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Wtf I never ever expected them to make DLC this substantial for this game :O

Me waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3:


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The_Yoda said:
I don't like it, if I buy it then I've now spent 120 on the game... Nintendo used to get a pass from me for the weaker hardware because of their other practices (free online, free DLC, ect) now they are getting just as bad as everyone else ... I can't believe I'm saying this but Nintendooomed. I hope by the time the Switch has run it's course that i haven't lost all respect for the company.

Zelda has always been something special to me but there is a good chance Nintendo is going to ruin it for me, time will tell.

So they put some DLC on their most expensive project ever and Nintendoomed is the conclusion? How does that make sense?

The game isn't even half-assed like many other games we see nowadays. it is already pretty damn amazing on its own. You won't suddenly be getting a significantly inferior experience without the DLC.



It's kind of nice to have a fresh start. You feel like a whole new person.

Yeah I'm thinking hard mode is gonna be more like a master quest so it's not like this is a concept Nintendo has never considered before its just something that can be better implemented in 2017 than back in 1998. As for the dlc ...isn't this game sort of modeled on skyrim? Of course it's gonna have dlc and it'll probably be like old school dlc back when it actually meant expansion pack.

people who have paid expansion for skyrim , tw3 will know this is actually a good thing.

sry for my bad english - it is not my 1st language

monocle_layton said:
The_Yoda said:
I don't like it, if I buy it then I've now spent 120 on the game... Nintendo used to get a pass from me for the weaker hardware because of their other practices (free online, free DLC, ect) now they are getting just as bad as everyone else ... I can't believe I'm saying this but Nintendooomed. I hope by the time the Switch has run it's course that i haven't lost all respect for the company.

Zelda has always been something special to me but there is a good chance Nintendo is going to ruin it for me, time will tell.

So they put some DLC on their most expensive project ever and Nintendoomed is the conclusion? How does that make sense?

The game isn't even half-assed like many other games we see nowadays. it is already pretty damn amazing on its own. You won't suddenly be getting a significantly inferior experience without the DLC.

Because more and more they are following not leading and they are following right into last place.  I would almost guarantee their online is going to continue to be inferior only now it costs money.  Look at how they priced the accessories for this thing ... $90 for a dock (i know it includes a $5 HDMI cable and a $1 plug) are you F-ing kidding me? All the remakes.  Perhaps I'm wrong but it looks to me like Nintendo is slipping.  I don't buy the "but everyone else does it so it's ok" defense.  I have had Nintendo in my life since I was 10 years old, I still have R.O.B. but they need to stop living in the past and open their eyes to the market they find themselves in.  If they don't then their best hope will be to fight not to slip into irrelevance like SEGA has.



Acevil said:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/16/5620954/the-last-of-us-dlc-grounded-mode-reclaimed-territories-season-pass Naughty dog did do it, but I think you are being awfully critical of nintendo lately, for things that I never seen you critical of other companies for. 

Don't know if they were the first, but they did. Fire Emblem Fates did do that as well, and I ended up not buying it, still wondering if I should, since conquest was more than good enough for me. 

I know for sure birthright I am not getting since I was never fan of super simple fire emblem. 

Thanks...I was trying to remember where else I saw something like this. I though it was Uncharted 4...but I wasn't too far off.

Honestly...I don't really mind here anyway. 3D Zelda games haven't typically offered a Hard Mode in the vanilla versions (if I recall correctly, only Windwaker and Skyward Sword had a Hero Mode, and both required you to finish the game first). If this purely an extra hard mode...than I mind even less. We'll see how it turns out, but if it's similar to Hyrule Warriors, then I doubt this is anything to worry about, as the added content there more than made up for the price.

Oh, and regarding Fire Emblem Fates, I wouldn't say that Revelations is necessary to get the full experience, as all three games are self-contained. I very much felt like I was getting three seperate campaigns, rather than added story content.



Super_Boom said:
Acevil said:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/16/5620954/the-last-of-us-dlc-grounded-mode-reclaimed-territories-season-pass Naughty dog did do it, but I think you are being awfully critical of nintendo lately, for things that I never seen you critical of other companies for. 

Don't know if they were the first, but they did. Fire Emblem Fates did do that as well, and I ended up not buying it, still wondering if I should, since conquest was more than good enough for me. 

