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Games Using Toys

Discussion in 'Ogres Breakfast' started by ngocy9625, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. ngocy9625

    ngocy9625 New Member

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    First we had the Skylanders games, which they're still making games and toys for. Then Disney wanted to get a piece of the action with Disney Infinity. Then Nintendo decided to take it up a notch with their amiibo figures and cards, which are still being added to just about every month. Now Lego is stepping into the ring with their newest game, Lego Dimensions. It seems every year a company is going to jump on the toy and video game bandwagon.

    What are your thoughts on this? Do you think toy usage in video games are just stupid? Or do you want toys for your own favorite games?
     
  2. Grawl

    Grawl MLG King Ogre Veteran

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    Toy system in Skylanders looks good for me I would like to see more video games that are including gaming toys
     
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    Zalb33 Active Member Ogre Regular
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    I bought Skylanders for PC and the game itself is pretty good actually :)
     
  4. Aaddron

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    Expensive. No. Yes. However I wanna see much better implementation. Amiibos for example don't do much at all outside of Smash. Skylanders seems to do a decent job but it's a huge cash grab, it's all designed to force you to buy more if you want the full experience. The other two are mixes of poor implementation and expensive costs. The only one I've bought into so far has been Amiibo and that's collecting the Animal Crossing ones because I love that series... in practical terms though they do very very little and aren't worth buying if you aren't a fan. My hope is that will change with future games but right now they are just figures.

    Aside from cost I think the biggest issue with them right now is just software, not enough support or good games to justify them. Younger kids are easier in this regard so they still sell but for older gamers, we are like ehh these games just suck, what's the point?
     
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    Just announced today Disney is cancelling all Infinity development and will no longer self publish games. Really sucks for people who bought all them figures... however on the same coin if you've had your eye on any of them as collectibles or toys they may be getting a price cut soon.
     
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    Trumpets Well-Known Member Ogre Warrior

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    I use amiibo for games like splatoon
     
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    Fast forward a year and this market is kinda dead. I hear Lego Dimensions is still doing OK but even Skylanders is struggling now. Amiibo continues to do well for Nintendo (as collectors items) but they are still vastly under utilized in games. Not sure what the future holds for this genre but it's not looking that good at the moment.
     
  8. Snowy

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    I'd like to call this an accessory more than a toy, but how about the PokeWalker that came with Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver? It's a pedometer, but also has a screen that you can interact with to do things like use the PokeRadar to find Pokemon and use the Dowsing feature to collect items which you can transfer to Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver. I've had a great time using this accessory to encourage myself to walk more and spend more time outside. I don't see a lot of people using it anymore (probably because it's an old accessory now), but I thought it was pretty fun to play with.
     
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    It was a pretty neat accessory, I wish I could've got a hold of one and the game. They are pretty expensive now on the 3rd party markets. :/ Kinda hoping Nintendo brings it back down the road with a smartphone app or something, along with of course working with the latest pokemon game at the time.
     
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    ugmsrocks09 Well-Known Member Ogre Warrior

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    Yeah I don't get what's up with games like Skylanders, I find it too much work going to the story to buy characters, when you could just buy it in the game itself smh.
     
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    i didn't get into them but i know a channel that collects them
     
  12. Crownknight

    Crownknight You like Krabby Patties, don't you Squidward? Royal Ogre

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    I personally don't mind. It is, after all, a neat idea.
     

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