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On 26/12/2019 at 18:52, Cheyenne said:

Hard West is £1.79 in the sale. I've had my eye on it for years, always wondering if it would ever get a console port. Then it gets a Switch one! Been playing it a bit today and I'm rather immersed. Nice Xcom-alike with a tasty Weird West theme. At times it can look a bit cheap (some companions menu faces look like early 90's 3D models) but I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Map interaction is a little like West of Loathing too. More cowboy games please!

Sold. Love me an XCOM style game and this did look rather intriguing. +1 for more cowboy games too.

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So I got a bunch of credit for Christmas and went on a rampage...

 

- Baldur's Gate pack

- Rogue Legacy

- The Swindle

- Streets of Rogue

- Swords of Ditto

- Pan-Pan

- Blazing Beaks

 

I expect to play less than half of these.

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Burned through hollow knight recently after buying the physical version and it inspired me to add more boxed games to my library.

bloodstained, dead cells: goty, wargroove and dragon quest XI S.

I’m going to be sorted for a while I feel.

 

Bloodstained is something. Not going lie they should have delayed its release.

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8 hours ago, Dig Dug said:

Bloodstained is something. Not going lie they should have delayed its release.

 

If you think it's bad now, you should have seen it three patches ago. Input lag has now been fixed, at least, loading times improved somewhat, and there's a fourth major patch on the way which they've suggested will upgrade visuals and hopefully bring it more in line with the other console versions.

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17 hours ago, deKay said:

Sayonara Wild Hearts has an incredible soundtrack and a nice graphic style but it seems to be just yet another into-the-screen auto runner. I’m really not seeing how people are proclaiming it’s a possible GOTY when it’s just a reskin of a trillion other near identical games. This one doesn’t even have a hook like rhythm matching or anything. Unless I’m missing something? 


Same here. This year’s Emperor’s New Clothes for me.

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18 hours ago, deKay said:

Sayonara Wild Hearts has an incredible soundtrack and a nice graphic style but it seems to be just yet another into-the-screen auto runner. I’m really not seeing how people are proclaiming it’s a possible GOTY when it’s just a reskin of a trillion other near identical games. This one doesn’t even have a hook like rhythm matching or anything. Unless I’m missing something? 

 

33 minutes ago, jonamok said:


Same here. This year’s Emperor’s New Clothes for me.

 

For me, it's all the elements combined to make something special - enjoyable gameplay, great graphics, a well told story and a fantastic soundtrack. Playing it put a massive smile on my face and reminded me why I love games. Mind you, I can't say I've played a lot of other into-the-screen runners.

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12 hours ago, friedgold said:

So I got a bunch of credit for Christmas and went on a rampage...

 

- Baldur's Gate pack

- Rogue Legacy

- The Swindle

- Streets of Rogue

- Swords of Ditto

- Pan-Pan

- Blazing Beaks

 

I expect to play less than half of these.


Rogue Legacy, The Swindle and Swords of Ditto are all excellent rogue-lites albeit very different takes on the genre.

 

Pan-Pan was OK but I was a bit disappointed with it.

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2 minutes ago, acidbearboy said:

 

 

For me, it's all the elements combined to make something special - enjoyable gameplay, great graphics, a well told story and a fantastic soundtrack. Playing it put a massive smile on my face and reminded me why I love games. Mind you, I can't say I've played a lot of other into-the-screen runners.


It isn’t bad at all, don’t get me wrong. And the soundtrack is one of the best I’ve heard all year. But the gameplay has been done so many times before, often better.

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It's among my games of the year, but I imagine if the music and visual presentation don't elevate it enough for you then it's easy to see just the basic auto-runner underneath.

 

A shame, certainly, but I can understand where you're coming from.

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1 minute ago, acidbearboy said:

I can't even think of another auto runner I've played. What's hot?


Probably not on the Switch but the Rayman one. Also Harmo Knight and Runner2.

 

They’re 2D though. For 3D, probably something like Thumper.

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My son was kind enough to buy me a switch for Christmas . ( I can now sell my Wii u) . I thought Oo I can download Tetris 99 for free . Wonder if it’s any good ....


My life has been consumed . 

 

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35 minutes ago, PeteBrant said:

My son was kind enough to buy me a switch for Christmas . ( I can now sell my Wii u) . I thought Oo I can download Tetris 99 for free . Wonder if it’s any good ....


My life has been consumed . 

 

 

Are there not enough Wii U exclusives to keep the machine hanging around. Devil's Third for life yo! ;)

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Just now, Robo_1 said:

 

Are there not enough Wii U exclusives to keep the machine hanging around. Devil's Third for life yo! ;)

I have to justify rebuying the same games somehow!!  
 

of course when it comes to actually parting with it I may waver ..

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5 hours ago, deKay said:


Rogue Legacy, The Swindle and Swords of Ditto are all excellent rogue-lites albeit very different takes on the genre.

 

Pan-Pan was OK but I was a bit disappointed with it.

