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CaptainExplosion said:
Kakadu18 said:

Idk, that's what I'm going to do.

But the Expansion Pass is getting better?

You think it won't?



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Kakadu18 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

But the Expansion Pass is getting better?

You think it won't?

I had my doubts after the emulation errors went viral.



CaptainExplosion said:
Kakadu18 said:

You think it won't?

I had my doubts after the emulation errors went viral.

They fixed them mostly and have added more stuff too. I wished they'd add two N64 games per month instead of one and I'm hoping for more consoles but thus far it looks like slowly but surely it'll grow into something worth 40€. Not sure about $50 though, the pricing difference is really weird.

Last edited by Kakadu18 - on 17 February 2022

Kakadu18 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I had my doubts after the emulation errors went viral.

They fixed them mostly and have added more stuff too. I wished they'd add two N64 games per month instead of one and I'm hoping gor more consoles but thus far it looks like slowly but surely it'll grow into something worth 40€. Not sure about $50 though, the pricing difference is really weird.

Now you understand why I keep pushing for more compilations on Switch.



h2ohno said:

48 tracks pulled from past games does suggest that the next mainline Mario Kart is going to be a major reimagining of the series on a fundamental level. The old model of 16 new tracks and 16 redone retro tracks is being replaced with something new that Nintendo hopes will prevent fans from complaining when MK9 finally comes out and has a fraction of the nearly 100 tracks MK8 Deluxe will have when all is said and done. At this point I would expect it to not have any retro tracks in the base game, and for there to be changes to the gameplay that go far beyond the gliding, underwater, and anti-gravity sections of the last few games.

After the 48 DLC tracks come out MK8D will basically be the Smash Ultimate of Mario Karts, so yeah expect changes and the franchise is due for a change anyway. I think the most obvious change, and what has already been rumored, is effectively turning it more into a Nintendo Kart. MK8 already went this way a little bit with a few non-Mario characters and tracks, but I expect MK9 will fully embrace this: a bunch of characters, courses, and weapons from other Nintendo series.

I bet it'll still have the same sort of favorite MK tracks like rainbow road and stuff, but a lot more variety by bringing in a bunch of other franchises. Maybe it'll be like 16 new Mario tracks and 16 other game tracks or something, or well hopefully it'll be 48 total as that's the norm now, so maybe 16 old tracks as well. There's plenty of track themes to choose from: Zelda, Metroid, AC, Splatoon, Fzero, Star Fox, Pikmin, Pokemon, etc.



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Just preordered today. I can’t wait for the first set of tracks!



Oh, the first 8 new tracks are already available, at least in Europe.

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There are no anti gravity sections in the first 8 DLC tracks. Kinda lame. Tracks look OK, but mostly below MK8 level, more like MK Tour.



siebensus4 said:

There are no anti gravity sections in the first 8 DLC tracks. Kinda lame. Tracks look OK, but mostly below MK8 level, more like MK Tour.

For sure, but I honestly never even expected MK8D to get anymore content before MK9 released, so I won't complain about Nintendo doubling the amount of courses.

Even if it's below the level we know they're capable of. I know this is filler content made by a B-team while the A-team works on MK9.

At least there is fun to be had!