RedShell

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  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (March 2020)

    So apparently cloud saves won't be supported for this game. Not cool. Hopefully there will at least be an option to transfer saves locally between Switch systems (I believe Splatoon 2 allows for this) or Nintendo get a Switch hardware revision out before New Horizons launches. I wouldn't be too fussed about losing my Splatoon data now actually, but something like Animal Crossing is a very different matter.
  2. Don't you usually have to reach a certain point in the game before being able to transfer old Pokémon anyway? It's been a while since I've played Pokémon, but I seem to remember that being a thing. Anyway, I think it's a shame that people won't be able to see/use some of their favourites in Sword & Shield. The idea of raising Pokémon that you can keep for the duration of your time playing the series, across multiple games and systems is really cool. But yeah, it's obviously a lot of work to keep something like that going with an ever increasing number of characters. I reckon I'll pick up this game though, like I said it's been quite a long time since I played a Pokémon game, and Grookey is such an adorable starter that I feel this will be a good time to jump back in.
  3. Guacamelee! 2

    So I'd been wanting to play this for quite a while as a big fan of the original game, which I actually played through twice, first on PC and a second time on PS4. Anyway, I recently finished a couple of playthroughs of the sequel on Switch and have been blown away by just how amazing this game is! Seeing as there's no thread for it on here though, and how it looks as if not many people have played it, I figured I'd make a post to spread the word. For those that are unfamiliar with Guacamelee, it's a blend of dynamic Platforming and Beat 'em up gameplay in the form of a Metroidvania. It handles all of these different aspects very well indeed, pretty much to perfection actually. Yep, the gameplay is simply top-notch, very responsive and precise with lots of variety. Everything is then wrapped up in a wonderful Mexican-themed presentation, with a soundtrack that masterfully combines Mariachi and other latin musical genres with electronic/chiptune styles. The game is also packed full of entertaining references and witty dialogue. It can be very funny and made me laugh out loud on several occasions. It takes the piss out of lots of stuff, and there's an especially humorous dig at microtransactions/loot boxes in there that I reckon @Dcubed & @Glen-i would particularly appreciate. One of my personal faves though was this: Like the first Guacamelee, the game has a substantial amount of challenge to it, especially if you go for 100% completion. My first playthrough on normal difficulty took me just over 17 hours, that was to reach 100% and get the good ending. My second (on hard) took 6 hours, but that was pretty much speed running it for the final achievements: Anyway, I seriously recommend this game to anyone that's a fan of the genres I mentioned above, but even if you're not and are just looking for a well-crafted game to pick up, you cannot go wrong with Guacamelee 2! It's definitely one of the best indie titles out there and well worth a place in anyone's collection. I really hope DrinkBox Studios will make another. Finally, here's the trailer:
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Highlights from the other night: Some duplicate moments from Glen-i's vid, but they're worth watching again.
  5. Rocket League

    Cheers for the games @Glen-i & @Sofiz, great fun!
  6. Rocket League

    This is gold.
  7. Rocket League

    Lol! This mode is hilarious! No rewards though.
  8. Rocket League

    It keeps saying something about packet loss. I’m on an ethernet connection, and it’s normally fine.
  9. Rocket League

    I need a Proton pack...
  10. Rocket League

    That was a warmup
  11. Rocket League

    Cool, be there in a few minutes.
  12. Rocket League

    I am.
  13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    That was a blast yesterday! Thanks for the games. I’d forgotten how much fun playing as Villager was, and that his Gyroid could be reflected while he’s riding it. When that happened in one of the matches I totally lost it! Shame I wasn’t capturing, but think I got most of the replays saved (why is there no option to auto-save them?) so I might still be able to do some highlights.
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Classic session tonight. Typical. When I’m not capturing.
  15. 30-ish FPS on the left, 60 on the right. Basically the clip on the left has multiple duplicate frames, some of which even display for 3 frames!
  16. There is pretty significant variability between the frame rate of outdoor sections and smaller/indoor areas in this: Still a way to go yet though, so hopefully they can get it running a bit smoother before launch.
  17. Astral Chain -- August 30th 2019

    @Hero-of-Time will love the third thing. PlatinumGames know what's up.
  18. Sakuna: of rice and ruin

    This looks lovely. Thought it was a new Muramasa at first.
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    What days/times are good for you?
  20. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    New stages... Majora's Moon: Made a few changes to this one, the biggest addition is the warp points on either side, to prevent characters with bad jumping getting trapped once the moon has dropped. Also changed the angle of the face slightly so it's a bit more menacing. Goemon Impact!: About time I made a Mystical Ninja stage. All set for Goemon's character reveal... in my dreams. And finally Animal Crossing!: Yeah, I'm well and truly on the hype train for New Horizons, so I turned part of its logo into a stage. Villager's side B is really fun on this one, as it travels along the curve of the island! His trees are really good on it too. .
  21. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Cheers for the games last night, was good fun despite not being allowed to choose custom stages... boo! I'm up for more Smash tonight, 8pm? How about if we just move "Smash night" to Friday? Same goes for Mario Kart actually. It's not like we have a big number of players, so if everyone that plays can still make it on another day we should change it.
  22. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    @LazyBoy, what’s the arena password?
  23. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    Damn, CPU Bowser was on steroids!
  24. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    OK, I’m in. Currently watching the Rainbow Road race.