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Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:47 pm
by DPrinny
slacey1070 wrote:I'm enjoying it so much, I've tracked down the switch special edition for £80.

I don't have a switch.

Gaming kinda does this to generally sensible people doesn't it?
I own one WiU game
Rodiea the sky solider, got it as it had the Wii version

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:26 pm
by ALK
ShadowMan wrote:
ALK wrote:
Virtual Console games
I downloaded Shock Troopers just to try out a retro title (only £6.29)... Nintendo has got this spot on. The options for display and sound are incredible - it's right up there with the quality seen on the recent Sega Classics series. You can customise it just how you want! Very impressed.
I don't believe those are part of Nintendo's VC but rather what SNK/Whoever are handling these Neo Geo games are doing is their own thing. I believe they're the same as the recent Neo Geo releases on XBONE and PS4.

The Wonder Boy remake has been dated for April 18th.
Yeah, its the same crew that's been doing the arcade classics on the PS4, nothing to do with Nintendo. Great game selection though, nice that its not the same damn old Neo Geo games - instead getting awesome stuff like KOF 98 and Shock Troopers.
Yeah, Shock Troopers is my fav Neo Geo game so it was certainly a day one download plus the local multiplayer aspect should be perfect for the table mode and joycons.

Think I read somewhere they were promising new Neo Geo games every week, but they have Nam 1975 coming tomorrow regardless.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:36 pm
by Rayne
So nearly a week after launch, how is everyone feeling about their purchase? I'm still thoroughly enjoying mine. I've been playing my Switch as much as possible since launch but, with a social life, full time job and other commitments, that isn't a lot! It's gotten to the point where I literally daydream at work about getting home and turning it back on :oops: haven't been this addicted to gaming in a long time. One of the biggest eureka moments has been the versatility of the thing. I can play on my lunch-break, at home on my TV, while travelling, all seamlessly. I took it to a friend's place the other day to play 1-2-switch and I popped it on the table, hit power and within 10 seconds we were playing. No cables, no fuss.

And Zelda? This is a game that just seems to get better and better. I spent three hours today ascending & exploring the Duelling Peaks area and spent the whole time awe-struck. There's just so much content, so many things to see and do, that it often feels overwhelming. Hyrule is bloody massive! Love all the little characterisations too, was going to dive off of a bridge when an NPC grabbed me and begged me not to commit suicide :lol: . What I find most interesting is that this is also the first ever console game my girlfriend has been excited to play (in fact, atm she's playing more than I am :| ).

Going to pick up the Shovel Knight collection at some point...then toward the end of April there's Mario Kart 8 & Puyo Puyo Tetris to keep me amused. As light as the games line-up looks on paper, there's actually a LOT of gameplay to be found. Fast RMX alone will take me a few weeks to work through all the cups!

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:44 pm
by ALK
Pro Controller came today and oh boy, I don't think I'm going to go back to the joycon grip pad. :lol:

Not to say it was bad, the joycons in the grip pad are more then serviceable if the buttons are a little small and joycons alone are fine too if you have no other choice....but the Pro has much bigger buttons, a good weight to it, the gyro's as good as the grip pad for things like arrow aiming in Zelda, and in general the controller's very comfortable to hold. Felt zero discomfort during another hours of Zelda.

Highly recommended, even if its pricey (Even better if you find it on offer).

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:49 pm
by Rayne
ALK wrote:Pro Controller came today and oh boy, I don't think I'm going to go back to the joycon grip pad. :lol:

Not to say it was bad, the joycons in the grip pad are more then serviceable if the buttons are a little small and joycons alone are fine too if you have no other choice....but the Pro has much bigger buttons, a good weight to it, the gyro's as good as the grip pad for things like arrow aiming in Zelda, and in general the controller's very comfortable to hold. Felt zero discomfort during another hours of Zelda.

Highly recommended, even if its pricey (Even better if you find it on offer).
I was considering one of these until I started playing and, honestly, I love the joy cons. I find them just the perfect size & weight in my hands. Haven't even unwrapped the plastic grip that came with the box, I like playing with them loose. Great to hear the Pro Controller is a nice piece of kit though, may look at getting one once more multi-player games are out and I start running out of controllers..

