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The Switch is Nintendo's 7th home console 5th handheld newest hardware. After the Wii U's struggles over the past four years, especially with advertising and PR, this is Nintendo's attempt to get people back on board and right the ship.

As the name implies, the Switch is a hybrid console, capable of going between standard TV play and on-the-go gaming. The console itself is actually just a thin, tablet-esque bit of hardware that's like a slightly smaller and less bulky Wii U gamepad. But don't be confused: whereas the gamepad was just a screen that streamed from the Wii U itself, the Switch is a fully independent console. It has a capacitive touch screen (a departure from Nintendo's preference for resistive), two slots on the side for controller attachments, Wi-Fi, and uses a USB-C cable to charge. Due to its mobile nature, it uses cartridges to play games. There are three main ways to play:

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TV Mode
This the traditional couch playing mode. The Switch comes with a dock that uses an HDMI cable to broadcast the Switch to your TV. This is where the Switch acts like a regular home console, and there's not much else to say. You can play using the game's controller (Joycons) separated or together (there is a grip included in box to give the joycons a controller form factor, but it does NOT charge the Joycons), or you can opt for something more typical like the pro controller (Sold Separately).

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Handheld Mode
The mobile mode, this is just taking the Switch out of the dock and playing on it. The Joycons slide on to each half of the console, giving you a more handheld experience. Battery life will vary based on the game and what you are doing, with estimates being a broad 2-6 hours. Breath of Wild was used as a benchmark, going three hours on a single charge. People are saying something like Shovel Knight can go as long as 7 hours. The general rule of thumb is that polygon-based games will drain the battery roughly twice as fast as ones uses sprites or less demanding graphics. Switches can also connect to up to seven additional Switches for local multiplayer purposes.

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Tabletop Mode
Tabletop mode is basically handheld, but the Switch has a little kickstand that lets you prop it up. Each half of a Joycon can operate as its own independent controller, so you can use this mode to play games with another person. The Joycons also have an attachment called a strap that slides in and gives you better L/R button and a bit more grip. It's worth noting that ALL controllers work in this mode, including the pro controller, so you don't need a bunch of joycons.

Oh, and the Switch won't be region locked. Prepare to import.

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In the USA, the Switch will retail for $299.99, and it comes with the following:
  • Switch Console
  • TV Dock
  • Left and Right Joycons
  • Joycon Wrist Straps
  • Joycon Grip (NOT a charging grip)
  • HDMI Cable
  • AC Adapter
You have the option to buy a Switch with black Joycons or Red/Blue Joycons. CHOICES!

Need more crap? Accessories are available if you got cash to burn.
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MSRP: $69.99
Want a more traditional controller? That'll be seventy bucks, pal. As a bonus, it comes with a USB to USB-C cable that can also charge the Switch itself, and the Pro can connect to your bluetooth-enabled PC with little difficulty. The Pro has most of the features of the joycons, including motion controls, HD rumble, and NFC support. I don't think it has the infrared scanner thing, however.

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MSRP: $79.99
Additional Joycons can be purchased for a hefty fee. They do come with two straps, however.

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MSRP: $49.99
Lose just ONE Joycon? Nintendo has got you covered, although they will charge you an extra ten dollars more than what they cost bundled together. Because business.

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MSRP: $29.99
That pro controller sure was pricey, wasn't it? Well, for less than half the cost, you can just slap your joycons in this thing and get a similar experience while pretending it's a dog or something. This one also charges your joycons while they're connected to it, unlike the one that comes with the Switch because Nintendo is cheap.

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MSRP: $14.99
Because you really want a wheel icon next to your name in Mario Kart. Slap a joycon in and race or just use it as a very awkward controller grip.

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MSRP: $89.99
Breakdowns of the dock expose this thing as being hilariously overpriced. Please don't buy it.

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The Switch will probably be Nintendo's biggest step forward regarding online play since it actually added online services to its hardware. It seems like Nintendo is finally learning from its contemporaries, having all online stuff managed from your Nintendo account. Sadly, Nintendo is also learning from its contemporaries in that they're going to charge us just to play online. The good news is that the service is fairly cheap, being $3.99 on a month by month basis, or $20 for a year. The service doesn't launch until Fall 20172018, but people can play online for free during a "trial" period going on now and ending whenever they get the service running. Check out the chart to see what a subscription gets you versus being a plebeian who thinks online play should be a basic free service.
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The monthly game downloads may have caught your eye. Nintendo is doing something new, and they're launching a Netflix-esque service for their catalog of classic games. While subscribed to Nintendo Online, you'll have access this library along with bonus features like online leaderboards and multiplayer. It's (currently) just NES titles, but SNES is under consideration.

