Kill Your Babies! (Exhibition): Mangle the Mini-Games!



  • @Haru17 I meant more in the sense that I think Hearthstone is a fundamentally bad card game but w/e, I'll fully admit I've never played Gwent in any form in my life (Witcher 3 just isn't high on my to-do list and even if it was I'd have to play the first two beforehand.) so it's not like I'm saying it's better just that I don't think saying "better than hearthstone" is the highest praise.



  • @DeweyDTruman I think Hearthstone is a decent card game given Gwent's limited nature and Magic's sheer unwieldiness to actually play with people. I'm very willing to switch to something like Elder Scrolls: Legends whenever that comes to phones, as HS has only recently transitioned from having a constrictive meta to having several workable deck archetypes built around new, very powerful and expensive cards, and I think Blizzard games' inherent greed make me physically ill. That all said, I don't think the pace and price of Hearthstone make it unfun — you just have to netdeck and watch streamers who actually know what they're doing to win / enjoy it.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Virtua Fighter 5 (Yakuza 6)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    I feel like that one is cheating a bit, it's not an original mini-game, its actually a full game jammed into another full game. Let's give priority to fresh ideas!



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Captain Toad (Super Mario 3D World)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    It got a full game, so I feel the mini-game is irrelevant.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Poker (Red Dead Redemption)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    I don't like playing mini games that are just versions of codified games just to get the achievements for the game's they're in. They should have something unique that relates to the game they're in, and 'cuz cowboys' doesn't do that for me. What's more, playing a classical card game without other people just kind of lacks a point to me. At that point it's just luck and computer men.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Demontower (Night in the Woods)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    It's a solid minigame but it's just not the kinda game I like playing personally speaking. I feel like I got pretty far before I hit a roadblock that just made me go "nah, not having fun anymore, would rather just talk to Selmers or something."



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Sphere Break (FFX-2)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    I feel like I'm one of the few who actually enjoyed playing FFX-2 and I had honestly forgotten about Sphere Break... I didn't even hate it, it was just entirely forgettable.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Crazy Cutter (Mario Party)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    The entire game is minigames one after other, and it ruins friendships more easily than mariokart. Crazy Cutter may be one of the better minigames, but I still dislike the entire game.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Liar's Dice (Red Dead Redemption)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    I can go to a variety of bars or pubs and play this IRL and have a lot more fun.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Tin Pin Slammer (The World Ends With You)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    My personal vendetta against all things The World Ends With You continues.



  • Triple Triad (FF8)
    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    I just don't think it's that good. Also, the slaying of Gwent left a bitter hole in my heart.



  • I knew Gwent would be killed pretty much right away, but still it hurt. Really looking forward to that solo game later on (this year?), couldn't get enough of it in Witcher. So good, the musics and all.

    Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Fighter Manager/Trainer (Yakuza 4)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    Two manager mini-games from Yakuza on the list, I think we can cut the other one at this point. And boy, would I rather be a hostess club manager. :]



  • I wake up and both Tin Pin Slammer and Fighter Manager got axed, my soul is wounded.



  • Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Tennis (GTA 5)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    As someone who played a fair amount of tennis as a kid, digital tennis is not fun.



  • Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Hostess Club Manager (yakuza series)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    The iteration of this that I played was honestly not that much fun, even despite the fact that I was interested in the concept.



  • Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Snowboarding (Twilight Princess)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    I'll keep killing the worst 3D Zelda or anything attached to it.



  • Desert Island Escape (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
    Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    Never played Animal Crossing:NL. Or any other Animal Crossing game.



  • Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
    Sushi go Round (Pokemon Stadium)

    When playing against computers, it's easy, against other players, it's more based on RNG than skill.



  • Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Galaxy Monkey (Ape Escape)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)

    Now I'm fine with whatever ends up winning, nice variety. Nothing against Ape Escape per se.



  • Forklift Racing (Shenmue)
    Tekken Bowl (Tekken games)
    Chocobo Racing (FFVII)
    Whack-a-Mole (Jak II)
    Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)

    Another example of where the digital version just can't compete with its physical counterpart. Gotta feel those hits.