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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:28 pm

PSA: Defense Grid 2 is out for Switch today.

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Post by Montag » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:11 pm

Why are all the switch bundles terrible deals?
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Post by coopasonic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 am

Because at MSRP it's a hell of a deal.... and Nintendo is the slowest at discounting games across all of their systems.
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Post by Jaymon » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:53 pm

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Has anyone tried the Just Dance games on Switch? My kids LOVE dancing along with them on YouTube, and I was thinking about getting it for Switch.

Seemed odd to dance with the controllers in-hand, and I was just wondering how well that actually worked.
we started playing just dance 2019. its very similar to the previous editions, at least for the game play itself.
the dancing is fun, its fairly easy to follow along, and pretty forgiving when you hork it up.
if you need to get your workout, this is a good one, do 4 or 6 in a row, and its sweating time, at least for an middle aged out of shape office worker like me.

One the downside, wading through the menus is becoming a pain for me, its not that easy to jump in and play like they used to be. And , the base game (just dance 2019) comes with limited number of songs. you want the whole batch, have to pony up $25 a year.

I do like that the lyrics are included on the screen. and that one of the dancers is a fat gingerbread man.

its a good family game, jump in and have a dance party for a few minutes, but any longer than 2 or 3 songs, and its a workout.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Montag » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:02 am

So there will be a deal on Friday where you get $35 credit to the Estore with a console purchase. I have been watching for deals for a little while. Picked up Mario Odyssey, Diablo 3 (never played it and wanted good coop), Street Fighter Anniversary, and Overcooked 2. Will be getting Pokemon for the daughter, Mario Kart, and Zelda. Any other must have / super duper recommendations?
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:26 am

Gris
Celeste
Into the Breach
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Smash? (Hit or miss)

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Post by wonderpug » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:35 am

Agree with everything but Smash, which I haven't tried. Adding:
  • Wargroove! It's Advance Wars reincarnated.
  • Hollow Knight - fantastic Metroid exploration style game. Amazing art and music
  • Moonlighter - 2-d Zelda-esque dungeon combat, then you go back to town to work as a shopkeeper to make money off your loot. Very enjoyable
edit: wait, do you mean Super Smash Bros? That I like quite a bit, and it's a fun one to play together with kiddos

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Skinypupy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:42 pm

Zaxxon wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:26 am
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Into the Breach
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Smash? (Hit or miss)
+1 on all of these. Into the Breach didn't do much for me personally, but everyone else seems to love it.

I'd also add:
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (if you're in the mood for a very good and reeeeeealy long JRPG)
- Bayonetta 1 & 2 (if you missed them on previous releases)
- Battle Chasers Nightwar (a tough as nails RPG with FF-style combat and amazing artwork)
- Manticore: Galaxy on Fire (super-fun space shooter)
- Splatoon 2 (my 9 year old loves this arena shooter)
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by stessier » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:56 pm

Skinypupy wrote:
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- Splatoon 2 (my 9 year old loves this arena shooter)
I'd love to get this for my kids, but we don't do online games. Wish it had a local multiplayer option. :(
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Skinypupy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:05 pm

stessier wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:42 pm
- Splatoon 2 (my 9 year old loves this arena shooter)
I'd love to get this for my kids, but we don't do online games. Wish it had a local multiplayer option. :(
If it makes a difference, there's no chat functionality...at least that I've seen. She literally just drops into a game, runs around shooting people, then leaves.

There's really no interaction with other people, outside of shooting them with paint.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by wonderpug » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:30 pm

Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:05 pm
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Skinypupy wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:42 pm
- Splatoon 2 (my 9 year old loves this arena shooter)
I'd love to get this for my kids, but we don't do online games. Wish it had a local multiplayer option. :(
If it makes a difference, there's no chat functionality...at least that I've seen. She literally just drops into a game, runs around shooting people, then leaves.

There's really no interaction with other people, outside of shooting them with paint.
Yeah, if you're picturing Xbox, Playstation, or PC online gaming, you should at least take a peek at how Nintendo handles it. They're protective of kids safety and privacy to the point of being somewhat annoying to deal with.

