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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:09:43
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.
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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:23:42

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:34:38

robio said:
I'm not sure how anyone can play the quick sequel card on this.  It'll be 2 1/2 years between the games.  GTA and Metal Gear games come out on a more frequent basis.  I don't think it'll be a GOTY game just because it will share a lot of similarities to the original and doesn't seem to have gotten a face lift, but that doesn't mean it won't be an excellent game and completely worth playing.

Yeah it wont review close to the original because of the similarity fatigue that all sequel games suffer from, but its the same team and the game will be out, like you say, at least 2 and a half years, maybe 3 after the release of the first.

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^^The only reason it won't get GoTY is because Metroid and Zelda are going to be released the same year.

It's too soon to jump to conclusion. We have hardly seen anything yet. What will the power-up structure be? What will be the level selection structure?

Just changing the power-up structure and the level selection structure to resemble Mario World, would totally change the game for the better!

One thing that bothers me is Yoshi who hasn't made the 3-D transition as well as mario. In the 2-d games it made sense, he gave you some bonuses but the important thing was that when you were hit you could re-aquire him easily because he would run in a line, bump off something and come back. And because it was in 2-D it was accurate and easy to jump back on. I dont know how others feel but in Mario Sunshine, Yoshi was not fun to use, at all for me.

He has to have clear advantages in MG2 as a viable and useful powerup.


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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:48:20

Dvader said:

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:52:08

Dvader said:

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

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Wrong!

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:55:34

phantom_leo said:

Dvader said:

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:23:09

SteelAttack said:

phantom_leo said:

Dvader said:

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

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Wang!

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LOL Fixed.

 Hey, this is a family-friendly thread! No wang talk allowed!

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:29:49

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

I'll join you on that one.

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One thing that bothers me is Yoshi who hasn't made the 3-D transition as well as mario. In the 2-d games it made sense, he gave you some bonuses but the important thing was that when you were hit you could re-aquire him easily because he would run in a line, bump off something and come back. And because it was in 2-D it was accurate and easy to jump back on. I dont know how others feel but in Mario Sunshine, Yoshi was not fun to use, at all for me.

He has to have clear advantages in MG2 as a viable and useful powerup.


I'm pretty confident Yoshi will have his uses, just based on the E3 trailer.  He has his own set of power ups which so far look like a speed boost and flight (or variation of flight).  I'm sure there will be some offensive ones as well.  

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 21:06:30

phantom_leo said:

Dvader said:

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

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Wrong!

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No, I'm Mr Gay!
robio said:

SteelAttack said:
This weekend I'll play Galaxy.

I'll join you on that one.

gamingeek said:

One thing that bothers me is Yoshi who hasn't made the 3-D transition as well as mario. In the 2-d games it made sense, he gave you some bonuses but the important thing was that when you were hit you could re-aquire him easily because he would run in a line, bump off something and come back. And because it was in 2-D it was accurate and easy to jump back on. I dont know how others feel but in Mario Sunshine, Yoshi was not fun to use, at all for me.

He has to have clear advantages in MG2 as a viable and useful powerup.


I'm pretty confident Yoshi will have his uses, just based on the E3 trailer.  He has his own set of power ups which so far look like a speed boost and flight (or variation of flight).  I'm sure there will be some offensive ones as well.  

Wasn't that flying bit just when you're on yoshi and hit the star to go to the next planetoid?

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 21:22:12

gamingeek said:

robio said:
I'm pretty confident Yoshi will have his uses, just based on the E3 trailer.  He has his own set of power ups which so far look like a speed boost and flight (or variation of flight).  I'm sure there will be some offensive ones as well.  

Wasn't that flying bit just when you're on yoshi and hit the star to go to the next planetoid?

 I think he means this: 

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 21:50:07

Ravenprose said:

gamingeek said:

robio said:
I'm pretty confident Yoshi will have his uses, just based on the E3 trailer.  He has his own set of power ups which so far look like a speed boost and flight (or variation of flight).  I'm sure there will be some offensive ones as well.  

Wasn't that flying bit just when you're on yoshi and hit the star to go to the next planetoid?

I think he means this:

That is what I am referring to.  There was also another clip of a red Yoshi running at an accellerated speed.  I'm pretty sure they're going to go the Super Mario World route with the color coded powered up Yoshis in this game.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:09:37

Yeah, Robio is right.

Check out this trailer, they show what Yoshi can do

He runs a bit faster and can get various fruit power-ups. One increases his speed, another makes him a baloon.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:11:29


Ravenprose said:

Look at the grass, Galaxy 2 look better than Galaxy. Galaxy had a plain green texture! 