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What's the battery life for everything?
The Switch: 2-6 hours depending on the game. As a rule of thumb, 3D games like Zelda or Mario will last about three hours. A game with sprites or 2D effects like Shovel Knight will last about 6-7 hours.
Joycons: 20 hours. Note that that do not draw power from the Switch when attached to it and in portable mode.
Pro Controller: 40 hours. The dock does have three USB ports that can be used to charge.

Is the Switch backwards compatible?
No, it uses carts and has no disc drive to play Wii U media. And no, it's also not backwards compatible with the 3DS, DS, or any other Nintendo system.

Do the carts really taste bad?
Yes, they are coated in denatonium benzoate, which is one of the most bitter compounds for humans. It's meant as a deterrent against children eating them. Don't lick the cart, dummy.

Can I go online in portable mode?
Yes. Also, while it has no browser, if you are at a place with Wi-Fi, there will be an applet that lets you pay/agree to their terms so you can get online.

Are there seriously friend codes?
Yeah, who knows why. The good news is that when you punch in someone's code, they'll get a request instead of playing this game of "Did you send it?" Furthermore, more options are set to be added like traditional friend requests through your Nintendo account, which...raises the question of why use friend codes in the first place.

Is the Switch region-locked?
Nope! Import to your heart's content. You can even switch regions on the eShop, BUT you will lose whatever current balance your account has in its current region. So spend your money first.

Can I connect to the TV using third-party USB-C cables?
No, for whatever reason the Switch must be docked to display on the TV.

Will I be able to recharge the Switch using a portable power bank used for cell phones?
The Switch uses about 30-40 Watts, which exceeds most portable power sources right now. It also doesn't use quickcharging functionality of USB-C, so that's another concern. In other words, your average power brick may extend your Switch's battery life by an 60-90 minutes depending on the wattage, but your system will still consume power. This is dependent on the game, however, and you'll get more juice out of a power bank while playing Shovel Knight than Breath of the Wild. However power banks for phones WILL take significantly longer to charge the thing while the power is off (we're talking eight hours in some cases). There are a few 15v/3A batteries meant for MacBooks that DO charge the Switch, but at a rate of like 1% every five minutes. To be honest, there are serious cost/value considerations to make, as a laptop charger that can feed the Switch will run into the triple digits. Do you really need 20+ hours of Switch battery? If not, then consider a $50ish dollar power bank for just the Switch, one with 5V/3A that has a USB-C slot, and use a high-quality USB-C cable to charge. It will, at the very least, double your Switch's battery life even if it's not the most efficient charging solution.

tl;dr: most phone chargers are good for extending the battery, but not recharging a system. Try to get as close to 15V/2.6A as possible, and use USB-C instead of USB-C to regular USB.

Which screen protector should I used?

Tempered glass. While plastic ones are cheaper, they themselves are prone to being easily scratched, which means you'll have to replace them every so often. On top of this, tempered glass feels better when using the touch screen, and they tend to be easier to apply (fewer bubbles). Tempered glass will set you back more cash, but you'll save more in the long run. Right now, amFilm is the screen of choice for most people.

How much memory does the Switch have?
32 GB, of which around 25 is usable. For reference, Breath of the Wild uses around 13GB. You can use micro-SD cards to expand the memory. Because Switch carts are so small, I recommend a micro-SD with plenty of memory, because Switch games will be large and it defeats the purpose of going digital if instead of 32GB carts you're just swapping 32GB SD cards. A Sandisk Ultra with 128GB of memory should last you a while.

What's up with the Joycon desync issue?
Some left joycons have manufacturing defects that make their signal weaker and easier to block. If you think yours is acting up, then you can ship it off to Nintendo for a free repair. Just...hope you have a Pro Controller or something while you wait.

Can the pro controller cable be used to charge the Switch?

Yes, the cable that comes with the Pro Controller can be used like any other USB to USB-C cable. Hook it up to power banks, charge your pro controller through your PC's USB ports: go wild.

Where's Virtual Console?

It's coming. Nintendo has stated that their online service (which offers a Netflix-esque selection of classic games while subscribed) will NOT be replacing Virtual Console. So there are definitely plans for it, but that's about all we know.

Does this mean end of the line for the 3DS/Wii U?

The Wii U is definitely done. I think Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party title for the system, and hardware production was ended last year. The 3DS, on the other hand, is still going strong and has titles planned throughout 2017 and 2018, including yet another hardware iteration with the New 2DS XL. This is probably going to be a GBA/DS situation, where Nintendo will claim that both pieces of hardware will coexist...until one of them sinks or swims. So if the Switch does well (and it currently is), then expect development for the 3DS to slow down until they quietly discontinue the 3DS hardware.

