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Enjoying CrossCode so far, the menu lag is real but only a bit annoying.

 

Could do with some deadzone tweaking for the analogue sticks though, it's almost unplayable with my original ones due to analogue stick drift. Just constantly aiming in whatever direction the joycon is drifting.

 

Appreciate this isn't CrossCode's fault explicitly but this is the hardware we're living with.

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Bought Sunset Riders the other day and it appears to be completely fantastic. I somehow had managed to miss that the Arcade Archives titles are made by Hamster who also do the excellent ACA Neo Geo releases. 

 

Are there any other highlights in Arcade Archives I may have missed? I love those caravan/high score modes. :wub:

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On 10/07/2020 at 15:22, strawdonkey said:

Enjoying CrossCode so far, the menu lag is real but only a bit annoying.

 

Could do with some deadzone tweaking for the analogue sticks though, it's almost unplayable with my original ones due to analogue stick drift. Just constantly aiming in whatever direction the joycon is drifting.

 

Appreciate this isn't CrossCode's fault explicitly but this is the hardware we're living with.


How is the performance in general? Seen a few reports saying it suffers badly from frequent slowdown.

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Other than the menu lag it's ok. I've not seen any major slowdown but the frame rate can be a little choppy in places. 

 

I've got used to it but it'd be nice if it was a little more slick, though it's not caused me any noticeable problems that I can't blame on lack of skill yet :)

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Certain areas have poor frame rate, I had one very large battle get very very choppy but otherwise it's not the battles, it's large outdoor areas with a lot of npcs milling about (real npcs, so in-fiction other players not in-fiction npcs) so it doesn't really affect gameplay too much (it can maybe make the Alundra-esque 'platforming' exploration puzzles slightly harder). 

 

Not seen slowdown. 

 

The guy in charge of the port has been on twitter saying a patch which should fix a lot of that has already been submitted to Nintendo so should be fixed soon. It doesn't detract massively  but it is a pity. If you're sensitive to performance the Xbox Game Pass version may be best for now. 

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On 10/07/2020 at 15:20, rgraves said:

Does this mean *we're* the Eurogamer source that's always previously informed them of every breaking news story?

 

Someone has to step up since GAF imploded and Jeffrey Matulef mysteriously stopped writing for EG.

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Weirdly just had a email from Nintendo stating a game I've tried the demo for is now on sale and provided a link to purchase it.

But when I check the game on the UK eShop via a browser (not on my Switch as I'm not near it atm) it still shows the full price. All a tad strange, wonder if they have just sent out the email early or something.

 

 

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Maybe I'll recheck on my Switch later to see f I get the samething.

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I hurt my shoulder so I can’t PC game. I was going to play CrossCode on Gamepass but needs must so I paid money for it on my Switch.

 

It’s very, very good with caveats.

 

I love the setting and the story so far. The dialogue is good and the character is written well despite some interesting limitations. I had to turn down the combat and puzzle difficulty. Combat early on was pretty brutal and my aging reactions need more time for the puzzles. I’m almost at the second dungeon now. Some of the enemies are just a fucking chore to fight though. Mostly the ones that spend all their time darting around the screen. I’m really enjoying it though. The first dungeon was bigger and more interesting than most endgame dungeons in other jprgs. God only knows what I’m going to end up in for the second :) I like the skill tree system. The trade system for the best gear can do one though. By the time you’ve scrounged up enough stuff for the gear you’ve outlevelled it anyway. I take it if it’s there but I’ve been doing mostly store bought with some found.

 

Sadly the Switch version does have some performance issues at times. In towns I don’t care. It kinda fits the mmo vibe they’re going for but it’s weird doing some combat, getting down to the last couple of enemies and seeing the game pop back into 60. That being said the devs have a patch going through cert to fix those so fingers crossed. Also I’m too thick for a lot of the puzzles.

 

I think the biggest issue I have is the lack of guidance for the main story. I spent two hours in the first dungeon and when I came out got told “We should go and do that quiz!” and I literally had to lookup where I was supposed to go because I’d forgotten. I don’t mind lack of pointers for the side stuff since they’re all optional but the main stuff could do with some assistance at times. Also the maps are a glorious insane maze that delights and infuriates in equal measure.

 

It might sound like I’m shitting on the game but I wouldn’t have made this post or put in about 8 hours so far if I wasn’t enjoying myself :)

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57 minutes ago, PrimalSage said:

 

GAF has gone from strength to strength since the resetera bunch left them. Much better IMO. 


Care to elaborate? I don't particularly like either faction but the last time I saw GAF it had descended into an alt-right shithole and it seems that the posters there are still using terminology like "cucked".

Giving them the benefit of the doubt, I had a look this evening and found that the first unstickied thread in their Off-Topic was an 89 page-long epic about arses, which I found oddly poetic.

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8 hours ago, DeciderVT said:


Care to elaborate? I don't particularly like either faction but the last time I saw GAF it had descended into an alt-right shithole and it seems that the posters there are still using terminology like "cucked".

 

 

Probably an alt to be honest. Two posts about kickmen and then some poor quality bait about Neogaf

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First review I've seen for Neon Abyss, which releases tomorrow,  very promising:

 

 

 

Conclusion of their review:

 

+
Top notch synergies done right
Sold core gameplay control
Weird but satisfying weapons
Tons and tons to unlock
Fun and creative boss fights, but ...

 

-
Not a large variety of 'mid' bosses
Area are not too visually different

 

9.3/10 Astonishing

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4 hours ago, Peb Kacharach said:

 

This is the sane position.

 

NeoGAF has been decimated and alt-right, pro-Trump memes fly freely. The sort of people who campaign about censorship in DOAX etc. Never go there.

ResetERA has insane moderating, is full of plants marketing their games with fake topics, and a subset of what you might call "Nintendo-furries-who-should-be-on-a-watchlist".

 

ERA is at least worth dipping into for the industry gossip and leaks.


Now do Rllmuk! 

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4 hours ago, grounded_dreams said:

First review I've seen for Neon Abyss, which releases tomorrow,  very promising:

 

 

 

Conclusion of their review:

 

+
Top notch synergies done right
Sold core gameplay control
Weird but satisfying weapons
Tons and tons to unlock
Fun and creative boss fights, but ...

 

-
Not a large variety of 'mid' bosses
Area are not too visually different

 

9.3/10 Astonishing

 

I just had to remove our review, as meant to be embargoed until tomorrow (after an update from the pubs). Hope I haven't blacklisted us

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