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Nintendo Switch Online rant

Post by ericbazinga » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:19 pm

So back in January 2017 Nintendo announced that the Switch would have a paid online service. That got delayed multiple times, and in the meantime everyone got free online service. Well, in last week's Direct they announced the start of the online service this Wednesday, and also made a cuetsy trailer talking about its features. And it was just awful. The YouTube video talking about the online service has about 20k dislikes (triple the amount of likes) and every single comment is talking about how stupid it is. So let's go over its features.
Online Play- With Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus, money from those subscriptions goes towards maintaining multiplayer servers. Nintendo doesn't have any multiplayer servers. It's all peer-to-peer, which is retarded for a number of reasons. Not only does it mean that there's pretty much no way to add basic anti-cheat to games like Splatoon 2 (which are filled with hackers), it also means your game is gonna lag like crazy when someone with a bad internet connection joins. Bad news for Smash Bros players.
NES Games- Hey look, something I'll never use! Also something no one asked for! People have wanted Virtual Console titles, especially GameCube games, on the Switch ever since it was announced. But nope, Nintendo thought we wanted NES games again for the millionth time. You know, the ones you can't emulate on your computer cause Nintendo took down all the ROM sites.
They also announced these special wireless NES controllers, which are just failures. They have JoyCon rails on them so you can dock them on your system and charge them, but they don't lock on for handheld play (which sucks cause that would look really cool). They're $60 A pair (The same price as an NES Classic), ONLY work with the Switch Online NES games, and you can't even buy them unless you have a membership! That's right, you have to pay Nintendo to get the honor of paying them even more!
Save Data Cloud Backup- This is a feature that literally everyone asked for ever since the Switch came out, mainly because people didn't want to lose their progress in Zelda. Well, they added it. But not only is it locked behind the membership paywall, but it excludes certain games, most notably Splatoon 2 and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. They did this because people could use the save data backups to do things like clone Pokemon and change their Splatoon ranking (which, by the way, is easy to do via hacking). This pissed a lot of people off, and it's just not cool.
Voice Chat- YOU STILL HAVE TO USE THE SHITTY PHONE APP FOR VOICE CHAT! The app that is difficult to use and everyone hates it! Literally no one uses it, everyone just uses Discord. But we shouldn't even have to use Discord, voice chat should just be on the system! It's not impossible, Fortnite has it built in. Just add voice chat to the system already instead of making us jump through highly unnecessary loopholes!

So yeah, that's the Switch Online service. It's so bad that even at $20 per YEAR it still feels like a ripoff. I like that Nintendo is different from Sony and Microsoft, but things like online servers and system voice chat is shit that Xbox Live pulled off. The original Xbox Live back in 2004 has a better online service. Can Nintendo just act like a gaming company in the 21st f*cking century?
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Re: Nintendo Switch Online rant

Post by huckleberrypie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:03 am

Typical Nintendo drinking too much sake as usual. If it weren't for their blindly loyal fanboys they would've gone third party or worse by now.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Online rant

Post by SSUPII » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:57 am

ericbazinga wrote:Save Data Cloud Backup- This is a feature that literally everyone asked for ever since the Switch came out, mainly because people didn't want to lose their progress in Zelda. Well, they added it. But not only is it locked behind the membership paywall, but it excludes certain games, most notably Splatoon 2 and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. They did this because people could use the save data backups to do things like clone Pokemon and change their Splatoon ranking (which, by the way, is easy to do via hacking). This pissed a lot of people off, and it's just not cool.
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As soon as your subscription will expire and you don't instantly get a new one all your cloud saves will be deleted or will become unaccessible
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Re: Nintendo Switch Online rant

Post by Powerzone » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:07 am

Story too familiar for those who follow anything Nintendo. The firm knows that it can get away with such a move.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Online rant

Post by huckleberrypie » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:50 pm

Powerzone wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:07 am
Story too familiar for those who follow anything Nintendo. The firm knows that it can get away with such a move.
Because they have their blindly-loyal lemmings at their disposal. :P

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