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« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2013, 04:32:50 PM »

I'm having a great time with it.  It's not perfect by any means, but neither was the original.  Yes, I'd like the jumping in DT:R to be a little less floaty but I got used to it and have been kicking tail.  And I would have liked swimming in Scrooge's money bin to have a few extra dynamics.  Like maybe he could play with an earned treasure to trigger a mini-game.  Or have him do different swimming strokes.  

I think as a love letter to the original, WayForward nails it.  And it almost seems damned if you do, damned if you don't.  Add too much to it and nostalgia freaks complain that it's not true to the original.  Don't do enough modern enhancements and everyone complains you just ported or ROM-dumped it without doing anything.  In this case, I think WayForward got the balance just right.  I LOVE how each stage feels like an interactive episode of the cartoon. 

Would a modern gamer born after 1990 appreciate it as much as oldheads like us?  Probably not, because they didn't grow up with DuckTales.  Like I remember my parents showing me this old movie they really liked.  It was a solid movie but there was this one explosion scene they were totally ga-ga over and hyped it up for me.  When that scene came, the explosion was weaksauce for me because I've grown up in a cinematic era of epic explosions.  Back in my parents' time, explosions were uncommon in film, so that one was the biggest of its time.  I appreciated that scene for its historical significance, but I didn't get that visceral feeling from it like my parents did, because they remembered back when they were kids.  

So, basically, DuckTales: Remastered is a game 100% for a particular niche and that niche will love it.  

I think this video shows the best side-by-side comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pkk7JXS24w

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« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2013, 04:35:52 PM »

It's on my "Wish List" of games to play down the road.  I own the original cartridge and have loved the game for many years now.  I just have one question: Is there an option to switch the music to it's original counterpart?  It would be awesome to hear the original soundtrack.  Maybe once I'm done with Dragon's Crown and Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, I might just be able to get around to checking out Ducktales: Remastered.

According to this, there is (but you have to get through the game first to unlock it).
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« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2013, 09:34:25 PM »

Confirmed.  You have to complete the game first before you can unlock the 8-bit music option. 

And be warned, the final level, post
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, can be really cheap.  Still, it took me back to those old days as a kid where I'd be shouting, "What?!?!  You gotta be kidding!" at the TV whenever I missed a jump. 

Either way, it was an enjoyable game.  I had more fun with it than I have with games 3-4 times the price.  I don't regret preordering this one, especially since the preorder goodie pS3 home screen theme is pretty sweet. 
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« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2013, 09:37:05 PM »

Confirmed.  You have to complete the game first before you can unlock the 8-bit music option. 

And be warned, the final level, post
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Dracula Duck where you race Magica and Glomgold to the #1 dime
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Either way, it was an enjoyable game.  I had more fun with it than I have with games 3-4 times the price.  I don't regret preordering this one, especially since the preorder goodie pS3 home screen theme is pretty sweet. 


To be fair, even at full tilt you barely had enough time to make it to the final treasure before the other guys in the original version.
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« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2013, 11:08:35 PM »

Original version of that "final chase" is cake compared to Remastered.  Remastered definitely upped the ante on that and the boss battles. 
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« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2013, 02:36:36 AM »

It's on my "Wish List" of games to play down the road.  I own the original cartridge and have loved the game for many years now.  I just have one question: Is there an option to switch the music to it's original counterpart?  It would be awesome to hear the original soundtrack.  Maybe once I'm done with Dragon's Crown and Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, I might just be able to get around to checking out Ducktales: Remastered.

According to this, there is (but you have to get through the game first to unlock it).

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« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2013, 03:17:20 AM »

Original version of that "final chase" is cake compared to Remastered.  Remastered definitely upped the ante on that and the boss battles. 

Yeah, it also provides an alternate answer to your "Damn, how the hell did I beat this game as a kid?  This is brutal!" statement: we never beat this, just the game this is based on. Seriously, how the end run was expanded, while well intentioned, is just a few frustrating steps from being a new-yet-reasonable challenge. Slight stage modification and/or more lives would've done wonders.
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« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2013, 05:04:25 PM »

If I wasn't playing in "easy mode" (where you get unlimited lives and you begin at pseudo-checkpoints after you die) I would have destroyed my controller throwing it against the wall. 
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« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2013, 09:56:23 AM »

Finally beat that final level after about 15 tries. I kept getting to the very last jump only to hit the bottom of the platform and fall to my doom. I could end the level with all 3 lives and still not make it because of that last jump.

But I gotta say, that piano version of the Moon Theme during the credits was pretty awesome.
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« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2013, 12:25:58 PM »

http://gematsu.com/2013/09/ducktales-remastered-coming-to-retail-in-november

So for those of you out there who can't stand digital or just want to keep it oldskool, you're in luck.
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« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2013, 10:56:01 PM »

All three systems? $20?

Sold.

It's sending the wrong message to people on the fence about AA5 though.
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« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2013, 04:29:46 PM »

Physical purchase for me then!
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