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Skyward Sword HD feels like a slap in the face for $60

Posted 1 Week ago by ShadowFox08

1080p 60fps with dual analog support are great, and i'm sure there are more quality of life changes... But there's no significant changes and editions out of what everyone was expecting from a resolution boost and controls, especially visually like actual HD textures, better lighting and shadows. I'm not even asking for new character models/remake like xenoblade definitive edition. Just a half assed HD port like LoZ: Twilight Princess HD on Wii U would have helped justify $60.

It's a great zelda game imo, but considering its basically a 1080p wii game that's selling for $20 on Wii U, it feels really greedy from Nintendo.. Especially when we have Super Mario 3D All Stars for $60, which includes 1 N64 game, 1 GC game and 1 Wii game with updated and expected resolution changes.

Nintendo to me feels overconfident and greedy since switch took off. It has been showing with Wii U ports of games with minimum changes charged at a full MSRP of $60. I remember before pikmin 3 came out even, the game was $20 on Wii U, and it was taken out of eshop temporarily and put back again. And we got a 720p docked game with some added bonus missions for a full $60. Don't get me started on new super mario bros u deluxe and donkey kong tropical freeze.

Like I appreciate that Nintendo is putting value in their games, but charging a full $60 for old games on Switch is crazy.

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Good point... I haven't played the original because the controls were weird, so I was seriously considering the Switch version, just to be able to play it.

But this is true. And I feel like Nintendo's been getting greedy for a while, but that's a whole other story.

1 Week ago
Weird Occurance
 

I agree, but at the same time, I probably wouldn't be surprised if the $60 remaster won't ultimately still be cheaper than finding a copy for Wii at this point.

1 Week ago
Jet Presto
 

I am not paying 60 dollars for it either or even the Miitopia remake. I just cannot warrant spending 60 dollars on games anymore due to a fixed income, and also just not thinking games nowadays are always worth 60 dollars.

Edit: Miitopia is 50 but still high IMO

1 Week ago
RikaxNipah
 

Eh, Nintendo games and especially zelda games hold their value over time and sometimes even appreciate in value if you wait long enough, so buying this game isn't a net loss of money if you look at it that way. You'll be able to play it, beat it, put it on a shelf until you need money for groceries and then sell it on craigslist for close to what you paid for it.

I'd recommend buying 2 copies and keeping one sealed if you really want it to be a riskless investment. Because buying Nintendo Games from a franchise like Zelda might as well be buying Nintendo stock.

1 Week ago
Cactus Pants
 

Honestly, I'd rather they do a remaster of Skyward Sword than compromise the quality of BotW 2 by making a brand new Zelda game simultaneously.

Age of Calamity was a big enough endeavor that likely borrowed some resources from BotW 2 already.

I'd rather they not make the same mistake they make with Pokemon - where they rush games and force out incomplete trash just to pump up a series.
A remake seems like less work and so less rushed and less taxing on other game development projects.

1 Week ago
Weird Occurance
 

Nintendo has been greedy for a long time. They are the corporate equivalent to Disney in the video game industry.

I don't own Skyward Sword, so I probably am going to pick this up. But if I owned it, I wouldn't buy it. I didn't buy Wind Waker HD for that reason.

I did buy Twilight Princess HD, but I kind of want to play that game with a regular controller....

1 Week ago
Alan
 

Eh, Nintendo games and especially zelda games hold their value over time and sometimes even appreciate in value if you wait long enough, so buying this game isn't a net loss of money if you look at it that way. You'll be able to play it, beat it, put it on a shelf until you need money for groceries and then sell it on craigslist for close to what you paid for it.



This is what I usually do with most Nintendo games and others, so yeah pretty much true.

Age of Calamity was a big enough endeavor that likely borrowed some resources from BotW 2 already.

From what I played of the demo, it looks like it mostly. Still not a bad game though and seems well worth the full price.

