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Title: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 October, 2016, 04:48:49 pm
No thread for this yet?

Thoughts?

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Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 October, 2016, 04:55:14 pm
My initial reaction in that at the very least, this thing will be huge in Japan, and its the first new console I've personally been interested in for years

I don't have a PS4 or an XB1 as I basically never have the time for traditional 'sit down' videogames, but something I can play on the move? Add in a comprehensive Virtual Console (with support for GBA, SNES, N64 and Gamecube) and I'm officially sold.

I like the social aspect they're pushing, but do people still play videogames socially? I haven't seen anything like that since the Wii days.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Pyroxian on 20 October, 2016, 05:03:03 pm
I like the social aspect they're pushing, but do people still play videogames socially? I haven't seen anything like that since the Wii days.

Yes, when they can find a game that lets them... We still play Mario Kart a bit, but games that support couch gaming are now few and far between, which is why I'm just not interested in any of the current generation of consoles. The Switch is intriguing me though...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 October, 2016, 05:08:11 pm
The concept of having dual controllers is a really cool touch. Being able to play 2 player Mario Kart on a plane flight? That's pretty neat.

Honestly, this is the console the Wii U should have been.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 20 October, 2016, 05:20:29 pm
I wants it. I regret getting rid of my Wii U. I did so for a PS4, but that was in retrospect a mistake. Especially now my kids want to play Mario Kart.

I'll probably pick one of these up at launch. I'll definitely pick one up if (a) it allows dual joypad control on a big screen and (b) is backwards compatible with Wii U titles.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 October, 2016, 05:37:04 pm
I think it's safe to say that it won't be backwards compatible with Wii U - there's no disc drive for a start...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 20 October, 2016, 06:13:41 pm
I think it's safe to say that it won't be backwards compatible with Wii U - there's no disc drive for a start...

Was thinking of being able to download the titles from the word go.

By "titles", I mean Donkey Kong Country (or whatever it was called) and Mario Kart
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 20 October, 2016, 07:55:04 pm
Wasn't fully sure at first, but when they showed people sitting around a screen with the controllers I "got it".

I'm thinking it'll be huge everywhere. It's both stationary, a handheld as well as a mobile stationary console. It's such a weird concept, but it's brilliant. More or less what people -I know- hoped the WiiU would be.

Name really sticks as well. Has that "Valve" quality to it. Doesn't hurt either that the logo resembles a pokemon ball merged with a jin yang sign. They even nailed the sound for the logotype.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 October, 2016, 08:28:26 pm
Yup. It all seems very promising. Old-fashioned Nintendo innovation to come out with something fresh that seems like an no-brainer in retrospect, and also cool to see them resolutely doing their own thing, putting gameplay before graphics. Especially all at a time when home consoles are starting to lose their 'plug and play'
 appeal as they continue to get bogged down with lengthy installs, day one patches and whatnot.

Here's hoping they don't hobble the thing with trademark Nintendo backwards thinking when it comes to region locking, online connectivity, linked accounts etc.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 20 October, 2016, 08:45:13 pm
Well it's pretty much what we expected but I'm more than happy with that.
Hopefully we'll get a decent software library. I have a feeling that, because of the portability, it'll be a natural home for more 'arcadey' pick up and play titles, as well as the grander first party stuff (and possibly some AAA third party stuff but I think that's more doubtful).
I'm pleased to see a return to a more traditional control method. The Wii, Wii U and DS were all genuinely brave attempts to do something new (with varying degrees of success) but you can't really beat a stick and a few buttons (I'll be interested to see if Nintendo's smart phone games get ported over with physical controls rather than touch screen)!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 20 October, 2016, 09:29:27 pm
One thing I really like is how while other's make games gear towards online, Nintendo is instead opting for a similar route as Pokemon GO. Enabling people to meet up.

Wouldn't surprise me if there'll be Switch-picknicks of sorts in parks here and there. Especially Japan. People showing up, blankets out, then enjoying basically a LAN-party of Switch-screens.

One thing I think they should'v gotten right from the get go with the WiiU is how much it feels like a jukebox console. A console I can play for example almost every Zelda created, likewise Metroid and Mario games. The game-touch-pad wasn't put to much use beyond the gyro controls for me, but the gaming library certainly has.

By the way. From software supporting Switch. Hope that means Demon/Dark souls. And with Grasshopper studios, REALLY hoping for more No More Heroes, or why not a Killer 7 remake :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 20 October, 2016, 10:22:35 pm
It appears to have better third party support than the Wii U which is nice!

Give me some classic Sega titles and a new good Resident Evil game from Capcom and sold!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 21 October, 2016, 08:36:03 am
Name really sticks as well. Has that "Valve" quality to it. Doesn't hurt either that the logo resembles a pokemon ball merged with a jin yang sign. They even nailed the sound for the logotype.
So I'm the only person slightly bemused that the famously family friendly Nintendo have given their new console a BDSM theme?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 21 October, 2016, 08:57:50 am
Yes Cosh, just you. I wonder if it will play DVDA?

Looks great. I'm in.

I wonder if that bit between the two controller halves has some mousepad type control on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 21 October, 2016, 07:04:56 pm
So I'm the only person slightly bemused that the famously family friendly Nintendo have given their new console a BDSM theme?

They been on it since Wii. Wee wee. Wee wee you.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 24 October, 2016, 01:21:59 pm
I will buy this when its £100 and all 5 of the good Nintendo games have been released for it. Same as I did for the Wii-U then.

Cartridges  :lol:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 24 October, 2016, 02:23:40 pm
I will buy this when its £100 and all 5 of the good Nintendo games have been released for it. Same as I did for the Wii-U then.

Cartridges  :lol:

To be fair, there's a load 20 year old Megadrive games I'd rather play than stuff on the XB1 and PS4, so I don't see the storage method as a major issue and that's before taking the 3DS into consideration.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Pyroxian on 24 October, 2016, 03:33:13 pm
I will buy this when its £100 and all 5 of the good Nintendo games have been released for it. Same as I did for the Wii-U then.

Cartridges  :lol:

To be fair, there's a load 20 year old Megadrive games I'd rather play than stuff on the XB1 and PS4, so I don't see the storage method as a major issue and that's before taking the 3DS into consideration.

Plus modern-day SD cards hold more than a Blu-ray can, at much higher access speeds - no more having to wait for the game to install to your hard-disc, just plug it in and play.

Hopefully they'll be ditching the horrible post-release patches as well - nothing worse than buying your game, and then not being able to play it for a day while it downloads updates...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 24 October, 2016, 03:46:21 pm
PS Vita uses a bespoke SD card, go have a look at the prices. A standard SD card opens you up to piracy (so the DS and 3DS then) which is good for the consumer pirates but not so good for Nintendo. Nintendo also lost most of its 3rd party support back in the day by sticking to an expensive cartridge system for the N64.

I'm not knocking good ole Ninty, I still have every one of their systems going back to the SNES (best console ever) and will actually fight anyone who slags off the gamecube.

BUT small cartridges swapping in and out is a pain in the arse (I have no idea where my 3ds Majoras mask went) compared to my Vita having everything installed in it. I also don't know who this is aimed at?

The hardcore gamer wants MOAR GRAFIX
The casuals have tablets and phones where games are £1 and don't get lost down the back of the couch
Nintendo fans didn't exactly buy shedloads of the Wii-U

but as I said I will still but one just so I can play Mario ,Zelda and the other exclusives.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 24 October, 2016, 05:12:49 pm


I'm not knocking good ole Ninty, I still have every one of their systems going back to the SNES (best console ever) and will actually fight anyone who slags off the gamecube.


Too right Satanist!

The Gamecube was a bloody fantastic console, with an amazing selection of quality games!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 24 October, 2016, 06:07:50 pm
I'm more than happy to see a return to cartridges - and Nintendo's DS and 3DS ones are practically bulletproof.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 24 October, 2016, 06:31:03 pm
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I also don't know who this is aimed at?

Well, people like me, for starters? I love games, but have lost touch with the AAA home console scene in recent years for various reasons. The Switch seems to occupy the middle ground between home console and mobile. Great for people who don't consider themselves 'hardcore' gamers, but do want high quality action games that mobile phones and tablets will never be able to provide? Also, having the ability to host two player games on the one system seems like a great solution for families. I think people are also really underestimating the value of portability. I haven't even switched on any of my home consoles in the last 2+ years due to lack of time, but I do travel a lot and spend a lot of time away from home, so having something portable is key.

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I will buy this when its £100 and all 5 of the good Nintendo games have been released for it.

On to my other point, presumably one of the main advantages on Nintendo consolidating its handheld and set top console platforms is so that they can focus their resources into putting out a lot more games on the one dedicated console. Nintendo's biggest weakness (even going back to the N64 days) has been their inability to put out enough first party titles on their home consoles, in lieu of third party support. The Switch will live or die on whether they can keep churning out unmissable games year round. If they can, I think it'll be a hit.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 21 November, 2016, 06:30:43 pm
Me too.

Much as I like the consoles, I'm not a proper gamer and the most time I get to play is my 3DS on commute.  I like the Wii U - just never get peace to myself to play it.

But are there enough people like me to make it a success?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 21 November, 2016, 08:40:21 pm
I really hope that Nintendo are looking at the phenomenal in demand for the NES Mini, and take that as a sign to make the Switch the console for retro gamers - ie have a huge back catalogue of classic Nintendo games ready for download right out of the gate.

They have of course dabbled with this before, with the Virtual Console, but it has largely failed (imo) due to hamfisted implementation and typical Nintendo backwards thinking (crap UI, unrealistic pricing, tying purchases to hardware instead of an iTunes style single account). Even the name 'Virtual Console' isn't great for attracting casual fans.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: IndigoPrime on 22 November, 2016, 10:48:52 am
The lack of enabling people to invest in the VC is idiotic. Perhaps it's contractural, but Nintendo should really just, as you say, give you an account of some sort that can be moved between devices. Hell, how many people would buy into VC for iOS or Android as well that way?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 03 December, 2016, 01:11:00 am
Tbh, I can totally understand Nintendo's reluctance to release mobile ports of their classic games, or worse still, go all-mobile - imo it'd be a slow, slippery slope to oblivion for the company. But yeah - their backwards thinking when it comes to online stuff is truly baffling.

For example, I have a 3DS, and I'd be far, far more likely to buy digital games for it if I knew I'd be able to carry my library over to the Switch in the same way that my existing library of iOS games will work on the next iPhone - I'd also be far more inclined to buy a Switch if that were the case. The lack of Playstation/Vita style cross-buy between Wii U and 3DS is unforgivable, and yet Nintendo are probably looking at VC sales figures and thinking 'that didn't work, let's not do that any more'.

The crazy success of the NES Mini shows that there is a huge demand for hassle-free retro gaming, and that people will pay a fair price for old titles presented well, even at a time where emulators and roms are freely available.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 03 December, 2016, 09:19:41 am
It feels to me like Nintendo have a sort of 'magic bullet' for sales success in the form of their back catalogue.
I still think they could have saved the WiiU if they'd done some sort of legacy bundle which came with a pro controller and download codes for 15-20 of the best titles from their back catalogue (which are all eshop anyway). Maybe even a Zelda bundle with all of the old titles along with the HD remasters.
They need to be careful how often they do this sort of thing though, at the risk of devaluing their IP (like SEGA have).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 03 December, 2016, 03:14:11 pm
Nintendo!
Rope Capcom in on doing an exclusive (and good) Resident Evil game and all is forgiven!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 03 December, 2016, 07:34:35 pm
It feels to me like Nintendo have a sort of 'magic bullet' for sales success in the form of their back catalogue.
I still think they could have saved the WiiU if they'd done some sort of legacy bundle which came with a pro controller and download codes for 15-20 of the best titles from their back catalogue (which are all eshop anyway). Maybe even a Zelda bundle with all of the old titles along with the HD remasters.
They need to be careful how often they do this sort of thing though, at the risk of devaluing their IP (like SEGA have).

Without wanting to get into a playground argument about it, i think its also the case that, while Sega have undoubtedly released some classic games, Nintendo's software library is a lot stronger than Sega's and always was.

With regards to the Switch, I remember thinking that the 'microconsole' fad from about five years ago (that brought about the ill-fated Ouya and that other usb stick console) had serious potential as a concept, but was hamstrung, as these things usually are, by a lack of good software.

Nintendo might be in a position to fully realise that potential, and thats why I think the Switch has a shot at success. The Xbox and PS become ever more like PCs - there just might be a market for a back to basics console that is small, portable, and hassle-free.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Radbacker on 04 December, 2016, 01:05:25 am
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They need to be careful how often they do this sort of thing though, at the risk of devaluing their IP (like SEGA have).

I think Sega are now one of the largest most succesful publishers on the market at the moment (i'm sure i read that somewhere) since they went Software only (and brough up a whole heap of Studion C.A and teh Total War series make em the $ every year), I am  sad i'll never see a new Sega console again but it was probably the rightthing for them to do.  I am very interested in the Switch too even if it is just for the Nintendo games but for the love of god please Nintendo release a new Mertoid game, be it 2d or a new one in the Prinme series just do it.

CU Radbaker
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 05 December, 2016, 04:51:03 pm
I'm not so sure - As I understand it, Sega are in dire financial straits, and have been for years - their only regular solid sellers are things like the Total War series.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 06 December, 2016, 02:41:56 pm
Yeah, I'm sure Sega have been struggling for a while. With Aliens they put a lot of eggs in what should have been a really lucrative license for them, and my understanding at that point was that they would become the big focus for them going forward. Neither of their released Alien games sold very well (and Colonial Marines even ended in them paying out compensation to players in a class action lawsuit) and the subsequent ones that were planned/rumoured got cancelled or dropped off the radar. All rumblings are that all isn't great for Sega, and hasn't been for a long time sadly. Gutted, because Alien: Isolation was great and showed how an Alien game could work.

Nintendo's biggest problem seems to be attach rate, platform holders make a lot of their money (and most of their money if they're selling their consoles at a loss, which many do at launch) from their cut of game sales and certification on their platforms, and even when Nintendo do manage to release a console that sells like crazy, that never seems to translate into game sales for them the way it does for the other platform holders and that has to have a big impact on how profitable their console business is.

This is the first Nintendo console in a long time that's really got my interest though, because the sheer convenience of being able to take home console quality games on the move like that is massively enticing. Mario aside I've never been that into their first party stuff though, so for me it'll depend on how good the third party support is and if it can compete with my xbox for my attention.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 06 December, 2016, 05:27:07 pm
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Nintendo's biggest problem seems to be attach rate, platform holders make a lot of their money (and most of their money if they're selling their consoles at a loss, which many do at launch) from their cut of game sales and certification on their platforms, and even when Nintendo do manage to release a console that sells like crazy, that never seems to translate into game sales for them the way it does for the other platform holders and that has to have a big impact on how profitable their console business is.

The difference being that Nintendo are the only console manufacturers who - anecdotally - actually make money on consoles rather than selling them at a loss.

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This is the first Nintendo console in a long time that's really got my interest though, because the sheer convenience of being able to take home console quality games on the move like that is massively enticing. Mario aside I've never been that into their first party stuff though, so for me it'll depend on how good the third party support is and if it can compete with my xbox for my attention.

