241 Comments
Posted by Hailinel

That club you unlocked is just an idol. They're like the trophies from Smash Bros.

Posted by ElixirBronze
HI IM DUUUUURR
Posted by Baal_Sagoth

I'll be sure to run all my egg-launching tactics by Vinicarus from here on out.

Posted by JackSukeru

I'm not sure that I like the design of Pit. He looks and moves too much like he did in Smash Bros, which I'm not into. I thought his design was fine for that game, but I sorta wanted them to dial it back if he got his own someday.

The menus also look very Smash Bros-like, in fact the whole game feels very Smash Bros-y, with the egg launcher that seem similar to the coin machine of that series, for example. Considering the developer I guess you can't be too surprised.

And I guess I can't fault them for going completely wild when designing this game either. Being such an old series with only 2 previous entries it didn't have much of an identity that they could build on. In fact, I kinda like the idea of making it a fast paced, combat heavy action game series that doesn't take itself too seriously...even if the controls for this game in particular seem kinda messy.

If that's the direction they are taking it however, then I would be very interested in seeing what they could make for a console such as the WiiU.

Posted by Welding

What the hell is wrong with everyone in the comments?

Game looks pretty fun and the Quick Look was fine.

So Brad isn't great at videogames, big deal. I dont come to this site to find out how to play videogames right.

Posted by MaxPayne12345

I bet they explained why he can't fly during the running sequences. Brad has problems getting what a game does and what it doesn't do. For example the scarves in Journey being longer, because you played through the game and the length carrying over through playthroughs, which is not true at all. And I remember the Uncharted 3 beta, holy Jeebus, why is it so hard to explain something or pay attention when you play it(before the QL). Same thing during the podcast when they talked about Journey

So what do you do?

Brad: You go on a Journey.

What do you do exactly?

Brad: it has all the trappings of a video game.

Gee thanks for that awesome explanation, Jeff summed that shit up in one sentence, but Brad can't explain game mechanics for shit.

Posted by Humanity

@Mumrik said:

@Humanity said:

"Brad: I wish people could see the position" yes God forbid any actual editing goes into these videos - Drew needs a 27 inch monitor and Final Cut so he can drag and drop two video files and an audio commentary before mashing the big red render button.

Love you guys, but seriously sometimes I wish you put just a tad more effort into these. How much time would it have taken to record 30 seconds showing Brad playing the game and splicing it into the Quicklook, if in fact thats such a big deal.

That's a lot of venom. I can't really say I disagree though. The stand and control scheme has received more attention than the game itself. GB even did an unboxing video for the stand, yet they choose not to show it in use.

Not at all, no venom intended. As I said I love the site and the content they produce - but despite all that it's hard not to notice when they just don't put in the extra effort, or some might say, the minimal effort at times. I understand the quantity issue - if they have only two computers that can render videos and it takes 4-5 hours for a 45 minute quicklook to render in 720p then I completely see why we might get only two of them a day. The quality though I just don't understand.

Posted by kishinfoulux

Why is everyone so cranky? Just relax and enjoy it. Let's not become like other shit gaming communities.

Anyways the game itself always looked awesome to me. The controls are what worry me. I'd love to test it out at a demo station somewhere. Or maybe I could just get myself a circle pad pro.

Posted by august

It looks like Sega Team puked this game up.

Posted by GunslingerPanda

Brad seems really down on this game. That's a shame since it's awesome.

Also a ton of the things he doesn't know are in the tutorial. Kind of a bad QL.

Posted by potatomash3r

I like what I see, except the enemy designs.

Posted by Shortbreadtom

Shame that being a left-handed I will not be able to play this. It's impossible for me to move with the analog stick, and use a stylus with my right hand to aim whilst simultaneously shooting without a Circle Pad pro which are unfortunately not sold in my country. Dammit Nintendo!

Posted by JackSukeru

@Rox360: I can't really speak for the original DS, but compared to a DSlite the 3DS is pretty much the same size but noticably heavier, also the + button is in kind of an awkvard position to make room for the analog...thing, whatever-it-was-called.

I guess the increased weight is the issue here, I could see it being a problem myself if you were to hold the system without support over an extended period of time.

