At least the characters and mechanics are getting worked on, though.
I finally decided to start up Mario Tennis Aces again to check the last update they did to the game. As expected, they have not fixed the biggest problems with the game menus and options available.
Besides the much needed gameplay balance, one of the things that Mario Tennis Aces really needs are new game options, specially when playing offline. Like I said in my Quick Review a while ago, the game barely has any content and it depends mostly on the replay value of its simple online multiplayer. And the little content that it has is quite complicated and confusing to configure the way you want. Sadly, the rushed updates clearly indicate that the game was released incomplete, similar to how it happened to Mario Tennis Ultra Smash.
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Based on what I’ve read, Shantae games have always been translated badly. No need to even review the localization when the basic translation is already bad. While I can’t confirm that it’s always been bad, I know it’s not good in both Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and the last entry, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. And the Ultimate Edition of Half-Genie Hero doesn’t change the translation at all, so it’s still really bad. This seems to apply to every language available since I read reviews from Japanese users stating that, while the gameplay is good, the text has issues.
To show how bad the current translation is and how the localization could be improved, I decided to copy two parts of the game’s original (English) script and then translate and localize them to Spanish myself. After that, I decided to copy the current Spanish translation just so that it can be compared with my translation. I also translated the current Spanish script back to English to compare it with the original English script and also so that people who know English but not Spanish can see how bad it is.
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While the Online Tournament Demo was going on and a few days after it finished, I noticed that a lot of people were commenting and excusing the connection issues by saying that this was supposed to be a network stress test and not a demo of how the game really would be. Actually, though, the Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo was just an advertisement. It was never intended to be a stress test and probably never used as one.
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Hi, everyone. It’s me, Rie Kanari, N Masters Official Representative. ^_^
So Link-NM told me I could post and share this with all of you who are now trying Mario Tennis Aces through its Online Tournament Demo, specially since a lot of you seem to be new to the franchise. Continue reading “Rie’s Quick Guide to Mario Tennis Aces”
When I tried uploading the video of Corrin to the N Masters YouTube channel a few years ago, I had to take it down and edit out pretty much the whole 2nd new music track before uploading it again since, by some reason, it was causing the whole video to be muted. (Even though you could already hear that music during the first sample battle)
Now, I’ve found an alternative and different host where I can easily upload the full version of the video without worrying about it being suddenly muted or the file disappearing in any way. This is because it’s a decentralized service.
So now, here is the link to the full video as it was meant to be seen when it was originally uploaded. This version is around 3 minutes longer since it does contain the whole sample of the 2nd music track near the end of the video.
(For people who know about this kind of things and are wondering why I chose bit.tube over d.tube, it’s simple. Getting a Steem private key (account) to be able to use d.tube either costs or is free but takes weeks. Also, video playing doesn’t seem to work well and I’ve read about people having issues uploading. With bit.tube, it was free and simple to get a private key (account) and playing and uploading videos had no issues at all.)