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edited February 2022 in Games and Technology

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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 comeback kid.

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 isn't region locked. You will have to make foreign accounts on your Switch for each market, AND switching markets in the eShop empties your wallet, but it is possible and easy!

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There are three models of the Switch.

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The Standard Switch retails 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! There is also no shortage of bundles coming out, and they usually save you some cash by coming with a game or extra accessory, so I'd keep an eye out for those instead of buying the base system.
NOTICE: BUY THE LATEST MODEL. It has a fairly decent boost to battery life over the launch model at no other expense. I don’t think the old model is really around these days, but do your homework.

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The Switch OLED retails for $349.99, and it comes with the following:
  • Switch OLED Console
  • TV Dock (includes built-in LAN port)
  • Left and Right White Joycons
  • Joycon Wrist Straps
  • Joycon Grip (NOT a charging grip)
  • HDMI Cable
  • AC Adapter
The deluxe model, this includes a 7-inch OLED display, offering better contrast and “true” blacks over the other models, and sports better sound and a wider kickstand. It also has 64GB of internal storage, double the standard model, and the dock has a built-in ethernet port. So who is this for? People who are going to spend a lot of time on portable mode, but will still play on the dock a fair amount. Maybe a gift for a teenager or someone who travels a lot but will play on the TV at home. If you play near-exclusively on the dock, then the standard model is best, as you can easily buy a LAN adapter for under fifty bucks. For people that play exclusively handheld, it’s hard to say. $150 is a lot of money for a souped up portable experience, but it does have a significantly larger screen and better quality, so it IS the premiere handheld experience.

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The Switch Lite retails at $199.99, and it comes with the following:
  • Switch Lite Console
  • AC Adapter
  • That's it
The Switch is an obvious budget model aimed at people who don't care about the dock and just want those games. It is smaller than the Switch, with a 5.5 screen, has a somewhat better battery, joycons that are fused to the system (and have d-pads!), and the inability to dock. Despite presumably having the same USB-C port to charge. For more details, check out this huge fuck-off chart:
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I'd only get the Lite for like...a kid. Or if you just 100% don't nor never will care about docked mode. Because for the cost of like, 1.5 games you can get a lot more flexibility and features.

Need more crap? Accessories are available if you got cash to burn. Remember that a lot of these won't work with the Lite. Do your research!
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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. Another popular thing to do is join in with other people on a Family Account, which is $34.99 a year for up to eight people. That's less than five bucks a YEAR, so I'd definitely go that route if you can find the people. 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, and they've been adding new titles each month. There's also been little bonuses for subscribers, like the free Tetris 99 game or a coupon to save $20 on two games. Nothing outrageous just yet, but something to keep an eye on.

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What's the battery life for everything?
The Switch: 2-6 hours (Launch iteration), 3-7 hours (Switch Lite), or 4.5-9 hours (2019 iteration) depending on the game. As a rule of thumb, 3D games like Zelda or Mario will last about three-five hours. A game with sprites or 2D effects like Shovel Knight will last about 6-9 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.

Can I recharge the Switch using a portable power bank used for cell phones?
Depends on the amperage and voltage. There are now power banks specifically designed for the Switch, so I'd recommend those first. But those are pricey, so a phone one can work in a pinch. Just keep in mind that you will, at best, maintain battery while playing off a power bank. It just isn't strong enough to meet the wattage demands of the Switch. Power banks for laptops work better, but at that price point you may as well just get one guaranteed to work.

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.

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 dead, Jim. There's been rumors of a VC successor, but as of E3 2019 only the Switch Online service offers classic Nintendo titles.

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

As of 2019, Nintendo has ended support for the Wii U and 3DS. Long live the Switch.

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The Switch has 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.

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
Snipperclips
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
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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.

UncleSporky suggests:
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • $15 (eShop only)
  • Multiplayer Competitive Platformer
  • Similar games: nothing really like it. Gang Beasts or Duck Game?
  • Players take turns adding wacky, dangerous pieces to a level to hopefully prevent others from reaching the flag, while not making it so impossible that they themselves can't make it. Amazing party game.

Jazz suggests:
  • Sega Ages Virtua Racing
  • $7.99 (eShop only)
  • Arcade racing
  • F1 meets Out Run, maybe?
  • Groundbreaking 1992 racing game from the early days of fast 3D in arcades. The Switch port is upgraded from the original arcade game, courtesy of retro wizards M2, with big performance improvements and even replicating the arcade's 8-player setup if you're so inclined. Great fun in short blasts without eating all your quarters!

