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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Scraper » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 am

ChuckB, you do realize that xenolade Chronicles 2 is a classic style RPG and it's pretty good. There's also I am Setsuna.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:21 am

And Ys VIII coming soon. Haven't played any of that series but I hear it's decent.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by MonkeyFinger » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:29 am

I was bored to tears trying to play I Am Setsuna, for whatever that is worth.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:57 am

Also, Darkest Dungeon just hit the eShop. I grabbed it but haven't dug in yet.

https://kotaku.com/darkest-dungeon-is-e ... 1822199282

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Chrisoc13 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:29 pm

Switch ordered with Mario+rabbids and Mario as well. Next up will probably be a second playthrough of Zelda.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by ChuckB » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:34 pm

Scraper wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 am
ChuckB, you donrealize that xenolade Chronicles 2 is a classic style RPG and it's pretty good. There's also I am Setsuna.
Yes, thanks - I'll try it. It looks somewhat complicated and huge but I saw some very positive reviews (and some not so good ones, of course).

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by ChuckB » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:36 pm

Zaxxon wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:57 am
Also, Darkest Dungeon just hit the eShop. I grabbed it but haven't dug in yet.

https://kotaku.com/darkest-dungeon-is-e ... 1822199282
I played DD quite a bit on my PC and liked it but don't think I'll get it again. These days, the mobility (thank god, I used to travel internationally A LOT in my last job) isn't such a huge deal for me anymore

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Skinypupy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:04 pm

MonkeyFinger wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:29 am
I was bored to tears trying to play I Am Setsuna, for whatever that is worth.
Agreed. I was initially pretty excited for it, but it ended up being one of the most boring games I’ve ever played.
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Post by YellowKing » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 pm

Bought Zelda: Breath of the Wild today. I like it but I hate the *#(&$)(@&(&$*# Nintendo controls After playing Xbox, having all the buttons swapped is head-poundingly frustrating. I know it's not the system's fault, but this old dog is finding it hard to learn new tricks.

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YellowKing wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Bought Zelda: Breath of the Wild today. I like it but I hate the *#(&$)(@&(&$*# Nintendo controls After playing Xbox, having all the buttons swapped is head-poundingly frustrating. I know it's not the system's fault, but this old dog is finding it hard to learn new tricks.
It wouldn't be nearly so bad if they didn't use the same letters, but put them in different places. Years of "Y" being the top button has trained me to reach up when I see "Y."
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

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Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Bought Zelda: Breath of the Wild today. I like it but I hate the *#(&$)(@&(&$*# Nintendo controls After playing Xbox, having all the buttons swapped is head-poundingly frustrating. I know it's not the system's fault, but this old dog is finding it hard to learn new tricks.
+1000! I couldn't figure out why I kept dying when hitting the buttons like they said and then I looked at the labels and was like :doh:
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by morlac » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:34 am

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Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 am
ChuckB, you do realize that xenolade Chronicles 2 is a classic style RPG and it's pretty good. There's also I am Setsuna.
And NBA2K18 is solid on it as well and one of my most played. But the rest of the sport games are weak. Mario Tennis looks like a blast though.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Chrisoc13 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:06 pm

I've had my switch for a grand total of two days and I'm already loving it. The portability is amazing. I love how versatile the system is.

I picked up an extra set of joy cons and I find the controller perfectly comfortable so I think I am passing on the pro controller.

Games I've picked up so far...

Mario Odyssey - played it for about ten minutes so far, looks like good old mario, enjoying it, but will get to later.
Mario + Rabbids- This game is a surprise to me. I love it. I had no idea about it. I am really enjoying the turn based action and of course the production value is very high.
Zelda- I haven't played it on switch yet. I have already played through it on the Wii U, but I am planning on a second play through eventually.
Overcooked- Fun little game of cooking frantically, and a great 4 player game. It's just about the perfect party game. I'm seeing my nieces this next week, I think they will love it.

Probably getting rocket league eventually. Very happy with the system so far. Plenty of games for now. I don't see a lot of huge things on the horizon but I'm sure things will come out that surprise.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by stessier » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:12 pm

Chrisoc13 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Overcooked- Fun little game of cooking frantically, and a great 4 player game. It's just about the perfect party game. I'm seeing my nieces this next week, I think they will love it.
I didn't realize this was available!!! I really want to get it as the online vids I watched make it look great for a family of four.

Last night my wife and I were playing Mario Kart 8 with our kids watching. My wife, never the biggest gamer, is still learning and there is nothing funnier than hearing my 8 year old patronizing my wife on her 8th place finish and how she'll do better next time. :D
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:15 pm

Who's in for Celeste? This one was largely not on my radar, but it dropped today to ridiculously positive reviews (IGN's first 10 of 2018, for example), citing an awesome soundtrack, great level design that's difficult but not unfair, tight controls, and a well-written touching story.

I've already grabbed the fantastic soundtrack after sampling it during the workday.

Surprisingly stoked about this one.

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Post by coopasonic » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:20 pm

Pixel graphics platformer for anyone wondering what the game actually is...

Both are strikes against for me.
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Post by Zaxxon » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:22 pm

Thought the video link would have conveyed that. :) I'm not a fan of pixel art games in general, but for some reason the style of this one is grabbing me. We'll see tonight, I guess!

