Not surprising that Super Mario RPG hasn't aged all that well, considering it's the series' first take on the genre. At least its successors improved on the formula.
The villains are still cool tho
The villains are still cool tho
I feel ditching the whole isometric angle they were going for and streamlining it with the rest of the RPGs would go a long way to fix a lot of its clunkiness. For the most part you're moving in diagonal angles, which is harder than moving in the cardinal directions like you can in Paper Mario or Mario & Luigi, especially when platforming gets involved.The thing is that pretty much everything about Super Mario RPG is great except the actual game itself. The story and characters are great, but the platforming sucks, the battles suck, and the areas suck. There's a good reason Super Mario RPG is my least favorite of the RPGs.
I'd love to see a remake of the game, as many of the game's flaws are there solely because of its age, but I also know that a remake will never happen because Stingy Square. Shame, too; had it been released on better hardware it could have been a genuinely great game.
You probably don't see a lot of love for Geno here since there's no real way he can make a comeback outside of Smash or a Super Mario RPG remake / sequel. It's not like the RPG characters are being used for Mario Kart.About Super Mario RPG, it's fascinating to see that support for Geno is the strongest in Smash, as opposed to the Mario series where you don't see a lot of fans of that character. From what I seen, Geno is just a minor character in the grand scheme of things, appearing in only one spin-off game. Even a derivative of a major character that appeared once (Mr. L) has more support than Geno here. I mean, if you ignore Smash (there is a thread in Smash Boards where Geno has the most posts), what kind of support is there for Geno, and how much are there?
I don't know if you will ever see a lot of pushback on Mario Kart 64 not aging well, because for all intents and purposes the earlier Mario Kart games are not known for their looks, since Mario Kart 8 is when Mario Kart truly looked phenomenal. In fact, the game's use of billboarding (use of 2D sprites in a 3D environment) makes the characters look unnatural. Plus, each track is pretty narrow compared to newer Mario Kart games.
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And even then, it's interesting because Geno is literally a one-and-done character since he possessed a doll at one point and then departed from it in the same game, whereas Mallow has never disappeared. Still, Mallow is the unpopular of the two despite having more potential to appear in the future.You probably don't see a lot of love for Geno here since there's no real way he can make a comeback outside of Smash or a Super Mario RPG remake / sequel. It's not like the RPG characters are being used for Mario Kart.
Which imo would be fantastic if they were included since the RPGs hold some of the franchise's most interesting characters and it's a shame that they're one-and-done, but that's neither here nor there.
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Mr. L is a personification of Luigi's very small dark side. If the dark side were to be removed, Mr. L would be a separate entity. If Nintendo thinks of that, Mr. L can be reused in the future.
As for Geno, he's a no-hope-er. He is literally a doll possessed by (what I assume is) an angel. The only reason that he exists is that some little kid's Barbie Doll got chose by an angel to be a host. I don't get why so many people like him. He's just a Barbie Doll.
That's...a very dumb reason to dislike a character, tbh. It's not the doll people like. It's the spirit that took the body of the doll and temporarily used the name of the doll. Not the doll itself.As for Geno, he's a no-hope-er. He is literally a doll possessed by (what I assume is) an angel. The only reason that he exists is that some little kid's Barbie Doll got chose by an angel to be a host. I don't get why so many people like him. He's just a Barbie Doll.