For those of you hunting bargains this Cyber Monday, Ubisoft has thrown its hat into the ring with some discounts in the North American Switch eShop, with a couple of Just Dance discounts also arriving on Wii U.
We don't think there are any knockout deals here, but they could be tempting for those seeking something new to play this week - all discounts are live until 4th December, with prices below in US dollars.
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - $40.19 (normally $59.99)
- Just Dance 2018 - $35.99 (normally $59.99)
- Just Dance 2017 - $35.99 (normally $59.99)
- Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition - $26.79 (normally $39.99)
- UNO - $6.69 (normally $9.99)
- Monopoly for Nintendo Switch - $26.79 (normally $39.99)
Wii U eShop
- Just Dance 2018 - $35.99 (normally $59.99)
- Just Dance 2017
That's the lot, are you tempted by any of those deals?
Once Monopoly gets a sub-$15 price drop I'll pick it up.
These are actually fairly decent discounts, although I’m not interested in any of them.
Okay deals, but let's see what Christmas has. Maybe they'll be better.
Just Dance ?
That's a worthwhile price for Rayman.
Rayman and Monopoly were both $19.99 over the weekend. And pretty easy to get (I snagged Rayman as a gift)
I missed Disgaea 5 for $19 - Ended up only finding it for $35. Kingdom Battle is good at $40.
If you haven't played Mario+Rabbids, do it. Its a great game and even better with $20 off.
All things considered these aren't terrible. Not bad Ubisoft.
Can I ask where the resident Irishman went? I have noticed a distinct lack of him around.
I can't speak for all of them, but Rabbids and Rayman were respectively $30 and $19 physically on Amazon for Black Friday. Couldn't resist Rayman for that price.
I really don't feel like dancing right now...I have the other two games that matter on that list already. I have rayman on Wii U so I'm not missing out.
Maybe I will get uno
I don't know why, but I am not tempted to download any games on Switch that I can buy at retail. That's a decent price for Mario + Rabbids, but when I do (eventually) pick it up (after Skyrim and Doom), it will be on a card.
Monopoly's still a bit too much for me, but I might get Uno. I always liked Uno.
Is it me or is it too little too late? I mean, I would've bought Mario + Rabbids for sure. Since it wasn't on sale, I bought Flame in the Flood and Rocket League.
I gotta say, Rocket League is way more interesting than I was expecting.
I'll waltz away from the Wii U discounts, thanks.
I'd probably consider Mario + Rabbids if I had a Switch.
I wish I would have held off on Uno. I bought that 2 weeks ago.
Got monopoly. Rocket league is a pretty good game. Was worth the few bucks I paid.
I really need to add Mario + Rabbids to my Switch lineup.
I never did get Mario and rabbits kingdom battle...
Can I ask where the resident Irishman went? I have noticed a distinct lack of him around
Maybe he finally got a Switch and actually has a surplus of games to fill his time now 😉
Got Rayman on Thursday for $20 at Walmart. Stood in line for 45 minutes to check out. Would have also gotten M+R but didn’t realize it was on sale for $30 until I’d left the chaos that was Black Friday shopping (also got a 65" TV).
I like Rayman a lot, but I’m not a fan of any of the levels where I have to constantly stop running to use Murphy. So far I think I liked Origins better. Still a great game, though. I love the art style.
@JaxonH @IndieLink I'm sure he's been here. He just hasn't been commenting because so many people have chastised him for his pessimistic Switch opinions. He'll be back in due time.
Not that I’m interested in just dance at all, but how does Ubi justify the same exact price on the Switch for both the 2017 and 18 iterations?? What a poo for those that are interested!! Booo!
Sweet, finally gonna pull the trigger on Mario Rabbids.
Yep, just got Rayman Legends for that price. I was a little uncomfy about paying the $40, despite being an amazing game for me.
Part of me wants monopoly and uno and maybe rayman
@BanjoPickles You and me are the exact opposite when it comes to downloads. I can’t bring myself to buy any retail games because they’re all easily downloadable.
I wish they made demo for Mario + Rabbids. I'm not into strategy games but I think I might like this one. The discounted price is still too high of a gamble though.
Believe me, it's tempting! I scroll through what's available, and I have to slap my hand ("don't download LA Noire, you goon! Download Golf Story or Thimbleweed Park because you can't get them in stores").
I think why I'm so resistant to downloading, at least on Nintendo hardware, is because of N's archaic policy of locking downloads to consoles instead of accounts. I can't tell you how many games I lost when I sold my Wii U to fund my Switch. 😞
Want to say I highly recommend Mario + Rabbids for that price - and if you go back to my comments on the game before release, you will see I was a bit... skeptical... about it, despite gameplay footage. A friend convinced me to get it at release though, agreed he’d play it with me and I figured it could be so bad it was good... it was actually good. Now, I HATE the Rabbids, like I downright abhor them and that hasn’t changed, most of the “humor” in this game was lost on me, but the game has enough to redeem it and make it well worth $40. The story was mediocre at best but there was a few genuinely clever moments and some good enemy and boss designs... but the gameplay is where this shines.
The skill tree is fun to upgrade and it actually matters how you spec your characters - for each character I can find a couple ways you can spec them as you play through the story, giving flexibility while also not letting you just spec them willy nilly. For better or for worse, the game FORCES you to use Mario and at least one Rabbid in every mission (outside of the buddydrome, an optional co-op challenge mode), but despite the mild annoyance it’s balanced like this - being limited to 3 characters per battle, these means you can only use one of the other Mushroom Kingdom characters (Luigi, Peach, or Yoshi) and there’s some surprisingly OP combos you could’ve done with them. The playable Rabbids are relatively quiet in battle so you don’t have to focus too heavily on them being Rabbids. Only complaint for the characters is that Mario seems weak - like always, he’s “average” in most ways, lacking many strengths and weaknesses (he does have his signature stomp attack), and honestly it’s more helpful for a character have HAVE strengths and weaknesses, by late game Mario just can’t do enough helpful and it comes down to your other two party members.