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:51 pm
by ALK
Yeah as I mentioned, the joycons more then do their job and I'll happily use them for games like ARMs or games designed around them. But for everything else, its gotta be the Pro controller. :lol:

Hoping they add Wiimote support someday so I can use my NES/SNES Classic Controllers for the future VC games though but if not, the Pro's D Pad will work nicely with them.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:38 pm
by skodathegreat
Rayne wrote:So nearly a week after launch, how is everyone feeling about their purchase?

Still enjoying it.

I must have dies about a dozen times in Zelda through a combination of stupidity and curiosity.

I have still be using the Switch mainly as a home console, but did have a quick go of Fast RMX in handheld mode. I lost 2 hours in what seemed like 15 minutes.

Rayne wrote:Fast RMX alone will take me a few weeks to work through all the cups!
I tried a few online races last night. It took a few minutes to get started, but once going it was pretty quick.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:58 am
by ShadowMan
Fast RMX is a pretty darn fun racer. I've managed to clear all the cups on easy difficulty, gave up trying to get first place on each cup since everything unlocks if you manage to finish at least 3rd (which is far less frustrating to achieve!).

Blaster Master 0 is also up on the e shop, seems like a really fun retro game so far, apparently its fairly faithful to the NES original (which I never played) but I really am enjoying this. Not to difficult though, so I might have to check the original out one day.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:19 am
by Big Shoes
I have had mine for a week and it is still in the box, unopened! We are moving house tomorrow and I have been packing so no time to play it, hoping to play it at some point next week but we will see.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:12 pm
by sscott
ShadowMan wrote:Fast RMX is a pretty darn fun racer. I've managed to clear all the cups on easy difficulty, gave up trying to get first place on each cup since everything unlocks if you manage to finish at least 3rd (which is far less frustrating to achieve!).

Blaster Master 0 is also up on the e shop, seems like a really fun retro game so far, apparently its fairly faithful to the NES original (which I never played) but I really am enjoying this. Not to difficult though, so I might have to check the original out one day.
Gonna pick that up this weekend. It's what? 20 quid?
Also picking up snipper clips then gonna wait a few months before buying anything else. Can I really justify Mario Kart 8 deluxe when we already have it on wii u? Not sure about that tbh.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:15 pm
by ALK
sscott wrote:
ShadowMan wrote:Fast RMX is a pretty darn fun racer. I've managed to clear all the cups on easy difficulty, gave up trying to get first place on each cup since everything unlocks if you manage to finish at least 3rd (which is far less frustrating to achieve!).

Blaster Master 0 is also up on the e shop, seems like a really fun retro game so far, apparently its fairly faithful to the NES original (which I never played) but I really am enjoying this. Not to difficult though, so I might have to check the original out one day.
Gonna pick that up this weekend. It's what? 20 quid?
Also picking up snipper clips then gonna wait a few months before buying anything else. Can I really justify Mario Kart 8 deluxe when we already have it on wii u? Not sure about that tbh.
Little bit less, £16.99 for FAST, £8.99 for Blaster Master Zero.

MK8DX is mostly revamped Battle Mode with some returning and new features, new characters and all the DLC included. Doesnt sound like they've created any new tracks outside of the new Battle Mode stages.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/0 ... t_8_deluxe

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:30 am
by sscott
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Looking forward to this! :)

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:59 am
by the_hawk
Urgh, neither of the new Sonic games (mania/project 2017) are coming to the Wii U, they'll both on the Switch.

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:16 pm
by rocky1980
Urgh, neither of the new Sonic games (mania/project 2017) are coming to the Wii U, they'll both on the Switch.
The Wii U is done, dont expect anything else on it. I just sold one of mine (long story) on ebay before it was worth F all

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:19 am
by Havantgottaclue
Coincidentally enough, I've also bought Fast RMX and Blaster Master Zero. Fast RMX is very impressive. I remember when I first tried out the PS Vita at Eurogamer Expo some years ago, Wipeout 2048 was the game I got the chance to play, and it really did showcase the machine's capabilities. There's something about a futuristic racer that just seems to provide a perfect platform for eye candy on a new system. It really does represent a significant leap, at least in terms of portable gaming.

But I've been playing Blaster Master Zero quite a bit more. It isn't a particularly difficult game, so it has quite an easy pace to it. It's fun wandering around in the tank, and the sections on foot provide some variety. It's not dissimilar to the Metroid games in that to access certain areas you need to find power-ups first. I remain hopeful of some proper Samus action (if not something new, a remaster/port of the Metroid Prime Trilogy would certainly be welcome) but this will fill in nicely for now.