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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by stessier » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:44 pm

Thanks, but it's not the experience that concerns me, it's the cost. I'm cheap and it would be the only online game. :)
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Tetris 99, the Battle Royale that you didn't know that you needed.
Last night, Nintendo dropped an awful lot of things to get excited about if you're a Switch owner. Alongside a Zelda remake, a new game from the makers of Bayonetta, and Super Mario Maker 2, it resurrected Tetris (bigger than Mario, right?) for 2019. The company (and the Tetris experts at Arika) have made it battle royale-style.

In Tetris 99 you compete against 98 other people with time to kill, trading lines with each other as the crowd is whittled down to 50, then 10, then an eventual winner.
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This is done through a secondary layer of controls, beside your block shifting buttons. With the left stick, you can shift your attacks to specific -- but anonymous -- Tetris players. More usefully (and less chaotically), there are four shortcuts through accessed through the Switch's right stick. These drive your attacks towards either people attacking you, people close to KO (cheap!) or simply random players. You can also hit 'badges' which represent high-level players with KO badges — if you feel like playing aggressively.

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Post by rittchard » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:39 pm

I gave Tetris 99 a try last night, it was pretty fun. I couldn't figure out at all what was going on in terms of attacking/defending, so I just played like regular Tetris lol. I think I came in around 20th place both times so not too bad for a first try. Note it does require you sign up for that NIntendo online service.

I was also going to pick up Battle Chasers based on the comments above, but then it turned out I already had it!!! It seems like a really fun game, I'm not sure why I never got very far in it. If anyone has any thoughts on it I'd be curious. The artwork is fantastic but the load times are definitely sucky though.

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Post by Skinypupy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:43 pm

rittchard wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:39 pm
I was also going to pick up Battle Chasers based on the comments above, but then it turned out I already had it!!! It seems like a really fun game, I'm not sure why I never got very far in it. If anyone has any thoughts on it I'd be curious. The artwork is fantastic but the load times are definitely sucky though.
The difficulty finally did me in, but I really enjoyed the 10'ish hours I played before hitting that wall.
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:52 pm

Tetris 99 is pretty slick. Simple, but slick. If only I had this before my reflexes went to hell in my old age. Best I've been able to get is 10th place so far.

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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:51 pm

So I noticed yesterday that Amazon had the new Starfox...er...Starlink game on sale for $25 (from $75) with same day delivery, so I gave it a shot. It's a surprisingly fun space shooter/base builder/exploration game that I'm having a blast with so far. It's basically a mashup of Starfox and No Man's Sky, and even allows me to play through the campaign as Fox. I came in expecting very little, but it's far more fun than I expected it to be.

There's one big caveat though. This is Ubi's attempt to get into the "toys as games" space (i.e. Skylanders, etc.). The implementation of the physical toys is actually pretty cool, as you physically snap weapons, wings, ships, and pilots in and out of a physical controller mount and it is reflected in the game. However, you end up paying a TON more for the physical toys as compared to the digital version. That set I bought which was typically $75, for example, only gives you one ship, two pilots, and two weapons. Any additional ships or weapons must either be purchased as they physical toys, or as DLC.

For comparison, the digital version of the game ($60) give you 6 ships, 7 pilots, and 15 or so weapons. You don't get the physical toys, but I quit using mine after about 10 minutes because just doing everything via the in-game menus was far easier than physically snapping parts onto a model. I'll actually probably spend $60 to pick up the rest of the DLC gear, and just chalk the extra $25 up to having a cool model of the Arwing that will sit on my desk. :)

tl:dr version. Starlink is a really fun space shooter/exploration game, but stick with the digital version. The toys are wildly overpriced, and you likely won't end up using them much.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:23 pm

I have acquired a Switch. I picked up new Super Mario Brothers and Zelda. It came with $35 store credit, and I have plenty of back catalogue titles that I’ve missed over the years.

