[Switch, Pre Order] Paper Mario: The Origami King $64 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Looks like amazon is matching Harvey Normans Price for Paper Mario.

Releases 17 July 2020

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  • +2 votes

    And you are more likely to get it on launch day from Amazon (if that matters to you)

    • +3 votes

      in some cases, earlier.

    • +3 votes

      Days later in my experience (WA issue?)

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        yeah, that kind of the problem being on the opposite coastline. I think they only have 2 warehouses in NSW and VIC.
        It's not really a Amazon specific issue though.

        • +1 vote

          They could plan around it though. Except right now due to covid

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            @justtoreply: It's just a tough break that WA residents have to live with, which is worse off shipping times.
            Business's have a one sized fit all approach and i don't think they will change that approach.

    • +1 vote

      Have pre-ordered quite a few games from Amazon and all arrived launch day (I'm in VIC)
      AusPost has been super slow of late but this hasn't seemed to impact Amazon orders - different delivery crew?
      I've received food products next day over the last few weeks.

  • +13 votes

    Yeah, I’ll wait for reviews on this one.

    • +1 vote

      Based on previous titles in the series, good call

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      Battle system does look pretty interesting.

      To be honest the Paper Mario series has had good exploration/writing, so if this battle system ends up being really good then it'll be a day one purchase.

      • +3 votes

        I agree that it looks interesting, it reminds me a bit of Radiant Historia, but if the battles are completely redundant like in the previous two games, it doesn't really matter how interesting it is.

        • +3 votes

          Yeah that's true, I remember avoiding battles in Sticker Star bc they literally have zero impact

    • +1 vote

      Thousand Year Door was amazing. Color Splash was virtually unplayable with horrible, pointless battles and repetition and repetition.

      Good call.

    • +3 votes

      Me too. Hopefully it's more Thousand Year Door and less….everything since.

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    wish digital versions were cheaper more often i had cartridges….

    • +11 votes

      Physical > digital imo

      • +3 votes

        Especially with Nintendo Switch games.

        • Nintendo games hold their value basically forever, so you can always resell whenever you want.

        • Nintendo Switch physical games come fully on the cartridge (with the exception of a few shitty ones most often from Activision)

        • Nintendo Switch physical games do not require installation

        • Nintendo Switch physical games play directly off the cartridge and take up next to zero storage space (basically just your save game, history, and a ICON file for the game)

        • Switch carts are tiny and basically every carry case for the switch has pockets for at least 20 games (technically you could probably carry more games on carts than you could install on an SD card, so physical is even more portable)

        You're mad to buy digital switch games IMO. I cannot believe that people are willing to give up money, ownership, the ability to insure, the ability to share, trade, etc. just because what…? You're so lazy you can't be bothered swapping a 4.0 gram cartridge???

    • +9 votes

      Omg here come the digital is better or physical cartridge is better crowds

      • +5 votes

        Each to their own. Digital has convenience while physical is resellable and likely better in the (very) long term.
        I also like the inserting cartridge part, though it is much more satisfying with bigger cartridges like the SNES and N64

        • +4 votes

          Depends on the game. For this, a game that you most likely will beat the story and then never play it again. Its good to go physical since you can re-sell.

          But for something like Mario Kart or Smash bros, digital all the way. You wanna just have ti ready when you wanna play a quick game and you're not likely to sell.

        • +3 votes

          Digital has its own inconveniences, too, with having to micromanage your storage. Unless you have a 512GB+ SD card, that is, which still don't come cheap. I buy all my games physically, and my 128GB SD card is already full just from the few digital-only games I've purchased.

          • +1 vote

            @dano: This. I won't buy digital PS4 games anymore cos it means I need to delete something else. Too annoying.

            • +1 vote

              @noodlesfordaddy: PS4 works a little differently. You still need to install games to your HDD regardless of whether you purchased it physically or digitally. It still saves you having to download/redownload the game, though, which these days can sometimes take hours, especially with Australian internet. The Switch reads games directly from the cartridge, so it's always available to play at a moments notice.

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              @noodlesfordaddy: I still haven't ran out of space. Got a 4TB drive plugged in the back of the PS4

        • +4 votes

          Inserting is always more satisfying when bigger.

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          Yeah if there’s ever been proof that size matters, it’s in the snes/n64 vs Switch Cartridge Insertion Satisfaction Debate. Switch cartridges are so small that they’re really hard to get in sometimes. Although, I also liked pushing GameCube discs down with my fingers. You really know when you’ve hit the spot with those.

          Digital can never replace the real thing, but I guess there’s a lot less emotional attachment.

    • +12 votes

      Think of it this way. Digital is only available as long as the digital service is around, youre essentially paying the ability to access, not own. Physical does not have that restriction.

      • -1 vote

        Physical can be lost, broken or stolen. That's far more likely to happen than the digital access being removed)

        • +3 votes

          No, it's far less likely that it will be stolen etc. Digital access WILL be removed. Nintendo have demonstrated this with the Wii-U. Whether you care when that happens in 10 years from now is another thing.

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            @justtoreply: Thats just a straight up lie.

            Digital access did not get removed. You can still play games you have downloaded. What they removed is the ability to purchase games on the ORIGINAL wii, and even then you can still download games you already have purchased. Eventually they will remove the ability to download your digital games, but if you've got them already then you're not losing them.

            And Wii U still has full functionality as far as I can tell.

            Not to mention as they go more digital they will keep these services going even longer. Original Wii had such basic online download service and its lasted 14 years and counting. Switch will be even longer and when they eventually pull down the servers that you download from, you can download everything you've bought and back them up on your PC. Can you backup those physical copies? How long do you think those tiny bits of plastic will last before wearing out, getting lost, stolen?