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
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    Raybies666Raybies666 Registered User regular
    Help me Switch thread, you're my only hope!

    Every time I remove a particular left joycon, it instantly turns off and doesn't reconnect wirelessly. A different left joycon doesn't have the same problem.

    The only way to reconnect it wirelessly is to hold down the sync button for 3 secs and change grip/order in the switch settings.

    Joycon works absolutely fine until the switch is put to sleep, works fine connected too. If I I sync it, connect it to the switch and remove it, loses connection again.

    I've tried different combinations of power cycling with joycons in and out, controllers and console are already updated to the latest versions.

    Any ideas that don't involve variations on factory resets?

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Are there firmware updates for joycons? Have you checked to see if they are current?

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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    New thread smell!

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    DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    skeldare wrote: »

    That looks pretty awesome and in the vein of Bethesda's DOOM releases which let you download several curated mod/mappacks.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    Raybies666 wrote: »
    Help me Switch thread, you're my only hope!

    Every time I remove a particular left joycon, it instantly turns off and doesn't reconnect wirelessly. A different left joycon doesn't have the same problem.

    The only way to reconnect it wirelessly is to hold down the sync button for 3 secs and change grip/order in the switch settings.

    Joycon works absolutely fine until the switch is put to sleep, works fine connected too. If I I sync it, connect it to the switch and remove it, loses connection again.

    I've tried different combinations of power cycling with joycons in and out, controllers and console are already updated to the latest versions.

    Any ideas that don't involve variations on factory resets?

    I had that as well, with the additional wrinkle that it would sometimes lose that connection even while attached to the system, meaning that my controls would sometimes just randomly disable themselves mid-gameplay and force me to reconnect them.

    Unfortunately, my solution ended up being just getting a new Switch.

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    -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Quake on Switch is sooooo gooooood.

    Though I don't recommend playing it with the joycons. Use a pad, or a split pad pro. They haven't tweaked the gameplay, so it's still very obviously designed as a twitchy mouse and keyboard game, and the tiny sticks on the joycons are going to feel kinda bad.

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    TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular


    I am downloading this WarioWare demo so hard.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    you can't hold the switch thread down

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    Bring it you schmoes:

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    By which I mean beat my high score of 47 in case it wasn’t clear.

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    CaptainBeyondCaptainBeyond I've been out walking Registered User regular
    Hi thread, looking for thoughts on Doom 2016, Wolfenstein 2 and Ni No Kuni? All are on sale at the moment, looking for something to play after finishing Hollow Knight. I fancied a shooter, but haven't played a JRPG in even longer.

    My impression was Doom was technically impressive but a bit lacking on the Switch, and the team behind it used what they learned on Wolfenstein 2 to greater effect.

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    Raybies666Raybies666 Registered User regular
    Are there firmware updates for joycons? Have you checked to see if they are current?

    First thing after power cycling.
    jothki wrote: »
    Raybies666 wrote: »
    Help me Switch thread, you're my only hope!

    Every time I remove a particular left joycon, it instantly turns off and doesn't reconnect wirelessly. A different left joycon doesn't have the same problem.

    The only way to reconnect it wirelessly is to hold down the sync button for 3 secs and change grip/order in the switch settings.

    Joycon works absolutely fine until the switch is put to sleep, works fine connected too. If I I sync it, connect it to the switch and remove it, loses connection again.

    I've tried different combinations of power cycling with joycons in and out, controllers and console are already updated to the latest versions.

    Any ideas that don't involve variations on factory resets?

    I had that as well, with the additional wrinkle that it would sometimes lose that connection even while attached to the system, meaning that my controls would sometimes just randomly disable themselves mid-gameplay and force me to reconnect them.

    Unfortunately, my solution ended up being just getting a new Switch.

    I have other joycons, so the switch is unlikely to be at fault.

    It's a bit annoying resyncing a joycon every two days just for Ring Fit, but it looks like a factory resets will make everything on my sd card unusable, and downloading everything again will be even more annoying.

    I'll email Nintendo tech support and see what happens.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    My wild guess from those symptoms is a loose connection internally somewhere that gets jolted during clicking off the system. It certainly sounds like a physical rather than software issue.

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    LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2021
    From the previous thread:
    Enlong wrote: »
    el_vicio wrote: »
    Welp, there was a deal, and uh

    I now own Skyward HD, Yoshi's Crafted World and DK Tropical Freeze

    Tropical Freeze is transcendent 2D platforming.