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Post by Zaxxon » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:17 pm

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Edit:. Damn it, retreading covered ground.

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Post by Zaxxon » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:51 pm

Zaxxon wrote:Tetris 99 is pretty slick. Simple, but slick. If only I had this before my reflexes went to hell in my old age. Best I've been able to get is 10th place so far.
Got my first top-3 finish, as well as a match where I KOed 10 opponents. This version definitely brings the classic Tetris feel, where getting into a zone delivers a solid high.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:16 pm

So what’s the consensus on strategy?

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Post by Zaxxon » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:18 pm

If there are a bunch of attackers targeting me, I'll fire back since it seems to amplify by hitting them all. Otherwise I tend to focus on KOs since that makes my endgame garbage-dumping more powerful.

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Post by Montag » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:40 pm

Mario games will be 50% off next week for an anniversary. Thinking of Mario U Deluxe. OO thoughts on the title?
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:50 pm

50% off with purchase of a Switch. $20 off otherwise. I'm going to pick up New Super Mario Bros.

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Post by Montag » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:58 pm

Maybe the same thing - New Super Mario U Deluxe?
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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:02 pm

Yep. This is what happens when Nintendo makes virtually the same game half a dozen times. :D I've heard good things about it but wasn't sure I wanted to spend $60 on it. For $40 I'll bite, tho.

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Post by Skinypupy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:38 pm

I've played Skyrim now on three platforms (PC, PS4, and Switch) and oddly, the only one that I've ever stuck with past the "mid game" (such as it is in Skyrim) is the Switch version. Part of it is the portability factor (playing it on long flights and in hotels is fantastic), but for some reason, the Switch version just feels "right" for me. On PC, I always spent more time futzing around with mods than I did playing the game, and I don't worry about that with the vanilla Switch version.

I rolled up a second toon over this last long travel stretch, and have been having an absolute blast simply roaming around the countryside, exploring, and generally just playing the game in a very casual way. I tried doing this on both PC and PS4 and ended up bored, but it just seems to "click" better on Switch. It's likely because there isn't anything else screaming for my attention right now, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it on this platform.
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Re: Nintendo Switch = NX

Post by Zaxxon » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:55 pm

I bought New Super Mario Bros @ $40 this am. It's good.

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Post by Montag » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:31 pm

In store or through the digital download via Nintendo?
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Post by Zaxxon » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:01 pm

Via Amazon digitally. Nintendo doesn't seem to have the sale, oddly.

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Post by wonderpug » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:06 pm

Best Buy online store still has them in stock. Amazon “ran out” of $40 copies.

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Post by Skinypupy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:17 am

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you just got 12 months of Nintendo Online for free

I don’t do much with it, but that’s pretty cool.
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Post by GreenGoo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:25 am

Skinypupy wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:17 am
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you just got 12 months of Nintendo Online for free

I don’t do much with it, but that’s pretty cool.
Yeah, I've already paid for a year. I wonder if there is any way I can get an extra year. I'll have to look into it.

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Post by Zaxxon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:30 am

Yes, you get a 3-mo extension, then another 9 months if you remember to do it again after 3.

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Post by Blackhawk » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:45 am

Unless you have a family account. In that case it doesn't do anything.
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Post by Zaxxon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:50 am

Blackhawk wrote:Unless you have a family account. In that case it doesn't do anything.
Sad trombone.

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Family account. :grund:

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Zaxxon wrote:
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Blackhawk wrote:Unless you have a family account. In that case it doesn't do anything.
Sad trombone.
I just won't tell the kids. They're paying for it out of their allowance!
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Post by Kurth » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:55 am

Staring down a couple months of intense travel for work and stocking up on good Switch content for the pkane. Just bought Out There, which looks pretty good and the demo played well.

What can people tell me about Moonlighter? What about This War of Mine?

Other suggestions?

I have Zelda, Mario Odyssey, and Diablo. Loved Into the Breach. Wouldn’t mind something on the strategy/tactics side of things.
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