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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild download fills almost half Nintendo Switch internal storage

  • Devox 16/01/2017

    @JensWeissflog As i said in a previous thread, if you're a rabid fanboy and you have the disposable income then good luck to you but, as you point out, for the rest of us its a significant outlay for a machine we may only buy 6-8 games for. Reply +3
  • Devox 16/01/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro Not really, they are just pasing the expense onto the consumer. You will need extra storage you just have to buy it yourself. Its always been standard Nintendo practice. Reply 0
  • Devox 16/01/2017

    Well, as a home console this is just crap, we all know nintendo will release 4-6 great games for it but, much like the WiiU, thats yer lot. It will get scant 3rd party support at launch (deja-vu anyone) leading to a n almost complete lack of support by year 2.
    So its another console for the hardcore fanboys out there and should probably be looked at as a hyper premium handheld rather than a piss poor home console. If they can leverage the sort of JRPG support that the VITA has enjoyed it might be a limited success, much like the VITA (A hyper premium handheld with bad ergonomics and hilariously expensive storage support).
    Maybe they'll open up a sort of app store within their online space and let indies publish on the machine on the cheap. Maybe they'll set up there own version of Netflix where you pay a subscription to access a huge library of retro titles or, and i'm afraid this is the likely one, they'll do jack as usual. Nintendo no longer have all the aces when it comes to games. They have Mario and well they have mario. Zelda is going up against hundreds of open world games already available on other systems, Metroid is MIA as is fzero. Even then there is no longer a guarantee that these franchises will be of any quality. look at the train wreck of the last Starfox.
    I really do not see where this machine justifies its price tag. Knock 100 of the price and it may have a chance but at more than either the XB or PS4.... DOA.
    Reply +3
  • Devox 16/01/2017

