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Walter said:
Nintendo is remaking Zelda: Link's Awakening for Switch. Due out later this year:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_U-_XfDGgDw
I was excited when I was hoping the animated opening was reflective of the style they were going for in game rather than Mii Plaza. =)

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It pales next to Link's Awakening, but the sequel to Hollow Knight looks neat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFAknD_9U7c
Well, looks like quite a bit more of the same, and I'm not a big fan of promoting a supporting character to main protagonist in a sequel. I needed at least a HINT of something expanding on the fate of The Knight. :guts:
 

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Griffith said:
I was excited when I was hoping the animated opening was reflective of the style they were going for in-game rather than Mii Plaza. =)
Oh yeah, Mii Plaza that was a thing :puck:

by the way, be careful what you wish for because I would personally be horrified if the game reflected an animated look considering Zelda's previous attempts at an animated looking game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN8-Pdz-ns8
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so ill stick with the Mii Plaza look for now :shrug:
 

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I like the look of Link's Awakening. This Mii Plaza joke has me remembering when Wind Waker came out and people thought it was too cartoony/for kids. This looks like a whole world made out of miniatures. I think that's a pretty cool idea, for everything to look very solid and hand-crafted.



Check out how the lighting shows off the texture on each tile.
 

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Walter said:
I like the look of Link's Awakening. This Mii Plaza joke has me remembering when Wind Waker came out and people thought it was too cartoony/for kids. This looks like a whole world made out of miniatures. I think that's a pretty cool idea, for everything to look very solid and hand-crafted.
I'll give it a shot just like how I gave wind waker a shot. And jokes aside I do find the whole almost plastic toy-like design of the game interesting and definitely innovative. But hey I'm fine with anything as long as it's not this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNpLXo55yfw
 

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Walter said:
I like the look of Link's Awakening. This Mii Plaza joke has me remembering when Wind Waker came out and people thought it was too cartoony/for kids.
Or when Minish Cap came out! :carcus: Anyway, the ultimate quality of the game and that style notwithstanding; it was! They turned off half the fanbase. :ganishka: There's lots of reasons OoT and Twilight Princess after it sold a gazillion copies, but part of it is the appeal of the art design, which was also fantastic if not as unique and iconic. I thought they did a fine job threading the needle with Skyward Sword and perfected it with BoTW. Hell, do something more with cel-shading, that's what was great about WW anyway. Make Link and his environment and enemies appear exactly as they did in the Link's Awakening instruction manual! How cool would that be (I've basically been waiting years for this =)?

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This looks like a whole world made out of miniatures. I think that's a pretty cool idea, for everything to look very solid and hand-crafted.

Check out how the lighting shows off the texture on each tile.
That's cool, it can be done well of course, but however they dress up some of the graphical details I'm just not a fan of the overall design, and my cynical ass also can't help but interpret it as a cheap gimmick, basically. Like, this indicates to me it clearly isn't their best effort, and while that's fine for a remake, I would have preferred a different direction with the opportunity to do something with it you might not in a main game, especially since it theoretically won't be too big as a ported portable (sure doesn't look like they're going the RE2 route, anyway).

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And jokes aside I do find the whole almost plastic toy-like design of the game interesting and definitely innovative.
What about Yoshi's Story and LittleBigPlanet to name a couple? Also, explicitly mentioning the toy aspect I can't help but think, "GET THE TOY LINK AMIIBO TOY TO GO WITH YOUR CARTOON LINK AMIIBO TOY AND MORE SERIOUS CARTOON LINK AMIIBO TOY!" I'm clearly wrong about this being bad for business as far as the fanbase is concerned now. We all made our choices long ago. I'm mostly peeved that now I have to buy a Switch for a game that I think looks cheap. =)
 

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Griffith said:
What about Yoshi's Story and LittleBigPlanet to name a couple?
Well, you got me there :ganishka: well let me rephrase that it's innovative for a Zelda game as we hadn't really had a Zelda game look like this as of now. wow, this response is a bit late isn't.

