@Scrawnton Yeah? I was wondering if I remembered that correctly. That's good, I guess.
Are two of the buttons on the added grips? That would be more ergonomic.
@Koovaps Yeah, the only things worse are analog buttons. Bleah. I don't mind analog triggers, although they aren't ideal for everything.
@Renjaku Or, if you were playing one-player, they could use the main screen to throw up nasty, dramatic camera angles of incoming monsters. Or just alternate views, in general. Like drone cameras or spy cameras or a second character's location in Pikmin 3.
@Secret_Tunnel Yeah, I was mostly thinking co-op (another potential plus: player who has bad vision uses tablet controller and 20/20 player uses TV). When it comes to tablet player vs. 1-4 controller players, asymmetrical is the way to go, probably. A straight-up deathmatch could work, too, but the tablet player might have to... turn around so the TV wasn't in his line-of-sight, or something? Speaking of asymmetry, some kind of Aliens/Marines vs. Invisible Predator scenario would be pretty badass. Or something like a gigantic boss character controlled by the tablet with four players hacking and slashing on the TV? Tablet RTS vs. TV split-screen co-op, Tablet DK vs. TV Marios, Tablet Dungeon Master vs. TV RPGers... I really hope that companies push the shit out of asymmetrical multiplayer. It has such potential. I have absolutely no faith in most 3rd-Parties, though. If they can't port it over to every other console, they won't put a serious effort into it.
Oh, and was anyone else surprised that the first image in that pre-recorded skit was bloody zombie action? (I haven't read through the thread yet, so maybe it has already been brought up.)
Could the fact that Miiverse will eventually be compatible with 3DS mean that we'll be able to finally send messages with 3DS (of the instant, rather than Swapnote variety)? That would be huge in itself. And since you can draw instead of type, it could basically be the online pictochat I always wanted. Fingers crossed.
I'm actually really psyched from that video. I would have liked to see the possibility of being able to watch your friends play games and chatting with them as you do so. I was expecting OctoG to join him in video form as he played to explain him how to beat the door opening zombie. That would have been nice, or really any multiplayer game utilizing voice chat (even a headset perhaps? there is an audio jack for the tablet right?), but those things definitely seem like more realistic possibilities after that presentation.
I had similar thoughts about audio/video chat during gameplay. Audio should definitely possible. Video might be, if the game weren't too demanding, but you'd probably just see the bottom of the other person's chin, or something.
@Hinph They should've just made Animal Crossing the system interface. With a Nintendog running around the village, connected to a live, robotic version utilizing NFC.
This pre-conference seemed like the ideal time to show that you can jump into someone's NSMBU game. And view someone else's game.
Maybe NSMBU does not have online multi for the same reasons (whatever they were) that NSMB Wii didn't, so there was no appropriate way to show both game watching and jump in features using NSMBU. Or the features just don't exist.
Hahaha, no idea. I just remembered during that really cheesy video earlier, "Hey, wasn't there a game listed that was just called 'Zombie'?" Wouldn't surprise me if we see something like Wii Play where there's a budget collection of mini-games, and some of these games are included.
@TheBigG753 Yeah, hopefully, this time, third-parties might actually make full games based on the ideas in the mini-game compilations, rather than just clone them with their own mini-game compilations.
Yea, for video I meant more where one player is playing and the other one is in the corner with his tablet pointing at him like they had for the voice part chat. I suppose that would consume a lot of resources though.
Hopefully they'll have at least one game at the presentation that has full blown out online, without friend codes, with voice chat, everything you could want. (The Conduit 3?!?)
I'd like to see Nintendo do some more partnerships this generation, maybe foster the development of some exclusives. Especially with how beloved Goldeneye and Perfect Dark were, and with the GameCube versions of the Timesplitters games being pretty damn good, that'd be a good fit. Certainly better than the game never coming out.
Haha I was just kidding about Conduit 3. That was supposed to be the game that showed off Wii online done right. And maybe it did, I never played it, but people seemed to not care because they didn't like the game itself.
The Miiverse is what I've been dreaming of. It would be nice to share my experiences with a bunch of you without having to go a separate device. Man, we're getting lazy! You have to admit, it is pretty nifty.