Nintendo Switch January 12th Event



  • @Haru17 said in Nintendo Switch January 12th Event:

    That's quite ad hominem

    Dude, that's literally what you're doing.

    I'm just very excited for the damn thing and I see a lot of alarmism and bitterness in a community typically more than happy about every other kind of game (see: the other thread)

    Yes people have differing opinions. This is normal. You attacking them or claiming that opinions are wrong or whatever does nothing but upset yourself and others. If you just took a step back and realized that it's perfectly ok for people to not be hyped for the same things you are you would be a happier person.
    I have heard tons of people say that my favorite games are garbage. Heck my best friend thinks that my favorite game isn't good at all. I don't get upset about this at all.

    Also people being sceptical and not super hyped for the Switch (and Zelda) is perfectly understandable.
    I think you'll agree that the Switch launch isn't exactly flawless and that the launch lineup isn't stellar. Even Zelda is doing some things differently which justifies people's scepticism. I for example am very sceptical to the new Zelda, especially in regards to the open world aspect. I personally always liked the more handcrafted aspect of the series with significant upgrades and meaningful exploration. This new Zelda seems to have lost some of that.

    I mean I could go on but I think the main problem here is that you don't like people being sceptical about things you're hyped for. You view (using your own words here) this as bitterness and nihilism. Which by itself is a very negative mindset to have.
    Seriously so what if some people are sceptical? So what if some people even happen to be bitter and cynical? You either ignore it or look to see if there is merit in what they say (which could in turn change your perspective on things). The way you lash out comes off as insecurity or close-mindedness. That you can't handle people thinking differently from you. This could be wrong but that's the way it's perceived.

    Just remember that in the same way they are sceptical about things you like, you are sceptical about things they like. Most people (not all) don't just show up to shit on things for no reason. They don't show up just to piss you off so you getting this upset to the point where you start taking a less than civil tone only makes the entire discussion more unpleasant for everyone involved. So either learn to ignore comments that annoy you or accept that the people you're talking to is just like you, people with differing opinions.
    At the end of the day having differing opinions is healthy, because never challenging your ideas an living in a bubble is detrimental to you as a human being.

    Heck feel free to ignore this entire post I made if you get upset about it and think that I'm a big doodoo head. Just take a step back.



  • My biggest problem with launch lineup is that there really isn't many exclusives coming out at launch. There is 1,2 swtich (a 50$ collection of minigames that should've been bundled imo) and Super bomberman R, which is not really a console seller. Zelda, while it does look amazing, is sill out on the WiiU, so there isn't that much initiative to get the Switch. I'm really excited about Mario an Xenoblade chronicles 2, but that's some way of. I hope there will be a bundle of sorts.



  • I believe they held back on the games. They have to have something to show us on E3. Nintendo during E3 with nothing new would be a moronic decision. I hope that they've learned their lesson about properly spacing out their games.



  • @Fridge-man said in Nintendo Switch January 12th Event:

    I believe they held back on the games. They have to have something to show us on E3. Nintendo during E3 with nothing new would be a moronic decision. I hope that they've learned their lesson about properly spacing out their games.

    I don't think they held back on games. It makes no sense to keep the lid on games for E3 when the Switch comes out in March. You want to get people hyped for the system at launch.
    I mean why would you keep the lid on some fantastic games that might come out later this year or early next year just to save them for E3? Nintendo made it clear last year that they're perfectly fine with just showing off one game at E3.
    It would be especially wierd if they kept some games a secret for E3 when at this Switch event they padded it with just announcements and promises without anything to show from said games.

    I do however think that we'll see some glimpses of some upcoming games for the Switch at E3 considering the fact that the devs have had at least around half a year to whip something up. But intentionally holding stuff back? Nah.



  • Mod Note: Okay the back and forth about BotW and AC is done with. No one needs to add more between @Haru17 & @TokyoSlim. I love seeing the passion for certain games but it's safe to say some posts are bordering on hostile. So let's get back to a more friendly debate.

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  • @suplextrain Nintendo has tremendous confidence in Zelda, and I don't think it's misplaced either. A lot of hype exists for this game. At E3 last year it was their sole focus, they wanted all eyes on Zelda. It could be (but most likely isn't) that the lackluster launch line-up for the Switch is because, once again, they want all eyes on Zelda. I don't believe it's crazy to think that Nintendo believes all they need come launch, is Zelda.

