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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    Yeah life sim games are my jam so I'm so happy for this random as hell resurgence.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    So with the most recent Direct, can we say that the Life Sim genre has become a bit overstuffed? Reminds me of the WW2 FPS and Platformers during the PS2 era.

    The success of Stardew Valley must have had a hand in everyone wanting to do one. Especially in the indie scene, it's become crazy how many are popping up.

    With that said, Bear and Breakfast is the one Life Sim game that has me thinking about grabbing it. It just looks so charming. :heart:

    It's very weird to me that this is only happening now when Stardew came out how many years ago? I can't think of anything more recent that would account for the sudden surge (maybe Animal Crossing? But that's not really a farming game).

    (this reminded me tho that I still need to play the Harvestella demo)

    Games take time to make so it's not that surprising.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2022
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    So with the most recent Direct, can we say that the Life Sim genre has become a bit overstuffed? Reminds me of the WW2 FPS and Platformers during the PS2 era.

    The success of Stardew Valley must have had a hand in everyone wanting to do one. Especially in the indie scene, it's become crazy how many are popping up.

    With that said, Bear and Breakfast is the one Life Sim game that has me thinking about grabbing it. It just looks so charming. :heart:

    It's very weird to me that this is only happening now when Stardew came out how many years ago? I can't think of anything more recent that would account for the sudden surge (maybe Animal Crossing? But that's not really a farming game).

    (this reminded me tho that I still need to play the Harvestella demo)

    Games take time to make so it's not that surprising.

    Yeah but Stardew came out six years ago (I checked :3) Your average dev cycle for something like this is probably closer to 1-3 years (depending on level of quality and assuming no development hell/scope creep/etc :P). That's why I said maybe Animal Crossing but that's a little bit of a stretch (that said, there's been a handful of AC clones recently too :P)

    A couple of the titles are remakes too which is likely a very short dev cycle (closer to 1 year probably). So you'd think those kind of fast-turnaround projects would be meant to capitalize on some kind of trend, but I can't quite think of what that would be. (but that said, the remakes could also just be a general strategy of remakes rather than responding to the market specifically)

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    I mean, Animal Crossing essentially became the outside world for a lot of people when COVID was still in its first year. I can definitely see that inspiring a million pretenders to the throne.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    So with the most recent Direct, can we say that the Life Sim genre has become a bit overstuffed? Reminds me of the WW2 FPS and Platformers during the PS2 era.

    The success of Stardew Valley must have had a hand in everyone wanting to do one. Especially in the indie scene, it's become crazy how many are popping up.

    With that said, Bear and Breakfast is the one Life Sim game that has me thinking about grabbing it. It just looks so charming. :heart:

    It's very weird to me that this is only happening now when Stardew came out how many years ago? I can't think of anything more recent that would account for the sudden surge (maybe Animal Crossing? But that's not really a farming game).

    (this reminded me tho that I still need to play the Harvestella demo)

    Give it a few years to soak into public consciousness and become an enduring hit, and then people only start projects at that point, leading to releases a few years later IE now

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    Taramoor wrote: »
    I mean, Animal Crossing essentially became the outside world for a lot of people when COVID was still in its first year. I can definitely see that inspiring a million pretenders to the throne.

    Oh this is a very good point. AC came out right when lockdowns happened so EVERYONE was playing it.

  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    edited September 2022
    Enigmedic wrote: »
    So many of them have zero innovation though. It's just a bunch of different coats of paint and variably frustrating uis.

    The thing to remember here is that many people who are into a particular thing absolutely want more of the same.

    The different coat of paint is whats wanted and they aren't really looking for some big innovation. They like the thing as is, they just want more of that. With maybe a small change here and there at most but the same core

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    Yeah life sim games are my jam so I'm so happy for this random as hell resurgence.

    They're good games to settle into after a long day at work.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    so many cabbage games and NO FANTASY LIFE 2

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    My Animal Crossing Island is named COVID Isle.

    The sports leagues all suspended operations on March 11-12, at least in North America. I consider that when covid *really* started, since that was very much a symbolic symbol of the world shutting down.

    Animal Crossing released on March 20th.

    (in my own personal world I got covid fired on March 25th so I played *a lot* of Animal Crossing since I was stuck at home and had no job, and had already bought the game)

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  • GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    wunderbar wrote: »
    My Animal Crossing Island is named COVID Isle.

    The sports leagues all suspended operations on March 11-12, at least in North America. I consider that when covid *really* started, since that was very much a symbolic symbol of the world shutting down.

    Animal Crossing released on March 20th.