    @the_ewan So you expect the arch cash gougers at Nintendo to NOT sell DLC with the majority of their titles? Its a dumb move from a company that has taken leave of its senses since the success of the Wii. Pre-occupied with gimmickry and the rampant profiteering of their idiot fanboys who should, these days, be old enough to know better.
    Its at times like this i wish SEGA would come back because they never made as many balls ups in their existance than the big 3 have in the last 5 years.
    Reply +2
  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Mario 64 was the wow game for the N64 but i'd argue that Banjo was a better game. Also Diddy Kong Racing was much better than MarioKart64.
    I'd love to see the Yooka laylee team have another crack at a Kart game.
    Reply -2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Dogs-in-Hats Your 6 year old works in the city then? Or you are giving him waaay too much pocket money.
    Mario 3d world was ok, closer to sunshine than galaxy quality wise. Certainly didn't add much to the genre but was polished and playable as you'd expect from Nintendos Flagship title.
    Reply +4
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @kirankara You should play more games then. Also, Mario has been in about 200 titles so you might want to narrow that down to Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 and mario world on SNES. No arguments there they are the best in show...just. Go play super meat boy/Braid/Shovel Knight/Ori and Owlboy to see how close and keep an eye on Yooka laylee which is shaping up to be something special. Reply 0
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I'm not sure the prequels are ruinable... bit like kicking a leper. Yoda fighting like a 3 year old after downing a pint of lucozade was my breaking point. He really should have been a playable character in Crazy Taxi now i think about it... No taxi you just jumped on his back "To KFC take you i shall. Like Bad Religion you will Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Thetick The problem is that first year. Get it wrong like Microsoft did and you're buggered. Microsoft have done well since and their BC program is damn smart (My 360 gave up the ghost last month so i picked up an X1 in the sales. Fired it up and had an instant catalogue of 43 games and then they gave lost odyssey away for free). Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @northlondon01 I know, they had a real chance here to make an aggressive, software heavy launch. 180 8-12 games at launch including at least 2 of the big guns. 200 with Zelda included and my impulse itch would probably start up Reply +4
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @AmpH Sorry, i though Tropical freeze was very average. You need to fire up the SNES for the best DK platformer (Donkey Kong excluded of course) Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Watch the little green bugger fight in the prequel trilogy... Bloody twitch arcade god he is. Ikaruga my bitch you are etc... Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @AmpH I think it would be a good console at 179.99 with 12 games available at launch including Zelda, Metroid and mario. At 280 it has to be bundled with Zelda at the very very least and have the grunt to play it 1080p 60fps. Otherwise why bother. With the rise of indie developers both Sony and Microsoft have all genres covered and PC gamers in han even better place. Nintendos output has to be Stellar to attract gamers and, lets be honest here, it has been patchy recently. Reply +10
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Fanboy he is?
    Yoda would have been a SEGA guy i reckon.
    Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Sober-Si There are just about enough good titles on WiiU to pick one up 2nd hand - a couple of Zelda remasters, splatoon, mario 3d, MK8, bayonetta 2, xenoblade X and monster hunter. Its probably the worst supported console since the Jaguar Reply +2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @frazzl Exactly, so your article would naturally be upbeat even if it was a bit crap. Reply +2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ " I pressed a button and the box full of tiny people suddenly changed to a box full of racing cars... I think there may be witchcraft involved!" Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @frazzl Nintendo tend to get favourable coverage - never underestimate the power of nostalgia. SEGA would also probably get a free pass if they came out with new hardware. Look back at the WiiU coverage, also very positive. Reply +5
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @MonkeyMagik Well we were the elite at the time - Need for Speed and madden on 3DO were properly next gen at the time. Shame the playstation blew it out of the water. Also it had a brilliant version of SF2 but a crap controller to use it with! Reply +4
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ But Oli said, and i'm assuming with a straight face - "I hope I'm wrong. Switch is a fascinating console - fun, innovative, unique, attractively designed, technically impressive in its own way, with a magical party trick and a compelling pitch."
    I mean i've heard of easily impressed but god lord... He must still think digital watches are a good idea!
    Reply +1
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @frazzl Oli, like a lot of games journos, is something of a Nintendo fan so its not surprising this is a "glass half full" article. But the whole suddenly its on a small screen "It is an effortless, magical moment - a great piece of technological theatre." is probably the funniest thing i've read on here. Reply +10
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @dark10x I would be very surprised if nintendo went to market with a sub-par version of one of their flagship games, even if it is on outgoing hardware. Twilight Princess ran perfectly fine on GC if memory serves. Given the paucity of their output they really cannot afford to let bad titles into the wild.
    Also, given we are back in cartridge territory there can't be monster day 1 patches (which has become a right pain in the arse this generation).
    Reply +5
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Rovient Nintendo should be the perfect place for indie developers...in theory anyway. There are so many talented indie developers out there who Nintendo could easily bankroll giving them a much bigger software footprint. MS and sony have a constant stream of software because of the indie developer. Games like The Witness, Darkest Dungeon, Jotun, Bastion etc all offer fantastic breadth of genre. Sony have ben smart in using indie games as part of the PS+ package -cheaper to secure than AA/AAA titles and in a lot of cases better games. Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @dark10x Thats not good to hear. Not a huge surprise but still disappointing. Maybe I have bought my last Nintendo game finally.
    Has there been a significant upgrade in the visuals from the reveal? I mean it looked pretty enough but it looked more like morrowind than witcher 3. I would expect a locked 30 at 720p even on the limited wiiu hardware.
    Reply +4
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Minmat The hardcore own ALL the hardware...thats what makes them hardcore. But that is a demographic that will not make your hardware a success. You have to appeal to the rank and file. The FIFA player, the COD/Overwatch players, the MOBA players. Sony have done this well and microsoft are at least waking up to the fact. I regret the purchase of the WiiU, not enough to justify the impulse purchase. First Console i do regret and i had a 3DO. Reply +6
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Minmat Hey, if you've got the disposable to go for it then good luck to you but i honestly don't think there of enough of you to make this a success.
    Perhaps if they made it a goto place for indie developers to bolster the softwre line-up but the WiiU showed that isn't their forte either.
    Reply +6
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @grassyknoll I think they'll backtrack on it or the subscription is 9.99 a year (which i'd be very surprised at) Reply +2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @dark10x In what way is it a "Massive improvement" on switch? and when did you get to play it extensivly to give that proclamation?? Reply +2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Pierre2k Exactly - the hardcore already have MK8, splatoon etc. Unless it is a significant upgrade why part with another 60 notes?
    Pretty certain that i'll be picking up the new zelda as the last wiiU title i buy.
    Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Naetharu My Skyrim footprint on PC is 54Gig. I am really looking forward to seeing the carts on this system.
    "Look I can play skyrim outside"
    " i like your rucksack"
    "Rucksack? nah mate thats the cartridge!"
    Reply +7
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Naetharu Agree with the N64 controller, absolute piece of crap. awkward to use, broke after about 6 weeks use. Loved the GC controller apart from the travel distance on the shoulders but i have quite small hands so it fitted perfectly. But lets be honest both the dualshock and xbox controllers are far superior. \i prefer the layout of the xbox controller which i use on my PC but the new sony controller is also very comfortable to use. Reply +2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @grassyknoll Its not exploitive unless you buy it. but how many are going to buy it is the question....not very many is likely to be the answer.
    Do agree with the netflix style usage of their back catalogue as well, 5 a month with games from NES to GC available would definitely work.
    Reply -3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @doctorklaus Sorry. this is not a place for fanboys...far too many troll hunters on this site. so see ya, don't let the door hit your fanboy arse on the way out. Reply +5
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    "It is an effortless, magical moment - a great piece of technological theatre."
    Jesus, what are you? 5 years old. I know you're the arch nintendo apologist at eurogamer but jeez thats just laughable.
    So Hardware - overpriced, peripherals - vastly overpriced, software - laughably overpriced. It's as though Nintendo live in their own weird bubble where the rest of technology has never existed and they NEVER EVER look outside that bubble. This is utter madness unless they are just looking to fleece the hardcore fanboys before the hardware takes a $100 drop in price.
    Paid for Online - fair enough you have to if you don't own a PC but both Sony and Microsoft considerably sweeten the deal with some great games each month. Nintendo - "you can have Snake Rattle and Roll but only for 1 month then you can have battletoads (or, y'know buy rare replay for a tenner on XB1).
    This is all gimmick no substance again. I mean did they think the WiiU was a success? is there some weird dimension they have access to where the WiiU sold more than 50 units? The sad fact is as a main console developer Nintendo are done. Sony and Microsoft now have their own little private war and PC gamers just get the best of every world.
    This will be the first home console from nintendo that i haven't owned since the NES. As the song said - "Too much, Too little, Too late"
    Reply +20
  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for 279.99

