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DuckTales: Remastered ‘Himalayas’ video shows icy, snowbound level

Wednesday, 17th July 2013 17:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

DuckTales: Remastered has a new video available in which shows Scrooge jumping around a level full of ice, powdery banks, vicious wildlife, and an abominable snow thingies. Watch below, and have a look at some character artwork. Game’s out August 13 on PSN Wii U eShop and Steam, It arrives on September 11 on Xbox Live.

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  1. bradk825

    Nostalgic and loving it. I can’t wait to download this!!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheWulf

    I enjoy seeing these, they’re like letters of love to games of old.

    As someone who plays these old, old games on emulators sometimes, I tend to get around the old design flaws (like limited lives) with cheats. These days we recognise something like that as a design flaw, and even if it’s a design flaw that this follows (which I doubt, considering what they’ve said in the past), then I can just use something like the Cheat Engine to subvert that.

    That, conversely, is how I made Deus Ex: Human Revolution more like the sort of game I wanted to play. I always felt it was somewhat punishing to people who chose non-lethal routes, compared to the absolute breeze the game is if you just slaughter everyone. If you wanted to kill no one, and get detected by no alarms, it was annoying in ways that reeked of bad game design. The solution was to simply have all batteries recharge, rather than just one, and the Cheat Engine did that for me.

    That’s one of the things I love about open systems, you can tinker to your heart’s content. But yeah, back on topic, I love using the built-in cheat systems that emulators have to make ancient games play like modern ones. You’d be amazed, dear reader, at just how enjoyable and playable old Mega Drive and Super Nintendo games are when you just take away the frustration of lives and continues. Even the old Mario games become a blast, when you don’t have that hanging over your head.

    I never really understood the point of punishing the player with having to replay a huge chunk of a game — or worse, the whole game — anyway. That just goes against the rule of fun. See, dying itself is punishment enough, since the player knows they screwed up and they want to try better next time. But putting the player back to the start of the level, or even the start of the game, deprives them of the chance to try again. They now have to slog through what’s essentially padding to get to where they were.

    That’s what it was, really, it was the padding of the ’80s and ’90s. These days we’ve replaced that padding with grindfests, which are no better. Really, I think that padding in general is just one of the worst things to have happened to video games, and the best games are always the ones without padding. A nice example of this is VVVVVV — all content, no padding. The Swapper is also another recent example of that, as are many others. A good game doesn’t make you replay things ad nauseum.

    So, yeah.

    I would advise looking into emulators and using infinite lives with them, you’d be amazed how modern the games can feel if you try that.

    As for this? I’ve put a fair few hours into Duck Tales, both the original cartridge and the emulated ROM. I’m more than happy to give them more of my money for a graphically updated version — it’s a good game, and it deserves my money anyway.

    Well, that’s all from me.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ditg

    I love the fact that WayForward put some much effort into this. They could have done a quick rehash / paint job and just made it look more modern but they went beyond any expectations I had for this game. Aside from tweaking the graphics to give it a vibrant colorful look while appealing to the kid in all of us; they got the original voice acting and adding to the existing levels to give us something new. They are also promoting the heck out of this. I can’t wait to buy this Day 1 and pray….PRAY there is a true sequel which can be all new (a guy can dream right?)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. bradk825

    Still waiting for Monkey Island 3 to come out on XBL arcade.

    #4 1 year ago

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