The Games Cabin: The new update for the Nintendo Wii U exclusive Splatoon is now live and ready to download. Er, actually, scrap that last part - it's already on your game disc.
Forget on disk DLC, on disk updates is the next big thing. ;)
And to think people say wii u isn't next gen...
i wonder if voice chat is also locked on the disk waiting to be released?
Relax people its free.
I would be freaking out if I had to pay for it. But there are no patches because of bugs and this is all free dlc or wherever. Just remember to not abuse this Nintendo. I like my games nice and complete.
Everyone is wondering whether they should be angry or happy about this... or just completely confused. I'm going to go with confused. Even though I have a Wii U, I had no intention of buying this game anyway. At this stage it looks like Mario Kart 8 will remain my only Wii U game for the forseeable future. I bought Smash Bros, but hated it, so I traded it in within a week.
Great decision. I always buy gaming systems to play only one game on them. No better way to spend a few hundred dollars I say...
Nintendo... This is BS! You better not be doing this for any other future games or I will not be purchasing those tittles. Nothing else better not be locked on the disk as well. The only silver lining is we're not being charged for content already on the disk. If we were this would be a whole other problem. As for the content. I like the weapon unlock but I find myself still rocking the Aerospray RG. The Map I'm not a huge fan of. I find it more suitable for Rollers and Chargers. Still nice to have in the rotation though.
My guess is they are trying something new for them. They are trickling in the Game options & content slowly up until E3. This allows more of the user base to experience the game at the same rate. They are trying to keep the best players from distancing themselves from the rest of the pack too soon, so as to let newer players get some practice and learn the game a bit. * I like that they are trying it. Somebody had to at some point, and that company is usually Nintendo. IF anyone can make this little experiment work it's them.
Also please give developers some credit, there are behind the scenes things when creating such a game that have much to do with technicalities, less with mischief. There are companies who charge money to unlock something on your disc out of greed, but this Splatoon stuff is free and I liked the idea to wait til the Splatometer got filled up. Damn hard this ranked battle mode, me finds.
I don't like this.
Forget the black&white point of view, what is good about them doing this?
The updates to the game's content feels more frequent compared to others that take months to release a single map pack, and it's free on top of that. It also smooths the time between now and the updated stuff that we actually WILL have to download.
By generating superficial updates?
Is that somehow an issue, Spotie? Every non-Sony company can do no right according to you.
Yes, it's an issue. How is it NOT? In order to make people FEEL line the game is constantly being upgraded, they're holding back on what's already on the disc? I'm not surprised to see monkeyman defend that, but I know you're only here to stalk me. Tell me: would you be so eager to question someone if Sony were the perpetrator? Of course you wouldn't.
Why would Nintendo intentionally hold back game content only for the sake of it, Spotie? It's likely content that was not fully tested and put most of the code on the disk for shorter update times. Could that ever cross your mind? :/
but but its nintendo they wont do something like this =(
For one they told everyone from day one that there will be additional content dropping at certain times. Two it's free what's the issue. There is a reason for them doing this and maybe it's to test levels for bugs.
I think Nintendo planned this to keep the servers full. They were unsure of the sales potential and didn't want people to discard the game because of a lack of people playing so they decided to slowly roll out features to keep you coming back and playing and matches full if sales of Splatoon were W101 like.
It is certainly weird that the stage was not released originally unless it is exclusive for splat zones. At least they aren't charging and its only been out for 4 days.
They did it to get the game out earlier.
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