    (in my own personal world I got covid fired on March 25th so I played *a lot* of Animal Crossing since I was stuck at home and had no job, and had already bought the game)

    Yeah mine is called Covidia. Seemed like a good short-term joke at the time. Welp.

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  • EnigmedicEnigmedic Registered User regular
    so many cabbage games and NO FANTASY LIFE 2

    Honestly that's all I want. I love going out and mining/gathering and then crafting stuff. Combat is usually meh in survival and lifestyle games so I don't really need it. Now if someone wants to make a gathering/crafting game where you use mats to make battle robots you can fight like pokemon and weird vehicles to race then I'm all in.

  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    "Fantasy Life was good stuff."

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  • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    This week's eShop update

    Switch Retail

    Airoheart – $39.99 (available September 30)
    Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo – $39.99
    Bunny Park – $19.99 (available September 30)
    FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition – $39.99 (available September 30)
    Lemon Cake – $29.99 (available September 30)
    Let’s Build a Zoo – $19.99
    Martian Panic – $39.99
    PAW Patrol: Grand Prix – $49.99 (available September 30)

    Switch Download

    9 Clues 2: The Ward – $14.99 (available September 30)
    Arcade Archives The Return of ISHTAR – $7.99
    Blind Fate: Edo no Yami – $24.99
    Burger Patrol – $4.99
    C.A.R.L. – $14.99
    Car Mats – $3.99
    Caffeine: Victoria’s Legacy – $17.99 (available September 30)
    Casual Challenge Players’ Club – $4.99
    Counter Crossline: Crime War – $14.99
    Crossroads Inn: A Fantasy Tavern Sim – $19.99
    Counter Crossline: Crime War – $3.99
    Cyber Protocol: RETRO ARCADE – $3.16
    Dinogotchi – $9.99 (available October 1)
    Dorfromantik – $14.99
    Escape Goat – $4.99
    Family Chess: Special Edition – $19.19
    Fashion Friends – $9.99
    FerroSlug – $5.67 (available October 4)
    Frogice – $2.99
    From Space – $19.99
    Funtasia – $14.99
    Guardian Tales – free (available October 3)
    Hazelnut Hex – $7.99 (available October 1)
    Host 714 – $4.99
    I Love Finding MORE Pups – Collector’s Edition – $9.99
    Kattish – $4.99 (available October 2)
    League of Enthusiastic Losers – $9.99
    Let’s Sing ABBA – $39.99
    Midnight Fight Express – $!9.99
    Mission 1985 – $9.99 (available October 1)
    Moon Dancer – $18.99
    Neon Mine – $4.99 (available September 30)
    One Hell of a Ride – $6.99 (available September 30)
    Overwatch 2 – free (available October 4)
    Penko Park – $12.99
    Picross S8 – $9.99
    Piratepoly Gold: Caribbean Treasure – $19.99
    Railgrade – $19.99
    Real Truck Simulator USA Car Games – Driving Games, Parking Sim, Car Speed Racing 2022 – $9.99
    Sakura MMO 2 – $9.99 (available September 30)
    Serial Cleaners – $24.99
    Shirone: the Dragon Girl – $14.99
    Shotgun Farmers – $9.99 (available September 30)
    Slap City – $19.99
    Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris – $49.99 (available September 30)
    The Zombie Smasher – Dead Apocalyptic Killer Car Driving & Parking Games Survival – $4.99
    Touhou Shoujo Tale of Beautiful Memories – $29.99
    Treasures of The Roman Empire – $6.99
    Voodoo Detective – $14.99
    Wylde Flowers – $24.99

    eShop Sales

    Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
    Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.

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  • AvalonGuardAvalonGuard Registered User regular
    skeldare wrote: »
    This week's eShop update

    Picross S8 – $9.99

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  • AvalonGuardAvalonGuard Registered User regular
    Well, this is interesting! I wanted to poke at some of the older Picross S games to see where my progress actually was in them, and in turn discovered something wild; all of them had updates available. A quick google later gave me the reason why;

    https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/09/all-picross-s-games-are-getting-patched-with-touchscreen-and-multiplayer-support

  • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Looks like Skyrim Anniversary Edition was released without fanfare which adds access to a lot of mods.

    https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-anniversary-edition-switch/

    Though it's a bit pricey.

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    skeldare wrote: »
    Looks like Skyrim Anniversary Edition was released without fanfare which adds access to a lot of mods.

    https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-anniversary-edition-switch/

    Though it's a bit pricey.

    Good on Bethesda though for offering an upgrade to the anniversary edition for people who already own Skyrim on the Switch ($19.99).