    And it can get extremely goofy when you play it with a partner.

    I misread "partner" as "panther" and was seriously wondering how in the hell I could miss an Animal Buddy like that.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    Hi thread, looking for thoughts on Doom 2016, Wolfenstein 2 and Ni No Kuni? All are on sale at the moment, looking for something to play after finishing Hollow Knight. I fancied a shooter, but haven't played a JRPG in even longer.

    My impression was Doom was technically impressive but a bit lacking on the Switch, and the team behind it used what they learned on Wolfenstein 2 to greater effect.

    I own Doom 2016 on the Switch and it looks and plays great. Load times are a bit much but otherwise playable experience. Note that I played it exclusively on TV so I don't know if it looks or plays worse in handheld mode.

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    Raybies666Raybies666 Registered User regular
    My wild guess from those symptoms is a loose connection internally somewhere that gets jolted during clicking off the system. It certainly sounds like a physical rather than software issue.

    Nintendo tech support sent me details for getting joycon repaired, so they agree with you.

    Looks like I'm using Skyward Sword joycons with Ring Fit for now, hope I don't slash up my furniture.

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    T-DangerT-Danger Registered User regular
    The Wariowere demo is a lot of fun. I'm digging the character swapping, it adds a layer of challenge we haven't seen in these games for a while. I'm interested to see how high score runs are going to turn out.

    I just hope we get some more voiced cutscenes ala Warioware Gold. I crave more Charles Martinet ham.

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    CaptainBeyondCaptainBeyond I've been out walking Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    Hi thread, looking for thoughts on Doom 2016, Wolfenstein 2 and Ni No Kuni? All are on sale at the moment, looking for something to play after finishing Hollow Knight. I fancied a shooter, but haven't played a JRPG in even longer.

    My impression was Doom was technically impressive but a bit lacking on the Switch, and the team behind it used what they learned on Wolfenstein 2 to greater effect.

    I own Doom 2016 on the Switch and it looks and plays great. Load times are a bit much but otherwise playable experience. Note that I played it exclusively on TV so I don't know if it looks or plays worse in handheld mode.

    I would mostly be playing on the telly so that's good to know. My bar for what looks good is extremely low, having never had a powerful computer/up to date console. I suppose I was more asking which was the better game between the two? I feel like Doom is held as a modern classic though, so I'll probably go with that.

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    urahonkyurahonky Cynical Old Man Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    Hi thread, looking for thoughts on Doom 2016, Wolfenstein 2 and Ni No Kuni? All are on sale at the moment, looking for something to play after finishing Hollow Knight. I fancied a shooter, but haven't played a JRPG in even longer.

    My impression was Doom was technically impressive but a bit lacking on the Switch, and the team behind it used what they learned on Wolfenstein 2 to greater effect.

    I own Doom 2016 on the Switch and it looks and plays great. Load times are a bit much but otherwise playable experience. Note that I played it exclusively on TV so I don't know if it looks or plays worse in handheld mode.

    I would mostly be playing on the telly so that's good to know. My bar for what looks good is extremely low, having never had a powerful computer/up to date console. I suppose I was more asking which was the better game between the two? I feel like Doom is held as a modern classic though, so I'll probably go with that.

    I like the Wolfenstein games a whole lot but Doom 2016 is the better game by a mile. I cannot comment on how it plays on the Switch though!

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Hi thread, looking for thoughts on Doom 2016, Wolfenstein 2 and Ni No Kuni? All are on sale at the moment, looking for something to play after finishing Hollow Knight. I fancied a shooter, but haven't played a JRPG in even longer.

    My impression was Doom was technically impressive but a bit lacking on the Switch, and the team behind it used what they learned on Wolfenstein 2 to greater effect.

    I own Doom 2016 on the Switch and it looks and plays great. Load times are a bit much but otherwise playable experience. Note that I played it exclusively on TV so I don't know if it looks or plays worse in handheld mode.

    I would mostly be playing on the telly so that's good to know. My bar for what looks good is extremely low, having never had a powerful computer/up to date console. I suppose I was more asking which was the better game between the two? I feel like Doom is held as a modern classic though, so I'll probably go with that.

    I like the Wolfenstein games a whole lot but Doom 2016 is the better game by a mile. I cannot comment on how it plays on the Switch though!

    It plays surprisingly well

    though if memory serves, there is a sizable mandatory download

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    ZundeZunde Registered User regular
    My slow uphill climb through the switch Megaman Legacy collections has lead me to Megaman X7 and

    Oh my god this game is awful.

