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Lorx Jan 7, 10

The front-page for it looks like "Nexon does bomberman" using Kart Rider characters. Could be interesting.
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NUL Jan 7, 10
You talked to Nexon?


Please tell me you brought up the fact they keep screwing people over.

Especially then non-NX players.
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Lorx Jan 7, 10

Non-NX players aren't...screwed, just worse off. How much that gap in power should be is obviously very debatable, but also not related to a new game announcement. Most of the time, NX just causes problems in Maple Story, as Mabi and CA both have fairly stable systems for NX items (CA had issues in the past, but people have stopped grumbling and conceded that the system isn't going to change).
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FRWL Jan 7, 10
Eh, they're just going to translate BnB to english. I've played the game before and it's some great fun (but only in moderation), and NX doesn't favor payers in terms of gameplay, since most of the items are only decoration and unlockable characters. However, there are certain NX items that will give you an advantage (ex. you can buy can item which will unpop you immediately if you get hit by a bomb. The items are extremely limited in terms of usability, though)

I would definitely recommend Bnb over any Bomberman game.
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Lorx Jan 7, 10

Thanks for the link Thrombosis

I wonder if they'll pull another DFO, or if the port will really make everybody happy? It'll be interesting to see what they've learned after their last import.
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FRWL Jan 7, 10
Damn, they're only releasing 28 maps on initial release? The Korean version has like, hundreds..
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Lorx Jan 7, 10

How long has BnB been out? It's possible that most maps were released over time, not all at release, and nexonA is planning on using a similar release model for the US.

This line confused me:
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Nexon: Some items might be limited by level to purchase with NX credit. This is done primarily to preserve game balance and protect players from abusers.
NX Items that help balance the game I have yet to actually see in any nexon game. I've seen many that don't affect game balance in any way (NX Clothes, pets, etc), but that's about as close as it gets. Seeing if Nexon's 'fixed' the ongoing trend with their pay vs free player base being horribly unbalanced will I think overshadow many other aspects of the game for me; Since it could mean nexon going back and fixing the balance issues with their current NX system in MS and CA.



I didn't mind the character sprites for Kart Rider much, in some ways they were well thought out. Maybe now that they're in a new game with new models based off the same concept art, they'll fare better.

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Eternal Jan 8, 10
    Eh, I was going to facepalm at first, but bomerman-like games can be fun and addictive as a nice time-killer. If done right.
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Crusad3r Jan 8, 10
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but we are very receptive to player feedback so nothing is ruled out entirely.
lol... That's the biggest lie I've seen from Nexon lol.
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Lorx Jan 8, 10
quote Crusad3r
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but we are very receptive to player feedback so nothing is ruled out entirely.
lol... That's the biggest lie I've seen from Nexon lol.

Hey, they're receptive! They read, then burn all feedback. That counts for something...right?

Really liked the article Thromb, for the information, and the few laughs.
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Superboop Jan 8, 10
The name's not Crazy Arcade? D:

Neways, I tried it, and it's much more fun than Bomberman. Only problem is people spam and swear on you whenever you beat them, which is annoying.

By the way, NX people aren't as godly as Maplestory, because most items are just accessories of your avatar, and the use-able items are pretty much useless.


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Lorx Jan 8, 10

quote Superboop
The name's not Crazy Arcade? D:

Neways, I tried it, and it's much more fun than Bomberman. Only problem is people spam and swear on you whenever you beat them, which is annoying.

By the way, NX people aren't as godly as Maplestory, because most items are just accessories of your avatar, and the use-able items are pretty much useless.



That's how CA & MS's Cash Shops both started.

Ten bucks says nexon has to input a curse filter for the same reasons that they had to give us a curse filter and anti-hack program in GMS, but not most other world releases.

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SwimmerOf07 Jan 8, 10
I laughed at the receptive part too...
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FRWL Jan 8, 10
quote Eternal
    Eh, I was going to facepalm at first, but bomerman-like games can be fun and addictive as a nice time-killer. If done right.


As long as Nexon America doesn't absolutely screw up everything from the original, it's a great game played from time to time and the emphasis on teamwork is amazing.


The game's been out almost 7 years now. The first time I played the game was 2004, and by then it had around 200 maps. Back then there weren't boss fights, racing fights, or pretty much anything. The only game modes were Team Versus and a really cool treasure game mode where one had to walk around blocks completely to open them, and whoever opened the most blocks of the map wins. The next time I played was in 2008, and so many more game types were introduced. There were even more variants of team versus (super powered balloon team versus, super speed team versus, etc) and also included were regular versus, gokart racing, a mode where you turn into a porcupine when you die, gears of war style influenced guardian, one that plays like the gooey-bomb from SSBB and zombies. All these modes were fun when I played them, but the most notable one is the boss battle, a mode where a team has to go through 3-4 levels killing monsters, and at the end a HUGE (like, 50 times your size) boss appears and you have to kill it. Oh, and if you even get touched by it, you will automatically die.

Even if Nexon is going to add more maps later on, only 28 maps at release is really pathetic.

Edit: Superboob, you just copied exactly what I said D:

Lorx: Most of KBnB's Nexon items are still useless or extremely limited, though. Keep in the mind the game was out just as long as Maplestory was.

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