I honestly wouldn't count on much third party support for the Switch, at least not in the traditional sense. If I were Nintendo I would be courting indie devs like crazy for this thing (the Switch seems to be the ideal home for games like NidHogg, Hyper Light Drifter, Mother Russia Bleeds, Owlboy, Drift Stage etc etc), and also the remaining few Japanese devs to secure the other games that are natural bedfellows to Nnitendo's output. It's just possible that with a great online store and a constant trickle of content, they can keep their core audience happy during the inevitable droughts between the handful of big first party titles coming out per year.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 07 December, 2016, 09:35:38 am
That's a really good point on the indie front, if they can get those developers on board then they could end up with a pretty great catalogue, and having those games portable would really appeal. I do have a Vita, which isn't too bad in terms of indie gems, but it's hardly overflowing with releases. Still on the fence a bit about this thing, but I'll definitely be paying attention at launch to see what kind of games surface on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 11 January, 2017, 06:14:10 pm
All the release details are 0400 on 12 Jan, I believe.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 11 January, 2017, 07:31:17 pm
If this launches with a Mario Kart, of any kind, then I am in on Day One.

I got rid of my Wii U for a great price on eBay... but my youngest misses his Karting.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 13 January, 2017, 10:01:44 am
£280 with no game included :o
roughly £60 for extra controller
2.5 to 6 hour battery life as handheld
32GB storage (can use SD cards)
Zelda at launch, Mario at Xmas
Updated Mario Kart for Dr X
Splatoon 2
Paid for online service

I think I'll wait till xmas if I get one
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 13 January, 2017, 10:57:09 am
Always find it strange how partisan people get about Nintendo compared to normal games companies when they've always been the shittest (except the Gamecube (and Tetris on the Gameboy.))
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 13 January, 2017, 11:10:46 am
Not a Nintendo guy anymore at all (apart from Mario I just don't get into their first party stuff) BUT two games I did play the hell out of on the wii were No More Heroes 1&2, and I'll generally buy anything with Grasshopper on the box. And Suda 51 says they're doing a follow up to those on it.

Not sure whether I want to jump on the Switch to play it or hope that whatever it is eventually comes to the other consoles, but it's definitely got me interested.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 13 January, 2017, 11:49:03 am
As an unashamed Nintendo fan-boy, I was a little bit disappointed when the details came through this morning.

Main concerns;
- The price is a bit more than I would have liked (it always is in fairness).
- The launch game range isn't as good as it could have been (it never is in fairness).

The smart move this morning would have been to pre-order Breath of the Wild on Wii U for 40 quid, then sit pretty for 12 months until the Switch price dropped and the games range increased.

I made that other move however- scouring the internet for a pre-order of the Switch and Breath of the Wild special edition.

Really surprised to find out that Amazon UK would not deliver the Switch to ROI (despite the fact I have had several other consoles shipped from them over the years).
This might explain why they never sent that 'email update' I was promised when the Switch pre-orders were available.

For anyone looking around- there are no 'deals' out there, it's £280.
I chose Game.co.uk in the end for a pre-order as I have always found them to be fairly reliable when shipping to ROI.

I imagine that the Breath of the Wild special edition will sell out fast- Amazon still have them available for pre-order; https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MS6R9FG/ref=sr_1_29?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1484307777&sr=1-29&keywords=zelda+breath+of+the+wild

So that's a total of £370 down the swanny for me this morning- just in time for Sterling to stabilize somewhat.  :lol:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Goaty on 13 January, 2017, 01:29:27 pm
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Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 13 January, 2017, 02:38:32 pm
Always find it strange how partisan people get about Nintendo compared to normal games companies when they've always been the shittest (except the Gamecube (and Tetris on the Gameboy.))

Snes games library shat all over Megadrive. FACT!

I agree the gamecube is one of my fave consoles but now the only reason to buy a Nintendo is to play Nintendo games. That's why 3rd party support is gash.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 13 January, 2017, 02:47:14 pm
Always find it strange how partisan people get about Nintendo compared to normal games companies when they've always been the shittest (except the Gamecube (and Tetris on the Gameboy.))
Snes games library shat all over Megadrive. FACT!
Nobody in Scotland owned a SNES. FACT! (Except my mate Nicky Nae-Grant.)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 13 January, 2017, 02:55:40 pm

I imagine that the Breath of the Wild special edition will sell out fast- Amazon still have them available for pre-order; https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MS6R9FG/ref=sr_1_29?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1484307777&sr=1-29&keywords=zelda+breath+of+the+wild


And they're gone.
Apart from the usual useless tat included in special editions, this also had a handy Zelda themed protective cover for the portable game screen.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 13 January, 2017, 03:31:56 pm
Always find it strange how partisan people get about Nintendo compared to normal games companies when they've always been the shittest (except the Gamecube (and Tetris on the Gameboy.))
Snes games library shat all over Megadrive. FACT!
Nobody in Scotland owned a SNES. FACT! (Except my mate Nicky Nae-Grant.)

I had a SNES (still have it) and it was glorious! Mode7 FTW!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 13 January, 2017, 03:38:42 pm
And they're gone.
Apart from the usual useless tat included in special editions, this also had a handy Zelda themed protective cover for the portable game screen.

Have to correct this- as I've just been informed, the European special edition will only feature a Master Sword statue and CD with the game. So basically, yer usual tat.

Thinking about cancelling that pre-order now...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 13 January, 2017, 05:29:16 pm
Got to admit, my heart sank a bit watching the 'reveal'.

I can't believe that Nintendo are once again turning up with a brand new console with so little content to show for it. Neither Arms nor Splatoon appeal to me at all, and seem like niche titles, 1-2 Switch frankly looks embarrassing, and while Mario Odyssey looks tremendous, it's not out for at least a year.... Zelda obviously looks great, but it's one game.

What else is there? A bunch of arcane JRPGs? Wow, that's really going to draw the kids of today away from their iPads and Minecraft...

I want Nintendo to do the unexpected, but now more than ever it just seems like they're increasingly out of touch.

I was all ready to place a pre-order, but unless they have something cool up their sleeve (like the aforementioned revamped Virtual Console), there's no chance of that now. Seems more likely now that I'll wait for the inevitable redesigned iteration when there are more titles available, as I did for DS and 3DS.

On the price, £280 is indeed a lot, but how much of that is due to Brexit? The US price of $300 (<£250) seems pretty reasonable.

Battery life, again, seems about what could realistically be expected, and isn't a deal-breaker. I doubt my 3DS could last for 4-6 hours of continuous play, and in theory there's nothing to stop people from using a portable battery backup.

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Always find it strange how partisan people get about Nintendo compared to normal games companies when they've always been the shittest (except the Gamecube (and Tetris on the Gameboy.))

Always find it strange how people who profess to like videogames don't at least acknowledge how consistently superior Nintendo products have generally been historically in terms of design, control, presentation, innovation etc. Testament to this is the fact that Nintendo titles age so well that they can still rerelease and sell 20-30 year old games at a premium whereas most developer's games date horribly within a few years.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 13 January, 2017, 06:14:50 pm
I'm thinking their focus in on Zelda. A bit like they did last E3.

Seen more than a couple of games getting mentioned on their youtube channel and such that weren't shown in their release show (which was gloriously bisarr at times).

Hope they'll drop some major reveals this E3 instead.

Regardless. I'm quite sure I'll wait till I buy one. Don't think it'll be easy to get in stores. Won't mind playing Zelda on my WiiU either.

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 13 January, 2017, 06:54:06 pm
It'll have been out for 3 months by the time E3 comes around!
If Nintendo want people to buy the hardware they need to make sure it has a decent line-up of software.
At the moment it looks pretty bad. Mario Kart 8 is just a revamp and if you want to play it online you have to pay extra. I've been playing that game online for free for the last 2 years!
Splatoon looks fun but that niche has been filled by Overwatch. If Splatoon was going to have any hope of competing it should have been a pack in game with 3 months free online (and they could've packed in MK8 too, considering it's just an update).
I really can't believe they haven't turned around a Mario or Pokemon game for launch.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 13 January, 2017, 06:59:29 pm
I've just realised that MK8 and Splatoon aren't even launch titles!
MK8 is April and Splatoon is 'summer'.
What the hell is the point of launching the bloody thing if you can't even get an update of an existing game in the shops at launch?
I've no doubt that there'll be a decent, quirky library available in a year or two but this launch is a complete balls up.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 13 January, 2017, 07:41:56 pm
So anyone else actually pre-order one?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 14 January, 2017, 09:44:00 am
They had me with the Zelda and Mario trailers.

Far from perfect offering but enough titles coming up to make me want one and to satisfy my meagre allotment of time for gaming.

But I can't help thinking they've innovated yet blown it. Again.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: TordelBack on 14 January, 2017, 09:56:57 am
This launch lineup is a bit of a pity, because I really love the idea of the hardware, and having skipped the WiiU and with both kids 3DS junkies this is probably the first bit of kit in ages that really suits.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 15 January, 2017, 03:36:36 pm
It'll have been out for 3 months by the time E3 comes around!

I'm willing to bet it's on E3 they'll give it all, and focusing the release on Zelda.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 16 January, 2017, 01:47:30 am
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Always find it strange how partisan people get about Nintendo compared to normal games companies when they've always been the shittest (except the Gamecube (and Tetris on the Gameboy.))
Always find it strange how people who profess to like videogames don't at least acknowledge how consistently superior Nintendo products have generally been historically in terms of design, control, presentation, innovation etc. Testament to this is the fact that Nintendo titles age so well that they can still rerelease and sell 20-30 year old games at a premium whereas most developer's games date horribly within a few years.
Yeah, this is exactly the sort of thing I was talking about. Fair play to them for continuing to try and do something different but this dreary, games magazine orthodoxy about Nintendo being so continually great at design is a load of nonsense. For your "titles [which] age so well that they can still rerelease..." I just see an over-reliance on punting marginal upgrades to the same half-dozen franchises which I, personally, don't like.

I'll happily agree that Mario Kart is an all time classic.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Sandman1 on 18 January, 2017, 04:14:23 pm
I'm really only interested in Zelda at the moment, so I might as well get a Wii U instead. I hope Retro Studios announces something spectacular at E3.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 18 January, 2017, 06:04:32 pm
This is Nintendo consolidating its handheld/home console market into a singular empty schedule. FFS!

A mainline Zelda isn't really designed as portable so I might get it for Wii-u though I grew tired of the same Zelda formula with Twilight Princess.

The fact that 1-2 Switch isn't packed in with the console shows how lacking the launch line up is. If they think folk are gonna pay full price for that they are deluded.

ARMS looks fun but I played Rise of Nightmares on Kinect and it was fucking knackering.

I already have MK8 and will not buy again unless there are a good few more tracks (which doesn't look likely)

Skyrim doesn't even have an actual release date and that's about 5 years old, I already have it on 360 & PS4.

The most fitting game name goes to something called Has-Been-Heroes, I have no idea what it is but well played to whoever came up with that.

Oh and Im going to pay how much to play what exactly online? and they're gonna lend me a nes/snes game each month and then whisk it away, get tae fuck! Just like the Dreamcast I may just wait till its dead and pick one up and all its greatest hits for a song.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 19 January, 2017, 10:21:33 am
This is Nintendo consolidating its handheld/home console market into a singular empty schedule. FFS!

A mainline Zelda isn't really designed as portable so I might get it for Wii-u though I grew tired of the same Zelda formula with Twilight Princess.

The fact that 1-2 Switch isn't packed in with the console shows how lacking the launch line up is. If they think folk are gonna pay full price for that they are deluded.

ARMS looks fun but I played Rise of Nightmares on Kinect and it was fucking knackering.

I already have MK8 and will not buy again unless there are a good few more tracks (which doesn't look likely)

Skyrim doesn't even have an actual release date and that's about 5 years old, I already have it on 360 & PS4.

The most fitting game name goes to something called Has-Been-Heroes, I have no idea what it is but well played to whoever came up with that.

Oh and Im going to pay how much to play what exactly online? and they're gonna lend me a nes/snes game each month and then whisk it away, get tae fuck! Just like the Dreamcast I may just wait till its dead and pick one up and all its greatest hits for a song.

This is pretty much how I feel about it.

I've no doubt Zelda will be a decent game and it's certainly supposed to be 'epic' with a massive game world. Funnily enough though, the best Zelda for ages was Link Between Worlds, which had one of the smallest worlds of any Zelda game (and was all the more focused and playable because of it).

I've no doubt that Mario Odyssey will be great but that's not out until Xmas anyway.

The Mario Kart situation is an absolute travesty. I have two main problems with it. the first is that it's just an update of a 3 year old game and they expect £60 for it!
The second is they can't even get it out ready for launch!


The other games I'm interested in  - Bomberman, Street Fighter, the Warriors game are all just updates of older games and imho aren't worth the full retail price.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 19 January, 2017, 05:24:56 pm
Yeah. I wasn't expecting much for launch day - or even launch 'window', but I was expecting them to reassure us that they have a tonne of big first/second party exclusives (or even ports/remakes) in the pipeline, and show us a sizzle reel of upcoming titles, even if they're in an early form... and they really don't seem to have much to show for the first 12-18 months of the console's life beyond Zelda, Mario, Arms and Splatoon....
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Radbacker on 20 January, 2017, 10:55:49 am
Please just show me a new Metroid Game, 3D Prime universe or 2D Fusion universe (not Other M crap tough please I like my Samus to do what she wants not what shes told).
I'm gonna hold off on this atleast until Mario, first time with I've done that with a Nintendo Console since the SNES  :'(

CU Radbacker
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 20 January, 2017, 11:40:00 am
That's a pretty lacklustre launch lineup for the Switch-less impressive than the Wii U even.

Can't really say there's enough to justify a purchase for me, as of yet.

Mario Kart's a port of a Wii U game and the only other title to interest me is Zelda, which I can play on my Wii U.

Some exciting future titles, like a Resident Evil exclusive, may ignite my interest but, as of now, the Switch will be the first Nintendo console I haven't bought at launch since the Gamecube.

I really hope Nintendo have secured better third party support this time as without them I can't see the console existing on first party titles alone.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 20 January, 2017, 02:29:15 pm
I really hope Nintendo have secured better third party support this time as without them I can't see the console existing on first party titles alone.

See the Wii-U. Nintendo pissed of 3rd party back with the cartridge fees and since they've needed to downgrade ports and add in waggle just to find out nobody wants anything on a Nintendo machine except Mario & Zelda I wouldn't hold out hope.

Check out the original Wii, Sold a ton, there was some good, original stuff came out on that at the start and if you check the top 20 sellers its all Nintendo bar 2 which are both Just Dance.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 20 January, 2017, 03:11:32 pm
I really hope Nintendo have secured better third party support this time as without them I can't see the console existing on first party titles alone.

See the Wii-U. Nintendo pissed of 3rd party back with the cartridge fees and since they've needed to downgrade ports and add in waggle just to find out nobody wants anything on a Nintendo machine except Mario & Zelda I wouldn't hold out hope.

Check out the original Wii, Sold a ton, there was some good, original stuff came out on that at the start and if you check the top 20 sellers its all Nintendo bar 2 which are both Just Dance.

That's why I'll be waiting for a price reduction and an increased library before taking the plunge.

Not a huge gamer anyway and the titles I've yet to complete on the Wii U will keep me occupied until then.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 January, 2017, 05:59:27 pm
As I said previously, don't buy a Nintendo console expecting any kind of serious thrid party support - at least, not from the big publishers. What the Switch can (and should) offer is a smattering of amazing first party games, a lively indie marketplace and a retrogamer's dream in the form of a new and improved Virtual Console.

