YourOpFeR's comments

Avatar image for YourOpFeR
YourOpFeR

119

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

21

Followers

Reviews: 36

User Lists: 0

@TomMcShea
@YourOpFeR

As I said, I believe the original was more of a kids' game, so of course it wasn't overly hard or complex. If WayForward had added more complexities, they would have missed the point of remastering the old game. The goal was to recreate the classic Duck Tales gameplay with modern aesthetics and in that regard the game is a success I think. Also, I find that the game is challenging enough on the higher difficulties.

Avatar image for YourOpFeR
YourOpFeR

119

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

21

Followers

Reviews: 36

User Lists: 0

@TomMcShea @YourOpFeR @RoachRush So you're basically saying this game isn't worth our time because it doesn't have infinite lives and you're punished by having to replay content if you die too often. That's what I got from the review, too. Really? That's what you call a challenge. That's what makes games fun.

This exact lack of challenge is what I dislike about modern games... you always gotta have infinite lives. It kinda ruined D&D: Chronicles of Mystara for me (for example). You have infinite lives. You can't lose. THERE'S NO CHALLENGE. Why should I play then? Just because having to replay stages if you die is an archaic way of game design doesn't make it a bad one. I get it if people want infinite continues because they just want to finish the game, but that makes them just content tourists and not gamers. But I guess everybody has his own opinion about this... still, from your review I have to gather that you dislike having finite lives, and that's something I cannot agree with.

Also, this game costs like $13 ( I don't know the exact price 'cause I'm not living in the US). I'd maybe understand your rating if they charged $40 and upwards. What do you get for your money? You get the original Duck Tales game with some neat little extra touches, a new soundtrack and improved graphics. Exactly what the target audience wanted. It's all WayForward could have done. They didn't need to add more because that wasn't what the target audience wanted. Again, this isn't a new game and it doesn't want to be one. So judging it like one seems very unfair to me. The developers set out to make a flawless port and they largely suceeded. You rate the game with 4.5. Is that fair?

BTW, if you wanted to buy the NES cartridge today you probably would have to pay a similar amount of money. But you don't need the NES version anymore because this game is far superior. So yeah... WayForward achieved their goal, like I said.

DT Remastered surely isn't perfect, but I feel that the 4.5 rating is undeserved. By that logic, any remastered game should get a low score because we have "higher standards" today.


Avatar image for YourOpFeR
YourOpFeR

119

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

21

Followers

Reviews: 36

User Lists: 0

@TomMcShea @RoachRush Still, your review is incomplete and misleading. I'll just bring up some examples:

1. You never mention the very good soundtrack. The music is part of what made the original so good (not just the moon theme) and the remixes in Remastered are well done also. It's at least worth noting, but you don't bring that up at all, because then you'd have to take a break from needlessly bashing the game.

2. You make it sound like the game is way too easy and holds your hand at every step, which is wrong. The higher difficulties (Hard+) are pretty challenging (f. e. there's no minimap in Hard mode).

Also, I don't see a problem with having to replay stages if you die. Do gamers today really want everything handed to them on a golden tablet? Some people actually enjoy overcoming obstacles, and respawning right where you died with infinite lives is not an obstacle because it removes all the challenge (but if you really want that, you can still play easy mode).


3. You complain about enemy patterns and simple platforming, well, guess what, that's how the original game was. That's how almost every platformer back then was and we still love(d) them. Also, they obviously DID update the boss fights and I think they're much more challenging than those found in the original game. Almost every boss has new / more advanced attacks.

And besides, boss fights/enemy movements always follow patterns in EVERY platformer because that's how these games work. What you said applies to every platformer in one way or another. Let's just use Rogue Legacy as an example - you like that game, but the boss fights / enemy movements are pretty predictable there, too. Double standards much? Or are you just throwing nonsensical arguments out there?

Also Duck Tales was a kids' game, so why do you want it to be difficult so badly? Just another needless complaint.


4. Of course they didn't change the core gameplay because THAT WASN'T WHAT THEY SET OUT TO DO. What, you wanted this game to have RPG elements or be a FPS? They did a fine job with updating the graphics and music and that's all they wanted/needed to do. That's the point of remastering a game, is it not?

Plus, if someone didn't watch the show or play the original, he probably wouldn't be interested in this game anyway. Yes, nostalgia is a big part of its' appeal, but it's still well-made, bug-free and enjoyable, unlike those crappy, dime-a-dozen 60$ FPS games that usually get 4.5 scores on GS. So don't you think that MAYBE your rating is just a bit unfair?

Also, you make it sound like this game is terrible and relies on nostalgia alone, which is far from the truth. Anyone could pick this up, play it and have fun with it (even though this game was obviously made for a very specific audience).


5. I do agree that the cutscenes are intrusive, but they're skipable, so it's not THAT bad. Also, they made the effort of getting the original voice actors, which shows that they didn't make this game just to be a cash-in.


I could probably keep writing for ages but I guess this is enough.

Bottom line: Your review is biased, incomplete and therefore worthless for anyone who seeks accurate info about the game. I'm wondering why you even bothered to review this if you have a problem with "nostalgic" games. Did you seriously think this review would turn out to be objective?


/end rant

Avatar image for YourOpFeR
YourOpFeR

119

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

21

Followers

Reviews: 36

User Lists: 0

@stan_boyd @Innos007666 I'd say they aren't the primary target audience... this game doesn't have to appeal to everyone. No game has to appeal to everyone. So what's your problem?

Also, the GS review is trolling at its' finest, kinda funny how low this website has sunk. I expect objective reviews on here, not glorified rageposts. But I guess Tom is out to troll and we gotta endure it. ~~