rustyshell.com: The addition of the on TV map is a small (and rare) admission from Nintendo that they can (and are willing to) improve their first party titles post release. A good sign for Nintendo fans.
I hope this change of heart will repeat itself with techmo-koei. Hyrule Warriors would benefit big-time from online co-op.
Yep... online co-op should really be Nintendo's thing. They built their reputation on local co-op back in the day, so bringing online co-op/vs to the future would be more important than the typical competitive shooters dominating the other consoles. As for MK8, I want to see some REAL VS maps. The regular tracks for battle mode are lame. I took a lot of crap for saying there wasn't a lot of content for a $60 title, but I still stand by that. Some of the additions coming in the patch (like simple stats) should have been there day 1. I still feel it was worth it though since I got Wind Waker free with it. Doesn't mean I still don't want more content. Excellent game... just needs longer legs.
Yeah the free game was a great idea. Simple stats should for sure have been there on day one, and I really think split lap times should be included too. I would have liked more than 32 tracks, I mean this is the HD era and you're right- there should have been more content than we're used to, especially considering there's no dedicated battle arenas this time.
Fire hopping removed? Give me your 2cents lol
Next I'd like to see proper battle arenas and the option to adjust music and sound effects. Getting rid of the coins in item boxes would be nice too.
Pretty sure they've been improving Pikmin 3 post release too. But yeah. Good to see.
They have been patching games since the Wii u release, as well as some 3ds games. So...
This is good news, actually. I'm glad they're willing to change things post-launch. Just hoping for a decent Battle Mode. (Not that reviewers cared...)
I second that, would love proper Battle Arenas, here's hoping.
Fire hopping is an overrated issue. It's not like snaking where it was nearly impossible to win without it, quit bitching. THE REAL ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED ARE: - actual battle tracks - coins should be removed as an item - being able to hold two items
- I agree with battle maps wholeheartedly. - Partially agree with the coins, although I don't think they should be removed, just appear less frequently when you're in first place. - Disagree totally on holding two items. Being able to hold only one item at a tike actually made the game much more balanced than previous iterations, without eliminating the mayhem and unpredictability completely. The game still has a lot of awesome unfairness going on, of course, but I feel it's more skill-based this time than previous entries in the franchise.
- Battle tracks. Yes. - Coins removed. No - this adds a dynamic to the game which I really enjoy compared to past MKs without it. - Two items. No. Started playing MK7 the other week and much, much prefer having one item; more balance and strategy involved in using an item.
What dynamic? please, explain. I'd prefer they had coin boxes on the track to get a bunch of coins at once instead of taking up item space. Very similar to Crash Team Racing's Fruit Crate
He meant removing the coin ITEMS, not the coins themselves. There's enough coins scattered on the race tracks after all, and they respawn, so I see his point, although I don't completely agree. For me, the coin item doesn't need to be removed, but the game needs to be programmed so that it doesn't appear so frecuently, and less so for whoever is in first place. When you're in first place, you hope to get a red or green shell, or a banana, or a horn... anything you can use defensively. However, most of the times you will get the coin, and that can become a bit annoying sometimes. :P
Every time I play I get in a lobby with about 5 people and it never adds people. People slowly quit but nobody is added until it is just me. Hope they fix it because they turned a fairly boring MP game into a nearly unplayable one.
funny i dont have that problem. and i dont play fairly boring games either. whats the point if its boring? lol nice try dude.
Then it's pretty likely that the problem is on your end, not the game. Check your router settings, maybe you need to open some ports or something. It's absurdly easy to find full 12 player races. At least, 12 player races are the norm for me. Sometimes I will go into a lobby that for some reason keeps has players (5 or 6 like you mentioned, but it pretty rarely gets empty, and usually more players arrive quickly, within one or two races.
Definitely don't have this problem.
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