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Nintendo Switch

Postby Ekona » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:46 am



Zero interest in that for me.

However, I'm still interested in the overall execution, and whilst I'm sure it'll find love among some people it still looks a little puzzling to me. The mobile version simply looks miles too big to actually be of any practical use when travelling, but probably fine if you want to carry on playing Zelda whilst taking a shit. The regular gamepad looks a bit cheapy nasty, but at least they've followed the Xbox stick placement rather than the PS one across all controllers.

The break-off controllers for 2P games is novel, and being able to use them without a connecting piece (so one in each hand) could end up being the default way to play if they're comfortable enough. Sadly I think the trailer was lacking in more detail, such as the touchscreen on the mobile unit (surely it is?) and any motion detection in the pads too.

It'll certainly be interesting to see the finer specs of the unit, especially gfx power: The nVidia Tegra base isn't a bad idea, especially if it's on the 1060/70/80 platform, but that's going to suck some serious juice which could well compromise battery life.


Of course the Mario fans will buy this as a matter of course, but I can't see it attracting too many more users than the current WiiU has, i.e. about seven.
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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Helios » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:37 am

I want it.
But won't buy it until I know what games are on it.
I like me some Pokemon, Fire Emblem, Sanic and assorted weirdo RPGs.

I think the disconnected controllers for 2 player is very cool.

I don't care about motion control or touch control.
I tend not to touch my 3DS screen.
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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Ekona » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:35 am

If a proper Pokemon is ever to come to a home console, you would think it'd be on the Switch.
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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Joe » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:25 pm

On the battery point I'm kinda hoping it'll auto switch output modes so it draws less juice with a lower graphical output in tablet mode but knocks everything up to max performance when you drop it into the base station for big-screen play.

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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Joe » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:29 pm

I'm not personally interested as I sort of feel I'll be following the PS4Pro/PSVR path but I can imagine this being something Jay would like to play with. He's currently splitting his gaming time between the LEGO titles on PS4 and various bitty games on Helen's old DS lite, but I could see him switching to Switch (arf) for stuff like Zelda.

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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby kingweed » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:40 pm

Yeh, I've no interest in that either.

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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby qazimod » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:44 pm

Do I like the concept? Sure. There have been other consoles you can take on the go and plug in to a TV so it's not a new idea, but this design looks a little less clunky. (Then again I think they're being a bit idealistic with the promo video - are people really going to pull this out of their bag and have impromptu Switch sessions outdoors or on the train?)

Will I be getting one? No. Like Joe I'll be sticking with Sony for the time being; not only have I just picked up a PSVR but I'm still looking forward to a number of forthcoming games on PS4, both VR and traditional. I'll keep an eye on it though, and obviously I'll have to make hard decisions if Street Fighter VI is revealed as a Switch exclusive... ;)

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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Helios » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:18 am

I thought the dock would contain extra stuff to help it display on big screens in higher quality.
But apparently that's not the case.
The dock is just a place to connect to TV and mains.
Sounds like a mistake to me.

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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby qazimod » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:30 pm

The first big reveal event presentation thing happened earlier this week; an archive of the main thing can be seen below:

0:00 - preshow prep
34:30 - the actual presentation begins



It'll launch on March 3rd; they have RRPs for Japan and the US, but for Europe they said "check with your local retailer". $299 in the US hopefully won't just be translated to £299 here as we're past the era of just taking a US price and swapping the $ with a £. :P Battery life for the controller "will vary from game to game but will range from 2.5 - 6.5 hrs".

The games range from a minigame selection designed to showcase the controller functionality (1-2-Switch), a new Splatoon, a new Mario and some other bits and pieces.
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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Ekona » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:04 am

£280 here. 3 hours play with Zelda, 900/30 when docked and 720/30 when mobile.

Utter shit. Zelda looks amazing, but Mario isn't due until Xmas and what else is there? A couple of JRPGs? A cut down version of FIFA? SF2?? Okay, so that last one might tempt you a bit ;)


I just can't see any life in this at all. The tech would be out of date two years ago much less two years in the future, it's lacking any kind of serious 3rd party support (Skyrim is over five years old, EA clearly only give half a shit, Sega couldn't even be bothered to show a game), and the price for the peripherals is taking the piss ($90 for the dock, so give or take £75? Pro controller will be £60 too), no HDD... Oh, and now they're charging for on-line too which is going to be a clusterfuck as Nintendo & on-line really don't go well together.

I love Nintendo games, but I so want this to fail so they can fuck off and just make games for the PS and Xbox. Imagine Zelda on the PSPro...!
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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Helios » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:15 pm

Helios isn't impressed with the SUPER EXPENSIVE CONSOLE and GAMES.
One worthwhile game at launch.
ALLOW IT.

Going to have to wait at least two years before I buy this.
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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby Ekona » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:51 am

Be lucky if it's still going in two years at this rate.
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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby kingweed » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:49 am

Ekona wrote:Be lucky if it's still going in two years at this rate.


This is doomed for failure.

Why couldn't they have released this like 5 years ago?

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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby RB » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:33 pm

I still wouldn't have bought it.

With two exceptions, I think Nintendo games are shit.
A slight majority of a statistically worthless sample size agree.

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Re: Nintendo Switch

Postby kingweed » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:42 pm

RB wrote:I still wouldn't have bought it.

With two exceptions, I think Nintendo games are shit.


That too.

They should just start making games for other platforms


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