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Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball???!!!!

04-22-2009, 12:35 PM
#1
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Location: Austin, TX
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Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball???!!!!

Hey guys,

We're thinking of porting the Wii version of Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball (releases May 12!) over to the iPhone. But first I wanted to gauge whether you, iDevice users, would even like to see such a game released on the phone.

Before I go into further detail about the game I'd first like to show you a little eye candy. Here are the first two screenshots that are beimg exclusively revealed on the Touch Arcade forums!

As for gameplay....

We'll use onscreen analog pads to control the characters (much like what is used in most character-based action games). However, for throwing, dodging, jumping, and catching we've decided to go with gesture based controls. We'll have more details about how this will exactly work in the coming weeks.

Oh and one last bit of info I'd like to share with you guys. Wi-Fi Multiplayer will be supported (and when 3.0 comes out we'll patch in Peer-to-Peer too!)

Stay tuned for more details about this ambitious project we're undertaking in the days and weeks to come.

You can also visit us at www.blazinglizard.com for info on all our upcoming projects!

- BL
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04-22-2009, 12:36 PM
#2
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It's an interesting idea. If ported correctly I'll look at it,

But it looks like the porting already has begun.

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04-22-2009, 12:37 PM
#3
i think it would be nice to have a polished dodgeball game for the iphone and touch. I would totally purchase it if it was out. Looking at the screenshots i think i would like it alot.
04-22-2009, 12:47 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: charlotte
Posts: 616
interesting..might pick up for a buck...doubt any higher though...

this is my signature people get over it...
04-22-2009, 01:58 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,502
NO, please do not. This was one of the WORST xbla games I've ever played. I buy almost all of the XBLA games, and I made sure to steer clear of this game. The sad thing is, was when the developers of this game delayed the game because of all the negative reviews, then added more garbage modes onto this poor game.

No I would not like to see this game, there's enough trash on the app store.


EDIT: Found this:

http://www.metacritic.com/games/plat...njas dodgeball

PvN dodgeball currently has a meterating of 44.

A couple of review comments:

GameRevolution:
I am at a loss for something truly positive to say. As much as I want to present something, anything, positive about a product people put time into developing, I cannot. Pirates Vs. Ninjas is just a dumb idea, badly executed.

IGN:
By adding new rules to the game of dodgeball, Blazing Lizard has removed everything that made the schoolyard game fun and replaced it with a bunch of arena brawling game ideas we've seen done better a thousand times over.

what.

Last edited by FilthyCanadian; 04-22-2009 at 02:02 PM.
04-22-2009, 02:04 PM
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Posts: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by FilthyCanadian View Post
NO, please do not. This was one of the WORST xbla games I've ever played. I buy almost all of the XBLA games, and I made sure to steer clear of this game. The sad thing is, was when the developers of this game delayed the game because of all the negative reviews, then added more garbage modes onto this poor game.

No I would not like to see this game, there's enough trash on the app store.
This is not based on the XBLA version and is instead based on the Wii version (a completely different product). Please don't pass judgement until you've checked out the Dodgeball mode in the Wii version.

The iPhone version of PVND will actually feature highly detailed sprites instead of dumbed down versions of our 3D characters. The gameplay itself will be entirely in 2D and based off the classic NES Super Dodgeball game.
04-22-2009, 02:06 PM
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Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlazingLizard View Post
This is not based on the XBLA version and is instead based on the Wii version (a completely different product). Please don't pass judgement until you've checked out the Dodgeball mode in the Wii version.

The iPhone version of PVND will actually feature highly detailed sprites instead of dumbed down versions of our 3D characters. The gameplay itself will be entirely in 2D and based off the classic NES Super Dodgeball game.
It doesn't matter what platform it's on. The game itself, is a poorly executed dumb idea.

what.
04-22-2009, 02:07 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FilthyCanadian View Post
It doesn't matter what platform it's on. The game itself, is a poorly executed dumb idea.
You haven't even played the Wii verson yet. How can you say it's poorly executed?

If you don't like the idea itself, fine, everybody is entitled to their opinions...
04-22-2009, 02:11 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlazingLizard View Post

If you don't like the idea itself, fine, everybody is entitled to their opinions...
And so is: IGN, 1UP, My Gamer, EuroGamer, Destructoid, Gamespot, Team XBox, OXM, OXM UK, DarkZero, Game Revolution, XBox World 360 Magazine, GamingTrend, Thunderbolt, and Talk XBox,

what.
04-22-2009, 02:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FilthyCanadian View Post
And so is: IGN, 1UP, My Gamer, EuroGamer, Destructoid, Gamespot, Team XBox, OXM, OXM UK, DarkZero, Game Revolution, XBox World 360 Magazine, GamingTrend, Thunderbolt, and Talk XBox,
Those sites reviewed the game poorly because of a few key problems they had with the game (the camera sucked was the big one). Their scores had little to do with the IDEA of the game itself.