New Battletoads, ok or garbage?

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Posted by uninspiredcup (33231 posts) 3 days, 1 hour ago

Poll: New Battletoads, ok or garbage? (74 votes)

Yes, looks shite 57%
Will give it a shot 43%

So, we have a new reimaginged Battletoads Thoughts?

IMO the art-direction is big poo.

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#1 Posted by xhawk27 (11271 posts) -

Should wait until the game is out and play it first.

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#2 Posted by WitIsWisdom (5222 posts) -

I picked will give it a shot.... however I feel that you need to add a 3rd option being ,"looks like shit, but I'll give it a shot." I totally would have picked that.

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#3 Edited by uninspiredcup (33231 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

Should wait until the game is out and play it first.

But it looks like shit, so I will play Streets Of Rage 4 instead.

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#4 Posted by DocSanchez (5264 posts) -

I wonder how they will make it woke.

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#5 Posted by Random_Matt (4115 posts) -

Ruined, shame.

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#6 Posted by dimebag667 (1219 posts) -

Hate the art style

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#7 Posted by robert_sparkes (3012 posts) -

To me it looks indie not that it's a bad thing but just not the remake I expected. The art style doesn't suit the game.

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#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (33231 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

I wonder how they will make it woke.

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#10 Posted by mazuiface (897 posts) -

I cannot tell what is going on with the sprites and the screen capture is moving around too much. I'll wait.

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#12 Posted by TheEroica (18409 posts) -

I'm glad they made it a 2d beat em up and not become a 3rd person action game.

Outside that, I need to play it. Looks cool I guess.... Battletoads is a late generation NES game... I think alot of people in their 30s and 40s feel connected to it in some ways, but really there is no bar to live up to.

The average person played Battletoads till the 3rd or 4th level and gave up saying, "at least the graphics are neat..." can't be disippointed asthetically. Can only he disippointed if it plays like crap.

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#13 Posted by BassMan (10163 posts) -

Too chaotic for my liking. Hard to tell what is going on.

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#14 Edited by uninspiredcup (33231 posts) -

@mazuiface said:

I cannot tell what is going on with the sprites and the screen capture is moving around too much. I'll wait.

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#15 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (1815 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:
@DocSanchez said:

I wonder how they will make it woke.

I didn't even notice that. It went by so quickly. It's like they're ashamed of it.

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#16 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@DocSanchez said:

I wonder how they will make it woke.

I didn't even notice that. It went by so quickly. It's like they're ashamed of it.

Certain styles go out of fashion. Redesigns happen all the time. This sort of blatant sexualization belongs to another era. People need to let it go. Not everything is some weird conspiracy. Art grows up too. Even if you don't.

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#17 Posted by Xabiss (2620 posts) -

It is looking pretty trashy to me. Was not impressed with it and was hoping Microsoft would do more with a pretty cool IP.

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#18 Posted by xhawk27 (11271 posts) -

I hope they make a Switch version.

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#19 Posted by FinalFighters (3179 posts) -

Ugh i hate that artstle..reminds me of Teen Titans GO! ( a show i despise).

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#20 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4567 posts) -

The animation looks OK, but the art style isn't very attractive. Like something out of a scribble pad. It could be an alright romp, but as far as 2D brawlers go, I'm going with SoR4.

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#21 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30970 posts) -

Game looked fun but there were also so many animations happening at the same time on screen, that it just becomes a confusing chaos.

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#22 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

I don't necessarily dislike the art style.

But it looks weird in motion, something is off about the animation.

Also looks very bare bones, perhaps too indie knowing the money Microsoft has in the bank.

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#23 Edited by uninspiredcup (33231 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:
@vl4d_l3nin said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@DocSanchez said:

I wonder how they will make it woke.

I didn't even notice that. It went by so quickly. It's like they're ashamed of it.

Certain styles go out of fashion. Redesigns happen all the time. This sort of blatant sexualization belongs to another era. People need to let it go. Not everything is some weird conspiracy. Art grows up too. Even if you don't.

I don't think it really belongs in any era. If we had this attitude Frank Frazetta and HG Giger wouldn't exist, both of which have influenced all media and can be seen in many games today.

Besides the point, you could take that bottom character and dress it in the exact same clothing and it would still look like shit.

While certain aspects can be subjective, stuff like form, line-work, light, perspective ect.. can be seen and judged by anyone, even a child without the need to comprehend it in words. It's pretty obvious the art quality of the above picture is better.

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My problem is nothing to do with tits. It's too clean and sterile. It has all those exaggerated animations, yet still comes across as lifeless. Super Mario Deluxe has the exact same problem. Visually, it's a very boring game to look at. I think this would have looked much better if it had a deliberate roughness to it. I'll always take it over super clean digital art.

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#24 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:
@Bread_or_Decide said:
@vl4d_l3nin said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@DocSanchez said:

I wonder how they will make it woke.

I didn't even notice that. It went by so quickly. It's like they're ashamed of it.

Certain styles go out of fashion. Redesigns happen all the time. This sort of blatant sexualization belongs to another era. People need to let it go. Not everything is some weird conspiracy. Art grows up too. Even if you don't.

I don't think it really belongs in any era. If we had this attitude Frank Frazetta and HG Giger wouldn't exist, both of which have influenced all media and can be seen in many games today.

Besides the point, you could take that bottom character and dress it in the exact same clothing and it would still look like shit.

While certain aspects can be subjective, stuff like form, line-work, light, perspective ect.. can be seen and judged by anyone, even a child without the need to comprehend it in words. It's pretty obvious the art quality of the above picture is better.

