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Labo - yes or no?

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I want animal crossing/smash bros/metroid prime 4
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Nintendo Labo

Post by OrangeRakoon » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:22 pm

https://labo.nintendo.com/



Nintendo have finally gone completely insane and I love it. With just some carefully folded cardboard and the right software you can turn your joycons into a remote control robot. That is cool as hell, and who can say they saw that coming?

What do you think? It might be for kids, but I'm 25 and I want this!

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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by H.Kazuhira » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 pm

This is so Nintendo and I love it. The Piano using the Infared sensor is just genius. Looking forward to the possibilities this will bring.
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by shy guy 64 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:51 pm

colour me intrigued

also that appears to be project giant robot announced ages ago i assumed it been shelved
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by SupaWaluigi » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:02 am

Also interested to see where this goes

I’m all for playing games in different ways and such, but I think I don’t think this’ll be for me in the end
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by Robbo-92 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:58 am

Definitely something to keep an eye on, I spied a joy con being used as a pedal of sorts and from the sounds of it to accelerate a car or similar, maybe a way to get a racing sim on the console? (I can hope can't I! :D) The pedals using motion should be much better than a digital trigger, only thing is I'd want a force feedback wheel to go with it!

The piano one is certainly clever, hopefully it'll come with music displayed on the Switch's screen? Should pre load it with loads of Nintento tunes (simplified ones as it doesn't really look big enough to use two hands on) to make it slightly more appealing :)
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by Lor64 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:07 am

They've actually lost the plot. :lol:

I can't see the kits lasting too long, especially when kids get the hold of them. They'll be wrecked in no time.
Storing them would be a bit of a pain as well (for me, anyway).

So yeah, this might not be for me, but I love how mad it is anyway, haha.

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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by swarf » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:39 am

I love it...but i'm not sure it's worth the £60!
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by shy guy 64 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:02 pm

swarf wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:39 am
I love it...but i'm not sure it's worth the £60!
well switch games are about £50 now so i guess your only paying a tenner for the toy con
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by barrybarryk » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:19 pm

Looks kind of fun but their pricing is way, way off base. And no doubt they'll not bother selling the mini games cheap on the eshop to protect their overpriced cardboard kit sales.

It'll be a thing for about a month, then cheap clones that work with your bog standard phone will appear.

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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by swarf » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:17 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:02 pm
swarf wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:39 am
I love it...but i'm not sure it's worth the £60!
well switch games are about £50 now so i guess your only paying a tenner for the toy con


If only i was convinced the games would be worth £50 if they were standalone ;)
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by shy guy 64 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:52 pm

swarf wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:17 pm
shy guy 64 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:02 pm
swarf wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:39 am
I love it...but i'm not sure it's worth the £60!
well switch games are about £50 now so i guess your only paying a tenner for the toy con


If only i was convinced the games would be worth £50 if they were standalone ;)
it’s definitely not for everyone

though to be fair we haven’t seen much of the games themselves
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by H.Kazuhira » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:49 pm

The potential of this has me excited tbh. Could we have indie devs now taking advantage of this idea? Imagine the crazy ideas that could come from it. Speaking of crazy ideas, what if the next Wario Ware used this? I can also see the next ARMS game having you make your own ARMS to use with the Joycons too lol.
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by Nofes » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:22 am

shy guy 64 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:02 pm
swarf wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:39 am
I love it...but i'm not sure it's worth the £60!
well switch games are about £50 now so i guess your only paying a tenner for the toy con
you need to shop around a bit because that's ridiculous
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by jawafour » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:47 am

I love the inventiveness and creativity behind Labo and feel that there is a ton of potential for future designs. However, I do wonder about how long the desire to play with the toys will last; it will be crucial that the software has some form of on-going appeal.

I am excited to see what people think about the kits when they launch but, personally, I will hold off for a while until the "lastability" of the gear becomes a bit clearer.

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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:37 pm

I don't think there will be much long term appeal. I think the main draw is in the building/putting together of the kits and the novelty of how they work.

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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by danbish » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:51 pm

I absolutely love it and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by RichardUK » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:18 am

Well I didn't see that coming! They should have made a direct to show it on, its random and the actual games probably won't be very good (I really don't like 123 switch), its card so I'm not sure how long it will last if you use the same parts but on different models, sheeted plastic would have been better, I don't really like the idea of colouring things in as I like things to be neat and how they should be in there original state, the Switch has been marketed at adults more than previous consoles and it seems to have paid off with good sale figures and I worry this focuses on being for children

After saying all that - off course I'm going to buy both packs! I like trying new and different things and this is certainly different
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by ZeroJones » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:34 am

Whilst I highly doubt that I'm going to buy Labo, it's an absolutely brilliant and classic Nintendo idea. Those guys, thinking outside the box so hard.

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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by Cruizer » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:31 am

Whilst it's not for me, but I hope it does well because it's innovative and creative so Nintendo should be rewarded for taking the risk.

Seems like a nice thing for kids and parents to do together. I'm trying to work out what the draw is supposed to be - is this like entry level origami where the fun is more putting it together rather than the interaction with the software once it is assembled?

I couldn't have a guess if this will do well but its the sort of game Nintendo's detractors will define the Switch by though :(
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its card so I'm not sure how long it will last if you use the same parts but on different models, sheeted plastic would have been better,
Yeah, the cardboard templates look like they're made with quite a degree of precision, I'm not sure how durable they'll be in childrens hands after the initial playtime and being stored in the cupboard. They may end up pretty fragile, particularly as the shapes are intended to be moved and played with- which will make the games harder to play.

I guess cardboard [or hemp would be cool] is more environmentally friendly than Plastic though.
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by barrybarryk » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:21 pm

The point is more the building than the playing. You'd be better of with one of the hundreds of Raspberry Pi kids project kits that've been around for years. On the offchance your kid does wind up interested, the Switch one will be irrelevant since it's a locked down system and they can't look under the hood like the Pi stuff.

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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by Vtheyoshi » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:58 pm

It's not really for me, which is fine cuz I'm not the target audience anyway
that being said I think the pricing is insane for what amounts to tech demos and fragile cardboard
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Re: Nintendo Labo

Post by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:42 pm

The idea is interesting but thing is cardboard isn't that durable and likely won't last long when kids get their hands on them and is paying £60-£70 for a bunch of tech demos/ mini games worth it just because the cardboard accessories look cool?
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Re: Nintendo Labo

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