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iKhan

fed0ra7 wrote:

Wait, this game doesn't use motion controls?

Oh thank God. That is the one thing that would have prevented me from buying.

Just think for a second what you just said. You just said if a game uses motion controls, even as an option, it turns you away. Why is a non-motion control option necessary, but a motion control option is a dealbreaker.

By the way, when did motion controls become so demonized? They were plenty popular all the way up till this generation. I'm not saying there weren't dissenters, but nowadays, it seems like the whole internet is against them.

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Silly_G

I feel like this is such a huge step back. No motion controls whatsoever? Not even in a separate mode? I feel like the only reason why I'm buying this game now is because there's almost nothing else being released for Wii U.

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DefHalan

sillygostly wrote:

I feel like this is such a huge step back. No motion controls whatsoever? Not even in a separate mode? I feel like the only reason why I'm buying this game now is because there's almost nothing else being released for Wii U.

Outside of Xenoblade, Fatal Frame, Yoshi Wooly World, and Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival (ok, that last one might be stretching it. It seems like I am the only one interested in it lol)

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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NintyMan wrote:

This game appears to cost $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16878190606

The Nintendo UK store also has it at 40 along with pre-order bonuses of a Mario plush and a tennis ball with the game's logo on it.

I've see this reported on a few sites. Another site was speculating that there is NO online play, which is why it is $40. Can anyone confirm this?

Just checked the Nintendo site and it appears it may not. http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/msZC4FMICaEO3icy3OX1trit...

It has the Nintendo Network logo on the box, but it only mentions multiplayer between family and friends. If you want online tennis, maybe pick up the Wii Sports Tennis game lol.

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I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Blue_Blur

I wasn't a big fan of the chance shots in Open, so I don't think I'll ever get this game. I'm hoping that this game does better than Open, but I don't think it'll beat Power Tennis. If I'm ever in the mood to play tennis, I'll just play Power Tennis; that game is super fun!

One thing that I loved about Power Tennis that Open didn't have was an awesome intro cutscene. Power Tennis' intro was super funny with Wario and Waluigi! Open's intro was just boring and a huge disappointment to me after the seeing Power Tennis' intro. Right when I turned on Open for the first time and saw the cutscene, I knew I already liked Power Tennis more because it's intro. The chance shots didn't help me like it anymore, either. Power Tennis is the best Mario Tennis game, in my opinion.

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Now, as a huge fan of Mario Tennis 64 and Mario Power Tennis (the latter being my favourite Mario sports game), I was naturally excited upon hearing that there would be a new console Mario Tennis game. As I have stuck to playing Mario Tennis on the consoles though, I have never played Mario Tennis Open, and have recently been hearing quite a few worries for this game in regards to the quality of Mario Tennis Open.

So as someone who has not played Mario Tennis Open I'd like to ask; what was so bad about Mario Tennis Open that is causing people to be concerned for Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash?

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OorWullie

If this doesn't have online I'll be really disappointed.I was looking forward to this but I play my Wii U by myself mostly so if true then there's no point in me getting it as I can't see it having a deep single player experience either way.If it's not there then it's a ridiculous decision for a home console game like this in 2015,especially when the handheld version had it.

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Octane

I usually don't mind if a game with a focus on single player has no online play; Star Fox, Pikmin, Mario, etc. But if Mario Tennis doesn't have online play that would be disappointing.

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dazzybee

What's the discussion, of course it will have online play... The 3DS version did. This WILL have it. My main worry is will it be as limited as the 3DS version or will it allow for 5 set epic matches? The 3DS version was almost like a beat em up, quick fire games best of 3. It's fun, but it's not what makes tennis so great!!

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@DiscoGentleman: This is true... But SURELY!!

As for this not being bare bones... the fact we haven't seen anything since E3 (and even then barely anything) is a hugee cause for concern. I really enjoyed 3DS version, that with lots more options will be fine with me. Turn off the special abilities and such, make the games as long as we want etc.

I just fear a direct port with the stupid mushrooms (which look awful) added in.

