Nintendo’s new cardboard Switch toys are going to change the game.
They aren’t games, they are tech demos at best. Wii sports all over again. I have no doubt it will sell, the cost to profit ratio is through the roof. I however, will spend my money on real games.
fair enough, this product isn't aimed at everyone anyways.
Don't get why people are quick to hate on this and slam Nintendo for even thinking about the idea. This is actually a case where the 'if you don't like it, don't buy it' saying should be used. It's not like Labo is being forced on us or is an integral part of the Switch's future. You can perfectly game on the Switch without spending a penny on Labo. If it's a success, great for Nintendo's bank account, if not the naysayers get to sleep better at night I guess. It's not that big a deal.
personally I love the fact that Nintendo is doing this. People will mock them and say that it's stupid or they don't get it, but at least Nintendo is trying to give us different experiences. I will give Sony some credit for at least bringing VR to the console world but it's not like it was their idea, VR on PC has been around longer. But aside from that MS and Sony are content with just giving us a box that's tethered to your TV where you sit down and play a game. Nothing has changed in the 30+ years I have been gaming. Nintendo decided they didn't want you gaming in front of your TV all the time, so here comes the gameboy. Nintendo decided they didn't want you to always sit on your butt to play games, so here comes the Wii. Nintendo decided they didn't want you to have to choose between a console or a handheld, so they gave us the Switch. I love that they are challenging our conventional ways of playing. I have an i7-8700k + 1080ti gaming PC along with my PS4 Pro. I don't need Nintendo to follow suit. When I showed my 5 year old son the robot suit part he went nuts. I just had to preorder that for him. It's these sorts of things that get us talking, that make us realize what the core mechanic of gaming is... to just have fun, regardless of how silly you might look doing it. Fun isn't about looking cool, or pumping out the most polygons. It's about forgetting the world and letting your imagination run rampant. Being a kid again, or for some of us older folk, a kid at heart. I say this is a welcome change and I can't wait to see what sorts of things we get to create with them. That being said, I fully understand it's not for everyone. But ironically the bulk of the people bashing it are ones who don't even own a Switch anyways. So they weren't going to enjoy it in the first place.
People mock everything. You dont think Sony and PS4 is not mocked over?? i get that your a nintendo fan and give way more credit to nintendo than it is like saying Nintendo dont want you stuck to tv so gameboy, dont want you stuck on your sofa so Wii, dont want you to choose so switch. I have predicted earlier Back in 2015 about Nintendo releasing a new console and Spot on I said its a Hybrid and i am right. im still digging my comment. Anyway Nintendo is that company who will always think something whether gimmicky or not to set them apart which is a good thing. I was once a Nintendo fan believe it or not but they lost me when the Wii launched. Sure its different motion gaming. But after contemplating i thought it was a fad and it is with kinect and move gone and the Failure of the Wii-U. I love my SNES, N64, Gameboy Color and Gamecube. I said no to PSone. then came the Wii. I just simply cannot ignore games like Metal gear 4, Resident evil 5,6, GTA 4, Dragon age, Batman arkham Asylum, Uncharted, God of war, Heavy rain etc. which i cannot play on a Wii and the Graphics of the wii was just a slight upgrade over the gamecube so no 3rd party. I love mario and Zelda but I can only choose 1 console due to time and money. If ever Nintendo released a hardware that would rival a PS4 and the graphics of mario, zelda and metroid are uncharted like plus full 3rd party support then Nintendo will win another Fan in me and ill say its Game Over for competitors. Imagine playing mario and games like witcher 3 on same console?? That would be insane!!. But Nintendo nowadays went with the safe route such as portability which sacrificed power and thus switch was born. Sorry for the long comment, just want that out of my chest LOL. But i have nothing but good things to say about Nintendo exclusives like Mario Odyssey, Its amazing saw it up close on an HDTV, and Zelda, although I would have wished they stop using the Cel shaded look. Twilight Princess for me is the best looking Zelda still with a mature link and the graphics really made use of the gamecube, then Xenoblade 2. And its also a big help switch is getting 3rd party even if they are few like NBA 2k18, Doom, LA noire etc. But nintendo still needs alot more to convince me to buy their system again. Mario and Zelda wont be enough.
This looks like those Sharper Image tablet accessories that you see on shelves at Walmart around Christmas time they're try kids. They're right next to the fake VR headsets like Dinosaur Adventures or whatever. They just look really cheap and they're really expensive. But if I were Nintendo I would create a Nintendo Loot Crate every month that would include a Labo creation kit, a toy or a t-shirt, an indie game, plus other random Nintendo chachkas. That would be worth maybe 30 bucks a month I think it makes so much more. I used to love getting Loot Crates even though they get extremely expensive.
"Don't get why people are quick to hate on this and slam Nintendo for even thinking about the idea." I don't hate them for it, Outside. I don't hate Fisher-Price for making plastic toys for toddlers either. I just have no interest in them. I don't buy game systems to make things out of cardboard.
