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  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Oh, and I guess the SNES controller is fine too.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    The Pro Controller is a pretty good controller, but the joycon analog sticks are pretty trash and the dpad isn't great.

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  • JacobyJacoby Registered User regular
    Here's a Switch issue I wasn't expecting: explaining the buttons on the Joy-cons.

    I've had people over for game nights, and trying to explain which button to push is suprisingly hard when they don't have consistent letters. You can't say X, because anyone with the left Joy-con doesn't have X.

    How do you describe them to non-Switch-having friends?

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    Jacoby wrote: »
    Here's a Switch issue I wasn't expecting: explaining the buttons on the Joy-cons.

    I've had people over for game nights, and trying to explain which button to push is suprisingly hard when they don't have consistent letters. You can't say X, because anyone with the left Joy-con doesn't have X.

    How do you describe them to non-Switch-having friends?

    Any game that uses single joycon controls has always used up/down/left/right prompts for this exact scenario.

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  • TamerBillTamerBill Registered User regular
    Jacoby wrote: »
    Here's a Switch issue I wasn't expecting: explaining the buttons on the Joy-cons.

    I've had people over for game nights, and trying to explain which button to push is suprisingly hard when they don't have consistent letters. You can't say X, because anyone with the left Joy-con doesn't have X.

    How do you describe them to non-Switch-having friends?

    Left face button, right face button, top face button, bottom face button. Like how in games that have single joycon play they show a diamond with one button highlighted rather than naming them.

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    Jacoby wrote: »
    Here's a Switch issue I wasn't expecting: explaining the buttons on the Joy-cons.

    I've had people over for game nights, and trying to explain which button to push is suprisingly hard when they don't have consistent letters. You can't say X, because anyone with the left Joy-con doesn't have X.

    How do you describe them to non-Switch-having friends?

    Any game that uses single joycon controls has always used up/down/left/right prompts for this exact scenario.

    Yeah I generally tell them to look at the screen. Or press everything and see what does what.

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  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Instead of saying 'press left face button' I say 'press square'.

  • TamerBillTamerBill Registered User regular
    LD50 wrote: »
    Instead of saying 'press left face button' I say 'press square'.

    That falls apart when you tell them to press X.

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  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    TamerBill wrote: »
    LD50 wrote: »
    Instead of saying 'press left face button' I say 'press square'.

    That falls apart when you tell them to press X.

    Nah, we're primarily a PS household.

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  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    LD50 wrote: »
    TamerBill wrote: »
    LD50 wrote: »
    Instead of saying 'press left face button' I say 'press square'.

    That falls apart when you tell them to press X.

    Nah, we're primarily a PS household.

    Yeah, all my friends and I do most of our gaming on PS, and we always just say the PS equivalent regardless of what platform we're on.

    The Switch's on-screen prompts being based on button location instead of label is really the best on-screen solution. I swap between Nintendo and XBox just often enough that I can't associate the letters with their placement. That's another great thing about Sony using their own unique labels. There's no controller where square is on the top or circle is on the bottom.

    Also, are we the only ones who say "cross" instead of "X" when we're referring to the PS shapes?

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  • urahonkyurahonky Dayton, OHRegistered User regular
    Yeah I always pause when a game says "Hit Y" since I've been switching between the 360 controller on the PC and the Switch.

  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    My wife went to order a copy of Shenmue I&II for me last month, and they were sold out of the PS4 version, so she asked if I wanted the XBO version instead, but I knew the QTEs would destroy me.

  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    Yeah I always pause when a game says "Hit Y" since I've been switching between the 360 controller on the PC and the Switch.

    I forget which specific game did it but I've had X drilled into my brain as being the top button for a while now. Some game that would be like QUICK HAMMER X NOW HAMMER B.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Hey the gamecube controller is fine!

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  • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Hey the gamecube controller is fine!

    There’s a reason Nintendo still supports it.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    skeldare wrote: »
    Hey the gamecube controller is fine!

    There’s a reason Nintendo still supports it.

    I thought it was because of Smash Bros. nostalgia.

    I did love my Wavebird, though!

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    TDawg wrote: »
    Joycons aren't perfect, but pretending that they're not a functional controller and the Wiimote somehow was is a bit bizarre. I don't even know what criteria you are using for that assessment.

    While we're on controller talk...has anyone used any of the 8bitdo controllers? I like their aesthetic, and the dpads look like the style I enjoy. I'm looking for a new steam controller but I'd like something that can work with my Switch as well.

    can I hold it without discomfort is my number one criteria for a controller. Thus far, the joycons rate at the very bottom while the pro controller is number one

  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Hey the gamecube controller is fine!

    Itd be the best controller ever made if the dpad was bigger.

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  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    Legacy wrote: »
    Hey the gamecube controller is fine!

    Itd be the best controller ever made if the dpad was bigger.

    I agree that it's nice and comfy to hold, but it's lacking inputs, you had to sacrifice rumble for wireless, the right stick is weird, and while I like the concept of each button having a unique shape, I feel like the standard diamond layout is more practical. The d-pad is far from it's only problem.

  • baudattitudebaudattitude Registered User regular
    I liked the Virtual Boy pad. No, really. Only redeeming quality of the system.

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  • rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    I thought it was because of Smash Bros. nostalgia.

    I did love my Wavebird, though!

    You only want 8 directions in smash, corresponding to the 8 gates around the gamecube/wiichuck analog stick. With a regular 360 analog you don't know exactly where you are pushing. A microswitched fight stick might work, but you need instant access to shield and the like. So, its not entirely some dumb nostalgia gimmick.
    Legacy wrote: »
    Hey the gamecube controller is fine!

    Itd be the best controller ever made if the dpad was bigger.

