Who Isn't Excited About Rolando?

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by Sainter, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Sainter

    Sainter Well-Known Member

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    Personally I don't see the big deal about it, but then again I haven't played it. I am on the sideline until I see some reviews about it
     
  2. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I find Rolando rather shallow and pedantic...
     
  3. Danillson

    Danillson Well-Known Member

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    Don't understand the hype. But I guess I will try it out.
     
  4. DarthBradicus

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    #4 DarthBradicus, Dec 18, 2008
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    I never understood what all the hype was about. I still don't see what's so special about it, even after watching the video that was just posted. I will look at the reviews when they come out, but right now I personally don't see myself buying it. Not only that, but I don't really know how unbiased reviews for this game can be, since it seems most game sites were already sold on the idea.

    I mean, it looks cute and all, but I'm not into buying games for their "cute" factor.
     
  5. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    I really really like this game, but yeah it is overhyped. Probably due to all the suckage around the app store, which makes a lot of sense.
     
  6. mr_marts

    mr_marts Well-Known Member

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    i have been playing it, its good but its so easy
     
  7. synagence

    synagence Well-Known Member

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    While i'm still on the fence as to whether i'll get this game .... you have to give credit to NGmoco as being a shining star in iPhone development .... their games are well created, polished, humerous and totally fit with the iphone platform.

    I wish more dev teams took note of their work.
     
  8. moopf

    moopf Well-Known Member

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    Well I was keen to get it, despite the completely over-blown hype that surrounded it. Now I have it I'm a bit 'meh' about it - it's OK, but I'm not really feeling the Rolando love. It is a *lot* like LocoRoco, but not as cute or as engaging visually, and so it definitely comes second to that game. I've found the controls to be a bit infuriating as well and the rolandos roll like they're going through molasses - they're so slow I want to give them a kick up the backside to move them along faster :)
     
  9. mckevittster

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    To me, it seems very similar to Loco Roco on the PSP, but maybe a little more interesting. My girlfriend loved that game, so I'm gonna wait till I give her the iPhone I got her for Christmas, and let her buy it! It does seem like there's a bit too much hype for it though.
     
  10. moopf

    moopf Well-Known Member

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    You think so? I must admit I've been left cold by all their other releases to date. Don't forget that the whole idea and a vast amount of the development for Rolando was not done by ngmoco:) - they came along as publisher, got the original dev on board, and helped get the thing finished.
     
  11. Sainter

    Sainter Well-Known Member

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    Heh, thats the way to go!
     
  12. don_k

    don_k Well-Known Member

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    Me.

    It's so overhyped. Yes it's cute and yes it's polished, but not THAT fantastic as most people make it sound to be.

    Anyway, the marketing team definitely gets the job done.
     
  13. othernine

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    What is this? You're gonna talk down to everyone now just because you won a game of Trivial Pursuit? ;)
     
  14. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

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    #14 Everydaynormalguy, Dec 18, 2008
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    Finally, someone who gets it. I was beginning to lose hope in humanity, I really was...
     
  15. organerito

    organerito Well-Known Member

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    I don't feel very excited about this game! I'll wait.
     
  16. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Glad to see that I'm not the only one who's annoyed by the hype.

    What I can tell from Gameplay videos and reviews this game isn't like Loco Roco.
    It is LocoRoco.
    Yeah, sure they took away the innovation, the great graphics and possible the awesomness and slapped on tilt and touch controls, but who are they trying to fool?
     
  17. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    haha well put. Exactly my opinion too :)
     
  18. Tharob

    Tharob Well-Known Member

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    haha lol im i the only one to get this FG quote?

    EDIT: nvm just saw othernine post
     
  19. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    I honestly never had an itch for this game.
    Its seems a bit childish to me, maybe i'm just getting older (37)?
    I am intrigued by the puzzle solving dynamics of this game, but the graphics look like they were made for a 5 year old.

    I'm sure by the hype, popularity and reviews on this game, that this is a great playing, well polished game. I just wished the graphics were a bit more mature.

    Just my $0.02
     
  20. currymutton

    currymutton Well-Known Member

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    Not here either, turned down by the price and may be the presentation. I find de Blob may be more interesting and fun in this regards. (okay, may be I am doing apples and oranges)
     

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