Was ranked 1 for a bit, but now I'm sitting at #2....until later when I boot it up again to find I've plummeted much further down, heh.
I haven't spent too much with the single player stuff, but why the heck are there are only 2 songs for each mode? It also seems really odd that the game obviously has Pro and Wiimote functionality for multiplayer, yet online you HAVE to use the gamepad.
And why'd they get rid of the basic online communication from the Wii version? Nintendo is the king of two steps forward, one step backward. It would be nice to be able to invite someone to play through the game too. Sigh.
Anyway, what's your NNID? I haven't tried Operation L yet but we could play some classic or I could learn the new mode while taking my lumps.
Does Trish have her own profile? Not sure if we're buds.. I'd like to play her! It'd be more fun for me to get some wins against somebody I can beat -OR- at least start giving up losses against people I know, haha!! I can't tell you how many players I was "their first" for yesterday. TOO MANY. One guy got his first FOUR (4) wins against me; 2 sets of 3.
Played up to level 6000 on Operation L today. Gotta say that it's a clear downgrade from the original mode in my mind. At least with the settings for online matches against strangers. As far as I can tell there's no point in trying to get doubles because it's easy to just throw one of the warped pieces to the side and move on. And the matches are too short, they're often over in seconds.
Classic is as good as ever. I'm still hovering around the Top 10 but I just got my ass handed to me by someone. Always humbling.
Operation L starts getting more entertaining once you play other people that are high ranked.
It ups the difficulty of the puzzle pieces so that they're all 2 and 2 colored. This completely changes the thought process since I was so programmed to just mindlessly stack the 3 and 1 colored pieces so easily when playing against lower ranked people, heh.
It was hilarious since my first time seeing it was obviously the other guy's first time seeing it too, so both of our sides just became these disgustingly unorganized towers until eventually he was forced to stack too high and lose.
I just wish the game would pair me up with more people close to my rank instead of so many people with 4k rankings. I mean it's free wins, but I feel kinda bad. More people need to get this game dammit ;p
I like Dr. Mario but for $15 I'm unsure that I would get enough out of this one, especially since I already have the WiiWare game, among some other versions. For anyone who's played them, what's new in this one over Dr. Mario Online Rx? Is it just the L-piece mode, or is there more? Have they brought back the 4-player mode from Dr. Mario 64?
Finally having another online game on the Wii U just reminds me how behind the times Nintendo still is with it.
It bothers me so much that there is no way to simply invite a friend to play and have them clearly notified that I sent an invitation. Even when I see on my friends list that someone else is playing Dr. Luigi...trying to contact them to let them know I want to play is almost impossible. My only option on the Wii U, is to send them a Miiverse message and hope that they somehow psychically know that I did so they can go out of their way to go to Miiverse and check to see if they got any messages.
Monster Hunter so far is the only game that's handled overcoming this issue properly by including an in-game messaging system. Something I somehow doubt Nintendo would ever be bothered to implement in their own games.
Since they are implementing Miiverse directly into their games, I wonder if it would be possible to get Miiverse notifications directly in the game itself. Seems that would work though still annoying to have it be based on a game by game basis and not implemented into the OS itself.
The worst part about it all is that we have the Gamepad so there's a perfect place for messages to pop up without disturbing what's going on on the TV. It's perfect. But no, instead we get something practically useless. Does the blue light even flash when you get a message? I remember being optimistic when this was codenamed Project Cafe, but the potential for good online has been wasted yet again.