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Re: Playtonic on the Development Progress of Yooka-Laylee on Switch

beazlen1

The guys should know that if they can get this out on Switch as early as possible they have the opportunity to: get some sales off the launch hype of the Switch; get some sales because there aren't many Switch games currently available; target a different, more kid oriented demographic that suits this game perfectly; establish a new IP on a new console when apparently the audience is more accepting of new IPs (says UBiSoft) therefore setting up a sequel and other future projects; and have the game advertise itself by being played on trains and planes all other the world. They need to get this out on Switch as close to the other console releases as humanly possible. May be they should phone up the StamperBros and ask for some late night whippings in order to get this game out asap!!

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

JunkRabbit

@OzHuski
Could this be true? I had considered this option, because I usually prefer a "wait and see" approach to such news, but thought it unlikely, because seriously, what sort misudnerstanding at TT could possibly lead to such an error? Unless of course they had in fact considered the option at one point but later decided against it. That would at least be plausible.

Well, I hope your mate is indeed right about this. Should teach us all a lesson if it's true though... lol!

Re: Playtonic on the Development Progress of Yooka-Laylee on Switch

shinynewbicycles

Translation: "We didn't have a bloody clue what we were doing developing for the Wiiu (which we made a promise that we could do) and now we don't have a bloody clue what we are doing good developing for the switch. However, please rest assured were working as fast as possible to rush out a barely functioning port, sub 30FPS, with no platform specific features to shut up our fans and investors."

Yeah. Still salty about this one.

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

JunkRabbit

@SLIGEACH_EIRE
With this I do not agree. I had thought about this, too, but came to a different conclusion. Sure, Nintendo may force 3rd parties to use a cartridge of adequate size for retail releases to prevent such practices, but at the same time they must make concessions to keep the 3rd parties happy, at least for now (though once it's established it will be hard to turn back). I believe you of all people here know why. So I really cannot blame them.

At the same time I cannot blame WB either for using such a loophole to cut costs, especially as long as they cannot be sure how well the title will fare at retail... It is a tough choice for both companies. I do not believe in "blame" btw, it's something that rarely helps a discussion, nor does it help you to be happy with what life presents you. It's how it is, and all parties involved had their reasons for their decisions. We - the gamers - will vote on their decisions with our purses, and hopefully they will draw the right conclusions for future decisions...

That said I still think it's a bad decision though, as I feel it might become a self-fulfilling prohecy. WB might see the title not selling well at retail, thinking they were right to make this choice, but who knows if it wouldn't have sold better as a true retail card? Nobody will be able to tell for certain, so how to avoid something like that?

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

daveh30

Love this game on Wii U and was on the fence about picking it up again on Switch. This is a deal breaker. I'm not one who gets their panties in a knot over storage space, but this is just flat out anti-consumer practices, and I won't support it with a purchase. Its cheap, and it's lazy. Nintendo should not be allowing it.
3rd parties pull crap like this, then wonder why their game won't sell. Either put the whole game on the cart, or go digital only.

Re: Reggie Fils-Aimé Promises "A Big E3" For Nintendo This Year

Switch81tch

@thesilverbrick A Smash 4 Deluxe is all they'd need anyway. There really isn't much else Nintendo can do with the series. The same with Starfox (as we've seen) and their lack of interest in F-Zero. I suppose we all have to accept that sometimes, the game series we love have reached their full potential.

The idea of their rumoured drive to develop NEW IP is certainly more interesting. Splatoon is a winner and ARMs is apparently a lot of fun to play; and they're both definitely fresh and unique. So It's good to see that Nintendo wasn't creatively bankrupt after all.

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

OzHuski

@SLIGEACH_EIRE Nintendo has no impact on if they release a full game or not.. WB have chosen to be cheap cut down on costs and make us pay for it. Nintendo aren't he distributor or publisher - so how does Nintendo have any impact? And once again - we know rough prices and know there is VERY minimal price disadvantage here.

Right now - the Switch version could actually BE CHEAPER to produce than Xbone/PS4 but they don't have a choice on costs on those systems or medium.

But since you bring it up - what disadvantages does the cart pose other than a "slight" cost increase? Which we also know is utter rubbish and not an excuse for any price hike of any magnitude.

And again, Nintendo doesn't produce the carts either.. so how is it their fault? How will you twist it this time? How do you respond to actual physical games on carts being cheaper than the eShop?

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

Gamer83

WB, one of the biggest jokes in the industry. This bs better not become standard practice for third parties (I can't see Nintendo or its second party partners ever being dumb enough to try this). Went from day one buy for me, to no buy at all, on any console. Of course when it fails to sell on Switch we'll get the typical 'Nintendo owners don't buy our games' line rather than these idiots just admitting their own scummy mistake.

Re: Pier Solar Studio Is Back With A Brand New Sega Mega Drive Beat 'Em Up, Paprium

Darknyht

@OorWullie It is also a little unfair to compare since the 16-bit era was the result of 20+ years of 2D artform. While the N64/PSOne era was the infancy of the 3D artform. A more fair comparison would be to look at the best of the SNES era and compare it to the best of the Wii U stuff from Nintendo. I would take a Breath of the Wild just as much as I would take a Yoshi's Island.

It is cool to see that they are still producing stuff for a dead console. I think certain consoles could still be alive if they had content. SNES and Dreamcast are just two that come to mind. At least with the Genesis there is still actual consoles being produced that can take the cartridges thanks that some retro company.

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

Darknyht

@jimi Your memory of Arkham Origins is a little fuzzy. I had all sorts of problems with the game including areas of the map not loading correctly which caused you to fall through the world. The game was all around a rush job. The Wii U version also was missing multiplayer content and lacked the additional DLC add-ons past challenge maps. I love that game and 100% it (well 99% it because there was a bug in that too), but it was a flawed game all around.

As for what WB Games are doing here, it is lazy and misleading. Especially on the eShop version where it will really matter how big it is. You know there will be people that purchase it thinking it is 7 GB and then not be able to play it due to the additional 13 GB for mandatory installs. Given the code is still as bloated as ever, I would bet that the load screen nightmares still haven't been corrected.

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

OzHuski

@SLIGEACH_EIRE LOL so Nintendo - who doesn't take hits on their own hardware AND software, should take a hit for everyone else? Then how can Nintendo release games at reasonable prices, along with others, and yet its heir fault and not WB's?

I love how you can turn any issue into Nintendos fault - when this is nothing but Warner Bros being greedy or simply lazy.

@NintySnesMan then your missing out. Its amazing and for the first time in ages - even gaming sites are saying they are hyped for its future.

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

stylon

Ludicrous - so you could pop into a shop whilst on holiday or in a motorway services and buy the game to keep little Jonny quiet in the back of the car and he won't be able to play it because you have to download the rest of the game? Seriously WTF???? If it's bought physically then it should work out of the box!!!

Re: Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

jimi

@KoopaTheGamer
I'm pretty sure it doesn't install anything.
As I said - the only mandatory installation that I know of is Breath of the Wild and that's 3 GB.

There's also Xenoblade Chronicles X, which has optional download packs to improve load times, but it's entirely optional.

BUT this has nothing to do with this issue here. This is not an installation as the article headline says. It's DOWNLOADING part of the game through internet despite buying a physical cart. And that part is not on your cart.

The headline is incorrect, probably intentionally to avoid people from understanding what it actually means for them.