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Nintendo Power and Strong Bad

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I voted in the Nintendo Power Awards of General Excellence (or whatever) because Emily asked us to, and I like to give out my opinions to complete strangers. One thing kind of struck me as odd in the voting, though. For the best story award, SBCG4AP wasn't listed, but Prof. Layton was. I loved PLatCV, and I realize there were cute animations sequences between the puzzles, and they did kind of tell a story, but it's a story that would probably total less than 1500 words typed, even if you included all the dialog from the cutscenes and had descriptions of the different areas. To have it nominated and not SBCG4AP is just weird.

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  • Perhaps it's because the story of all episodes together is as coherent as Homsar's lines.

  • Plus, don't forget that not everyone is an HR fan, so SBCG4AP is not as likely to be just as fun for people who are not fans than those who are.

  • @the_napoleon said: Plus, don't forget that not everyone is an HR fan, so SBCG4AP is not as likely to be just as fun for people who are not fans than those who are.

    Sure, but that doesn't change the fact that SBCG4AP has a much more cohesive story than Professor Layton. (Five of them, in fact!)

    I thought Professor Layton was a fun game, if a bit overrated. It is a great puzzle game, but definitely doesn't have too much in the way of story. I think there's a novelty factor, though. There's nothing else like it out there at the moment, so I think it sometimes gets a little more credit than it's due. Which is fine, I'd rather people pay attention to that type of game than not pay attention to it.

  • [quote]Plus, don't forget that not everyone is an HR fan, so SBCG4AP is not as likely to be just as fun for people who are not fans than those who are. [/quote]

    Not necessarily, guess who didn't know a single thing about homestarrunner.com before playing SBCG4AP :D?

    I agree with the complaints about Professor Layton... I mean, there IS a cohesive story, but it's pretty much a children story. I liked it, I wasn't expecting a more several layered Ghibli/Pixar storyline, but what there is doesn't really stand up to the hilarious and witty dialogue the Strong Bad games have, and it was never supposed to (the excuses for new puzzles alone prove it... "So you are left-handed... that reminds me of a most smashing puzzle!"). We also have DQIV over FFIV, so yeah, it's weird.

  • I fell kinda embarrassed here.... but how do you vote in the Nintendo Power Awards? When I go on the Nintendo Power website it doesn't say it anywhere, same on nintendo.com.

    A link would be nice.

  • SBCG4AP should be in best Wii graphics. Also in the same issue they have a 2 page story about the process of making a SBCG4AP episode.

  • [quote=The Burninator]A link would be nice. [/quote]

    Here's the link: http://npawards.wordpress.com/

  • I think this game's writing getting overlooked is just one of those things. Like, maybe they considered comedy writing to not count. Who knows.

    And I wouldn't slight Professor Layton's writing entirely. The story itself was a bit weak, but my guess would be that they included the riddles themselves as part of the writing. There are no descriptions of why the nominees were chosen, so if you don't like it, don't vote for it, I guess. Personally, I thought the writing was medicre, but I wouldn't call it nonexistent.

  • @LuigiHann said:
    And I wouldn't slight Professor Layton's writing entirely. The story itself was a bit weak, but my guess would be that they included the riddles themselves as part of the writing. ... Personally, I thought the writing was medicre, but I wouldn't call it nonexistent.

    It wasn't in a writing category though, it was nominated for best story, which I consider two separate things. And the story in Professor Layton wasn't particularly inspired or exceptionally presented. Personally, I loved PLatCV; I can't wait for the next two games, and if they're just like the first one I will be extremely happy. But I don't consider them to be much story-wise. Like, you could cut out the story in Professor Layton entirely, and the game would be just as fun. The puzzles in SBCG4AP couldn't really exist outside of the story. While it wouldn't be unheard of for Strong Bad to cheat at a race to win it, it is unusual for him to do so in a Homestar Runner costume. But in the context of the story, it makes perfect sense (for the H*R universe anyway.) The puzzles rely on the story, not the other way around. And I didn't say the writing in Professor Layton was non-existent, I said that story wise, there wasn't a hell of a lot of it.

  • @Emily said: Sure, but that doesn't change the fact that SBCG4AP has a much more cohesive story than Professor Layton. (Five of them, in fact!)

    @Emily said: Not necessarily, guess who didn't know a single thing about homestarrunner.com before playing SBCG4AP :D?

    Sorry if I sounded a bit hypocritical since I have never played Professor Layton, I was just guessing that Professor Layton might be on there instead of SBCG4AP because it might not appeal as much to people who are not fans, but apparently I'm wrong from what LittleBuddy said.

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