Smash bros ultimate is an unplayable laggy mess, just like the last one.

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  • INSOMANiAC 6 Dec 2018 18:29:49 4,486 posts
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    Except this time of course we're paying for the privilege of Nintendos shitty online service. Had about twenty games and I would say 18 of them had bad to severe lag problems, to the point where they ruined the game. So yeah. Enjoy that.
  • TommyUnderwear 6 Dec 2018 18:31:55 189 posts
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    @INSOMANiAC I take it you are in the UK. Were the other players European based too? Or were you playing people from half way across the world? I might hold off a few days before taking the leap if it is that bad though as I won't be playing locally with anyone.
  • macmurphy 6 Dec 2018 18:37:01 3,586 posts
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    Itís not even launched yet, no? It has a day one update,will these have even been uploaded?

    Seems a bit like youíre turning up to a party an hour early and calling everyone a cunt because the canapťs arenít out yet.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 Dec 2018 18:37:21 4,486 posts
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    @TommyUnderwear that's the thing it's hard to say at the moment where the other people are as obviously not many others have it, that's why I gave it the benefit of the doubt for a few games, but at least three people in the UK on my friends list have it and it should be connecting me to the people who are in this country. Even if it isn't, the lag is unacceptable so it shouldn't connect you to anyone above a certain ping. I don't know if you've played on 3ds where it's like a slideshow, well it's like that half the time. It's not always as bad, at times it's just 'a bit shit' but I've had exactly one game where I would say it was half decent, and even that had the odd bit of judder on it.

    It's just unacceptable in this day and age to have such an utterly wank online system. Its a real shame because the games fantastic. Theres always the hope that it'll all be miraculously solved by tomorrow and that I've been connecting to people on the moon, but I know Nintendo and I'm not holding my breath.

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 18:39:26 06-12-2018
  • INSOMANiAC 6 Dec 2018 18:38:55 4,486 posts
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    @macmurphy

    1. Everyone is a cunt
    2. The patch is out, everyone who is playing the game online must have the patch installed in order to play.
    3. The game is out because people have it in their hands and the servers are on. It may not be the launch day, but it's out there.
  • macmurphy 6 Dec 2018 18:55:29 3,586 posts
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    @INSOMANiAC

    Haha. Broadly agree point 1. I dunno, Mariokart and Splatoon and Arms are mint. As is third party stuff like Rocket League.

    I donít doubt itís a bit shit now but Iíd like to think they could sort their lives out these days. It is Ninty though....
  • neilka 6 Dec 2018 19:03:39 22,173 posts
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  • INSOMANiAC 6 Dec 2018 19:19:38 4,486 posts
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    I just spectated a couple of games from Japan and they don't appear to be lagging, so maybe it is connecting me to people in outer Mongolia
  • INSOMANiAC 6 Dec 2018 19:19:38 4,486 posts
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  • Duffking 6 Dec 2018 19:46:34 15,937 posts
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    Aren't basically all online fighters that use p2p pretty shitty connection wise?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 Dec 2018 20:04:34 4,486 posts
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    @TommyUnderwear my hysteria may have been a bit premature, I've just had several lag free games.. Maybe they actually did sort the servers
  • nickthegun 6 Dec 2018 20:05:57 75,837 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    Aren't basically all online fighters that use p2p pretty shitty connection wise?
    It depends on what they use to compensate for lag but, for sure, nothing can compensate for shitty WiFi connections.

    Lag in fighting games isn't generally down to 'servers' it's usually down to some idiot sat a mile away from his router or using a 4G dongle

    Edited by nickthegun at 22:28:57 06-12-2018
  • mothercruncher 6 Dec 2018 20:57:25 15,536 posts
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    Or using the Switchís pitiful WiFi card.
  • TommyUnderwear 6 Dec 2018 21:44:57 189 posts
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    @INSOMANiAC the real test is gonna be the weekend. Every little whiny shit will be online wanting to try it out. I can see the servers suffering under the strain of it all.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 6 Dec 2018 22:03:16 8,156 posts
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    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    I just spectated a couple of games from Japan and they don't appear to be lagging, so maybe it is connecting me to people in outer Mongolia
    That's only over the road from Japan really.
  • THFourteen 6 Dec 2018 22:51:02 50,208 posts
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    Button bashing with or without lag makes no difference.
  • DangerousDave_87 6 Dec 2018 23:00:03 5,306 posts
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    Button bashing in Smash won't get you anywhere. Not unless you're playing against another button masher.
  • Armoured_Bear 7 Dec 2018 00:07:14 24,976 posts
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    INSOMNIAC in bollocks, overreaction nonsense rant shocker .
  • mangojoe 7 Dec 2018 08:44:30 2,153 posts
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    So its runs ok then?
  • Graxlar_v3 7 Dec 2018 10:50:55 4,572 posts
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    single player seems to run well.
  • IronGiant 7 Dec 2018 11:00:10 5,820 posts
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    Is single player mode decent?
  • Daz190uk 7 Dec 2018 12:02:24 348 posts
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    Seems ok online after a handful of games. Itís not silky smooth but itís playable.
  • Graxlar_v3 7 Dec 2018 12:40:54 4,572 posts
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    @IronGiant there is a fair chunk of single player content.
  • Devilligan 7 Dec 2018 13:00:47 561 posts
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    I'm sure it's been commented elsewhere, but I just need to add to the chorus of people saying that it's release day of probably the biggest Nintendo game of the year and do we have a review up from Eurogamer?

    Nope, but enjoy this piss weak video content on 9 things to look forward to in Far Cray Bollockalypse!!!
  • samharper 7 Dec 2018 13:02:54 1,042 posts
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    Likely waiting until they can play the online mode as it's pretty much the game for a lot of people.

    Edited by samharper at 13:03:26 07-12-2018
  • INSOMANiAC 7 Dec 2018 13:15:16 4,486 posts
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    @mangojoe I've had a few laggy games today but nothing like the state of yesterday, theres still problems but they aren't as bad. It's a case of 'if this was anyone else there'd be a shit show' but as its Nintendo,and given the state of the last one, this probably qualifies as 'good'
  • gav082 7 Dec 2018 13:55:03 7 posts
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    where's the review?
  • Devilligan 7 Dec 2018 13:58:28 561 posts
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    @samharper

    Very probably, but that's a poor effort when other sites regularly manage 'review in progress' type things. To not even have some kind of impressions article up on launch day just seems weak.
  • Rusty_M 7 Dec 2018 14:21:29 6,896 posts
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    The review is here you moany sods
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-12-07-super-smash-bros-ultimate-review-a-messy-magical-festival-of-video-games
  • Bowtop 7 Dec 2018 15:00:22 3 posts
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    Servers are struggling on launch day. What else is new?
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