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elhozzo

'I feel cheated that we've never had a proper 3D Mario game for the Wii U'

what exactly is it that makes Mario 3D World not a 'proper 3D Mario game'
honest question ... I've played Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxies, - and I don't get what the difference is - is it the length of levels ? needing to go back to them ? Story ? too similar to the 3DS 'Land' game?

Mario 3D World is admittedly more fun in multiplayer, but I genuinely don't understand that a lot of people don't consider it a 'proper 3D Mario' game

elhozzo

Luna_110

@KirbyTheVampire
Let's hope we don't have shortages... I finally secured the trip to NY at the end of March, so I hope to grab one while I'm there. I really hope the Nintendo World Store has a decent stock....

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Marios-love-child

@elhozzo

"what exactly is it that makes Mario 3D World not a 'proper 3D Mario game'
honest question ... I've played Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxies, - and I don't get what the difference is - is it the length of levels ? needing to go back to them ? Story ? too similar to the 3DS 'Land' game?"

I cant speak for everyone but for me 3d World just felt far too restrictive. All the levels we're very linear and very little exploration involved.... It felt much more like a 2D game i.e get from point a to point b within set time limit.

Wheres with the true 3D games they involve a lot more exploration and puzzle solving to find the Star & complete the level rather than simply running to a flag pole at the end.

Don't get me wrong 3D world is a brilliant game in its own right but I'll never consider it a proper 3D Mario game and I'm pretty sure a lot of people feel the same way

Edit: Also the whole having the hold a run button just never felt right either, just made the game play feel very slow

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Marios-love-child

MetaRyan

When I first answered OP's question, I didn't realize how big of an issue low stock can be. After what happened with the $99 New 3DS and the NES Classic, I will be preordering the Switch as soon as possible.
My plan is to keep a tab or two open with Amazon starting a few hours before the livestream, and during and after the stream I'll keep refreshing the Switch product page until preorders are open. Even if I don't end up wanting a Switch at launch, at least I've reserved one in case I do.

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That-crazy-guy

I'm going to try to get it day one. But odds are with gamestop (at least the ones in my area) being not so Nintendo friendly, I highly doubt it they will order very many and won't even host a midnight release. But at least pre-orders get put on a waiting list, so even when of if I dont get it day one ill get one when they come back in stock.

MetaRyan wrote:

When I first answered OP's question, I didn't realize how big of an issue low stock can be. After what happened with the $99 New 3DS and the NES Classic, I will be preordering the Switch as soon as possible.
My plan is to keep a tab or two open with Amazon starting a few hours before the livestream, and during and after the stream I'll keep refreshing the Switch product page until preorders are open. Even if I don't end up wanting a Switch at launch, at least I've reserved one in case I do.

Luckily for me my Gamstop will still be open during the event and I plain on being in the mall dung the event so I can snag a pre-order.

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That-crazy-guy

Octane

@That-crazy-guy Spoiler: The world isn't against Nintendo. When GameStop is out of stock, that means that Nintendo didn't deliver enough units, not that GameStop didn't order enough units. When pre-orders sell out, do you really think that GameStop thinks; ''Well, we don't like Nintendo, so we won't order more copies.'' Their entire business is based on selling products, they don't care what they sell, as long as it sells. The idea that they're understocking because they don't like Nintendo is ridiculous. Don't blame the messenger.

Octane

That-crazy-guy

@Octane Its not just that, its the areas they have setup for them also. The ones in my area only have a small corner setup for Nintendo. Even when the Wii was doing very well, they still only gave them a small corner. But PS3 and Xbox 360 had an entire wall detected just for them. Hell they even still had a small corner for the Xbox and PS2 games during that time. But no corner for GameCube games. That sounds pretty biased to me.

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That-crazy-guy

KirbyTheVampire

@That-crazy-guy The Wii was more of a craze than anything. Most people just cared about Wii Sports, and maybe one or two other games like Mario Kart. Besides, a large percentage of the Wii library was shovelware, whereas the majority of the PS3/360 games were games people might actually want to buy. It's been quite a while since Nintendo's glory days, so I don't blame them for only having a small corner for Nintendo products. That's the case in a lot of GameStops I've been to. Despite the fact that Nintendo makes some truly quality games, they're simply not that mainstream compared to Sony and MS, and that's been the case for a long time.

They don't do anything because they're biased. They're in it for the money, and Nintendo just doesn't sell like Sony and MS do.

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KirbyTheVampire

Octane

@That-crazy-guy Well, the difference is that PlayStation and Xbox often get support longer than Nintendo consoles. The PS3 was pretty well supported up until last year (and it still gets a lot of games today). The Wii was pretty much done for when the Wii U came out, actually even earlier than that. Same applied to the GameCube.

