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RingoGaSuki said:
Hmmm.. Should we actually make the service worthwhile and add value to it so people stick around longer? No, it's the customers who are wrong, they really want two NES games a month and nothing else.

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Maybe they should improve their services? Just a thought. Hiding behind a lower monthly cost is no excuse for still employing archaic solutions in almost all aspects of online functionality and features, online has been a key factor in gaming for well over a decade and the time for excuses has long since passed.



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Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

It's definitely not a premium experience, but they aren't charging premium dollars.  I happily paid the measly $35 for the yearly family plan.  It costs more to stop at a fast food place for a shit lunch or to see an hour and a half movie at a theater.

I can play Monster Hunter to my hearts content...maybe toss some Kart, Smash or Splatoon into the mix.  I'm happy as a clam, if clams are indeed happy.

Anything else they toss in beyond that is just peachy.

Someone mentioned the OS as a detractor of the overall experience.  I think that that's all subjective and up to personal preference, not necessarily that there is anything wrong or bad about it.  Personally, I love the ui's no frills look and functionality.  It's simple, clean and fast.  I do miss some of the social aspect that WiiU had built in, and would like to see better communication options, ala xbl.

The e-shop could use some work, also.  Feels messy compared to the rest of the ui (ie. too busy) and not well organized.

Last edited by Kwaidd - on 11 February 2019

Kwaidd said:

It's definitely not a premium experience, but they aren't charging premium dollars.  I happily paid the measly $35 for the yearly family plan.  It costs more to stop at a fast food place for a shit lunch or to see an hour and a half movie at a theater.

I can play Monster Hunter to my hearts content...maybe toss some Kart, Smash or Splatoon into the mix.  I'm happy as a clam, if clams are indeed happy.

Anything else they toss in beyond that is just peachy.

Someone mentioned the OS as a detractor of the overall experience.  I think that that's all subjective and up to personal preference, not necessarily that there is anything wrong or bad about it.  Personally, I love the ui's no frills look and functionality.  It's simple, clean and fast.  I do miss some of the social aspect that WiiU had built in, and would like to see better communication options, ala xbl.

The e-shop could use some work, also.  Feels messy compared to the rest of the ui (ie. too busy) and not well organized.

And why doesn't it have music anymore?



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Kwaidd said:

It's definitely not a premium experience, but they aren't charging premium dollars.  I happily paid the measly $35 for the yearly family plan.  It costs more to stop at a fast food place for a shit lunch or to see an hour and a half movie at a theater.

I can play Monster Hunter to my hearts content...maybe toss some Kart, Smash or Splatoon into the mix.  I'm happy as a clam, if clams are indeed happy.

Anything else they toss in beyond that is just peachy.

Someone mentioned the OS as a detractor of the overall experience.  I think that that's all subjective and up to personal preference, not necessarily that there is anything wrong or bad about it.  Personally, I love the ui's no frills look and functionality.  It's simple, clean and fast.  I do miss some of the social aspect that WiiU had built in, and would like to see better communication options, ala xbl.

The e-shop could use some work, also.  Feels messy compared to the rest of the ui (ie. too busy) and not well organized.

I seriously hope you mean fast food for a whole family, if not poor you xD 



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I have the family plan, so I'm comparing it to the family lunch out or family out to the movies plan.  =p

 

What music are you referring to?



Kwaidd said:

I have the family plan, so I'm comparing it to the family lunch out or family out to the movies plan.  =p

 

What music are you referring to?

He means the mindnumbing music you have to listen to while on OS screen every time you are on the OS screen. Some people are obsessed about it and other features Wii U had, but for some reason forget how long it took Wii U to do stuff, that Nintendo for awhile constantly had to do performance patches and promise it will improve. 

I am on the side of simple, clean, easy to load and nothing hindering me from getting to what I care about the most about the games. This is one of switch's draw that it is quick to play and quick to use. 

Last edited by Acevil - on 11 February 2019

 

Glad consumers spoke with their wallet - and forced Nintendo improve. Absolutely no chance I was buying it over PS+ in the current state.



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Kwaidd said:

It's definitely not a premium experience, but they aren't charging premium dollars.  I happily paid the measly $35 for the yearly family plan.  It costs more to stop at a fast food place for a shit lunch or to see an hour and a half movie at a theater.

I can play Monster Hunter to my hearts content...maybe toss some Kart, Smash or Splatoon into the mix.  I'm happy as a clam, if clams are indeed happy.

Anything else they toss in beyond that is just peachy.

Someone mentioned the OS as a detractor of the overall experience.  I think that that's all subjective and up to personal preference, not necessarily that there is anything wrong or bad about it.  Personally, I love the ui's no frills look and functionality.  It's simple, clean and fast.  I do miss some of the social aspect that WiiU had built in, and would like to see better communication options, ala xbl.

The e-shop could use some work, also.  Feels messy compared to the rest of the ui (ie. too busy) and not well organized.

I agree on the simple clean UI being great. We have an xbox one at my new job and i was trying to use it the other day and found myself really missing the simplicity of the Switch's interface. I didn't know what the heck was going on in the xbox, had to keep trying to figure out where to go. From the first second on the Switch it is super easy to immediately start up a game or navigate to the eshop or wherever, no multiple screens and menus to move through.

 

I agree for the cheap price of the Switch Online its a great deal...as long as they keep expanding out the retro games service. They really need to add more systems soon. If instead of getting a couple NES games a month we were getting 1-2 games a month on each of NES, SNES, N64, GB, and GBA then the service would be stellar.