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  1. 5 points
    Ehm.. Let's call it a spiritual sequel to Sadness "is coming" to Switch. https://t.co/Uj6h0oECTr http://nintendoeverything.com/sadness-solitude-announced-for-switch-wii-u-3ds/ https://www.giantbomb.com/sadness-solitude/3030-47467/
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
    When it comes to disliking a lot of games, I've been telling you that for years.
  4. 2 points
    Outside of Monster Hunter, I think I'm just going to take the wait and see approach with a lot of games next year. Far too many are launching that are either broken or have patches soon after release that changes the experience. I'm dabbling with sacking off most new releases and just working on clearing my PS4 backlog and building up and playing retro games. My N64 collection is nearing completion so the original PlayStation and Sega Saturn will be where my focus is next.
  5. 2 points
    Meanwhile at Monolith Soft You know what? I'll make this my new year's resolution. Unless a game is from a developer I really trust (Supergiant Games, e.g.) I won't buy/play games at launch. Let's see how long it lasts
  6. 2 points
    I suppose it depends on what the expectations are from the 3rd party publishers. I imagine if the likes of Rayman, Doom, FIFA etc. had done stupidly well they would have been shouting it from the rooftops. In regards to the indie games, I'd like a little more time and care in some of the releases. The likes of Rime, Sexy Brutale and Oxenfree launched with lots of issues. It's as if some of the indie developers are just trying to knock their games out, regardless of quality, in order to cash in on the success of the Switch.
  7. 2 points
    By the way: Since Enter the Gungeon arrives on Switch next Monday... Here's what Eurogamer thinks (you sons of bitches)
  8. 2 points
    Truth be told, those few gameplay clips restored my faith in a series that had lost me for a decade or so. Soul Calibur 2 is legit one of the best fighting games I've ever played, but SC3 decided to change shit (movesets and aesthetics) for no reason other than to change shit, SC4 made some horrendous aesthetic choices, and SC5 decided to throw away the series' identity in favour of following other games half-heartedly. This entry's giving me Soul Calibur 2 vibes right now, and the director is someone who hasn't directed the series before, and is apparently being vouched for by Tekken's Harada. I'm cautiously optimistic.
  9. 1 point
    Did I overhere talk of Sega Megadrive games, retro consoles and image quality? While I've been in the process of clearing out and sorting my games collection in addition to helping make some space at home, part of it has lead to me going for upgrading most of my video cables. I'm going to be installing an RGB Scart switcher so that I can at least connect the consoles which can display RGB natively without modification, so far that's going to be... SNES - via the official GameCube Scart cable Saturn - again with an official cable Megadrive - using a cable from Retro Computer Shack Playstation/2 - from an official scart cable I know that I can use my Retron 5 for a lot of game consoles but chances are I'll be using that more for capture and probably GameBoy/Colour games, while GBA games will of course be displayed on the GameBoy Player attached to my original GameCube via component cable, with the audio going into my AV receiever which is the main reason I haven't gone for any extra processing boxes as there is some upscaling already done on that via HDMI passthrough for any other consoles which just use composite, which won't be many after I've upgraded. Storing games is becoming more challenging as well, especially when you just want to take out a title and play it, so for things like my GameBoy/Colour/Advance collection, I've gone for some of those acrylic racks with five tiers (two of them) which are intended for make-up (of all things) but are perfect for displaying the cartridges so that you can see the artwork and just pick one out to just play at a moments notice. Yep, it's fair to say that the My Life In Gaming channel on YouTube has had more than a few hours of viewing time from myself, I watched their videos on game storage, video editing setup and of course, the RGB Masterclass which has been a real eye-opener for me and you can be sure that I'll be popping into the thread more regularly as things slowly but surely move along and it should mean that I'm able to make more content for the main site in time I'm hoping; which is something I really want to get back into soon, particularly reviews. Oh and I found a load of Megadrive and Playstation games I'd had in storage boxes recently as well, so I'll be going through those at some point, a few gems in there in addition to a far few sports titles but it was nice to find them all the same.
