With few exceptions, almost every Switch game has had both home console and handheld play. Next month's Super Mario Party, unfortunately, breaks that trend.
My primary purpose for owning a Switch is it's on-the-go feature. This seems odd to restrict the systems audience for one of it's best-known features.
I think the article got the wording abit wrong. While it doesn’t support handheld mode, it still support portable/tabletop mode. Just remove the joycon from the console and you’re good to go.
Tabletop to me isn't the same as portable mode. There's far fewer situations that you can use it tabletop style. This combined with no Pro controller support is leaning me towards waiting on the game instead of getting it right away.
You can still play it on-the-go without being in handheld mode.
Some of the mini games require motion controls. That makes handheld play impossible. You can still play in tabletop mode though.
They should have made a set of minigames to replace the motion ones while playing in Handheld mode, then. But also the tablet has gyro control anyway, I'm certain not all of the minigames that require motion would be unplayable.
wasn't that a bit obvious with the motion control limitations?
I mean the tablet has gyro, wouldn't that only limit a certain few motion games? The Pro controller also has gyro as well, that should be able to be used too but that's also restricted.
What??? A handheld device that doesn't support handheld mode??????
Misleading, fake title to generate hate.
So you can play it in handheld mode then?
Ciporta1980 Table top mode. It can't physically play handheld due to requiring the joy cons for the mini games. So while the title is technically true, it's very hyperbole.
It's not a handheld it's a "hybrid" device. Or so I was told over and over and over again.
Wait for a hack to make it playable. Whenever, someone saying that Switch is so lame in terms of oerformance fanboys respond with this famous statements "its on the go" "its a portable" "its ahandheld", what about Nintendo calling it a console and now preventing portable mode in their most important game?
Mario party is their most important game? News to me. There already exists games where handheld mode is the only way to play. Now we have one where handheld mode is the only way that can't be played.
It’s the Super Mario 64 DS crew in the thumbnail
The game was shown to have mini-games in tablet mode. So false and second of all. This was expected when it doesn't support the Pro Controller and its a Party game that requires Motion Controls.
🙄 no online for the board games put me off
That a good thing because people will disconnect when they get their star, coin or lose a mini-game
It could have a drop in drop out type of mechanic if someone leaves a cpu could've taken over
I think they should have had custom lobbies for online gaming. Create a lobby to play with my friends in other states/countries. It would have been cool. If they drop out, cpu replaces them. Or the party leader would be able to turn a player to cpu by booting them or something if there is a connection issue. Random online would be annoying.
I was worried about this. Me and my family usually play switch/3DS multiplayer on flights or long trips and I was hoping for a handheld mode.
I usually play table top mode on flights. On long trips that aren't flights, I'm the designated driver.
How is this any different than 1-2-3 Switch? I don’t remember any controversy with that game. Does docked mode allow for non-motion-controlled gaming? If so, I could understand the criticism. If not, this is just clickbait fake news.
Difference is that 1 2 Switch is an awful game, so no harm done. Lol, j/k (sort of). You make a good point.
It's just handheld mode, works in tabletop and docked, not a big issue.
There is no benefit for nintendo to restrict a game to tv mode only...so i assume that if they take the descision...its for the good reason.So not really a bumer for me.
It works in table top mode.
Why is this game even a thing? Jesus Christ Nintendo. They shouldn't even release this game until it has 100% online functionality and be portable. I think I speak for most consumers when I say that I'm SEVERELY disappointed in this game's shortcomings. I really wanna love this game and celebrate it but it just feels so pointless. I'm not going to pick it up, sorry Nintendo.
I hear you. I would have loved custom online Board Games to play with long distance friends. But if it's core gameplay is more like MP2 then I would consider getting it still. If the boards and core gameplay is awesome, then I don't necessarily need online. I'm not planning on playing Mario Party on portable mode anyways.
Half the people in this comment thread just don’t like Nintendo or anything they do. And even more don’t care about Mario Party, but won’t turn down an opportunity to complain about something this silly. Every game can be played portable. This one requires motion controls because Nintendo likes to try to be more interactive. It’s called “innovation” Weirdos
I just want online without restrictions.
What the hell? Thats a huge let down. Passing a joy con to someone and playing this on the go seemed ideal
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