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gcunit

Bolt_Strike wrote:

I was hesitant on getting a Wii U early, and ultimately didn't get one at all, because the lineup wasn't that great and I was waiting for it to get better (which it did, but not to the level I wanted it to be). The Switch's lineup already looks better than the Wii U's just by BotW and Mario alone

If only the Wii U had BotW or some great Mario games in it's lineup...

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Samurai_Goroh

I'm not getting a Switch for games I can play on my Wii U. Breath of the Wild looks like it will be identical between versions. I already have Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon on Wii U, so I hope they're not just remastering these for Switch. I don't care about "Mario Kart 8.5" or "Splatoon 1.5", make Mario Kart 9 and "Splatwoon". I think Nintendo needs to answer the question "Who exactly are the people that will buy the Switch at launch?" If the answer is "Loyal fans with a Wii U", the current line-up is not enticing.

I already have Skyrim on PC, but I might just double dip on that one, though. We all have our weaknesses. And Super Mario 3D Switch look terrific, it's just that I highly doubt they'll release it at the same launch window as Zelda. I see it as a Holiday 2017 game, but I would love to be proven wrong.

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Therad

Samurai_Goroh wrote:

I'm not getting a Switch for games I can play on my Wii U. Breath of the Wild looks like it will be identical between versions. I already have Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon on Wii U, so I hope they're not just remastering these for Switch. I don't care about "Mario Kart 8.5" or "Splatoon 1.5", make Mario Kart 9 and "Splatwoon". I think Nintendo needs to answer the question "Who exactly are the people that will buy the Switch at launch?" If the answer is "Loyal fans with a Wii U", the current line-up is not enticing.

I already have Skyrim on PC, but I might just double dip on that one, though. We all have our weaknesses. And Super Mario 3D Switch look terrific, it's just that I highly doubt they'll release it at the same launch window as Zelda. I see it as a Holiday 2017 game, but I would love to be proven wrong.

How do you differentiate between kart 8.5 and kart 9?

Therad

Samurai_Goroh

@Therad By the content. A new Mario Kart ought to have at least 16 new tracks and 16 retro tracks. Not the same as the Wii U entry. A decent battle mode would be appreciated.
I don't expect much in the graphic department. It can run the same engine for all I care, but needs to feel different from 8.

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Therad

Samurai_Goroh wrote:

@Therad By the content. A new Mario Kart ought to have at least 16 new tracks and 16 retro tracks. Not the same as the Wii U entry. A decent battle mode would be appreciated.
I don't expect much in the graphic department. It can run the same engine for all I care, but needs to feel different from 8.

So the same thing they have always done. What makes you think the entry in the trailer wouldn't have that?

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Tyranexx

diwdiws wrote:

Whats the big deal with skyrim coming to the switch? The special edition is out now on all platforms, when march comes, skyrim remastered will already be old news.

As @skywake said, the portability is a big deal. As also mentioned, it's been ages since a Bethesda game has been on a Nintendo system. That also seems to indicate that third party support will be strong, at least in the beginning.

diwdiws wrote:

or even those interested wont probably go "holy hell!! SKYRIM!!!".

Guilty as charged. I'm one of the few who has never played Skyrim as it's never been on a Nintendo platform yet, and unfortunately I don't have time for the other systems that it is on.

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diwdiws

@skywake About that Bethesda support, its really only a big deal with nintendo only gamers. Those the other console gamers/masses which the switch needs to entice dont give a damn about that ( since they are not bethesda deprived after all).

all this big deal stuff people keep swingibg around just seems like a bunch of people preaching to the choir. In my opinion NBA2k may be a bigger deal than skyrim on switch

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skywake

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Bethesda's games sell well particularly in the west. If the Switch can pull some of those games across to its platform? They might be able to grab a fraction of that audience. Those other gamers most definitely do care about that sort of support. If they didn't they would have brought a Wii U.

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gcunit

@diwdiws It's perhaps not so much about the game itself, but what it represents. Skyrim is 'the' western rpg of the last 5 years (not saying it's the best, but it's been the most pervasive - I started a thread recently about the 10 most well thought after gaming series, and Elder Scrolls got a place on my ten, and I don't think anyone questioned it). Switch having such a vast open world fantasy, possibly the new remastered version, that can be played anywhere, is a message to the gaming world that Switch can be taken seriously.

And fwiw, while I did pick Skyrim up in a Steam sale, I'm yet to play it either, so will be interested in a portable version, most definitely.

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Therad

@Tyranexx correction, as far as I know, bethesda has never released a game on a Nintendo platform. Doom and Wolfenstein 3D were published before Bethesda bought ID software.

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diwdiws

@gcunit i guess your right. Basically the game isnt that big a deal but they are selling the hope to non-nintendo gamers that AAA franchises may come to the switch. If thats the case then they should hava chosen doom or dishonored over skyrim. Selling that hope thru an old game doesnt really work for me.

BTW not disparaging the switch or anything but you should really stick playing skyrim on the PC. Its just a superior experience. Skyrim with PC mods enhances the game. Vanilla skyrim doesn't really cut it.

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Octane

@diwdiws Didn't they show Skyrim Remastered? That's Bethesda's most recent release.

Your comment about mod support is an interesting one though. Microsoft confirmed mod support for Skyrim, and even Sony followed. If the Switch version doesn't support it, then it's one less thing to get excited for. Knowing Nintendo, mod support will not be an easy accomplishment.

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diwdiws

@Octane that one too! The twins now are now allowing mods to be installed for skyrim and fallout xbox one even allows external asseta to be loaded to skyrim.

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Tyranexx

@Therad: Ah I see, thanks for pointing that out!

The point still stands that Bethesda is on board, which isn't something I thought would happen.

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foodmetaphors

Gonna preorder it. Nintendo takes forever to lower the price of their consoles (3DS notwithstanding and even then they gave us the Ambassador stuff which sort of made up for it) and I'm pretty confident there'll be plenty to play at or around launch to justify getting it immediately. Plus I have the disposable income to not gaf. Not to mention I'm looking forward to what is essentially an upgraded Wii U Gamepad only this time it's standalone instead of being tethered to a console.

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skywake

Therad wrote:

@Tyranexx correction, as far as I know, bethesda has never released a game on a Nintendo platform. Doom and Wolfenstein 3D were published before Bethesda bought ID software.

They were also decades old games at the time and this was more than 10 years ago.....

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Vinny

Nope, I don't care about being an early adopter. Besides, I still have tons of games to play on the consoles I already own.

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PikPi

I think skyrim needs to have mod support in order for it to not default as the worst version available. If by some miracle it has xbox one level of mod support, I'd argue it's the best version. But I doubt Nintendo would allow it at all

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diwdiws

@Operative yeah i also don't believe nintendo would allow external assets to be applied to games in tge switch like the xbox one. Another complication to mods would be storage space.

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CThrash13

As a gamer who never made the decision to buy a Wii U, I'm leaning towards being a day-one Switch owner. I'm not sure I've ever been a day-one platform guy, but this could break that mold.

I understand the frustration of Wii U owners when they hear about MK and Splatoon ports coming to the Switch at/or right after launch, but in addition to a possible 3D Mario games, that's a great selling point for me. MK was the main reason I wanted a Wii U, so I'm all in on it coming to the Switch so soon.

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