> > Ditto... it's fun, but seeing as how it doesn't effect gameplay in any way it's
> > rather lame as a hack.
> In fairness, 98% of the hacks out there since the beginning of time don't effect
> gameplay either, and this one has the advantage of being well done.
> > "FINALLY a game that allows for a
> > woman heroine!" they say. And over at Kotaku I pointed out that a metric ton of
> > have either a female protagonist or female co-stars and I was almost flamed to
> Eventually you'll learn: don't read Kotaku, it's awful.
> More pertinently, Nintendo's own Super Princess Peach (on the DS) flips the Mario
> formula on its head in a more interesting way than these graphics hacks. You play as
> Peach (complete with her unique physics from SMB 2), you have to save Mario, and she
> can do very limited RPG-like magic spells in addition to the standard platforming
> > hmm.... Block of Wood Man does sound like it'd be a cool video game.
> Wouldn't be any stranger than Super Meat Boy.
I'll agree with that. I thought the animations were pretty impressive considering the limited sprites/space available. I wasn't knocking the effort, I just meant that it doesn't make the game anymore fun.
I agree that Kotaku is awful, but it's the only consolidated video game news source I'm aware of. The other sites only catch about 50% of the VG news.
I can see people not mentioning SPP though... all of her attacks and powers are emotion-based, so she's essentially using p.m.s. as a super power. Which I think is awesome, but some ladies might get upset over.
Expect a prototype for Block of Wood Man sometime in 2014.