Aye, had been waiting to rebuy RL and Swindle after enjoying on my dearly departed Vita. Price point was ideal. Swords of Ditto I'm directly attributing or blaming on you but looks interesting. Pan-Pan/Hard West cost me about 3pence together with Gold Points so can't complain if they're little more than 5 minute wonders.

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On 27/12/2019 at 18:41, dreamylittledream said:

 


I got some too for Christmas and can also second this.
 

I have bought seemingly every grip going for the Switch with varying levels of success (Skull & Co one probably the best) but this also gives you full size sticks and buttons which makes a huge difference. Love it. Only minus really is the lack of motion controls

Does it do HD rumble?

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29 minutes ago, friedgold said:

Aye, had been waiting to rebuy RL and Swindle after enjoying on my dearly departed Vita. Price point was ideal. Swords of Ditto I'm directly attributing or blaming on you but looks interesting. Pan-Pan/Hard West cost me about 3pence together with Gold Points so can't complain if they're little more than 5 minute wonders.


Pan-Pan isn’t bad, but it was very much stylish but short and a bit empty. Cost me a couple of quid and I couldn’t complain for that too much so at 3p you won’t either :)

 

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1 hour ago, Sane said:

Does it do HD rumble?


No they have no independent battery so they have no rumble or motion controls and only work when connected to the switch (can’t use the doggy grip thing for tv play). Although the flip side is this makes them and light so despite the much bigger size of the machine with them attached it doesn’t weigh more than the switch with normal joycons.

 

 Lack of rumble is not really a big deal for me but the loss of motion controls means you can’t use them to play everything sadly

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What a lovely interface. I might need to do a factory reset. I’ve made him primary but linked my account, where I should have linked his child account...

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So is there a thread with friend codes? I might want to add some folk for trading Pokemon and some online games. 

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After spending the best part of two hours fiddling and replacing the stick _and_ the ribbon cable for the SL / SR buttons after snapping the ribbon cable, my left joycon has started flashing the battery icon on the controller settings screen between charging, full and empty. The joycon build quality is appalling. 
 

 

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On 26/12/2019 at 21:49, Flub said:

 

Thanks for this. I enjoyed Blazing Chrome so didn't blink at purchasing this set. Right, I think I've rinsed the eShop at this point and I have enough games to see me through to the winter of next year, haha.

 

I must admit, I wasn't aware at just what a treasure trove of indie titles the Switch was. I've increasingly bought more and more indie games this gen to the point that I've spent many more hours playing them than I have the big budget games for the main consoles. Already the Switch is feeling more and more like the natural successor to the Vita for me, rather than competition for the PS4 or Xbox One.

 

I have gone a bit nuts though, given the crazy eShop prices:

 

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So far the highlights have been the excellent run and gunner, Valfaris, the chop and runner (hack and slash?) Slain, In Between, a wonderful puzzle platformer with a real heartfelt narrative, My Friend Pedro, a tactical John Wick 'em up with a thumping Hotline Miami soundtrack, Raging Justice a Pitfighter meets Final Fight brawler, which only really clicks after you accept it's not Streets Of Rage with digitised sprites, Katana Zero, an immense 2d tactical action game which I can't wait to return to, Peace Death, a frankly hilarious stack 'em up with a delightful demonic twist and some brilliant mid-game dialogue between Death and the four horsemen and finally of course, Astral Chain, the game I was most excited to get the system for, which has somehow found itself relegated to a "quick look", whilst all these excellent indie games get the lime light.

 

Bayonetta 1&2 are a given for the awesome pile as is Saboteur 1&2 and there's a few games such as Bloodstained which I haven't got around to playing (and it seems I'd be best waiting for the next big patch at any rate). :)

 

That has to be it for now though! I'm already feeling as though I'll never find the time to do each game justice and heaven help my only non-Switch gaming purchase this Christmas, Day's Gone!

 

Seriously lovely system though and this seems like a great thread as the major system threads go. Right... back to it. :)

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Oh yeah, Toki's a bit shit.... nice collectors box though haha.

 

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2 hours ago, SeanR said:

What a lovely interface. I might need to do a factory reset. I’ve made him primary but linked my account, where I should have linked his child account...


https://my.nintendo.com/

 

But it is all so Nintendo.  Somehow I have linked my old NNID to my sons account so when I needed the permissions email for Overwatch after he bought it today, it went to an old gmail address.  Can I figure out how to change the parent account to my new one, can I bollocks.  Fortunately I remembered the gmail account address as otherwise I would have had a very unhappy child.

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I've not got the online subscription as yet. I k ow everyone loves Tetris 99 but I doubt I'll be playing much else online. Are there other perks like with PS+? 

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6 minutes ago, harbey said:

I've not got the online subscription as yet. I k ow everyone loves Tetris 99 but I doubt I'll be playing much else online. Are there other perks like with PS+? 


You get the SNES and NES games.

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8 minutes ago, davidcotton said:

Do most people know about https://www.dekudeals.com/ ?

 

Price tracker for switch games, similar to camelcamelcamel.  No idea about how accurate it is so use at your (and wallet)own peril!

 

Yeah, I actually use something similar, psprices.com, which does the same for multiple platforms.

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