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@DiscoGentleman: Well we've seen a fair amount of Mario Maker, and Happy Home Designer and Splatoon is always getting lots of coverage. We didn't see much of Zelda, got a huge delay, didn't see much of Star Fox, delayed. I think not seeing much of a game IS a cause for concern. If it was feature filled and amazing I think we'd hear more about it. Not even hands on from gaming publications.

You don't have to "hate" that I think that. Just an opinion.

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VanillaLake

Mario Power Tennis (GameCube) was great but Mario Tennis Open was a letdown. It looks rushed like many other 3DS games like Mario Kart 7, Paper Mario Sticker Star, Super Mario 3D Land... Hopefully, this Wii U Mario Tennis is better.

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octoman2611

I've always been the type to be a bit sniffy about Mario sports titles but having played this recently at the Nintendo UK tour thingy I'm actually considering it. There's plenty of other deeper games to satisfy me this holiday period so a lighter game like this will go down well I think. I was impressed by how simple and fun it was.

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jariw

dazzybee wrote:

@DiscoGentleman: Well we've seen a fair amount of Mario Maker, and Happy Home Designer and Splatoon is always getting lots of coverage. We didn't see much of Zelda, got a huge delay, didn't see much of Star Fox, delayed. I think not seeing much of a game IS a cause for concern. If it was feature filled and amazing I think we'd hear more about it. Not even hands on from gaming publications.

You don't have to "hate" that I think that. Just an opinion.

Star Fox has been showed at numerous places and covered by the press during the past months (such as E3, Gamescom, PAX Prime) up until the announced delay of the title.

Splatoon is the exception in the Wii U software catalog, in that it got an 8-month marketing campaign prior to to release. However, not much was actually known about the final qualities of Splatoon until it was finally shown to the press in March 2015.

AFAIK, nothing was shown of Mario Kart 8 (except at E3 2013) until three months prior to release.

Until the 50-facts Extravaganza video for Smash for Wii U (one month before the release), very little was known about Wii U-specific things in Smash. Prior to that video, many gamers thought it would be not much different to the 3DS version.

And so on...

If you have concern about a future Nintendo title, it's IMO much better to look at the track records of the producer/director of the game and the company that creates the software, than to make assumptions based on Nintendo's marketing campaigns. A game not created by any of the EAD/Platinum/Good-Feel/Retro studios is always a risk regarding quality IMO.

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Silly_G

dazzybee wrote:

I just fear a direct port with the stupid mushrooms (which look awful) added in.

That's what I've been afraid of since day one. I was tremendously disappointed with Open, so seeing that Ultra Smash will be recycling much of the same mechanics (and animations) was really off-putting for me. I'll wait for a review.

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the_great_uniter

If Nintendo sells it for 40 dollars, I am probably going to buy it once the dollar is not so overpriced compared to my currency. The game looks fun!

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Souldin

Still really looking forward to this game, and still really wanting to know what characters will be included in the game.

@NintyMan: The lack of cutscenes for winning cups sounds very disappointing. I also see what you mean by the roster, not only are the newcomer additions rather dull, but the game lacked my main character; Shy Guy. It's quite disappointing to see that Mario Tennis Open's best addition looks to have been either the Mii or Luma.

Hopefully there will be plenty of winning cup cutscenes and a decent roster in this latest instalment. I'd be really happy to see a lengthy story mode like the handheld versions have had; as I've only played the console versions of the Mario Tennis series I've never experienced said story modes.

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DreamyViridi

Y'know, Open was a nice game by itself but when I think of Mario Tennis; I think of Mario Power Tennis. That game's content and presentation (emphasis on the latter) was amazing. To this day, very little beats that game's opening cut scenes and blooper reel. If Ultra Smash puts extra effort in that regard and provides as much as a console game should, it can't go wrong.
The blooper scenes always crack me up. XD

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Rexcalibr

DreamyViridi wrote:

Y'know, Open was a nice game by itself but when I think of Mario Tennis; I think of Mario Power Tennis. That game's content and presentation (emphasis on the latter) was amazing. To this day, very little beats that game's opening cut scenes and blooper reel. If Ultra Smash puts extra effort in that regard and provides as much as a console game should, it can't go wrong.
The blooper scenes always crack me up. XD

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