  10. 1 point
    We are already at that point on the Switch with certain games. Something like The Witcher 3 or Assassins Creed Origins simply couldn't be done on the Switch. You'd end up with another Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop on our hands. Japanese support will be there but the AAA support from Western publishers will be lacking. This may be a good thing, considering many are focusing on GaaS and microtransactions.
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  12. 1 point
    It started off great and then stuff like Roguelite, permadeath and randomly generated levels popped up on the screen.
  13. 1 point
  14. 1 point
    Pff...just go back and play Xenoblades Chronicles 2, then
  15. 1 point
    You made anymore retro purchase lately? I always enjoying reading when people make some pick ups. I came in from the gym this morning and then sat and binged watched a load of videos from Happy Console Gamer. I love the passion he has for the Master System. He also adores the Ys games. Despite loving JRPGs I've yet to play one. @Ike you enjoy those games, right?
  16. 1 point
    That Minecart level better be goddamn orgasmic.
  17. 1 point
    Hard to say. It will be far more telling once its released and we sales for the actual game. Im not expecting it to do well in Japan. They turned the series into a handheld franchise and seeing as this isn't on a handheld, I wouldn't be surprised if the Japanese audience doesn't take to it. To hell with them. They've had it on underpowered hardware for long enough. It's time the series returned home on a dedicated home console.
  18. 1 point
    Ha, incredible. Let's hope it lives up to the high quality of the original game, definitely one of my fondest Wii memories.
  19. 1 point
    I went the Dawnguard route, was enjoyable and more interesting the vampire route.
  20. 1 point
    This thread/game just won’t die hahaha
  21. 1 point
    My biggest qualm with indie games so far.. Well I guess not just the indie games. A lot of games simply aren't optimized for Switch. I don't mind the occasional framedrop or lower framerate, but some of these games just grind to a halt in certain situations, and that's not what I want to see. I can understand this if you're playing them on a PC with less than the recommended specs. This is a Switch with no variation in its specifications.. Optimize for it, or simply don't release the game for it. I mean, a lot of the games aren't even that detailed. I actually almost want to buy Yooka-Laylee digitally for 40 euros just because I know those guys bothered to put some actual work into the port. I was thinking my Switch would pretty much replace Steam regarding indie games, but it's stuff like this that make me reconsider.
  22. 1 point
    Don't know where else to post it... ...I...I never knew. WHAT THE FUCK, MAN? Is this real life?
  23. 1 point
    That's a nice middle finger to those of us who bought it and played through it already. It's Final Fantasy XV all over again. You may as well not bother playing games at launch these days.
  24. 1 point
    There's an update for the game (Ver 1.1.1) arriving on Dec 22nd... http://www.perfectly-nintendo.com/xenoblade-chronicles-2-production-notes-6-ver-1-1-1-update/ Brings the following... These changes do give me the impression that the game just isn't quite finished yet... Might just wait till next year when all the DLC is out before I play it. Maybe it'll be done by then
  25. 1 point
    I think I accidentally turned it on a couple of times trying to skip something. But it just gives you full health, 50 % more health and something else. It's not lowering the AI.
  26. 1 point
    The only really fair major 3rd party retail comparison we have to go off at the moment is LA Noire (given that it launched day and date alongside all other platforms and was a very good port by all accounts), and that seemed to sell roughly in-line with the Xbone version. But it didn't exactly do gangbusters on any platform, so... I don't really think that the port to Switch itself was the issue here with those games in particular, given that they run poorly on all platforms (hell, the former was even ported by Tantalus and they generally do good work). That being said, there is certainly a trend of poorly ported games, like Pinball FX 3 (Which apparantly only runs at 30FPS in handheld mode and is hardly a looker) and Overcooked (which definitely needed more time in the oven before it launched); there are plenty of Switch eShop games that rightfully should run much better than they currently do, given the hardware. The eShop is quickly becoming crowded though and the gold-rush is likely to end soon; meaning that there's less of an incentive to cash-in quick. Nintendo also desperately needs to fix the Switch eShop's discoverability, as games are already getting buried (it's impossible to find an older game now unless you either search for it, it goes on sale, or you trawl through the All Games list). Wii U had a far, FAR better eShop layout than Switch does.
