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Rich T

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New news/rumor about Nintendo Land in Japan: Guests will wear magnetic electronic bracelets that interact with setpieces and characters all over the land, as well as the Mariokart and Yoshi rides. You get points for every interaction, and then you can transfer those points to games you're playing at home on the Switch (and/or the next Nintendo console) for bonus items (or something).

Yeah, it's gimmicky, but I think it's also a clever optional way to make the land feel like a living game. I wonder if we'll get any kind of scaled down version of this for Hollywood (Epic Universe will get it all and more, I'm sure).
 

Phrubruh

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New news/rumor about Nintendo Land in Japan: Guests will wear magnetic electronic bracelets that interact with setpieces and characters all over the land, as well as the Mariokart and Yoshi rides. You get points for every interaction, and then you can transfer those points to games you're playing at home on the Switch (and/or the next Nintendo console) for bonus items (or something).

Yeah, it's gimmicky, but I think it's also a clever optional way to make the land feel like a living game. I wonder if we'll get any kind of scaled down version of this for Hollywood (Epic Universe will get it all and more, I'm sure).
Over at Star Wars land, we can translate boxes. Oooo.
 

BubbaQuest

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... and then you can transfer those points to games you're playing at home on the Switch (and/or the next Nintendo console) for bonus items (or something).

Yeah, it's gimmicky, but I think it's also a clever optional way to make the land feel like a living game. I wonder if we'll get any kind of scaled down version of this for Hollywood (Epic Universe will get it all and more, I'm sure).
Definitely gimmicky, but I also thought the same way about Amiibo. Until I started buying them :). Could be really cool to ride Mario Kart at Uni, come home and tap your wristband to your Switch to open up new stuff. Total fanboy speculation here, but imagine if you could import your ghost times from the ride into the game and then drive next to your ghost at home (and vice versa).
 

The Real Buzz Lightyear

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New news/rumor about Nintendo Land in Japan: Guests will wear magnetic electronic bracelets that interact with setpieces and characters all over the land, as well as the Mariokart and Yoshi rides. You get points for every interaction, and then you can transfer those points to games you're playing at home on the Switch (and/or the next Nintendo console) for bonus items (or something).

Yeah, it's gimmicky, but I think it's also a clever optional way to make the land feel like a living game. I wonder if we'll get any kind of scaled down version of this for Hollywood (Epic Universe will get it all and more, I'm sure).
Basically what Disney promised for Galaxy's Edge but failed to deliver. But don't forget we can translate Aurebush( who really cares).
 

PiratesMansion

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Weird to have a maze based off a comedy but it’s a nice looking maze. I like the Slimer effect.
Personally I find Ghostbusters neither funny nor scary. It's one of those movies that everyone loves but I genuinely don't get, nor do I understand the hype. And yes, I am talking about the original. After not getting that one I'm certainly not going after the sequel or the remake.

But I'm sure it'll be cool for the legions of fans to have a maze based off of one of their favorites.
 

Rich T

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Personally I find Ghostbusters neither funny nor scary. It's one of those movies that everyone loves but I genuinely don't get, nor do I understand the hype. And yes, I am talking about the original. ...
I saw Ghostbusters opening day in 1984, and loved it because it was exactly the kind of movie I'd always wanted to see: A big special effects extravaganza that didn't take itself seriously. At the time Murray and Akroyd were big names and their brand of humor was comfortable and familiar from SNL. People had never seen anything like Ghostbusters; words cannot describe how funny the Marshmallow Man scene was to everyone back then when no one knew it was coming; I have never heard a crowd laugh so hard, and I personally was laughing so much I couldn't breath for a moment. Great cast. Great Concept. Clever screenplay. Unique.

But, for me, the film doesn't hold up particularly well to repeat viewings. Most of the laughs only work the first time, the characters aren't very likable, and it's visually kind of ugly. And Bill Murray really does seem to just walk through the film completely detached from everything around him. It worked incredibly well back in '84. Not so much today. Now we've seen a million special effects comedies and the novelty isn't there anymore. Ghostbusters is a classic, but it's a film of its time that relied a lot on simply being something fresh.
 

Phrubruh

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I saw Ghostbusters opening day in 1984, and loved it because it was exactly the kind of movie I'd always wanted to see: A big special effects extravaganza that didn't take itself seriously. At the time Murray and Akroyd were big names and their brand of humor was comfortable and familiar from SNL. People had never seen anything like Ghostbusters; words cannot describe how funny the Marshmallow Man scene was to everyone back then when no one knew it was coming; I have never heard a crowd laugh so hard, and I personally was laughing so much I couldn't breath for a moment. Great cast. Great Concept. Clever screenplay. Unique.

But, for me, the film doesn't hold up particularly well to repeat viewings. Most of the laughs only work the first time, the characters aren't very likable, and it's visually kind of ugly. And Bill Murray really does seem to just walk through the film completely detached from everything around him. It worked incredibly well back in '84. Not so much today. Now we've seen a million special effects comedies and the novelty isn't there anymore. Ghostbusters is a classic, but it's a film of its time that relied a lot on simply being something fresh.
It's even worse when it's an all female cast that can't decide if it's a remake or a parody of the original.

I want to see the original Ghostbusters made into a movie:

 

Phrubruh

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Yah if you look at current construction I can’t imagine it will take 3 more years to finish. It looks like just 1 ride, probably a shop and QS restaurant and not really a full fledged Nintendoland.
It took Disney four years to give us a ride, bar and two shops. Oh, and one broken ride. Universal is faster so it probably will be two years and the ride will work.
 
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