Ex-Nintendo Employee Admits He’s Frustrated With Switch Online, Demands More Transparency

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Everyone has an opinion about the Switch Online service, and it seems former Nintendo employees are no different.

In a very honest response to a fan question, the former Nintendo Minute Kit co-host (who now runs a weekly podcast with Krysta) shared his own thoughts on Nintendo’s current strategy of “drip” classic games.

Turns out he’s a bit frustrated with the whole service, and while he didn’t care for the initial NES and SNES offerings for Switch Online, he feels everything after that has been “pretty bad” for most and that there is no clear indication of what the plan is going forward.

“I think giving people an indication of what the plan is helps, like how often am I going to get them…I think the early NES and Super Nintendo games – they were great groups of games, but everything what followed was kind of bad for the most part, and it got very inconsistent, so it’s like they’re done with this stuff compared to some stuff they dug up that I never got heard of…yeah so that’s what worries me where they added Nintendo 64 and Genesis it’s like what’s the plan I almost have more faith in Sega to deliver their best Genesis stuff, than I don’t do it with the other platforms.

Regarding what other platforms Nintendo should add, Kit thinks maybe Nintendo should give fans “newer” systems because apparently Ice Hockey for NES is not enough these days.

“It’s just me, if I was still working at Nintendo, I wish I had something newer, because this stuff is old… If you’re a young gamer, you’re like what it is, and why would I like to play ice hockey on the NES, it doesn’t mean anything to me…a lot of these NES games are like the very first NES games that belong in a museum.”

Krysta added that GameCube games might help the situation, and Kit reiterated how the company needs to be more transparent with its plans for the service.

“…IIt’s just hard to understand what I’m getting out of it, so I think it would help a lot if they were just a bit more transparent about what the plan is for each of those levels.”

What do you think of Kit’s comments for NSO? Do you think Nintendo needs to provide more information on what it plans to do with the various online levels in the future? Leave your own thoughts below.


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