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Kwaidd said:

I really miss being able to use the Wii-motes IR for point and click or aiming.  That said, 3 years into it and no CoD on Switch to make use of it.

Yeah, I also really, really miss IR pointing.

At least gyro controls have become standard for shooters on Switch which is at least a big step up from analogue alone, but if there's one thing I'd love to see in Switch 2 it's some kind of more advanced and smaller IR camera that can act as a pointer without the need for a sensor bar.



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curl-6 said:
Kwaidd said:

I really miss being able to use the Wii-motes IR for point and click or aiming.  That said, 3 years into it and no CoD on Switch to make use of it.

Yeah, I also really, really miss IR pointing.

At least gyro controls have become standard for shooters on Switch which is at least a big step up from analogue alone, but if there's one thing I'd love to see in Switch 2 it's some kind of more advanced and smaller IR camera that can act as a pointer without the need for a sensor bar.

I want this back so bad.  Every shooter or game with screen targeting now suffers from the lack of it. 

I have been playing the de Blob games again with my wife recently on Switch.  We loved them on Wii and the squeal had a 2 player option that can point and interact with the world.  On Switch, you use an analog stick and it feels like crap in comparison. It's so bad that we almost don't even use it and it takes away from that simultaneous 2 player feature that was so much fun on Wii.



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Definitely the gamecube, I loved the small discs, the controller, and it was strong as a rock. I had the black one, it was beautiful.

The switch is by far the worse Nintendo hardware, you drop it you break the whole system, has the worst controller too, and its a pain to recharge the battery, you need to put on the stand to recharge and you cant play while charging unless you buy extra hardware. Also when playing portable, the joycons are not that strongly attached, I've tested 3 switches and all have the issue that you feel the joycons moving slightly when playing hard. 

The main reason the switch is one of the worse Nintendo hardware related is specs, its nowhere near the competition, while consoles like NES, SNES, N64 and gamecube were on par or better than the competition specs wise. Example, N64 was more powerful than a ps1, SNES was on par with megadrive, Gamecube was more powerful than ps2.

The switch was not even close to ps4, a system launched 3 years before.

Also, it has the worst cross of any system ever.

The N64 was great, I loved that the cartridges had no loading, just didn't like the design much.

Last edited by victor83fernandes - on 26 February 2020

Jranation said:
100% The Switch.
- You dont need to actually shut down the system. It acts like a phone where you can instantly play a game (which you didnt close) and skipping the loading times to boot it up.
- Able to play on TV and handheld is easily done.
- The loading times to access the settings or the eshop is the fastest I have seen from a Nintendo console.

The main negative of the Switch is the Joycons. They need to make the buttons bigger and not allowing the analog stick to drift. And it is sooo expensive.

Well because its actually using battery/power by doing so, you could do the same with any other console, just leave it on, never switch off.

But all that time saved, you need to use for updates, installations, loadings, stuff that gamecube and N64 and SNES didn't have

eshop is software not hardware, loading times didn't even exist before the wii. As in, with gamecube as example, no installs, no updates, no loadings, just pop the disc and play.

Expensive/cost is nothing to do with hardware, that's not the topic of discussion, it was asked only about hardware.



KungKras said:
SNES

It was good, but not as strong as a gamecube, and cartridges sometimes didn't work you had to blow inside the cartridge or system.



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Soren0079 said:
It's a tie between the Gameboy Advance and the Wii. They are both little hardware tanks. I've put them through so much gaming but they still run like a dream.

Wii was definitely not as strong as a gamecube, the sensor made it fiddly to use and setup and discs were bigger, Gameboy also not as strong, the screen was breakable and not very capable with hardware specs for its time, the gamecube had way better specs hardware wise.



victor83fernandes said:
KungKras said:
SNES

It was good, but not as strong as a gamecube, and cartridges sometimes didn't work you had to blow inside the cartridge or system.

Technically, that never did anything unless your cartridge or system were exceptionally dusty.  That became a thing because the instructions specifically said NOT to do that because you could introduce saliva to the pins and people being people did the opposite because whatever.  The real problem was simply all the pins themselves not having adequate contact. Reinserting the cartridge itself was the fix.

But you probably knew that and was just joking and I completely ran with it.



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TruckOSaurus said:
The Switch if you go for functionality, versatility. For durability though, it has to be the SNES, that thing was unkillable.

I had all Nintendo consoles, gamecube was stronger and more reliable.



victor83fernandes said:

Also, it has the worst cross of any system ever.

Cross?

SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah, I also really, really miss IR pointing.

At least gyro controls have become standard for shooters on Switch which is at least a big step up from analogue alone, but if there's one thing I'd love to see in Switch 2 it's some kind of more advanced and smaller IR camera that can act as a pointer without the need for a sensor bar.

I want this back so bad.  Every shooter or game with screen targeting now suffers from the lack of it. 

I have been playing the de Blob games again with my wife recently on Switch.  We loved them on Wii and the squeal had a 2 player option that can point and interact with the world.  On Switch, you use an analog stick and it feels like crap in comparison. It's so bad that we almost don't even use it and it takes away from that simultaneous 2 player feature that was so much fun on Wii.

Yeah I loved it so much in games like Metroid Prime 3 and Sin & Punishment Star Successor. While I do enjoy them with gyro, the thought of playing a game like Doom 2016 with pointer aiming... *drools*



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Gamecube.
Very well made and compact. Powerful and with a expansion slot to use the Gameboy player (This allow to play gameboy advance games)
The library was really great for me.

Sorry for my bad english.