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If the best and most compelling aspect is a bunch of games that are almost 40 years old then it is a bad service.

The reality is that somehow Nintendo managed to make an online service that's a generation behind.... The Xbox 360. And they have the audacity to actually charge for it. Needing another device to handle basic functions like messaging is insane.



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Nautilus said: 

Ill not sugar coat it:Its not the best service Nintendo could have offered.There are some glaring flaws that Nintendo could have easily fixed, and they could have made a better preposition by offering more NES games, and actually having Super Nintendo games at launch for example.But the low price point makes for a compelling argument for the service, and for a worthwhile investment.

It's not and it's price also clearly represents as such.

 

It's hard to truly gauge until it's actually out.

But I think not allowing ppl to backup saves unless they pay for an online subscription is pretty horrible tbh. And the chat solution is still useless. It's doubly so when paying will require to use the chat function. Party chat, on PS4, is free, and works on a better implementation.

Nes games are cool I guess.... Incredibly archaic and honestly I don't see the value in them.

 

If all you need is online pay, the price point is cheap so that's good . 



bananaking21 said:
If the best and most compelling aspect is a bunch of games that are almost 40 years old then it is a bad service.

The reality is that somehow Nintendo managed to make an online service that's a generation behind.... The Xbox 360. And they have the audacity to actually charge for it. Needing another device to handle basic functions like messaging is insane.

I don't mind the smart phone idea as they kind of tried to do the whole local multiplayer on the go with others. So chances are the Switch will not be connected to the internet.

It is the fact that you need a 10000000000 cords to do it what is off putting.

For home usage, they should still offer the ability to do it the traditional way via the Switch itself only.



 

 

The service will be terrible this year, but it will gradually get better and better.



They haven't confirmed other systems besides NES, nor have they confirmed improving online play performance. Only if they do these would I consider agreeing.



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Cobretti2 said:
bananaking21 said:
If the best and most compelling aspect is a bunch of games that are almost 40 years old then it is a bad service.

The reality is that somehow Nintendo managed to make an online service that's a generation behind.... The Xbox 360. And they have the audacity to actually charge for it. Needing another device to handle basic functions like messaging is insane.

I don't mind the smart phone idea as they kind of tried to do the whole local multiplayer on the go with others. So chances are the Switch will not be connected to the internet.

It is the fact that you need a 10000000000 cords to do it what is off putting.

For home usage, they should still offer the ability to do it the traditional way via the Switch itself only.

Even on the go it's nonsensical. You need a completely different device and have it hooked to the internet for basic and standard functions that devices released 12 years ago could do. It's not just a hassle it's flat out stupid and I don't know who in Nintendo allowed this. 



I dont think 20 bucks is going to be the price at long terms but the nice thing is that they going to implement achievements points for credit discounts like Sony and Ms. Pretty obvious isnt it? The other good thing is that multiplayers are going to put more attention on the system.



Cobretti2 said:
bananaking21 said:
If the best and most compelling aspect is a bunch of games that are almost 40 years old then it is a bad service.

The reality is that somehow Nintendo managed to make an online service that's a generation behind.... The Xbox 360. And they have the audacity to actually charge for it. Needing another device to handle basic functions like messaging is insane.

I don't mind the smart phone idea as they kind of tried to do the whole local multiplayer on the go with others. So chances are the Switch will not be connected to the internet.

It is the fact that you need a 10000000000 cords to do it what is off putting.

For home usage, they should still offer the ability to do it the traditional way via the Switch itself only.

Absolute nonsense. The PS Vita is portable and does online voice chat and messaging just fine natively.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1gWECYYOSo

Please Watch/Share this video so it gets shown in Hollywood.

Voice chat is criminally overrated anyway. Everybody complains about it yet nobody really uses it. It's just a hygiene factor but serves little to nothing towards satisfaction.

I'm glad they don't implement some sort of trophy system (yet) because I regard that as useless garbage, but I believe someday something like that could likely see the light of day.

Adding NES games is good. Probably I'll already own many of them, though. And the price is nice. Let people complain as much as they want, especially those from other bases. They will always complain no matter what and pay triple the price smiling.

What really makes me sad is that they don't replace miiverse. This was the best feature of the Wii U and 3DS era. Just rebrand it and relaunch it on the Switch, it can't be that hard!



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

So, it's a less convinient service than its last iterations but now it costs money. Well played Nintendo.