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33 minutes ago, Benny said:

If you don't own Breath of the Wild and are trying to decide between it and literally anything else... I mean I'm not saying it pulled me out of depression or anything but...

 

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It totally did and does. It's gaming joy in purest, distilled form.

 

 

It’s a choice between that, Smash, and forty pounds cash. I assume that not getting either would be a waste then. ;) 

 

I have a bundle deal figured out at a Large Faceless Retailer where I get a big discount via my employer, so fortunately I already know where I’m shopping.

 

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13 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

 

It’s a choice between that, Smash, and forty pounds cash. I assume that not getting either would be a waste then. ;) 

 

I have a bundle deal figured out at a Large Faceless Retailer where I get a big discount via my employer, so fortunately I already know where I’m shopping.

 

It's no question BoTW for me. My wife finished it, and she barely plays games anymore. It's a masterpiece.

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Yeah, BotW should be your first port of call. There's still nothing quite like it and I envy you getting to experience that world for the first time. 

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45 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

 

It’s a choice between that, Smash, and forty pounds cash. I assume that not getting either would be a waste then. ;) 

 

I have a bundle deal figured out at a Large Faceless Retailer where I get a big discount via my employer, so fortunately I already know where I’m shopping.

 

 

there is absolutely no question that it should be anything other than BotW... there's a reason most folks call it the best game ever made.  

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BotW flummoxed me at first (I really wasn’t used to the ‘open world’ style of gameplay), but after a couple of months of on-off play, it really grew on me in a way few games have ever had in decades of playing them. It’s a must-own for anyone with a Switch.

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1 hour ago, PeteJ said:

I'm now the proud owner of the new Nintendo Switch with Zelda :D

 

Bought it from Game, and you do indeed get a discount if bought with a game (£25 off? Something like that).

 

Quick question, I've got a spare 32gb SD card - is there a way to transfer saves from this one to a bigger one when I pick it up?

 

Saves are on the internal storage (and, in most cases, in cloud storage if you pay for the online service), not your SD card. Transferring games and screenshots etc to a new SD card is no problem.

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Okay, one last thing now I’ve figured out where in the living room this is going and have ordered a case and screen protector, are Curry’s any worse than anywhere else for ordering a console from? I’m getting 9% off.

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9 hours ago, Alex W. said:

Okay, one last thing now I’ve figured out where in the living room this is going and have ordered a case and screen protector, are Curry’s any worse than anywhere else for ordering a console from? I’m getting 9% off.

 

Make sure to post your BotW impressions in the appropriate thread... it’s always great to read when new players get into it

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If you don't taste the game card within the first 30 days of owning a Switch they just take it back. Because you don't deserve nice things. 

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2 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

Well that’s the console on the way now. Some time next week, rearranging my TV stand already.:omg:

What games did you get in the end, apart from those two?

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Hey I tried Zelda for the first time yesterday - it's pretty good. You should all try it out. 

 

At one point very early on I found an axe and thought I'd try hacking down a tree. It worked! I smiled. 

 

I also tried MK8. Seems ok. Is it worth doing the 50cc races because they are a bit slow and easy. 

 

PS - when I bought from Game tried to sell me a screen protector. Are these good to have? I'll get one so long as it doesn't impacted the touch screen.

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Having been initially sceptical, the idea of a Switch with greater power efficiency has really grown on me.  Not just for the couple of extra hours of Battery life in Handheld Mode as I have a few long range trips coming up, but also the lower power consumption/heat generation that Digital Foundry says the new model has overall.  Theres also the fact that my current Switch is a launch model & come 1st September it will be 2 & 1/2 years old, which was about when I upgraded my PS4 Standard to a Pro.

 

So, everything seems to be pointing towards me getting one, but I hesitate over the fact that unlike with the New Nintendo 3DS Nintendo haven't gone out of their way to make it clear that this is a revised model, other than with the box art & model number on the unit.  As such I would want to be sure that I'm getting the new model & not just an old one, & to that end I'm hesitant to order online with either Game or Amazon as although they both have listings for "Nintendo Switch (Improved Battery)" I'm not sure if I can trust that?

 

Can I sure it is the improved model if both Game & Amazon say so, or is the only way to be sure is to go to a store & ask to see the box before I buy?

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Game are advertising it in store and online as having Improved battery life, so should be safe. When I shopped around I found if there was a deal on with eshop credit it's the original model. 

 

I didn't find it clearly as the new model on Amazon when I checked on Friday. 

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17 minutes ago, PeteJ said:

I also tried MK8. Seems ok. Is it worth doing the 50cc races because they are a bit slow and easy. 

 

PS - when I bought from Game tried to sell me a screen protector. Are these good to have? I'll get one so long as it doesn't impacted the touch screen.

If you complete a higher difficulty championship it gives you the credit for all easier settings too. I think most of the unlocks are to do with how many coins you collect anyway.

 

I think a screen protector is a good purchase, some people have reported scuffs/scratches from just docking and undocking the console.

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17 hours ago, Alex W. said:

9C625A01-9122-4569-9053-D4741AAB56B9.thumb.jpeg.4bf11d0ce242015cf13f52e8bfb5070a.jpegThese arrived before anything else, so all I can do is admire the adorable cases (half the size so you can buy twice as many!) and resist the urge to see what all the fuss about the game card flavour was about.

 

Don’t forget to claim the gold coins you get with every game card by pressing + and going into the My Nintendo Rewards Programme menu. 

 

...then use those points to buy Hollow Knight from the eShop!

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2 minutes ago, Popo said:

 

Don’t forget to claim the gold coins you get with every game card by pressing + and going into the My Nintendo Rewards Programme menu. 

 

...then use those points to buy Hollow Knight from the eShop!

A lot of early games won't be able to be redeemed for gold coins. You get 2 years from release (I think) to claim the coins, which means Zelda and Mario Kart won't be eligible. 

 

You should still totally get Hollow Knight, though. 

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