Posted by GunslingerPanda

@Shortbreadtom said:

Shame that being a left-handed I will not be able to play this. It's impossible for me to move with the analog stick, and use a stylus with my right hand to aim whilst simultaneously shooting without a Circle Pad pro which are unfortunately not sold in my country. Dammit Nintendo!

You can use the ABXY to move and the stylus to aim. In fact you can map the controls however you like.

Posted by Brad

@Humanity said:

"Brad: I wish people could see the position" yes God forbid any actual editing goes into these videos - Drew needs a 27 inch monitor and Final Cut so he can drag and drop two video files and an audio commentary before mashing the big red render button.

Love you guys, but seriously sometimes I wish you put just a tad more effort into these. How much time would it have taken to record 30 seconds showing Brad playing the game and splicing it into the Quicklook, if in fact thats such a big deal.

Probably because I was playing it on a capture kit that has two gigantic heavy-gauge cables coming out of the cartridge slot that no regular consumer will ever have to deal with? You know, the same giant cables you can see for yourself at the end of the video.

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Posted by Flacracker

Vinny: "Just the tip. Its the most sensitive part."

Posted by Krelle

I hate "gamers". As a collective they're as bad as the internet gets really,

Edited by ghostNPC
@TripleBeat said:

What the hell is wrong with everyone in the comments?

Game looks pretty fun and the Quick Look was fine.

So Brad isn't great at videogames, big deal. I dont come to this site to find out how to play videogames right.

Quoting for emphasis. Come on, guys.
 
- Am I crazy or is the sound sync off just alittle bit?
Posted by LordAndrew
I think I've played some DS game with a similar control scheme. Shouldn't be too difficult, but I'd definitely want the stand if I'm playing at home.
Posted by RVonE

What the shit is wrong with people in this comment section?!@ghostNPC said:

@TripleBeat said:

What the hell is wrong with everyone in the comments?

Game looks pretty fun and the Quick Look was fine.

So Brad isn't great at videogames, big deal. I dont come to this site to find out how to play videogames right.

Quoting for emphasis. Come on, guys.

Yeah, what the shit is going on here, anyway?

Posted by Shun_Akiyama

COME ON! just the tip

Posted by jasondesante

This is getting sad. If you produce ignorant content its not a suprise the community is reflecting your ignorance and building opinions on the game that are false and based on ignorance.

Please people just get this game its so amazing. Theres more control options you will know to do with, and its deeper than any handheld game you have ever seen.

Posted by SlackerMonkey

Drew is totally right about that thumb stylus for the DS. Also I think metroids were in the original Kid Icarus too.

Posted by Halberdierv2

was skeptical at first, but now I find this game rather charming.

also, that tetris ablitity thing looks just like the NaviCustom system from MegaMan Battle Network.

Posted by Roger_Klotz

The flying sequences looks fun but the ground sequences look very awkward and kinda bad.

Posted by Humanity

@Brad: I saw the cables I just wish you guys would have showed how it plays with that wacky stand - you know just filmed you playing it when not capping footage. Thanks for the QL though.

Posted by Mezmero

Looks pretty cool thanks to this awesome video. I wonder how much of that self aware writing was added by the localization team and how much is in the original Japanese text. Pit is definitely the one Captain N character that has changed the least within his respective video games, of which there are few. Box Art Mega Man would have made a way cooler character in that cartoon. I can picture him getting wasted and trying to awkwardly play the "Game Boy".

Posted by Metal_Mills

You nerds need to chill the fuck out and get some fresh air or something. Brad was fine.

Posted by PatchMaster

Metroids? Instabuy!

Posted by geekbot

The game seems to have a good amount of replay value, which is nice.

Posted by Codeacious

My number one concern with this: What about lefties?

Posted by RuthLoose

@isnipeyoudie said:

My number one concern with this: What about lefties?

You can hook up a Circle Pad Pro and use your right hand to move Pit around while keeping the stylus in your left hand.

Posted by Krelle

@Mezmero said:

Looks pretty cool thanks to this awesome video. I wonder how much of that self aware writing was added by the localization team and how much is in the original Japanese text. Pit is definitely the one Captain N character that has changed the least within his respective video games, of which there are few. Box Art Mega Man would have made a way cooler character in that cartoon. I can picture him getting wasted and trying to awkwardly play the "Game Boy".

