Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V

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by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:32 pm

Tomous wrote:There's not really any grind in XC2 in my opinion. It's there if you want it, but there's the option to get by without it. It's very well balanced in that respect in my opinion.


yeah that was so good

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by Jenuall » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:09 pm

Squinty wrote:I have to be honest, beyond Morag and Nia, I hated the majority of Xenoblade 2's cast. Cast was,

- Anime kid with bad voice acting.
- Massive Boobs McGee.
- Creepy comedy character who is building a robot companion for dubious reasons.
- Stupid guy who strawberry floats up everything he touches.

I actually hated what they did with Nia as well.

I liked the game. But it's plot and characters are nowhere near the first one. Combat, area ideas and music are better though, and I'd be lying if I didn't say I put 80 hours into it in about a month. Because I did. It was like crack.

"Anime kid with bad voice acting"? Is this a reference to Rex? I genuinely love the voice performance for Rex, it's so earnest and childlike which works well IMO.

"Massive Boobs McGee"? Pyra/Mythra? There's no defending the boobs/ass fixation of the art/direction but character wise there is actually a lot of value going on with her. I didn't think any of the female characters in 1 came close.

I just don't get the fuss with the plot or characters for the first game, it's all so trite and obvious - any shocks or changes in direction are seen literally miles before they happen and it never really comes together to say anything. Like I say once you overlook the indulgences of the second game it's actually telling a far more impactful story.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Balladeer » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:23 pm

Hold on - somebody didn't like Zeke? What!?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Jenuall » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:25 pm

Gotta love Shellhead!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Robbo-92 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:29 pm

Still prefer XC over XC2, both great games though! Think part of that is down to me playing XC first, plus the Future Connected content in the Definitive Edition was really good too.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Balladeer » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:32 pm

I would imagine most people played XC1 first! Although I'll admit I don't 'do' nostalgia as much as some.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:28 pm

Balladeer wrote:Hold on - somebody didn't like Zeke? What!?


i know right

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:37 pm

Squinty wrote:I have to be honest, beyond Morag and Nia, I hated the majority of Xenoblade 2's cast. Cast was,

- Anime kid with bad voice acting.
- Massive Boobs McGee.
- Creepy comedy character who is building a robot companion for dubious reasons.
- Stupid guy who strawberry floats up everything he touches.

I actually hated what they did with Nia as well.

I liked the game. But it's plot and characters are nowhere near the first one. Combat, area ideas and music are better though, and I'd be lying if I didn't say I put 80 hours into it in about a month. Because I did. It was like crack.

I'd agree with a lot of this. Characters and story were very much secondary for me, what got me hooked was the combat system and the blade levelling and unlocking. But then I'm a sucker for rpg systems.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Tomous » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:56 pm

I don't know how generic or cliché driven XC2's story is because I don't tend to play many JRPG's but I found it really engrossing and quite unique too.

I get people not liking certain characters but I think for the most the supporting cast are great fun too.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Squinty » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:20 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Squinty wrote:I have to be honest, beyond Morag and Nia, I hated the majority of Xenoblade 2's cast. Cast was,

- Anime kid with bad voice acting.
- Massive Boobs McGee.
- Creepy comedy character who is building a robot companion for dubious reasons.
- Stupid guy who strawberry floats up everything he touches.

I actually hated what they did with Nia as well.

I liked the game. But it's plot and characters are nowhere near the first one. Combat, area ideas and music are better though, and I'd be lying if I didn't say I put 80 hours into it in about a month. Because I did. It was like crack.

"Anime kid with bad voice acting"? Is this a reference to Rex? I genuinely love the voice performance for Rex, it's so earnest and childlike which works well IMO.

"Massive Boobs McGee"? Pyra/Mythra? There's no defending the boobs/ass fixation of the art/direction but character wise there is actually a lot of value going on with her. I didn't think any of the female characters in 1 came close.

I just don't get the fuss with the plot or characters for the first game, it's all so trite and obvious - any shocks or changes in direction are seen literally miles before they happen and it never really comes together to say anything. Like I say once you overlook the indulgences of the second game it's actually telling a far more impactful story.


Yeah, referring to Rex there. I found the guy playing him terrible in any scenes that require him to be emotional. Saying that, I love his accent, but the performance falls flat.

I couldn't really get invested in Mythra or Pyra at all, most of all because of the aesthetics. Like...why the strawberry float you wearing tiny hot pants? Every cutscene made me feel like a pervert. I just didn't care much about her despite her being the focal point of the story.

Zeke :dread:

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:31 pm

Tomous wrote:I don't know how generic or cliché driven XC's story is because I don't tend to play many JRPG's but I found it really engrossing and quite unique too.

I get people not liking certain characters but I think for the most the supporting cast are great fun too.


i think there was a few cliches in it but there are way more rpgs with a lot more done a lot worse

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Fisher » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:56 pm

shyguy64 did a villager move out in animal crossing new horizons today.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by ITSMILNER » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:10 am


Long Live Switch Squad!
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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Victor Mildew » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:17 am

Just about to post that. Can't wait!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Christopher » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:45 am

ITSMILNER wrote:


The only three games I am good at are Tetris, Super Mario Bros and Pac-Man. I am genuinely excited by this! Cannot bloody wait :msgreen:

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by OrangeRKN » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:11 am

Looks good! I didn't like Super Mario 35 but I think Tetris 99 is brilliant, even if I stopped playing because I could never win :lol:

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Jenuall » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:14 am

Oh nice! Tetris was good but never really clicked with me but I loved Mario 35!

I'll definitely be giving this a go :toot:

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Balladeer » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:32 am

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by Herdanos » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:36 am

ITSMILNER wrote:Seems we might be getting some news from Nintendo this week, Thursday potentially, few places hinting towards it.


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This isn't the news, is it?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread V
by shy guy 64 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:46 am

Fisher wrote:shyguy64 did a villager move out in animal crossing new horizons today.


no

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