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PostSubject: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 23 Jul 2020 - 20:06



This looks exciting. The soundtrack and captures remind me a lot of the second-best game ever, but possibly due to being from the people behind Sonic (Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima), Nintendo Life seem to think it takes cues from Nights Into Dreams and Billy Hatcher - hardly bad things for many on this forum, I'd warrant. It's coming to Switch et al. next spring and it looks lovely.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 23 Jul 2020 - 20:32

One of the highlights for me from the Xbox event today was that as I did get Nights and Billy vibes from it
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 23 Jul 2020 - 20:40

But... but... I have literally 700 other games I haven't started yet... but... it's a 3D platform adventure... exciting!

*gets to end of trailer* uh-oh, singing...
*gets to end of trailer* uh-oh, "look into your heart to see what's most precious"

Someone might need to confirm it's good first!
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 23 Jul 2020 - 22:10

That looks and sounds amazing!

...but Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima have got a poor track record as of late. Since his Sonic days, Naka's best-known works as an executive producer have been Let's Tap, Ivy The Kiwi? and Rodea The Sky Soldier, and none of those games set the world alight. Ohshima did the character designs for many of Artoon's shitey handheld games, like Yoshi's New Island and Hey Pikmin, and was producer for - brr! - FlingSmash.

Sorry to piss on everybody's chips.  Aww!
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyFri 24 Jul 2020 - 2:00

The vibes are really charming, but it basically comes down to how the character feels to control.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyFri 24 Jul 2020 - 9:28

Hmm was going to say Square Enix won't set up a new studio, with high profile industry people and let them put out a dud but then I remember Left Alive which on paper should have been amazing but was awful.

That you might be right Cappa but I take a charming 6/10 next year amongst the AAA stuff to flog PS5's and XSX"s.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptySat 25 Jul 2020 - 19:53

Decidedly damp chips now. Aww! (Yoshi's New Island, cripes.) Ah well, fingers crossed it's still worth a play.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptySun 26 Jul 2020 - 12:07

This looks more vibrant than Lazy Town, hope it turns out well.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptySun 26 Jul 2020 - 12:29

NO ONE IS LAZY IN LAZY TOWN.

CITIZEN. PLEASE EXERCISE.
LAZINESS IS NOT TOLERATED IN LAZY TOWN.
YOU MUST COMPLY.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyWed 29 Jul 2020 - 22:13

I really really like the overall design of this but gameplay wise it looks unsatisfyingly slow for a platformer, probably a harsh criticism for a reveal trailer but I have my doubts early days.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 17 Sep 2020 - 18:48

Well I'm ready for 26th March 2021
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 17 Sep 2020 - 19:07

Good thing there's nothing else of interest coming out that day!
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 17 Sep 2020 - 19:08

*blows dust off a classic*

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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 17 Sep 2020 - 20:58

Balan on a console, MonHan on a handheld seems fine to me
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyFri 18 Sep 2020 - 0:09

I was watching the direct and initially I thought it was releasing imminently. I thought "oh, a shame it will have to compete with Mario".

Then I saw it was literally the same day as MHR. This game is never getting played. Bye Balan.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyFri 18 Sep 2020 - 12:57

I'll be honest, it looked a bit ropey to me in that trailer. There was something about the way the characters shuffled about the screen that looked unsatisfying to control. Still, like Buska said, it's coming out the same day as MHR so I'll not be playing this. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyFri 18 Sep 2020 - 17:51

Still looks a bit naff to me, I'm much more likely to buy something else 26th March.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptySun 20 Sep 2020 - 11:25

You'll all get bored of Monster Hunter in the first hour. Balan Wonderland will be waiting there for you, with it's low-res graphics and disjointed gameplay.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptySun 20 Sep 2020 - 11:39

@Treesmurf wrote:
Still looks a bit naff to me, I'm much more likely to buy something else 26th March.

You know what happen March 26th will be Horizon 2, Halo Infinite, MonHan Rise and Balan which then won't get a look in from me
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptySun 20 Sep 2020 - 15:01

March is the new September.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptySun 20 Sep 2020 - 16:18

March 26th is Monster Hunter. If you think that leaves room for other games . . . or interests of any kind . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyFri 25 Sep 2020 - 22:05

I might squeeze in a few meals and some sleep here or there.
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PostSubject: Re: Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production)   Balan Wonderworld (A Naka-Ohshima Musical Production) EmptyThu 7 Jan 2021 - 16:02

Just saw this is coming to Xbox One but not physical which Square have done a few times now. I have started buying more digital of full retail price games due to game share mate e.g. I bought Cyberpunk with him getting AC Valhalla, so it's basically £25 per game

Can't see him being keen on this, and with no PlayStation then I'll be getting the Switch version and talked about this sort of, on the Pod of War recorded.

Does sort feel like a Switch game anyway but now with this and MonHan Rise on the 26th which I do have, it's going to be a decent game for gaming on Switch.
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