Mazes of Fate
had kind of a hard time
finding an audience. It came out just too late to be marketable. Graffiti Entertainment is correcting the original error (being a GBA cartridge
) by releasing a version of the game on DS
. When we first heard about it, we were lazily outraged about the idea of a year-old game being ported to the DS. However, our outrage was misdirected, because Mazes of Fate
on the DS is more than a port.
Having looked at these videos, it should have been a port. They've remade the dungeon portions of the game in 3D, with ... a minor performance hit. Keep in mind that when the video and sound slow down to a crawl, that's not your Internet connection, or YouTube at work. That's the game.
That's the video they chose to upload to show off the game.
We wouldn't be so concerned if this were extremely early footage, but ... the game is supposed to come out next week.
The videos aren't embedded, because you have to push the little rectangle button on the real YouTube player to get them to display in the correct resolution. They're at least marginally
better that way. Seriously, though, we wish
Graffiti had been lazier and just given us the GBA game with a map on the top screen.
[Update: the videos have been removed from YouTube. New videos should be available soon at Graffiti Entertainment's website.]