Jump to content

Nintendo Switch


deKay
 Share

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Mr Do 71 said:

I loved Diddy Kong Racing, but I bet the framerate will be painful. Plus I always wished the karts etc… were faster.

 

Mario Kart 64 was awful. The tracks felt like they went on forever, and who thought that having to wait for a train to pass was a good idea.

 

 

Replayed DKR few months back,  no issues with frame rate at all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Strafe said:

Dying Light on Switch runs rather well, all things considered 

 

 


just watched this with the sound off so couldn’t hear any of the chat/criticism, but that looked bloomin’ impressive. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, geldra said:


just watched this with the sound off so couldn’t hear any of the chat/criticism, but that looked bloomin’ impressive. 


I’ve got a copy coming tomorrow!

 

I meant to message you - simply games offered a £10 part refund or return for the bashed up Metroid dread box. I did the latter but if you’re keeping it they’ll give you a few quid back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, Professor Puzzles said:

 

I thought I saw both Donkey Kong 64 and Banjo Kazooie on the new advert for Nintendo Online.

 

EDIT: Yep, Banjo Kazooie was in there at least.

 

Banjo was published by Nintendo, as was Donkey Kong 64 (And while we're at it, Goldeneye)

 

Perfect Dark was published by Rare.

 

I suspect this makes a big difference.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, Strafe said:


I’ve got a copy coming tomorrow!

 

I meant to message you - simply games offered a £10 part refund or return for the bashed up Metroid dread box. I did the latter but if you’re keeping it they’ll give you a few quid back.


Same, £10 was a piss take. I told them that so they offered £15. Sent it back and ordered from Nintendo. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A rather incendiary video from Jim, and tbh I agree with him about Nintendo Online being a bit of a rip off, but I don’t agree with everything he says. It’s not an easy subject to just be for or against, there are good arguments both ways, but the idea that Nintendo shouldn’t charge for old ROMS because it’s easier and more convenient, not to mention cheaper, to just pirate them is, weird. 
 

I mean you could argue that with literally anything; books, movies, music etc. 
 

And no way are Kotaku innocent here either, with comments such as “thank God for pirates” in their “news” article on Dread emulation. 
 

Anyway, here it is.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Strafe said:

Dying Light looks to run pretty well based on a 5 minute go - I haven't hit the open world yet though so let's see. Not as blurry as Witcher 3, that's for sure.

 

Very tempted to buy it, would be keen for further thoughts once you've managed to play a bit more.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Blunted said:

 

Very tempted to buy it, would be keen for further thoughts once you've managed to play a bit more.

 

I'll give it a few hours this evening, hopefully. I've never played it before so hoping it will be good fun! Also comes with some stickers, a journal and a fold out map, all in a box (like Witcher 3, really). None to these extras should influence your purchase, mind because I don't really see the point!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is Dying Light physical only, or a staggered digital release or something? It’s nowhere to be found on the eshop, not even in the coming soon section or by searching. 
 

edit. Ah :hmm:

Quote

Dying Light on Switch is unavailable to buy digitally in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, meaning players in these regions can only purchase the game physically if they want to play. That's because Dying Light is banned in Germany, where the Nintendo eShop for Europe, Australia and New Zealand is registered, meaning that the eShop can't sell the digital version


https://www.techradar.com/amp/news/why-you-may-not-be-able-to-buy-dying-light-on-switch-digitally

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the point of the video is buried a bit but it is a good one.

 

If you make it easier to legitimately get hold of stuff, more convenient and decent price with good features then people won't bother with the faff of pirating. The point about NEtflix etc is well made, it worked and people paid for it and pirated less - I certainly did. Now the video market fragments it is about which of the streaming services to pay for and missing out on stuff and hey presto piracy will increase.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the bundling of Animal Crossing DLC is a bizarre decision. Asking you to pay for something you can’t even access unless you’ve bought the full game outright is one thing, but also making that the only way you can play N64 games is just ridiculous. 
 

And I don’t care about licensing costs or whatever the claim for it being expensive is, either soak it up or don’t do it - it’s not like they’re being forced to offer Megadrive games or whatever. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I broadly agree with the Sterling video when it comes to retro games, but not sure her argument works for more recent releases (Literally one of the arguments was that the devs got paid for their work back in the 90s).


Also I’ll probably need a bit more convincing that one of the biggest videogame websites announcing you can emulate a game won’t affect sales than because it just won’t.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well how is he going to prove it one way or the other? It’s his opinion, and I agree with it.

 

The fact is emulation of something like that is strictly for nerds who can be bothered with it only, and they will make up a tiny fraction of the copies that end up in circulation, compared to people who will just buy it because they want to play it on a Switch and that’s what you do to play it on a Switch. Most people just cba with piracy when it comes down to it, even if they have the know how…and the majority don’t even have that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, ZOK said:

Well how is he going to prove it one way or the other? It’s his opinion, and I agree with it.

 

The fact is emulation of something like that is strictly for nerds who can be bothered with it only, and they will make up a tiny fraction of the copies that end up in circulation, compared to people who will just buy it because they want to play it on a Switch and that’s what you do to play it on a Switch. Most people just cba with piracy when it comes down to it.


Yeah you’re probably right. I’m not sure the arguments quite coalesced convincingly between emulating old and new games though, especially if you swapped out Metroid for say, Sable or Silksong. 
 

Also pointing to Spotify as a good example of anything other than screwing over the people that made the content is shakey ground too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Stanley said:

the bundling of Animal Crossing DLC is a bizarre decision. Asking you to pay for something you can’t even access unless you’ve bought the full game outright is one thing, but also making that the only way you can play N64 games is just ridiculous. 
 

And I don’t care about licensing costs or whatever the claim for it being expensive is, either soak it up or don’t do it - it’s not like they’re being forced to offer Megadrive games or whatever. 

 

They would've had to pay MS for Banjo Kazooie too.

Also, assuming they're coming - Wave Race and 1080 have licences attached to them, for example.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.