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Rena

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Posted on 05-01-18 05:02:52 PM Link | Quote
Had to rush out and get a Switch when news of the hax dropped, so I got this too. Gotta say, it's not bad, but Double Dash is still better. (However, you don't lose items as easily in 8, which almost makes it the better game itself... ) And oh man so many tracks.

One thing that bugs me is the steering feels super inconsistent. Like sometimes it's fine and other times my turning radius is literally the moon. I hope this isn't the left joycon issue I keep hearing about?

Compared to earlier games, I feel like 12 players at once is too much (so many shells!) and the tracks have way too much going on with the roads waving up and down and all sorts of crap in the way. I felt the same about Wii and 7, so... :| Plus now we have coins as items which stinks. But it's still pretty fun, overall.
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Posted on 05-01-18 09:29:52 PM Link | Quote
Nice!

I didn't bother getting it because I had plenty of fun with the original Mario Kart 8, and my interest in it dropped off by the time DLC Pack 2 came out since I have nobody to play with locally. I really like that they finally brought back the classic style of battle mode, but with nobody to play with locally, it's not enough for me to get it again.
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Posted on 05-02-18 02:56:10 AM Link | Quote
did you turn off steering aid? that adjusts your steering automatically to help you stay on the track, new to 8 DX iirc and i've seen some wacky turns with it
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Posted on 05-02-18 01:06:37 PM Link | Quote
I did. I'm also not sure what auto accelerate does but I have that turned off too. The "manual" doesn't explain a lot.

It gets hard on the fingers quickly. Maybe my hands are too big for this thing. Especially trying to hold an item behind you makes it awkward to hold the controller.

One cute detail I noticed is that when you honk, everyone nearby jumps. I don't know if it does anything though?
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Posted on 05-02-18 07:15:07 PM Link | Quote
The honk reaction is a cute effect, but it's just a little visual thing. The original version has it, too. It doesn't carry over through online races, as otherwise you'd probably see everyone honking and jumping constantly before each race.
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Posted on 05-02-18 09:40:44 PM Link | Quote
i think the honking is only client-side but eh haven't played online in forever

mk8 is so good!!!!! i put like 120 hours on wii u and at... least... 60? on switch

it's zen as hell when you internalize all the courses at 200cc and you're just flying through, trying to stick to the racing line you've built out for yourself
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Posted on 05-10-18 07:37:20 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rena
I did. I'm also not sure what auto accelerate does but I have that turned off too. The "manual" doesn't explain a lot.

It gets hard on the fingers quickly. Maybe my hands are too big for this thing. Especially trying to hold an item behind you makes it awkward to hold the controller.

One cute detail I noticed is that when you honk, everyone nearby jumps. I don't know if it does anything though?

Auto accelerate is a god-send, I recommend you try playing with it. You still need to time an A press for the starting boost, but after that you can let go of the button leaving your thumb to, well, not have to hold the button anymore. Can't speak for how well it works with 200cc, but for anything else I find it's way easier on my hand.
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