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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 12:18 PM        A Boy and His Blob!
A sequel is coming to the Wii, and it looks really, really pretty.

http://www.destructoid.com/a-boy-and...t-123685.phtml

And on top of that, it's made by WayForward, who made the awesome Contra 4 on the DS. This is going to be a great retro revival.

Speaking of which, Punch-Out!! is confirmed to use NES-style controls as well as motion controls. So it's nice to hear that game isn't going to be doomed either :D
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 12:36 PM       
i never played the original
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 12:47 PM       
Looks like a children's book.
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 01:49 PM       
Boy and his blob was the shit and was kinda hard actually.
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 05:40 PM       
i bought a boy and his blob from a toys'r'us for 20$. primarily because it was 20$ new, i guess it was like a proto-budgetgame :o a pretty entertaining puzzle/platformer and a fine evolution on the model of pitfall. which isn't too surprising since it was made by david crane
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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 07:17 PM       
Definitely some good news for the Wii. Lookin' forward to seeing Blob eating jellybeans again... and Punch-Out too.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 03:25 PM       
Gameplay video!

http://www.destructoid.com/first-gam...e-123778.phtml

Looks so much fun. I can't wait to see what kind of ball busting puzzles they'll throw at us.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 03:36 PM       
this pleases me. I think I will purchase a Wii when this comes out.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 03:40 PM       
I hate the art style. Everything else about it seems groovy.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 03:41 PM       
What's wrong with groovy?

I like groovy
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Groovy is good. Everything about the game is groovy for me except the art style. Too children's book-ish. Not that I'd rather it be gritty/realistic, but it looks like a Beatrix Potter book. At first I thought maybe they were going for a Braid, dreamy watercolor look, but seeing it in motion confirms that it's going for that Nick Jr. look.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 03:57 PM       
This is pretty much completely awesome
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 05:41 PM       
This is going to be awesome. I may actually have to start playing my Wii again.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 07:55 PM       
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Groovy is good. Everything about the game is groovy for me except the art style. Too children's book-ish. Not that I'd rather it be gritty/realistic, but it looks like a Beatrix Potter book. At first I thought maybe they were going for a Braid, dreamy watercolor look, but seeing it in motion confirms that it's going for that Nick Jr. look.

I think I'm going to play it. I see what you mean by the Nick Jr. look though. Hopefully they won't have a Maya the Bee jellybean in the game.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 07:57 PM       
I'm just not a fan of that look. Too saccharine/cutesy/whatever you want to call it.
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Old Mar 6th, 2009, 03:14 AM       
I think Wii owners are used to that look :X
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Old Mar 6th, 2009, 08:26 AM       
I dunno, for a game about a boy who feeds jellybeans to his shape-shifting blob, I think the art direction is spot on. I don't think it's too cutesy or anything... there are plenty of Wii games (ie: Cooking Mama, etc) which are too cute, but this isn't one of 'em. Seeing those videos makes me even more excited for it. That and the fact that you no longer have to memorize what jellybeans do what is damned nice.
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Old Mar 6th, 2009, 09:11 AM       
I'm not sure if I'll be into this one. I didn't find the original very fun. There wasn't much direction of what to do, etc.

e: That said, I actually think the art style is pretty nifty. Looks just about right for a story about a boy who feeds a blob jellybeans.
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Old Mar 6th, 2009, 09:25 AM       
I loved the original and I can't wait for this now
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Diff'rent strokes, I guess. If that isn't cutesy I'd like to see the definition. I don't own a Wii so I'm not their audience anyway. The town and caves are a great evolution from the original, but the enchanted forest gives me diabeetus. Also, I don't think the story necessitates a certain art style- the box art/manual for the original are just as spot on as this is.
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Old Mar 6th, 2009, 01:24 PM       
The way I see it, it could have been a LOT worse.

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Old Mar 6th, 2009, 01:50 PM       
That looks more like fan art.
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Also, I don't think the story necessitates a certain art style
I think the story of a game should always call for a certain art style. Though, I gotta admit, it would be fun to see a game like Doom take place in something that looked like Candyland. Shooting unicorns with a BFG that shoots killer gumdrops sounds like a good time to me.
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I think Adult Swim made a game like that once.
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That and the fact that you no longer have to memorize what jellybeans do what is damned nice.

I hated forgetting which one did which. Like being in the underwater cavern and accidentally using the rocket ship. Straight to dead
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