1 Week ago
RikaxNipah
 

I did buy Twilight Princess HD, but I kind of want to play that game with a regular controller....


I played TP with the wiimote and it was a great experience. Being able to point and aim the bow and arrow or slingshot to knock down spiders? That was fun. Even though sword was waggle, that was fun, too.

I'll take a mediocre port of Zelda to Switch over anything on the Wii U anyday.

1 Week ago
mariomguy
 

I did play it on the Wii with a Wiimote and it was my favorite Zelda!

...But I still want to play with a regular controller. I just love regular controllers, man.

I need to buy a Wii U Pro Controller, then no need to buy Twilight Princess HD on Switch if it happens. :)

1 Week ago
Alan
 

Can't help but agree. Mario got a lot better last year so Zelda deserved at least a collection.

1 Week ago
tnu
 

The whole direct was a slap in the face. Zelda is at least getting some recognition with this cash grab. Several other Nintendo franchises are also celebrating anniversary milestones and like always Nintendo ignores them like an ugly step child locked in a basement.

I have 0 hope for Nintendo. The Normies and fan boys will happily eat their shit up sadly.

1 Week ago
S.O.H.
 

I'll admit, I'm not really looking forward to playing Skyward Sword with a Wiimote. But I might, depending on when I finish Twilight Princess and how soon that might be to the former's remaster release. But I'd personally much rather play it on switch with a normal controller.

1 Week ago
Jet Presto
 

I actually really enjoyed the motion controls on the Wii version for combat, item usage, puzzles and even swinging. The constant calibration and some of the mini games felt a bit iffy (sky diving and mine cart). Ever since SS, I felt like the motion controls took a nose dive for Zelda games. Botw especially with puzzles they involve rotation is god awful.if/when I get this game, I'll play it with the joycons.

I do think it's a great Zelda game and that you are getting your money's worth for the story, dungeons and amazing boss fights, for a 50 hr Zelda game.. but it just feels wrong that they are charging a full $60 for it, even with double the framerate, while they are also selling it for $20 on Wii u eshop.

same exact thing happened before pikmin 3 deluxe came out on switch.. $20 on Wii u eshop.

for what it's worth, walmart always sells their games for $10 cheaper than retail. But I'll wait until it hits $45 retail.


I seriously hope they don't charge $60 for a stand alone untouched 1080p super mario galaxy 2 either...

1 Week ago
ShadowFox08
 

Apple charged $1,000 for a monitor stand. That's extreme, but this is the world we live in... The expectations for video games keeps going sky high, and it is very difficult for devs to meet those expectations. Not just the rising cost of living, but the cost of software and the time required to achieve that level of quality is insane. It takes Nintendo 6 years to make a real good Zelda game. They literally can't deliver everything we want all the time. It's not just money, really good games take time.

I just got Breath of The Wild, need to try it out for sure.

1 Week ago
mariomguy
 

@mariom: Sure, I have no problem with botw 2 getting delayed and us getting skyward sword, ww and TP hd out sourced and released this year to fill in the gaps. I know that since Nintendo got into the HD era and have the home and portable based unified, they have no choice but to make HD games, and that increases their budget dramatically. But that's not the point. Like I actually respect Nintendo on some level for not devaluing their games with permanent price drops nearly as fast as the competition and sort of err.. trying to be the apple of gaming .

But when when you are charging retail price for old Wii u and Wii ports, games that aren't remakes and don't have much effort besides a resolution increase, then I have an issue with it. I believe that since we got new leadership after Iwata and since the Switch took off, that Nintendo has been getting over confident and greedy and more anti consumer. And they can get away with it now, because people don't think about the principle, and the Nintendo brand is strong.

I mean the current switch is already 4 years old and it's still $300, and you have launch first party games with no permanent price drop. Not even to $50. And you get old ports like dk tropical freeze and pikmin 3 that are like $20-30 on Wii u eshop, and they are a full $60 on switch.

1 Week ago
ShadowFox08
 

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