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(NO SWITCH TOPIC YET!?) Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, Post-Presentation


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Really, normally, we get a topic right after the big events unfold, so this is a surprise to me! But anyways, what is your opinion on the Nintendo Switch, after seeing the presentation on it?

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58 minutes ago, SF Alba said:

We'd better get a killer Star Fox game for it soon.

Hopefully... 

 

...Also, Al... Where have you BEEN?

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The Switch Leak said of a Star Fox 64 Remake. 

 

Part 2 Electric Boogaloo.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Orange said:

The Switch Leak said of a Star Fox 64 Remake. 

 

Part 2 Electric Boogaloo.

Better not be. We're clearly done with remakes. We want something fresh. Not necessarily new, but something that actually takes the series into a whole new level. Louder music, louder explosions, and cheesier lines that are actually well-delivered, instead of completely half-assed.

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At this point that if Nintendo tries to be "Innovative" again they're going to end up being a second party to Sony, considering on how the Wii U sold miserably, I really doubt they'll learn their lesson.

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The switch presentation didn't impress me. The Wii U was bad enough that I sold it. Smash 4 was worth keeping it for, but I decided to sell the console after hearing Starfox Zero was a re-imagining, and had only motion controls. I guess you can say I've been real disgruntled with Nintendo's decision making especially with Starfox.

"Better not be. We're clearly done with remakes. We want something fresh. Not necessarily new, but something that actually takes the series into a whole new level. Louder music, louder explosions, and cheesier lines that are actually well-delivered, instead of completely half-assed."

~Hit the nail on the head. Starfox (Snes), and Starfox64 were the best games in the franchise. However Adventures is a game that receives praise online, and is well merited. The older games were arcade style, and relied on manuals to build a story around the game-play leaving much to the imagination. This is fun in my opinion because it leaves much to imagination for fanfiction, and constructing the world within your mind. However in this era of gaming the times are more built around story, and theatrics. Which is the direction Starfox should go in to build a bigger fan base. Something like Assault, but less linear game-play would suffice imo. A game like Assault, but with paths like 64 would be good. Even something like Adventures, but please give Fox his blaster! Haha.

Back to the switch. I'll buy it since I am a Nintendork, and been so as far back as I can remember. Very interested to see what will be done with Smash bros, and Metroid. The joycons look fun. I say this against better judgement. I wish instead of making their pro controller look more like an Xbox controller that Nintendo would improve upon the Gamecube controller, and revisit that design with improvements.

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I wasn't hugely impressed by the Switch's launch lineup. So far it seems that Zelda is the only title that's really worth getting at launch, and 1-2-Switch should be a pack in like Wii Sports or Nintendoland was. Thankfully it seems they have some other good content coming out in the following months. Currently undecided if I'll get one at launch, but I put a pre-order down for one just to lock one in for me if I decide to get it since I heard they were selling out fast in the U.S. In hindsight this was unnecessary as no major retailer over here has sold out of them.

I'm not entirely sure how the HD rumble will work, but it seems like a cool concept if done right. The Joy-Cons seem pretty cool, but I doubt I will get another one soon after I get it since they are quite pricey. I also hope that they keep showing off the portable aspect of the Switch and don't start dropping the ball like they did on the Wii U. I'm also glad that region-locking is gone so I can import from more places.

Lets just hope that we get a Star Fox game for the Switch that can hopefully be a true return to form. I liked SFZ, but it obviously didn't do it for many other people.

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The battery life is a concern given the portable feature set of the console, but it will surely be convenient if an outlet is nearby.  So long as the game lineup is good I'm sure it'll do just fine.

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  • 4 months later...

Owned my Switch for about 2 months. I'm very content with it although it won't be replacing my PS Vita for a long while. Mario Kart was fun up until triple starred all 200cc races. But I play online from time to time.

I was addicted to ARMS up until I went up against way too many people online who're much better than me. So that game is now on my ebay shop. Similarly, I found Zelda frustrating and boring for the most part, so after 40-45 hours, that's on ebay too.

As far as physical titles, I've also Puyo Puyo Tetris and Bomberman R. I like those games quite a lot, and will continue to play them intermittendly for the coming years.

I just wish there were more campaign games right now. Eager for Yooka-Laylee and Mario Odyssey. Not sure whether to get Splatoon 2, as I was frustrated with playing with noobs online with the original.

I've a few digital titles too, but the eshop is, for the most part, way too overpriced. I feel safe that this console has a long number of years ahead of it, seeing as this'll likely be Nintendo's sole supported console once the 3DS dies off (likely by the end of next year).

 

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I'll admit I was quite skeptical about the Switch when it was first announced. After Nintendo's last underpowered console with gimmicky controls turned out to be a flop, I was sure that a newer underpowered console with gimmicky controls would turn out just the same. It's really hard to find accurate and recent sales numbers, but going by the fact that it's still hard to find in stores three months after release, I think it's safe to say they're selling a lot more than I thought they would.

I haven't gotten to play one for an extended amount of time, but when I did I enjoyed it enough. BotW was fun, Quick Draw was a neat experience, and I didn't really get the hang of the cow milking game. I like the idea of a tablet with gaming controls in general, actually. I've been looking at trying to rig something like that up for my Surface Pro 3.

One thing that struck me as odd was how barren the system software is. No web browser, media streaming, chat, or a lot of different things you'd expect to find on modern a console. I wonder if Nintendo fell behind on software development before release, or if it's intentionally minimalist to emphasize that it's for games first or something.

For what it's worth, Fox and Krystal seemed to like playing BoTW at TFF 2017:

 

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We should stop getting so many ports and remakes, and get more original stuff. Like that F-Zero game we have been begging for ages, a Starfox game that is worth our time and Money, and a Smash Bros. title that could change the history of Smash. Will it happen? Most likely not. But who cares?! It is Switch time!

#ISaidIt

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The original stuff is already here, you know. Arms, Splatoon coming soon, Mario Odyssey, it's getting there.

I'd love an F-Zero game but it really doesn't sell well, a new Starfox seems unlikely after the many bad reviews of Zero, and I don't see a completely different Smash Bros title. But who knows, we've got two Metroid games anounced this year!

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Planning on getting the Switch on Christmas. Honestly, bring on those ports! I'm often very busy on a computer, so to have my own copy of BOTW or a bigger FAST Racing Neo (FAST RMX) right beside me anywhere I go is a pretty damn nice convenience, not to mention F*CKING THUMPER'S ON IT!!

GETTING THE SWITCH, IF ONLY FOR THIS BLOODY GAME.

ADDITIONALLY: I looked at a Digital Foundry comparison, and found that I'll be getting a pretty damn solid experience on it anyways. The only things that had to be taken from the Switch version are just a couple of visual effects (the same ones that had to be taken outta the PSVR version, too). I'm good!

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I only bought BOTW and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe so far, but I'll soon get a handful of indies: Shovel Knight, Fast RMX, Wonder Boy, probably Blaster Master Zero too.
I'll probably buy Arms one day, as well as Splatoon 2, and Mario Odyssey will be mine this winter. I'll get Mario + Rabbids day one, and I'm looking forward to the Sonic games too.

Throw in that a few other indies like Yooka-Laylee, I think I'll end up with roughly 12 to 15 games on my Switch by the end of the year :p

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Was honestly convinced the system didnt exist till seeing a set of Switches at Best Buy last week (and were gone within the hour!).  Plan to pick one up eventually once the library is fleshed out, there's good games but no system sellers for me at the moment since I've already got BotW on the Wii U.  Mario Odyssey is lookin great though, and Street Fighter 2 on the go would be great too since I've never actually owned any iteration of the franchise.

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