All About waZelda
I'm a faithful nintendo fan.
Mario and Zelda are my favourite games.
Miyamoto is my greatest hero.
Wii Number: 2421 1211 6187 5409
Mario Kart Wii: 1418-6832-9823
I wanted to write a blog about the Rayman Legends challenges app, and why I wish other franchises would do something similar.
If Rayman Legends had not been pushed back, it would have been released by now. While I take the delay as a sign that the game is made by a pationate team that want to make the game perfect before releasing it, waiting can be kinda boring. Luckily, I have the challenges app to fill that void with. It's like a little daily treat until the full game eventually comes out.
Here is how it works. The game has the three levels from the demo, plus two daily and two weekly challenges. The objective of each challenge is either go as far as you can, go a certain distance as fast as you can or collect a certain number of lums as fast as you can. You are awarded medals for how well you perform (Diamond if you are in the top percent, gold in the top 20 percent and silver in the top 40 percent).
Now, usually you will find a lot of the same hurdles from challenge to challenge, but in different order and ocasionally new parts will pop up. It probably isn't a big use of resources for the team to make one, yet the challenges always feel unique and the competitive aspect of it makes it as exciting every day.
(So far there are five different challenges levels)
I really love the concept and I wish more game developers would do something similar. For instance - sonsicer the idea of Super Smash Challenge App. Maybe it will be daily, maybe two challenges weekly, whatever. Here is the kind of challenges they could incorporate into that.
1: Target Practice.
Make the usual course with ten targets that you have to smash as fast as possible. Make each challenge designed for one specific character.
2: Creepy Porygon People.
It could be survive as long as possible, kill as many as you can in a minute, kill 30 as fast as possible and so on - just like in the game. It could even be something strange like go as long as possible and neither take nor inflict damade.
3: Race to the (non-existant) finish.
You know, the mini-game with all the doors, except without doors, just trying to get as fast as possible before the time runs out.
4: Homerun Challenge.
Just make it with one specific character at a time.
Basically, there are a lot of mini-games to choose from in the SSB franchise. One reason I think this would be a great idea, is that it would be a really cool way to announce new characters in the game. Make it so that each weekly challenge the last X weeks before release will have a previously unannounced character. That way, people will get some quality time with the character right after its announcement.
Another reason I want developers to do this sort of thing is that on those ocassions where a game is out for months in North America before it reaches Europe I will be a bit less annoyed.
It is so lovely to feel the need to blog grow back. I did feel like writing a Fire Emblem Awakening review at some point, but then I just kept on playing it instead. Anyways, since I got home from university I've been cheking out the E3 coverage on Nintendo's official E3 site, and here are the 10 games for Nintendo consoles I'm most excited about. Before I start, I would like to mention for the record that since I'm home for my summer break now, there is a chance I'll hang around the blogs. No promises though.
Honerable mention: Duck Tales Remastered
I've been a bit cheaper when it comes to games lately, and chances are I won't get this one, but it's hard not to get hyped by a trailer that has the duck tail theme playing.
Number 10: Bayonetta 2
Main reason it is so low is that almost all the other games on my list are sequels to games I've played. I heard a lot of great stuff about the original Bayonetta, but then I have been burned on overly praised games before *cough* GTA Chinatown *cough*. My biggest concern from what I've seen so far is that the screen will be too crowded. The trailer is pretty sweet though.
Number 9: Zelda: A Link Between World
I'm not as big a fan of ALttP as some of the other Zelda games, nor am I big fan of the artstyle I've seen so far, and all in all, there just hasn't been anything to make me excited about this game yet - although I hope I will be by the time it comes out.
Number 8: The Wonderful 101
It's a new franchise, and I won't be sold on the gameplay until I've tried it. So far, all I can say is I love the artsyle and the crowd morphing idea seems really promising.
