While Nintendo’s service is nearly half the price of other online gaming services, it gives you well less than half the features.
Nintendo really should’ve taken a similar approach to what Sony did with PlayStation Plus when it first released and have it be an optional service cuz Nintendo is in no position to be requiring a subscription service. At least then they could take fan feedback to improve NSO to make it a service that really gives bang for your buck.
"Nintendo isn’t offering enough with their online service" Such an understatement.
It's 20 bucks, you aren't getting the world handed to you on a silver platter...
@phantom You aren't getting anything at all.
@prettygoodgamer What do you want for $20/year? For them to be your personal butler too?
I just know I won't be getting it until Smash bros comes out, and I will cancel if the Smash online is as laggy as it is on the Wii U.
But it’s just $20. How dare you have ask for more in 2018?
I went from "maybe I should give it a chance" to "hell no" as soon as I read that your cloud saves get deleted if you don't renew.
What exactly did you expect? Saves reside on on your Switch as they do now, optional backup in the cloud. You still have your saves if you don't pay for the service. If you want a backup, then you pay, plain and simple. I don't understand why this is an issue for anyone. There is a very small chance that your Switch breaks while you have a laps in the online service. Are you really going to use the cloud save anyway?
Hopefully the service will grow as time goes on.
For $20, I'm OK with the features as offered, I just don't really plan to play anything online and I'm passing on Smash. I have two games that can be played online, Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 2, and I can do without it. My only complaint is that I have to pay $35 just to have online for me and my daughter on the SAME Switch. Not sure I can justify at that price, so I'm going to pass on it altogether. I Hope she doesn't suddenly have the urge to play splatoon 2 again. Which brings up the point Splatoon 3 will live or die by the success of this service. At this rate, it may never happen.
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