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The Switch will have games, making it a true revolution in the industry. Oh, and in case you missed it: the Switch is not region locked. You can create separate accounts for other regions and access their eShops there. All dates are for NA.

G&T Approved!
The following games are almost unanimously praised by the community. If you need a place to start, make it here.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Fast RMX
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
Blaster Master Zero
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Tumbleseed
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Disgaea 5
ARMS
Splatoon 2
Sonic Mania
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Pokkén Tournament DX
Fire Emblem Warriors
Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Doom
Steamworld Dig 2
Mummy Demastered
Has Been Heroes
Resident Evil Revelations I & II

But what other games are good?

There are a lot of games on the Switch and some of the good ones might slip past you. Not the obvious stuff like BotW and Odyssey, but the smaller gems that go unnoticed. With so many games getting released, it's hard to keep up. So the PA folks are gonna compile some mini-reviews of these great titles in the following format:

Name
Price (mention if digital only here)
Genres
Similar games
1-2 sentence review with pros and cons

For example:
Golf Story
$14.99 (eShop only)
Golf/RPG
Mario Golf GBA
A fun and addictive golfing game that has a lot of customization. Some of the NPC side quest stuff drags a bit, but not enough to ruin the fun. Highly recommended!

Penny Arcade mini-reviews:

Dresdenphile suggests:
  • Kamiko
  • $4.99 (eShop only)
  • Action
  • Zelda 1?
  • This short indie game tasks players — who control the titular priestess Kamiko — to take down demons and complete puzzles along the way, racking up combos. With 3 characters to choose from, each playthrough handles differently.

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    TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    And for whoever asked in the last thread, the Amazon 20% preorder bonus ends August 28th.

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      BeezelBeezel There was no agreement little morsel..Registered User regular
      Switch is getting HD remasters of Grandia I & II this year.

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      ChaosHatChaosHat Hop, hop, hop, HA! Trick of the lightRegistered User regular
      Dover can I just say I appreciate the thoroughness of this OP? It takes me back to the good old fighting game threads.

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      New thread smell and all that shit.

      Looks like beyond just Ganondorf armor, you can dress up as Link in Diablo 3

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      StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
      Beezel wrote: »
      Switch is getting HD remasters of Grandia I & II this year.

      WAT

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      GMaster7GMaster7 Goggles Paesano Registered User regular
      It's a weird feeling having a Switch and having had it for only a year and a few months and knowing that it will always be your favorite game console

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      Beezel wrote: »
      Switch is getting HD remasters of Grandia I & II this year.

      WAT

      Very surprising

      https://nintendoeverything.com/grandia-and-grandia-ii-hd-remaster-revealed-for-switch/

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      For anyone who doesn't have a Switch yet, Best Buy is offering Mario + Rabbids for free

      https://gonintendo.com/stories/316165-best-buy-purchase-a-switch-get-mario-rabbids-kingdom-battle

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      So that Link armor apparently isn't actually coming to Diablo 3, but was from an early content that was since removed.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFAULCf3Mfg

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      ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
      Beezel wrote: »
      Switch is getting HD remasters of Grandia I & II this year.

      Well I'll be buying these fucking games again.

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      MblackwellMblackwell Registered User regular
      Oi vey, well since the prime discount is being done away with for a $10 store credit (which in some cases would be more than the 20%, but not all), I just binge ordered everything I was interested in.

      Note that if you order Pokemon Lets Go, buy the ball and game separately and you'll save money. The bundle doesn't count for the preorder discount.

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      MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
      edited August 2018
      Does anyone know if the new Amazon $10 credit will apply to digital purchases? I’m guessing not, but I can be hopeful, yes?

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      KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
      Should I get Dead Cells for the Switch or the new Wario Ware?

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      Krathoon wrote: »
      Should I get Dead Cells for the Switch or the new Wario Ware?

      Two different games of two different genres on two different consoles for two different prices? :confused:

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      NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
      MNC Dover wrote: »
      Does anyone know if the new Amazon $10 credit will apply to digital purchases? I’m guessing not, but I can be hopeful, yes?

      The exact rule change info

      The wording appears that your $10 credit only lasts 60 days after recieving it, and can only be redemed for digitial purchases sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Digital titles, at least those sold by amazon seem to count for that (example in link)

      Theoretically this might work out okay if you go for a pure digital library, but obviously it's still a loss on full $60 titles compared to the current offering (albeit physical only, now both I guess?)

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      KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
      skeldare wrote: »
      Krathoon wrote: »
      Should I get Dead Cells for the Switch or the new Wario Ware?