♦ " I don't hate them for it, Outside. I don't hate Fisher-Price for making plastic toys for toddlers either. I just have no interest in them. I don't buy game systems to make things out of cardboard. " ♦ Ok Mr. Wise guy, you know what I mean. First off, if you want to get technical I never said you or anyone hated Nintendo. I said "quick to hate on this" which implies hating on Labo, not Nintendo Second, you say you have no interest? Cool because that was exactly the point of my comment. You don't like, then don't but it. Simple. Last but not least, your "I don't buy game systems to make things out of cardboard" is another point my comment was addressing. I am quite sure that Nintendo is perfectly fine if you bought the Switch WITHOUT the intention of making things out of cardboard. . . crazy I know. There are plenty of game already out and more incoming for you to play on the system. Labo doesn't affect that all.
They are mini-games and simple creation tools so you can make your own stuff to come to life. It's also not meant for you and they straight out said that. It's FOR KIDS and there is nothing wrong with that. It's not for me either, I'm certainly not buying this but seeing the possibilities for kids is awesome.
You don't create anything it's almost pre built. All you can do is colour it in
On that I agree. Kids will likely eat this up.
bolimekurac More kids own an Xbox and PS4.
Real games?????Define what a game is?
They're tech demos, huh? So you've played them? You know exactly what they're going to be already? You might be right, but Nintendo has a pretty good history of making charming, engaging games and have been hitting it out of the park lately. I'll tell you, comparing it to Wii Sports, a game most people played to death, isn't helping your argument.
masterpiece as in „the next audacity and ripping move of nintendo“? then you‘re right.
Nintendo could literally sh** in a box and people would spin it as the next big thing. Really excited about the Switchs future. Would love some online network details soon, but this, I'm just not buying this.
Its for kids. It was announced as that, and they even said it BEFORE the announcement. I wouldn't buy it for myself either, but my 8 year old daughter would love this. I donxt know that I would call it the next big thing either, but there's also nothing wrong with making things strictly for kids either.
My kids would probably love this too, but regardless of who it's for.... it's still cardboard. Just not interested rn
Saying its just cardboard is drastically oversimplifying it. There is software involved and games to play in that software. Thats like saying that our consoles are just plastic and circuitry when they do so much more than that.
Plastic is a higher quality material than cardboard.
Yes. Plastic is higher quality. But would you spend $400 on a console made of plastic that didn't do anything? No of course not. This is isn't just a piece of cardboard. Its got the cut outs to make the objects then the software. For $70. Its essentialmy the price of a game with a little extra for the cardboard and cutouts. Again. Big difference.
I'll stick to my original statement. Nintendo could sh** in a box and people would defend it as the highest quality shit you could buy You seem to be one of these people. To each their own I love my Nintendo Switch. I'm excited about it's future, but LABO is not for me. You seem to be trying to convince yourself rather than convince others. I get the promise behind it, but it's cardboard... And the asking price is too steep. I'm sure it'll sell buckets regardless. If Nintendo's next console pumps out 8k visuals and beams me into the game but is made of cardboard I'm still going to be skeptical. No need to be so defensive about this.
The games will be drab mini games. After you use it once what do you do?
Throw the cheap cardboard junk into the trash.
Worth more than your existence.
I'd be ashamed of anyone that bought this. It's as bad as one of those stupid fingerlings. Smh.
You're just mad because you're too old and manly to ask your mum for this as a birthday gift. Just ask for cash or a gift card and you can buy it without letting anyone know how cute you are.
I am very cute... And thanks for that. I only mean it's a bad purchase because it's appears to be a cheaply made fad object. Much like the fingerlings, or fidget spinners, or tickle me Elmo, or beanie babies, or cabbage patch kids, or any of those ridiculous fad things. I think that's what they are trying to do with it. If my 16 year old son bought one, I would honestly be embarrassed for him.
Those things don't actually have a function though. These toy-cons do. And yeah a 16yo will probably say screw it. My son is 6 so I'm excited to watch him build some of these things. Apparently the piano can take two hours to build and has knobs for tone and effects, which IMO is pretty darn cool. Now imagine a new Mario Maker that can use these. Lots of cool possibilities.
Well that just means it's not your type of game plus if it's not your type of game then you have a right to be mad so to speak just like cod, spiderman, gta and others are not my type of game but millions of others like them. Don't like it cool let others enjoy it though really is that simple.
I'm not mad... I do think they are trying to separate gamers from their cash with a cheaply made thing that is designed to be a fad. Don't get me wrong.... I am fully in the to each their own camp, but I would be embarrassed for my 16 year old son if he bought one.