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  • ZundeZunde Registered User regular
    Seems like they dropped a new story trailer for Mario V Rabbids - Sparks of hope. Honestly a really good trailer all and all in my opinion never thought i'd honestly be excited for a rabbids game here we go.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b9DmaD4NQc&ab_channel=Ubisoft

  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Zunde wrote: »
    Seems like they dropped a new story trailer for Mario V Rabbids - Sparks of hope. Honestly a really good trailer all and all in my opinion never thought i'd honestly be excited for a rabbids game here we go.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b9DmaD4NQc&ab_channel=Ubisoft

    I'm not gonna watch that until I pick my daughter up from school so we can watch it together. This will be the first game that we will both play together from start to finish. Entering that exciting time to be a gamer parent!

    Also, she finished Steamworld Dig 2 this week, so the new Rabbid game is hitting at a great time.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    Looks like Mario might not be a required squad member this time around, which is nice since requiring him really limited the kinds of teams I wanted to run.

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  • homogenizedhomogenized Registered User regular
    Well, this is interesting! I wanted to poke at some of the older Picross S games to see where my progress actually was in them, and in turn discovered something wild; all of them had updates available. A quick google later gave me the reason why;

    https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/09/all-picross-s-games-are-getting-patched-with-touchscreen-and-multiplayer-support

    Boooo, Kemono Friends Picross and Picross: Lord of the Nazarick didn't get updated, really is the S games only.

  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    Talith wrote: »
    Looks like Mario might not be a required squad member this time around, which is nice since requiring him really limited the kinds of teams I wanted to run.

    Yeah they said that when they announced the game

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited October 2022
    Out of curiosity, how difficult do the Picross S games end up getting? Mario Picross started requiring edge logic at the end, which was neat.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    jothki wrote: »
    Out of curiosity, how difficult do the Picross S games end up getting? Mario Picross started requiring edge logic at the end, which was neat.

    Well you eventually start hitting 20x20 puzzles at the end, but you can turn on or off all the help you want. Letting you know if you marked a wrong box, and even giving you a notice which lines are solvable. You'll get a checkmark if you can do it without any help at all, but that's about it. So they're all as hard or as easy as you want.

    They have colour puzzles though which require a whole different set of skills, especially if you're not using the help. I can blast through regular picross, but some of the colour ones can really hang me up.

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    Just beat Pumpkin Jack to start off spooky season. It's a fun little PS2 era looking platformer. I love the aesthetic of it all, but some parts were kind of annoying like the mini games and racing segments. I don't know if it'll become a yearly playthrough like Costume Quest, but it's not a bad way to spend a few hours.

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  • ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
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    jothki wrote: »
    Out of curiosity, how difficult do the Picross S games end up getting? Mario Picross started requiring edge logic at the end, which was neat.

    Not very, its just at the last section that there's real challenge. I really wish they'd release a 'pro' version or something.

    Oh, and the multiplayer stuff they added? So how it works is that you get points for the parts of the puzzle you do. What's not clear initially is if you erase someone else's square and fill it in yourself.... you take the point from that person. Kind of like a block-by-block Splatoon.

    Mrs Phane has added this to the list of games I'm not allowed to play with the kids when she's in the house because of the noise.

  • shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Question for long time Switch owners. Does the system download a brand new instance of a game if you exchange physical copies? And if so, does that do something to the save? I ask because I checked out Splatoon 2 from my local library twice and it insisted on reinstalling the second time. Once I had let it, there were then two instances of the game on my game list...

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    Question for long time Switch owners. Does the system download a brand new instance of a game if you exchange physical copies? And if so, does that do something to the save? I ask because I checked out Splatoon 2 from my local library twice and it insisted on reinstalling the second time. Once I had let it, there were then two instances of the game on my game list...

    I've never had that. However I wonder if there was like a Rev 2 or something for Splatoon 2? Where 1.0 had no patches and the 2nd one had more on it or something? Just spitballing.

  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited October 2022
    I have finally beaten Live-a-Live.

    Going in blind with no walkthrough was definitely the way to go, there are just so many little overdramatic moments that wouldn’t be nearly as cheesy or fun if I were min-maxxing to prepare for them.

    All of the worlds and maps DO feel super tiny and pretty sparsely populated, but you aren’t in most of them very long so it keeps moving along at a good clip, and each chapter feels different enough in terms of what you’re doing and how you progress that it doesn’t feel repetitive. The final chapters are the real meat of the story anyway.

