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Leynos said:

lol there is no timeline. Fans created the theory and Nintendo abided for a time to shut them up but they erased it again with BOTW.

Doesn't change the fact that they're not spinoffs.



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Slownenberg said:
Darashiva said:

The thing is, as far as I'm concerned, for this service to be worth the asking price it should have effectively had every single first party N64 title on it at launch, and preferably as many third party titles as possible as well. Pretending that Majora's Mask, a 22-year-old game that has been re-released at least four times since the original on N64, is somehow a selling point for the service is ridiculous, and the same goes for all the other N64 and Genesis games. This exact same thing has played out again and again since the Wii, where Nintendo drip feeds its online service with its old games at a glacial pace, and then when a new console comes around, they start the process all over again with an almost identical list of games every single time. I genuinely cannot fathom how Nintendo thinks doing this is somehow a good thing.

Well that is exactly why it's so awesome they've switched to a subscription service. Sure they are building it out a lot slower than we'd like (GB and GBA should totally already be on there by now) but now they don't have to keep rebuilding their retro games offering each gen. Now when the next Nintendo system comes out this presumably will all be up there from day one. They are building the dream retro game service, with the games online to boot (which is probably the reason why games release slowly, cuz otherwise once each emulator was done they could easily just throw a bunch of games on there at once).

Are they being typical Nintendo being real slow with online stuff? sure. Are they making dumb decisions like releasing N64 before the emulator was ready, and getting rid of Mario 35 - an entire game they built to add value to the service and then just threw it in the trash after 6 months? Absolutely. Are they adding systms too slowly? You betcha. But even at $50/yr this thing is cheap and well worth the price. i mean the $20 tier is an even better deal - really just an absurdly good deal -  but the expansion pack seems like a great value even now, assuming the emulation isn't too bad after the recent update. Banjo this month and MM next month are huge additions to the service - probably two of the most desired games they could possibly add.

I mean if you've played all these games recently then you're not the target audience. Most people have played the games on the service in 20 or 30 years. The service is for people who WANT to play these retro games, not for people who have bought every rereleased version of these games and aren't interested in them anymore.

I think 40€ is a good price, but $50 is a bit much.



Slownenberg said:
Darashiva said:

The thing is, as far as I'm concerned, for this service to be worth the asking price it should have effectively had every single first party N64 title on it at launch, and preferably as many third party titles as possible as well. Pretending that Majora's Mask, a 22-year-old game that has been re-released at least four times since the original on N64, is somehow a selling point for the service is ridiculous, and the same goes for all the other N64 and Genesis games. This exact same thing has played out again and again since the Wii, where Nintendo drip feeds its online service with its old games at a glacial pace, and then when a new console comes around, they start the process all over again with an almost identical list of games every single time. I genuinely cannot fathom how Nintendo thinks doing this is somehow a good thing.

Well that is exactly why it's so awesome they've switched to a subscription service. Sure they are building it out a lot slower than we'd like (GB and GBA should totally already be on there by now) but now they don't have to keep rebuilding their retro games offering each gen. Now when the next Nintendo system comes out this presumably will all be up there from day one. They are building the dream retro game service, with the games online to boot (which is probably the reason why games release slowly, cuz otherwise once each emulator was done they could easily just throw a bunch of games on there at once).

Are they being typical Nintendo being real slow with online stuff? sure. Are they making dumb decisions like releasing N64 before the emulator was ready, and getting rid of Mario 35 - an entire game they built to add value to the service and then just threw it in the trash after 6 months? Absolutely. Are they adding systms too slowly? You betcha. But even at $50/yr this thing is cheap and well worth the price. i mean the $20 tier is an even better deal - really just an absurdly good deal -  but the expansion pack seems like a great value even now, assuming the emulation isn't too bad after the recent update. Banjo this month and MM next month are huge additions to the service - probably two of the most desired games they could possibly add.

I mean if you've played all these games recently then you're not the target audience. Most people have played the games on the service in 20 or 30 years. The service is for people who WANT to play these retro games, not for people who have bought every rereleased version of these games and aren't interested in them anymore.

Well, if you consider it worth the price then that's fine. I don't. So far, nothing that is included in the service has compelled me to even consider paying for the service. 20 to 30-year-old games just don't cut it, with or without the online functionality, and I'm a huge fan of retro games, N64 included. The value isn't there for me, not even close.



