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
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
Oct 1, 2022 8:58:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
Oct 1, 2022 9:29:20 GMT -5