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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Skinypupy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:14 pm

Played a few more rounds of Slay the Spire last night, and am starting to come around to the gameplay. Strategizing around how to use very limited resources is actually pretty fun. I beat the first tower boss a couple times, and have almost been able to get to the second boss (holy difficulty spike for Act 2, Batman!).

The overall aesthetic still does absolutely nothing for me though. I think it generally looks and sounds terrible, which usually doesn't bode well for long term engagement with me. We'll see.

Quick question. There's a "Daily Quest" listed on the main menu. My Switch is connected to WiFi, but no matter what I do, that daily quest says "Offline". Is there some sort of toggle I'm supposed to hit to make it go online?
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Post by Zaxxon » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:17 pm

Not sure. I haven't tried the daily on Switch yet, only Steam. I do know that MegaCrit says a big Switch bug fix patch is coming any day now.

Wait till you reach Act IV. :)

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by YoungGrumpyMan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:40 pm

Has anyone played Box Boy! + Box Girl! that would care to give me their impressions? Planning to buy it for the Switch, but wanted to hear people's opinions first, if anyone has played it.

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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Picked up The Last Remnant Remaster yesterday.

I have it a half-hearted try on two previous systems. Hoping this will be the time that I can actually figure out the “seems cool but is mostly just bonkers” combat system.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:03 am

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Nintendo now has the Switch and Switch Lite, but what are the differences between the two consoles besides one being mainly a handheld system? There have been months of rumors and fan speculation leading up to Nintendo's recent announcement of the Switch Lite, but it's now official and is scheduled to release on September 20.
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Price: Nintendo Switch Lite is $100 cheaper since it's meant to be a cheaper alternative. The original Nintendo Switch costs $299.99 at retail whereas the Switch Lite costs $199.99.
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Play Modes: The Switch Lite doesn't come with a dock, HDMI cable, or Joy-Con controllers since it cannot dock at all or output to a TV. It also doesn't have a kickstand. All of this is meant to compel players to use the system as a handheld console.

Games: Even though the Nintendo Switch Lite shares its name with the Switch, not all Switch games can be played on it. Every game played on the Switch Lite must have a handheld mode. If a game doesn't, then "players can wirelessly connect compatible controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. If using separate Joy-Con controllers, users will need to have a device to recharge them, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip."

Colors: While the Nintendo Switch is only sold in black, the Switch Lite will be available in three colors: yellow, turquoise, and gray. There will also be a special "Zacian and Zamazenta Edition" of the console to celebrate the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield. This version features cyan and magenta buttons as well as designs of the two new legendary Pokemon, and will hit stores on November 8.
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Post by coopasonic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:04 am

I have been seriously considering a second switch to reduce the amount of fighting in the house. This is a perfect solution. It's too bad it comes out two weeks after the youngest's birthday.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:09 am

Would he take a preorder confirmation?
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Post by coopasonic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:09 pm

Yes and tell me where to shove it!


OK, just kidding. He wouldn't have to tell me.


Still kidding. I'm kidding, right?

OK for reals though, I *think* it would be taken as intended as long as he also gets his go kart birthday party which will cost significantly more than a switch lite. Ugh.
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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:21 pm

So this is the 3DS killer, eh?

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:27 pm

The 3DS came out eight years ago. The XL was seven.

I'd say it's had a good run, what with 75M sold.
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:28 pm

Nintendo insists this is not replacing the 3DS.

In unrelated news, Nintendo is full of shit.

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Post by wonderpug » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:29 pm

Smoove_B wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:21 pm
So this is the 3DS killer, eh?
The big Switch already killed it.

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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:32 pm

wonderpug wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:29 pm
The big Switch already killed it.
My 13 year old leads me to believe no, that's not the case - she still uses both.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by wonderpug » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 pm

Smoove_B wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:32 pm
wonderpug wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:29 pm
The big Switch already killed it.
My 13 year old leads me to believe no, that's not the case - she still uses both.
Huh. What's the next big 3DS exclusive to come? I feel like I haven't bought anything for it in ages.

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Post by Skinypupy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Hey, this looks like it could be a cool alternative for the kids to use!
Price: Nintendo Switch Lite is $100 cheaper since it's meant to be a cheaper alternative. The original Nintendo Switch costs $299.99 at retail whereas the Switch Lite costs $199.99.
Yay!
Play Modes: The Switch Lite doesn't come with a dock, HDMI cable, or Joy-Con controllers since it cannot dock at all or output to a TV. It also doesn't have a kickstand. All of this is meant to compel players to use the system as a handheld console.
Boo.
Games: Even though the Nintendo Switch Lite shares its name with the Switch, not all Switch games can be played on it. Every game played on the Switch Lite must have a handheld mode. If a game doesn't, then "players can wirelessly connect compatible controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. If using separate Joy-Con controllers, users will need to have a device to recharge them, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip."
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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:02 pm

wonderpug wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Huh. What's the next big 3DS exclusive to come? I feel like I haven't bought anything for it in ages.
She's been playing older Zelda games, Miitopia, one (more?) of the Animal Crossing games. She was just recommended to try Etrain Odyssey Nexus after going bananas for a tv/Youtube series called RWBY. The Switch is primarily used as a TV/Console device, whereas her 3DS is the portable gaming device. I feel like the 3DS is still easier to hold/manage/use for smaller hands and I think the battery life is way better.

