Good-Feel did an outstanding job with Kirby's Epic Yarn, IMO, and this looks even better. Epic Yarn meets Yoshi's Island. Definitely a must-have game for me, but I'm not sure I can afford it at launch.
Alright, I think I'm going to have to preorder this now. Who cares if I can pay food and other trivial stuff, right?
I don't know who the composer is, but from what Tezuka is telling us, he's gone to great lengths in order to do the game justice, just like the rest of the team. They learned how to knit, and he learned how to play the guitar to better be able to write the soundtrack, and not only that but he also set out to write different songs for all the stages! The discussion about this starts at about 20 minutes in, and you can hear one of the songs in the background.
EDIT: Here! Just listen to that slide guitar and piano!
Sooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty it hurts!!!! I need a soundtrack rip right now!!
Yeah that game looks unbelievable. I'm mega hyped for it. It seems part Yoshi's Story (which I do love, just needed a slightly different vision), part Yoshi's Island, part Super Mario Bros. It looks SO damn good. After the Direct and I was so delflated, I had little interest to watch 2015's Treehouse stuff. Then after I got over that and paid attention to the GAMES at E3 and what we'll be playing this year on Wii U, the smoke settled and I started watching all the vids. Shit looks amazing. Even after seeing a lot of YWW I thought I'd been jaded. But somehow, seeing the first Treehouse footage perked me the fuck up and I thought instantly "wow, the fuck?".
@carlosrox "Right now"? Isn't that a constant thing?
Yeah, it's hard to get enough of this game's footage. The game seems to have come a long way since I saw it last, and even then it seemed great. I love that about Nintendo; Even though things may change during the course of development, it's practically always a matter of improvements. I never have to fear they'll show off something and then downgrade it as they go.
I'm glad Tezuka gets more time in the spotlight thanks to games like this as well. I love Miyamoto's work and respect the man's genius immensely, but it seems Tezuka's role in everything is constantly downplayed in favour of Miyamoto's, and that sucks. More recognition for Ten Ten!
@DrFinkelstein Yeah, I guess, but how different are our respective release schedules anyway? Oh well, I guess I'd better just be thankful and shut up about it, or maybe Nintendo will hear me and delay Project Zero a few months or something.
@Hinph That's quite a lot to live up to, but I think it will sweeeet. According to Tezuka in the Treehouse video, a third of the levels were designed by Nintendo's own level designers (the Super Mario team, I think?), so there is potential for greatness here.
I actually didn't own Yoshi's Island. I rented it several times. I remember really liking it but NOT how people on the internets seem to. I definitely didn't get it like others did. I haven't even played it basically since it came out either. I'd love a damn VC release for that one.
I never fully understood why it was put on such a pedestal. Maybe that's good for me.