i didnt get to watch the stream and instead am basing my opinion off other stuff i've seen online so correct me if i'm wrong about anything, but as it stands i'm unsure what i think of the nintendo
Why were people complaining about Skyrim?
And I agree, they have to:
1. Have good computing power
2. Have good battery life
3. Be cheap
I don't know if they can pull those 3 off. 2 for sure, but all 3? We already know that they'll be cheap, that's like Nintendo's staple. So my guess is we're going to be shafted in 1 and/or 2. Probably a bit in both, but probably one more than the other. Either way, I'm excited to see what they can do!
the only thing they managed to get was a good price (and even then retailers get to add profit to the base price, gamestop IE advertise it at €330 [$350 USD]).
in portable mode it runs at 720p@30fps and has a battery life of 2.5-6hrs. if thats as long as it can last then there was really no point in making it a hybrid, 6hrs is really a best-case scenario. i really can't imagine a scenario where portable mode would be of any use, i'd personally be too afraid it would die before i got a chance to save if i brought it out.
i'm skeptical about BOTW. i covered most of my thoughts in Sunnie's thread for BOTW here, but to add to that voice acting? i wouldn't mind if it was full voice acting of gibberish, in the same vein that the assistant from skyward sword (what was her name again?) just spoke entirely in what i assume was supposed to be hylian. if all of BOTW was voiced like that i'd be happy, it'd be great for world building and bringing the lore to life, you'd feel more immersed in the unique universe nintendo are trying to create. i'm worried now that it'll take itself too seriously (zelda's known for a good balance with lightheartedness!) or that it will just sound awkward. from the information we have i think BOTW is a bit too different from the rest of the series for me to enjoy it... like i commend them for trying something different, but everything they're doing to separate it from the rest of the series is a red flag IMO (open world, survival, crafting, MORE GIMMICKS that are NEVER executed well).
by the looks of things there's a bit of a draught after the initial launch titles come out until more interesting titles hit the shelves, but this is really opinion more than anything else.
if i picked one up i'd get BOTW with it, maybe I Am Setsuna later that month, and i'll say mario kart too to be generous. i am setsuna is a multiplat so at this stage i'd really only be getting it for BOTW. nothing else interests me personally except for the Shin Megami Tensei title which doesn't have an announced date. if i had to be even more generous i'll say i'd be interested in dragon quest & xenoblade, but by the looks of things they might not be out until the winter season.
and then there's the "pay for online" thing to. i know sony & microsoft both do this too, but its an absolute joke to be expected to pay for your own internet twice. it'd be different if the companies were hosting the servers themselves and you were paying them for that, but that isnt the case, each game developer hosts their servers, the big boys just put a paywall in front of you to line their pockets even more. one thing i will say sounds cool, is online users reportedly get an NES & SNES game for free each month. initially i laughed because 25 year old games that i can emulate with no problem should hardly be a dealbreaker, until i saw that *apparently* the SNES games will have online play. i'm not too well versed in the SNES library so i cant think of any games offhand where this would work, but if there are games that would suit then that IS a pretty nifty bonus.
EDIT: the free (S)NES games are apparently a rental and you lose access after a month, even if your online subscription is for a year. lol
so yeah, as it stands i probably won't be picking one up until later into its life cycle. i can't justify the price when i know i can just buy BOTW and make a personal dump to emulate the wii u version a few months after its release. i'll have to wait a bit longer for the shin megami tensei title unfortunately, but oh well. that all being said i definitely went half on a PS4 with my sister purely for persona 5
Edited by apathy, 13 January 2017 - 01:03 PM.