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« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2013, 04:27:17 AM »

All this platforming talk reminds me of a game I wish would get a rerelease.
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« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2013, 07:45:05 PM »

I pulled the trigger on ordering this from PSN and have the "preorder bonus" DuckTales theme on my PS3 menu page. 

And I'm STILL flabbergasted that Alan Young (OG Scrooge) and June Foray (OG Majica) are voicing this.  I mean, they're both, what, 95 or something?  Wow, I'd be the luckiest duck alive if I'm 95 and still working, let alone just functioning if I'm not already dead.  I think the guy who voiced Glomgold died in '94 so he's being voiced by an in-house Disney guy for this one. 

As for playability/balancing/etc. I'm just glad it's been retooled such that you don't have to go through the Transylvania level three times. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2013, 10:38:26 PM »

Yeah, it's pretty incredible that they got the original voice actors.  I've been telling everyone I know about the game because of that alone.
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« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2013, 10:43:04 PM »

I pulled the trigger on ordering this from PSN and have the "preorder bonus" DuckTales theme on my PS3 menu page. 

And I'm STILL flabbergasted that Alan Young (OG Scrooge) and June Foray (OG Majica) are voicing this.  I mean, they're both, what, 95 or something?  Wow, I'd be the luckiest duck alive if I'm 95 and still working, let alone just functioning if I'm not already dead.  I think the guy who voiced Glomgold died in '94 so he's being voiced by an in-house Disney guy for this one. 

As for playability/balancing/etc. I'm just glad it's been retooled such that you don't have to go through the Transylvania level three times. 

To be fair, you didn't have to go very far in either of the Transylvania related fetch-quests.
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« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2013, 08:10:11 AM »

You did have to do the level multiple times in its entirety, though.  Once to fight Magica and once to fight Dracula Duck.  Transylvania itself was a cool enough level, but being thrust in it multiple times was like too much of a good thing. 
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« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2013, 08:23:34 AM »

You did have to do the level multiple times in its entirety, though.  Once to fight Magica and once to fight Dracula Duck.  Transylvania itself was a cool enough level, but being thrust in it multiple times was like too much of a good thing. 

To be fair though, they needed someplace to hold the Magica fight and the Golmgold race. I guess they could move it to either Scrooge's Vault or his BatDuckcave (assuming those aren't the same thing).
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« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2013, 09:31:16 AM »

Either way, I hear DuckTales: Remastered has some additional levels so I look forward to seeing what they do.  

And the moon level music is the cat's pajamas.  I particularly like Plasma3's arrangement of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwbMkIROOGU
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« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2013, 10:21:29 PM »

My impressions of DuckTales: Remastered-

The game is good, but it's very old school.  Even in easy mode, I died a LOT.  The Amazon level's boss was damn near merciless; they made him more difficult in the new version.  I've only done the Amazon and African Mines so far.  The game is fun; it's the old DuckTales we know and love, but with added dialogues, cutscenes, remastered music, great graphics, and everything.  It sounds like the voice cast had a great time doing the skits.  The only negative I have is that the jumping (both regular and pogo) is a little floaty, but it's nothing I can't get used to.  I want to try the NES original just to see if the control is any better or worse.    

Definitely a good nostalgia trip for people our age who grew up playing this on the NES and it makes me think "Damn, how the hell did I beat this game as a kid?  This is brutal!"
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« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2013, 04:02:35 AM »

Definitely a good nostalgia trip for people our age who grew up playing this on the NES and it makes me think "Damn, how the hell did I beat this game as a kid?  This is brutal!"

Well, it does seem they tweaked enough of the game to be potentially harder or at least longer, namely the boss fights, but I think when it comes to that question specifically all it takes is looking at what other NES games there were to go "oh, right, this was one of the easier ones."

And we probably are used to quite a few modern conveniences by now, IE not losing lives when we fall in pits or even having lives in the first place. Hell, the one series that still carries those torches, Mario, has become something of a joke when it comes to lives, just handing them to you like candy, if I was stuck at 1-4 spare lives all the time in many New Super Mario Bros games like I am here I'd probably be constantly thrown back to fortresses/castles and have to replay stages all the time, rather than being disappointed I no longer capped out my lives.
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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2013, 05:42:40 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.
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« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2013, 10:46:50 AM »

No, it's just the remastered music in the game, which itself is really good.  I don't miss the old 8-bit PCM music.  There is a bunch of unlockable content like character art, concept art, music, etc.  I haven't unlocked the music yet, so I don't know if the original 8-bit PCM is in there or not. 

Compare the original 8-bit moon theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF32DRg9opA

And the DuckTales: Remastered version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1zeUIffyac

(And for a lark, my favorite rendition of the Moon theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzC3UuI__Zo)

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« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2013, 01:11:49 PM »

Okay, I played three of the main stages, and I have to say that this game 1) looks and sounds lovely, 2) rekindles a lot of positive nostalgia I have for the NES version, and 3) has more negative changes than positive ones. 

I like the retooled bosses (original bosses were too boring, these are pretty good) and the new audio and visuals, but this is the same 2-button gameplay we had before, and there is virtually nothing new about the stages or basic gameplay/  The new material, like the voice work, brief cutscenes, and opening bit in Scrooge's mansion, is ultimately not worth it and bogs the game down rather than enhances it.  If you own the original cart and are thinking about this, try before you buy. 

But do I like it?  Sure.  The bosses are nice, the voice work is a little much but occasionally charming, and there might be some cool endgame stuff I haven't encountered yet.  I think that this game has aged decently, but I wish that a full $15 remake would have added some twists or new stuff that is both interesting and beyond cosmetic.  So far that wasn't the case.  I still like DuckTales, but this new one isn't new enough. 

EDIT: and please, this game was never hard and still isn't hard.  Every single Mega Man game ever made is tougher.  The new bosses are harder, but those old bosses NEEDED an upgrade in difficulty. 
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« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2013, 02:29:00 PM »

That Gamespot review was rough,lol.
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« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2013, 02:46:32 PM »

Based on Gamespot's usual numbering, I think that review was too harsh.  Still, their complaints aren't necessarily wrong.  The platforming is okay (better than they're indicating, but maybe below par) and the bosses are better than the original game, but most of the additions are bleh and the nuts and bolts of DuckTales are showing their age. 
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« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2013, 03:51:20 PM »

I think the reviewer had made an article about Nostalgia blinding us or something of that nature. Just by looking at D:R, it looks to be a solid game.
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