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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby DjchunKfunK » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:46 pm

I really do not get the obsession with portability.


It's not about being obsessed with portability, it's about having the choice to take it on my commute for instance, or with me when I go away for a weekend. I even sometimes play a few games of Splatoon whilst watching something on TV.
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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Medicine Man » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:19 pm

Nintendo Direct tonight at 11pm...

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Raid » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:30 pm

They've just announced Doom (the new one) and Wolfenstein The New Colossus for the Switch. Even a brief look showed an obvious visual downgrade, which is no surprise, but I think they're the first multi-platform AAA shooters for the console which is encouraging.

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Raid » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:14 am

The Project Octopath Traveller demo is up on the US shop. I've played around half an hour of it and it's pretty good; it has a classic SNES-era Final Fantasy feel to it (the character sprites are very reminiscent of FF6), but with more modern updates like voice acting and the unique visual style of 2D sprites in a heavily post-processed 3D world. I really like the battle system which is a classic turn-based Attack/Ability/Item style system, but where you have the option to power up any of your attacks or abilities by using a boost gauge that builds at the start of each turn. You can switch which weapon you attack with, and enemies are weak to one type; hit them enough times with it and you'll stun them. Abilities cost a resource, but if you power them up they don't cost any extra, so you'll need to choose between hitting them multiple times by boosting your standard attack and boosting abilities to do increased damage. It's fast and fairly dynamic, but I imagine some will be put off by the random encounters.

It's one of the games that really stood out when they showed it briefly before the Switch launched, but this is the first news we've really had for it since, and to actually get a playable demo was quite a surprise.

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:34 am

Those two were a big surprise. Not sure how well they will sell, I can possibly see a case for wanting to play Doom on the go, but not sure who would want to buy Wolfenstein months after it comes out everywhere else. Still, it's a positive move.

I thought Mario and Octopath Traveller looked great and Xenoblade looked interesting, although I'm not sure whether the use of such a diverse set of regional British accents is amazing or terrible.
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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Raid » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:48 am

The Xenoblade bit bored me, frankly. If I want a tutorial, I'll buy the game; it's hardly something I want in a quickfire console news video. And the voice they chose to narrate it with was awful.

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Subway Diet » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:02 pm

Picked up Mario Kart 8 with some gift card and store credits.
I am disappointed that there are so many Mario variants and no Birdo.

But, other than that, it's pretty cool!
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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Medicine Man » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Mario Kart 8 is magic!

Played it to death on the Wii U. In fact it may be responsible for turning the inside of my wrists into mush. Stupid heavy game pad. :cry:

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Mantis » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:38 pm

I totally forgot about that Project Octopath game. I really love the art style and if it's a well written, traditional JRPG style game then that's something I'd definitely be more eager to buy a Switch for.

Mario Kart is literally just the same game but with a better battle mode and the ability to hold two weapons. As much as I loved the Wii U version I don't think I can possibly get any more enjoyment out of that game. I played a quick tournament on the Wii U the other day when I was retrieving my Nintendo ID and seeing all the 3 star gold cups for 200cc brought back slight PTSD feelings. :lol:

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Raid » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:23 am

So that copy of NES Golf that people found hidden inside the Switch's OS in the last week? Well, turns out it's likely a sort of virtual Japanese luck charm intended to make sure beloved former president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata (who died in 2015) watches over the console.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... -president

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