      Two different games of two different genres on two different consoles for two different prices? :confused:

      I got a $30 certificate at Best Buy. Could get both.

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      MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
      Naphtali wrote: »
      MNC Dover wrote: »
      Does anyone know if the new Amazon $10 credit will apply to digital purchases? I’m guessing not, but I can be hopeful, yes?

      The exact rule change info

      The wording appears that your $10 credit only lasts 60 days after recieving it, and can only be redemed for digitial purchases sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Digital titles, at least those sold by amazon seem to count for that (example in link)

      Theoretically this might work out okay if you go for a pure digital library, but obviously it's still a loss on full $60 titles compared to the current offering (albeit physical only, now both I guess?)

      I decided to go full digital on the Switch so this could work out great for me. Sorry all you physical copy folks. :(

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      WraithvergeWraithverge Registered User regular
      Holy shit Dead Cells is so good. I always buy Roguelikes but bounce off them because I'm DECENT but not good enough to get to the end. When they do the augmentation and permanent unlocks? That just gets me SO addicted. There was mention of indie games being stigmatized as being "expensive" above $15 and I'm here to say the $30 was abso-fucking-lutely worth it. I've already put more time into Dead Cells than Mario Tennis.

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      dipuc4lifedipuc4life ... In my own HeadRegistered User regular
      Am I a bad person if only a couple of games in that Nindies direct made me excited ... or do I need Viagra a stimulant?

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      DirtyDirty Registered User regular
      dipuc4life wrote: »
      Am I a bad person if only a couple of games in that Nindies direct made me excited ... or do I need Viagra a stimulant?

      Some of them looked like melatonin in game form

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      Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
      Beezel wrote: »
      Switch is getting HD remasters of Grandia I & II this year.

      I loved Grandia 2s battle system but goddamn if it ain’t a “greatest (worst) hits” of jrpg characters and plot insanity

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      TDawgTDawg Registered User regular
      Page1 means I get to just gush and not contribute to the discussion, right?

      I love my Switch so much. It's great. I want to play a game at home on the big screen? Can do. Someone else needs the TV? Not a problem. I had to evacuate my house because of a ridiculous wildfire? Switch has my back. I know I am a Nintendo fanboy but the Switch is like a revelation from Nintendo Heaven, a gift for the True Believers and the New Converts and the Skeptics. Everyone is invited to the party and the party is so good. It's the best party.

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      Ubisoft has an eShop sale going on now:

      Hungry Shark World – $7.99 (was $9.99)
      Just Dance 2017 – $23.99 (was $59.99)
      Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – $29.99 (was $59.99)
      Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold Edition – $39.99 (was $79.99)
      Monopoly – $15.99 (was $39.99)
      Rayman Legends Definitive Edition – $19.99 (was $39.99)
      South Park: The Fractured But Whole – $29.99 (was $59.99)
      Uno – $6.99 (was $9.99)

      This is all valid until midnight on August 27th.

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      T-DangerT-Danger Registered User regular
      The amount of great and classic stuff on the Switch is really starting to get staggering. I've still got games like Octopath Traveler and Doom to get through, and like a fool I recently got Okami HD and Ys Viii. It's like the reverse opposite of the Wii U era, and I couldn't be happier.

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      edzeppedzepp Registered User regular
      edited August 2018
      The last few days have been solid for Switch announcements.

      This apparently, has some big interest:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPN66_QxaNA

      And A Hat in Time is coming out too despite prior statements on the matter.
      T-Danger wrote: »
      The amount of great and classic stuff on the Switch is really starting to get staggering. I've still got games like Octopath Traveler and Doom to get through, and like a fool I recently got Okami HD and Ys Viii. It's like the reverse opposite of the Wii U era, and I couldn't be happier.

      True that. It's not wrong to say that Nintendo's first party efforts haven't been super amazing this year, but third parties plus indie developers are really starting to fill the gaps. And Doom Eternal actually being developed with Switch in mind plus a potential day-and-date release is a big moment.

      So yeah, if you're primarily into Nintendo stuff it hasn't been superb in 2018, but the variety of incoming and current third-party efforts are rapidly starting to pile up.

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      UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
      edited August 2018
      Mblackwell wrote: »
      Oi vey, well since the prime discount is being done away with for a $10 store credit (which in some cases would be more than the 20%, but not all), I just binge ordered everything I was interested in.

      Note that if you order Pokemon Lets Go, buy the ball and game separately and you'll save money. The bundle doesn't count for the preorder discount.

      That is a really good idea.

