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Your thoughts on the Nintendo Switch?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SilentChaos, Oct 20, 2016.

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Would you buy one?

  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
    75.9%
  2. No

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
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  1. SkyweregamingNL

    SkyweregamingNL Active Member

    It seems promising, as long as Nintendo keeps putting a lot of effort into making it something big it should fit that hole in the market between gaming on a laptop and gaming on a phone.
     
  2. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Yeah im hoping it has decent battery life. but with the power it supposedly has, and how small that tablet was, im guessing it wont have more then a couple hours of battery life while gaming
     
  3. forevercrl

    forevercrl Active Member

    It having more fun especially the player increase, it is a good concept and nowadays VR using the similar concept too.
     
  4. Hunterprime0

    Hunterprime0 New Member

    As someone who has held out getting more recent nintendo stuff, I am very interested
     
  5. 27SilentChaos

    27SilentChaos Active Member

    Yeah, well there's still more announcement to go before March 2017. Hoping for the best :D

    Yup, we'll find out soon enough.

    I think this is an alternative of VR maybe? local multiplayer is cool to me instead of online co-op. Either ways, to each their own preference.

    Get even more interested! hehe :D
     
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  6. FiendRiver666

    FiendRiver666 Active Member

    I'm wondering if this is gonna replace the 3DS too.
    Like, will Pokemon Generation 8 be on the Switch?
     
  7. markieg

    markieg Active Member

    Looks dorky as hell might as well have a TV box that lets you play mobile games on
     
  8. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    Tv boxes dont allow you to walk around and play demanding games like skyrim.

    Its a completly diffrent concept that what you are describing it as.
     
  9. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Has the same gimmicks we got when Sony released the PSP or the PS Vita but nintendo has been known to pull off these type of consoles so might be a nice direction they are going in.
     
  10. Looks pretty good. If they make a monster hunter and a pokemon game I'm pretty sold.
     
  11. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    The Vita actually was a pretty solid console, it just had literally NO titles of interest on it. Like actually. Google it now. The only things it offers which are interesting are titles which perform or play better on other platforms. The Vita was an absolute failure when it comes to software available for use on it...design wise it was solid.

    Honestly this console will succeed or fail more or less entirely on the merits of what games/software it offers. It is absolutely essential they make it easy for developers and publishers to get on board and get their games onto the device to make it worth anyone's while. If you have enough games of interest, most people will cave and buy it. I see it, and have personally experienced it before. If they launch Pokemon, Smash, Monster Hunter, Mario Kart and accompany them with some great Third Party games people might want to play on the go (RPGs, local multiplayer) then they'll do very well I suspect. It's essential they have a good library at launch, and can sustain it over the console's life. Without this, it will fail no matter how nice it is to use (although just having Zelda will be enough for many...)
     
  12. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    My point exactly, not saying Sony released bad consoles but they did flop in general cause of the lack of titles and just the idea that releasing a more powerful console with better titles simultaneously does hamper sales of the other console.

    But yeah Nintendo has a good array of titles and since they are exclusives and u wont get any other consoles from them during this time its highly likely that this would succeed just based on how many people want to play Zelda and Mario games.
     
  13. 3thyr

    3thyr New Member

    Shame I can't really find people to play these consols with me, otherwise I think this type of gaming would be awesome
     
  14. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    ehe...I'm probably going to end up getting it if they just have a few decent games I'd want to play both home and on the go. I'll be especially interested if it has good Local Multiplayer.
    Maybe this will be the one! If it supports both Solo, Local and Online play I think it'll be decent. Being able to slide off the side controllers and use one in each games is going to be a good strength! And if it has something like Streetpass and the other Local MP options the 3DS has it'll do well indeed!
     
  15. This looks awesome
     
  16. 27SilentChaos

    27SilentChaos Active Member

    I hope not, I love the 3DS to bits. The only i hope for the successor is higher resolution for the screen. And somehow being better than the Vita. While the Vita concept is great, but its sad to see not much support for the platform. Heck, even Sony is not doing anything about it.

