Nintendo Switch - March 3 2017 - $US299 - $AU469.95 RRP

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  1. elvis

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    I'm disappointed, but also not surprised. Marketing hype means everything these days, and we're going to see a lot more of that I think.

    Regardless, still excited for the console itself.
     
  2. Boneman

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    I also heard the people in the commercial were just actors, and not really that excited to play video games. :p
     
  3. elvis

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    Working in film, media and TVC (television commercials) for the better part of the last decade, this is pretty standard.

    Pretty people don't like doing much except standing around looking pretty. You wouldn't find a "model slash actress" drinking Coke and eating Maccas in a pink fit, yet their respective ads are full of pretty people doing exactly that.
     
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    Yeah saw that as well, doesnt really matter, the video is about the concept not so much the actual gfx level, that said, I am sure the Zelda and new Mario footage was from a dev kit of approx performance.
     
  5. Boneman

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    Just a little joke mate, I gotta stop drinking on Mondays. :o
     
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    Oh, don't get me wrong - I'm the same. Keen to see how this console turns out - I miss the Wii, but couldn't bring myself to get the Wii-U.
     
  7. elvis

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    Exactly the same boat here. No new Zelda or Metroid. One Mario game I wanted and Splatoon for the kids wasn't enough to convince me to shell out for it.

    I'll probably go back and buy one second hand when they're $50 after the Switch is released, assuming the titles aren't released digitally on Switch anyway, at which point I probably won't bother.
     
  8. Sipheren

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    I do enjoy the wii u, own and played all the nintendo games on it, my partner and i enjoyed playing through mario together but other than those few games i just havent had the need to turn it on :(

    Very keen for this system to help with that, the portability will be a big plus I think.
     
  9. Mynamewastaken

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    Windwaker HD not enough? :p

    The Wii-U hate is a bit misguided I reckon. Has the best versions of Super Mario, Mario Kart and SS:B imo.

    The controller I find handy as hell with the kids as well.

    Will be interesting to see if the handheld/tablet on the Switch will have any capabilities outside of gaming. Other than that, I'm not really feeling any love for it right now. Needs moar info.
     
  10. elvis

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    No. I'm an avid retro gamer, so bumping the resolution on something isn't enough for me to race out and buy it a second time at full price. (Discount/budget price? Sure, but not full retail game price, which is worse for console gamers, and is worse again for PAL gamers).

    Zero hate from me. I wanted to love it so much, but there just weren't enough good, unique games for me to shell out for a whole other console. That made me really, really sad, as it was literally the first Nintendo console I've ever not owned.

    My overwhelming emotion for it was closer to melancholy.
     
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    ^Yeah I get and agree with most of that.

    I guess, as usual with Nintendo, it's all about the games for me. The Wii U may have been an odd system, but it has (again imo) the best versions of some of their most iconic games. (Windwaker was offered as a free download with Mario Kart btw)

    For me at least, the Switch is really going to have to show something special for me to plonk my dollars down. I have my fingers crossed, as I'd be sad for it to by my first Nintendo console not owned.
     
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    The Wii U had terrible messaging (the fucking DS has this problem too tbh) and failed to get third parties on board.

    No one really wants to buy a console only for first party titles no matter how good it is.

    That's the challenge Nintendo has, bringing those developers back on board and convincing people to buy the thing.
     
  13. elvis

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    And within that, I loved the unusual third party development that happened on Wii.

    By that I mean not just games that everyone else has. i.e.: Battlefield 293782 gets released on XBox and Playstation, and I don't care if it's not on Switch. But there were some cracking unique third party games on Wii during it's life. Here's two that come to mind:



     
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    This. I was so disappointed in it. Nintendo have really dropped the ball a tad on the games front. My brother bought me a Wii U a year and a bit back. After I played DK, Mario's et. al. I was left twiddling my thumbs. Great games, just no where near enough of them.

    Like, fuck me. The 64' release was so bad ass, and they pumped out SO many good games. Ocarina Of Time. GOLDENEYE. My god. Banjo Kazooie. ARGH!

    Not sure about this console, I probably won't really use the portable part, and I am wondering how durable it will be. None the less, I will purchase one. Solely for ONE game. Zelda. I am not sure if anyone is as excited as I am for this??
     
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    I'm really hoping for a Monster Hunter game. I think it will come for the Switch. I will buy this for Zelda though regardless.

    I skipped Wii-U, will probably get one after Switch is released just to keep my Nintendo collection complete. The lack of Zelda game on it hurt sales, I usually get Nintendo consoles day 1 of a new zelda release.

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    Haha I purchased the Wii U solely for Zelda.... then it got mad delayed.. but hey, it is actually coming out on the Wii U and the switch... yay

    Regardless though, I'll still buy the switch because I love the portability aspect and if for some reason it does play my 3ds games then I'll have to get 1 for my wife.
     
  17. elvis

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    I almost did, but I figured if it got delayed, the price of the hardware would drop, so I would just wait.

    And now I'm not waiting for the WiiU any more, but its successor.

    I'm actually wondering how many people are in exactly the same boat?
     
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    It did have 3 though, sort of. Its just that two were ports, and the third was so delayed its going to be on switch as well anyway. Zelda fanboyism is why I'll get a switch on day 1 and why I bought a WiiU on day 1. I do find it a shame that the WiiU never got an actual exclusive zelda title though.

    WiiU had a monster hunter game didn't it? I'm not a fan of the series but I'm sure it did.
     
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    Quite possibly waaay off topic, but do you like God Eater games too?

    I want to try both series, but never have the time. :(
     
  20. Queenie

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    even the gamecube was better, it had some continued first party support and a plethora of good games:

    rogue squadron continuations
    eternal darkness
    metroid prime
    pikmin
    res evil 4
    and decent third party support.

    64 was basically just all rareware/ ninty first party.
     

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