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It’s forgivable to miss it in all other E3 demos, but Intellivision’s Amico-focused video event is very interesting because it allows us to see how it becomes a surprisingly Nintendo-like game console (some consider three It should probably not be surprising that former Nintendo executives are involved).
Although Amico will certainly not challenge products such as PS5 and Xbox Series X (the industry veteran who hosted the video, Tommy Tallarico is very honest about it), it is a product that seems to have a lot of Similar to Nintendo’s idea.
Take the controller as an example; they not only have a touch screen and provide Wii-style motion control, they also allow you to carry your entire game collection with you-so if you visit a friend’s house, you can dock the controller in their Amico base system and Play all your games too.
There is also the fact that Amico’s controller has its own display, allowing asymmetric multiplayer games, just like Wii U-the difference here is Every The player has his own screen, not just one person. The video above shows an example of how to use this feature, where the last player gets a special prompt on his controller screen to help balance the odds. If you want, you can even connect your smartphone to the console and let more than two people participate-as Tallarico pointed out, Amico’s focus is on local multiplayer games, and reproduces having a room of people participating instead of playing The thrill of the game and strangers thousands of miles away.
Another clever way is to include RFID, which means you will get a gift card with store credit, which can be unlocked by simply clicking on the console-it’s easier than having to enter the code on the back of the scratch card Many. The system also provides LED light display (we are worried that it will become annoying after a period of time) and will support digital with Physical game release. Amico even has a built-in achievement system, if you get the highest score in a particular game in a certain month, you can get physical rewards, such as official certificates.
Although Amico looks more and more promising, the more we see, the stumbling block seems to be software. Compared with the games on the Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft platforms, these games-recognized as cheap, the cost of digital games does not exceed $10, and the cost of physical games does not exceed $20-compared with games on the Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft platforms In comparison, it looks pretty basic and more advantageous than free smartphone games. High-quality software always requires a large amount of hardware to be transferred, and Amico’s apparent lack of AAA content has been a problem for some time.Still, it’s getting Earthworm Jim, And the new title of the team behind Ecco dolphin, and so can Find a niche– Although Doug TenNapel’s participation in his predecessor did not seem to help Amico attract development talent.
After a year of delay, Amico finally went on sale on October 10 this year, with a starting price of $250. Will you give it a chance? Please let us know in the comments below.
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