Comments on: What Annoys Me About A Link To The Past http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/ Nightmare Mode Archive Sun, 09 Aug 2015 09:52:37 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Robert http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4156 Tue, 07 May 2013 19:51:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4156 Thanks for the recommendation Thomas. Yeah, I do just lump RPG/jRPG’s together and kind of write them off, perhaps arbitrarily without review. I hear Earthbound is a huge fan favorite so maybe if I get a WiiU or it’s released on 3DS I’ll give it a spin.

I also demoed Fire Emblem: Awakening recently and was impressed. It’s probably a bit too stat-heavy for me at the moment, but still looked interesting.

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By: Thomas Ella http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4155 Tue, 07 May 2013 17:55:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4155 I don’t like JRPGs either, but you should still play Earthbound. It’s one of very few JRPGs that I actually really like. Yeah, it’s turn-based like most JRPGs, but that game is such a trip. Chrono Trigger though, I have no interest in, if that gives you some insight into how our tastes align. I watched the Giant Bomb Endurance Run of it and that was kind of fun, but because I like those guys, not the game. Earthbound, on the other hand, is just fun and funny. Totally worth playing even if you don’t like the genre.

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By: Robert http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4154 Tue, 07 May 2013 17:47:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4154 Agreed with Thomas, over-thinking SMB and probably most games analysed in this way. I was never curious about the princess in SMB, the story or what/how many castles. I was enjoying the platforming mechanics, characters and such. Similar could be said for Bonk’s Adventure which I’ve sunk hundreds of hours into and still play to this day. While I do feel slightly more connected to the characters (based on the game having more personality), it’s still about the mechanics, odd-ball characters/bosses, power-ups, music and how it differs from SMB, Mega Man, etc..

As for Zelda, I see what you’re saying, though don’t particularly care about the 3 issues presented. I had genuine curiosity with the exploration and puzzles of the original Zelda. As an old fart adult I’m also enjoying my first play-through with Lttp and Link’s Awakening decades after they’re release.

I’m sure that many other games do these sorts of things better, and that’s cool, but overall I’m still not that concerned. Earthbound and Chrono Trigger could certainly be prime examples of this, though I won’t be playing either as the genre and mechanics do not interest me.

At the end of the day I have very little time for hobbies, gaming included, and would rather enjoy what the games present and not get wrapped up with these kinds of issues. As an analogy, can I just have a decent sandwich without getting all wild-foodie-hipster-gastronomy about it?

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By: ToruKun1 http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4153 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:42:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4153 He’s not even talking about RE4, this is ALttP.

Also, you sound really defensive.

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By: ToruKun1 http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4152 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:17:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4152 I was never really a big fan of ALttP that much, but dang, this website is making me become a video game nihilist OTL

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By: Daniel Taylor Nash http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4151 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:47:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4151 Ah the sad ramblings of someone who has too much time to complain about everything. What’s funny is you state your opinion as if it is fact whe plenty people would aruge RE 4 wasn’t even good let alone great.

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By: Jacob Danger Germain http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4150 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:21:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4150 I’m not seeing how chrono trigger isn’t just genre great. It’s a schlocky time travel story with good music and a great battle system, but it’s still very much ensconced in the rpg genre. Mother 3 I think would be a better candidate.

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By: sean hogan (seagaia) http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4149 Sun, 30 Dec 2012 07:20:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4149 Oh my. The spatial continuity. I guess it is worthwhile in keeping in mind. I get a nagging urge everytime I’m like “Oh well no one actually goes between these two screens in this direction”…but then what if someone prints out the whole map? It’ll look awful….it feels wrong.

Er, well, I’m rambling. This is pretty great. I wish this maybe existed earlier to give me something to think about while working on my game Anodyne (A zelda-like) . Motivating progression through the game and collectible thingies (if needed) is a really tough design question. In the end my intuition is the more tightly tied everything is together (items connect to story, connect to game mechanics…etc)…the better. Maybe..

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By: Kyle Goins http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4148 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:46:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4148 “Also nonsense is to defend I should play the game because it’s “fun”? Can any of you perchance imagine that someone plays a game NOT to have fun? It’s a silly hypothesis by itself.”

To limit the reasons one plays a game to just “fun” is incredibly limiting to an entire artistic medium. “Fun” games will always be the most popular, but they’re not the only kind. The example I gave below is Spec Ops: The Line. You don’t play that game because it’s this vague notion of “fun”, you play it because it’s engaging. If you think that game is “fun”, then something is definitely wrong with you.

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By: Kyle Goins http://nightmaremode.thegamerstrust.com/2012/12/13/a_link_to_the_past/#comment-4147 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:40:00 +0000 http://nightmaremode.net/?p=23675#comment-4147 Spec Ops: The Line is a good example. Literally nothing about that game is fun and it’s not supposed to be. Engaging as hell? Yes. Fun? Absolutely not.

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