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Trainman

  • Bob-Omg
« Reply #75 on: December 21, 2009, 06:01:16 PM »
Okay, so NSMB Wii is out. That's turned into a discussion about how it could've been better and/or what should be done differently next time.

Let's direct our speculation thinking caps over to Galaxy 2 since it's coming out in the first quarter of the new year.... wait, in the summer of the new year... no wait, probably holiday 2010.

Let's address release date: Nintendo mentioned long before NSMB Wii that Galaxy 2 was right in the pre-going gold stage and basically ready, but they didn't want to release two big Mario games around the same time for fear that there wouldn't be enough hype to go around for each game. I believe the source was IGN (or maybe it was Iwata Asks... not sure). Now, IGN reports that Nintendo has no friggin' clue when they wanna release Galaxy 2 with a horribly vague "TBA 2010" to look forward to.

Knowing Nintendo, "TBA 2010" probably means Galaxy 2 will be shown at E3 2010 as a 5 minute playable demo with the recent trailer playing in the background, and then they'll back it up to late November so they'll have enough copies to go around for the Christmas rush (and I guess keep it consistent with Galaxy 1's November release date).

Knowing some TMKers, "Well, a rushed game is never a good game" will probably be the general response to the aforementioned paragraphs.

Another thing: Since Nintendo knows that NSMB Wii is a huge success even though they probably knew they had the power to make the game a lot better, do you think that Nintendo is kinda "testing the waters" thinking: "Hmm, if we made NSMB Wii a slightly above-average game and people are eating up, how many corners do you think we would be able to cut with Galaxy 2 to make it decent enough to where millions will buy the game, but we can save quite a bit of money on it?"
Formerly quite reasonable.

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #76 on: December 21, 2009, 06:11:51 PM »
Well, a rushed game isn't generally a good game.  I want SMG2 as much as the next guy, but I guess I just don't see much need for it at the moment.  Between the other games that will be released next year and my high hopes of getting a PS3 sometime on the soonish side, I'm not gonna have a whole lot of money to spare.  I would be just fine with waiting until Christmas for this thing to come out.

"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

Trainman

  • Bob-Omg
« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2009, 06:15:59 PM »
Yeah, but, what would need to be fixed that would take another year to get done if they already said it's virtually done?
Formerly quite reasonable.

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #78 on: December 21, 2009, 10:47:12 PM »
It's not a rushed game if they just slap it together and sit on it until Q(whatever) rolls around.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

« Reply #79 on: December 21, 2009, 11:52:27 PM »
Then it's a rushed game that sits around and collects dust until they release it.
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Trainman

  • Bob-Omg
« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2009, 04:21:14 AM »
Getting Galaxy 2 will probably signify the end of my game-buying days for this console generation. I see absolutely nothing interesting coming out on the Wii for the majority (if not all) of next year, and I might have a passing interest in a couple games for the 360... which will probably mean I won't end up buying them at all.

I have a total of 11 games. Exactly 5 for my Wii and 6 for my 360.

How bout some friggin' Camelot action, Camelot (and Nintendo)? Where's Mario Tennis (NPC! definitely does not count as a proper Mario Tennis) and Mario Golf? How about a Mario Party that doesn't have those [darn] 4:3 bars?

Wait, I know. Why don't they, instead of releasing Galaxy 2, take Super Mario Sunshine and tack on NEW PLAY CONTROL, then re-badge it as Mario's next big adventure?! Do a stupid gesture to do the spin jump and to throw durians at various Pianta and Noki townspeople and passersby!
Formerly quite reasonable.

WarpRattler

  • Paid by the word
« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2009, 09:25:35 AM »
At the moment, "Camelot action" is Golden Sun DS.

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #82 on: December 22, 2009, 02:43:44 PM »
At the moment, "Camelot action" sounds like a medival porno.

But seriously, until Nintendo reveals some plot details and such, I'm still waiting for a reason this game is (presumably) worth $50.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

Chupperson Weird

  • Not interested.
« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2009, 09:00:12 PM »
If you don't think Fragile Dreams* and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom are interesting, I don't know what's wrong with you. Also FFXIII (if we're going by all consoles here).

*Why did they feel the need to rename Fragile?
That was a joke.

Trainman

  • Bob-Omg
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2009, 02:26:37 AM »
Joking about Nintendo tacking on motion controls to Sunshine and claiming it to be the next 3D adventure/platform game, I wonder if, since they re-badged Mario Power Tennis, they would have the nerve to re-badge it yet again for Motion+.

That would be utterly hilarious.
Formerly quite reasonable.

Tv_Themes

  • Voted off the island
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2009, 11:25:32 AM »
I think I'm the only one in the entire fanbase who thought SMS was a Masterpiece (despite the presence of Mini-Me Bowser).
Unless you are cloned, you do not need to look like a midget version of your dad. Okay Bowser Jr.?

« Reply #86 on: December 23, 2009, 11:33:14 AM »
Would you please stop calling him Mini-me Bowser? God, he's Bowser Jr., the only one that really has a personality and shows it in his games. Also, I think SMS was a great game, and I will be buying it on Virtual Console for the next Nintendo system that comes out.
"I'm a grade-A, 100% prime-cut final boss!"- Bowser, SPM

« Reply #87 on: December 23, 2009, 04:35:38 PM »
I think SMS was a great game, and I will be buying it on Virtual Console for the next Nintendo system that comes out.

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Tv_Themes

  • Voted off the island
« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2009, 07:21:55 PM »
Would you please stop calling him Mini-me Bowser? God, he's Bowser Jr., the only one that really has a personality and shows it in his games. Also, I think SMS was a great game, and I will be buying it on Virtual Console for the next Nintendo system that comes out.

The Koopalings haven't had a chance to have any personality because they have yet to appear in any canonical games. And if Shigeru knew that sons DON'T need to look like younger versions of their dad, I wouldn't call Bowser Jr. that.
Unless you are cloned, you do not need to look like a midget version of your dad. Okay Bowser Jr.?

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2009, 07:26:47 PM »
SMB3, SMW, and NSMBW are about as "canonical" as Mario gets.  Moreover, sons also DO sometimes look very like their fathers, so what's the problem?
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

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