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by killbot
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

One of the things that concerns me with buying a Switch is that it will just end up as a place for ports of PC indie games. Is there much point when I already have a Windows tablet and an Xbox pad? At the moment it is, as has been observed, a box for playing first-party Nintendo games and indie tit...
by killbot
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Replies: 139
Views: 3115

Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Well, I now have all four Divine Beasts and the Master Sword, so I guess I'm off to fight Ganon. I might try to find the Hylian Shield and the traditional Link outfit first, it feels appropriate to take on Ganon with the proper gear. Wish me luck!
by killbot
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Well, the Switch probably isn't going to get too much attention from the big AAA publishers because it's an underpowered machine that lacks the solid online infrastructure needed for microtransaction support. Custom builds probably aren't going to seem too attractive to publishers looking for relat...
by killbot
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Despite the consoles very successful launch, still no big game announcements from the major publishers which is odd. Capcom have even ruled out a port of RE7 despite convincing Ninty to beef up the machine's specs specifically so it could run that engine. Maybe we'll hear something at E3.
by killbot
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: First games you played on each system
Replies: 46
Views: 1086

Re: First games you played on each system

Acorn Electron - Killer Gorilla C64 - Mikey Amiga - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PC - Some old driving game I don't remember the title of... NES - Super Mario Bros. SNES - Street Fighter II Turbo N64 - Super Mario 64 Gamecube - Super Monkey Ball Wii - Wii Sports Wii U - Trine 2 Switch - LoZ: BotW Ga...
by killbot
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Replies: 139
Views: 3115

Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Played a couple of hours of the Switch version, mainly just wandering around the starting area (looking for raw meat to make a specific recipe to acquire a specific item). I like it a lot so far - combat is very fun - the powers you get let you approach combat a number of different ways (such as us...
by killbot
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Picked mine up at midnight along with about 50 other people from Game in York. Really nice system, feels like very good build quality. Played a couple of hours of Zelda - the game looks great on the TV and off, the controller is reasonably comfortable given that its really just a shell that you clip...
by killbot
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Replies: 139
Views: 3115

Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

I've got it on pre-order for the Switch, will be picking it up at midnight on Thursday. I did agonise about buying the Wii U version instead given that its likely to end up as something of a collectors item but since the Switch apparently has a bit more grunt under the hood than the Wii U that's lik...
by killbot
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: VIDEO GAME MARKET 3 - Doncaster Dome - 5th March 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: VIDEO GAME MARKET 3 - Doncaster Dome - 5th March 2016

I went, enjoyed myself and picked up a cheap Famiclone system which is something I'd been meaning to do for a while.
by killbot
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

So, let me get this straight. You have to pay a PSN/XBL style sub to play online and all you get is a one month rental of a game and none of your existing e-shop stuff comes over. Microsoft lost an entire generation over less. Can you bring XBLA games you purchased on the 360 over to the Xbox One? ...
by killbot
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The ridiculously cheap price of used games
Replies: 43
Views: 1117

Re: The ridiculously cheap price of used games

I've tried where possible to avoid used games of late. For two reasons: one, I'm a bit morally conflicted about the creators of a game being cut out of a significant amount of the revenue it generates. And two, it's a total lottery what you get. That copy of Mario Galaxy 2 or GTA V for a fiver might...
by killbot
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

You technically can transfer your WiiWare and Wii VC games to the Wii U. It's a lot more time and hassle than it should be, but you can do it. I'm hoping they come up with something more streamlined for Switch.
by killbot
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

You know what? If EA give it a shot, produce a decent game of FIFA and it doesn't sell, then they can walk away from the system with their heads held high and I won't blame them. My worry is they'll do what they did with Wii U - release a botched port of a year old version, then blame the consumer f...
by killbot
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Just pre-ordered mine from Game with a copy of Zelda. Can't wait! They'd already sold out of the red and blue version (fine with me since I only wanted the grey one) which seems like an encouraging sign. More encouraging still was the fact that the person in front of me in the queue and the two guys...
by killbot
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1633
Views: 41198

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Personally I don't think £280 for the main console is too much over the odds, when you consider that the similarly Tegra X1-powered Pixel C goes from £399 upwards. Okay, it has a much more high resolution screen, but the Switch has controllers. There are serious question marks over the price of acc...