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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:08 pm

It's also easier to stick in a purse or under as seat with less fear of a cracked screen.
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:11 pm

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It's also easier to stick in a purse or under as seat with less fear of a cracked screen.
...or loosened Joy-Con connections.

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Post by coopasonic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm

wonderpug wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Smoove_B wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:32 pm
wonderpug wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:29 pm
The big Switch already killed it.
My 13 year old leads me to believe no, that's not the case - she still uses both.
Huh. What's the next big 3DS exclusive to come? I feel like I haven't bought anything for it in ages.
To me the 3DS died when I finished Pokemon Moon (also it was born when I got Moon). My kids disagree, but they have no taste. Last month my youngest asked for a 2DS XL for his birthday. I solved that by giving my oldest my 3DS and XL and his 2DS XL to his younger brother. Which is why I am now thinking of giving him the baby switch so it isn't *all* hand me downs (Technically the Switch is his older brother's).
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Post by ChuckB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 pm

Is it fixing the (IMO biggest) issue of the Switch of not supporting any wireless headphones?

Overall, I have mixed feelings. I am surprised how much I actually use my Switch in the dock and with a large TV, as I don't think the handheld mode works so well with (or rather takes away a lot from) a good chunk of games (but then, I'm not someone who really play on the go, such as on a train or flight).

The non-detachable joycons are also a limitation, as some games really need the motion controls IMO, such as Super Mario World and even Breath of the Wilds (yes, both a playable without but it really adds a lot).

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Post by coopasonic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:24 pm

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Is it fixing the (IMO biggest) issue of the Switch of not supporting any wireless headphones?
Nope. (no link, I just saw that called out specifically in some article I read)
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Post by JCC » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:59 pm

I am moving soon and downsizing so I just sold the vast majority of my old game systems. (Amusingly, the Nintendo stuff I sold was by far the stuff that generated the most money.) I got rid of virtually all of my portable gaming systems except one - the 3DS. Is it because I loved my 3DS? Absolutely not. But, I can't play Zelda Link Between Worlds anywhere else. Been replaying it lately. Just fantastic. May reconsider selling the 3DS after I finish it. I considered selling my Switch which I haven't used since finishing Mario Odyssey. I hope the Link's Awakening remake is good since I never finished that one.

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Post by Skinypupy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:11 pm

You know that piece that slides onto the Joy con when you take them off and use them as individual controllers? What would you call that piece?

My kids lost one of them and I'm trying to find a replacement, but I'm not sure what to search for. The only thing I can find is just the strap replacement, and I need the whole piece.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Prima Games tells me:
intendo Switch Package Contents
  • Nintendo Switch Console
  • Nintendo Switch Dock
  • Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R)
  • Joy-Con Straps (2)
  • Joy-Con Grip
  • Nintendo Branded High Speed HDMI Cable (3 foot)
  • Nintendo Switch USB-C AC Adapter
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Post by ChuckB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:49 pm

coopasonic wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:24 pm
ChuckB wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Is it fixing the (IMO biggest) issue of the Switch of not supporting any wireless headphones?
Nope. (no link, I just saw that called out specifically in some article I read)
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Post by Kurth » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:18 pm

Playing Darkest Dungeon now. Holy shit this game is good! This is now 3 games in a row on the Switch that have blown me away (Moonlighter, Gris, and now Darkest Dungeon). This is becoming my favorite console!
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am

The Verge
Nintendo is unveiling an updated version of its Switch console today, with promises of improved battery life. The new model will include approximately two extra hours of battery life, bringing the estimates of usage to between 4.5 and 9 hours. Nintendo’s current Switch has an estimated battery life of between 2.5 and 6.5 hours.

Nintendo’s Switch product page doesn’t reveal exactly how the company has achieved this improved battery life, but it’s likely thanks to a new system-on-chip inside and updated memory. A recent FCC listing revealed that Nintendo was planning to update the Switch with a new CPU and storage. This new model, dubbed HAC-001(-01), should start appearing in stores soon. You’ll need to check for serial numbers starting with XKW to make sure you get the model with the best battery life.
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Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am
The Verge
Nintendo is unveiling an updated version of its Switch console today, with promises of improved battery life. The new model will include approximately two extra hours of battery life, bringing the estimates of usage to between 4.5 and 9 hours. Nintendo’s current Switch has an estimated battery life of between 2.5 and 6.5 hours.

Nintendo’s Switch product page doesn’t reveal exactly how the company has achieved this improved battery life, but it’s likely thanks to a new system-on-chip inside and updated memory. A recent FCC listing revealed that Nintendo was planning to update the Switch with a new CPU and storage. This new model, dubbed HAC-001(-01), should start appearing in stores soon. You’ll need to check for serial numbers starting with XKW to make sure you get the model with the best battery life.
Bleh! I was going to get the Lite, but this sounds more useful. I'm just worried they will announce yet another Pro version which I will also want.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Kurth » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:04 am

I need Marvel Ultimate Alliance reviews/impressions. Anybody pick this up yet?
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:05 pm

Kurth wrote:I need Marvel Ultimate Alliance reviews/impressions. Anybody pick this up yet?
Seconded.

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