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by Hime » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:03 pm

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Hime wrote:Has anyone tried the Heath Robinson solution for using Bluetooth headphones?


What?

I did a search and it seemed fairly prominent. Something like a Bluetooth receiver that goes in the headphone jack with a Velcro pad to hold it onto the Switch.

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by TonyDA » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:06 pm

Also a new member of the Switch club - bought mine yesterday with Zelda and Mario+Rabbids. Amazed at how small it is, how great the games look on the small screen and then how using it on the TV all just works. A very clever bit of kit, looking forward to getting back into Nintendo gaming, as the last Nintendo console I had was a Gamecube.

Can I also ask a couple of newbie questions please?

Is buying games through the e-shop a case of using a credit card or do the Nintendo points, which they had in Sainsbury's today and were all Wii branded work? If points work is there any way of getting them reduced, a la PSN points on sites like CD Keys, or does the Nintendo factor keep them at RRP.

Thanks in advance, back to Zelda! :)

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by Mafrozen » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:45 pm

Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:

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by jawafour » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:19 pm

TonyDA wrote:Also a new member of the Switch club......

Welcome, TonyDA, to Switch Squad :toot: .

TonyDA wrote:...Is buying games through the e-shop a case of using a credit card or do the Nintendo points, which they had in Sainsbury's today and were all Wii branded work? If points work is there any way of getting them reduced, a la PSN points on sites like CD Keys...

Games in the Switch eShop are priced in cash; points aren’t used. You can use a credit card or you can buy top-up cards albeit not usually at much of a discount. CDkeys sell top-ups... save 1p on £15 or £1.01 on £25.

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by Hime » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:06 pm

Mafro wrote:Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:

My only gripe is that I found a few of the power ups a bit unintuitive. Other than that it is a great game.

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by Mafrozen » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:15 pm

Hime wrote:
Mafro wrote:Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:

My only gripe is that I found a few of the power ups a bit unintuitive. Other than that it is a great game.

I finished it with around 7 weapons but apparently there's 21 altogether or something like that? No idea how I managed to miss so many of them. :lol:

Main complaint I have is there's a bit too much backtracking from dead ends. Think I'll probably double dip and get it on PS4 the next time it's on sale.

Incredible it was all done by one guy.

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by Pedz » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:19 pm

I know it's not on switch but have you played Hollow Knight Maf? It's a great metroid styled game. Lovely looking too.

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by still » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:51 pm

Mafro wrote:Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:


What's the difficulty level like?

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by Johnny Ryall » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:03 pm

I tried to go back to my PS4 save of Axiom Verge. I have no idea where I'm meant to go

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by Mafrozen » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:12 pm

Pedz wrote:I know it's not on switch but have you played Hollow Knight Maf? It's a great metroid styled game. Lovely looking too.

Not got it but I see it's getting a Switch release.

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Mafro wrote:Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:


What's the difficulty level like?

It's not bad. There's one or two bosses that can be quite difficult if you approach them the wrong way but nothing particularly frustrating.

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by TonyDA » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:27 pm

[quote="jawafour"][quote="TonyDA"]Also a new member of the Switch club......[/quote]
Welcome, TonyDA, to Switch Squad :toot: .

[quote="TonyDA"]...Is buying games through the e-shop a case of using a credit card or do the Nintendo points, which they had in Sainsbury's today and were all Wii branded work? If points work is there any way of getting them reduced, a la PSN points on sites like CD Keys...[/quote]
Games in the Switch eShop are priced in cash; points aren’t used. You can use a credit card or you can buy top-up cards albeit not usually at much of a discount. CDkeys sell top-ups... save 1p on £15 or £1.01 on £25.[/quote]

Thanks on both counts Jawa! Might go for the save 1p on £15 option! :)

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by Jenuall » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:10 pm

Mafro wrote:
Hime wrote:
Mafro wrote:Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:

My only gripe is that I found a few of the power ups a bit unintuitive. Other than that it is a great game.

I finished it with around 7 weapons but apparently there's 21 altogether or something like that? No idea how I managed to miss so many of them. :lol:

Main complaint I have is there's a bit too much backtracking from dead ends. Think I'll probably double dip and get it on PS4 the next time it's on sale.

Incredible it was all done by one guy.


Ooh, hadn't realised this was out! I played a fair amount on PC but decided to save it for Switch as it seems like the perfect fit for the system! Loved what I played so can't wait to jump back in.

Random question - has there been any official word on virtual console for the switch and when it might be coming? Googling shows lots of speculation and articles discussing how important it is, how Nintendo need to get it up and running etc. but nobody seems to have any real details?

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by still » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:00 pm

Mafro wrote:
Pedz wrote:I know it's not on switch but have you played Hollow Knight Maf? It's a great metroid styled game. Lovely looking too.

Not got it but I see it's getting a Switch release.

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Mafro wrote:Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:


What's the difficulty level like?

It's not bad. There's one or two bosses that can be quite difficult if you approach them the wrong way but nothing particularly frustrating.


Thank you.

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by deathofcows » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:00 am

Mafro wrote:Completed Axiom Verge last night. Phenomenal game and probably the best non-Metroid Metroidvania I've played. Loved the setting and story too. Just noticed the soundtrack is on Spotify :datass:


Argh I just bought Shovel Knight (see: Currently Playing thread) but was thinking about buying this. I hope I've not made the wrong choice! Axiom Verge still in my watchlist :D

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by OrangeReindeer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:31 am

I started playing this this weekend so...

jawafour wrote:Golf Story ...
What’s your verdict, GRcadians? I think a few of you have picked it up?


Unexpectedly Australian

It's good but some of the humour is hit-and-miss with me. It's a very self-aware game, which means it lacks the childlike whimsy and optimism that I was hoping for which is present in the camelot games of old. Still fun, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't quite fill the niche I was hoping it would.

The mismatching UI elements are also really off-putting too :(

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by jawafour » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:37 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:(Golf Story is) good but some of the humour is hit-and-miss with me... Still fun, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't quite fill the niche I was hoping it would...

Thanks, OR. Yeah, I was kinda getting that impression. It has arrived at a time where lots of new stuff is launching and I think I’ll pass on this.

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by Trelliz » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:00 pm

I tried a switch last weekend at a family gathering, playing mario kart on one of the joycons; as someone with large hands it was not a great input method.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat thread | Play anytime, anywhere with anyone
by mic » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:34 pm

Did you use the joycon grips? Makes a big difference for me...

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by OrangeReindeer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:16 pm

I struggled for 10 minutes to remove the joycon grip from one of my joycons, eventually succeeding with two people's full attention

Never again

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by Jazzem » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:28 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I struggled for 10 minutes to remove the joycon grip from one of my joycons, eventually succeeding with two people's full attention

Never again


There's a good chance you put it on the wrong way, you need the corresponding +/- icon on the grip to match the joycon (ala the example on the right below, the one on the left being incorrect):

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Also have to make sure the little white plastic tab is pulled out as that locks it into place. Honestly even with those factors checked it's still not a terribly elegant process removing, still it should be easier.

And aye, I don't mind using single joycons w/grips for multiplayer, not ideal but it's more comfortable than I expected.


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