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GoOnKid said: 

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!

It's not that it's hard, it's that they don't want to. I can only assume that and the lack of friend messaging is because they don't want kids interacting with strangers. Just gotta hope Nintendo decides to stop trying to be parents one day.

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I am really supposing they will add more games, and a new system every year.
I can see getting GB, GBA, SNES games in the following years.

My girlfriend lives 2000km and we are always trying to find online coop games on switch. I realisticly see I playing NES games with her, sharing the screen.
We already use voice chat on phone all the time, and we would keep using it on phone even if there was a native voice chat on switch.
The service seems to fit my needs very well.

Honestly, it is a lot worse than I thought it would be. But it is what it is, Nintendo should get some good profit from this.

You get what you pay for, it's really silly to expect it to have the same level of quality and content as Sony and MS offerings at a third of the price.

"lupus in fabula, venit enim ad me."

Translation: I will always hate Fox for canceling The Exorcist.

20 a year is ok . When they collect the online money they can probably get a better online in the future and charge more like 50 dollars like launch ps4 online multiplayer price . Nintendo probably couldn't add messaging that probably fry nintendo online servers?

Last edited by dx11332sega - on 09 May 2018

Cute and honest Sega Saturn fan, also noone should buy Sega grrrr, Sega for life.

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It's the worst out of the big three so yeah it's pretty bad. It's far from parity with the others and now they're gonna charge for it. They gotta start somewhere though.

Signalstar said:
Cobretti2 said:

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.

The 3G model yes. Can I take my non 3G model to the park and use online voice chat?

I am talking about local player where everyone is in the same room. Didn't they sell the Switch as being able to locally connect to other switches without the need for internet? i.e. local multiplayer over wireless lan




Charging for cloud saves without an alternate way to back-up your save data is a poor move, whichever way I look at it. If there was a way to back-up saves to USB or microSD then sure, charge away. But locking the only save back-up functionality behind a paywall is poor form.

I was most interested in Nintendo offering a subscription service for their retro games, but given I've played (several times) the NES games I'm interested in, I'm not particularly interested in this NES selection. I also think what we're looking at here is a stand-alone app - 'Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online' seems to be the branding for it, and Nintendo's press response about Virtual Console mentioned the NES selection separately from eShop. I wouldn't be surprised if you end up with an app that functions similarly to the NES Mini's front-end.

However, the wider ramifications of this suggest to me that when Nintendo want to add a new system to the subscription, it's going to be a new app so we'll have 'SNES - Nintendo Switch Online' and 'N64/GBA (etc) Nintendo Switch Online' at some point in the future. I'd be more interested in those, and I'd really like to see Nintendo give people an option to buy the games they want to keep. Ultimately I don't see Nintendo allowing people access to multiple collections of games for just $20 per year. Given the value they place on their back catalogue and intellectual property, I suspect that, in future, any new systems will bump up the cost of your Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Not by much - maybe an additional $5 - but access to NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBA games plus online play, cloud saves etc seems too generous to me.

That being said, I'd pay more for a wider selection of games from different systems.

So we're gonna give Nintendo a pass for bringing an online service and charging us with less features than the Wii online service 

Now if they said NES SNES GC N64 WII AND WIIU I'd pay 60 bucks for that but for only nes games I can emulate on my PC no thanks

Last edited by Julianpd83 - on 09 May 2018