So here are my thoughts after digesting this over the weekend: I certainly enjoyed it!
The target audience is definitely a bit older than the original, which earned them that PG rating! It's a bit more vulgar and grotesque -- I look forward to hearing the complaints of those offended by it as they surmise in one of their openings.
I do miss the end stingers -- I sit there going through the end credits expecting it but it's just not there!
Favourite short: Good Warner Hunting -- mainly because nearly all the original characters are present just for this one...
Favourite song: Dot Zit -- reminded me of I'm Mad from the original and oh look, Randy Rogel was involved in both! The polyphonic chorus is what gets me in both.
Favourite joke: The closing joke of Animan-nyet. Got a loud "hah!" from me.
NPR interviewed Jess and Rob:
I just wanted to say how happy I am to see Randy Rogel involved in new Animaniacs!
It just wouldn't be right not to involve that iconic songwriter and I was starting to worry when I saw no original writers thus far.
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American Doctor Fears
I fear getting a phone call from an American doctor because of the following possible reasons:
- concerning lab results
I hate that billing is always in the back of my mind.
I remember that culture shock of learning about deductibles and co-pays when going through HR orientation.
Americans really need to see how things are in other countries...
Credit Card Concierge
Every time I use this service to find something in town, they always ask me which hotel I'm in.
I guess that's understandable when I tell them that town is Honolulu but I assume they would have my profile in front of them when I call in...
I think Sly3 is the best of them all! It even surpasses Sly1 for me!
Getting the platinum trophy here was also pretty trivial and there weren't any tedious trophies.
The China world had the best Sly bosses of all time!
The first part of the mid-boss was just surreal to play through as the jump mechanics changed and is nothing like any of the bosses across all games. You have to be sure with your attacks since you're airborne and can strike only once.
The second part of the mid-boss is a more traditional boss fight but it makes use of climbable bamboo that both you and the boss can destroy -- it changes the battlefield and you have to be mindful of what's happening to your surroundings since you need to climb to evade some attacks.
Then the final boss of this world has you using the entire world! https://youtu.be/dib1V4Hpkog?t=1117
Other things I really liked:
- The aerial-combat mini-games
- The final stages and boss (felt like Sly1!)
- The challenges (returns from Sly1) although I wish they were a bit more difficult (Sly1's difficulty was perfect because it really made you take extremely risky paths)
Things I didn't like:
- Dialogue mini-games (waste of time to me) -- the exception was the insult exchange mini-game, which was actually a game with a failure condition
- No treasure/loot -- have to grind (via pickpocketing) to purchase all upgrades. The gunship battles eventually improve your revenue stream but that comes so late in the game!
And so my personal Sly ranking is: Sly3 > Sly1 > Sly4 > Sly2
So beautiful... the cast indeed recorded together: https://twitter.com/hulu/status/1305189620225921026
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They actually did it! I never thought I'd see an official WBB album!
Track 38 is the one I was really hoping to see its release: 38 - Charge it to the Bears (feat. Anthony Obi)
So many good content coming out lately!
I still prefer the platformer-leaning gameplay of Sly1.
The platinum trophy is straight-forward -- all you need to do is complete the game.
I realise now that the mini-map of Sly4 reduced the game's difficulty. I find myself going through Sly2 the same way I go through Uncharted -- moving the camera and noting the patrol paths. Whereas in Sly4, I just barge my way through!
The most memorable moment for me was the train level, which is why I am reminded of Uncharted2. Nathan Drake should've carried alarm clocks...
Now on to Sly3!