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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #225 on: 18 January, 2018, 04:34:08 pm »
I cant decide if that cardboard stuff is madness or genius

A bit of both I think!


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« Reply #226 on: 18 January, 2018, 04:59:46 pm »
While the Labo doesn't interest me in the slightest (it's obviously aimed at kids) it's great to see Nintendo really embracing play and experimentation in their games. This philosophy seems to be influencing even their singleplayer games like Odyssey, Mario Maker and Breath pf the Wild. I think Minecraft was a real wake up call for the industry in this respect, which for most of the early 2000s was really drifting towards this very stale trend of online deathmatch and linear 'cinematic' singleplayer experiences (both of which bore me to tears). And thank god for that.

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« Reply #227 on: 18 January, 2018, 06:38:48 pm »
While the Labo doesn't interest me in the slightest (it's obviously aimed at kids) it's great to see Nintendo really embracing play and experimentation in their games. This philosophy seems to be influencing even their singleplayer games like Odyssey, Mario Maker and Breath pf the Wild. I think Minecraft was a real wake up call for the industry in this respect, which for most of the early 2000s was really drifting towards this very stale trend of online deathmatch and linear 'cinematic' singleplayer experiences (both of which bore me to tears). And thank god for that.

While I partly agree with this, one of the main strengths of Minecraft is the simplicity of the idea and the fact that it can be played on almost any modern device (that’s capable of playing video games at all that is).
Nintendo are certainly willing to innovate but there’s clearly a directive to tie their own proprietary technology into gameplay innovations. This can have its downsides and I certainly sympathise with those who want to play ‘straight’ Nintendo games that don’t rely on the gimmicks.
A couple of examples where this approach has been detrimental:
Star Fox Zero - the multi screen control system simply doesn’t work well for this type of game. It had dated gameplay anyway but the obtuse interface was a really bad idea.
Breath of the Wild - Wii U - I’m convinced that touch screen functionality was removed from this game (for weapon switching etc) because they didn’t want it to have extra features which couldn’t be incorporated into the Switch version.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #228 on: 21 January, 2018, 09:38:59 pm »
Downloaded demo of Project Octopath Traveller (I guess it's a working title) and am loving it.

And as Teen (nee Tiny) Tips said "Labo isn't really aimed at us... But that's not going to  stop us getting It, is It?"
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #229 on: 24 January, 2018, 08:31:12 am »
Have you seen the prices of this Labo stuff?

https://store.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo-labo.list

Sorry Nintendo but you're having a laugh!  :lol:

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #230 on: 24 January, 2018, 01:58:47 pm »
Assuming it has game included, that's about par for course these days, isn't It?
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« Reply #231 on: 24 January, 2018, 03:39:26 pm »
I'm surprised the software isn't just a download code that comes with the cardboard to be honest - but it looks like it comes with a cartridge.
For this type of mini-game/demo type software (if that's what it is. It looks like Wii Sports, 1,2, Switch type stuff - I could be mistaken) bundled with flat packed cardboard,those prices are double what I'd pay.
Granted there will probably be some deals but this price point is far too high for me personally. And £9 for a set of felt tips and some stickers? Surely they could have bundled them in?
I've seen this compared elsewhere with Rockband/Guitar hero packs which came with a game and plastic instruments which are still going strong 10 years on. This is cardboard! 

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #232 on: 24 January, 2018, 05:26:00 pm »
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Downloaded demo of Project Octopath Traveller (I guess it's a working title)

I wouldn't be surprised if they end up going with that name tbh - Japanese RPG developers seem locked in a never-ending competition for who can come up with the stupidest, least appealing titles for their games, as if they are deliberately trying to sabotage any chance of success for them in the West.

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« Reply #233 on: 28 January, 2018, 04:37:18 pm »
First think that came to mind when seeing Labo :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G5F8ObYgjI