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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 02:13:25
That picture is so awesome, I need this game.
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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 05:40:21
I'll have to play the original b4 I commit to the second one. Note that I am currently playing Gears of War 2 *and* the original Halo, so ... that might be a while.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 06:36:04
Was reading sometihng on SM64. Made me want to play Galaxy.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:22:29

I played Galaxy last night.  I feel special. Happy
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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 14:45:57


http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/06/shigeru-miyamoto-interview/

Wired.com: Unfortunately, I’m planning on writing everything. And I have another sharp question: Super Mario Galaxy 2. I was surprised to see this announced, because as was said, typically Nintendo doesn’t do two Mario games on one console, and beyond that it’s a very straightforward follow-up with similar levels, which is something that we rarely see in the Mario series. Why the change in philosophy that says it’s ok to do a sequel?

Miyamoto: The biggest reason is because we simply hadn’t run out of ideas within the system that we’d created for Super Mario Galaxy. One of the biggest ideas that we felt we didn’t take good enough advantage of in the first one was “China Syndrome,” or the idea that if you drill a hole straight through the earth in one place, you would end up on the other side, so if you drill a hole from Tokyo you would end up in New York. We had some elements of that but the first thing that we did in Super Mario Galaxy 2 was to create the drill item that you saw in the trailer. We felt that as soon as we completed the drill item and began playing around with it, we felt that with just that one item there was a lot that we could do that would really make the game a lot of fun.

Wired.com: You’ve added Yoshi, which is something that people are really interested in. How does that change the gameplay mechanics?

Miyamoto: In Super Mario Galaxy, one of the features of the game was the pointer functionality — you were able to point at things in the game, and grab onto them, and pull yourself through, and things like that. We felt that was somewhat similar to one of the things that Yoshi could do, and in bringing Yoshi in, it felt like a new approach to it and that there was a lot of fun that could be had.

I think it’s kind of difficult for us to have Mario running around and carrying things in the world, but by incorporating Yoshi there’s a variety of different ways that we can have Yoshi carrying things and using that as a new gameplay element as well.

Wired.com: Super Mario Galaxy was also the first time where we saw a story in a Mario game that was more than just window dressing, that was a really interesting narrative. Are we going to see more of that?

Miyamoto: I’ve talked to (Galaxy director Yoshiaki) Koizumi about that a lot, but this time I’d like to go with as little story as possible. I’ve always felt that the Mario games themselves aren’t particularly suited to having a very heavy story, whereas the Zelda series is something that lends itself more naturally to that idea. We’ve differentiated a little bit between those two, because the Zelda games have had an in-depth story whereas the Mario games have not. Mr. Koizumi is the type of person who, whenever we’re working on a new Mario game, he always wants to bring more story elements into it, as he did with Super Mario Galaxy. But in talking with him this time, he agrees and feels that with Galaxy 2, there won’t be a need for as deep of a story.

I think you did see a person carved out of a tree stump in the trailer. That person has a bit of a story.

Wired.com: When I talked to Mr. Koizumi, he said that he would try to sneak in story elements without you knowing.

Miyamoto: Well, I put a stop to that at the beginning, this time (laughs).

Wired.com: Why do you think that Mario games aren’t served by having a story?

Miyamoto: I just feel that the Mario games are something that should be a much more bright and active experience. The games are much more of a physical action type of game. My feeling is that with the Mario games, you don’t need to have such a complicated setting where you have these particular characters with complicated backstories that can weigh down the bright and fun feel of the game. So in that sense, I feel that even if all that you have is that the villain is just simply a villain and you fight them, and you throw them down, and you find out, well, that wasn’t such a bad villain after all, that’s enough story for ultimately what is just about a very fun experience.

I think what’s really the most ideal thing is for the player themselves, within their own imagination, to carve out what they view as being the essence of the character. With New Super Mario Bros. Wii as well, we’ve had some battles over the story elements. They always want to have these dramatic scenes where Princess Peach gets kidnapped, but I always tell them, no, it’s fine — Princess Peach likes cake, so you can just have them use cake as bait to kidnap Princess Peach, and that’s enough. I was thinking they could have these big ships come in, and they’ve got these big chains all over them, and they drop a plate down with cake on it (laughs).

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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 17:17:37

travo said:

I played Galaxy last night.  I feel special. Happy

wow, new baby AND played Galaxy?  you truly are special and blessed

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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 22:12:24

Goes back to watch video to see person carved out of a tree stump.
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