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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by ALK » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:29 pm

The big Christmas Sale starts on the 19th, with the promise of over 700 deals.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by pratty » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:15 pm

I do enjoy the eshop sales, I'm certainly not short of games but I still hope there's something to tempt me. The eshop sales are so frequent I don't bother buying anything at full price.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by Crusty Starfish » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:26 pm

I've been looking for deals on games but there isn't much in the way of big savings. Not opened the box yet and it won't be open until Xmas day - so no online sale stuff for me yet, also I've not actually bought any games!
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by Crusty Starfish » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:27 pm

Actually, I was looking for an extra set of Joycon things. They aren't cheap! :O

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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by c0nfu53d » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:37 am

ShadowMan wrote:
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Anyway, back to Switch purchases - I grabbed Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Groove Coaster and with the left over coins, Katamari Damachi for £4. Yooka Laylee is..... Its seriously one of the best platformers I've played all year.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by ShadowMan » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:58 am

c0nfu53d wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:37 am
ShadowMan wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:14 am
Anyway, back to Switch purchases - I grabbed Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Groove Coaster and with the left over coins, Katamari Damachi for £4. Yooka Laylee is..... Its seriously one of the best platformers I've played all year.
Have you played New Super Lucky's Tale yet? It came out last Friday. Such a lot of fun
Tried the demo of that one, was quite impressed with it. Not a day 1 purchase but definitely something I'll grab when its on sale as I have several other games I gotta finish first!
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:17 am

Qubic Games are doing a big giveaway just now, like an advent calendar. Today's free game is One Strike, a decent 1 on 1 fighter.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/1 ... one_strike

You need to get the preceding games in the list to get the freebies each day, but they're dirt cheap to catch up if you missed any. By and large they aren't spectacular games, but offer value for money at the low price compared to the gaming time you'll get from them, and once you're on the chain it is just free games so that becomes less relevant.

I've never bothered with more JoyCons, though I'd rather get the grey ones than the garish blue/orange that came with it, but the Pro Controller is well worth a look if you don't need it for games that necessitate separate joycons for motion controls. That's reasonably priced compared to other system pads.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by pratty » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:31 am

ALK wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:29 pm
The big Christmas Sale starts on the 19th, with the promise of over 700 deals.
Might pick up Owlboy and Ori.

By the way, the sale includes 3DS and Wii U. Radiant Historia and Persona Q on 3DS are only £8 and £9 each, way cheaper than you'd have to pay for physical copies these days.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by ShadowMan » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:55 am

Picked a few games up on sale:
Blazing Chrome
River City Girls
Ori and the Blind Forest
Blaster Master Zero 2
Blasphemous

So yeah, plenty to play (and I have Dead Cells to keep me company for the rest of the time). I've cleared the first four levels in Blazing Chrome and love it. Its a mix of Contra 3 and Hardcorps, solid difficulty curve that gets easier once you get the level layouts and mechanics down.
River City Girls basically feels like an enhanced River City Rampage, with some pretty clever boss designs. Definitely a game I've been enjoying, ace music as well. Should hold me over until Streets of Rage 4 arrives.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 am

I'm going to pick up Alien Isolation, since I never got round to finishing it on 360 and its a great game I want to spend more time with. Hoped it might creep into a Christmas sale, but not too bothered that it didn't. £30 still seems like good value given I picked up the old one for next to nothing.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by learnedrobb » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 am
I'm going to pick up Alien Isolation, since I never got round to finishing it on 360 and its a great game I want to spend more time with. Hoped it might creep into a Christmas sale, but not too bothered that it didn't. £30 still seems like good value given I picked up the old one for next to nothing.
Given that it comes with all the DLC included, £30 is an incredible price.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by Nin10dofan » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:15 pm

DLC. IS THIS A JOKE

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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by Matt_B » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:03 pm

learnedrobb wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 am
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 am
I'm going to pick up Alien Isolation, since I never got round to finishing it on 360 and its a great game I want to spend more time with. Hoped it might creep into a Christmas sale, but not too bothered that it didn't. £30 still seems like good value given I picked up the old one for next to nothing.
Given that it comes with all the DLC included, £30 is an incredible price.
That's the same price as the PC version on Steam with all the DLC.

Then again, you don't have to be taking a particularly cynical view of the games industry to find it incredible that a new console port wouldn't command something of a premium.

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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by learnedrobb » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:38 pm

Matt_B wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:03 pm
learnedrobb wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:23 am
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 am
I'm going to pick up Alien Isolation, since I never got round to finishing it on 360 and its a great game I want to spend more time with. Hoped it might creep into a Christmas sale, but not too bothered that it didn't. £30 still seems like good value given I picked up the old one for next to nothing.
Given that it comes with all the DLC included, £30 is an incredible price.
That's the same price as the PC version on Steam with all the DLC.

Then again, you don't have to be taking a particularly cynical view of the games industry to find it incredible that a new console port wouldn't command something of a premium.
£30 for an actual physical product, or £30 for a digital download... I know what I would call the better deal.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Post by DPrinny » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:49 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:57 am
I'm going to pick up Alien Isolation, since I never got round to finishing it on 360 and its a great game I want to spend more time with. Hoped it might creep into a Christmas sale, but not too bothered that it didn't. £30 still seems like good value given I picked up the old one for next to nothing.
Digital Foundry did a comparison between it and other ports

In some ways it ended up better than modern gen ones, in others worse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8kvSGUwAyc

Im still kinda iffy about dropping over twenty quid on a download

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