If the Switch can't offer all of those three things, it's doomed imo.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Something Fishy on 22 January, 2017, 05:05:05 pm
I got the wiiu and was very let down by it's never having the range to work as i had hoped.  It had some good games but the lack of third party means I haven't used it in years.  I won't be going for the switch which looks like a better mobile idea but once again behind the powerful envelope and with a poor launch lineup.  I'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: WhizzBang on 22 January, 2017, 05:31:51 pm
There is a lot of talk about 3rd party software here but do Nintendo really need it? They have set themselves apart from MS and Sony by keeping focused on the younger market, instead of the young adult market of the other two and so they don't need Call Of Duty or Grand Theft Auto type stuff. They have the potential to sell millions of copies of their own top franchises (Mario platformers, Mario Kart, Zelda, Metroid, etc) and at a high price point too.
Wii U may have confused the parents as it was sometimes perceived as an add on to the Wii so they need to make clear that the new one is something new and then they will likely have a success given the quality of their games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 22 January, 2017, 05:47:48 pm
There is a lot of talk about 3rd party software here but do Nintendo really need it? They have set themselves apart from MS and Sony by keeping focused on the younger market, instead of the young adult market of the other two and so they don't need Call Of Duty or Grand Theft Auto type stuff. They have the potential to sell millions of copies of their own top franchises (Mario platformers, Mario Kart, Zelda, Metroid, etc) and at a high price point too.
Wii U may have confused the parents as it was sometimes perceived as an add on to the Wii so they need to make clear that the new one is something new and then they will likely have a success given the quality of their games.

I can see where you're coming from but they're launching the Switch with a Mario game 9 months off, a 3 year old Mario Kart game, a Zelda that's available on the previous hardware and no Metroid game on the horizon.
What exactly is there to get excited about?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: WhizzBang on 22 January, 2017, 06:19:44 pm

I can see where you're coming from but they're launching the Switch with a Mario game 9 months off, a 3 year old Mario Kart game, a Zelda that's available on the previous hardware and no Metroid game on the horizon.
What exactly is there to get excited about?

Well, it is a pretty amazing thiing for children - remember that children have not seen it all before. The portability aspect is pretty nifty for children as they can play in their rooms when they can't use the TV and they can also take it to friends houses to play. Children are far more likely to do this sort of thing than adults are.

It is okay that the Mario game is a while off as this thing won't hit its stride until xmas anyway. Most children are not fortnate enough to get these things given to them during the year.

Nintendo can re-hash old games like they do because they are high quality and a large proportion of children won't have played them before because they were too young or not even born when it originally came out.

There is nothing to get excited about for young children when it comes to PS4 and XBox One as there is barely anything on those that caters for them. This machine is the only console on the market for the younger age group and it's biggest competitor is actually the ipad and iphones of the parents. The games on those are far cheaper but few are in the same league as the top Nintendo releases.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 22 January, 2017, 06:28:12 pm
I'm sure everything you say will be borne out in a year or so but as it stands there really isn't much to play on it - it's a very lacklustre launch IMHO.
I really do hope they turn it around and make a success of it though!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 23 January, 2017, 09:00:46 pm
Just rummaging around eBay this evening, Nintendo Switch "confirmed pre-orders" can be yours for as little as £500 sterling.
What a world.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 24 January, 2017, 07:21:17 am
I really hope Nintendo have secured better third party support this time as without them I can't see the console existing on first party titles alone.

See the Wii-U. Nintendo pissed of 3rd party back with the cartridge fees and since they've needed to downgrade ports and add in waggle just to find out nobody wants anything on a Nintendo machine except Mario & Zelda I wouldn't hold out hope.

Check out the original Wii, Sold a ton, there was some good, original stuff came out on that at the start and if you check the top 20 sellers its all Nintendo bar 2 which are both Just Dance.

That's why I'll be waiting for a price reduction and an increased library before taking the plunge.

Not a huge gamer anyway and the titles I've yet to complete on the Wii U will keep me occupied until then.


Post Brexit, post Trump, price reductions will be a rarity
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 24 January, 2017, 11:33:08 pm
Do Rebellion ever do stuff on Nintendo consoles? Rogue aside?

Surely this is the console on which to do Slaine: Grand Theft Dragon.

Look at this thread; at least three people might buy such a game after it's been out a while and dropped in price.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 24 January, 2017, 11:44:44 pm
Do Rebellion ever do stuff on Nintendo consoles? Rogue aside?

Surely this is the console on which to do Slaine: Grand Theft Dragon.

Look at this thread; at least three people might buy such a game after it's been out a while and dropped in price.

Dredd Vs Death was on the Gamecube, Free Running on the Wii and Sniper Elite V2 on the Wii U.

A remastered Dredd Vs Death on consoles would be nice.

Rumour is there will be a video game announcement at the 40th bash!  :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 06 February, 2017, 09:04:52 pm
 Genuinely don't remember Dredd vs Death on the GameCube. Best controller ever!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 06 February, 2017, 11:39:58 pm
Genuinely don't remember Dredd vs Death on the GameCube. Best controller ever!

As per usual for third party games on a Nintendo console, Dredd Vs Death on the Cube came out some months after the PS2 and X-Box versions.

Still a fun title and yeah, got to love that game pad!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Sandman1 on 07 February, 2017, 04:27:50 pm
A remastered Dredd Vs Death on consoles would be nice.

I would much rather take a new, high budgeted action game with RPG elements and open level design. I think that such a project has much potential to be really great. 


Rumour is there will be a video game announcement at the 40th bash!  :)

I hope it's not a mobile game. 

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 07 February, 2017, 04:57:48 pm
A remastered Dredd Vs Death on consoles would be nice.

I would much rather take a new, high budgeted action game with RPG elements and open level design. I think that such a project has much potential to be really great. 


Rumour is there will be a video game announcement at the 40th bash!  :)

I hope it's not a mobile game.

Oh yeah, I'd much rather have a new sandbox/open world game, but you know, money?

Hope it's somethingbother than a mobile game too!

A movie announcementbwould be even better!

At this stage, I'd settle for an Urban, Thirlby voiced video game sequel to Dredd!  :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 07 February, 2017, 10:21:17 pm
The more I read about Switch, The more I'm convinced that it's the ideal console for me. But are there enough of me out there to make it survive in the PS XBOX Space Marine one market?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Sandman1 on 07 February, 2017, 11:02:59 pm
Oh yeah, I'd much rather have a new sandbox/open world game, but you know, money?

A movie announcementbwould be even better!

At this stage, I'd settle for an Urban, Thirlby voiced video game sequel to Dredd!  :)

You could probably attract a few big publishers if the project has enough potential. Dredd hasn't reached great success on the film screen, but I'm confident that he would perform better in a game or TV series.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 08 February, 2017, 09:32:57 am
A remastered Dredd Vs Death on consoles would be nice.

I would much rather take a new, high budgeted action game with RPG elements and open level design. I think that such a project has much potential to be really great. 


Rumour is there will be a video game announcement at the 40th bash!  :)

I hope it's not a mobile game.

Oh yeah, I'd much rather have a new sandbox/open world game, but you know, money?

Hope it's somethingbother than a mobile game too!

A movie announcementbwould be even better!

At this stage, I'd settle for an Urban, Thirlby voiced video game sequel to Dredd!  :)

If there is ever another Dredd game (and I really hope there is) then it'd be fantastic if they could get Urban and Thirlby in there. I remember playing through The Punisher and loving the fact they had Tom Jane voicing him, really took it to another level because I'd loved him in the movie.

Would imagine a Dredd game that fitted the tone and setting of the movie would be very cool, and would probably draw a big audience who want more of that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 08 February, 2017, 05:17:09 pm
I think I'm getting one.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 09 February, 2017, 05:39:04 pm
Reckon we'll need two. One for me and one for (not so) Tiny Tips. I mean, what if he has it out of the house when I want to play (and vice-versa)?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Sandman1 on 13 February, 2017, 11:11:24 pm
Was there any announcement during the celebration this weekend?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 14 February, 2017, 02:09:15 pm
Was there any announcement during the celebration this weekend?

I wasn't there, but did see this being reported - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/13/rebellion-2000ad-dredd-licenses/ (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/13/rebellion-2000ad-dredd-licenses/)

Basically bad news is Rebellion aren't making any 2000AD games, good news is they're now open to letting other people make them. Might lead to cool things.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 14 February, 2017, 02:57:00 pm
I'd imagine it's more likely they'd be licensed for mobile games, pinball sims etc rather than for high budget projects though.
Not necessarily a bad thing. I'd quite like to see some kind of 2000ad themed CCG on the app store. Maybe a Dredd themed world builder too (you could build up MC1 after the atomic wars, gain funding for Justice Department and the try to guide the city through the various mega-epic disasters or something). 
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Sandman1 on 14 February, 2017, 10:33:21 pm
I wasn't there, but did see this being reported - https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/13/rebellion-2000ad-dredd-licenses/ (https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/13/rebellion-2000ad-dredd-licenses/)

Basically bad news is Rebellion aren't making any 2000AD games, good news is they're now open to letting other people make them. Might lead to cool things.

I really hope that a publisher picks up the Dredd license and makes something proper out of it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 28 February, 2017, 11:03:50 am
Email from Game.co.uk this morning- the pre-order is preparing for shipping. 

The blind panic to finish The Witcher III before the weekend has begun.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 28 February, 2017, 04:43:54 pm
Email from Game.co.uk this morning- the pre-order is preparing for shipping. 

The blind panic to finish The Witcher III before the weekend has begun.
I'm desperately working my way through Blood and Wine :D
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 28 February, 2017, 08:25:33 pm
Now, this is more like it! Exactly the kind of games I was hoping for from the Switch.

Why they didn't show all of these at the reveal event is beyond me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-mFODSa2VM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-mFODSa2VM)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 01 March, 2017, 08:12:45 am
Yeah, some cracking stuff in that NINDIES video.

I was particular taken by WARGROOVE which looks EXACTLY like a mash-up between Advance Wars and Fire Emblem.  Which is cool because I took to playing Fire Emblem because there hadn't been an Advance Wars game in an absolute age.

Of course, what I really want is a mash-up between ADVANCE WARS and REBEL STAR COMMAND.

(There was a reasonable Tom Clancy game on the 3DS that was a bit like Rebel Star Command but not quite close enough)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: TordelBack on 01 March, 2017, 12:18:07 pm
Mmmm, much much better. Flipping Death looks like an absolute hoot, and Wargroove looks so much the Boy's perfect game it's scary. Add in Rogue Trooper and it's time to start saving.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 01 March, 2017, 05:19:19 pm
All of them. I want all of them.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 01 March, 2017, 05:35:15 pm
It seems like a lot of the gaming press are already writing off the Switch, but I think they're underestimating the appeal and value of portable local multiplayer. To me, that's a BIG selling point, and something the other consoles don't offer. Things like Pocket Rumble look brilliant. I feel like local multiplayer has been really sidelined in the last 10-15 years and is long overdue a comeback. Playing Mario Kart online just isn't the same....

Here's hoping for more indie ports - I have a huge library of Steam indie titles, but I never play them because I rarely if ever sit down at my desktop computer to play games. I'd happily rebuy on Switch.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 02 March, 2017, 12:31:52 pm
Some of the best evenings of my early thirties were spent playing multi-player Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64.  Drunken-evening-tastic!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 02 March, 2017, 12:39:57 pm
Some of the best evenings of my early thirties were spent playing multi-player Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64.  Drunken-evening-tastic!

Some of the best evenings of my early twenties were spent playing multi-player Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo.  Drunken-evening-tastic!

 :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 02 March, 2017, 06:18:34 pm
Here's hoping for more indie ports - I have a huge library of Steam indie titles, but I never play them because I rarely if ever sit down at my desktop computer to play games. I'd happily rebuy on Switch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-mFODSa2VM

There are more than sixty indie titles in the work for Switch. Several to be released each week.

And here I where, already tempted to buy a console  :P But I think I'll wait till I get some word on a hard drive support. Would like that. Store stuff on it, changing games when needed from the stationary to the handheld. Would also like to hear how the virtual console will be handled.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 02 March, 2017, 06:56:12 pm
Here's hoping for more indie ports - I have a huge library of Steam indie titles, but I never play them because I rarely if ever sit down at my desktop computer to play games. I'd happily rebuy on Switch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-mFODSa2VM

There are more than sixty indie titles in the work for Switch. Several to be released each week.

And here I where, already tempted to buy a console  :P But I think I'll wait till I get some word on a hard drive support. Would like that. Store stuff on it, changing games when needed from the stationary to the handheld. Would also like to hear how the virtual console will be handled.

Yep, it's a good start. I just hope these titles do well, and support from indies continues. The Switch seems like a perfect fit for these kind of games.

As far as the console itself goes, I'll most likely wait until the inevitable Switch 2.0, which will iron out all of the kinks this first iteration evidently has, and by then there'll be a lot more games on offer.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 03 March, 2017, 09:32:58 am
Jings those are some mighty impressive Zelda scores!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 08 March, 2017, 08:49:34 pm
Jings those are some mighty impressive Zelda scores!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 09 March, 2017, 12:59:27 pm
Well, my campaign to subconsciously imprint this on Tiny Tips brain has worked and he's asked for one for his birthday present.  It'll be a joint present with me (even though mine is some way off).  So soon I shall be playing Breath of the Wild on the train! 
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 09 March, 2017, 01:53:36 pm
I actually asked my kids if they wanted this but they would much rather have a big birthday bash FFS! Guy I work with is bringing his in next week so I can get a hands on try out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Proudhuff on 09 March, 2017, 04:08:18 pm
Guy I work with is bringing his in next week so I can get a hands on try out.

Matron!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 10 March, 2017, 09:52:47 am
Guy I work with is bringing his in next week so I can get a hands on try out.

Matron!

Yeah I'm looking forward to him whipping it out as from photos it looks a bit too large for my taste.

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Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 14 March, 2017, 11:23:16 am
Right had a quick go on this yesterday. First off it’s a nice bit of kit, I thought the screen would be cheap and nasty but it looks fine. It’s a fair old size though so unless you always have a bag with you it’s not really portable like a DS/Vita but that's not really an issue.

Had a quick blast on Zelda where I jumped off a cliff, parasailed down to a forest and had a quick fight. Looks lovely and no issue with controls.

Played multiplayer on indie gem Fast-RMX which is the F-Zero clone. Screens a bit small for split screen but the graphics and speed were impressive. I imagine the Joy-cons are a bit small for any extended play by an adult but should be fine for kids. I did enjoy it though and it bodes well for Mario Kart conversion.

Overall I was surprisingly impressed with it. Still not buying it though but one of my boys has stated Santa will get him it so may end up with one sooner than later.

Did anyone actually get one yet?

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 14 March, 2017, 12:54:53 pm
I'll admit, I'm not much of a Nintendo* person (actually I'm not really much of a gamer at all, although I've been known to get really into certain games in the past) gravitating more to Sony stuff. (Still in past generations with that actually, owning a PS2 and PS3 super slim.)

The Switch really does look like a lovely bit of kit though. I just love the idea of changing the mode, and clipping bits together to change the operation, etc, and continuing a game wherever you are. I don't have the funds at the moment, but I think this is the first time I've found Nintendo tempting. (The games are so expensive though!)

I read a review yesterday which was largely positive, but mentioned some major issues with the left controller losing the signal. I'd be curious to learn if any Switch users here have had that problem. Hopefully Nintendo will sort it out soon.

*To explain: I don't think Nintendo products are bad. In the past my interest in Playstations has mainly been the fact they're also good film-media machines (actually I use them for that far more than the games, although I'd like to get back into gaming.) and I found their type of games more appealing. The majority of Nintendo games seem to have a cutesy cartoony thing going on - not a bad thing in itself to be fair. I'm more a 3rd person action role-player in taste, and while the Zelda games look like they fit that MO the look of them puts me off a bit. If I really got into the games, maybe I'd change my mind.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 14 March, 2017, 04:05:07 pm
Had a quick look at a colleague's Switch. It's a nice piece of kit, but I had a few concerns. The one thing that really jumped out to me (which I hadn't previously considered) is the glaring lack of a d pad, which seems to immediately hobble the system's potential as a retro gaming/Virtual Console machine. I also found the placement of the left analogue stick very uncomfortable - it's far too low so you have to awkwardly bend your thumb in order to push it. Even my friend admitted that he only got used to it 'after 50 hours of playing'. Also, the individual Joy Cons (in addition to the lack of d pads) do not seem comfortable or ergonomic to play with. It seems like they'll be suited to only play the most basic of games on, which is a shame.

