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Is Nintendo Serious About Online?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by laderer5, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    Voice your opinion and discuss wether Nintendo is trying their best or just trying to put out the least amount of effort into making online for the Wii.


    :IMO: I see Nintendo is not really trying to implement online successfully into their games. 1 point is that their friend codes are just a bunch of crap. Little kids should have parental control or shouldnt even be buying games rated T or M. Allow Friend codes for Pokemon ect.
    I hope they clean up their act and release a headset and perfect Brawl's online before it comes out.
     
  2. drunk_duck

    drunk_duck The Neek

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    Ninty is obviously not putting 100% effort into online stuff. However, it's still there for the people who want to use it. I personally couldn't care less about online stuff, but i know there is a lot of gamers who like to play online.

    I think if Ninty want to keep up their success then they should focus more on online play.
     
  3. mrguitar92

    mrguitar92 WiiChat Member

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    "Ninty"...
    aren't you cool!
     
  4. AtomicB

    AtomicB Status: Idle

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    I'd be more mad if their online service wasn't free. You know, some of us don't have jobs, yet. With all those online perks comes the money needed to maintain them.

    All the money I DO make needs to go towards the games. I had to trade in Resident Evil 4 and Super Paper Mario to get Super Mario Galaxy! I wouldn't be able to afford Nintenlive.

    But, if the online remained free... That's another story.
     
  5. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    I find it frustrating that so many games come out simultaneously for the XBox 360 and PS3 and Wii, and will advertise "Online play for the Xbox and Playstation versions" implying "but not for you poor Wii users". I mean, what the hell? It's obviously there in the game, obviously the developer wants to offer it. Why is Nintendo being such a roadblock here? LEGO Star Wars comes to mind... just watch the trailer on IGN.

    The Wii has online ability. Nintendo needs to stop being a jerk and let it happen.
     
  6. JPJ526

    JPJ526 killstr3ak on xbox live

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    I don't think so.

    And it's unfortunate. I really enjoy playing games online, and that's where the 360 and even the PS3 exceed the Wii substantially.

    I really enjoy the gameplay of the Wii, but until they come out with some impressive online play - I'm not going to be bragging about it to my xbox friends.
     
  7. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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  8. devitek

    devitek Holy Trinity of Nintendo

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    Right now, online play isn't high on my list. I can take it or leave it. I've had MOHH2 for like a week now and haven't gone online with it yet. Of course, I also picked up Galaxy, Zack and Wiki, and RE:UC all at about the same time.

    From what I see, though, online play caters more to the hardcore gamer than it would to the casual one. Since the system is still being targeted to the casual gamer, online capabilities have taken a back seat.

    Online is not essential to the longevity of this system, period. It would help boost sales a bit, but right now they really don't need it. I can see it happening in the future, but it's never going to be as prolific as it is for the 360 and PS3.
     
  9. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    i think brawl will be a good indicator of where nintendo REALLY wants to take their online gaming. until this happens, or some third party does the one two punch of an actual solid game with stellar online gameplay, then i think nintendo will continue on the path its on. however i dont see how its possible to have brawl be such a massive title and not have good online, sans friend codes, and how can they expect to have FC's when their boasting 16 player online races for mario kart?? something's gotta give.
     
  10. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    I disagree. We are an online, interconnected society now. Online is essential to the longevity of the system, from both a perception standpoint and a practical one. People are asking for it, and getting louder and louder.

    Also, online increases the longevity of a given game. Being online allows for unlimited replayability with continuously varied opponents/scenarios. It's in the interest of game makers to have every game entrench itself into the mindshare of users as much as possible before they make the sequel. Online allows for this. Granted not every game lends itself to online, but many do. I live alone... I'd rather play Mario Party 8 against random online humans than the game's built-in AI any day. A generic FPS mode of Metroid Prime 3 would be interesting and make the game valuable even once I complete it. The list goes on.
     
  11. craigkillercraig

    craigkillercraig KillaCrgz So HiGh!

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    Online for the wii will continue to suck as long as it remains free. Meaning we'll have to pay them to perfect it.
     
  12. Walugi

    Walugi Zyl0nB

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    not true.
    gt though.
    itll be free and good soon.
    mohh2 is the first step.
     
  13. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    I disagree, Nintendo is making so much money, especially with the VC and all that.

    Online just isn't one of their biggest priorities. They are still making a solid effort though. I'm fairly happy with the online actually. I really don't mind typing in a # to play w/ my friends, I'm not thaaat lazy.
     
  14. brigipson

    brigipson worldsbestgamer

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    dbt3 will be online
     
  15. Wiinter

    Wiinter Audentes fortuna iuvat

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    No. MOHH2 was made in spite of NoA. George Harrison spent as much time as possible saying Wii owners didn't want aggressive online games, which led to less 3rd party investment (since they figured the VP of Marketing at Nintendo probably knew what he was talking about), which led to players regarding the Wii as a kiddie device (since the library suffered from lack of hardcore investment) which led an actual shrink in the size of the hardcore audience (since they now count on other platforms to scratch their itch for hardcore gaming).

    They're having plenty of financial success on their casual-centric strategy, and they don't care about us. If we get what we want, it'll be because a 3rd party stepped up.

    Friend Codes have been around for years, and they're probably not going anywhere as far as 1st party games are concerned. If MOHH2 is a huge sales success (unlikely), it could spur other 3rd parties to follow their FC-free path. A wii headset is likely, once Nintendo releases a 1st party game that they feel will benefit from it (I expect it to be released when Mario Kart hits)--but it will will be of limited use unless more mature 3rd party titles implement it.

    I'm the only person I know with a Wii. And I bought my Wii to play, not to work. When I get on to play, I just want to play, not go mining the net for FCs. Kids have time to do that, heck, I think they enjoy it. I don't on both counts.
     
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  16. CantGetAWii

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    I don't mind what we have right now. The codes can be tiring, especially when I don't always buy games. I rent a lot so I'm not always able to get codes.

    If only every game could be code free like EA style :lol:
     
  17. Dubb's Wii

    Dubb's Wii All Mighty

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    I am looking forward to more online play. When you bring online into a game, it opens up a whole new world of the game. Keeps it exciting and fun to compete against other online gamers.
    It's just nice to have the option there, especially for the sports games and various other simulation games.
     
  18. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    nintendo is definately not being serious about their online they dont care as far as I see.
     
  19. toomstone

    toomstone "tango down"

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    I'm getting my wireless set up very soon i cant wait to try it all out and get set up for brawl... maybe they are pushing it back just for on line reasons maybe Nintendo are hiding some secret their going to unleash at the begging on next year maybe they are listing to peoples plea's and are going to change the friend code problem... i cant wait to just give it all a shot on line with the wii mote... i play a fair bit on the computer on line but haven't done much on line console gaming
     
  20. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    oh so u dont think that the online play for moh h2 is good? must be something i missed while me and many other people were having a blast playing online.
     

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