Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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  • rice_sandwich 19 Apr 2017 14:20:54 1,844 posts
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    Surprised we didn't have a thread for this so here it is. Check out the web site at:

    http://mariokart8.nintendo.com

    New features that make it worth the rebuy for me are steering assist and auto acceleration. This will make local multiplayer a lot more fun and competitive for everyone. The new battle tracks and modes look good too.

    Only 9 more days!
  • DangerousDave_87 19 Apr 2017 14:54:16 1,592 posts
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    My girlfriend is angry that I'm double dipping, but it is by far the best Mario Kart game and one of the best racing games I've ever played, too. Playing online with EG folk was one of the best online gaming experiences I've ever had, too. There were some very close 3/4 way races at times!

    I'm looking forward to the battle mode returning in full form as well. Shine Runners and the Bob-omb battles are great fun. It's a nice way to play when the racing isn't going your way.

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 14:55:14 19-04-2017
  • macmurphy 19 Apr 2017 15:04:00 1,712 posts
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    Just to echo Dave, I've had every single Mario Kart and still considered Super Mario Kart as the pinnacle of the series.

    Number 8 beat it. It was sublime and only slightly borked by a poor battle mode. If they fix that then it's going to be perfect.

    Just a lovely, lovely game. Two player against my mate after the pub was unbeleiavably close and fraught and exciting every time we played.

    If you haven't played it, you're in for an absolute treat.
  • rice_sandwich 19 Apr 2017 15:05:08 1,844 posts
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    @DangerousDave_87

    My wife told me at breakfast this morning that she has ordered MK8 for me so I'm being forced to upgrade!
  • Fake_Blood 19 Apr 2017 15:07:37 7,091 posts
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    They should do a price reduction for folks that already have the game. If you bought the wiiu and already own a switch now you're pretty "hardcore".
  • Tomo 19 Apr 2017 15:10:59 15,258 posts
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    I can't fucking wait, despite owning MK8. Playing this in between bouts of Zelda is absolutely perfect.

    One thing - do we know if it does 2-player using one set of Joycons? I'm guessing it will, but gunna be hard power sliding on those diddly little things.
  • Tomo 19 Apr 2017 15:11:00 15,258 posts
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  • UncleLou Moderator 19 Apr 2017 15:14:14 38,324 posts
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    @Tomo 99,9% certain that it does, it is featured in every video.
  • rice_sandwich 19 Apr 2017 15:14:47 1,844 posts
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    @Tomo

    I imagine 2p will use a joycon for each player. I've found them surprisingly good when playing 2p.
  • the_milkybar_kid 19 Apr 2017 15:14:50 5,184 posts
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    Yeah it's worth double dipping if only for the race nights we had on here. Should we have another thread or keep the racing in here? Getting it for my birthday the following week so looking forward to it.
  • DangerousDave_87 19 Apr 2017 15:24:37 1,592 posts
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    We may as well keep it in here. We ended up with three threads last time and two became dormant.
  • pogomeister 19 Apr 2017 15:35:36 1,356 posts
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    Count me in in, just unsure whether to sell the wii u version now!
  • vyseofhr 20 Apr 2017 15:18:44 1,085 posts
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    Count me in!
  • rice_sandwich 20 Apr 2017 15:21:09 1,844 posts
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    Loads of reviews should anyone need convincing:

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/mario-kart-8-deluxe

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-mario-kart-8-deluxe-tech-analysis
  • Ultrasoundwave 20 Apr 2017 15:34:59 5,419 posts
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    I was expecting nothing less than stellar reviews to be honest. MK8 was a superb game lumbered on a shite console, having it on the Switch should be a superb fit.

    I just hope it plays well on the individual joycons....
  • rice_sandwich 20 Apr 2017 15:36:34 1,844 posts
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    @Ultrasoundwave

    Some reviews say they find the joycons a bit cramped when using one on its side.
  • Ultrasoundwave 20 Apr 2017 15:44:03 5,419 posts
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    Yeah that's what I was concerned about. Seems like that will be the "last resort" way of playing it to be honest.
  • rice_sandwich 20 Apr 2017 15:46:39 1,844 posts
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    Yeah, for 'serious' play it's the least preferred option but it's fine for local multiplayer which should be all about having fun.
  • macmurphy 20 Apr 2017 16:03:19 1,712 posts
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    I thought it would be awful but it was surprisingly manageable on RMX.

    The other option is to get some of those plastic shells that make the joycons the same shape as a regular controller - I might pick some up if it's too fiddly.
  • Psiloc 20 Apr 2017 16:22:33 3,686 posts
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    Yeah, easily the best MK game, anyone who tells you otherwise is mad. You Switchers are in for a treat.
  • ryohazuki1983 20 Apr 2017 16:30:35 850 posts
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    Take it, an online guest will be supported in this? As in 2 players on one console can race online.
  • Toaster05 20 Apr 2017 16:34:22 1,669 posts
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    Forgive me if this had been asked already but do we know if Wii U players get to play along with their Switch counterparts?

    Logic dictates that is the same network and pretty much the same game but, Nintendo.
  • macmurphy 20 Apr 2017 16:34:40 1,712 posts
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    @ryohazuki1983

    Yeah there was online 2p.
  • ryohazuki1983 20 Apr 2017 16:36:56 850 posts
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    @Toaster05 - Highly doubt it, and fire hopping has been removed, so that would result in unbalanced races.

    @macmurphy - yeah it was in 8, hoping its remained in deluxe.
  • KinkyBoot 20 Apr 2017 16:37:32 39 posts
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    Having all tracks unlocked from the start has removed any kind of Single-Player goals :/
  • macmurphy 20 Apr 2017 16:48:32 1,712 posts
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    KinkyBoot wrote:
    Having all tracks unlocked from the start has removed any kind of Single-Player goals :/
    Pretty sure you bought most of them anyway. You're going to unlock everything straight away, 50cc is not hard. The challenge was 150/200 cc and then time trialing after that.

    That challenge is still there. Unlocking stuff is pretty arbitrary,
  • Thingy 20 Apr 2017 17:08:55 5,895 posts
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    Oh christ, this is out next week? That came around quick. For some reason I had it in my head it wasn't out until the end of June.
  • Captain_Toad 20 Apr 2017 17:12:22 151 posts
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    Obviously I am going to buy this but I cant help but "harumph" over no special offer for wii u owners who have all the dlc.  But they knew I would buy it anyway.

    Harumph.
  • rice_sandwich 20 Apr 2017 17:20:00 1,844 posts
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    @Captain_Toad

    No need to buy it if you're happy with the Wii U version.
  • Duffking 20 Apr 2017 17:21:30 13,583 posts
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    unless you want to play portable
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