I don't really have much of a comment on this. It's for kids (as even Nintendo says), and if I was younger, I think I'd love this.
But let's be honest. Nintendo will produce it in limited quantities, and scalpers will snap them all up and put them on eBay for $$$ where they'll be bought by the real target audience: rich collectors.
This has gotta be the weirdest thing Nintendo has announced in years. On one hand I'm happy to see finally the result of that Nintendo patent for a battery free Switch controller peripheral. i.redd.it/c1mtxkktepa01.png But with that I was expecting something made out of plastic and not cardboard. I just wonder how durable will it be with repeated use or dropping it or how it handles after being stored. Especially with that back pack in the Robot Kit, that thing looks HUGE! How would someone store it without having to disassemble it or worry about crushing it?
While it looks fun and pretty innovative (and finally gets a good use out of the infrared camera in the right Joy Con). The price for it seems pretty steep even with the game included in the price. Even Nintendo is giving away the templates for free, you still need the game.
Thoughts on the individual "Toy Con's" Variety Kit -RC bug, an interesting use of both Joy Con to make RC vehicle that functions like a bristlebot/hexbug nano and moves through controller vibration. -Motorcycle handle bars, thought it was going to jet ski handlebars for something like Wave Race. -Virtual Pet House, strange looking, how much interaction/gameplay can one get with the pet by putting the controller into different holes? -Fishing rod, looks fun, Nintendo Life preview of it made sound interesting. -Piano, wow that looks pretty complex, be interesting to see what music you can get out of it.
Robot Kit -The Wii U's Project Giant Robot returns! Looks neat, but might be cringy to play. Also how to store bulky backpack?
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE, LABO RETURNS WITH . . .
. . . Vehicle Kit.
Put your pedal to the metal cardboard and build controllers for a car, plane, submarine vehicles.
I have to say this kit actually look interesting with the transforming vehicle and possibly open world, the co-op looks cool as well. In a interesting note all the different Toy Con that this game uses appear in the original trailer (including the subs controller) meaning that the other Toy Con such as the camera, gun, bird? could possibly exist with future Labo kits.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2018 2:15:54 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe got an update sometime ago to have the motorbike Toy-Con be compatible. It was just announced today that the steering wheel/foot pedal from the vehicle kit will also be compatible. Also the 3rd party game Deemo will gain support for the Piano Toy Con, making it the first 3rd party to get Labo support.
A preview event for the vehicle kit happen in NYC, so more info should be coming out.
7 minute feature video for Vehicle Kit. Goes into detail about the games features and gameplay and Toy-Con controls (who would have thought that the two levels had rotating knobs to activate different features like the buzzsaw or bomb arm? Even that strange looking Sub controller has simple gears inside it?)
Most important new feature, CUSTOM CONTROLS (at 6:06) allows for customized control of Labo game itself, including playing with motion controls or just using regular control stick and buttons or even buttons on the touch screen with no additional cardboard peripherals. Can also be used for the multiplayer modes instead of having to get more Toy-Con of the same type.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2018 1:35:01 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5