Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:20 pm

plasticcoated wrote:
PuppetBoy wrote:Burnout Paradise is on offer at £12.50 on the eshop. Anyone have it on Switch? Been keeping an eye on that one for a while, first time I recall seeing it priced that low.


Is Paradise available Physical on Switch? If not this is VERy strawberry floating tempting.


I might have to pick this up, I love that game so much.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
PuppetBoy
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by PuppetBoy » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:39 pm

plasticcoated wrote:
PuppetBoy wrote:Burnout Paradise is on offer at £12.50 on the eshop. Anyone have it on Switch? Been keeping an eye on that one for a while, first time I recall seeing it priced that low.


Is Paradise available Physical on Switch? If not this is VERy strawberry floating tempting.


I believe you can get a physical copy, but a very quick google suggests you'd be paying closer to £20/£25

Image
User avatar
KjGarly
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: TheArbiter
Location: Liverpool

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by KjGarly » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:43 pm

Nabbed Borderlands The Legendary Collection. From what I’ve played of the first one on my PC it’s a bit of a slog compared to 2 at the start so no real intention of playing it but was £2.50 more for the Legendary Collection over the Handsome Collection. Now before making a start should I start with 2 or the Pre Sequel first?

Image
Image
User avatar
Clarkman
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Clarkman » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:56 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:New eshop sale has started, looks like the exact same sale as we got at Christmas


Some cool stuff on discount for the first time such as Huntdown, which I've had my eye on for a long time.


Have you picked much up?


Have bought Huntdown and If Found so far. Tempted by My Friend Pedro. How about you?

User avatar
DarkRula
Member
Joined in 2018
Contact:

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by DarkRula » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:42 pm

With Splatoon 3 being announced for 2022, and the sequel to Breath of the Wild almost likely not arriving this year, I've been thinking whether the fifth anniversary of the Switch is going to be the start of as action-packed of a year as 2017. Let me just give an idea of things.

We know BotW's sequel is coming. We don't know when, but think of how successful the first game was, launching at the beginning of March. Could such a success be repeated? 4/March-2022 could easily be the date of the sequel's release, just a day after the anniversary of the Switch. Yeah, it seems stupid to celebrate such a thing, but the Switch is on fire, and has been since it launched. The start of its sixth year would be the perfect time to release the sequel to the game that brought the Switch its initial success.

But then that momentum needs to keep going. The Switch got a massive amount of games from both Nintendo themselves as well as various third parties within that first year, and while I'm focusing on only Nintendo here, I'd expect the third parties to also bring a load of top-tier support. What Nintendo needs to bring in April is a franchise not seen in a while. Leave Mario Kart or whatever fills its place until May, April should be a time for something a little more niche, but that Nintendo hopes to sell. Metroid Prime Trilogy could easily fill the space if Prime 4 is within two years of release. Perhaps even a new Star Fox, Pikmin, or even a new Wars game.

As said, May should be for Mario Kart (I will never stop hoping for a new one. If Splatoon can get a second full game, I should hope that the first truly new Mario Kart can appear on the Switch) or whatever fills its place. This then gives us the lead-in to summer. June is E3, or whatever would pass for E3 in 2022. And despite the controversies that have arisen from such, I sincerely hope that Nintendo has not given up on tournaments and the like. The best way to showcase a game like Splatoon is with a tournament. 2017's E3 was such a hype time with that Splatoon tournament. Not only with Splatoon, but ARMS and Pokken as well. If Nintendo can bring a trio of games to fill three separate tournaments (or, I guess, Invitationals, as they were called), the spotlight would be placed on all three of them.

Splatoon 3 would obviously take one of those spots, and it would release near E3 to really pay off from that hype. The July game - and this is also another one I will never stop hoping for) - is Mii Resort Paradise. How can something that expands on Wii Sports Resort possibly be fit for a tournament? A Nintendo World Championship like event focused upon a variety of events within the game. If you've read my concepts for such over on my site, you'll know how much I've been putting into it. There'd be plenty of choice and a variety of challenges to keep things interesting. As for what would take Pokken's place... I really don't know, but it would be the smallest game of the three, and would release in September.