I know for sure birthright I am not getting since I was never fan of super simple fire emblem. 

Thanks...I was trying to remember where else I saw something like this. I though it was Uncharted 4...but I wasn't too far off.

Honestly...I don't really mind here anyway. 3D Zelda games haven't typically offered a Hard Mode in the vanilla versions (if I recall correctly, only Windwaker and Skyward Sword had a Hero Mode, and both required you to finish the game first). If this purely an extra hard mode...than I mind even less. We'll see how it turns out, but if it's similar to Hyrule Warriors, then I doubt this is anything to worry about, as the added content there more than made up for the price.

Oh, and regarding Fire Emblem Fates, I wouldn't say that Revelations is necessary to get the full experience, as all three games are self-contained. I very much felt like I was getting three seperate campaigns, rather than added story content.

I may formulate my decisions on Revalations later, as I most likely will get sucked in, since I do have 50 bucks just sitting in my Nintendo Account. 



 

The_Yoda said:
monocle_layton said:

So they put some DLC on their most expensive project ever and Nintendoomed is the conclusion? How does that make sense?

The game isn't even half-assed like many other games we see nowadays. it is already pretty damn amazing on its own. You won't suddenly be getting a significantly inferior experience without the DLC.

Because more and more they are following not leading and they are following right into last place.  I would almost guarantee their online is going to continue to be inferior only now it costs money.  Look at how they priced the accessories for this thing ... $90 for a dock (i know it includes a $5 HDMI cable and a $1 plug) are you F-ing kidding me? All the remakes.  Perhaps I'm wrong but it looks to me like Nintendo is slipping.  I don't buy the "but everyone else does it so it's ok" defense.  I have had Nintendo in my life since I was 10 years old, I still have R.O.B. but they need to stop living in the past and open their eyes to the market they find themselves in.  If they don't then their best hope will be to fight not to slip into irrelevance like SEGA has.

So you go from discussing DLC to hardware...why exactly?

Look, when it comes to an accessory you already get, no one will scream and cancel their pre-order upon seeing the price. is $90 ridiculous? Yes, but it shouldn't be so difficult to move the dock if you are gonna be on a vacation or such. Apple charges $20 for a ONE METER lightning cable that is notoriously known for ripping and becoming useless quickly. Are iphone sales slipping? No, not at all. Most people simply won't ever need two docks. Even if it was a big issue, it wouldn't suddenly make Nintendo the next SEGA.

The internet is also going to be $30 or less and (hopefully) improved wifi. Nintendo was constantly bashed for being "behind the times" with internet- now people are criticizing them for trying to get up. It's a contradiction. Probably as bad as the people who wanted PS4 graphics on a mobile device for $250.

 

Trust me, I'm probably the last guy who would ever buy DLC. However, besides the  games which are clearly small projects (such as Mario Party games on the 3DS), Nintendo has rarely/never let us down when it comes to the completion of a game. Have they ever disappointed us? Of course, Starfox Zero and Federation Force were disappointing. They did however manage to still stay true to Nintendo's belief of having every game feel like a complete game. BotW won't change that anytime soon. Think of it like this- before this was even announced, everyone was excited for it. Why should we let some unnecessary DLC packs make us cry? It'd be like saying Sm4sh is ruined because of the costume dlc packs. 

 

Nintendo does a lot of good. No need to download ridiculous install files upon putting in a game, focus on local multiplayer, great new IP's, etc. The only way it would ever become the next SEGA is if the Switch did everything the Wii U did. Thankfully, they have been smart about it all and steered very far away from the Wii U. Better advertising, clear understanding of console, spaced out title releases to prevent droughts, true console portability, no horrible, forced gimmick (cough gamepad cough), etc. 



It's kind of nice to have a fresh start. You feel like a whole new person.

GOD F*CKING DANGIT. I need to start making prediciton threads. I literally predicted a bunch of shit about the switch and was right, and I predicted that this would get DLC and was right.

I mean i'm not an insider or a genius I just think predictions are fun and besides Mario Kart 8 Remaster, all my predictions have been true so far ;-;

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I'm in for everything except the hard mode. If it's something like a super hero mode I would feel less cheated.