It's not designed for 16 year olds though and that's fine if you think that as we all think different
This not for me. That's that. I don't hate it, I love the creativity, but I get this type of creativity in games already without clutter or really expensive price tags. I'd consider this if I had a kid who was still a kid, but the price tag will always be a consideration. It's in fact my biggest issue with it Someone else here brought up doing a loot box of this and that's a good idea. Loot boxes already have cardboard designs built in some months and they're reasonably priced overall.
No, it's far from a "masterstroke", this is nothing more than cheap cardboard trash sold at huge ripoff prices. Who would honestly pay $70+ for some cheap flimsy cardboard trash? Why is Nintendo constantly trying to release poor gimmicks in the gaming industry? Unbelievable.
This is not a gimmick. It is a demographic that PS4 is missing.
Sorry is a gimmick
Agreed, cardboard doesn't last and is cheap as dirt. To sell cardboard at $60.00 or more is a rip-off
Sorry,..the cardboard, is not 60 or more..
You do know there is software that goes with this right so development and RND has gone into it to.
In Japan the Nintendo Switch is going to overtake PS4 in sales with Labo.
What happens when you finish with it and have to unfold everything and play in your switch again? The cardboard won't last you would have to buy more. Nintendo have ripped off Nintendo fans always and they can't see it
You can play with cardboard right now for free. It just feels too gimmicky fun for 20-30 minutes and cardboard lacks durability. Is too expensive for something that gets thrown away everyday. If it was plastic then it would of been perfect.
Its not really that revolutionary...its accessories/peripherals....jus t made with cardboard...you trying to tell me game accessories didnt exist before this? The wii had them....but because its made from cardboard and will be overpriced its somehow better.... wtf yall Only think I hope is that it doesnt distract nintendo from moving up the ladder. The switch is having progress but hopefully doesnt get sidetracked by cardboard...
I keep hearing that "it's about creativity", and correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you just building something from a template? You're not actually creating anything original. It's not creative to assemble IKEA furniture, and neither is this.
I haven't commented on N4G for a while, been busy with life and playing games in my free time like HZD, Wipeout OC, TLG, R&C, my Switch (got Zelda, Mario, S2, SM+R:KB and MK8 DX so far), but it seems a common thing for the Labo Naysayers to ignore that there are games in each bundle. This is certainly not just cheap Cardboard, the Variety Kit includes 5 different games, each a kit you can make, with other parts included and a game card. The Robot set seems very intricate and also has a game card. Personally I think it's great Nintendo are trying this out, as it merges the construction toy, hands on interactive medium with video games, I definitely would have loved this growing up and if the games are fun enough I'd consider giving the variety kit a go. I have a tonne of other kinds of games, Labo adds a new dimension. Bayonetta, DKTF, Kirby, Yoshi and all the other games Nintendo have announced will all provide great variety to Switch's lineup, not sure why people feel the need to hate. We don't even know the full picture surrounding Labo yet, even for the only two packages Nintendo have announced for the initiative. It's clear Labo isn't just cardboard though!
Because it's Nintendo and anything they do is going to be praised.
Wii U was not praised. Virtual Boy was not praised. E-reader was not praised. Amiibo festival was not praised. 3DS launch price was not praised. 2DS was not praised. Sticker Star and Color Splash were not praised by fans. Switch online app is not praised. The decision to not bring Mother 3 to the west is not Praised. Wii music was not praised. I could go on.
lol. I use Popsicle sticks myself to build Switch gadgets. :D
I just find it funny there are people online who waste their time posting online how angry they are about cardboard and yes I realize the irony of my post. I'm indifferent overall. Nintendo found an educational thing for kids. Cool. PS1 had an edutainment thing for PS1 in the 90s. SEGA had Pico. It's a very specific market. It's not aimed at me or just about anyone who reads these sites. This is something parents and teachers will use with kids. Chill out, people.
I think it's going to be one of those things that once you try it you'll get it and see the potential. Don't get me wrong I'm skeptical, but i can see something special in Labo.
Please don't get it wet and keep the birds ,cats and dogs away.
I'm sorry, but do any of you or half of you people that comment on here put any thought in what your going to say before you post...do you think Nintendo's R&D department just said, "grab that empty cereal box and make a fishing rod out of it....it worked WOW..now sale it" lol People, there are different grades of cardboard...you think thier just going to use crap cardboard, besides once these toys are built the only bend or movements are designed strictly for that matter alone...unless "little John doe" just decides to say fck it and bend the cardboard fishing rod in half for no reason then yeah...he's fcked lol I game on all consoles, not just Nintendo...but for children to be able to have an experience in gameing that possibly get an interest in maybe becoming a future developer someday and just might make something revolutionary or innovative in gameing just by playing and interacting with a cardboard toy they had when they were younger is a good thing...an quite impressive...Imo P.s. and I'm sure we're going to have a regular Nintendo Direct coming sooner or later for us older gamers letting us know about the online and future games on the horizon...jeesh people
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