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#6931 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3816 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2018 - 03:55 AM

I'm just going to drop in to say that if you don't like Wind Waker, you have no soul; Twilight Princess (Wii) is the best Zelda game I've played (though I haven't played SS or BotW yet); Ocarina of Time is the worst 3D Zelda (though still better than any 2D Zelda); and Phantom Hourglass is the best 2D Zelda by far.

You may all sputter in indignant outrage now.

You couldn't help noting with every breath that thousands of other people were very close to you and nearly all of them had armpits.


#6932 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4236 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2018 - 04:02 AM

I like all the 3D Zelda's except Majora's Mask. The time thing gave me insane anxiety.

Never finished OOT even though it is my favorite. Never finished Wind Waker. Never played Skyward Sword. Still working on BOTW.

Guess I'm not a big Zelda fan, but I still appreciate what I've played.

Gamertag: Bob101910 RFP (FIXED)

#6933 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3323 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2018 - 04:06 AM

It sounds like th garage would be perfect for my 6 year old’s school. They have a programming class there that he does once a week.

This would also be a good way for me to convert a lot of Gamestop credit into a tax write off.......


My older son has done tons of programming at this point and this still looks like the best mix of accessibility and depth amongst those options. We haven't explored the insides of each build but there are detailed explanations of the engineering of each as well as overviews of the technology behind it. Plus at least some of the items have additional builds to return to for more content. At this point it looks like well over 10 hours of content per box and my kids have been quite engaged. I think the experience is more personal to them because they built the controls for it.

#6934 chrislisting   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1478 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

chrislisting

Posted 22 April 2018 - 06:45 AM

So after about half a day helping the kids on and off here's my general impressions:

  • The cardboard is solid but it is cardboard. To build something with some stability like the motorcycle there's lot of layering of cardboard pieces. On top of that there's tabs with rubber bands are unquestionably going to give out and they aren't easy to access. That said, so far the more nuanced engineering like bands don't seem critical to the functionality so even though things get a squishy everything so far (big, house, and rc car) seem to hold the switch and controllers well. It's still cardboard though and dropping the bike or house or whatever could easily do some damage.
  • The process of building is either relaxing or frustrating based on your personality. Every cardboard sheet needs to be prepped by loosening it's folds which is repetitious, necessary, and adds time to any build.
  • The bike game has a tournament and race classes like Mario Kart. If you play properly with handlebars then it feels pretty natural but it's a learning curve to play a pretty basic racing game.
  • Build instructions are absolutely fantastic and my 6 year old could read most of the tips. My 9 year old completed the house with no issues including detailed sticker placement on the key blocks. I helped the 6 year old on the bike and found the build process pretty chill like lego but even after prepping the cardboard not everything came together perfectly.
  • The garage seems just as advertised with a large number of interactive and basic programming blocks. I'm very skeptical a maker will do anything other than something just hipster enough to get a Polygon/Verge article but for kids it does have a unique blend of basic programming instruction and intuitive outputs through the switch and joycons.

Overall I find it pretty great as a maker type toy for my kids and there's gotta be 4-6 hours in straight up build time for each set (the robot looks craaaaazy) but the experiences are pretty shallow. The piano might be novel for a bit and I may mess around and do a bit of home recording but I have a feeling the sequencer and sound modules will be too limited to use in any semi-professional way. That means as an adult this is much more about relaxing and doing something brainless than actually looking to be stimulated or entertained in the way most people do with a game.

Great ...very detailed and informative

Do you see future either for you or kids (replay or reconstruction value?)
And do you see this as a experimental new platform(build n play[essentially ANY controller designed])?

Thx brother

#6935 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4236 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2018 - 03:26 PM

Picked up variety pack for Garage.

Edit: Built the RC Car. Had fun scaring my cats. The software is loaded with Nintendo charm.

About $50 with GCU. I'm happy with the purchase already.