    To each their own preference :) While i agree if the logo or name sucks but if you think about it, it makes sense for Nintendo to make this. And it takes a lot of guts to push for something new and unique in a world where people wants High-res and powerful ecosystem (PS4 & Xbox)

    I think i would be too xD

    I agree completely, the Vita was a solid contender and maybe even better! (if only they did not kill the OLED sceen, still bummed about that :C) Games like Monster Hunter was taken completely by Nintendo for their system only which made it harder to market it in their own home country where Monster Hunter is pretty much a craze to the japanese. I love the Vita approach and creativity on how games could be played, but Sony somehow screwed it up by putting less focus on it, so if its anyone's fault, it's Sony.

    Sony released a good portable but just lack of support which i am very disappointed at them. You can't compare about titles because even Gravity Rush,Uncharted,Tokiden,Okami was on the Vita so it's sad that the Vita didn't live up to its expectations whereas Nintendo has none of those except their own. And also, the lack of implementation of touchscreen and the touch pad behind it caused the Vita to be just meh. There's so much potential for the Vita but now it's left there just to stay in the market until it dies.

    Why follow others, be the change and people will follow you ;) Heck, when i bought my first 3DS, people were laughing at me. But when the games started pouring out, you can imagine others followed suit. And now i have friends to trade pokemons with, Streetpass too!

    I'm just hoping that they don't kill the Miiverse, if this screen is a touchscreen, imagine the drawing for each games on the Miiverse! The community there are reallt creative, let those creativity continue to flowsssss~~
     
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  17. ThirdDegreePun

    ThirdDegreePun Well-Known Member

    All technology exists within a nexus (a series of connections) and in isolation all technology fails. Sony created excellent hardware but simply lacked the view of where and how it should have fitted into their nexus. It was overshadowed by anything else despite there being solid physical design behind it. Even with the PS4 streaming capability most simply just would have rathered another TV to play the PS4 on rather than an 'inferior' device. Finally the life of the Vita as you've pointed out was unsupported. It was released and mostly forgotten, very few titles came out and its purpose was never reinforced.

    The Nintendo Switch on the other hand seems to clearly know its place. It is creating a new market and follows the popular '2 in 1' trend we've been seeing with Tablet/Laptops now, bringing forth a familiar but still new feeling idea (from a major popular company) and it offers exciting ways to play, and share in play, with others around you. It is offering something which lets you play great and detailed games in a space where most are F2P Mobile and Tablet ones, or ones on a small screen (3DS), or require a highly expensive laptop. The weight of the titles justify the product entirely, and it is through what it launches with which will see whether or not it will succeed or fail. If they have enough solid games at launch it will be well received, if not they'll be fighting to try and undo that reputation for months.

    Only time will tell how successful the Switch will be, but I think that, provided they have several main franchise titles available at launch, with more coming down the line, it will be quite successful. More general features also won't hurt.

    I'm not sure if it will be, and I'm somewhat skeptical it will be really. No-one touched it in the video, and when docked all touch functionality would cease as you would no longer have a screen to tap. This creates a dissonance and inconsistency with the games and UI. Finally it's an additional cost and with its design it doesn't seem to provide much. Ultimately I don't think it will have one, nor do I think it will offer any backwards compatibility with 3DS and Wii U titles in any form due to the lack of a second screen. This is why it will be so important for them to have a decent selection of other titles, 1st and 3rd Party, at launch. Also another thing they could tap into to make up for the lack of previous gen backwards compatibility is to launch remastered versions of GameCube and other older, pre Wii/DS games.
     
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  18. 27SilentChaos

    27SilentChaos Active Member

    True, i'd immediately buy one as soon as they allow that. Now they're just selectively bringing out for either 3DS or Wii U. I would love if they could bring back GBA games to the 3DS
     
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  19. ToxiC_PaiNt

    ToxiC_PaiNt Active Member

    Honestly I don't believe that I buy the switch, but it's mainly because I just generally don't like nintendo. It is a cool concept and everything, but I really like computer gaming much more over console type gaming.
     
  20. 27SilentChaos

    27SilentChaos Active Member

    No worries! Each has their preference! :) For me, eventhough i like the PS4/ Xbox One, i have never owned one yet because most of the games are not my cup of tea. So i'm just waiting it out till the game i want comes out for them. and if for the PC, i generally use a controller as i'm much more accustomed to it than the keyboard haha
     
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