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Zunde wrote: »
    My slow uphill climb through the switch Megaman Legacy collections has lead me to Megaman X7 and

    Oh my god this game is awful.

    burn to the ground

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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Zunde wrote: »
    My slow uphill climb through the switch Megaman Legacy collections has lead me to Megaman X7 and

    Oh my god this game is awful.

    burn to the

    burn to the ground

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    This is a cool video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuO_9eaPqJM

    Like it says, another Switch miracle. Tops out at 900p, vs. 720p on the old 360 and PS3, but also has better anti-aliasing for better image quality. PS3 ran at 20-25 FPS, Switch is consistently 30 FPS. More foliage, improved textures and shadows. And there's even going to be a day 0 patch to make it even better.

    Very impressive port.

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    FryFry Registered User regular
    Zunde wrote: »
    My slow uphill climb through the switch Megaman Legacy collections has lead me to Megaman X7 and

    Oh my god this game is awful.

    What, did you want to play as MegaMan X?

    (Burn to the ground)

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    Zunde wrote: »
    My slow uphill climb through the switch Megaman Legacy collections has lead me to Megaman X7 and

    Oh my god this game is awful.

    Just don't let it spoil your impressions on X8. X8 is good! Great even!

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    DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    The Mega Man X collections were kind to put all of the good games in one collection, and all of the bad games in the other.

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    If I were making those collections, I'd have done:

    Collection 1: X1, X3, X5, X7
    Collection 2: X2, X4, X6, X8

    Maximum trolling.

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    DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    I wasn't really a fan of the second Legacy Collection for classic Mega Man either. I never really cared for MM9-10 because there were already 2 too many 8-bit MM games before they even came out. The collection is missing Mega Man & Bass, which was actually better than MM8, the game it borrowed most of its assets from.

    I'm not sure what they could have done to make MMXLC2 worthwhile. Throw in Command Mission?

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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    To be fair to MM9 and MM10, they came out at a time where there was a fair bit of pining for the older Mega Man games. That, and there was quite the gap between 8 and 9. At the time, going back to the old style was refreshing, and it was surprising enough to see a new Mega Man game at all.

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    I will still forever die on the hill that is X5. Unabashedly love that game.

    X6 is clearly rushed to hell and back. But once you understand how the Nightmare system really works, it's easier to understand. Long story short, the game lies to you, the red nightmare indicator on a stage means that stage will change next, after one level. It's not random at all, just horrendously poorly explained. Also, if you've never played around with the X collection's easy mode, it really hacks X6's a lot and removes a bunch of the egregious design. It actually puts in blocks over a lot of pits, included *that* boss. It's still not good, but infinitely more playable at least.

    "The sausage of Green Earth explodes with flavor like the cannon of culinary delight."
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    Crippl3Crippl3 oh noRegistered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDF5xpjGzBs
    Incoming Transmission… … …

    In the second half of this video, why is Samus wearing a different suit than the one she started with?
    Shedding light on new mysteries revealed in an upcoming game trailer. Please look forward to it on August 27!

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    initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    Mega man battle network collection or we riot

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    ZundeZunde Registered User regular
    That boss being Gate right?

    Mister "I'm going to just try and glide into you for seven minutes and do literally nothing else oh you want me to use the orbs that you need to damage me? No i'm just going to glide back and forth in your direction for SEVEN MINUTES"

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Zunde wrote: »
    That boss being Gate right?

    Mister "I'm going to just try and glide into you for seven minutes and do literally nothing else oh you want me to use the orbs that you need to damage me? No i'm just going to glide back and forth in your direction for SEVEN MINUTES"

    He only has like 20 sprites, he's doing his best

    Steam | Nintendo ID: Naphtali | Wish List
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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Mega man battle network collection or we riot

    God yes. Give me a card with all of Battle Network (bonus points for all of Star Force, but BN's the meat of it).

    Steam: Polaritie
    3DS: 0473-8507-2652
    Switch: SW-5185-4991-5118
    PSN: AbEntropy
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    ZundeZunde Registered User regular
    I really really hope we get a battle network collection.

    I was amazed and surprised we got a zero collection that included ZX/Advent.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Have any of you good folks played Monster Santuary? It looks fun but even on sale I'm struggling to pull the trigger when for a few more Nintendo Funbucks I could get Assassin's Creed Pirate Edition or Immortals Fenix Rising...

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    https://youtu.be/qiPskldhmpg
    Sakurai is allergic to water and hates being in memes

    Local H Jay on
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