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In Topic: Nintendo Switch Revealed

22 October 2016 - 05:28 AM

No backward compatibility is a bummer and something we haven't seen missing on a Nintendo console since the GameCube (and never been omitted from a portable console from them) but it's understandable given the dramatic shift we're talking about here.

Personally, I'll just be happy if they bring over virtual console purchases of classic systems.

Not a surprise.  It's clear from that video that they were going OUT of their way to make sure Switch didn't remind anyone of the Wii U or the 3DS - i.e. 2-screen gaming.  The fact that the hub covers up the screen speaks volumes about how much Nintendo wants to make sure consumers do not associate the Wii U and 3DS with it.


This is the same reason why there is no way the Switch will play 3DS games.  That would just make it look like the Wii U, and that's not a risk Nintendo can take.


I've said I'm excited but I do realize this is a HUGE risk for Nintendo. Either this thing is a wild success or it's a burning turd.  Sadly, I don't think there's much room for a middle-ground.  

I know people keep saying Nintendo won't take a loss on the price, but I think we're going to be pleasantly surprised on that front.  I think Nintendo well knows it has an uphill climb to sell enough of these to ensure third party support doesn't drop off completely 6-8 months in.  


It would be awfully weird if Nintendo calls this the Switch and then sells the handheld on its own.  That sort of defeats the entire name of the product.  I can see two bundles, but one that includes the new Pro Controller and an EXTRA game packed in as a bundle.  I think Nintendo bundles Mario the main system (this means handheld AND home hub) at $249.  There is another bundle that also comes with the Pro controller and Zelda or Skyrim Remastered for $300.


Yeah, I know that sounds crazy, but if Nintendo is serious about making sure the Switch comes swinging out of the gate, it needs to rethink how it gets them in people's hands.  That means taking a loss like Sony and Microsoft.  With the PS Pro, the Scorpio, and probably PS5 not too far away, Nintendo has a small window here to make its case, and you only get one shot at the hype that comes with a console launch.

In Topic: Nintendo Switch Revealed

21 October 2016 - 02:46 AM

Super excited - the on-the-go totally fits the lifestyle of a commuter/mobile person with less and less time to spend sitting in front of a TV with scheduled time to play (i.e. me).  


I haven't bought a Nintendo machine day-one since the Gamecube (still bought the Wii and Wii U eventually).  The Switch is almost assuredly a day-one for me (and if not then, definitely WILL be getting one).  I just want some more details for a day-one.


I thought I'd buy Zelda on my Wii U, but now I think it will be with the Switch. 

In Topic: Best Buy DotD Select PS4/XboxOne Games 5-25 Dollars Off

16 October 2016 - 09:03 PM

Is Arkham Knight going to get a GOTY/Complete edition? Google tells me yes but not in North America? 

I'm sure it'll make it here.  I've waited this long so I intend to just hold out until then.  OR I'll import the European game if it never makes it here.  I'm an on-disc person (sad, I know), so I refuse to buy a game if there is a GOTY version, and in this case, there absolutely is one.  WB should bring it out around the same time they bring out the return to arkham series, or when Justice League/Wonder Woman hits next year.

In Topic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan $12.45 (PS4) at Amazon

15 October 2016 - 06:33 PM

That would be a dumb idea on their part. Then we would just realize how superior those were to this one.

I think people remember those games (TMNT Arcade, TMNT Turles in Time) as being better than they really were.  You can beat those games in 30 minutes, and they're just beat em ups from left to right.  Nothing terribly special.  


Not defending the mediocrity of this new release, but at least Platinum tried to do something a a little different, while trying to maintain the same style/play of the old games. 


Let's face it, these games exist for pure nostalgia - it's stupid to not include things like the old TMNT theme when Transformers went back and did things like that, and even brought back the old voice actors/TV artwork.

In Topic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan $12.45 (PS4) at Amazon

15 October 2016 - 02:47 AM

I got in when it was $13.38. I'm getting another copy iF it drops to $10. 

It's an okay game.  REALLY wish they had the original TMNT tune in there as a nostalgia bonus.