Owner of The Total Screen
As I mentioned before, I am simply very skeptical that this method of online gaming is going to work well enough. But, I was wrong when I said the Wii U will ultimately be successful, and I was wrong again when I suggested that Nintendo should create a 3DS add-on for the Wii U, so you could play all 3DS games on the Wii U. Neither of those things ever happened.
like I was listening to the kinda funny games reaction and they said it would be $5/month for the online and it wouldn't even be available until fall... when in actuality there is no price, and it is available at launch but doesn't charge until fall
so these dopes say that crap, spew that verbal diarrhea into the world and it just becomes a game of telephone, being spread with additional bad falsehoods occasionally added in
my position on the online stuff
1. it is industry standard to charge.
2. there is still a LOT that we do not know, the details are both vague and strange.
3. I like the idea of the switch pairing with your phone and offloading some tasks to your phone... I think it is both smart and could provide a better experience... that doesn't mean it WILL provide a better experience, but until we know more, and have had a chance to play with it, there is nothing to really be staunchly against.
so yeah... lets get our switches, and use our 6 free months of online services to bitch at nintendo about how much it sucks when we know it does (which it most likely will) and maybe things will change by the time they charge
but until then it is just pointless...
guessing, discussing, thinking about it.. all of that is fine... but we shouldn't just jump to a conclusion when the details are vague, strange, and unproven in either direction...
we should know more details soon, and be in a position to actually fully use the services in 42 days
all of thta being said.. don't expect price confirmation on the service before the system launches, nintendo will be gauging how much the service is used, how it is used, and the value its users get from it before they announce a price point... that is why we get it for free for 6 months