Overall, I think I'll wait for the next iteration of the Switch that will no doubt fix all these issues (not to mention the widely reported issues of the dock scratching the screen, the joycon connectivity issues and other minor hardware issues). This initial design reminds me of the clunky original DS - a concept that only really delivered on its promise with the vastly improved DS Lite.

Zelda looks great, but I'm simply not in the market for that kind of sprawling 100 hour adventure right now, nor will I be for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 14 March, 2017, 04:43:49 pm
There are rumours (or fan talk at least) of possible bespoke Joy Cons for certain software.
Seems like it would be a pricey way of doing things though and would seriously effect the systems portable functionality if users have to cart various different controllers around with them.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 15 March, 2017, 10:32:17 am
I have a Switch for the past week and a half, and I bloody love it.

I'll admit that my objectivity may be as compromised as Dash Decent reviewing a hardback 'Dash Decent' collection, but anyway;

The switch itself, without the dock / Joy-cons is far more compact than you'd ever imagine.
This had the effect of both impressing the hell out of me and making me fell slightly disappointed at the same time. After the first few hours playing it, any reservations about the size subsided- it's the perfect size / weight (for my 39 year old butcher's sausage fingers anyway).
I genuinely found it quite comfortable to use in any configuration.
Apart from looking the business, all parts of the console feel sturdy and well manufactured (the same could not be said for the Wii U).
It's definitely the most aesthetically pleasing Nintendo console since the GameCube.

Fortunately I haven't been affected by any of the flaws that have been reported in the media (although I am skeptical about the reports that the Switch screen is being damaged when placing it in and out of the dock- likely only possible by careless mishandling IMO).

The 32Gb hard drive issue was easily overcome by a 50 quid 128GB micro SD card from Argos. Same solution for memory expansion as the Wii U then, although I would understand why some would prefer not to have to shell out for this.

There are currently slim pickin's on the eShop / Virtual Console, although I was surprised that several Neo Geo games were available from day 1 (I've never had the opportunity to play most of these before, so will get a few of them).
The Virtual Console range can only improve over time of course, and there's no reason to doubt it will expand further than ever before.

As for the main event game itself; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild- it is, pun intended, breath-taking.
I've been playing it hardcore since last Tuesday (and I mean hardcore) and it seems I've barely scratched the surface.
It looks absolutely gorgeous, but it's the ingenious design and game-play (scientifically known as "Nintendo magic") that make you want to play it as soon as you wake up, work or hangover be damned.
The game begins in a (huge) initial sand-box area, the only area in the game (so far) where any guidance is given. After that- you're on your own to do anything / go anywhere (all areas are accessible / all surfaces are scalable) and figure it all out as you make progress.
Believe the hype and the 10/10 reviews- this is as perfect a game as I've ever played.

As an aside- the Switch game cartridges are tiny. All the more amusing that my special edition of the Zelda game arrived in a box so large it could be used as an eco-friendly coffin for Proudhuff.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 15 March, 2017, 10:52:16 pm
Collect on Friday...

... But then have to wait until his birthday to open it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 20 March, 2017, 03:38:35 pm
It's in the loft calling to me... "Play with me... play with me... nobody will notice... play with me".
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 24 March, 2017, 02:00:30 pm
It's in the loft calling to me... "Play with me... play with me... nobody will notice... play with me".

You haven't tested it? What kind of bad parenting is this? Imagine all the faff of setting it up on his birthday only to discover its faulty, birthday ruined! You really should boot it up, load a game and play it for 3 hours minimum just to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 28 March, 2017, 08:50:56 am
It's a WIN.

Breath of The Wild needs no additional praise from me. FAST RMX is a blindingly fast (to my old eyes) future racer with a fun colour changing mechanic and 1-2-SWITCH had every body in party game stitches.

We've even done the "Right that's enough of that on the big telly" and Tiny Tips has casually strolled over, undocked it and carried on playing as he leaves the room.

Next purchase will probably be Shovel Knight. Then Mario Kart... Splatoon 2 maybe... and some of those Nindie titles...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 28 March, 2017, 09:40:26 am
Relentless enthusiasm  (and Youtube gamplay videos) for Breath of the Wild across the entire internet has me very intrigued, even though the only Zelda I've ever played was Wind Waker and I got bored after 25 years of aimlessly rowing around.

Last Wednesday, the shop had Zelda but no Switches. On Friday they had Switches but no Zelda. On Saturday they had no Switches and no Zeldas. What will today bring, I wonder?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 28 March, 2017, 04:25:46 pm
Oddly, Wind Waker didn't grab me at first as, despite the bucket load of goodwill it has by being a Zelda game and the gorgeous design, I too wandered round aimlessly for a while.

I then realised that I had missed the whole game mechanic where the fish faced fecker marks stuff on your chart and low and behold, it grabbed me. Started again and loved it.

I also used to quite enjoy riding about Hyrule field  on Rooms in Ocarina of Time just looking for fun things to do. Killing time until I could be bothered with the main quest. That always seemed different and more enjoyable than some games where I've been killing time because I couldn't figure out what I was meant to do next.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 28 March, 2017, 04:32:07 pm
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Next purchase will probably be Shovel Knight.

Shovel Knight is fantastic.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 28 March, 2017, 08:46:31 pm
And even more win as we do the Switch thing.

Tiny Tips playing Zelda on big telly. Undocks it and carries on playing while we drive to piano lesson. Hands it to me and I get half an hour of Hylian hijinks in while he's at the lesson. Then he plays it on the way back and docks it on return home. Hey Preston, on the big telly again.

I didn't even know I wanted this feature but it's a great USP.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 18 April, 2017, 01:26:05 pm

As for the main event game itself; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild- it is, pun intended, breath-taking.
...
It looks absolutely gorgeous, but it's the ingenious design and game-play (scientifically known as "Nintendo magic") that make you want to play it as soon as you wake up, work or hangover be damned.

I'm loving this game.  Some people are moaning about the lack of traditional dungeons and mini-bosses and special weapons and  bosses but the way this is set up works miles better for me.  Nearly everything is a BOSS and the weapons aren't just for use in one dungeon and then neglected (almost) thereafter.  I need to beat a Lynel, and I can't. SO I'm away training up, practicing, get more meals and skills and hearts and then I'm going to kick his ass.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 18 April, 2017, 06:29:30 pm
Just about to download Wonder Boy: Dragon's Curse.

I personally preferred Monster Land, but this was great back in the day, too.

Zelda, too, is great but in small doses. Ideal long term mobile play.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK on 18 April, 2017, 09:50:50 pm
Finally got to play a switch the other day. Granted I only got to play 1 2 Switch, which may be why my first impressions aren't glowing. To me the whole thing felt gimmicky (both the console and the game). Or maybe I'm just not the target audience. I'm not sure who the target of cow milking games is. But it's not me.

Also I am not sure where the 3DS fits in now. Does the Switch replace that for handheld duty? Or do I take the both and use the DS once the battery on the Switch dies?

I wanted to like it. As a gamer the more consoles that are out, the better it would be for the whole gaming community. I just wish Nintendo would go back to making consoles with no gimmicks. The Gamecube was a great console (though those stupid little disks could have been bigger) with a decent library of games. They should have stayed on that road IMO.

I would not be surprised if Nintendo goes the way of Sega after this (with the exception of handhelds, although I'd imagine that market is dropping thanks to ipads and the likes) since they have decent I.P and good range of classic titles. Time will tell.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 19 April, 2017, 03:38:42 pm
Granted I only got to play 1 2 Switch, which may be why my first impressions aren't glowing. To me the whole thing felt gimmicky (both the console and the game). Or maybe I'm just not the target audience. I'm not sure who the target of cow milking games is. But it's not me.

Also I am not sure where the 3DS fits in now. Does the Switch replace that for handheld duty? Or do I take the both and use the DS once the battery on the Switch dies?
Probably because you only played 1 2 Switch which hypes up the gimmicks. Playing Zelda is sublime and the benefit of using it on a tv screen or its own is super convenient. The games will determine whether its a success or not in the end. As for the DS, they are still supporting it at the moment but switch will supersede that eventually, which is actually exciting as it means Nintendo wont be splitting their development teams over 2 platforms anymore.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 19 April, 2017, 09:08:12 pm
I would not be surprised if Nintendo goes the way of Sega after this (with the exception of handhelds, although I'd imagine that market is dropping thanks to ipads and the likes) since they have decent I.P and good range of classic titles. Time will tell.

Switch sales are extremely healthy by all accounts, perhaps the only issue they currently have is supplying the demand.
As James mentioned the games will ultimately be a key factor to its ongoing success, but it's been a positive launch.

Welcome to the forum by the way.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 20 April, 2017, 04:00:17 pm
Outselling the PS4 in Japan over the same launch window too.

http://kotaku.com/the-nintendo-switch-versus-the-ps4-a-japanese-sales-co-1794485970
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 18 May, 2017, 08:29:27 pm
Been playing a lot of Mario Kart 8 and a little Puyo Pop/Tetris with my Switch-owning colleague recently, and I'm really impressed. As I predicted back before launch, the portability and focus on local multiplayer is a huge advantage over traditional set top consoles (which I pretty much never play any more).

I'm not going to take the plunge just yet - can't currently justify the expense, and I'm waiting to see what comes of the indie scene (and especially the Virtual Console side of things) - but I'll definitely be picking a Switch up at some point later in the year. It's a seriously great piece of kit.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 23 May, 2017, 07:49:35 am
I've completed my second Divine Beast and been laughing out loud at some scenes in Gerudo village. I'm gonna chill from the main quest for a while and explore and knock off a few shrines. When did games design get this good?

Oh and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is just grand and Tiny Tips is playing the shit out of King Of Fighters.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 23 May, 2017, 08:06:35 am
The Switch is better than I hoped it could be.

Loving Wonder Boy: Dragon's Curse. I preferred Monster Land back in the day. Even so, this is tops.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 28 May, 2017, 07:28:52 pm
As of now, I own the following

Physical:
Zelda Breath of the Wild
Binding of Isaac
Puyo puyo Tetris
Bomberman R
Street fighter 2 ULTRA

Digital:
Thumper

Bought SF2U and Thumper today. SF2U is what one could expect from a Street fighter game, plus a tacked on waggle fest mini game (am a bit dissapointed in that aspect of the game), but as said, the fighting is solid as can be :)

Thumper is a lightning fast rythm game with some feverish horror stuff thrown in. Heavy and agressive. Hard to explain. Makes really good use of the HD rumble. Here's a trailer for it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n640qUwCEDs
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Radbacker on 17 June, 2017, 06:45:56 am
F^&k you Nintendo just take my money!!!!

at last Metroid Prime 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFbDmTjS_MI

and a new 2D Metroid as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhOx-FpEAQk - I just wish this was also on the Switch I dont want a 3DS again :(

looks like Ninty are hitting all the right buttons looking at their E3 line up, new Mario looks great aswell but a new Metroid Prime is just what I've been waiting for, the originals on the Gamecube are probably my favorite games ever (they still look great today).

CU Radbacker
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 19 June, 2017, 08:31:36 am
Yes - some strange goings on in that Mario trailer but looking good to me (anybody remember the game Space Station Silicon Valley, I think it was called on the N64 where you possessed things?).

Time constraints meant I only made it 1/2 way through Metroid Prime so I look forward to trying it again now I have more time (and portability) on my side.

Plus Rogue Trooper! Yay!

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 19 June, 2017, 10:43:16 am
Quite happy with the Nintendo E3 announcements.

I won't be expecting Metroid Prime 4 anytime before 2019 though.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 23 June, 2017, 08:04:25 am
To me, Nintendo's E3 was rather lovely. Brilliant all the way. Can't wait to play METROID2. Hoping to score that special ed with the soundtrack.

Ordered Cave Story + the other day, and looking forward to The end is nigh as well as a possible physical release of Super Meat Boy.

Will perhaps buy Blade Strangers as well.

I cannot stress it enough how much cool I think it is that it's 2017, and I'm able to buy brilliant 2D games on cartrigdes again. Couldn't afford (and wasn't allowed) either a Super NES or Mega Drive as a kid, but now I'm making up for it  ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 23 June, 2017, 08:08:36 am
Also, for those who'v missed it, Axiom Verge is coming to the switch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMWOVN570k
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 23 June, 2017, 09:32:44 am
Also, for those who'v missed it, Axiom Verge is coming to the switch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WMWOVN570k

And in Wii U too-which works for me, as I've no intention of considering Switch until at least Metroid is out! 😀
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 14 September, 2017, 03:58:54 pm
Been scouting around online today for some upcoming Amiibo releases (I know) and noticed that the Switch seems to be back in stock in Amazon and Game.

Is it too early to contemplate Christmas purchases for those thinking of getting one in December?
Might be best to grab one while you can.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Woolly on 14 September, 2017, 06:07:19 pm
Took the plunge and bought one, with Mario Kart and Zelda.

To say I'm blown away is an understatement.
Zelda is astonishingly good, I just can't put it down!

A fantastic piece of kit, wouldn't be surprised if Sony and Microsoft go down the modular/portable route with their next consoles.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 14 September, 2017, 06:15:50 pm
I'm in no hurry, but I'll definitely be picking one up between now and Christmas - Mario Odyssey looks astounding, as does Zelda. Mario Kart is superb. A port of last year's Doom reboot is coming soon, as well as Axiom Verge and Steam World Dig 2. I'd happily rebuy Shovel Knight for all the extra content. Lots of the other Nindies titles look great too.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 14 September, 2017, 06:45:53 pm
Axiom Verge

Been looking forward to that ever since I heard about it.
It's a tenner more expensive on the Switch than the PS4 but I imagine it'll play great on the former.

I've to get though the latest adventure in the series that inspired it first anyway- Samus Returns is almost upon us.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 14 September, 2017, 06:51:41 pm
I'm waiting for the inevitable Switch port of Samus Returns.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 14 September, 2017, 09:34:34 pm
I just preordered the Red Switch + Mario Odyssey bundle on impulse, as I saw it just went live.

Had no idea Odyssey was coming out so soon - had it in my head that it would be a Christmas release.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 15 September, 2017, 11:10:38 am
I just preordered the Red Switch + Mario Odyssey bundle on impulse, as I saw it just went live.

Had no idea Odyssey was coming out so soon - had it in my head that it would be a Christmas release.

Its a bit of a bummer that the uk doesn't get the carry case included as per the announcement of this bundle. The kid wants this for xmas so I suppose I'll pull the trigger eventually but Nintendo are one frustrating business.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 15 September, 2017, 04:02:08 pm
Its a bit of a bummer that the uk doesn't get the carry case included as per the announcement of this bundle.

Always been that way with Nintendo, I've seen significant variety in some of the 'special editions' different regions get.

Sometimes its a win for the Europeans, but not in this case.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 15 September, 2017, 05:57:12 pm
Axiom Verge

Been looking forward to that ever since I heard about it.
It's a tenner more expensive on the Switch than the PS4 but I imagine it'll play great on the former.

I've to get though the latest adventure in the series that inspired it first anyway- Samus Returns is almost upon us.

Eagerly awaiting the physical release on that one. Just about to pre order Sine Mora whilst picking up Rayman. 

I've also pre ordered Doom. Really hope it'll be possible to play it with motion controls. Would be cool to deliver physicals with a gesture.