            So no, that's just not true lmao.

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              @ScruffTheJanitor: They gave warning you couldn't download iirc. I only had mario kart dlc so didn't care

            • +2 votes

              @ScruffTheJanitor: In saying that, last year they stopped the ability to download (in any capacity) from the original Wii e-shop.
              It's an inevitability that will come for any digital storefront, you cant really argue that, its even outlined in EULA's for these shops.
              If Valve went under tomorrow, its a high possibility that you'd lose your entire library as you don't own the game, you own the right to access said game until such a time the market is still available.

              The statement regarding Physical can be lost is a fair point, but that is on the individual rather than the vendor, and there is a large enough 2nd hand market which evidently shows hardware/software lasting 4-decades or more. The Crux of my point is when this is imposed on the individual, rather than a result of being forgetful, or terrible at losing things.

              Once the digital market is gone can only be sourced digitally through illegal methods, only legal method is the 2nd hand market which is a physical one, meaning that it has infinitely more longevity when we look at the legal market in a vacuum. yes, you can back up physical, you could always backup physical, again through via illegal means.

              Foregoing legality, then digital is infinitely more prosperous and long lasting, than the legal one and i'd agree gaming via those means are better than the physical option in some respects, but then we are going ease of access vs tangible goods, and that's just really subjective opposed to true ownership of products, which i'm a huge proponent of ownership.

              • -2 votes

                @Velathial: I never really did argue that, did I? I never said it wouldn't happen. Difference is you said they remove access, which they don't. They remove ability to RE-DOWNLOAD the games. If you already have them downloaded, then you don;'t lose them and won't lost them ever.

                Sourcing? Who cares about sourcing? What does that have to do with what version you buy now? Absolutely nothing. I can buy all digital now and then when the shops not running, buy physical for any extra games can't I? And also when the eshop stops running, these devices will be hacked so wide open you can 'source' digital copies with ease.

                You can backup your games legally with digital, you can not with physical.

                If you're backing up your physical games, then you've hacked your device and have the ability to run pirated games. So at that point, what's the point of owning physical? If you're going completely legal and physical your games can not be backed up.

                Also you don't truly own the games you buy physically. You are still just buying a license.

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          Physical can be insured. By default it's part of your home contents insurance.

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        You still have your digital version on your SD card. Its doesn't disappear when servers eventually get shutdown.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah digital is so much more appealing and convenient when you also play/use Ring fit daily and don't have to be constantly swapping around.. ;)

      Luckily I still had one NSO voucher left from last year (ultimately decided against something I originally got it for) which was set to expire in July anyway.
      Pre-order couldn't have come at a more convenient time for me.

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      Digital is the biggest scam game companies have pulled on consumers. Taking away all your ownership rights and 50% of people have lapped it up.

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    TBH I haven't really loved paper mario since the n64 iteration (which was amazing). They always review well, but I still haven't really liked them since.

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    Does 10 off new app purchase work?

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    which is the best mario with yoshi game in switch (like mario bro in wii, not party game serial)?

    • +2 votes

      Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Super Mario Maker 2 are all great.

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        Super mario world doesn't appear to be for switch?

        • +2 votes

          It if if you have a Nintendo Online Membership which allows you to play a bunch of SNES games.

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            @Stoz: how is super mario maker vs deluxe which one wpuld you pick?

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              @hishaken: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is better for multiplayer.

              Super Mario Maker 2 is amazing provided you have a Nintendo Online Membership, which is required to play levels other people upload. There are lots of trash levels online, but the levels with lots of plays and likes are incredibly creative and well made. You can play Mario Maker 2 multiplayer but most levels people make are designed for single player.

              If you don't have Nintendo Online, search the ozbargain classifieds and find someone splitting a family membership, which reduces the cost significantly.

    • +1 vote

      I'm not quite sure what you're actually asking but Super Mario Odyssey is incredible

  • +3 votes

    I like when game like it when get announced and come out right away instead of years in advance.

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    Hm, come on $58

  • +1 vote

    I just don't buy anything from Harvey Norman on principal, plus he screwed australians over just sso he didn't have to actually make Harvey Norman competitive in the market. That said usually Amazon matches the cheapest price around, whether its JB-Hifi or someone else. JB often won't advertise the marked down price until the week or so before.

    I'm only vaguely interested in the game. Never played paper mario before. There are a few decent games coming out over the next few months as well.

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    Not a fan of the boxart

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    The only Paper Mario game I've played was The Thousand Year Door on GC, and I absolutely loved it. I've seen a few things since then from Nintendo that haven't done it for me - ironically coming off as a bit of a gimmick - like the sticker version of Paper Mario, and the cardboard/arts 'n crafts styled Yoshi game.. and I'm a little worried this origami stuff will lean more in that direction for me personally..

    Still keen the check it out, but I'd be lying if a part of me just wished they'd re-release the Thousand Year Door on the Switch. Waiting for digital sale ;)

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      I've lost alot of interest too. First kart (I liked it when there were only 3 classes of kart and jump-miniturbos), then 2d mario lost my interest, then paper mario, now even 3d mario hasn't really done it for me. None of the games are bad, critically speaking theyre great, but something about that gameplay hasn't grabbed me. I'm kind of hard to please in my old age/experience perhaps.

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    I guess I'll try price matching at jbhifi.

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    Cheers for the heads up

    Daughter was asking about this when I asked her what she wanted for her birthday

    Pre ordered the only downside is it gets released 3 days after her birthday