Speccing characters is fun though and they can do ridiculous things late game (barring Mario), if you spec a character incorrectly you can reset their skill tree with no penalty (you get the points right back and can immediately change how they’re built), and the battles themselves are just the right amount of challenging once you get past the first world or so. There’s a decent amount of extra content (which is usually rewarding to do as it lets you get more orbs for your skill trees). And it takes a lot of the best parts of XCOM - remember how in XCOM you could shoot someone point blank with heavy weaponry and it was 99% accurate so sometimes it could somehow miss despite the gun being shoved up their butt? Yeah, none of this here, if someone has no cover it’ll always hit, if someone has partial cover it will his 50% of the time, and if someone has full cover it will always miss. There’s some RNG but for the most part, the battles come down to whether you have a solid strategy.
Basically if you like strategy games at all, it’s not too hard to ignore the Rabbids and bad story because you get a good amount of content and it’s fun. For $40 I think this is a steal; I went from despising this game before release to hoping for a sequel someday.
@Vriess if you don’t like strategy games, you probably won’t like it, its strong quality is its gameplay. The story is pretty bad and its humor hit and miss. It’s a great strategy game but if you don’t like that genre... I doubt this one would change your mind. And if you were hoping it’s not too difficult, it can get pretty tough by the end, and this is coming from a fan of old school Fire Emblem (in this case, grinding isn’t an option, if you hit a roadblock you pretty much need to just sit there and figure out what sort of strategy will work, which in a way is good because it’s all beatable without sitting around and grinding or finding out you l leveled up ge wrong characters, but... it’s a pure strategy game). Don’t mean to discourage you though, if you think you would like it then by all means, just don’t want you going in expecting more than a turn based grid strategy game.
Rayman is tempting but I can’t do it, money is tight enough right now as it is, I have plenty of games, and if I really wanted to play Legends again I could hook up my Wii U. :-/
@ShadJV It's really not worth it. You'll just get it, be giddy you have it on the Switch for 15 minutes, then realize "oh wait this is the game I already own"
Sale is good...gotta say it made me realize they've put quite a few games on it so far. I got the ones I wanted before and during black Friday, but Ubisoft as well as Bethesda earned some support this year in my eyes.
@Nintendoforlife I mean I’d 100% it again, I always do when I buy remakes, but right now I have enough games that, I agree, it’s not worth it. I mean, I’m loving Ultra Moon and, a little over halfway through, there’s not much I’ve seen that’s new, I don’t mind remakes whether they add some content or are identical... once again though, with money as tight as it is, I’d just regret it if I bought it right now.
@ShadJV More power to you haha. Once I 100% a game I never want to speak of it again.
@Nintendoforlife I’m trying to get better at replaying games. My roommate buys like one game every two months, plays it a dozen times, and goes back and plays five others games he’s already played through before even considering another game. Meanwhile I play through a game completely and then don’t touch it again until it gets a remake 5 years later and I play through it again. It’s not that he has more free time than me, I just don’t replay my games much and I really should. And should use remakes as an excuse to do so when I still have the original (I like the idea of having every game on one dedicated console but obviously that’s ridiculous).
Might grab UNO.
My GF and I have UNO on DSiWare, but if the Switch version is cross-compatible with PS4, I might buy it on both systems.
@BanjoPickles all you had to do was unlink you account from your wiiu before you sold it and relink if you get a new wiiu later and you would be able to download them.
@BanjoPickles The digital purchases are connected to your Nintendo ID (on Wii U and Switch), not to the console.
Meanwhile in Europe...
I'm fairly certain that someone got me Mario + Rabbids on Black Friday. I won't know until Christmas.
@ShadJV I found Mario to be infinitely more useful than Peach, even with her healing, Hero Sight is way too good of an ability to be wasted on her shotgun. I tend to rock Luigi and either Rabbid Mario or Rabbid Luigi and use the Rabbids as tanks with the Vampire status to get huge healing.
@Indielink @JaxonH He did get a Switch. He tweeted a screenshot of his shipping notification. Usually he just tweets pics; it's oddly compelling.
Since I'm a digital purchase kind of guy, this made me happy considering I was going to buy Rayman and Mario+Rabbids anyway. Went ahead and purchased!
Thanks for your explanation. I guess you're right that I might not like it. I played XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the PC and although it feels like a good game, it stopped playing after about 2 hours or so. Still, the lightheartedness of Mario+Rabbids appeals to me. I might buy a used copy in the future and resell it if I really don't like it.
@Vriess probably a good choice. Sadly there likely won’t be a demo (there would’ve been one by now I think, knowing Ubisoft) but idk how well it’s demo, part of the fun is building your skill tree with requires a fair bit of content - they could maybe do up to area 1-5 but idk if that had much upgrading (if any) yet. And once again, it’s purely a strategy game, playing a character that doesn’t have a tree you invested in can feel cheap or frustrating. It may seem lighthearted and in story is mostly is, but the gameplay is hardcore. There’s a small possibility you’ll like it because if the Mario+Rabbids skin but there’s a higher chance you’ll lose interest because it’s basically XCOM... and the story isn’t particularly interesting, it literally exists just to give you a reason to be playing a XCOM game with a Mario and Rabbids. At best, if you want to just make sure you can experience the best moment of the game, google the 3rd boss battle. It’s not the gameplay that shines there, it’s just an honestly clever character.
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