Its in the japanese version as well, at least in the 1h demo I played way back before the 3DS was even released.

So, yeah, the tone is pretty much the same Id recon.

Posted by Lugixx

@isnipeyoudie said:

My number one concern with this: What about lefties?

You can also use the face buttons to move instead of the circle pad.

Posted by zombie2011

This looks really good, i like the constant banter between the two characters on the bottom screen. The game has a personality which i like.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Just pre-ordered on Best Buy for in-store pickup, game looks Ahhh-mazing.

Edited by Hef

This seems like a game that would strongly benefit from dual analog sticks.

Also why would you want to stop moving to dash. That seems silly to me. A lot of the item progression and unlocks seem cool, but the controls look like shit.

Posted by Shortbreadtom

@GunslingerPanda: Oh really? Thanks for the info! Now I might just pick this up.

Posted by ImperiousRix

Game has looked awesome from all the footage I've seen. I think Brad did a good job here of showing off how deep the game does get and just how much STUFF is in it. It's definitely made me think about getting a 3DS for this game.

Also; Vin Icarus

Posted by aceofspudz

I thought the self-aware banter was charming!

Posted by Draxyle

Great quicklook! The meta stuff is pretty fantastic, I probably would not give this game a second glance if not for the humor. I still lack a 3DS though, but this is something I might be interested in; there's not enough original properties on the system.

@TripleBeat said:

What the hell is wrong with everyone in the comments?

Game looks pretty fun and the Quick Look was fine.

So Brad isn't great at videogames, big deal. I dont come to this site to find out how to play videogames right.

For further emphasis. It's possible to be critical without being an ass.

Posted by ImpendingFoil

@isnipeyoudie: I am left handed as well but after trying out all the control methods I just resorted to using the default right handed controls. It seems really counter-intuitive to me to move using my right hand instead of my left after years and years of using a controller. It took a little while, but I did get used to using the stylus with my right hand after a few tries.

Posted by darkvare

this only reminded me of how awesome act raiser was on the snes

Posted by Grixxel

Hrm, this actually looks neat.

Edited by okand

That's some Sakurai-ass menu designs.

That treasure grid was in Kirby Air Ride for example. Just the style of the buttons feel like something he's been involved in and unlocking trophies using the Trophy lottery in Smash Bros. Melee feels similar to that idol toss thing as well.

Posted by BlaineBlaine

@Humanity said:

"Brad: I wish people could see the position" yes God forbid any actual editing goes into these videos - Drew needs a 27 inch monitor and Final Cut so he can drag and drop two video files and an audio commentary before mashing the big red render button.

Love you guys, but seriously sometimes I wish you put just a tad more effort into these. How much time would it have taken to record 30 seconds showing Brad playing the game and splicing it into the Quicklook, if in fact thats such a big deal.

For what it's worth, there are restrictions on using some of that capture gear for portables. You're not actually supposed to show anyone what one of those kits look like. If you ever watch GameCenter CX, you can see at Indie Zeros some cobbled together cardboard... DM Shields, I guess, so you can watch Kacho play games without seeing the capture units.

As is my understanding, those rules are handed down by Nintendo and you don't fuck with them because if they cut you off, you're done.

Posted by Draxyle

@okand said:

That's some Sakurai-ass menu designs.

That treasure grid was in Kirby Air Ride for example. Just the style of the buttons feel like something he's been involved in and unlocking trophies using the Trophy lottery in Smash Bros. Melee feels similar to that idol toss thing as well.

I didn't even realize that, but you're absolutely right. Almost copy-pasted frame by frame.

Certainly not a bad thing, gives those menu's a bit of style and life to them; looks to work well with a stylus as well.

Posted by Sargus

Silly Brad, you don't have to stop to dash. Just double tap the circle pad in the direction you want to go.

And I believe Drew was referring to the little analog nub thing that was attached to the wrist strap that was included with the original Nintendo DS. I occasionally used it for parts in Mario 64 that required more precision than the D-pad allowed for.

I really like this Kid Icarus game, though I agree that more customization options in the controls would be better (such as letting you use the Circle Pad Pro the way a normal person would want to use it).

Posted by NintenJoe

Brad, the original Kid Icarus and Metroid shared some enemies and development team members.

Posted by falling_fast

on your wings, like an eagle

flyy touch the sun