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No party chat. That's been on Xbox 360 since 2005 or 2006 (i don't remember if it was added a little after launch), PS3 hasn't got it neither but at least with the 8th generation Sony has fixed that issue, thing that Nintendo hasn't done.

And many Wii U games such as cod ghost don't even have voice chat, come on not even voice chat? That's a joke.



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On top of d21lewis said, the lack of unified account system, archaic digital game recovery, poor online stores, and not all games are treated equally for competitive multiplayer.



^ Voice chat is up to the Game Developers. Ninja Gaiden has it, Monster Hunter has it... What is it that those games have in common? They're both third party but working on Nintendo servers. And they have voice chat in lobby and actual gameplay.

People... If you didn't know, there's this feature on "Friend list", where you can check the people you've played with and easily add them as friends and/or message them.

Nintendo's online works whenever I use it, and it's free... I see no problem.



You know, I've been meaning to make this thread for a long time, because I have the exact same question. The people primarily putting down Nintendo's network are people who don't even have Nintendo consoles, or who have a 3DS and not a Wii U.

Basically, you can sum up the zeitgeist like this:

-Nintendo's online sucks because it doesn't have achievements, cross-game chat, or cloud saves, even though it is completely free and plenty of people would take free online over a paywall online with those extra features.

-When most people talk about how Nintendo's network sucks, they're not talking about the actual ease of getting into an online game or the smoothness of the gameplay, they're talking about the missing features in the point above.

-People think Nintendo sucks because you can't legally bootleg your account on someone else's console and essentially pirate your games there. The truth is, most people aren't half as worried as their games being lost, stolen or broken as they are whoring out accounts across multiple consoles for free game access, a la Netflix.



toot1231 said:
My biggest complaint is no chat in games or in a party.
but skype is easy to get on phone and laptop/pc so... not a big deal
id rather have free enet service than pay for shit I do not want like Trophies.


That's not totally true. There's voice chat in Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, and another game that I can't remember.

So basically, it's up the the developer, but it is possible.



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Areal-Llort said:

Many things.. but these are a few I wish they could implement to help feel connected to the world rather than feeling like I'm alone..

- Achievement/Trophy system, to compare with other players and your friends.
- Instant Messaging/Voice messaging, so you can message friends and check back quickly without interrupting the game.
- Party Chat w/ friends, to voice chat with friends while playing games even if you're not playing the same game.


This, and the fact you keep getting disconnected on smash for no reason. And although online is so much better after the patch, when the game launched it was atrocious.

Also sales on the eshop are terrible to nonexistent. The psn store has more and better sales in a month than the eshop has all year.



The Wii U eShop has 51 titles on sale right now, some up to 80%... There's sales every week.



KylieDog said:
Not having a basic account/ownership system is a pretty major fuck up. Like PSN/XBL/Steam etc etc you should be able to log onto any system wit your account, download and play your games.

Not having a proper messaging system is a major fuck up too. The miiverse posting is crap.


THIS as long as Ninty is being silly about this, they will always be behind and not taken seriously. THey are the ONLY ones (im not just talking video games here) that arent keeping up. I still have to enter a stupid 12 digit code to add people. Why? why are they so stubbornly hanging on to friend codes? and the excuse that its free is crap. PSN has been free for years and its always been better than anything Ninty Network related.



Never said:
How come steam can offer fully functional online for free?

Because PC is an open system, there are competing services and free alternative tools.
They get enough money from the game sales, the costs to provide those services aren't very high.



Uabit said:
No party chat. That's been on Xbox 360 since 2005 or 2006 (i don't remember if it was added a little after launch), PS3 hasn't got it neither but at least with the 8th generation Sony has fixed that issue, thing that Nintendo hasn't done.

And many Wii U games such as cod ghost don't even have voice chat, come on not even voice chat? That's a joke.


A codgame in this day and age doesnt have voice chat? I think even the crappy Vita one had voice chat