Yeah, as a matter of fact. The only (or at least the main) reason why Unleashed gets all the flack that it does is because of the Werehog gameplay. If people are judging it solely on the way it was handled in the Wii/PS2 version, then I can understand where they're coming from. The 360/PS3 version, on the other hand, actually did things right. The controls were smoother, the puzzles and level design were a lot better, there was a variety of tricks and combos to pull off, and the amount of nighttime stages didn't outweigh the number of daytime stages, unlike the Wii/PS2 version. In fact, I daresay I preferred the Werehog gameplay over the main gameplay in that version, especially in light of the latter getting milked the way it has up until Lost World. Admittedly, I was blown away by it at first, but it got old after a while.
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Yeah, I played the Wii version and haven't gotten back into Sonic since, which is weird when I think about it because I used to be all about Sonic. I even kinda liked Shadow the Hedgehog (granted, I didn't play it, just watch a friend play it).
New SpongeBob is worse than old SpongeBob, but I wouldn't call it worse than Sticker Star... lol. I still enjoyed some of the newer SB episodes. They didn't feel like as much of an insult as Sticker Star is to the PM series. But still, an odd comparison nonetheless. I have strange opinions on newer versions of classic cartoons. I like New SpongeBob and I like the Brave Little Toaster sequels. I even like Tom and Jerry: The Movie. But when it comes to Paper Mario I don't want them to mess with the story. I want them to keep making progressively epic plots until Mario is saving the multiverse from the equivalent of Satan. It might be unpopular but I like my epic, dark and edgy plots. I even somewhat enjoyed what I played of Sonic 06.
No offense, I would hate that. Just a constant stream of escalation is never good for any franchise ever. It's called Cerebus Syndrome. Super Paper Mario is the furthest it should ever go, lest it be absolutely laughable to enact with the cute art style. Even that only gets a pass because of how personal it gets with the characters.
Post by Fawfulthegreat64 on Feb 2, 2016 4:35:42 GMT -5
Well you're probably in luck, at least gameplay-wise since I highly doubt Intelligent Systems would deviate from the traditional formula a third time after the complaints about the last 2 games. And as much as I hate to admit it, SPM's characters likely aren't coming back (aside from the Bleck + Tippi cameo I'm still holding out for)
Post by alphadreamteam on Feb 2, 2016 17:10:22 GMT -5
Meh. I'm hyped for an announcement just so I can see what the gameplay looks like, if this rumor is true. I would much rather them try something new though rather than give us a TTYD 2.0, as good as the game is. At the very least, PLEASE let there be some OC and an interesting story...
Well they initally wanted to go back to the TTYD formula with Sticker Star but Miyamoto suggested to change it since it was too similar.
Then the devs went way too far in the changes which resulted the game as we know.
I hope they'll learn their lesson and create a PM who is in between, not too similar to TTYD and yet not as massively changed like Sticker Star.
I don't even remember if Sticker Star was gonna be it's final name or not? From what footage and screen caps I saw of the game pre-2012. It wasn't gonna be like Sticker Star like we know it today. It or was gonna be like the other Paper Mario games on the console in handheld form so that you can take it on a go. But samurai miyamoto said "F that" and told them an RPG on a handheld with a story is so stupid and that's why nobody liked THAT version of Paper Mario.
Been a fan of the Paper Mario series ever since I started playing Super Paper Mario for the Wii... No joke! XD I saw a few ads and commercials about the Paper Mario series. But I didn't start playing them for the story until I played the third game in the series. Ever since then? Many games of 2016 have come and challenge what we consider as story driven games now. UnderTale and recently FNAF's World. I hope that someday I can create my own game based upon the Paper Mario series and pay tribute.