Creator of Mario has listened to the fans outcry and has finally given a reason why 3D world lacks online co-op/multiplayer
I think his reason sucks, but I'm still going to enjoy the game as a single player experience.
Nintendo's explanations to every single of their archaic design choices are always very silly.
"Prease understand" - Iwata.
I don't understand why you're getting disagrees ;)
I have some Japanese friends who can explain it to you if you like.
There is no logical reason for this. 1st party games like this SCREAM for online play. Nintendo is just being lazy or cheap. No excuse can justify this. Nintendo get your damn act together.
Invalid reason, online or not there's still people who brings their friends to play on the couch. On BO2 on WiiU, many many times I see Player and Player(1) in a lobby playing together either on multi or zombies.
the company is lazy. the wiiu is in such a dire state, they need to get this game out the door as fast as possible, so online functionality is out the window. the company is cutting costs, so anything more than merely playable, is a stretch too far.
They're not lazy, they are just weird. I'd agree if none of their upcoming games were online, but that isn't the case at all. They have a number of online Wii U games and the library of online games on 3DS keeps growing. So to say they are "lazy" or "cutting costs" is just absurd. Weird and probably out of touch... those are criticisms I can understand.
It does sound lazy! Nintendo could've added more longevity to this game if they had made it an OPTION to play online multiplayer. There's no excuse for it ;)
I hope you have had the chance to talk to every single Nintendo employee before making a blanket statement. I know you disagree with the company's practices and that's fine, but don't generalize the employees like you know what their lives are like.
Sure nintendo whatever you say
I won't care much if this game ends up being a step back toward the Nintendo we love. If it is a hand-holding, casual, nubfest, I will probably pass on it entirely.
On one hand, I do think this is just out of laziness and wanting to ship the game out. On the other hand, I do LIKE LOCAL MULTIPLAYER. Fewer and fewer games have local multiplayer. The game that stood out to me, that should have had local multiplayer, was Anarchy Reigns. It could've been the next power stone, but NOPE! Online only... I guess it's just old fashioned to have people come over and play games that aren't COD or fighting games...
It may be selfish but I prefer it this way.
I am still buying it for the SP. As much as online would be nice, I wouldn't pass up on a great SP over having no online.
When a Nintendo game does not have online multiplayer is it considered a "gimped" game as non Nintendo games are when they choose to leave off online multi player?
1st party Sony/MS games normally have online multiplayer if there's multiplayer.
I don't think its so much laziness as they just don't care for the online multiplayer right now. I personally much prefer it this way. To be able to have a good night with my friends, seeing there reactions and high fiving when we get past a difficult level will be great. They could have put online multiplayer in of coarse, but I believe the experience would lose much of its impact that way.
I don't understand the obsession with MP, are people that bored with themselves?
Uh, it adds REPLAYABILITY to a game ensuring that I don't waste $60 on a 5 hour story campaign? I'm so sorry the rest of us gamers are years ahead of you hipster Nintendo apologists lmao
I'm old skool, I'm used to simply restarting the game on different settings and see what I missed out the first time but noo that's not good enough for you guys huh...
Because value is totally evaluated by how much time you spend on it.
I dont see why giving people an option to play online is out of there focus. Make it so you can play online, or offline with friends.
Because "Please Understand" that's why! Nintendo is literally putting so many bullets on itself with the way it horribly manages all of these issues.
Yeah that's what I want some douche online calling me a fag for taking a fire flower while the others run as fast as they can to the finish and barely playing the game, yeah that's real fun.
I can't even pretend to be surprised. Nintendo has always shunned online in their games. I'm starting to wonder if they have a bunch of older guys running things over there. They say the goal is to get people in the house to come together and game, which is great...but even the densest person can see that not everyone has people in their household, and those people might like to play multiplayer as well. Including online multiplayer would in no way hinder local play, either. Nintendo has reason for not including this option, but they won't admit it due to embarrassment and, well, being Nintendo.
if it not Mario Kart I dont care
This sounds good in theory, but in actuality, you'd be playing against ten-year-olds who know too many spicy words and want to dash to the finish line as fast as possible.
They should include the option regardless. I don't think this is the game that it would be most effective, but I have already noticed some games that don't include online that should. I hope whoever specifically makes that call is more open to include the option in later games.
My problem with this whole online thing is you can have local and online. Its not that difficult. Not all my friends and family live in the same area. I would love to have an option to play with people locally and people who i cant play with me in the same house
Playing 3D world online would be annoying playing with a bunch of 8 yrs talking shit look on the bright side MK8 and Smash Bros gonna have online that's the games that really matters
I really couldn't care less. FIFA, I want to play online and thrash people from all round the world, Call Of Duty, I wanna play and shoot mo fo's. Mario, I have no interest in playing co op with random strangers.
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