  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Sicho and i thought Vertigo was a fanboy nutjob. Congratulations sir you win mentalist fanboy on eurogamer and that is REALLY saying something. Reply -2
  • Dishonored 2 update adds chapter select and permadeath this month

  • Devox 12/01/2017

    @Tslog oh put a sock in it. its not unfinished in any way shape or form. But hey, that tinfoil hat your wearing is very fetching. Reply +6
  • Devox 12/01/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing Play the witches of Brigmore DLC first. Firstly its among the best DLC ever created, right up there with Minervas Den from BS2, and secondly you'll have a good idea about whats happening at the start of Dishonoured 2. Reply +2
  • Devox 12/01/2017

    @mega-gazz Previous patch squelched most of the performance problems on PC. Silly error to release what is an extrodinary piece of world building with bad performance. Hopefully mistake learnt for PREY which looks incredible. Reply +3
  • Ubisoft's 30th anniversary free games up for grabs again this weekend

  • Devox 15/12/2016

    Isn't The Crew a current gen title? they could have put that as a freebie to console owners. For PC gamers this is a remarkable high quality line up with 4 stone cold classics and three very worthwhile titles.
    As the CatButler said its been a very good couple of days in freebie land.
    Reply +2
  • Lost Odyssey is free this month on Xbox Live

  • Devox 15/12/2016

    @4KLobster i paid 50 for the Us version of FF6 back in the day, still have it in Mint Condition and totally agree, best FF of them all. Still favour Chrono Trigger as the best SNES RPG. Reply +1
  • Devox 15/12/2016

    @Fourfoldroot 4 is 2 generations ago. the VITA version is a slightly nicer version but not by much. P3 & 4 really needed a PS4 remake or at least a release a la the Level 5 RPGs (dark cloud 1 & 2 and the brilliant Rogue Galaxy (still hoping for DQ8)) Reply 0
  • Devox 15/12/2016

    best rpg of the last generation. stellar game with easily the best writing ever in a JRPG. If you own a microsoft console this is an absolute essential. Reply +1
  • Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

  • Devox 10/12/2016

    I think, looking at the comments, that this could be a VERY eclectic top 50 this year. Reply +3
  • Devox 10/12/2016

    @ubergine You voted for games you haven't played??? Well done, you've sailed straight through STUPID and entered a whole new dimension of Braindead. I think you should go to IGN to be with your brethren. Reply 0
  • Devox 10/12/2016

    @sloth09 "PC Gaming is esports now"??? What utter bollocks. 4 of my top 5 are PC games and not one of them is even remotely an 'esport'. Jesus, go to GOG or Steam and EXPLORE. There are literally 1000s of games out there that have nothing to do with Twitch FPS or MOBAs. I have no interest in either and yet 85% of my gaming time is PC based. Reply +3
  • Devox 10/12/2016

    I hate this. Every year the same i look at the list, look at my pile of shame and sigh. Only started Doom yesterday and have Rise, Inside, Dogma, Civ 6, Stellaris, Gears 4, setsuna and Hyper Light drifter all looking at me with big puppy dog eyes. I blame Bioshock and Dishonoured.
    Sooooo
    1 - FF15
    2 - Dishonoured 2
    3 - Dark Souls 3
    4 - BioShock the Collection
    5 - No Mans Sky

    Did not want to vote for DLC so The Witcher 3s brilliant Blood & Wine does not make the list but does make The Witcher 3 my favourite game this century.
    Reply -5
  • Let it Die is Grasshopper's refreshingly different return to form

  • Devox 06/12/2016

    Surprised at how big a download it is. 25GB on my creaky connection it might take a while but as its free it has to be worth a look Reply 0
  • The Last Guardian review

  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @man.the.king AK got a recommended on PS4, not on PC. In fact DF savaged it. The other games mentioned did review well but i don't think any of them got an essential. It should be for the truly exceptional. But, for me, there has always been the whiff of the emperors new clothes about Uedas games. ICO is a lovely story but it plays dreadfully. SOTC i'll be honest i only enjoyed through emulation. Drove me to distraction on PS2. So i prefer Kojima to Ueda because you can ignore the story but i can't ignore lacklustre gameplay and performance. On that count it is a good review as i know its not for me despite the gold badge. Reply +3
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @Fourfoldroot Should have picked it up, really enjoyed the demo once i got my head round the monster stacking/Chibi mechanics. Might squeeze it in before the new Tales and Persona! Reply +1
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @Jetsetsilly If Trolling were an olympic sport - Eurogamer would win Gold silver and bronze - Ironsoldier, Skippy and Vertigo are masters of their craft. Reply +9