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:28 am

Early impressions after chapter 1 plus a small part of chapter 2: positive.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Chrisoc13 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:39 pm

Still Loving my switch.

I haven't stayed up to date with video games at all for the last decade. I've still occasionally picked up titles that interest me but largely I've moved to table top gaming. With that being said I'm finding it hard to find a good website to look at for release dates, reviews, etc. In my previous video game life I used gone gold, then eventually ign. I'm shocked with how terrible and useless ign is now. It's just garbage. What do people use to get information now a days? Honestly bgg has spoiled me with board games as it is just so good and the user base is so good. Any tips when I'm looking for switch information?

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by morlac » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:20 pm

I somehow missed that Titan Quest is coming to the Switch sometime in 2018. This will be third time/system I have bought it for. I keep rebuying games for the switch that I already own on PC and I am perfectly fine with that ;)

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:22 pm

morlac wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:20 pm
I somehow missed that Titan Quest is coming to the Switch sometime in 2018. This will be third time/system I have bought it for. I keep rebuying games for the switch that I already own on PC and I am perfectly fine with that ;)
Damn, I hadn't heard that yet, either. Probably will also re-buy.

In other news, Nintendo announced today that the Switch has now outsold the Wii U's lifetime run. In 10 months.

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Post by coopasonic » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:36 pm

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I just ordered a second power cable for the Switch so I can play uninterrupted next week while I am in bed after my surgery.
I finally had my surgery and the switch came in handy while I was in the hospital overnight all by myself (wife was home with one of our kids who had the flu). I am enjoying Kingdom Battles, but it is pretty easy so far.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by morlac » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:32 pm

Zaxxon wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:22 pm
morlac wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:20 pm
I somehow missed that Titan Quest is coming to the Switch sometime in 2018. This will be third time/system I have bought it for. I keep rebuying games for the switch that I already own on PC and I am perfectly fine with that ;)
Damn, I hadn't heard that yet, either. Probably will also re-buy.

In other news, Nintendo announced today that the Switch has now outsold the Wii U's lifetime run. In 10 months.
Go ahead and add Victor Vran overkill edition and Pillars of Eternity 2 to the RPG list.

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Post by pr0ner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:55 am

Well, now that Bayonetta 2 has been ported to the Switch, I'm officially tempted to get one. Oy.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:57 am

In fact, if you order today (before tomorrow's release) from Amazon (OO link!) you can get Bayonetta 2 for $47.99, and it comes with a download code for Bayonetta 1. I was unable to resist.

Get yourself a Switch, dude.

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Post by coopasonic » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:20 pm

Zaxxon wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:57 am
In fact, if you order today (before tomorrow's release) from Amazon (OO link!) you can get Bayonetta 2 for $47.99, and it comes with a download code for Bayonetta 1. I was unable to resist.

Get yourself a Switch, dude.
Amazon's 20% off used to be for pre-order and up to two weeks after release. I wonder when that changed.

http://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/08/16/ ... -are-gone/

And the answer is August 2017 it seems.
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Post by Zaxxon » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:24 pm

I also found out today that if you're a digital-preferred person, you can buy both from the eShop and the 2nd one will be auto-discounted such that your total cost for both is $59.99. I still went with Amazon to save the $12 as I don't think I'll feel the need to keep the 2nd one rather than trading it eventually. But it's an option that's not immediately obvious since the eShop pricing suggests it'd cost more than $60 to buy both digitally.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Blackhawk » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Zaxxon wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:57 am
In fact, if you order today (before tomorrow's release) from Amazon (OO link!) you can get Bayonetta 2 for $47.99, and it comes with a download code for Bayonetta 1. I was unable to resist.

Get yourself a Switch, dude.
Oh, damn, that's a good deal.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Scraper » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:36 am

coopasonic wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Zaxxon wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:57 am
In fact, if you order today (before tomorrow's release) from Amazon (OO link!) you can get Bayonetta 2 for $47.99, and it comes with a download code for Bayonetta 1. I was unable to resist.

Get yourself a Switch, dude.
Amazon's 20% off used to be for pre-order and up to two weeks after release. I wonder when that changed.

http://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/08/16/ ... -are-gone/

And the answer is August 2017 it seems.
This is the exact reason why I switched to the Best Buy Gamers Club. It's only $30 per year and the 20% off applies to every single game they have for sale and even most hardware. It even adds to existing sale prices.

I just ordered Bayonetta 2 from BB today and I had a $5 off coupon. So my total price was $42.99 pre tax.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by ChuckB » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:12 pm

I buy all my games (for all platforms) electronically/digital and there is a Bayonetta deal for that, too:

I bought Bayonetta 1 (I think it was $29) and got 40% off Bayonetta 2 (both digital), using the regular Nintendo eShop.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 pm

Way to bury the lede--how are they on Switch??

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by ChuckB » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:22 pm

Zaxxon wrote:
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Way to bury the lede--how are they on Switch??
I have only played the first one on the Switch (and played it back then on the PS3). In the very beginning, I was a bit concerned about fast movements being somewhat blurry but I think that was only in one of the very frantic Prologue levels. It looks very good on the small Switch screen and on my TV (55in) and plays very well so far. I'm always amazed by how good the (internal) sound is on the little console and that's apparent here, too.
I'm quite impressed and it seems to be a good game for this console IMO

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:47 pm

Awesome, thanks. My copy arrives tomorrow.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

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