Hoping Shovel knight gets a physical release.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 15 September, 2017, 07:25:59 pm
Flaked out on Rayman. Realised I've already played it on WiiU, and Mario Odyssey release is just around the corner.

Looks pretty fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKWBv-djiKk
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 06 October, 2017, 09:47:20 am
Mario Odyssey release is just around the corner.

Only £42 for pre-order on Amazon at the moment, and as of today only three weeks away from release.

A part of me genuinely wants to keep it up for the Christmas holidays and then spend a week playing it (simultaneously ignoring my loved ones, staying in my pajamas and eating Christmas cake for breakfast).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 06 October, 2017, 06:27:38 pm
Very much looking forward to my Switch arriving in a few weeks time. The usual Nintendo software drought really doesn't seem to be a problem this time round, there are already enough games out (or out soon) that will keep me busy for years. Just off the top of my head I'll be getting:

Mario Odyssey
Zelda
Mario Kart
Axiom Verge
Steamworld Dig 2
Stardew Valley
Shovel Knight
Sonic Mania
Doom
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 06 October, 2017, 08:20:57 pm
Very much looking forward to my Switch arriving in a few weeks time. The usual Nintendo software drought really doesn't seem to be a problem this time round, there are already enough games out (or out soon) that will keep me busy for years. Just off the top of my head I'll be getting:

Mario Odyssey
Zelda
Mario Kart
Axiom Verge
Steamworld Dig 2
Stardew Valley
Shovel Knight
Sonic Mania
Doom

Don't forget Rogue Trooper: Redux!  ;)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: gurnard on 10 October, 2017, 10:57:34 am
Don't forget Rogue Trooper: Redux!  ;)

Is there a scheduled date for the Switch yet? I am waiting on this so I can nick the switch off my kid for a while.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: gurnard on 10 October, 2017, 11:00:26 am
Ahh I just checked out the website and noticed this:

But that's not all - we've also got some news! While it was originally slated to release soon after other platforms, development of the Nintendo Switch edition has now finished ahead of schedule.
That means today we can reveal officially reveal that Rogue Trooper Redux launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC globally AND on Nintendo Switch in North America on October 17th!

Don't fret, European fans - The Switch edition for Europe and other territories is also targeted for October 17th, and a final release date will be confirmed soon. As soon as we know for absolute sure, we'll let you know.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 10 October, 2017, 11:47:28 am
Yeah I saw somewhere this morning (maybe Rebellion's Facebook?) that the 17th release date for Europe/other territories is confirmed now, good stuff.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 10 October, 2017, 08:42:50 pm
I'm stoked for Rogue next week. My Switch awaits!

ANd really looking forward to Skyrim on it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Timothy on 11 October, 2017, 06:57:04 am
Is it getting a physical release on Switch, or is it digital only?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 11 October, 2017, 01:34:47 pm
PS4 and XB1 are the only physical releases that look to be available, seems PC and Switch are digital only.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 11 October, 2017, 10:28:26 pm
I've heard a rumour that GTAV is coming to the Switch next year.

GTAV on a handheld..... :o
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Timothy on 14 October, 2017, 12:51:32 pm
I’ve gone and taken the plunge. Console, Zelda and Mariokart ordered.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Zenith 666 on 16 October, 2017, 11:26:52 pm
Money well spent.Zelda is just amazing.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 16 October, 2017, 11:46:02 pm
Just finished breath of the wild. I may have left it too long because I was ridiculously overpowered when taking out Ganon. My first Lynel was tougher.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 17 October, 2017, 05:05:03 pm
Turns out my specualtion that the Switch would be the perfect platform for indie games was on the money:

https://kotaku.com/only-two-of-the-current-top-10-most-downloaded-games-on-1819507532

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When I spoke briefly to Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO of the SteamWorld Dig 2 development company Image & Form, over email, he said, “The Switch version of SWD2 is doing many, many times better than any of the other platforms.” It’s a sentiment that’s been echoed by other developers. According to publishing director for publisher Curve Digital in an interview with MVC, The Flame in the Flood had, “its best ever day on any console since we’ve been publishing it, beating any other format we have launched on. It’s done just under half of our first full month forecast in a day.” FDG Entertainment, the publisher for Oceanhorn has also said that the game sold more on the Switch than “all other consoles combined.”

In other news, posted this on the wrong channel the other day, but Super Mario Odyssey just got awarderd a 10/10 in Edge magazine.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 17 October, 2017, 07:26:48 pm
Lovely to hear that indies does well on the system. Hoping to see more 2D games released on cartridges :)

Bought Sine Moria Ex the other day. Played a couple of levels. Colourful bullet hell. Got some good shooting. Interesting tone, time travel, animals talking in hungarian and some very depressing themes. Looking forward to playing it in COOP.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: gurnard on 18 October, 2017, 01:08:43 pm
Downloaded Rogue Trooper on my sons switch last night.
Cool thing about the Switch is the parental controls. I only let my kid play some 12 year rated games (Zelda is ok for instance) But I can install rogue and turn on the parental controls and all is good. He can't access it until he hacks the code :-)

Great game by the way.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 18 October, 2017, 05:08:04 pm
Apparently DOOM is out Nov 10th!

Really looking forward to this, it's one of the few mainstream AAA games that has caught my attention in the last few years.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Timothy on 21 October, 2017, 09:49:23 pm
Hootin’ Heck, that Zelda’s a bit good.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 23 October, 2017, 09:26:54 am
Apparently DOOM is out Nov 10th!

Really looking forward to this, it's one of the few mainstream AAA games that has caught my attention in the last few years.

DOOM is great! And perfect for that platform I think, I played on console but found I enjoyed it most in shorter, half hour chunks, maybe because it's so full-on all the time. As something you can take on the move and play in short bursts it'll work a treat.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 23 October, 2017, 11:02:47 am
Just finished breath of the wild. I may have left it too long because I was ridiculously overpowered when taking out Ganon. My first Lynel was tougher.
According to my profile I've played this for 115 hours and I've only just taken out my third Divine Beast and haven't bothered to find the Master Sword yet. Did have a wander round Hyrule Castle last night and it seemed weird that you can basically climb up the outside of one tower and walk straight into the final boss room. I didn't.

The difficulty spikes are quite weird. The bosses I've fought have been uniformly easy and I've been all but invincible to any normal enemy since the first Divine Beast (the one that gives you an automatic resurrection + health boost) but Lynels will still fuck me up. I realise it's a deliberate approach to making all areas immediately accessible while still making some harder to beat but MAAAAANNN!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 23 October, 2017, 02:03:25 pm
Yes - for cautious or completing players, everything except Lynel are just an irritation by the end.  I think it needed some way of encouraging me to try Ganon earlier.  If you could defeat Ganon and then continue the game wiping out the rest of his minions and completing the Shrines, and seeing the Kingdom of Hyrule return to glory, that would be cool.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 23 October, 2017, 03:35:31 pm
Yes - for cautious or completing players, everything except Lynel are just an irritation by the end.  I think it needed some way of encouraging me to try Ganon earlier.  If you could defeat Ganon and then continue the game wiping out the rest of his minions and completing the Shrines, and seeing the Kingdom of Hyrule return to glory, that would be cool.

Yeah, I wanted something to do after defeating Ganon.
I thought it might be good if the machines which had been 'possessed' became benevolent again and were sort of on your side - meaning that if you were chased or attacked by a Lynel or Giant or something, and wandered into the range of a Guardian, it may actually help you.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 24 October, 2017, 12:51:50 pm
And killing Ganon puts an end to the "blood moon rising" and the re-spawning of creatures so you could actually rid the land of every Moblin, Bokoblin, Lizalfo, Hinox, Octorok and Lynel  (I'll leave Modulgas and Keese out of this, they seem like native wildlife).  And a quest to broker peace with the Yiga clan.

All of which sounds cool but, I admit, it breaks the basic rule of "When your villain is defeated, your movie ends".

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 24 October, 2017, 12:57:14 pm
I thought you could keep going to find everything after you kill Ganon. Is this not the case?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 24 October, 2017, 02:01:37 pm
I thought you could keep going to find everything after you kill Ganon. Is this not the case?

It's not, but after defeating Ganon you can return to the last save point before the battle begins.
It works better this way.

You'll also naturally want to go for the endgame a second time after clearing all of the shrines (for the 'complete' ending).

I found the progression in the game just fine. Of course you're overpowered after a long play-time, but the enemies do 'level up' too.
I note that your first Divine Beast was my third- I love that it's slightly different for everyone.

I've cleared the game apart from the Korok seeds, and am itching to get back into it when the next batch of DLC is released at Christmas.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 24 October, 2017, 07:34:58 pm
So, am I the only one who found Zelda tedious?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 24 October, 2017, 07:41:50 pm
So, am I the only one who found Zelda tedious?

Not quite. There was definitely some tedium there! I think it's a fantastic game overall, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I feel I should have. There are lots of little things about the game that I find really frustrating. I think it's a game I'll come back to - I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Zelda in general but I usually revisit them sooner or later.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 24 October, 2017, 07:56:21 pm
By their very nature, enormous open world games such as this lend to a certain amount of tedium.
If you're invested in the game it's less of an issue, but it's definetly an understandable reaction.

First sale on the Switch eShop this evening on selected titles.
I was gonna wait till January for the physical release of Axiom Verge, but was swayed by a measly 10% price drop.
Can anyone recommend Don't Knock Twice?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 25 October, 2017, 01:47:25 am
So, am I the only one who found Zelda tedious?

I found it relaxing.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 25 October, 2017, 08:15:34 am
So, am I the only one who found Zelda tedious?
Tedious is maybe a bit strong but I can't get on the "10/10, best game ever" bus.

Still playing Breath of the Wild in bursts. It's beautiful but kind of boring, but I've still managed to play 50+ hours and only just unlocked half of the map.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 25 October, 2017, 10:55:59 am
I'm really looking forward to Mario Odyssey. I happen to have a day off on Friday and have the game pre- ordered, so Friday should be fun.
I don't actually own a Switch yet but can borrow one from work (we run a gaming festival each year so have quite a selection of consoles in storage). I'll buy a Switch when I see a good offer but pre-ordered Mario from Amazon because of the price guarantee. Looks like I'll be getting it for about £41 which is pretty good.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 26 October, 2017, 12:07:51 pm
Well just ordered one of these with Mario & Zelda. That should make for one happy child at Xmas.

And me when I *test* it beforehand.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 26 October, 2017, 01:32:48 pm
Just been away for a couple of days and it was really cool to be able to take the Switch with me and carry on playing Rogue. Especially when hotel bar is full of serious business people on laptops and I'm blowing up Nort Heavy Support Armour with a flak cannon (because I never found the mortar upgrade this time round).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 27 October, 2017, 10:50:03 am
So, am I the only one who found Zelda tedious?
Tedious is maybe a bit strong but I can't get on the "10/10, best game ever" bus.

It's close enough.

The phenomenal looking Mario Odyssey out today. I won't be getting my hands on it til Tuesday / Wednesday due to the bank holiday post, but who could've turn down the Amazon pre-order price?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 27 October, 2017, 07:02:39 pm
So, am I the only one who found Zelda tedious?
Tedious is maybe a bit strong but I can't get on the "10/10, best game ever" bus.

It's close enough.

The phenomenal looking Mario Odyssey out today. I won't be getting my hands on it til Tuesday / Wednesday due to the bank holiday post, but who could've turn down the Amazon pre-order price?

Not me! But it's a Christmas present. Bah.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 29 October, 2017, 03:51:06 pm
Just of "finishing" Mario. Only got 200 of 900 moons.  :lol: Got a bit more to do.

Lovely game. Not often I played something with so much colour.

But I need to send my console on service. I get a ground buzz when using headphones. I'v head that a ground loop can work, but I rather get it fixed.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 30 October, 2017, 06:08:39 pm
My Switch arrived. It's a really beautiful little piece of kit. Playing it strictly handheld - tbh I doubt I'll play it much docked.

Mario Odyssey is sublime. I'm not sure I'd go along with all the ecstatic reviews quite yet - it's slightly too linear and easy for my tastes so far. But it's an incredibly slick and well-produced game.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 30 October, 2017, 06:14:11 pm
My Switch arrived. It's a really beautiful little piece of kit. Playing it strictly handheld - tbh I doubt I'll play it much docked.

Mario Odyssey is sublime. I'm not sure I'd go along with all the ecstatic reviews quite yet - it's slightly too linear and easy for my tastes so far. But it's an incredibly slick and well-produced game.

Get's harder later on, and the game opens up quite as you play as well alot when you've finished the main campaign.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 07 November, 2017, 11:00:13 am
Just of "finishing" Mario. Only got 200 of 900 moons.  :lol: Got a bit more to do.

Word in el barrio is; there are 999 Moons.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 14 November, 2017, 10:54:17 am
Picked up DOOM this week. Played it before on PS4, but I like the idea that it's running on a machine not much thicker than the box the game comes in. Also helps that it's a really fun shooter. Hopefully it sells enough to get more games like it on the system (hopefully FPS:s as good as it.)

Has some slowdowns and minor bugs (which the developers seems aware and about to iron out) but other than that it's the real deal. Graphics looks great, much thanks the lovely design. Cool also to be able to position the doom guys gun so it looks in old Doom.

(https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/16/jun/28doomcenter.jpg)

Which I think adds immersion. Not only retro, but also a bit of urgency: that the doom guy is actually aiming his weapon.

Just of "finishing" Mario. Only got 200 of 900 moons.  :lol: Got a bit more to do.

Word in el barrio is; there are 999 Moons.

Brilliant :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 14 November, 2017, 05:49:12 pm
Picked up DOOM this week. Played it before on PS4, but I like the idea that it's running on a machine not much thicker than the box the game comes in. Also helps that it's a really fun shooter. Hopefully it sells enough to get more games like it on the system (hopefully FPS:s as good as it.)

Has some slowdowns and minor bugs (which the developers seems aware and about to iron out) but other than that it's the real deal. Graphics looks great, much thanks the lovely design. Cool also to be able to position the doom guys gun so it looks in old Doom.

(https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/16/jun/28doomcenter.jpg)

Which I think adds immersion. Not only retro, but also a bit of urgency: that the doom guy is actually aiming his weapon.

Just of "finishing" Mario. Only got 200 of 900 moons.  :lol: Got a bit more to do.

Word in el barrio is; there are 999 Moons.

Brilliant :)

I ended up cancelling my preorder for Doom, simply because I still have so much left to do in Mario (currently approaching 500 moons) that by the time I'm ready for a new game to play I'll probably be able to pick up Doom for less than the launch price.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 14 November, 2017, 06:04:06 pm
I ended up cancelling my preorder for Doom, simply because I still have so much left to do in Mario (currently approaching 500 moons) that by the time I'm ready for a new game to play I'll probably be able to pick up Doom for less than the launch price.

My plan is to return to the post game moons and give Zelda BotW another go around Yule.

I'm trying to find time to play Nier Automata among other games, and those two -mentioned above- are too big to fit in :)

DOOM will probably go down in price, and hopefully get patched to full glory.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 15 November, 2017, 10:05:16 am
Odyssey is a given.

But DOOM? LA NOIRE? SKYRIM? What should I get for post Rogue?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 15 November, 2017, 10:35:46 am
If you haven't played Skyrim before, then definitely Skyrim!!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 15 November, 2017, 09:55:59 pm
Odyssey is a given.

But DOOM? LA NOIRE? SKYRIM? What should I get for post Rogue?

To be totally honest, despite the nice presentation I thought LA Noire was shit.

I'd also recommend you add Steamworld Dig 2 to the list. Haven't played it yet, but I adored the first one and the sequel is supposed to be even better.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 17 November, 2017, 01:11:29 pm
If you haven't played Skyrim before, then definitely Skyrim!!

