Boy I find them easier to work with. And even then, it takes more patience to throw myself at N+ than SMB. 
 
I think, in the end, SMB is easier because you only have to (usually) beat one level at a time, whereas in N+ there are a few episodes that I still haven't finished because the last level has 3 homing missile launchers in them. *shakes fist*

#14 Posted by Lumley (961 posts) -

I've got about 3 levels left to complete on N+ and I've just completed the dark zone on SMB. 
I find N+ harder mainly because you have to complete 5 levels in a row each time.

#15 Posted by Brendan (7842 posts) -

I personally find it ethically and morally disturbing.  I have not played either game, but I heard about this on Fox News and I don't like it one bit.

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