I probably won't use either of those features, but I'm actually pretty excited for this game. I never got a chance to play much 200cc, so I'm really looking forward to learning how that works. I noticed you need to use the brakes a lot more (unless I just had mastered drifting yet), so I'm curious how well auto-acceleration would work with it.
I saw the Auto-driving feature at NintendoLife, interesting stuff!
I'm happy for the folks who will be able to play with their kids as a result of stuff like this! Very cool. I myself won't use it, most likely, as I prefer to "feel" the driving or whatever, but hey, adding features doesn't seem like a bad thing. Especially when it brings generations together like this can. (Heck, it doesn't have to be kid-related, maybe some grandpas can get into the racing action as a result! Or even folks with mental handicaps, that's amazing for them. It's a good thing!)
EDIT: I do kind of wish folks (in these videos) would be a little less "mocking" about it. Because yeah, it's not for you the gamer, but this is a big, big thing for some people.
By the way, although the tone here is facetious, I'm not joking at all. Accelerator control is pointless in most arcade racing games. Imagine if you had to hold a button just to run through a stage in a Mario game! (Well, Super Mario 64 DS got it right, at least...)
Hopefully, mobile racing games have warmed people up to the concept by now. I don't want to regress to the arcade racing paleolithic age again.
I also genuinely think that the auto-steering feature is a great, inclusive idea, which will allow even the n00biest among us to enjoy the game. People always say that Smash and Kart are super-accessible, but I've had lots of problems trying to teach kids and non-gamers the fundamentals of those serieseses.
Plus, Gamexplain has another video showing that they removed the fire hopping exploit (which was kind of like MK8's version of snaking). Awesome. Arcade racing should always be democratized!
The only bummer is that 3+ player splitscreen still drops to 30fps. So close, Nintendo!
@Secret_Tunnel It seems like you can actually brake while drifting now, so 200cc will be more manageable. I think that the auto-accel will work, too. You pretty much had to use the brake, anyway.
200cc is kind of insane. I've been wanting more speed options for years, but it feels like 750cc.
@Stephen I can understand not wanting to use the steering assist, but everyone should at least try auto-accel. Think of what you'll be able to do with that extra finger!
Honestly, steering assist might help with 200cc...
@Mop it up It was actually a normal thread at first. Then I reconsidered!
You might actually prefer DX to vanilla 8, since it's bringing back the accessibility of the Wii game, as well as the chaos, judging by the extra item slot.
I wonder if they'll adjust the item balance, too. Those freakin' coins...