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"Swimming" - My Conspiracy Theory

#1 Doomed  

Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:26 PM

From an interview about Super Mario 3D Land with Koichi Hayashida, its director:

Was it just the earthquake that made you lose track of that, or was it something that you'd felt that you had slowly lost track of and then that moment, that insight, allowed you to regain that?

So, you can try and convey this to people in a number of ways: You can tell them a very detailed story about how turning swimming into a kind of game is a really good example of why enjoying everything is important, but it still might not sink in for some people. And I certainly know that, because that was the case for me.


You may recall Miyamoto mentioned at an investor meeting a while ago that swimming was a hobby of his. (I can't find the direct source, but there are countless articles about it.)

Finally, Endless Ocean 2 was released in late 2009 (in Japan); there hasn't been one since then. What if some swimming-esque game is coming up for Wii U?

This is pretty stupid, but I can't not share it.


#2 maigoyume   The Lost Dreamer CAGiversary!   6945 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

My friend freaking loved Endless Ocean and its sequel to death. Only reason I didn't end up playing it is because of the backlog, but its on the list of "TO PLAY" titles.

Plus its so easy to mellow out when you play.......................

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#3 Scobie   CAG City Rocker CAGiversary!   3028 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:43 AM

Blue World lost me early on with the whale attack. Super lame. Otherwise, they're neat concepts, and I like it when Nintendo takes chances.
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#4 Doomed  

Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:30 AM

EO2 has a story that isn't cheesy enough or normal enough to be exciting. It's just crappy.

I still liked it, but some of the early plot is really bad.


#5 SaraAB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5411 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:48 PM

Endless ocean is one of the few good Nintendo games, EO2 is very good, I spent many hours on this game and loved even minute of it. I haven't played the first one yet but I have played EO2.

#6 Doomed  

Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

No swimming at E3. :(

Endless Ocean 1 is good, too. It's very open and there's not much story content. It's interesting in that the developers put in all kinds of easter eggs and secrets that are never mentioned or explained well in the game. Worth it for an EO2 fan, I'd think.

I didn't care for Everblue 2, but I think that's mostly because of the draw distance. Only very close fish appear, everything else is behind the blue fog.

Kickstarter, come to the rescue.