The last quarter would need a big release. But of course, it already has one if Pokémon keeps to its three year generations. The start of generation nine - possibly as early as October. There needs to be more, though. Something not an RPG. Another Mario? It'd sell, certainly, but what if people wanted a different type of platformer? If you've seen my concept for following on from Bowser's Fury, I dare say the new Mario game would fit that criteria anyway, but this would be something different. Those platformers that have mostly been 2D brought into the world of 3D. Donkey Kong or Kirby. Whichever doesn't release this year, since there's every possibility one is coming this year. As for December, a certain witch is waiting on her third game. If October and November are busy months, it'd make sense to end the year off with it.

I know it seems way too early to really be speculating on next year when we're not even a quarter of the way through this one, but I do think - whether planned or brought about by COVID - the fifth anniversary of the Switch will start the second largest year the system has ever seen.

Image
Image
User avatar
Tomous
Member
Joined in 2010
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Tomous » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:48 pm

Clarkman wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:New eshop sale has started, looks like the exact same sale as we got at Christmas


Some cool stuff on discount for the first time such as Huntdown, which I've had my eye on for a long time.


Have you picked much up?


Have bought Huntdown and If Found so far. Tempted by My Friend Pedro. How about you?


My Friend Pedro is great fun while it lasts.

Image
Fisher
Member
Joined in 2018

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Fisher » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:59 pm

i may get Miitopia.

User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Mafro » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:01 am

:toot:

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter
User avatar
Parksey
Moderator
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Parksey » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:52 am

Qikz wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:I’ve already seen on Twitter that Skyward Sword releasing in July means we’re set for other games over the rest of the year but why wouldn’t they just announce them and then say they’re releasing later in the year if this was the case?


Nintendo got really strawberry floated by Covid in terms of working. Japanese companies were not ready for remote working at all - heard this from many different Japanese people all working at different companies. Essentially technology wise Japan is quite forward thinking but their businesses are still stuck thinking it's the bubble.


I'm not sure I buy the first part of this comment.

Compared to the West (and obviously compared to the UK) Japan hasn't been hit by Covid that hard. The panicked in early March last year and there was a period where home working was (reluctantly) implemented in places, but a lot of people were still going in to work every day.

Indeed, their "lockdown" measures were taken a lot more seriously during these first few months, and even with the big spike in early January, I think people have been taking it less seriously than last March. The government has also been unwilling/unable to enforce a stricter lockdown, so a lot of it has just been "please stay home, please, go on, you'll like it" and targeting bars and restaurants for early closure.

I don't work in the gaming industry here, but a lot of workplaces seem to be operating on the idea of masks, liberal use of santisers and plastic screens. Then you tie it in to Japanese working culture where it's almost shameful to be absent and you feel compelled to work.

Of course, Nintendo and game companies may be different and more forward thinking/approachable to working from home. And of course, they'll have been impacted by Covid. But I'm not sure if that's just a convenient excuse for Nintendo. I'd argue that they'll have had a few months of upheaval between March and June, and then they'll have been going in to the office as usual (if they weren't going in already anyway). Japan's got a bit lucky with the virus, or the fact that 99% of the population will readily wear masks all the time helps, and to be honest, the working (and living) practices they maintained throughout 2020 didn't change all that much.

It also does excuse things like the Skyward Sword price tag, how bland Mario Golf looks, how fonts and HUDs in Nintendo games have started to look a little cheap and FTP-esque. A lot of the practices we see in this direct were around in 2019 and before too.

Though I do agree with you about Japanese workplaces being old fashioned. A typical Japanese office will look like something out of the 1980s. They still use fax machines. They have stacks of inefficient meetings and rely on mountains of paperwork. They either don't have the ability to implement working from home, or have a social distrust of anyone who's not in an office working. If you aren't *at* work (or seen to be working hard) you're not pulling your weight etc.

So I agree that Japan has not been equipped at all for home working. Go look at Nintendo's online offerings and you'll see proof of that. They probably have to fax in design documents.

But I'm not sure if Covid will have impacted their day to day office life. It may obviously have impacted supply chains, manufacturing etc.

User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Drumstick » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:19 am

plasticcoated wrote:
PuppetBoy wrote:Burnout Paradise is on offer at £12.50 on the eshop. Anyone have it on Switch? Been keeping an eye on that one for a while, first time I recall seeing it priced that low.

Is Paradise available Physical on Switch? If not this is VERy strawberry floating tempting.

1) yes I have it, been posting about it in the currently playing thread. It's an excellent version, well optimised for Switch. £12 is an absolute steal especially with all the DLC.

