I was just hearing someone talk about Shutshimi on a podcast, and then the next day, the WiiU version came out on the eShop, so I've been playing that. The whole game has the air of one of those "wacky random indie games!" sort of things, except they kept going with it until they actually had a good game attached to their dumb concept. Think WarioWare + Shmup. Maybe not as chaotic as that, but you'll get the idea soon enough if you play it.
I feel that way as well, and not just because I've never actually gotten the secret ending. It always seemed to me like the "discovery" that there was more to the game and it's story than you realized was the exciting part, while the actual hell run is just kind of a slog.
Can I just say for the record that I never much cared for either of them? I don't have a particularly strong attachment to Disney, and there were always other games I could have been playing instead at the time.
I thought it was common knowledge that Let's Plays originated on the Something Awful forums. I know trademark is different than copyright, but how do you trademark something that's provably someone else's creation?
I think Nintendo fans get a bit of a bad rep. I hear a lot of arguments on line to the effect of: "Oh, so Activision is evil for making Skylanders, but when Nintendo does the same thing it's totally okay. Yeah, sure." Well, I never said Activision was evil for making Skylanders. I do know people who feel that way, but shockingly enough, they feel similarly about Amiibos. In fact, seeing as Skylanders is one of the small handful of third part IPs that still supports Nintendo platforms, I'd imagine most hardcore Nintendo fans have a pretty positive opinion on the franchise, and they also seem pretty okay with Nintendo getting into the same market. It seems like a small thing, but you do see this a lot. People come out of the woodwork to defend Nintendo in some way or other, and we get words put in our mouths. You can't just quote two different people, attribute those quotes to a homogeneous group, then point out that the two quotes contradict each other and cry foul over "Nintendo always gets a free pass. Nintendo can do no wrong." etc. I suppose it's no different from attributing every criticism of Microsoft to Sony fanboys, then randomly calling Sony fans as a whole hypocrites when someone somewhere displays enthusiasm for something similar happening on their platform.
Whenever I take the machine gun, I usually end up regretting it. Unlocking the spur is basically pressing the "win" button in the later parts of the game. But I might try that next, and then trade the sword for the nemesis, which I believe is also pretty powerful.