      Games I just preordered:

      Monster Hunter Generations
      Smash Ultimate
      Fire Emblem: Three Houses
      Metroid Prime 4
      Dark Souls Remastered
      Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

      I didn't get these but others might consider them:

      Bayonetta 3
      The World Ends With You Final Remix
      Yoshi

      So I guess I'm on the hook for a lot of moneys now, but 20% off all that saves me $66. Honestly I would've bought it all anyway. I'm just not usually a big preorder person.

      Diablo 3 and Valkyria Chronicles 4 aren't eligible for the Prime savings. I can't find Doom Eternal Switch on Amazon for some reason.

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      Road BlockRoad Block Registered User regular
      Huh, Saints Row 3 is coming to the switch. Which is neat and all but seems like an odd choice.

      https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-21-saints-row-the-third-is-coming-to-nintendo-switch

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      DirtyDirty Registered User regular
      I mean SR3 is the best one, and I doubt we're getting a proper GTA any time soon (if ever).

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      Road Block wrote: »
      Huh, Saints Row 3 is coming to the switch. Which is neat and all but seems like an odd choice.

      https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-21-saints-row-the-third-is-coming-to-nintendo-switch

      Now that’s... random.

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      Also, Telltales The Walking Dead season 1 is coming next week with season 2 and 3 coming at a later date.

      https://nintendoeverything.com/the-walking-dead-the-complete-first-season-confirmed-for-switch-next-week-a-new-frontier-and-season-two-later-this-year/

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      dresdenphiledresdenphile Watch out for snakes!Registered User regular
      edited August 2018
      skeldare wrote: »
      Also, Telltales The Walking Dead season 1 is coming next week with season 2 and 3 coming at a later date.

      https://nintendoeverything.com/the-walking-dead-the-complete-first-season-confirmed-for-switch-next-week-a-new-frontier-and-season-two-later-this-year/

      I played Seasons 1 and 2 on my 360, which has since died. Over the years, I've gotten them again as Twitch Prime giveaways. I've yet to acquire or play Season 3.

      I'm almost inclined to just wait and play through all four seasons on the Switch, just so I can have a seamless experience and not have to try to fill out the questionnaire or whatever to make Season 3 and beyond align with my S1-2 choices.

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      edzeppedzepp Registered User regular
      Saints Row 3 is a real 'huh' kinda game.

      Not like the series is doing so well that it would warrant a new entry on the Switch, but not a collection of games, just that one?

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      UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
      edited August 2018
      I wasn't a huge fan of it overall because I felt like it gave you access to too much, too early. There was no slow build up to power. Because the gang is already rich and influential, you start the game with a VTOL jet and keep it. EDIT: At least this is how I remember it? I did when I played.You can go anywhere in the city easily with no danger at a moment's notice, making the city feel small and never really giving you reason to explore it and get to know the layout etc. I think this applied to weapons too, with you starting out with access to more than enough to accomplish anything and getting more and more overpowered weird weapons as you went.

      I like starting with a crappy safehouse and a pistol and earning my way up.

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      urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
      Saint's Row 4 is the far superior game and I would have bought that. Ah well.

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      edzeppedzepp Registered User regular
      Clarifying: When I say 'Huh' I meant that it's a strange thing to announce now, not really the quality of the game itself. It's just weird.

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      DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
      Saints Row the Third and Saints Row 4 are probably the most fun I've ever had playing video games. I don't know that I would re-buy either on the Switch (unless they were pretty cheap), but I'm all for more people getting to experience either one.

      I will allow that they are not, like, paragons of game mechanics or implementation; they're just fun, and embrace being over-the-top playgrounds. Also, they have some unexpectedly good writing, and are dumb in really smart ways, which I always admire.

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      DirtyDirty Registered User regular
      I agree that I felt overpowered in SR3. But it was 10 times worse in SR4. I got superpowers, but the enemies didn't feel scaled enough to balance. I felt like Hulk fighting a gang of little leaguers.

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      StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
      i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove SR3 and I'm gonna play it
      just hope it doesn't follow this annoying Full Price Rerelease trend.

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      DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
      Dirty wrote: »
      I agree that I felt overpowered in SR3. But it was 10 times worse in SR4. I got superpowers, but the enemies didn't feel scaled enough to balance. I felt like Hulk fighting a gang of little leaguers.
      I feel like the intent of the game was to be an over-the-top power fantasy. At least, that's how I took it.

      The combat was not very good in 3 or 4. I only registered it in retrospect, though, because the things I liked about the games completely overshadowed the shoddy combat system.

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      UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
      Yeah it had no cover system like GTAV. You just kind of...strafe side to side or crouch or go behind a wall and hope AI comes at you in a suicidal way.

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