This article looks at comments made from the July 26th – August 2nd (Japan time).
Wow, it’s already August! It’s super hot here in Japan. Buildings aren’t well insulated, so it’s freezing in the winters and so hot in the summer. I have the fan on my almost 24/7, and Kuma has retreated to the closet for most of the days.
Remember, don’t insult other posters. If you insult other posters, your post that you might have spent so much time on might not get approved, and thrown in the trash. Stay classy!
My solution to the Smash Bros. Doesn’t need a Hazard Toggle debate…give Smash a better stage maker. There, problem solved.
As a Nintendo fan, I hope this is the case. It would also make the severe drought of content this year somewhat excusable. However, I worry about third party support if Nintendo is constantly releasing big titles themselves. Nintendo games have always been system sellers, but sometimes to the point where third parties don’t do well on Nintendo platforms.
I’m severely torn on covering rumors (as many of you guys probably know). On one hand — they are extremely popular content. A lot of people will watch it because they want to learn about it / are interested in the gossip. On the other hand, there are a lot of issues that I believe occur because of the OVER reporting of rumors. I try to keep it in moderation — only when they are believable, or at the very least we can add some unique insight into them (like Delzethin covering the supposed starter leak). In the end, I hope the people that are just watching our rumor coverage do see the other kind of content we produce.
Another thing to point out is the “Nintendo All Stars” was deliberately dropped from Melee as a recording was done.
I agree with these ideas for how Yoshi, Wario and Waluigi could work in a 3D Mario game.
I actually haven’t played Super Mario 3D World yet. New Super Mario Bros. Wii U wasn’t that enjoyable, and I felt burnt out of Mario. I should go back and try 3D World as I’ve heard generally positive things about it.
In my opinion, Sakurai sees stages have a unique pull just as important as characters having a unique pull. Sometimes he pulls the same kind of stage from one series (Donkey Kong gets stuck with jungle levels, and Metroid with lava…) but I think he does that because of overall stage balance. In addition, there seems to be a mixture of stage gimmicks (Smash for. upped the ante with stage bosses). So the way I see it, Sakurai has to balance 1. level representation 2. stage balance 3. overall stage selection. But that’s just my guess.
As far as I know, the only time he’s really talked about stages was with his wife Michiko in a later part of the Itoi interview. I’m sorry that we haven’t translated it yet. They discusses stage layouts quite a bit if I remember correctly.
Yeah, it’s important to try to learn about different cultures/ people instead of automatically judging them. Stereotyping is kind of innate behavior meant to help with surviving, but it doesn’t really work well with complex beings like other humans.
That’s it for this week! Make sure to vote on Twitter for the next Game Club!
Mains: Yoshi (64), Game and Watch (Melee), Wario (Brawl), Wario/Pac-Man (Smash for 3DS/Wii U)