2) yes it's available in physical format, can usually be found for £20 now, which is how much I got it for in December.

3) I clocked 100% in just over 50 hours

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Parksey
Moderator
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Parksey » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:29 am

I'm getting tempted by Burnout Paradise too, though the sticking point is that I think it's available on the Xbox with Gamepass.

How much better is it suited to handheld/sofa play? I'm especially wondering what it's like on the joycon analogue stick as I find them to be markedly inferior to the Pro controller and other console's pads.

I'm also getting tempted by a JRPG I can play whilst on the sofa. Again, I've got DQ11 and FF12 on gamepad, but fancy playing one in handheld mode.

What's the port of Ni No Kuni like? Completed it years back but wondering if it's worth a replay. There's also Steamworld Quest on sale too.

User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Drumstick » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:58 am

I played Paradise entirely in handheld so from that perspective I didn't have any problems or notice any issues.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Rex Kramer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:36 am

The Ni No Kuni port is excellent, as is the FFXII one. I think either work really well in handheld.

User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Balladeer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:03 am

I never played the original but No No Kuni is my second-favourite RPG on Switch. Not sure how well handheld would work for it though: with those bright Ghibli-inspired colours, it feels like something that’s better suited to the big screen.

Anyone played The Touryst at all and fancy sharing thoughts? It’s been on my wish list since release and is now on sale, again.

User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Victor Mildew » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:51 am

Drumstick wrote:I played Paradise entirely in handheld so from that perspective I didn't have any problems or notice any issues.


I've played it over and over, but it really is one of my favourite games ever (the taken down camera shots on the ps3 one were endlessly amusing :wub: ) so to have a handheld version to play here and there is a must. Going to get that and katamari I think.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Rex Kramer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:53 am

Balladeer wrote:I never played the original but No No Kuni is my second-favourite RPG on Switch. Not sure how well handheld would work for it though: with those bright Ghibli-inspired colours, it feels like something that’s better suited to the big screen.

Anyone played The Touryst at all and fancy sharing thoughts? It’s been on my wish list since release and is now on sale, again.

Played it on Game Pass (purely because it's supposedly Series X improved), wasn't particularly impressed. It came across as a graphic style that was agreed on first and then someone realised they had to put some gameplay in as well.

User avatar
Balladeer
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Lord's

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Balladeer » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:57 am

Acht that’s a shame. :( It’s from the same people who did Fast Racing RMX, which had the exact same problem, so I guess it’s not surprising.

...I, er, might already have bought it. :oops: So I hope you’re wrong!

User avatar
Parksey
Moderator
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Parksey » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:38 am

Victor Mildew wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I played Paradise entirely in handheld so from that perspective I didn't have any problems or notice any issues.


I've played it over and over, but it really is one of my favourite games ever (the taken down camera shots on the ps3 one were endlessly amusing :wub: ) so to have a handheld version to play here and there is a must. Going to get that and katamari I think.


I'm tempted by Katamari too, having only playing the PSP version which was a bit awkward at times due to only having one control stick.

I've been put off Burnout Paradise by the Nintendo Life review that said in handheld mode, the cut to resolution and detail at high speeds meant seeing ahead of you was quite blurry and difficult, to make out, as well as the game getting a bit too dark at night time, reducing clarity there too.

User avatar
kazanova_Frankenstein
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:46 am

Thinking of picking up Huntdown. Is it as good as some reviewers claim?

Image
Image
User avatar
Drumstick
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Fore!
by Drumstick » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:10 am

Parksey wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I played Paradise entirely in handheld so from that perspective I didn't have any problems or notice any issues.


I've played it over and over, but it really is one of my favourite games ever (the taken down camera shots on the ps3 one were endlessly amusing :wub: ) so to have a handheld version to play here and there is a must. Going to get that and katamari I think.


I'm tempted by Katamari too, having only playing the PSP version which was a bit awkward at times due to only having one control stick.

I've been put off Burnout Paradise by the Nintendo Life review that said in handheld mode, the cut to resolution and detail at high speeds meant seeing ahead of you was quite blurry and difficult, to make out, as well as the game getting a bit too dark at night time, reducing clarity there too.

You can set the in game time permanently to daytime.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
Image Image
"economically unviable"
-Oblomov Boblomov

Return to “Games”