World of Goo uses joy con like a Wiimote (pointer)

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    Source is various tweets and videos. What's really interesting is how you align the joy con with the pointer on screen simply by setting it down on a flat surface first. The game uses the touchscreen while portable.
     
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    one thing i dont understand.. if motion controls are so powerful on new joy-cons.. why does botw dont support them..
     
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    So people who bought the wii u for Zelda don't get pissed
     
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    Because that game was developed with the Wii U Gamepad in mind, not with the Joy Cons montion controls'.

    Then, they removed all those dual-screen features in favor of the Switch's one screen, but adding Joy Con controls would be harder with everything already set.

    Maybe in the future they could develop and release a patch of adding the support.
     
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    It does use gyro for aiming with the bow and moving things with shiekah powers and etc. Obviously it's limited in some ways for parity with the Wii U version, as others have mentioned.
     
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    World of goo? One of the 4 added games for eshop today. Set of games that i wasn't expecting. So wii like games will exist on switch? Does that mean a usb wii sensor like accessory will be made soon?
     
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    You don't need a sensor bar for this kind of motion controllers.

    It's like the Wiimote Plus, once you calibrated it, there was no use for the sensor bar.
     
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    I think we'll see this control style in games and segments where it makes sense to include them, but not on a really large scale overall. As I mentioned in the OP, you only need to set down the joy con on a flat surface to orient it, you don't need a sensor bar. It uses gyros and the IR sensor on the back to track itself.
     
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    They could use the controls for games that are touchscreen exclusive. Maybe like Super Mario Maker.
     
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    Well that sounds a bit off to me. So the way i see it. You have the right joycon, it has a sensor in the bottom of it. Lets for example say this could be the wii sensor like thing instead of a usb dedicated one. Then you have the left joycon to actually control it, (As like wii mote) and that is a work around for being like a wii? Pretty smart to do but odd is like this. :unsure:

    Wanna play wii sports? Set your right joycon on the tv, then use the left one to go bowling. :creep:
     
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    I'm only seeing KoF94 and Splatoon beta on eshop! Am I missing something? E.U btw.
     
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    Sorry, still some confusion here: a single joy con tracks itself, you only set it down for a moment to calibrate/orient it when the game first starts, then you can pick it up and use that same single joy con as a wiimote. You don't have to position the other joy con or any kind of sensor.

    AFAIK some of these new titles are releasing a little later in Europe, although you can make a US account/profile to bypass that.
     
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    Cool cheers, anything good come out?
     
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    It's just KoF94, World of Goo, Human Resource Machine, and Little Inferno. I'm tempted to re-buy World of Goo but I've already had my fill of the other games from this dev.
     
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    Ah cheers, disappointed tbh. What is with KoF94 when 98 is already on there!

    I was looking at Binding of Isaac+ but then saw the price!! Switch titles are being priced crazy if you ask me, Binding and Bomberman would have been guaranteed buys from me at £20/$20 price range, new non indie releases at £40/$40 but these prices are ridiculous.

    The only thing I will say though is this is the first console I've ever bought at release, so I don't have much experience with launch titles/prices. I normally wait about 12/18months.
     
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    To be fair, BoI Rebirth + Afterbirth + Afterbirth+ will run you $36 on Steam without a sale. Would be nice if they let you just buy it piecemeal on Switch though, as I don't care much for AB+ and skipping that should save you like $10.

    Pricing seems like it will continue to depend on the dev/publisher. March 28th is the next good release day IMO, both Has-Been Heroes and Snake Pass will be released at $20 each.
     
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    Fair point, I didn't realise it was a package tbf but it's still too much for me take a punt on if I'm honest.

    This is why I normally wait a good 12months, there's normally a good selection of titles at reasonable prices with a release momentum built up by that point.

    I can see myself shelving the switch for a bit and coming back once there are actually some games, Nintendo got a good start out the blocks this time but they've got a hell of a way to go yet and I just don't see indies and ports winning this race for them.

    They need to be releasing some proper games and at prices comparable to PS4/XBOXONE and quickly.

    Maybe I'm just being impatient and inexperienced though.