I'm genuinely contemplating getting this again for the Switch, despite regretfully squandering about 250 hours of my life playing it on the PS3.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 20 November, 2017, 02:28:45 pm
I'd also recommend you add Steamworld Dig 2 to the list. Haven't played it yet, but I adored the first one and the sequel is supposed to be even better.
Ive not played the original but adore Steamworld Dig 2. Its a definite!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 27 November, 2017, 08:52:16 pm
Odyssey is a given.

But DOOM? LA NOIRE? SKYRIM? What should I get for post Rogue?

To be totally honest, despite the nice presentation I thought LA Noire was shit.

I'd also recommend you add Steamworld Dig 2 to the list. Haven't played it yet, but I adored the first one and the sequel is supposed to be even better.

Really hope that one sees a physical release. It and Shovel knight. I want more 2d games on cartridge  :D
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 27 November, 2017, 08:54:55 pm
Anyone who played Disgaea 5? I tried the demo but it seems a bit fiddly.

Is it a very hard game? Strategy isn't always a genre I excel at.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 04 December, 2017, 07:18:37 pm
Great news here - Capcom are releasing a compilation of all the Mega Man X series of games on modern platforms, including Switch!

I've only played the Mega Man X games relatively recently, and they really hold up as some of the very best  platform/action games of their era - for my money they are far superior to the original core Mega Man games which I always found too difficult and frustrating to be enjoyable.

https://kotaku.com/mega-man-x-collection-coming-to-ps4-xbox-one-switch-1820983270
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 04 December, 2017, 07:45:57 pm
When they teased the announcement I got my hopes up for a new Mega Man for a second! I'd love them to take another stab at a 3d one.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 04 December, 2017, 08:00:36 pm
Apparently they have announced MegaMan 11 too. Cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aSC5A726f0
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 04 December, 2017, 09:29:24 pm
Apparently they have announced MegaMan 11 too. Cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aSC5A726f0

Looks interesting - I'm not in love with the visual style - it looks a bit too flat and clean, but hopefully the game itself will be good.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 04 December, 2017, 09:50:30 pm
It's got a little bit of a Mighty No. 9 look to it hasn't it. I've watched the trailer a few times now, its growing on me. The outdoors environments and the effects look great.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 05 December, 2017, 07:23:27 pm
I think mega man 11 looks really nice! Hope it's as good as New Super mario bros. Which I had similar qualms about it's graphics at first, but really really enjoyed playing :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 08 December, 2017, 09:18:33 am
Woke up to the news that Zelda: The Champions Ballad is available for download right now.
Work cannot end soon enough.

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 08 December, 2017, 01:02:13 pm
Bayonetta 3 has been confirmed.
Absoutely loved 2 and 1 still stands up well.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 08 December, 2017, 04:13:30 pm
Bayonetta 3 has been confirmed.
Absoutely loved 2 and 1 still stands up well.

1 and 2 on Switch in Feb.

3 is a Switch exclusive, so I hear. (ie I read it somewhere on t'internet and now cannot find the link)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 12 December, 2017, 08:06:06 pm
Pinball FX 3 is free on Switch (it always was).

But currently there are also two free tables in the download list. So, effectively a free game.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 03 January, 2018, 05:27:15 pm
I ended up getting DOOM just before Christmas.

It's a really great game, though this port is not without significant faults.

It's buggy - I'm increasingly getting weird audio issues such as the sound cutting out completely, and there's also an issue with the menus locking up, meaning that I've been unable to activate the weapon upgrade drones. As far as I can tell, regularly restarting the game helps to minimise these bugs.

Aside from the bugs, I'd say as a game it's a little overcomplicated with all the RPG type elements, to the point where I think it gets in the way of the game a little. Being able to upgrade weapons is nice, but a lot of it feels a bit superfluous and overly fussy. I'm also a little disappointed with the loading times, which are very long. Not such a problem between levels as they are so long, but it's a little jarring to have to wait 20-30 seconds for it to reload every time you die.

I'm also very glad I bought the Pro Controller to go with it - it's certainly playable with the Joy Cons, but is so much more fun with the pro.

But yeah, the gameplay itself is very solid. It plays very much like the original Halo game in terms of combat, with some throwback elements of late 90s FPS games such as tricky platforming sections. It also reminds me a little of the very underrated Warhammer 40k: Space Marine, in how it rewards you for charging headlong into battle and getting up close with enemies rather than hiding behind cover.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 03 January, 2018, 05:49:26 pm
I've not really been fussed with getting a Switch, but the announcement of this coming out next year may convince me, well that and a hundred quid price cut, as the last two iterations on the Wii were great!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CfGMgJ4x6zE
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 04 January, 2018, 08:28:00 am
The more I hear about DOOM gameplay the better for me. I'm shot at games so RPG style levelling up to make it easier sounds right up my street. Those are first bugs I have heard reported though.

Oh and I have FOUR moons on Odyssey! Yah!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 04 January, 2018, 09:10:34 am
Thought Doom was a fantastic game and I'm actually a bit surprised to hear this described as RPG elements. Unless the game is radically different from the PS4 version, the only stuff I can remember was the weapon upgrade trees. Think there were a couple I had to consciously chase but most of which you unlock just from playing the game.

Definitely agree about the exhilaration you get from the Smeato gameplay ethos!

Oh and I have FOUR moons on Odyssey! Yah!
I absolutely hated Odyssey after my first session on it. To the extent that I didn't play it again for two months and would have returned if I was a less lazy man.

Fortunately I'm not and I got right into it over the holidays. I still have some big issues with the controls and camera in certain situations but given the ludicrous number of different play modes involved, it's basically fine.

Currently on 300 moons and have just unlocked Bowser's Kingdom so I guess I'm nearly finished the main story.

Oh, and had to finally give in and look up where to find the last three or four shrines on Breath of the Wild. Good game but I think it will be a while before I'm dying to play the DLC.

Should we all try to be Switch pals or something? What online vs games are there?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 04 January, 2018, 05:38:04 pm
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Thought Doom was a fantastic game and I'm actually a bit surprised to hear this described as RPG elements. Unless the game is radically different from the PS4 version, the only stuff I can remember was the weapon upgrade trees. Think there were a couple I had to consciously chase but most of which you unlock just from playing the game.

There's the weapon upgrades you purchase, but also the weapon upgrades you unlock via the drones - which are tied to the ones you can purchase. Additionally, there are upgrades you earn by weapon use. There are also suit upgrades, purchased with a different type of currency. On top of that there are other suit/armour/health upgrades you can find (the glowing orange explodey balls), then there are extra abilities you can unlock via the challenges, and on top of that there are 'runes'.

As I say, it's not the end of the world, but I find the excess of different upgrade systems and mechanisms a little fussy, unintuitive and overall a little more complicated than it needs to be. Some of it feels very arbitrary, like they make you unlock abilities that really should just be default (eg - you can 'upgrade' the HUD and map). Adding an extra layer of confusion is the aforementioned menu screen-locking bug (which initially I didn't know was a bug) meaning I basically didn't upgrade anything for half of the game, and abandoned certain upgrade drones I found as I couldn't activate them and figured I hadn't met some requirement.

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big issues with the controls and camera

Really?!?!? Odyssey has some of the slickest, most satisfying controls I've ever experienced in a 3d action game. Most games would use every button on the controller to implement the kind of moveset Odyssey achieves with basically three buttons. The motion control stuff is mildly annoying but nonessential and easily ignored.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 04 January, 2018, 05:39:50 pm
I'm about 10 moons short of the 999 on Mario. I just don't have the willpower to gather up the last ten (including the beach volleyball one and some of the trickier races).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 04 January, 2018, 06:04:36 pm
I played some Odyssey on a friends switch and it was a lot of fun, I did find the random graphics a bit odd though! It was like they'd made a lot of the game in one style and then raided the Unity asset store or something :D I didn't spend much time with it though, I'll put the time in when I get it and I'm sure the zany art style will click. To scratch the itch whilst I wait, I just recently played through Super Mario Galaxy 2 on Wii and that is a fantastic Mario game.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 04 January, 2018, 08:43:13 pm
I never much cared for the Galaxy games - they're too linear. I much prefer the exploration focused 3d Mario games like 64 and Odyssey.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 05 January, 2018, 09:33:56 am
Played through Watchdogs 2 over the holidays and had a great time. The systems give you lots of scope to figure out your own solutions to missions and make it really satisfying, there were loads of times I didn't physically enter a mission area, but crept around the periphery remote-controlling my drone and RC car thingy to stealth through areas and hack what needed hacked. It makes for a really unique approach to stealth, and gives it a ton of player agency.

People seemed really down on the first game in general so would be a shame if that put people off because this is a real step up, it's got some swagger and confidence that was missing before, the tone is way more fun and the characters and lead are great. Didn't expect to like it as much as I did, but it was brilliant.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 05 January, 2018, 09:38:41 am
Thats not out on the switch is it  :o
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 05 January, 2018, 09:50:57 am
I never much cared for the Galaxy games - they're too linear. I much prefer the exploration focused 3d Mario games like 64 and Odyssey.

I think Mario 64 is my favourite type of 3d Mario game too, SMG2 isn't completely devoid of exploration and variety in that sense but most of its galaxies are rather linear. One of them later on is just Whomp's Fortress from M64 actually, which is fun :), but even then it's not as dense with stars as M64 with only a handful for that galaxy. The levels are more bite-size in general I guess.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 05 January, 2018, 11:10:45 am
Thats not out on the switch is it  :o

Oops, I posted that in the wrong thread! It would be a great fit for the Switch though so maybe it was wishful thinking!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 11 January, 2018, 03:04:57 pm
Dark Souls re-master coming out for Switch in May. GET IN!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 11 January, 2018, 04:44:00 pm
Donkey Kong Country - Tropical Freeze coming out for the Switch. GET IN ALSO!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 11 January, 2018, 05:17:17 pm
Yep, I've long thought Tropical Freeze and Dark Souls were a shoe-in for Switch ports - pleased to see them confirmed.

I actually own Dark Souls on the 360 but never got around to playing it. It seems a much better fit for Switch.

Overall the Direct was slightly disappointing - though they did call it a 'mini', so hoping they have some more substantial announcements coming soon.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 12 January, 2018, 04:25:09 pm
Donkey Kong Country - Tropical Freeze coming out for the Switch. GET IN ALSO!

I didn't bother with Tropical Freeze for Wii U, so its a shoe-in for me.

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 17 January, 2018, 10:35:09 am
Mario Odyssey deserved it's own thread goddammit, but I'll keep rolling with this one.

Finally achieved 100% completion last night- my last Power Moon was the 'Iceburn Circuit Class S'- nearly killed me that one.
Were the the rewards - a few cosmetic touches (Gold Odyssey sails and a Top-hat on Peach's castle) - really worth the effort?
Of course they were.  :|
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 17 January, 2018, 10:42:51 am
Mario Odyssey deserved it's own thread goddammit, but I'll keep rolling with this one.

Found the Mario Odyssey thread 2 seconds later  :lol:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 17 January, 2018, 11:14:25 pm
Just WOW! (https://youtu.be/P3Bd3HUMkyU)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 18 January, 2018, 10:20:14 am
Just WOW! (https://youtu.be/P3Bd3HUMkyU)

It's ingenious but who really wants all this cardboard crap in their house? I just can't be arsed with all these new ways to play that Nintendo keep concentrating on.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 18 January, 2018, 10:31:20 am
I cant decide if that cardboard stuff is madness or genius but am glad that Nintendo can still surprise us with weird shit.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 18 January, 2018, 10:57:20 am
I cant decide if that cardboard stuff is madness or genius but am glad that Nintendo can still surprise us with weird shit.

I'd prefer it if they could surprise us with some more games!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Satanist on 18 January, 2018, 12:25:10 pm
I cant decide if that cardboard stuff is madness or genius but am glad that Nintendo can still surprise us with weird shit.

I'd prefer it if they could surprise us with some more games!

TBF I am very critical of Nintendo as software support is always their downfall however they smashed it last year. I'm interested to see whats due this year as they cant rely on the big guns.

I imagine that a re-release of smash bros is a given. Maybe combine the wii-u and 3ds for an ultimate bundle.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 18 January, 2018, 04:12:43 pm
I'd be pleased to see another Kid Icarus game - uprising was great.
Not really a fan of Smash Bros though.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 18 January, 2018, 04:34:08 pm
I cant decide if that cardboard stuff is madness or genius

A bit of both I think!

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 18 January, 2018, 04:59:46 pm
While the Labo doesn't interest me in the slightest (it's obviously aimed at kids) it's great to see Nintendo really embracing play and experimentation in their games. This philosophy seems to be influencing even their singleplayer games like Odyssey, Mario Maker and Breath pf the Wild. I think Minecraft was a real wake up call for the industry in this respect, which for most of the early 2000s was really drifting towards this very stale trend of online deathmatch and linear 'cinematic' singleplayer experiences (both of which bore me to tears). And thank god for that.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 18 January, 2018, 06:38:48 pm
While the Labo doesn't interest me in the slightest (it's obviously aimed at kids) it's great to see Nintendo really embracing play and experimentation in their games. This philosophy seems to be influencing even their singleplayer games like Odyssey, Mario Maker and Breath pf the Wild. I think Minecraft was a real wake up call for the industry in this respect, which for most of the early 2000s was really drifting towards this very stale trend of online deathmatch and linear 'cinematic' singleplayer experiences (both of which bore me to tears). And thank god for that.

While I partly agree with this, one of the main strengths of Minecraft is the simplicity of the idea and the fact that it can be played on almost any modern device (that’s capable of playing video games at all that is).
Nintendo are certainly willing to innovate but there’s clearly a directive to tie their own proprietary technology into gameplay innovations. This can have its downsides and I certainly sympathise with those who want to play ‘straight’ Nintendo games that don’t rely on the gimmicks.
A couple of examples where this approach has been detrimental:
Star Fox Zero - the multi screen control system simply doesn’t work well for this type of game. It had dated gameplay anyway but the obtuse interface was a really bad idea.
Breath of the Wild - Wii U - I’m convinced that touch screen functionality was removed from this game (for weapon switching etc) because they didn’t want it to have extra features which couldn’t be incorporated into the Switch version.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 21 January, 2018, 09:38:59 pm
Downloaded demo of Project Octopath Traveller (I guess it's a working title) and am loving it.

And as Teen (nee Tiny) Tips said "Labo isn't really aimed at us... But that's not going to  stop us getting It, is It?"
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 24 January, 2018, 08:31:12 am
Have you seen the prices of this Labo stuff?

https://store.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo-labo.list

Sorry Nintendo but you're having a laugh!  :lol:
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 24 January, 2018, 01:58:47 pm
Assuming it has game included, that's about par for course these days, isn't It?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 24 January, 2018, 03:39:26 pm
I'm surprised the software isn't just a download code that comes with the cardboard to be honest - but it looks like it comes with a cartridge.
For this type of mini-game/demo type software (if that's what it is. It looks like Wii Sports, 1,2, Switch type stuff - I could be mistaken) bundled with flat packed cardboard,those prices are double what I'd pay.
Granted there will probably be some deals but this price point is far too high for me personally. And £9 for a set of felt tips and some stickers? Surely they could have bundled them in?
I've seen this compared elsewhere with Rockband/Guitar hero packs which came with a game and plastic instruments which are still going strong 10 years on. This is cardboard! 
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 24 January, 2018, 05:26:00 pm
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Downloaded demo of Project Octopath Traveller (I guess it's a working title)

I wouldn't be surprised if they end up going with that name tbh - Japanese RPG developers seem locked in a never-ending competition for who can come up with the stupidest, least appealing titles for their games, as if they are deliberately trying to sabotage any chance of success for them in the West.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 28 January, 2018, 04:37:18 pm
First think that came to mind when seeing Labo :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G5F8ObYgjI
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 06 March, 2018, 07:29:05 pm
Had to buy DOOM again (had it once before, but sold it) the other day since they'v patched in gyro controls. Not to mention fixing audio bugs and making the graphics better.

