Switch games falling into the 'Switch Tax' category

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by mech, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    brd and a fucking bigger hard drive like EVERYONE ELSE!
     
  2. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    You can't really put a bluray drive in a portable, or a non-solid state drive. It just doesn't work well when you move around the thing. Cartridges and flash memory are the only viable option.
     
  3. Xzi

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    Yeah, because that's what everybody was demanding: Wii U 2. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sketchy1

    Sketchy1 gbatemp's shadiest warez dealer

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    to be honest, what did we expect?
    ninty has been doing this for years, like with the SNES security chip in the cart, so not everybody could just slap on a cover and call something game, thus shitty games stay off the market
     
  5. Tigran

    Tigran GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Then your a fricken idiot.
     
  6. PerfectB

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    Well the PSP used optical discs, but having moving parts in a portable (especially one with as large of a screen + screen resolution as the Switch) would definitely put a damper on battery life. It's no wonder they went back to cartridges for Vita, even if a lot of data gets downloaded to the stupid proprietary memory card in it; not that the PSP was any better, using Sony's Memory Stick Pro Duos which you'd only own if you had a PSP or a Sony camera. At least the Switch uses the microSD standard.

    But back on topic, I paid $60 for L.A. Noire like what, 6 years ago? Shame they're even charging $40 for the remastered editions on the PS4 and XBone. It's been a long time since I've played it but I didn't really find the full price of admission to be worth it anyway, it's definitely a weaker game in Rockstar's repertoire. I'm most interested in the VR stuff they've been talking about, but I have an Oculus and not a Vive so I'm curious if it'll eventually get ported or have Oculus support hacked in. I know there's a lot of hacks to run Oculus games on a Vive but I'm not sure about vice versa.
     
  7. Arras

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    The PSP did, yeah, but the tiny discs also had a way smaller capacity compared to normal disks. If you did the same to bluray, we'd have the same problem we have now - games won't fit. On the other hand, full sized blurays would be pretty much undoable because of size alone. And even then, the PSP's system had other disadvantages. It's way easier to damage discs, harder to carry, the load times were terrible and if you moved it around, there was a chance read errors would occur, leading to game crashes and other fun things.
     
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  8. Pippin666

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    Poor people are poor. How did you manage to buy a Switch if you are 10$ short for buying a game ? If you can't afford 10$ for the Switch version, go buy a PS4 or XB1 to save that 10$.

    Pip'
     
  9. Tonydaexpert

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    Not gonna pick this up
     
  10. FAST6191

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    Is it poverty or prudence? Also going by... most of economics and certainly low value luxury goods like games people will, and then companies will look at their returns and think it was not worth the effort (probably because it was the case) and decline further support for a system, if minimal effort ports/remasters of middling aged games represents a real effort to that end in the first place. This will then lead to another N64, or indeed all their home consoles from the N64 onwards with nowt but a small selection of games, game droughts and everything that has made ownership of Nintendo consoles a tricky prospect if you want a broad slice of current games.
    I am OK with this as it will hopefully lead to third party Nintendo (a good thing for all concerned from where I sit) but if you are of the I want Nintendo hardware to do it for me persuasion, a not unpopular position around here, it could be a problem.