  27. 1 point
    The Wii sold stupidly well but it didn't stop 3rd parties from shunning it. 3rd parties are still in a position of having to faff on with their games in order to get them to run on the hardware. Stuff like Doom and Rocket League run on the Switch but not without compromises. It has to be worth it for the company while also giving the consumer a decent product. I imagine ports from the 360/PS3 generation will be on the cards but I can't see many publishers trying to downgrade their newer games in order for the Switch to run them. Japanese support should be fine though. A lot of the big publishers over there don't really push hardware to its limits, with S-E being the exception, so most games should look and run fine.
  28. 1 point
    I posted yesterday (I think) that Switch has sold 2.5 million LTD in Japan so far, so that's 7.5 for the rest of us...if that's the stat you were looking for!
  29. 1 point
    Currently playing through the first post-game stuff. F me
  30. 1 point
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  32. 1 point
    Just a heads-up for pinball fans. Both Pinball FX3 (Zen Pinball) and Stern Pinball arcade were released today. Each comes with one table pre-installed. However, with Pinball FX3, make sure you also download the Carnivals and Legends pack (two tables) ASAP, as it's free for now. That's four free tables between the two games. Pinball FX3 is business as usual if you're used to Zen Pinball (no bad thing - I have to say I'm waiting for some of the later tables though), whereas Stern Pinball Arcade seeks to replicate real pinball machines.
  33. 1 point
    The PS4 was released pre-Xmas though whereas these figures don't fully account for Nintendo's Xmas sales. Still hugely impressive for both consoles.
  34. 1 point
    I legit lost it at the end. EZA are the best.
  35. 1 point
    After 80 hours the adventure is over. It took a while to get to grips with the last boss and when I finally brought it down the game decided to crash on the final cutscene! I took it on again and managed to get a Full Burst ( first time I've achieved that in the game ) which took off over half of its health and finished it off. I'm kinda glad it did crash, so I got to experience that special move. Despite its flaws and technical issues, I absolutely loved the game, especially the story. You have a massive world to explore in and an amazing story that drives you forward. It's pretty much given me everything I wanted that Zelda failed to deliver on. The voice acting is ropey at times but there is so much character and charm in the delivery that you end up falling in love with it. I play a lot of JRPGs but it's been a while since a whole cast of characters have been this great. Usually you end up with one or two characters who aren't developed or are just there to make up the numbers. I found this not to be the case with XC2. Each one of them has a good back story and a role to play. The soundtrack for the game is simply outstanding. Some of the tunes are used at just the right times in cutscenes, either to get you hyped or bring out some other emotion. After the disaster of a soundtrack in XCX, this is a true return to form. I can kinda see where the DLC may take place. There are one or two things that could be explored in future content and I may have to pick up the season pass once the substantial stuff arrives. The credits may have rolled but this is a game I can see me dipping in and out of for a while. There's plenty of Blades to still unlock and side quests to complete but for now I think I'll move on to something else. This is probably my favourite Switch game. I love the little hybrid but it's lacked a game like this to truly get my teeth into. It's been great for smaller titles, or games that you can jump in and out of, so it's been refreshing to finally get a game that lasts a good 80 hours that I can enjoy. More JRPGs, please! The Switch started strong at launch and has ended the year on a high with this game. Well played Nintendo/Monolithsoft.
  36. 1 point
    2D? Pfft. I vote for a text adventure version instead!
  37. 0 points
    You know...sometimes I don't like you