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#6936 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3323 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:18 PM

Great ...very detailed and informative

Do you see future either for you or kids (replay or reconstruction value?)
And do you see this as a experimental new platform(build n play[essentially ANY controller designed])?

Thx brother

 

I think by the time the cardboard gives out you'll be done with it and there's not a ton of novelty in item for grown up friends the way there was for VR imo. I think the platform/maker space is going to have a few cool winners where people sell kits and instructions on sites like Alibaba but people typically severely underestimate the work of making anything remotely interesting, which is made more inefficient when using a simplified development platform that employs tons of limitations and constraints in the name of accessibility.

 

I'd think of the variety kit as a collection of 5-20 dollar eshop games of varying quality and complexity that average out to a 6 in terms of game quality and an 8 in terms of overall novelty and experience when you throw in Nintendo's well designed teardowns of each of the builds.



#6937 Squeegor 2  

Squeegor 2

Posted 23 April 2018 - 02:36 AM

I'm just going to drop in to say that if you don't like Wind Waker, you have no soul; Twilight Princess (Wii) is the best Zelda game I've played (though I haven't played SS or BotW yet); Ocarina of Time is the worst 3D Zelda (though still better than any 2D Zelda); and Phantom Hourglass is the best 2D Zelda by far.

You may all sputter in indignant outrage now.

I'll bite.  :-? Looks like someone hasn't played Link's Awakening!



#6938 miketheplantguy  

miketheplantguy

Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:02 AM

I'll bite. :-? Looks like someone hasn't played Link's Awakening!


Yup, they really “slept” on that game ;)

#6939 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   66768 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:29 PM

Here are the new deals for today:

 

:switch:

Aegis Defenders - $16.99 - 15% Off - Ends 4/25

Fear Effect Sedna - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 4/26

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - $29.99 - 50% Off - Ends 4/29

Sonic Forces - $23.99 - 40% Off - Ends 5/7

 

:3ds:

7th Dragon III Code: VFD - $19.99 - 50% Off - Ends 5/7

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains - $9.99 - 33% Off - Ends 5/7

Bit Boy!! Arcade - $5.59 - 30% Off - Ends 5/4

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars - $9.99 - 50% Off - Ends 5/7

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX - $19.99 - 50% Off - Ends 5/7

The Legend of Legacy - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 5/7

Plantera - $3.34 - 33% Off - Ends 5/6

Puzzlebox setup - $2.09 - 30% Off - Ends 5/4

Sega 3D Classics Collection - $14.99 - 50% Off - Ends 5/7

Stella Glow - $14.99 - 25% Off - Ends 5/7

 

:wiiu:
Plantera - $3.34 - 33% Off


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#6940 chrislisting   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1478 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

chrislisting

Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:39 PM

Yeah, thanks a lot bot...you convinced me to get it
Is there any MP for any adult themed games(I don’t know the roster)

Thx again Bot

#6941 oldcasio  

oldcasio

Posted 23 April 2018 - 07:49 PM

Is the couch co-op for Marvel Superheroes 2 fun for an adult and a child?... or will I regret it?



#6942 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1642 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 08:06 PM

Is the couch co-op for Marvel Superheroes 2 fun for an adult and a child?... or will I regret it?


I'm enjoying the game, but have only played the single player. Looking for a deal on the extra content for it.
Still waiting for a sale on the extra content for Mario and rabbids as well.
"I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to!"

#6943 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3082 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

IkedaTeramusa

Posted Yesterday, 01:50 AM

Is the couch co-op for Marvel Superheroes 2 fun for an adult and a child?... or will I regret it?

Kid and I enjoyed it but it was more of a "get over here and help" kind of thing.  But I'm also more of a "collect whatever caught my attention" person and she's more of a "I wanna be so-n-so" and it locks you into certain chars for the missions.  Wasn't bad though.



#6944 chrislisting   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1478 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 06:51 PM

Wasn’t aware rabbits had DLC....I’m in too