    And the final chapters payoff in spades, being long, involved, melodramatic in a way that 90s RPGs were just phenomenal at, and the final Avengers Assemble moment feels so damn epic in the moment. Okay everybody do your big move. Except you Sundown, I never leveled you up. Chef’s Kiss.

    Worth the wait, worth the time, worth the money.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    Nice to hear you enjoyed it. I'll grab it at some point early next year when it goes on sale. I just have too much to play this year. :(

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  • akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    Question for long time Switch owners. Does the system download a brand new instance of a game if you exchange physical copies? And if so, does that do something to the save? I ask because I checked out Splatoon 2 from my local library twice and it insisted on reinstalling the second time. Once I had let it, there were then two instances of the game on my game list...

    I wouldn’t be surprised if each individual cart had its own “key,” so if the library gave you a different copy of the same game I can see how that might happen.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited October 2022


    I think this image might be the first time they've actually shown some of what the movie will look like? Also props on the SMB3 Chest sprite on that store and the "Antique" shop which has sprites of classic items in it :3 (I see the music box, p-switches, a SMB2 key, Yoshi egg.. can't tell what the rest is - edit: I think I see the SMB1 axe that you use to chop the Bowser bridge)

    Edit: Wow the more I look at this, this thing is full of easter eggs. Yoshi's Story fruit, SMB3 water enemies on the cheep cheep shop, a staircase made up of several brick blocks, etc :P Toad is also giving off a Captain Toad vibe with all that camping gear. Edit: There's a Bob-omb cannon from Mario 64 on the upper left floating island :P

    Edit 2: so it seems like this is a full Nintendo Direct, not *just* a trailer:

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    They've certainly got the look down.

    Honestly, depending on your opinion of the Minions, Illumination's got a consistent track record of being pretty good. Even their Grinch movie, which absolutely wasn't necessary, managed to be pretty good. Plus Nintendo's heavily involved.

    I mean yeah, Mario actually speaking in full sentences is going to be an adjustment and the stunt casting is a little odd. But things are looking pretty hopeful.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    They've certainly got the look down.

    Honestly, depending on your opinion of the Minions, Illumination's got a consistent track record of being pretty good. Even their Grinch movie, which absolutely wasn't necessary, managed to be pretty good. Plus Nintendo's heavily involved.

    I mean yeah, Mario actually speaking in full sentences is going to be an adjustment and the stunt casting is a little odd. But things are looking pretty hopeful.

    Yeah I'm actually looking forward to it. I think people hate on the Minions a little too much to be honest (I sorta get it but they seem mostly fine to me). And I mean, this image alone tells me they are keeping heavily to the source material which is great.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    They've certainly got the look down.

    Honestly, depending on your opinion of the Minions, Illumination's got a consistent track record of being pretty good. Even their Grinch movie, which absolutely wasn't necessary, managed to be pretty good. Plus Nintendo's heavily involved.

    I mean yeah, Mario actually speaking in full sentences is going to be an adjustment and the stunt casting is a little odd. But things are looking pretty hopeful.

    Yeah I'm actually looking forward to it. I think people hate on the Minions a little too much to be honest (I sorta get it but they seem mostly fine to me). And I mean, this image alone tells me they are keeping heavily to the source material which is great.

    I can kiiiiiinda get the Minion hate because they got extremely overexposed, to the point that they were used in unending lame Facebook memes shared by your grandmother. Then again I willingly watched the latest Minion movie and thought it was pretty good.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    This movie is going to be a win-win for me whether it is actually good on its own merits or a complete trainwreck of a movie with lots of eye candy. Either way it seems like it will be a fun watch! I have a feeling I'll like it more than Sonic the Hedgehog where once we got out of the Green Hill Zone at the beginning of the movie I found myself mostly just completely not caring about any of the human characters the movie felt the need to introduce and wishing it was more Ben Schwartz riffing with other comedians who were playing Sonics shitty friends. Especially if one of them turned out to be Scott Aukerman and part of the movie felt like a weird mini episode of Comedy Bang Bang.

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  • OneAngryPossumOneAngryPossum Registered User regular
    edited October 2022
    I think the Minions basically replaced Looney Tunes as the kind of default ‘familiar generic cartoon image/what is most frequently being screen printed at the local fair’.

    It’s almost impossible to hate for any reason but overexposure because it feels like it’s been stripped of any inherent meaning.

    On the Switch front, I’ve been sucked in by Tunic. It’s not at all the Zelda-clone I expected (though it’s very Zelda-influenced), which has been a pleasant surprise.

    Harder game than I expected, but not unfair.

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  • akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    It’s gonna be hard for me to like the Mario movie knowing what a garbage person Chris Pratt has become tho.

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