nakamura wrote:... and Nintendo will be patching it this month to remove the glitches.
I missed seeing that first time 'round.
So after years of vocal Ninty fans (including on this forum) acting all smug by ridiculing PS360 and PC for games being released which require patching soon after release it would now appear Ninty's quality control standards are on the wane too.
Well, we're talking about one
title which apparently only has a couple of very minor glitches (most people on forums I've looked at - on being told of the patch - admitted to never having noticed there was a problem). Nintendo have also released the patch as a QR code which is a brilliant idea - not sure if it's been done before by anyone but I like that. We certainly aren't talking anything like the game-breaking bugs and glitches that often appear in Xbox/PlayStation and particularly PC titles and which often require enormous patches downloading before they will even work properly.All that said
... yes, it is a worrying development and I hope it's a one-off and not indicative of Nintendo beginning to follow the rest of the industry. One thing I've always respected about Nintendo is their 'when it's done' attitude - I know a lot of people were really annoyed at the astonishingly long wait for Skyward Sword, but I'd rather get it when it's 100% finished than get it six months sooner in a broken and unplayable state and rely on a constant stream of patches to make it work. I'll be worried if this starts to become the norm rather than the exception.
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