Was quite good before, but now it's a mighty fine game. Really hope to see gyro controls in more FPSs on switch. Feels/plays awesome :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 07 March, 2018, 08:16:05 pm
There's a new Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow!

Hopefully we'll get some big announcements about upcoming titles - indie games and ports aside, the 2018 release schedule for the Switch is looking fairly sparse so far.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/03/surprise_theres_a_new_nintendo_direct_coming_and_its_due_tomorrow
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 09 March, 2018, 05:37:09 pm
Quite a few announcements yesterday (we're getting Smash Bros. on Switch! and ports of Captain Toad, Crash Bandicoot trilogy and Okami, among others).

Very, very excited for Smash Bros. - a series I haven't played at all since the Gamecube version.

But buried amongst all the other announcements is this:

https://venturebeat.com/2018/03/08/nintendo-switch-gets-gamemaker-studio-2-development-toolset-this-summer/

Raising the possibility of future ports for wonderful games like Hyper Light Drifter and the Hotline Miami series... They have got to be no-brainers for the Switch, right?
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 09 March, 2018, 06:41:41 pm
Hmmm. I can see why the Swtch is a great choice for people who travel a lot and have maybe fallen a bit behind with releases over the last few years. For others like myself it just feels like a console that’s relying on little but ports and updates. Hopefully Smash Bros will be something special but it’s a series I’ve always found to be hugely overrated (seemingly relying as much on fan-service and goodwill as anything else).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 09 March, 2018, 06:58:51 pm
That's true, and I can understand why people have a problem with all the ports (despite the fact I am exactly the kind of gamer you describe so it's all good for me personally) but to be fair the Wii U was such a failure that you can see why third parties would initially have been very wary of committing to Switch. My assumption now that the Switch is pretty much confirmed to be a big success, you'll start to see more and more original third party games being announced. It's just with lead times for videogames being what they are, there'll be a delay before we start to see the fruits of this.

Regarding Smash, it's not a series I've ever cared too much about either, however I now have at least 4 colleagues who are all very excited for it and are going to want to play it at lunch or after work, so that's making me much more excited for it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 10 March, 2018, 07:52:33 am
Hmmm. I can see why the Swtch is a great choice for people who travel a lot and have maybe fallen a bit behind with releases over the last few years.

I never play it handheld. Have a bunch of games on it. Only ports that come to mind are Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart and DOOM (games I wouldn't mind buying again on new consoles). What I really like about the hardware is the controller. Great weight, HD rumble and good gyro.

Can't say I mind the WiiU ports. Tons of games on the WiiU who deserves another chance.

Already very excited over the the current line up of known upcoming games and there's also E3 around the corner. Nintendo WILL announce a couple of new ones there. Very excited to see what Retro studios been up to.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 10 March, 2018, 08:34:31 am
Hmmm. I can see why the Swtch is a great choice for people who travel a lot and have maybe fallen a bit behind with releases over the last few years.

I never play it handheld. Have a bunch of games on it. Only ports that come to mind are Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart and DOOM (games I wouldn't mind buying again on new consoles). What I really like about the hardware is the controller. Great weight, HD rumble and good gyro.

Can't say I mind the WiiU ports. Tons of games on the WiiU who deserves another chance.

Already very excited over the the current line up of known upcoming games and there's also E3 around the corner. Nintendo WILL announce a couple of new ones there. Very excited to see what Retro studios been up to.

This is all fair enough but as someone who already owns a WiiU, PS4 and XBoxOne there’s nothing making me want to pick up the Switch yet. I borrowed one from work to play Mario Odyssey on (which I think is a very good game but for some reason I lost all interest after a couple of weekends - I think I’ve probably just had enough Mario for one lifetime), since then it’s sat untouched for about 3 months.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Krakajac on 10 March, 2018, 09:56:33 am
I should perhaps search through the thread...but I’m lazy. :)

Has anyone played Skyrim on the Switch - handheld mode?  Is it as immersive as other versions?  I’m happy with my PS4 for the time being - but the thought of sitting in bed at night and actually playing Skyrim on a handheld might sway me to purchase a second-hand Switch!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 11 March, 2018, 11:31:24 pm
I've got Skyrim. It's excellent. Graphically it sits beyond the original version but a few steps - only a few - behind the jazzed up special edition. It really needs a gamma slider, though, as some sections are just too dark.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Krakajac on 12 March, 2018, 12:48:31 am
Thanks!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 13 March, 2018, 11:23:56 am
Been looking for a cheap copy of Skyrim on the Switch for a while now- no dice.

Physical software for the Switch has the stubborn habit of retaining a higher than average price tag.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 13 March, 2018, 01:23:08 pm
I deliberately downloaded Skyrim. It's such a long game, I took the view that other cartridges would come and go while I played it through.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 13 March, 2018, 03:34:48 pm
I'm purposely seeking Switch games out in physical format partly due to collector OCD and partly out of fear of running out of space on the 128GB SD card I slapped into it the day after I bought it.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 15 March, 2018, 08:58:29 pm
Just got my GameCube working again.

Man I loved that controller.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 15 March, 2018, 09:02:32 pm
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/24/16533008/nintendo-switch-gamecube-controller-support-update
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 16 March, 2018, 01:57:12 am
Oh nice, I've got a couple of these bad boys!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Hori-Nintendo-GameCube-Controller-FL.jpg

Great for 2d games, nice knowing I can use them on my Switch if I get that adaptor.

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 17 March, 2018, 08:47:06 am
This is all fair enough but as someone who already owns a WiiU, PS4 and XBoxOne there’s nothing making me want to pick up the Switch yet. I borrowed one from work to play Mario Odyssey on (which I think is a very good game but for some reason I lost all interest after a couple of weekends - I think I’ve probably just had enough Mario for one lifetime), since then it’s sat untouched for about 3 months.

Understandable why you haven't gotten a console yet.

I had a similar feeling about Mario this time around. Brilliant game, but it didn't grab me as much as Mario 64, 3D Land or the Galaxy games. Finished the game, loved every minute of it, but I didn't feel the need to keep it in my collection.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 March, 2018, 03:56:53 pm
Nintendo are going to be streaming an indie games showcase on Youtube in a few mins if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 March, 2018, 04:17:20 pm
Some interesting stuff in there - great that Mark of the Ninja is getting a Switch release. An amazing game that deserves a wider audience. The only stealth game I've ever enjoyed.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 20 March, 2018, 05:56:20 pm
Some interesting stuff in there - great that Mark of the Ninja is getting a Switch release. An amazing game that deserves a wider audience. The only stealth game I've ever enjoyed.

Really? Not even the Dishonoreds? The only other stealth games I've enjoyed!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 March, 2018, 06:10:10 pm
Never played them
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 20 March, 2018, 09:06:09 pm
Tenchu's the only decent stealth game!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 20 March, 2018, 09:08:03 pm
Tenchu's the only decent stealth game!

Go back and play it right now, then let me know if you still stand by that...  :D
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Keef Monkey on 21 March, 2018, 10:02:18 am
Mark of The Ninja was brilliant! Just spotted that The Banner Saga 1-3 are coming to Switch later in the year. They're really good games, lovely art style and music and really well suited to mobile play. I played the first on my phone and the second on my Xbox while wishing it was on my phone! It's turn-based strategy which isn't a genre I'm usually that into (mainly because I suck at them) but for the most part I found it pretty accessible, other than a couple of pretty insane late-game difficulty spikes. Those spikes might not be as apparent to someone more well versed in that style of game though.

Not something I'd normally have played, but the atmosphere is so unique and absorbing that I was sucked right in. I don't actually own a Switch, but it's nice that people who do will get to play these on a platform so well suited!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 21 March, 2018, 05:42:22 pm
They weren't formally announced in yesterday's presentation, but Hyper Light Drifter and Nidhogg 2 have also both been confirmed for Switch (yes!).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: jacob g on 21 March, 2018, 07:15:20 pm
HLD is kind of big deal for me. As a fan of Drifter I was hoping for Switch port since Switch premiere.

Damn, I like my Switch as a exclusive titles/indie machine only, couldn't care less about AAA multiports.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 21 March, 2018, 07:53:34 pm
HLD is kind of big deal for me. As a fan of Drifter I was hoping for Switch port since Switch premiere.

Damn, I like my Switch as a exclusive titles/indie machine only, couldn't care less about AAA multiports.

Me too, on both points.

There's really very little going on on the AAA side of things that interests me much these days, tbh. I can only really think of the upcoming Red Dead sequel when it comes to non-Switch titles that interest me.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: jacob g on 24 March, 2018, 01:17:03 pm
I can only really think of the upcoming Red Dead sequel when it comes to non-Switch titles that interest me.

Cuz my new found love for japanese games there are few more things on my wishlist (Ni No Kuni II and Yakuza 6 on top spots).
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Link Prime on 03 April, 2018, 01:00:14 pm
I don't actually own a Switch

You'll cave in soon enough, Keef.

The recent Easter eShop sale was great- picked up half a dozen titles at a reduced price.
So far I've only sampled the gorgeous and recommend Fe from my haul- Stardew Valley addiction is still at morphine levels.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 03 April, 2018, 02:09:45 pm
I got Thimbleweed Park as it was 1/2 price. Man that's a hard game. I may have sneaked a look at a the hints once or twice.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Timothy on 04 April, 2018, 03:14:20 pm
I’m peeved I missed Thimbleweed Park at half price. I will just have to play more Zelda until it comes around again.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 09 April, 2018, 07:30:38 pm
Thimbleweed Park, does it play well on the switch? Saw it's getting a limited physical release on the system :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 10 April, 2018, 04:26:10 pm
It works better in handheld using the touch screen but is more than playable with the pro-con
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 10 April, 2018, 07:07:38 pm
It works better in handheld using the touch screen but is more than playable with the pro-con

Good to know. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Timothy on 30 April, 2018, 02:50:10 pm
I caved and bought it at full price. It’s not as funny as Monkey Island, but it’s got bags of style and the puzzles are meaty enough to challenge. I have not had to use the hint line yet.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 01 May, 2018, 11:54:29 am
I caved and bought it at full price. It’s not as funny as Monkey Island, but it’s got bags of style and the puzzles are meaty enough to challenge. I have not had to use the hint line yet.

There's an actual hint line to the game? :D

I got KORG Device the other day. Music making application. Has 18 digital fully analog synthesizer, each with 20-40 presets. Having an amazing time with this. Creating beats to play guitar to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0WJ6VeV40
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Timothy on 01 May, 2018, 12:58:00 pm
I caved and bought it at full price. It’s not as funny as Monkey Island, but it’s got bags of style and the puzzles are meaty enough to challenge. I have not had to use the hint line yet.

There's an actual hint line to the game? :D

I got KORG Device the other day. Music making application. Has 18 digital fully analog synthesizer, each with 20-40 presets. Having an amazing time with this. Creating beats to play guitar to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0WJ6VeV40

It's an in-game hint line that you can call from the in-game phones. Just one of the many point and click in-jokes to be found.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 02 May, 2018, 04:02:04 pm
I ordered a Nintendo Switch yesterday. I actually put in an offer to an eBay seller expecting a rejection or a counter-offer but they accepted it straight away. I can be a bit impulsive sometimes.

Wondering if I made a mistake as I haven't really gravitated to Nintendo games in the past (my past consoles are PS2 and PS3. I've been considering getting the pro. I will probably wait for ps5 which seems likely to arrive in2020 now. 😁) I find Nintendo games rather too cutesy, which is odd as I actually do like cartoons.But I understand other companies develop for it, and the versatility of the gadget is highly appealing.

Dear me the games are expensive though, eh? Hoping to get  Rogue Trooper redux (at around £20 dirt cheap compared to other games, but lot more expensive than you can get it for PS4 or XBox One).

Interested in Zelda Call of the Wild too, but I'll look about a bit first for a deal...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 02 May, 2018, 04:21:41 pm
It's getting a port of Ikaruga:

https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/1/17308422/ikaruga-nintendo-switch-release-date-trailer

This and Bayonetta 3 may be worth buying the console for.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 02 May, 2018, 04:35:25 pm
Im quite interested in Bayonetta 2 as well. I haven't played those games yet, but from the description it's the kind of game I tend to enjoy. Also it comes with the original Bayonetta via download.

Again, that price though. Ouch.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 02 May, 2018, 05:19:24 pm
It's getting a port of Ikaruga:

https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/1/17308422/ikaruga-nintendo-switch-release-date-trailer

This and Bayonetta 3 may be worth buying the console for.

The game I got a Gamecube to play!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: dweezil2 on 02 May, 2018, 05:22:27 pm
It's getting a port of Ikaruga:

https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/1/17308422/ikaruga-nintendo-switch-release-date-trailer

This and Bayonetta 3 may be worth buying the console for.

Great shooter, but Christ is it hard!
Still have my treasured (pun intended) Gamecube copy stashed away! :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: IndigoPrime on 02 May, 2018, 07:07:51 pm
I got KORG Device the other day. Music making application. Has 18 digital fully analog synthesizer, each with 20-40 presets. Having an amazing time with this. Creating beats to play guitar to.
I've heard some odd things about Korg Gadget on Switch, not least its inability to export. But it is an astonishing product on iOS, and so I imagine the Switch version is at the very least a ton of fun. (Also, despite Eurogamer's rather odd review, it's a full-on DAW, not some half-arsed thing for whacking together a loop and then running into a brick wall when you want to do something more.)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 05 May, 2018, 08:00:46 am
I've heard some odd things about Korg Gadget on Switch, not least its inability to export. But it is an astonishing product on iOS, and so I imagine the Switch version is at the very least a ton of fun. (Also, despite Eurogamer's rather odd review, it's a full-on DAW, not some half-arsed thing for whacking together a loop and then running into a brick wall when you want to do something more.)

Haven't read any reviews, but I'm having a lot of fun with it. Love showing it to people. People seem to really dig it as well. Feels like an actual instrument. As much people like watch me play around in it, hoping to try the "coop mode" as well someday.

Will try recording a song or two today at a friends house. Use it as a drum machine.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 06 May, 2018, 01:23:26 pm
My switch arrived yesterday. A very nice bit of kit... except I cannot get it to connect with the TV. All the leads were connected up and I tested it with other HDMI sockets and on two different televisions. (And I had the power lead plugged into the dock, switched on, etc.) I also tested it with two HDMI leads.

I did get a message on the Switch screen suggesting I check if it was the original AC adapter. I don’t think it is, actually, but it is a USB C charger, and it did charge up the device, although it took a very long time. As it came second hand from a Cash Converters, I don’t know how long it was left lying around with a flat battery. If it’s not been charged in a while I think that can be a factor for charging slowly first time, but that doesn’t explain the connectivity issue with the TV.

Anyone else here had this issue?

I’ve contacted the seller. Hopefully they’ll provide some input, but I think I’ll end up sending it back. Sure I can use it in other modes, but it was sold to me as “working perfectly”.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Zenith 666 on 07 May, 2018, 12:41:05 pm
You'll need an official charger for it to work in docked mode because it will upscale from 720p to 1080p
Third party leads probably dont regulate the supply it will need in docked mode and why it took so long to charge In the first place my own switch will fully charge under three hours.make sure you've the latest update installed as well.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 08 May, 2018, 12:33:06 am
Thanks Zenith. I ordered the official charger today. I ordered it from Nintendo UK to be sure.