More news on Cyberpunk 2077 apparently they say they are going to to be present at e3 2019 to be expected, but what I'm wondering is are we going to get a release date.
here's a vid on it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqQ6vO3jtW4
 

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New trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 just came out. Release date is slated for April 16, 2020. MIGHT have story spoilers for anyone concerned about that sort of thing.
Nah, you should just include the follow up with the man himself:

I'd much rather be playing as Keanu Reeves' character, though. Just do it and put him on the box.
 
Eh, if we were to play as Keanu Reaves, I'd prefer he be a rockerboy who has a vision to make the world a better place through the awe-inspiring message in his music: "Be excellent to one another!"

EDIT: Heh, looks like I'm not too far off the mark; he's playing Johnny Silverhand.
 
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Looks like we won't have to wait forever for the FF7 remake after all, but is it going to recapture that magic from adolescence now that the game itself is old enough to join SOLDIER and buy a drink? I think I empathize more now with the oppressed homeowners crowded into Midgar than the heroes. Get lost eco-terrorists, you're blowing up my hood and somehow lowering my already depressed property values even further! President Shinra, as the evil businessman and de facto head of the World, has aged well as a plot point, but I hope Rufus doesn't going forward. =)
 
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I am stoked as hell for Cyberpunk. But it's so hard for me to commit to those massive games. I'll probably do it anyways though sigh.

But as for Final Fantasy VII, I was genuinely impressed with what I seen. I watched the announcement live and I felt like a giddy little girl at what I seen. I wasn't expecting much honestly, but I feel like it seriously exceeded my expectations.

What I am wary of, is what they plan to do episodically. The fact they don't know how many 'games' it's going to be and such. It makes me feel like the finale of the series is going to be on PS9 and I'll be playing it in hospice if I'm lucky enough.

Either way, I've been wanting this since the PS2 was a thing and here we are. So excited!
 
I am stoked as hell for Cyberpunk. But it's so hard for me to commit to those massive games. I'll probably do it anyways though sigh.

But as for Final Fantasy VII, I was genuinely impressed with what I seen. I watched the announcement live and I felt like a giddy little girl at what I seen. I wasn't expecting much honestly, but I feel like it seriously exceeded my expectations.

What I am wary of, is what they plan to do episodically. The fact they don't know how many 'games' it's going to be and such. It makes me feel like the finale of the series is going to be on PS9 and I'll be playing it in hospice if I'm lucky enough.

Either way, I've been wanting this since the PS2 was a thing and here we are. So excited!
That's pretty much why my hype for it died down down quickly. At best, it honestly doesn't sound like Square-Enix has a proper roadmap for this project yet, and at worst, they're planning to effectively turn FF7 into a series that they can squeeze to the very last drop. And as cool as the game looked, particularly the fight against the Scorpion Sentinel, I fear this is going to be another flashy but ultimately shallow and tedious combat system, which has been the case for all these systems that have tried to combine real-time action with turn-based mechanics (and the case for every Final Fantasy game released in the past decade).
 

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That's pretty much why my hype for it died down down quickly. At best, it honestly doesn't sound like Square-Enix has a proper roadmap for this project yet, and at worst, they're planning to effectively turn FF7 into a series that they can squeeze to the very last drop.
*buckle up for a rant*

Yeah, it screams of surrender or stalling disguised as a feature, "Its SO BIG we couldn't fit it in ONE game! ...or come close to finishing it." Like they're gonna turn FF7 into Game of Thrones or something, including probably not finishing the last books or petering out the final episodes after biting off more than they can chew. It honestly reminds me of some insanely over-ambitious fan project you know is DOA when you hear it, "We're going to recreate the entire Fallout series with photorealistic graphics... using Mario Maker and a DAT recorder!" Anyway, this still looks like an out of control mess they're now trying to spin into some multi-part series; that, or they're so concerned they can't meet expectations of quality (they know as well as us everything branded "FF7" since FF7 has sucked) so they're quadrupling down on quantity to overcompensate. Again, the best case would have been RE2 where Capcom seemed to finally draw the line, finished what worked, polished it up and put a bow on it for release. This is more like Square is trying to turn into the swerve or something and it sounds insane. What's it even going to cost, for them and consumers? Is each part going to be a full game? What if sales drop halfway through? Part of me kind of hopes they throw so much into this vortex it ruins them. :zodd:

Yeah, I'll buy it though. =)
 
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