Darashiva said:
Slownenberg said:

Well that is exactly why it's so awesome they've switched to a subscription service. Sure they are building it out a lot slower than we'd like (GB and GBA should totally already be on there by now) but now they don't have to keep rebuilding their retro games offering each gen. Now when the next Nintendo system comes out this presumably will all be up there from day one. They are building the dream retro game service, with the games online to boot (which is probably the reason why games release slowly, cuz otherwise once each emulator was done they could easily just throw a bunch of games on there at once).

Are they being typical Nintendo being real slow with online stuff? sure. Are they making dumb decisions like releasing N64 before the emulator was ready, and getting rid of Mario 35 - an entire game they built to add value to the service and then just threw it in the trash after 6 months? Absolutely. Are they adding systms too slowly? You betcha. But even at $50/yr this thing is cheap and well worth the price. i mean the $20 tier is an even better deal - really just an absurdly good deal -  but the expansion pack seems like a great value even now, assuming the emulation isn't too bad after the recent update. Banjo this month and MM next month are huge additions to the service - probably two of the most desired games they could possibly add.

I mean if you've played all these games recently then you're not the target audience. Most people have played the games on the service in 20 or 30 years. The service is for people who WANT to play these retro games, not for people who have bought every rereleased version of these games and aren't interested in them anymore.

Well, if you consider it worth the price then that's fine. I don't. So far, nothing that is included in the service has compelled me to even consider paying for the service. 20 to 30-year-old games just don't cut it, with or without the online functionality, and I'm a huge fan of retro games, N64 included. The value isn't there for me, not even close.

Well, if you won’t play games older than 20 years, then you’re not the target market. Why bother complaining about the price of a product that’s not even not made for you? It’s the opinions of the target audience that’s relevant, not yours.



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Jumpin said:
Darashiva said:

Well, if you consider it worth the price then that's fine. I don't. So far, nothing that is included in the service has compelled me to even consider paying for the service. 20 to 30-year-old games just don't cut it, with or without the online functionality, and I'm a huge fan of retro games, N64 included. The value isn't there for me, not even close.

Well, if you won’t play games older than 20 years, then you’re not the target market. Why bother complaining about the price of a product that’s not even not made for you? It’s the opinions of the target audience that’s relevant, not yours.

I literally said in the comment you replied to that I'm a huge fan of retro games. It's not a matter of not liking or being interested in them. I can be a fan of them, and still recognize that the Switch Online Expansion Pack isn't worth the money Nintendo is asking for it. If the price was reasonable, or there actually were enough N64 (and Mega Drive) games available on the service to warrant the price tag, then I would have no issue with paying it. That's just not the case with it right now.



This is so pointless, how hard would it be to just release the whole damn library properly. Every gen they play around with 1 game a month. Time to get with the times and do a proper service so when switch 2 comes out it is already there to play none of o we need to tinker with it again BS.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:

This is so pointless, how hard would it be to just release the whole damn library properly. Every gen they play around with 1 game a month. Time to get with the times and do a proper service so when switch 2 comes out it is already there to play none of o we need to tinker with it again BS.

I think they are afraid people will play everything they want  in 2 or 3 months and then unsubscribe (or go back to standard Switch Online)

Nintendo is aware their service is no Game Pass, there isn't any new game coming to expand the library, so they are creating artificial releases to keep subscriptions going



IcaroRibeiro said:
Cobretti2 said:

This is so pointless, how hard would it be to just release the whole damn library properly. Every gen they play around with 1 game a month. Time to get with the times and do a proper service so when switch 2 comes out it is already there to play none of o we need to tinker with it again BS.

I think they are afraid people will play everything they want  in 2 or 3 months and then unsubscribe (or go back to standard Switch Online)

Nintendo is aware their service is no Game Pass, there isn't any new game coming to expand the library, so they are creating artificial releases to keep subscriptions going

Reminds me, how many Mother fans are still coping at the wait for the series release on NSO lololol



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IcaroRibeiro said:
Cobretti2 said:

This is so pointless, how hard would it be to just release the whole damn library properly. Every gen they play around with 1 game a month. Time to get with the times and do a proper service so when switch 2 comes out it is already there to play none of o we need to tinker with it again BS.

I think they are afraid people will play everything they want  in 2 or 3 months and then unsubscribe (or go back to standard Switch Online)

Nintendo is aware their service is no Game Pass, there isn't any new game coming to expand the library, so they are creating artificial releases to keep subscriptions going

lol im happy to buy the games. Make it like steam. I own it. I get next gen console I can still own it lol.