It’s rather expensive though, and annoyingly, for the price I ordered (around £25. Really?) added to the price of the switch, I could have ordered a new Nintendo switch from another site.

I probably should have just demanded return/refund from the seller. Still, it’s still a pretty good deal compared to the price in most places, and it’s a lot of hassle posting it back.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 11 May, 2018, 01:17:54 pm
Okay, the new charger arrived today. I set everything up with the Dock, and it works fine! Cheeky people sending me a product with a third party charger...

Anyway, I had a play of Rogue Trooper Redux. I did pretty rubbish, but it’s just a matter of getting used to everything. The controller works pretty well with it, though.

Graphically I didn’t notice any difference with my PS2, but I didn’t have the latter loaded up. I appreciate it won’t look as good as the PS4 or XBox One equivalents, this being a hybrid console.

While a lot of the big games are very expensive, I’ve noticed loads of downloadables that seem very cheap. I wonder if they are ports from the other Nintendo handhelds as there seem to be a lot of blocky graphics and sideways scrollers. Then again, with its handheld mode the switch does lend itself to that type of game.

Thats not a bad thing, I guess, but it does look like one needs to fork out for games that show the consoles full potential. That being said I’ve seen a couple of games in the £20-£35 range that look like they have potential.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Zenith 666 on 11 May, 2018, 02:47:41 pm
Highly recommend Zelda,Mario kart,mario odyssey,Bayonetta,Axiom verge,Oxenfree,shovel knight,stardew valley and Celeste.Rime was great on the ps4 but switch port is shocking.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 11 May, 2018, 04:00:25 pm
Thanks Zenith. Definitely interested in Zelda and Bayonetta, and Mario Odyssey looks promising. I haven’t been into Mario games in the past but that game looks like there’s plenty going on.

I was thinking of Sonic Forces too, but the reviews for that aren’t very positive.

One game that looks very intriguing is, Yesterday Origins. I haven’t checked any reviews yet but the storyline looks interesting.

I contacted the seller of the device informing them of the charger issues, and requesting a partial refund, equal to the price of the new charger, and they provided it quickly with no bother. Very decent of them. It all worked out as decent deal in the end,

Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 12 May, 2018, 01:23:26 pm
While a lot of the big games are very expensive, I’ve noticed loads of downloadables that seem very cheap. I wonder if they are ports from the other Nintendo handhelds as there seem to be a lot of blocky graphics and sideways scrollers. Then again, with its handheld mode the switch does lend itself to that type of game.

There are some absolutely incredible games on the e-shop!

To mention a few

Thumper. A rhythm feverish horror racing game like no other.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJOp3HSWY_k

Steamworld dig 2. Dig dug puzzler cave crawler.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szdDQIRxC0w

Darkest dungeon. Turned based dungeon crawler with a "nice" Lovecraftian touch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJJGIFlyiWI

Sonic Mania. Equal parts a best of and a remix of classic 2D Sonic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IozGdNK2Po8
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Mardroid on 12 May, 2018, 01:30:13 pm
Thanks Apestrife, I’ll check them out.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 27 May, 2018, 02:55:06 am
I've been playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

It's really good stuff - an extremely lavish and polished 2d platformer - the level design is inventive and simply beautiful. It's one of the only platformers I've ever played where every single element and obstacle in a level has a reasoning behind it - ie there's no abstract, floating platforms anywhere in the game. In that sense it's really quite something, and certain levels (including one particularly memorable one set at twilight on a kind of African savanna themed area, where every character on screen becomes a simple silhouette) are absolutely gorgeous to look at.

However it is also (providing you don't cheat by using the easy 'Funky Kong' mode or constantly buy powerups) an incredibly difficult game (by modern standards at least). I've been moaning for years that the modern 2d Mario games have lost a lot of their addictive 'tightrope' quality by becoming exponentially easier over the years, and how I've wished they return to how punishingly difficult they used to be... and this game has really tested me on that  :lol:. In essence, World 1 in this game is about as hard as the World 8 in something like New Super Mario Bros. You will literally die on the very first level. Repeatedly.

Overall, though, after a rocky start and a severe mental readjustment, I've come to really appreciate the level of challenge and am enjoying it immensely (despite sometimes having to stifle the urge to hurl the Switch against a wall in frustration), and admire the developers a for sticking to their guns and making an old-school, hard as nails platformer, and not pandering to a modern audience.

The one aspect of the game I really don't like is the bosses. I don't really like boss encounters at the best of times, but the ones in this game are and pretty much my worst nightmare in that they take absolutely ages to beat, and go on for multiple distinct phases with wildly increasing difficulty and no checkpoints between them, meaning when you die, it's incredibly hard to summon the will to try again and not just give up. It's actually kind of embarrassing how long I was stuck on the World 2 boss for. World 2. And it's honestly got to the point where I dreading the bosses at the end of each world, and would rather go back and replay earlier levels than face them.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 28 May, 2018, 08:58:20 pm
Tropical Freeze is insanely hard, but really good.

If you like a hard game. Played Mega Man 9? It's on the mega man collection 2.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 28 May, 2018, 09:19:47 pm
Funnily enough, having got quite a bit further into the game now, it's only that World 2 boss I really struggled with. I did the World 3 boss on my first try, and the World 4 one - while difficult - was dispatched without too much trouble. I'm on World 5 now and the level of challenge just got kicked up a few notches.

I might pick up the Mega Man collections at some point, but it's the Mega Man X collection that I'm really looking forward to.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: I, Cosh on 28 May, 2018, 10:31:17 pm
On the subject of supposedly hard platformers, I've spent a good few hours playing Celeste lately. Follows the Super Meat Boy model of many short screens, so the inevitable retries don't feel too harsh.

Finished the main game, done half the B Sides and most of the collectibles.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 29 May, 2018, 10:58:47 am
I can vouch for Mega Man 9, that and Mega Man 2 are my jam! If you're fans of other NES or NES-inspired platform games there's a cool one that's just come out on pretty much every system (you'll have to wait a couple of days for 3ds and a week for Xbox One though) called Bloodstained: Curse of The Moon, it's a tie-in game to the crowdfunded game Bloodstained and a spiritual successor to the NES Castlevanias - my favourite era for the series personally.

Also sticking with 8-bit, Wonderboy The Dragon's Trap is a fantastic remake of a charming Master System platformer-rpg, where you can play with any combination of old and new graphics and sound. Having no real lives (you reappear in the hub section when you die and keep all your money, lose your consumables though) and RPG elements where you can save up money to buy better gear and items before attacking the next section, it's not as hard as these other games on normal difficulty but hard mode is a nice little challenge with tougher enemies and constantly draining health to make you get your skates on!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 29 May, 2018, 01:40:44 pm
I can vouch for Mega Man 9, that and Mega Man 2 are my jam! If you're fans of other NES or NES-inspired platform games there's a cool one that's just come out on pretty much every system (you'll have to wait a couple of days for 3ds and a week for Xbox One though) called Bloodstained: Curse of The Moon, it's a tie-in game to the crowdfunded game Bloodstained and a spiritual successor to the NES Castlevanias - my favourite era for the series personally.

Also sticking with 8-bit, Wonderboy The Dragon's Trap is a fantastic remake of a charming Master System platformer-rpg, where you can play with any combination of old and new graphics and sound. Having no real lives (you reappear in the hub section when you die and keep all your money, lose your consumables though) and RPG elements where you can save up money to buy better gear and items before attacking the next section, it's not as hard as these other games on normal difficulty but hard mode is a nice little challenge with tougher enemies and constantly draining health to make you get your skates on!

Loved this remake. Really liked the idea of loading an old save code... I have happy memories of them lying about, scribbled on homework jotters.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 30 May, 2018, 02:43:56 am
Loved this remake. Really liked the idea of loading an old save code... I have happy memories of them lying about, scribbled on homework jotters.

Yeah fantastic that they made sure the password system still worked,  I think it's insanely cool when I continue a game save from the 2000s so that would've blown my feeble mind if I'd been able to load up a 'save' from the late 80s/early 90s!!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 30 May, 2018, 05:12:47 pm
I've got the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection arriving today, and I've bought an extra wired Hori controller to go with it (I can't imagine it's much fun trying to pull off a hadouken with a joy con).

I've set up the switch dock in the office meeting room for lunch or after work tournaments (we played quite a bit of the OG SFII on the SNES Classic when that came out). Should be fun - I fell off the series after Super Street Fighter II and so never really played any of the subsequent games.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 30 May, 2018, 05:29:24 pm
I also realised the other day that you get a 20% discount on a lot of upcoming Switch games if you pre order with Amazon Prime, which is a pretty amazing deal considering they are so rarely discounted much below RRP, even years after release - though I don't know if this is just a US thing or not.

Placed a pre order for Dark Souls Remastered and Smash Bros.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 12 June, 2018, 07:16:04 pm
Their E3 showing wasn't their best ever, but it had some nice trailers. I especially like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxPlBdk4HXY

Can't stop looking at it. Mechs and metal. Love it!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 12 June, 2018, 07:44:14 pm
The presentation - and e3 in general - has been a huge let down for me regarding Switch news.

I was confident that, now the Switch has a solid install base, we'd see a huge surge of new games, ports and indie titles being announced, but I guess not?

In fact the only new thing to catch my interest so far has been the new Trials game. And that's really about it.

Sorely disappointing.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 13 June, 2018, 09:17:04 am
I think the most significant thing was big game releases from the likes of Bethesda and Ubi were saying 'available on Ps4 xBone and Switch'
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 13 June, 2018, 11:28:20 am
I think the most significant thing was big game releases from the likes of Bethesda and Ubi were saying 'available on Ps4 xBone and Switch'

But I can't help feeling what they really mean is 'the shite Switch version will arrive 8 months later'.
If this is the case we could end up with a similar sistuation to what happened with the Wii U - inferior version comes out late, no one buys it, support dries up.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: jacob g on 13 June, 2018, 02:49:00 pm
I'm fine with E3 Nintendo Direct, Daemon x Machine is right up my alley.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 13 June, 2018, 07:01:40 pm
The presentation - and e3 in general - has been a huge let down for me regarding Switch news.

I was confident that, now the Switch has a solid install base, we'd see a huge surge of new games, ports and indie titles being announced, but I guess not?

In fact the only new thing to catch my interest so far has been the new Trials game. And that's really about it.

Sorely disappointing.

On a whole, there's been a couple of switch game announcements. I just got word that Grim Fandango is coming, as well as some really really nice releases from limited run games (THUMPER!).

Nintendo has said that their presentation was meant to represent things which will be released in the nearest future, focusing on the new Smash bros.

They could (and most likely will) do another nintendo direct soon with bigger things to show.

But yeah. E3 hasn't been that hot this year. Not for me at least. But got some nice things to look forward to. Smash bros, DAEMON X MACHINA, Sekiro and Death Stranding.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 13 June, 2018, 07:46:42 pm
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I'm fine with E3 Nintendo Direct, Daemon x Machine is right up my alley.

DxM does indeed look great.... but the announcement was pitifully vague in terms of concrete information, release date etc. Could be over a year away for all we know.

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I can't help feeling what they really mean is 'the shite Switch version will arrive 8 months later'.
If this is the case we could end up with a similar sistuation to what happened with the Wii U - inferior version comes out late, no one buys it, support dries up.

I hope not - the huge install base that Switch already has - and the appetite there is for more games would suggest that it's a huge market ready to be tapped. In any case, I don't think it's realistic to expect the latest and greatest current gen games to get ported to Switch - I'm more interested in 1st and 3rd party Switch exclusives, indie games, and ports of older titles like Dark Souls, and these kind of announcements were surprisingly thin on the ground.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: James Stacey on 14 June, 2018, 01:05:37 pm
Switch already had a bigger installed user base in less than a year than the WiiU did in its entire run.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: JamesC on 14 June, 2018, 01:44:00 pm
I hope the Switch is a success as it was a real shame the Wii U died (I still think it's a great console) but I'm still not convinced the user base is broad enough to persuade developers to make AAA games for it - not just inferior ports but software designed for the system.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: TordelBack on 14 June, 2018, 04:21:11 pm
My boy has just today installed Fortnite on the Switch.  That I should live to see the last days of my house!  The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come to this...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Pyroxian on 14 June, 2018, 04:28:42 pm
The presentation - and e3 in general - has been a huge let down for me regarding Switch news.

I was confident that, now the Switch has a solid install base, we'd see a huge surge of new games, ports and indie titles being announced, but I guess not?

In fact the only new thing to catch my interest so far has been the new Trials game. And that's really about it.

Sorely disappointing.

My Friend Pedro looks awesome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPBAKg3VT4
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: radiator on 14 June, 2018, 05:59:19 pm
The presentation - and e3 in general - has been a huge let down for me regarding Switch news.

I was confident that, now the Switch has a solid install base, we'd see a huge surge of new games, ports and indie titles being announced, but I guess not?

In fact the only new thing to catch my interest so far has been the new Trials game. And that's really about it.

Sorely disappointing.

My Friend Pedro looks awesome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPBAKg3VT4

Haha - it does indeed. Slipped me by somehow. Looks almost like a 2.5d side-on Hotline Miami.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Zenith 666 on 15 June, 2018, 01:54:11 pm
Hollow knight is absolutely amazing and for £15 it's a bloody steal.cannot recommend highly enough.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: TordelBack on 15 June, 2018, 03:42:03 pm
My boy has just today installed Fortnite on the Switch.

Thankfully it turns out that it's not compatible with his PS4 account, so there's at least some chance he might use his legs and/or vocal chords again...
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 17 June, 2018, 10:02:12 am
Same here. Might try it myself as running around until someone kills you looks pretty easy.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: TordelBack on 17 June, 2018, 11:01:13 am
This is already essentially my experience of battle mode in Mario Kart 8. Start. Sit in gaol. Get rescued. Sit in gaol some more. Repeat. Where's my agency, damnit!

Fantastic version of that game though - some of the tracks are mesmerisingly great, and there's enough variation and oomph to the hazards that I retain some chance of beating the kids.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 25 June, 2018, 08:53:41 pm
So, I backed this.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fangamer/flip-grip
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 26 June, 2018, 02:53:14 pm
Looks like a must for shmup fans!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Apestrife on 30 June, 2018, 07:58:51 am
Looks like a must for shmup fans!

Good that you mention it. What do you make of this? "Blazing Chrome". It's out in October.

https://youtu.be/2CCpmhVIWIU

Personally I'm very excited for this game :)
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: GrudgeJohnDeed on 01 July, 2018, 12:44:33 am
Looks like a must for shmup fans!

Good that you mention it. What do you make of this? "Blazing Chrome". It's out in October.

https://youtu.be/2CCpmhVIWIU

Personally I'm very excited for this game :)

:O wow that looks fantastic, I hadn't heard of it before. The old Contra/Probotector vibes are exactly my kind of thing, some lovely pixel art too. I actually played Oniken by these guys years ago, looks like they've upped the ante massively since then! Roll on October!
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Timothy on 12 August, 2018, 09:07:20 pm
Okami is now on Switch. Loved it on PS2, and it’s still just as beautiful on Switch. The painting mechanic on the touch screen so works perfectly.
Title: Re: Nintendo Switch
Post by: Tiplodocus on 15 September, 2018, 12:00:13 pm
Latest Nintendo Direct had a few nuggets for me in there. Luigi's Mansion 3 is welcome and will be interesting to play NES games online (my first console was N64 and Game boy... shameful I know to wait until I was thirty) so haven't played many, if any of these.

Diablo looks fun and I might finally dip into Civilisation at V6. But I'd been thinking of starting table top gaming again so Pandemic might scratch that itch and also stop the missus moaning about me cluttering up the dining room table.