Author Topic: Should the characters have different abilities?  (Read 2704 times)

Offline BlueYoshi

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Should the characters have different abilities?
« on: May 03, 2013, 07:36:12 PM »
Should the characters have different attributes in the next Mario Party game, like each character gets an unique item only they can use like in 7 or statistics similar to the sports games (Daisy is fast, Wario is strong, Toadette is lucky, etc.)?


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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 07:38:19 PM »
Nah, abilities for characters just doesn't fit right.

I like having all the characters the same so I can pick the one I like, and not have any downsides to them.
...although I was fine with what MP7 had for it's setup.

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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 07:40:30 PM »
No. Like Yoshiman222, they're fine the way they are. This is not Mario Kart, it's Mario Party. People don't want to stray away from their favorite should one have better abilities than another.

Offline TheFrozenFairy

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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 07:42:42 PM »
No, not really. That would be like the Metal Mario spamming in Mario Kart 7 with or without online. Like Yoshiman222 said, the character exclusive items/orbs should be as far as it goes.
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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 07:07:30 AM »
It'd be kind of unfair to make it so that certain characters have abilities that others don't in a board game, that factor kind of annoyed me in 7.

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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 06:01:08 PM »
No. Make them more balanced for Mario Party. This isn't Sonic Shuffle.

Offline Brookelas

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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 03:21:50 PM »
I dont mind statistics in minigames, but there should be no exclusive power ups on the board.

Statistics like power, technique, tricky, all around, speedy and lucky are cool though!

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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 07:51:37 PM »
No thanks, that would cause too much non-sense with picking certain characters for certain things. Like if I loved playing a mini-game, but the only way to win mini-game is to pick a character who's good at it like Wario and not Peach (who I use all the time). I wouldn't like if it was something like that.

HOWEVER, if it is like MP7 where everyone gets a special Item or whatever, that's fine, I don't mind each character getting a special item.

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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 08:13:06 PM »
Pretty much what everyone above has said, MP is not primarily based on skill sets or character ability but the fact that all the characters represent simple, equal player avatars on the board. While it might be fine and dandy if say for example Toadette excelled at every stat (and at would be a godsend for Toadette fans I imagine :P) and most other characters only good at a few, that would lead to a broken game and probably broken base as well.

The special items in MP7 worked well, and it'd be good to see that idea come back in the future.

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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2013, 09:28:47 PM »
I personally think it does depend of how it is. There are some things which I would accept like the orbs, but they should not be too overpowered while some others I would definitely not accept, like if I would always be an huge advantage only because you're using a specific character, I don't think it would be good, if they have more power or anything like this. I prefer when it's fair in that game. Basically like most of you have said.
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Re: Should the characters have different abilities?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 03:23:59 AM »
As H-J said, Special Items will be a big hit since Mario Party 7, and I would like to see that feature again in the next few years.
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