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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #270 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.

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« Reply #271 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...

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« Reply #272 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.

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« Reply #273 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.

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« Reply #274 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.

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« Reply #275 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.

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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #276 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.)

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« Reply #277 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.

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« Reply #278 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”.

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« Reply #279 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.

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« Reply #280 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.
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Re: Nintendo Switch
« Reply #281 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.

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« Reply #282 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.

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« Reply #283 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,


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« Reply #284 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