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The Labo-ratory: VGC OFFICIAL Labo Thread (Vehicle Kit out now)

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I like the concept actually, although (logistical nightmares aside) I think a design tool for this would be really neat.

What I fail to grasp is how this is supposed to extend their reach. I son't think any parent is going to buy a Switch just to get their kids a Labo. I can see parents that have already bought their kids a switch buying into this because it looks creative and fun and like a project to do toghether that is less stereotypically video gamey, but buying the console specifically for this? I don't see it...



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So is this the Switch's Wii Music? It looks awfully impractical, even for children.



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Wow... did not see this coming.

Seems pricey and complicated as heck for kids.
The robot scene is gonna make kids go bananas! :D

A bundled pack should be there day 1.



I was thinking they would make something less niche than DIY cardboard Switch accessories.

For one, the durability will be greatly shortened by incidences with stepping on the cardboard and spilt sippy-cups so it is a deterrent for parents that want durable things to give their kids. (kinda makes you kind of appreciate how sturdy all the Wii accessories were, and still had a similar novel experience)

For another, Assembly required toys are usually seen as an extra step for the parents (that they would rather have pre-built to give to their kids)

Some will very much enjoy it, but I am surprised Nintendo went for something more niche. I was thinking they would do something more approachable, at least along the lines of family game night stuff like Wii Sports, Fortune Street, Mario Party, etc. (The half-joycon each is perfect for table top board game series and such)

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hunter_alien said:
Did people actually see the pricetag they are asking? Am I the only one who thinks that this is downright embarrassing? Oh well, time to wait for the MP4 direct.

The price is mostly since it includes the game you need for this. I wonder how much the cardboard would cost seperately.



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I'll probably buy



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hunter_alien said:
Did people actually see the pricetag they are asking? Am I the only one who thinks that this is downright embarrassing? Oh well, time to wait for the MP4 direct.

Its embarrassing on many levels. I don't get the positivity either. If EA or Activision made this, people would mock them to death.



Looks as lame and shallow as 1, 2 Switch. I wish Nintendo would just focus on the core gamer. This takes resources away from actual good games with depth.

The graphics in that robot game looked like early PS3 games (like Sonic 06 for example).



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Pagan said:

Can we have the 2017 Nintendo back please thx.

God forbid them to actually do something different !!

Anyway, the concept is interesting indeed.

But that price point of 80$, prob. 100CAN$ for the robot (VR?) game is  on the higher spectrum :/



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It does seem a bit pricey, though it does come with the actually games/software itself so that lessens the blow a bit. Also, it seems that we now know what became of Project Giant Robot

Either way, I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off in my prediction.