The Wii itself.. It sold a lot of units, but the software sold was lower than the 360 or PS3. Add the fact that many people got it as a casual system, and I wouldn't be surprised if they bought their games at Walmart instead (or whatever big store people go to in the US). All in all, I can understand that a dedicated game store would sell a lot less Wii games on a given day than 360 or PS3 games. Therefore it makes sense to dedicate less space to that system.

It has nothing to do with bias, if they sold more Wii games, the Wii shelves would've been bigger, cause in the end that means more money for them. There's no anti-Nintendo conspiracy here. There's probably a good reason behind it.

Octane

UTXGamer

Won't really know if I'm going to buy early or not until Jan 12th. The 2 most important things for me:

1. Price
2. Games

A steady stream of content from Nintendo and a great price ($250-299) would likely get me buying pretty early.

3rd party support would be great, but that will come if there is a user base, but I'm getting the console for Nintendo content and whatever 3rd party exclusives Nintendo can obtain.

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Nin10doh

Best rule of thumb for any new system is to wait until its library is significant enough to make the purchase worthwhile. I was late to Wii U, allowing me to get all the great games, and avoid the duds. Same with 3DS, but that thing is still churning out classics even though its almost 10 years old.

Zelda is nice, but I can get that on the Wii U and probably will. I'll need to see what all it has to offer before I commit to a purchase, but as of right now, its looking a lot like I'll be waiting for a good bit.

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Nin10doh

pXm

I'm going to pre-order it as soon as it'll be available in one of the stores here in Poland. Truth to be told, just started saving money for it.

I hope that it'll really be reasonably cheap and will offer some great 3rd party games (I'm mostly interested in jRPGs, you hear Atlus and Nippon Ichi? Bring us more of your greatness in this genre).

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Peek-a-boo

Nin10doh wrote:

Same with 3DS, but that thing is still churning out classics even though it's almost 10 years old.

The 3DS and PS Vita will be six years old in three and nine months (time) respectively.

Hardly 'almost 10 years'!

In fact, the Wii U has already ceased production unlike the 3DS and PS Vita, both of which are still going...

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Peek-a-boo

rallydefault

elhozzo wrote:

'I feel cheated that we've never had a proper 3D Mario game for the Wii U'

what exactly is it that makes Mario 3D World not a 'proper 3D Mario game'
honest question ... I've played Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxies, - and I don't get what the difference is - is it the length of levels ? needing to go back to them ? Story ? too similar to the 3DS 'Land' game?

Mario 3D World is admittedly more fun in multiplayer, but I genuinely don't understand that a lot of people don't consider it a 'proper 3D Mario' game

For me, it's the levels themselves. Instead of a dozen or so huge, wide-open levels (that are basically small worlds) with numerous goals within them, 3D World is basically just a linear trek through numerous very narrow, focused levels. Huge, huge difference.

Also, no proper overworld. I guess you could weakly argue that the world map is able to be explored, but it pales in comparison to the castle in Mario 64, for example.

Anyway, as for the thread, I'm preordering Switch as soon as I'm able. I'm hoping they open preorders at the end of their January presentation.

Edit: Back to the Mario thing, it also may depend on your entry into the world of "3D Mario." Were you old enough to play Mario 64 when it originally released? Because that's probably what many are going off (including me), because that was Mario's first fully 3D outing. And people tend to compare everything to what came first, so Mario 64 (like it or not) has set down the "rules" for what a 3D Mario should look like (not saying anything else can't be fun, just trying to explain).

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DjLewe78

I will be lining up on day 1 (if there's a cue that is)
I basically asked everyone I know to get me Game vouchers for Xmas, with a small top up from me I should hopefully have enough 2 games and 1 pro controller. But if FIFA 17 is out at launch I may get 2 pro controllers. I will not put up with arguments over who uses the sad puppy!

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biscuitsandtea

It depends.

If there is software I want, and if it will be available at launch is what the deciding factors are.

I might be a bit hesitant getting a new system day one again, considering my Xbox One failed out of the box, my 3DS had the black screen of death a month after purchase. These issues have made me a bit wary about new systems, especially the 3DS issue. I've never had a Nintendo product fail on me so it was quite a shock.

But I can push that aside if the system comes with the games I want as soon as possible.

biscuitsandtea

ninjafox

It really depends on the price and what is announced for launch at the 13th January event but currently I am not planning on getting a Switch at launch.
I see me picking one up later in the year once Breath of the Wild and a few other 1st party games are out.

Whilst I have enjoyed the Wii U I do wonder if Nintendo will drop the Switch quickly if it isn't a success which is putting me off. Luckily I have a PS4 but if I only owned the Wii U I would have had hardly any titles to play last year.

If I don't get a Switch at launch it will be the fist Nintendo system I haven't got on launch day in over a decade.

ninjafox

erv

Getting it at launch. I almost always do.

This time especially, as the use case for it suits me really well. I don't expect nintendo to release even any other system that is not part of the same ecosystem unless things got really bad for them - which, given the social splash it's already making in a positive way, is extremely unlikely.

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