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Posted by PistolPackinPoet

@sup:

@sup said:

Almost every reaction in this comments section is the best

Edited by spankingaddict

Ha !

I'm not the biggest Yoshi's Island guy , but this is adorable . I want

Edited by FoxMulder

Man I love this site.

Also, is that a white 3DS XL? Are we finally getting one?!?!

Posted by DickSocrates

"New" Island, but in the style of 'Story', that somehow looks worse than the N64 game which already looked kind of bad?

I don't hate Yoshi's Island as much as Jeff, but I agree it's not a good game. The level design is universally a bit of a dud and the stars mechanic plus losing the baby mechanic make it an extremely frustrating and proactively irritating experience. I've attempted several times to play it again and always give up having had close to no fun at all. And Yoshi has some weird inertia about him. Only good thing was the graphical effects thanks to the FX2 chip. Some impressive sprite manipulation that didn't have the limitations of Mode 7 (being relegated to a background layer, hence all the bosses in SMW being on black backgrounds as they were the background).

Posted by ripelivejam

i love the growing snark in patrick lately. bro's stone cold.

Posted by Aviar

Them's is fighting words!

Posted by aquacadet
Posted by EchoEcho

Yoshi's Island is great! This trailer is terrible.

Posted by WeaponBoy

Christ, that is a really, really lazy name. It's worse than just calling it Yoshi's Island 2.

Edited by tranquilchaos

I cannot stand yoshi's voice.

Posted by Tedtded

Yoshi's island is so great.

Best platformer ever.

Posted by Hassun

Don't forget Ryan hated Yoshi as well.

Posted by Beb
Posted by Luck702

@scarlet_rogue: It's a 3ds game blown up to video size. Of course it 'looks' terrible.

Posted by InternetDetective

sick burn Scoops-chan

Posted by BeachThunder

So, any word on whether this will include baby crying?

Posted by FonkyMucker

I hope Jeff does a "CBS Gaming Minute" on this game.

Edited by Brenderous

TOUCH FUZZY.

GET DIZZY.

Posted by TJUK

Wait, what? I oh see what you did there now Patrick.

Posted by Calles89

I love everything about this post.

Posted by KenpachiRamaSama
Edited by san_salvador

Oh snap!!

Posted by ProfessorEss

Christ, that is a really, really lazy name. It's worse than just calling it Yoshi's Island 2.

Feels to me like they're putting about the same amount of imagination into the names as they are putting into the games.

Edited by GalacticPunt

More Yoshi's Island? More crying baby Mario?

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Posted by UncleBenny

@weaponboy said:

Christ, that is a really, really lazy name. It's worse than just calling it Yoshi's Island 2.

Feels to me like they're putting about the same amount of imagination into the names as they are putting into the games.

Wait, are you telling me this game isn't called Jeff Gerstmann's 2014 Game of the Year?

FUCK. THIS.

Edited by RedFive

Posted by flasaltine

What is worse? The sounds Yoshi makes or Wah Wah?

Posted by mpgeist

Wow this looks like garbage! Why does it look like the shitty pre-rendered parts of Yoshi's Island?

Posted by SomberOwl

lol

Posted by ProfessorEss

@professoress said:

@weaponboy said:

Christ, that is a really, really lazy name. It's worse than just calling it Yoshi's Island 2.

Feels to me like they're putting about the same amount of imagination into the names as they are putting into the games.

Wait, are you telling me this game isn't called Jeff Gerstmann's 2014 Game of the Year?

FUCK. THIS.

If a game named "Jeff Gerstmann's 2014 Game of the Year" ever does get made (and I'm kinda thinkin it should) I can't see it being a Nintendo exclusive.

...also, it should include a Luigi style character named Jeff Gertsmann.

Posted by evanbower

@scarlet_rogue said:

Graphically this game just looks ugly.

SHHHHHHH. Quiet! (You're right.)

Maybe this is one of those situations where A Link Between Worlds looked bad in trailers but great on your 3DS? Or maybe its just ugly..

Posted by GValo

Let's just turn this into a terrible WWE storyline

How long until @jeff "Future Endeavors" @patrickklepek ?

Posted by AMyggen

Not a fan of how this game looks, and I really like the original.

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Posted by Cold_Wolven

This is gonna be great!

Posted by cikame

Good pick Jeff.

Is it me or does this game look... rough?
I think 3DS games can look clearer than this, also Yoshi just put his tongue on that dudes junk.

Edited by Draxyle

Still not entirely sure Nintendo has what it takes to make a proper sequel to Yoshi's Island anymore (as they've tried that multiple times already with questionable success), and I'm not a fan of them leaning more towards Yoshi's Story rather than Yoshi's Island in aesthetics and sound.

I'm still curious as to how this will turn out though. I want to believe.

Posted by Chewii101

Giantbomb's Battle to the Death of 2014 right here

Edited by soulcake

Jeff really needs to review this game.

Posted by billyok

@cikame said:

Good pick Jeff.

Is it me or does this game look... rough?

I think 3DS games can look clearer than this, also Yoshi just put his tongue on that dudes junk.

3DS games are rarely done justice in videos it seems. They always look kinda patchwork and weird to me in video form, and then I seem them in person on the 3DS screens and it's dramatically better. I'm guessing this is more of that. (Or at least, I'm hoping, because I agree, looks a little odd here)

Edited by MocBucket62

@millionthlayla said:

I never played the original YI, but I played the DS version. I really liked the art style. After watching this, I have a question: what the heck happened?

Originally when Nintendo was developing Yoshi's Island they wanted to give it the Donkey Kong treatment by making it have pseudo-3D sprites (The original game's opening looks more like this new YI). But Miyamoto disagreed and wanted to rework the art assets to make the sprites have a hand-drawn look. For this tile, I think Nintendo is experimenting with the DKC sprite style to see how it would of looked for the original.

Edit: Here's the source about the decision.

Edited by super_machine

Nintendo, please stop putting "new" in your titles. Its going to confuse the children in 10 years.

Edited by RenMcKormack

this does look weirdly ugly. I loved Yoshis Island on the SNES tho. Does it look better in person with the 3d? has anyone seen it? That sometimes happens with 3ds Stuff. Like LTTP2 looked bad in videos but looks good in person.

Posted by meekodraf

that was.....just....madness and I loved it!

Edited by Picsl

Man, this looks like shit!

Edited by Roboculus92

Eh, this doesn't look great but I also think that A Link Between Worlds doesn't look very good so I don't know, this just might be a case where a lot of these 3DS games don't look very good unless you see them on the screen.

Posted by dancingpolkabear

@scarlet_rogue said:

Graphically this game just looks ugly.

SHHHHHHH. Quiet! (You're right.)

I do kinda like the music though, but I swear I've heard it before