    The powerA GC fixes the d-pad at least. Actually it might be the best switch d-pad yet among those stuck beneath the left analog.
    Xaquin wrote: »

    While we're on controller talk...has anyone used any of the 8bitdo controllers? I like their aesthetic, and the dpads look like the style I enjoy. I'm looking for a new steam controller but I'd like something that can work with my Switch as well.

    All of the 8-bitdo controllers have errant diagonal inputs when switching between opposite directions, making them barely any better than a pro controller for 2D games. EXCEPT for the latest n30 pro2, which basically fixes the dpad but features thumbsticks even smaller than those on the joycons. Some people have modded their 8-bitdos something like the pro controllers by adding some obstructing circular tape, but usually that trades off responsiveness for accuracy.

    I'm kind of suspicious of the input lag from the windows bluetooth stack on PC anyway. (and don't get me started on Android...) Steam and xBox controllers offer wireless dongles for good reason.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    It does amaze me the different uses people get out of their switch. Mine for example has probably gotten a total of 1 hour of docked playtime since launch but I use it handheld *all* the time. If I'm sitting down in my.livingroom I'd just rather use a console with a bit more oomph. Others use it pretty much only docked
    Ninty definitely knocked it out of the park

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    I've only had mine for a week but is never been plugged in to the telly. I don't have a hdmi port free for it. Primarily why i bought it tbh.

  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Sometimes I lay on my coach couch playing VC4...literally right in front of my huge HD TV. To each their own.

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  • NamrokNamrok Registered User regular
    Lately I just try to keep pokemon catch combos going while my girlfriend watches her misery porn on Hulu. I think it's call This Is Us or something?

    I mostly play docked. I just enjoy having the screen real estate to really take in the eye candy for games like Breath of the Wild or Xenoblade. Even Hollow Knight had visuals I really wanted to drink in on 60 inches of digital canvas.

    But catching the same pokemon over and over is totally a handheld activity. As is Picross.

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  • TDawgTDawg Registered User regular
    I never would have guessed that so many people have problems with the joycons! They're not the luxurious comfort of the Pro controller / WiiU Pro (my current favorite controllers) but I've never had discomfort issues. For me, they're perfectly "adequate", which is fine (to me) considering they can be used in so many different ways.

    Maybe I just have tiny baby hands or something.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Sometimes I lay on my coach playing VC4...literally right in front of my huge HD TV. To each their own.

    Well as long as your coach is into it, I guess.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited November 2018
    anoffday wrote: »
    Absalon wrote: »
    You know I had to get Hyrule Warriors on sale now that all the extra content is wrapped up in a package. I don't understand why there's no rumblings of a sequel or of a new Nintendo IP Musou.

    Well they do have a fire emblem game. What else could do they do?

    Actually kirby sucking up huge amounts of enemies and spitting them out at other enemies and samus blasting waves upon waves of space pirates sounds pretty cool too.

    I think a Xenoblade Warriors game could work. Sure, there's only three Xenoblade games so far, but Fire Emblem Warriors also only focused primarily on three of its games, so it'd be fine.

    I'd want it more if they could get characters from Saga and Gears. I know KOS-MOS would be the obvious answer, but I'd love to see what potential moveset chaos would have.

    Golden Axe.

    Edit: Oops, wait -- misread that as "Sega," not "Saga."

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Sometimes I lay on my coach playing VC4...literally right in front of my huge HD TV. To each their own.

    Well as long as your coach is into it, I guess.

    Whoops! Corrected, but kept for shame.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    Guys....SSB is out in a week.

    That seems like foreeeeeeeeeeeever! :bigfrown:

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  • dresdenphiledresdenphile Watch out for snakes!Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Guys....SSB is out in a week.

    That seems like foreeeeeeeeeeeever! :bigfrown:

    Nah, forever is pre-ordering it for your kids, but not being able to install it until Christmas Eve.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Guys....SSB is out in a week.

    That seems like foreeeeeeeeeeeever! :bigfrown:

    Nah, forever is pre-ordering it for your kids, but not being able to install it until Christmas Eve.

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  • baudattitudebaudattitude Registered User regular
    I still have four GameCube controllers (and the BBA, and the GBA player, and the component cables - I bought too many GC accessories) so I should probably look at getting a controller adapter. Can they be used for anything but Smash?

  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    I still have four GameCube controllers (and the BBA, and the GBA player, and the component cables - I bought too many GC accessories) so I should probably look at getting a controller adapter. Can they be used for anything but Smash?

    There are a number of games that the adapter can be used for, I can't find a good list however.

  • GMaster7GMaster7 Chili Dog Enthusiast Registered User regular
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Guys....SSB is out in a week.

    That seems like foreeeeeeeeeeeever! :bigfrown:

    Nah, forever is pre-ordering it for your kids, but not being able to install it until Christmas Eve.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Guys....SSB is out in a week.

    That seems like foreeeeeeeeeeeever! :bigfrown:

    Nah, forever is pre-ordering it for your kids, but not being able to install it until Christmas Eve.

    If I play it, can I remove the icon from the home screen when I'm done so they don't find it? I'm in the same situation.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    the kids will find out
    they are always watching, always waiting

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  • rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    As long as you fully delete the game (including your save file), the icon will vanish. "Archiving" AKA deleting everything but the save file, will leave an icon.

  • TamerBillTamerBill Registered User regular
    As long as you fully delete the game (including your save file), the icon will vanish. "Archiving" AKA deleting everything but the save file, will leave an icon.

    No, deleting also leaves the save file. The only difference is whether the icon remains. Save data has to be deleted manually whichever you pick.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Hmm, so I can delete but keep my save?

    Maybe I'll be unlocking characters before Christmas morning....

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