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My problem is nothing to do with tits. It's too clean and sterile. It has all those exaggerated animations, yet still comes across as lifeless. Super Mario Deluxe has the exact same problem. Visually, it's a very boring game to look at. I think this would have looked much better if it had a deliberate roughness to it. I'll always take it over super clean digital art.

I agree. It is too sleek. So much so it's off putting to look at for more than a minute. In the age of games like Cuphead, it's sad to see they went through all the trouble to bring back battletoads only to drop the ball in this dept.

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#25 Posted by MonsieurX (39044 posts) -

Looks like they made it as a morning cartoon

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#26 Posted by mazuiface (897 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: I might pick it up in a sale.

Also yikes on the height and weight of that old Dark Queen pic. 6 feet tall and only 126 lbs? She would be hooked up to all sorts of tubes in the hospital keeping her alive. I think there is something to be said about a basic understanding of human anatomy/actual proportions for an athletic person.

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#27 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25227 posts) -

It honestly reminds me of an Adult Swim cartoon made in the past year. These new shows have gotten so lazy in both the art, and writing department.

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#28 Posted by Fedor (4876 posts) -

Looks low effort.

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#29 Posted by lundy86_4 (53076 posts) -

Too much happening on-screen, and it's trying to hard to follow art-styles like Cuphead. It could be great, but my first impression is largely "okay."

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#30 Posted by BoxRekt (1190 posts) -

I've got no problem with the art style but WTF is going on with the animation?

It's so, disjointed, as if the artists didn't draw enough frames to make a smooth transition from one movement to the next. That's unforgivable with a game going for this type of art style. It looks like a 1950's slide show.

Like I said, I have no problem with the art style, but if you're doing a beat'em up and you've skimped on the animations you just dropped the ball.

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#31 Posted by pdogg93 (1563 posts) -

I don’t know what people were expecting. I think it looks great for an indie 2d sidescroller

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#32 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (1815 posts) -
@Bread_or_Decide said:
@vl4d_l3nin said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@DocSanchez said:

I wonder how they will make it woke.

I didn't even notice that. It went by so quickly. It's like they're ashamed of it.

Certain styles go out of fashion. Redesigns happen all the time. This sort of blatant sexualization belongs to another era. People need to let it go. Not everything is some weird conspiracy. Art grows up too. Even if you don't.

The redesign looks like shit. Has nothing to do with the outfit. Some people can judge art depicting a woman without criticizing to what she's wearing. Even if you don't.

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#33 Posted by dxmcat (2602 posts) -

reaching big time.

market is already saturated with reboots/remakes.

ffs, come up with something new and original.

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#34 Posted by watercrack445 (1539 posts) -

Its hilarious, in a bad way. I can't believe how low Mircosoft will sink. Will Fable 4 also be like this cartoony thing?

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#35 Posted by Archangel3371 (27874 posts) -

I don’t particularly care for the art style but I’ll wait and see how the final product turns out.

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#36 Edited by 2Chalupas (7061 posts) -

It "looked" alright, but not really something i care about one way or the other to be honest.

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#37 Posted by SaltSlasher (1068 posts) -

1-It could be much worst

2-It's Game Pass baby

3-No way on this earth will SNES fanboys allow this game to exist without hating on it

4-It's freaking Battletoads, even if shit, I'm gonna pull a Nintendo fanboy, and support it hopes more old Rare games get revived

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#38 Posted by DaVillain- (36401 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:
@DocSanchez said:

I wonder how they will make it woke.

Is that the new Dark Queen? I was wondering what's her new design and I gotta say, I like it. Her old design is outdated anyways.

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#39 Posted by adsparky (1375 posts) -

I kinda like it, but i find it underwhelming because they hyped it so much.

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#40 Posted by DaVillain- (36401 posts) -

@adsparky said:

I kinda like it, but i find it underwhelming because they hyped it so much.

I wasn't impress with the presentation at all. Felt like I was watching Teen Titans Go spin-off or something but it was underwhelming indeed. I need to see more before I make my final decision picking this up.

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#41 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20537 posts) -

I don't feel very strongly one way or the other over the art and animation, but I also have no attachment to this series. If I compare it to SoR4, then yeah, it looks pretty bad in comparison.

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#42 Posted by Yams1980 (3462 posts) -

looks like a mid 2000's flash game. pretty embarrassing. I rather play the nes and snes versions, minus the hell bike level parts.

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#43 Posted by sakaiXx (5466 posts) -

It looks like an indie game, I usually hate indie games, adding this to will never play unless get super massive positive review I cave in. The end.

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#44 Posted by Pedro (34384 posts) -
Just in case some folks forgot what the original looked like.
Just in case some folks forgot what the original looked like.

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#45 Edited by Sagemode87 (1395 posts) -

I'm more of a Playstation guy but this is a day one buy for me, just like Cuphead was. Don't get how anyone can say this looks like an indie game with those awesome animations.

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#46 Posted by henrythefifth (2447 posts) -

I like what I see. SONY would've turned Battletoads into a generic mainstream nonsense, but MS is making sure the game stays true to the original.

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#47 Posted by kuu2 (11149 posts) -

People get way to hung up on style.

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#48 Posted by Raining51 (1011 posts) -

Shite for non-obvious reasons.

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#49 Posted by Litchie (23852 posts) -

Umm, yeah. Looks bad. Scratching it off the list. Please handle Rare better, Microsoft.

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#50 Edited by Kadin_Kai (411 posts) -

It looks good. Seems like we are at the beginning of a side scrolling beat-em-up renaissance.

But I rather play a human being rather than a toad.