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I believe you meant to put “action adventure” in the title, not “arcade adventure” or “arcade action” as stated within the article itself.
I would suggest taking a look at the project’s Kickstarter page for more information and plenty of gameplay videos.
Glad to finally see some coverage on this title from Polygon. I submitted tips through the site’s automated “Tip Us” form both when I first stumbled upon the game originally and once more when it reached its Kickstarter goal, though I get the impression that staff rarely — if ever — check through tip submissions.
Not to mention Radio the Universe!
Seems awfully similar to Ibb and Obb or Fractured Soul, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
This video from the developers’ official YouTube channel gives a general overview of the gameplay and game in general. It consists entirely of real-time gameplay and developer commentary:
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This makes me feel bad for the guys at Fayju, the developers of Amazing Frog on the OUYA. The concept and gameplay of Goat Simulator are functionally identical to Amazing Frog outside of the latter’s inclusion of split-screen multiplayer. Until now, that is.
I suppose neither are eating into eachothers’ sales; Amazing Frog is exclusive to the OUYA while Goat Simulator is exclusive to PC.
I’m not suggestion that they actually use that plot, just that there are limitless possibilities for logical sequels, both good and bad.
An internet-based title is brought into the arcade. Bam. Done. Direct sequel material.
Or how about this: The arcade closes shop due to lack of business — arcades have been dying off left and right for years — and the arcade machines are sold off to private collectors and/or museum — again, not unlike the situation with real-world arcades. Ralph and Vanellope are separated but determined to reunite. While the Sugar Rush machine is sold off to detestable private collector, the Fix-It Felix, Jr. crew are taken in by some manner of museum.
When all seem lost, Ralph and co. find that their not along in said museum — cue requisite retro cameos — with their help, they manage to work their way into the museums network in the hopes of reuniting their lost companions, only to find themselves in all manners of online gaming. In an fast, almost montage-like sequence they work their way through the different generation of online gaming — from MUDs to MMORPGs — before finally arriving at some sort of major eSports event. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Vanellope is held captive for some reason or another by.. I dunno, Shao Kahn or something. There Ralph heroically inserts himself into battle to both prove his worth as a hero and to reunite the entire crew. Blah, blah, blah. Basically Toy Story 2 with video games.
That’s to say nothing of the fact that they could do an indirect sequel. There would presumably be thousands of other versions of Ralph around the world. There’s no reason they couldn’t wipe the slate clean with a different Ralph in a different scenario. It’d be a helluva way to set up a third title where the two Ralphs meet and shenanigans ensue.
Yeah, I’m not sure why they labeled it “PS2-era”. Maybe they should have titled the article “What is your favorite sixth-generation JRPG”? I suppose not as many people would understand what the sixth-generation is referring to — the generation of systems which started with the Dreamcast and ended with the Xbox.
Play Amazing Frog on the OUYA. It’s the same general concept, but with local multiplayer. I’ve had more fun playing it with friends than Towerfall.
I’ve run into some moments where the framerate spikes to what appears to be near 60 FPS. Moments like that give me a some kind of dopamine hit, not entirely unlike that click feeling when you figure out the solution to a puzzle in a Zelda title.
I can understand why they would implement it, but I would prefer if they allowed it to be disabled if a user happens to prefer it that way.