[PSN] Noby Noby Boy

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  1. obonicus

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    The hearts are the equivalent of 'dust clouds' from moving. Keita Takahashi said there's no reason for that, other than being more positive.
     
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    Don't tap, just half hold down L2....then you can shovel them in.

    And yes it's tapping r2/L2 to take off...but Boy an just hover by pointing analogue sticks.
     
  3. obonicus

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    By the way, GIRL reached the moon last night.
     
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    Yap, I got the hang of it. The only thing left is the camera control. It's possible to get stuck in some awkward camera position (pressing L1/R1 didn't help). What's the key to reset the camera ?

    The gameplay reminds me of a 2-3 year old child "noodling" with his food (Think Udon). It's a rather universal act. I can see why the game "clicked" with some people :). I think the most fun part is waiting for the village to be generated.
     
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    It's the camera tracking that gets messed up sometimes. By default the camera will want to track the center of the snake. If you hold down the L1 button and then press either left or right on the dpad you can move the tracking positions toward the head or tail.

    Personally I would have liked a mode that always tracked the head. Right now you have to kind of re calibrate the camera after stretching.
     
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    I just noticed that Amazon lists a disc version of Noby Noby Boy to be released June 30, 2009. Weird.

    I wish there was a way to turn off the lilting guitar strumming BGM but beyond that, I am finding this "game" pretty addictive as far as emergent gameplay goes. I definitely hope it sells enough to get a few more updates.

    Cheers
     
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    http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2009/08/10/noby_noby_boy

    I am surprised an off-beat game achieved 100,000 unit sales. You crazy and too-curious people.
     
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    I'd say 100k units is pretty darn good. I'd be surprised if the developement costs for the game were astronomic.

    Regards,
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    Want to guesstimate costs and profits? :)

    I am just very curious about it, thats all :)
     
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    You should've been one of them! It was just $2.99, wasn't it?
     
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    I am one of them. My son loved it. Unsurprisingly, he liked the pooping part the best. :yes:
     
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    I bought this. I'm still not sure why. :-| But going online for the first time, I see that GIRL has reached Mars. Hooray. I think. Now some martian flower-headed lion thing is nosing on our North Pole. I hope he ain't sucking out all our ozone. :evil:
     
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    That's the Sun, isn't it?
     
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    I have a friend that has considered buying a PS3 solely for this game, he can play the thing for hours. It can be pretty relaxing for sure though I find the music rather grating after a while (unlike Katamari).

    Cheers
     
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    H*ly crap... you mean Therapeutic moment ? Possible. I have my own strange therapeutic chores (washing dishes). My wife has her own. I think everyone has one.
     
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    Oh yeah. For the music, you can switch it off or change it, so it's not a problem IMO. It's good music too.

    I combined something yesterday. I don't know what. Any know what the placards are some of the people carry? I see a lot of navy-blue Y's painted on card being held above people's heads. I thought it was a clue to get them a letter Y, but I've never found this letter.
     
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    The music used to be annoying, since it was one track. But there's about 20 now which you can choose :) Some of them are cool
     
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    lol. Have you written on Noby Noby Boy? Maybe this will write on the billboards too. I should send you a message through noby Noby...it's funny :D

    And if you eat Noby Noby Boy (ie. the letters) you'll get a trophy
     
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    Okay. I guess that's it, just try stuff. But I guess I'm thinking too logically. eg. I assume the character options I have each random map actually spell something, but I can' fathom what.

    I also shrunk my BOY to tiny, and now he can't eat anything. How do I make him grow?!
     

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