    They knew they had to show more than Zelda during this event, which they did, but come June Zelda will have passed. Other games will stand a greater chance of seeing the spotlight, games that might've been overshadowed. Nintendo have a hypetrain rolling and dumping all the fuel on the fire at once seems like a stupid idea to me.



  • Forgive me if someone already mentioned this, but it seems like Nintendo is changing things up and getting rid of Miiverse and StreetPass for the Switch. While those two services had some neat ideas, I'm glad to see them starting fresh with their ideas and infrastructure for online services. I'm excited for the inevitable thread about exchanging Nintendo Switch usernames/IDs or adding friends or however it works.



  • this thought just came to me today wouldnt it be awesome if from software made a zelda game with dark souls gameplay



  • @Fridge-man said in Nintendo Switch January 12th Event:

    Nintendo has tremendous confidence in Zelda, and I don't think it's misplaced either.
    they want all eyes on Zelda

    I think it's a mix of confidence and the fact that they don't have anything else.
    If they intentionally kept the lid on other big games that are relatively around the corner for the Switch just to keep the spotlight only on Zelda then that would honestly border on megalomania. That they would be way too full of themselves. I don't think that Nintendo are that delusional.

    You want your system launch to be as strong and hyped up as possible, especially after how weak the WiiU was. One of the key problems with the WiiU was the lack of games, especially bigger ones. The last thing you want is to give consumers a sense of Deja vu with the Switch.

    @FF7Cloud said in Nintendo Switch January 12th Event:

    this thought just came to me today wouldnt it be awesome if from software made a zelda game with dark souls gameplay

    I don't think that's gonna happen in the near future. With Zelda and Mario Nintendo has consistently wanted to make them family friendly. Making an extremely punishing Zelda game and uppping the difficulty doesn't seem likely.
    I mean Zelda games have yet to surpass Alundra in terms of challenge and darker tone, so them going even further into Dark Souls territory seems unlikely.



  • It's insane to me that Pokemon isn't coming out, even a direct port of S&M with better resolution would have been acceptable.

    I understand Zelda is a massive game, which I'm sure will be amazing. But is 1 (one) game enough?!

    I've realised I'm being harsh on the Switch but I don't understand how you screw this up so badly.



  • The event was awful but I don't think that means this is all the games they have for 2017. I am hopeful on the likes of Pokemon and Super Smash being announced.



  • @Alexander-Parry
    Probably to keep a few surprises for E3 would be my guess.



  • Was luckily able to place a pre-order for the Neon Switch at BestBuy, then a Special Edition for BotW the day after. So stoked!



  • @tokeeffe9 their having a fire emblem direct next week so i wouldn't be surprised if the had another direct before launch



  • Yup.

    I'll be honest. My major concerns are coming from things after the event. An app for voice chat, matchmaking etc. The online service in three countries making no sense.

    They need to clarify some things.

    Forget if I mentioned it earlier, but right now I'm waiting for a Mario bundle at least.



  • Yeah, voice chat only through phone app is a head scratcher.
    I keep hearing these things and saying "That can't be right, why would they do that?"



  • The graphic that @Haru17 posted (that shows all the games coming out on the Switch) is missing one game: Yooka-Laylee, which releases on April 11.



  • @jifw52 That's because it has not been confirmed yet for the Switch. The dev team is talking about it, and once they get green light from Nintendo, it'll appear there. Unless Nintendo for some reason don't want Yooka-Laylee on Switch and says no, so it wouldn't appear at all on Nintendo platforms as the Wii-U port was cancelled. We'll see.



  • @TokyoSlim said in Nintendo Switch January 12th Event:

    Yeah, voice chat only through phone app is a head scratcher.
    I keep hearing these things and saying "That can't be right, why would they do that?"

    I don't see a headphone jack on any of the controllers, only on the console itself, which would be cumbersome to use when playing in TV mode. For me personally if that were the case I would rather use my phone than buy a bluetooth headset (if the Switch even supports those), but it begs the question why not just include a headphone jack in the controllers in the first place given that they're already at premium price points. If the right Joy-Con can have an IR sensor the left one should be able to house a headphone jack.



  • @Excalibruh Could also do a headset with a wifi dongle like the PS Golds if there was any console level support for chat. Doesn't sound like there is though. It just kind of seems like an afterthought. Now you have to have a headset plugged into your phone, and your phone running on wifi or cellular data (which some people still pay for/are capped on) Probably with your phone plugged into AC so that it doesn't kill your battery...

    Seems like an inelegant solution to a problem everyone else already kind of solved. Dunno. LIke everything else, we don't know all the details on how it works yet. The communication isn't super clear.