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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby SE40 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:52 am

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I think Bowsette is a bad idea (the Super Crown is fine though).
Huge ass W for saying this
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Matt_The_Slime » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:12 am

Dex wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:52 am
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:22 am
I think Bowsette is a bad idea (the Super Crown is fine though).
Huge ass W for saying this
I agree with this wholeheartedly
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby FireyPaperMario » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:10 pm

BUMP!!!!
The Canadian cartoon, Johnny Test, is the biggest and #1 worst piece of SHIT cartoon ever created! How dare these Canadian cartoonists make a god-awful bootleg of Dexter's Laboratory! :x

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby UlticraftMTT » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:13 pm

Okay, i'll lay down my opinions here:


Video Games:

Mega Man 3 (NES), Shining in the Darkness, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels are some of the worst games i have ever played. Mega Man 3 is buggy and unfinished and has terribly designed bosses, stages, and weapons, Shining in the Darkness is incredibly bland and hard to understand, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is basically just a ROM Hack of Super Mario Bros. 1 with mostly unimportant gimmicks, texture changes, and much shittier levels.

Skylanders didn't ruin Spyro, and Skylanders games are actually pretty good if you look past the greedy toys to life gimmick.

Minecraft/Tetris 99 elitists who bash Fortnite constantly are incredibly annoying to me. I don't really like Fortnite, but i'm tired of seeing "Fortnite bad Minecraft good" memes everywhere i go.

While i do adore the Mario series and am a huge fan, i always liked the platforming physics in Rayman, Crash Bandicoot, and Mega Man games better because i like to have more control of where my character lands.

I think the Sega Genesis and SNES were both equally good consoles with equally good games and equally good capabilities.

All Bethesda Fallout games except 76 are good to me. I like 3, 4, and New Vegas all equally.

Five Nights at Freddy's isn't a bad franchise in my opinion. Games 2-4 got repetitive with the office sitting, but free roam was added in Sister Location, Pizzeria Simulator had a cool resource management system, and Ultimate Custom Night is a fun challenge.

The good old mobile games that didn't force microtransactions down your throat back in their heyday were amazing. Some examples are Angry Birds (I was a legit superfan of this as a kid), Cut the Rope, Subway Surfers, and Doodle Jump.

I don't find Daisy, Alphys, and Claptrap annoying.

I like Mega Man 8. It's a very overhated Mega Man game, it has great weapons and most of the stages are well designed.

I don't really like the SMB3 SMAS style that most people make SMBX graphics based on, as i always found the SMB3 SMAS style to be a bit too gritty for my tastes. I prefer the SMW and SMB1 SMAS styles.

While i think they are good, i do not think that Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 did much special. I just see them as good Mario games with good platforming and gameplay, not much else.

I strongly prefer Super Mario World over Super Mario Bros. 3.


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I think Tacos are way better than Pizza.

Spam is gross.

I like dipping Fries in Salsa.

I like both Coca-Cola and Pepsi, though i hate canned Pepsi.


Music:

I hate K-Pop so much. It is incredibly copy-paste and a lot of the fans are disrespectful assholes who will post fancams with "Should have stanned Loona" on a post announcing a celebrity's death.

Glam Rock is my favorite genre.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby FireyPaperMario » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:23 pm

UlticraftMTT wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:13 pm
I strongly prefer Super Mario World over Super Mario Bros. 3.
That's a popular opinion dood!

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby UlticraftMTT » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:17 pm

FireyPaperMario wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:23 pm
UlticraftMTT wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:13 pm
I strongly prefer Super Mario World over Super Mario Bros. 3.
That's a popular opinion dood!
Not really. Game journalists constantly claim SMB3 is the best game of all time when Super Mario World is a much more replayable game in my eyes with more secrets

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby MegaDood » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:27 am

Maybe when all those game journalist people say SMB3 is the best Mario game, they may not have even played or completed the game at all. they might just be going along with popular opinions.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Aero » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:06 am

Controversial gamer opinion: SMB2 is the black sheep of the Mario series.
As long as one man goes hungry nobody should eat until everyone is full.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby FireyPaperMario » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:55 am

AeroMatter wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:06 am
Controversial gamer opinion: SMB2 is the black sheep of the Mario series.
Which one, the Lost levels or SMB2 USA?

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Aero » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:42 pm

SMB2 USA
As long as one man goes hungry nobody should eat until everyone is full.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby FireyPaperMario » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:18 pm

Makes sense to me! ^^"


My unpopular opinion is about the anime, "Rascal does not dream of bunny girl senpai":

Just because the manga artist and the anime creators made the female lead character in a bunny suit* in the anime/manga, doesn't make it a excuse to make people watch the anime and/or read the manga! Even though I somewhat enjoyed it..... :|


*Even for a few scenes of the whole 13 episode anime.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby UlticraftMTT » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:22 pm

I have an unpopular opinion about game design.