Number 7: Pokemon X and Y
The last times I've bought Pokemon games, I have considered skipping one since the franchise doesn't evolve very fast. While I'm not all that excited about the graphical direction of X and Y, when I heard it will have over 700 pokemon I was sold. I for one was not a big fan of Pokemon Black's idea to only include new pokemon. I won't all the pokemon in my pokemon games.
Number 6: Mario and Luigi Dream Team
I thouroughly enjoyed Bowser's Inside Story, but like I mentioned earlier, I might not be buying as many games as before in the future, and unless it brings out something that really attracts my interest, this is on the list of games I might not buy. Luigi's dreams do look pretty crazy though, and I'm all about the crazy dreams.
Number 5. Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D Land was a great game and I'm sure World will be able to compete, though it gives a bit of that "I know exactly what I'm getting into" feeling that makes me less hyped about it than other games. I'm not sure how I feel about the cat suit. As sweet as it looks, I love it when in Mario games I can do something faster than the regular intended way, like get up somewhere I wasn't supposed to or completely bypass a section with skill use of long jump and Tanooki suit. The cat suit lets you climb walls, making most places somewhere you're supposed to reach, and maybe taking some of that joy away from me.
Number 4: Super Mario Bros
(Wow, it's hard to find a picture on google search that is not fans making their own roster pictures)
At first I thought having Wii Fit Trainer as a character was stupid. Then I saw the trailer and realized it was hilarious. As with my number 5 pic, this is a game I will definitely buy and most likely enjoy to no end. Still, so far there are few innovations to peak my hype.
Number 3: Pikmin 3
I have always been one to value gameplay over graphics, but man this game looks pretty. I haven't played either of the first games, but the styIe is charming, the gameplay looks good and I'm more than ready to get familiar with another Miyamoto franchise.
Number 2. Rayman Legends
There are several reasons why I'm hyped about Rayman Legends. One is that Origins was a blast. As a skilled player of platform games I love how Origins incorporated speedrunning by awarding you lums for beating a level in little time. And besides that, the level of game design, lighthearted mood and just overall quality was more than enough to rival Nintendo's best 2D platformers. Another reason is that I'm currently enjoying Rayman Legens challenge app with its two daily and two weekly courses where one competes to get far, get there quickly or collect lums quickly. It feels really good those days I manage to achieve a diamond cup (which only the top 1 percent gets - told you I'm a skilled at platformers) it feels awesome. Only reason it didn't win.
Number 1. A MARIO KART AND F-ZERO CROSS BREED THAT IS ALL I COULD EVER WANT FROM A RACING GAME, THANK YOU SO MUCH NINTENDO.
(Actual title: Mario Kart 8)
I've been hoping for a new F-Zero game ever E3 for a while now and I could not be more excited. Mario Kart 7 is the best game in the franchise so far, and putting F-Zero elements on top of that just seems like a winning combination. Also worth mentioning is that it looks gorgeus. I have high hopes for this game, to say the least.
Why some other games are not on the list:
Donkey Kong Country Freeze - Nothing new so far and I had mixed feelings about the first one.
Wind Waker HD - There are some hints that it might be more than a graphics update, but nothing major revealed yet.
New Super Luigi U - I have not found the motivation to finish NSMBU, and that's sad
Wii Party U - Not very excited about a party game.
New title by Monolith Software - It doesn't even have a title yet, so I'm not excited.
Guess who is alive, and whose level is now the answer to the ultimate question about Life, Universe and Everything.
I still don't know if I'll be active, but I finally found a way to record and upload the video of all the Zelda art I made in Minecraft. I don't know how to embed it, but here is the link.
EDIT: Making an attempt at embeding. Why does it show up when I'm editing, but not when I press submit?
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Combining my favorite franchise with one of my favorite Kamelot songs (with lyrics). It is a slide-show made in movie-maker. Enjoy!
I made it in MovieMaker with music from Zreo and pictures I found on google
This shows how unintelligent the keepers in this game are. He walks by the side of the ball, when an attacker has the chance to shoot. No real keeper would be that retarted