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Socoder -> Off Topic -> WarioWare Gold - 3DS

Posted : Thursday, 08 March 2018, 15:51
rockford
Jay - WarioWare coming to Switch. Wasn't that a dream of yours?
Posted : Thursday, 08 March 2018, 15:51
Jayenkai
Sure, but the thing only mentioned the 3DS..

Additionally, they stated "Over 300 minigames".
The ORIGINAL had Over 200...
Even if you ONLY took 100 minigames from each version, that's still over 400, not 300..
Lazy f'ing developers

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Posted : Thursday, 08 March 2018, 16:09
rockford
Sorry my mistake. 3DS indeed.

They might be 300 new games, rather than the best of the other games. I dunno.

I've got one of the Wario Ware games, but never played it. It's on my Ambassador 3DS too.
Posted : Thursday, 08 March 2018, 16:40
Jayenkai
If you haven’t yet played one, do so. They’re a lot of fun!!

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Posted : Friday, 27 July 2018, 16:09
Jayenkai
Hmmm...

Well, the game came out, today, and got promptly'ish delivered about 12:30
I sat playing the game relentlessly and have almost entirely unlocked all of the micro games.
I got through story mode within about two hours, and for the rest of the night have been replaying the various modes to randomly unlock the scraggly leftovers.
I’ve about 10 or so microgames left to unlock through basic random chance, and then all the "capsule toys" which include music tracks, silly figure things, and of course the larger Minigames, Like Pyoro...
I’ve a ton of those capsules to unlock, but ...

There's not an awful lot left to do, if I’m honest..

I’ve pretty much played the joy out of it, within the space of a day. And, really, nothing "new" happened in all that time.
It really is just a collection of the old stuff, but not in anywhere near as good a way as Rhythm Paradise/Heaven MegaMix did it,
If you’re about to shell out £35 and haven’t picked up Rhythm Paradise/Heaven MegaMix, then I suggest you grab that instead.

Honestly, I just didn’t get the usual WarioWare vibes from this...



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Posted : Saturday, 28 July 2018, 02:22
Jayenkai
Additional (Because I ranted about it over at AGameAWeeek, this morning!)

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For the most part, the minigames work exactly as they used to, and that's a glorious thing!
But I've a number of issues, most of which boil down to the incredibly bland menu system.

As you know, I hate making menus, so I'm hardly one to speak of such a thing, but the menus in this game are just so very bland.

Character select - bland menu.
Minigame select - bland menu.
Toy/capsule select - bland menu.

When the original game was released on the GBA, it was made up of a desktop-icon style GUI, which was meant to simulate Wario's laptop.
Now, 25 years later, it's just a barebones looking menu. Nothing special happens in the menus.

The storyline, too, doesn't really ever go anywhere. There's an attempt at making things a bit more interesting, but it feels like the creators felt like simply replicating the original GBA version was surely more than enough.
But it isn't.
Especially when you only half-arse the rest of it.


If you look at the sheer breadth and scope of the Rhythm Heaven/Paradise Megamix game from a couple of years ago, it's a drastically different affair.
Sure, everything is accessed from a menu, but the menu is lively, has a certain feel to it, and just feels so much like a giant sprawling collection of things.

Here in the new WarioWare. Well, it's just a pile of static tiles, in a grid, in the middle of the screen.
It doesn't "do" anything. It doesn't "feel" like a vast collection. It's just a plain grid.

.. And then there's the number of microgames.
The original GBA version had (IIRC) 240 minigames.
If you take those, add the minigames from WarioWare Twisted, and add the minigames from WarioWare Touched, you get another 200 or so from Twisted and then another nearly 200 from Touched.

That's about 600, give or take.
The 300 included in WarioWare Gold is half of that.
And barely anything's new. True, it's a "Gold", but it's like they just grabbed whatever they had lying around and chucked it onto a cart with a bland menu.

There's no DIY, there's no Snapped, and you don't even get Tomorrow Hill playing during Spitz'n'Dribble's stage..

Somewhere the game's lost its heart and soul.

Maybe I was expecting too much from this game.
I guess Rhythm Paradise Megamix spoiled me..
But I feel ultimately let down by WarioWare Gold


* I'm still wondering if unlocking further Minigames might reveal some DIY/Snapped features.. ... But it's not looking good.

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Posted : Saturday, 28 July 2018, 04:03
rockford
Shame. Seems like a massive wasted opportunity to grab new WW fans