I think the "Expand upon a central gimmick" level design is kind of overrated. The first 5 main Mario Games (SMB1, Lost Levels, SMB2 USA, SMB3, SMW) didn't do this, the first Sonic game didn't do this, and the first 2 Mega Man games didn't do this often. None of the levels really had a central gimmick in those games, it was more about general theming and difficulty curve. I prefer that design to some degree actually, i like levels to focus on a good difficulty curve and a good theme rather than having a certain platform/enemy exclusive to the level to show off its potential.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Enjl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:53 pm

UlticraftMTT wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:22 pm
I have an unpopular opinion about game design.

I think the "Expand upon a central gimmick" level design is kind of overrated. The first 5 main Mario Games (SMB1, Lost Levels, SMB2 USA, SMB3, SMW) didn't do this, the first Sonic game didn't do this, and the first 2 Mega Man games didn't do this often. None of the levels really had a central gimmick in those games, it was more about general theming and difficulty curve. I prefer that design to some degree actually, i like levels to focus on a good difficulty curve and a good theme rather than having a certain platform/enemy exclusive to the level to show off its potential.
The old platformer games you mentioned DID follow the four-step design formula, albeit more subtly in many cases, built around a concept the game is about rather than a uniquely built asset. Largely due to technical limitations. Mega Man is fairly obvious with its uniquely-themed levels, but this level highlights SMB3, SMW and SMB1's approaches to it quite well: https://youtu.be/e0c5Le1vGp4?t=318

4-Step design is generally very reliable because it ensures that an idea is communicated to the player while mixups keep the level interesting and theming helps in making every level in the game more distinct. "General theming and difficulty curve" and four-step are not mutually exclusive. The former is often reinforced by the latter.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby UlticraftMTT » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:08 pm

Okay, i see. I prefer making levels follow the formula subtly

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Enjl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:14 pm

DKC: Tropical Freeze evolves 4 step splendidly. I suggest checking it out.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby UlticraftMTT » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:16 pm

I don't think the 4-Step evolution game design is always necessary though, most collectathon open world 3D Platformers, especially Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie didn't follow the 4-step system most of the time, more linear 3D Platformers like Crash Bandicoot, Rayman 2, and Sonic Adventure, while not following it as much as 2D Platformers, followed it more than Collectathon Open World platformers.

I think it's okay to go for a more collectathon level design approach in 2D Levels.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Knux » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:19 pm

AeroMatter wrote:
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SMB2 USA
It's not a bad game at all, but it barely qualifies as a Mario one.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby MegaDood » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:29 am

Knux wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:19 pm
AeroMatter wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:42 pm
SMB2 USA
It's not a bad game at all, but it barely qualifies as a Mario one.
Agreed, it's mostly a reskin of Doki Doki Panic, so Mario wasn't the original idea this game was going for.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Saltlord » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:56 am

I have never been particulary fond of Mega Man 2, due to its non-existent weapon balance.
Metal Blade and Quick Boomerang are way too powerful and versatile, while weapons like Atomic Fire, Bubble Lead and Crash Bomber are utterly useless and Leaf Shield, Air Shooter and Time Stopper are situational at best.

Furthermore, most of the stages are subpar at best.
The ones that really stick out do that for all the wrong reasons.

Quick Man's stage is an absolute nightmare on your first playthrough, because there is no way to avoid these whatevers, which are coming from both sides and kill you in a single hit.
You could use Time Stopper to make things easier for you, but it doesn't last long enough to make it through long stretches of the stage. And Time Stopper just so happens to be the weakness of Quick Man, so you might want to keep it for the bossfight.

Like I said, the other stages are alright for the most part, it's just that some of them, like Heat Man's stage, in which you have to jump on these disappearing blocks for way too long are neither fun nor engaging. (Admittedly, this section can be skipped by using Item 2, but that doesn't make it any more fun).

However, after Wily Stage 1, the stage quality of the game takes a nosedive. They are all boring, empty and incredibly short.
Not to mention the two infamous bossfights against the Boobeam Trap and the Alien, which each require a certain weapon to be defeated. If you don't have enough weapon energy left to defeat them, the only thing you can do is wait for them to kill you and then grind for weapon energy.

Needless to say, that is awful boss design.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Matt_The_Slime » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:02 pm

Knux wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:19 pm
AeroMatter wrote:
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SMB2 USA
It's not a bad game at all, but it barely qualifies as a Mario one.
Funnily enough though, it is one of the most influential Mario games to the series
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