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Old 04-30-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Mario Kart 8 Direct

http://youtu.be/JbuJZP0_8iQ

Nintendo put out a surprise Direct this morning with reveals for Mario Kart 8.

I'm pretty excited, albeit a bit disappointed with the roster.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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Haven't gotten a chance to see it yet, but is it the final roster?

Also, yes to that bundle(and getting a free game helps too)
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:59 AM   #3
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I believe it was the final roster.

Let's just say there was Baby Rosalina and Pink-Gold Metallic Peach.
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I believe it was the final roster.

Let's just say there was Baby Rosalina and Pink-Gold Metallic Peach.


Are they seriously that out of ideas? Wart's not even in the game yet!
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I believe it was the final roster.

Let's just say there was Baby Rosalina and Pink-Gold Metallic Peach.
Don't pink shame
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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On the bright side, they balanced karts and bikes to make them more evenly matched.
Also, there is now an anti blue shell weapon.
And apparently the anti gravity was motivated by "New ideas and technology" and not from "Crash Nitro Kart from 10 years ago".
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This was another great direct. I'm really happy with it, but also a tad disappointed in some of it. At first I was worried about anti-gravity. MKW was great because it was such a comfortable experience, and I didn't enjoy MK7 as much because underwater areas felt clumsy and heavy, and gliding areas were slow. After watching this though, I can see that anti-gravity is much less a gimmick than I thought it was, and it doesn't seem to change the speed or control of your kart/bike. Spin boosting is a great addition, though. The courses have changed a lot over each game but core gameplay didn't so much, and spin boosting is amazing for changing up your tactics.

I'm super happy to see the mach bike is still in the game under a new name (sport bike). It may not have as tight handling any more, but it's still the closest we're going to get. One thing I don't like is the apparent bikes being faster in MK7. I think they were just easier to use. There were plenty of kart specialist in the meta scene who were great players. Either way, karts are now faster on straights, and bikes are faster on turns. Does this mean they scrapped wheelies from bikes? If that's the case, that kinda sucks. The thing I didn't like about karts was that you had nothing to do along straights, whereas with bikes the right timing allowed you to wheelie constantly for maximum efficiency.

As for characters.. well. This is the disappointing bit, I think everyone agrees. Baby Rosa is something I think everyone expected, but metal/gold Peach? I'm sure they can't be that far out of ideas. Either way, 30 is the most we've ever had, even if 9 of them are shoddy. At least Mii is returning. The new items are nice. Boomerang looks similar to a skill shot like the green shell, but it returns to you after. Not bad, but 3 shots seems a bit much. As if there wasn't enough item reliance already. Piranha plant seems like a balanced out chain chomp. No speed bonus, you can control yourself, but it hits anything you go near. I'm hoping this is at least a 6th place or lower item. The best item by far is the super horn though. It's like the POW block but has a small AOE rather than hitting everyone on the track (and it doesn't look like it can be dodged). Being able to block blue shells is great, too. I'm glad they're not removing blue shells but slightly balancing it instead. Oh yeah, crazy eight. Wasn't there one called lucky seven in MK7? Yeah I don't like it.

The online is looking fantastic. I'm excited for tournament mode. The customization involved, ability to make dates, rankings, it's all so cool. I'm wondering if there will be official tournaments on there, or if the world clan league will come back. Fingers crossed. Being able to download any ghost time trial is also nice. Hopefully there will be less hacking as well, with being able to visually see what items people are holding. Mario Kart TV is also cool, especially being able to upload to Youtube directly.
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Pretty good direct, I'm tempted to get that bundle now. The online looks great.
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