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OB1
I... am too lazy to post a link or article. Let ABF do it to make up for his years of laziness. Basically what has happened is that Star Fox has been delayed to sometime next year, which I think is a good think since it still looked a bit rough at E3, but it's also a bad thing for Nintendo since this makes it the second big GC holiday title to get pushed back to 2005 (the other being RE4). Will Paper Mario 2 and Metroid Prime 2 be enough for Nintendo's holiday? I don't think it'll be able to hold up to all of the big XB and PS2 holiday games, but I'm personally okay with it.

Hey maybe with this delay they'll be able to muster up the imagination and give it a better title than simply "Star Fox". :p

Great Rumbler
It will make their early 2005 lineup better. Star Fox, Legend of Zelda, and RE4; it's hard to beat a lineup like that.

A Black Falcon
I guess it gives them time to make it better, but this game has already been delayed several times... and it still looks rough and unfinished. And not too good in aspects. I'm not expecting a huge amount from this game right now.

On a similar topic, as you know I got SFA recently. Been playing it. It's pretty fun, I'm definitely having fun (at 20%, with about 4 1/2 hours). Yeah, it's not very hard. Yeah, it's linear (though this isn't generally something I find that bad in games). Yeah, Yeah, the puzzles are extremely simple (finding WHERE to go is quite a bit harder at times (for me anyway) than actually solving the puzzles once I get there...). These things don't bother me much though. Yeah, it's easy. Oh well, if a game is fun enough to play that isn't a huge problem... length? Not the longest game ever but reasonable, and it seems to be a length that I might actually beat the game on a timely fashion. :)) To those complaints I'd add a few that bug me more... first, the combat. It is ridiculously easy, utterly simplistic (1. Mash A. 2. MASH A!!!), tedious, and not much fun at all. Fortunately so far there hasn't been a lot of it, because if there was it could really hurt this game's fun factor... but it's relatively uncommon and adventuring and solving the game's (fairly simple, but still entertaining) puzzles is the focus. And in doing that the game is pretty good. I just wish that either they had dramatically improved the combat system (seriously, it's a total failure, IMO) or greatly reduced the amount of combat. Even though it's already not too high.

I know the icons on everything you can interact with have annoyed some people. Honestly, I don't think they're that bad. It's no worse than Zelda:WW, really, after all... and it's just another way of doing something all 3d adventures have to deal with: how to identify things. Many of them do the 'character's head looks at item when you get near it' (pioneered by Grim Fandango, I believe) or a Z-targetting like OoT. This one has those icons once you get close to things. Yes, it makes it easy. Yes, they don't let you 'mess up' and use the wrong item (though with one-use items obviously it has to work that way, they could allow you to waste items like bomb spores). And that does make the game easier. But I don't really consider it a big problem. Maybe if I had played this before WW I would be more annoyed, but after that game, this isn't too different... so it's mostly okay. And they do need some way of identifying points of interest. They just chose a quite obvious one.

So? I like it. It has issues, but I like it. Definitely worth my $15.

EdenMaster
I didn't know that Resident Evil 4 got delayed. Crap, that sucks. I'm looking forward to that one.

*waits for Pikmin 2*

Great Rumbler
Pikmin 2 should be out in about 2 weeks. I won't be able to get it then, though, because Star Ocean 3 is also coming out at about the same time.

EdenMaster
I played a demo of Pikmin 2 at EB Games. It plays very well, it has the feel of the original, but you can tell it's new, too. All I was able to play on the demo was Challenge Mode, so I only got to use Red Pikmin, but I'm looking forward to using my White and Purple Pikmin too.

Grr...Hurry up and release the damn game!

OB1
It will make their early 2005 lineup better. Star Fox, Legend of Zelda, and RE4; it's hard to beat a lineup like that.

Zelda in early 2005? I highly doubt that. I expect that to be their big holiday 2005 game. And the RE4 delay is strange, I agree with Matt when he said that he thinks this small delay is a warning for a bigger delay. Like maybe April 2005.