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About Rowan

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  • Birthday 09/05/91

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  1. PlayStation 4 Console Discussion

    Indeed, this was a pleasant surprise when I played it earlier in the year. Definitely one of my picks for 2018.
  2. Mario Tennis Aces

    This seems really fun so far, only played in 2 tournaments though. Had some great rallies. In my first tournament I got matched with a Rosalina with over 3000 points and they absolutely destroyed me. The curve with her shots is insane! Hoping it's a matchmaking issue they can work on. The odd game has gotten laggy mid game also which is not good, it got to a point where prior to accepting a match if the bars were below 3 or 4 i'd back out and search again (but at least we have that as an option). Won the second tournament with Waluigi who seemed to gel with my playstyle and allowed me to push the opponent back. It was quite hilarious how distracting Toad is in the final with all the commentary spam! Not sure if i'll buy it straight away or not, too many games in the backlog but I'll see how I feel!
  3. Super Mario Odyssey

    Yep, one of the youtube recommendations to me this evening was a video claiming to be the final boss and ending! Pretty much tempted to go dark on most gaming sites until next weekend.
  4. Super Mario Odyssey

    Love the song, had it stuck in my head for the last few days and the video is fantastic. Apologies if already posted but you can download it off the Nintendo store website. https://store.nintendo.co.uk/games/nintendo-switch/Super-Mario-Odyssey/videos.list
  5. Hey! Saw you post about Hue in the PS+ thread - I finished last night and I was just wondering what you thought of the story in it, for what there was?

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      Initially, I wasn't too invested in the story, but the further you play the more interesting it gets! Towards the end, I definitely was more interested in how the story played out (and the small twists) than the actual puzzle solving. I hope more people play it! How did you find it?

  6. Playstation Plus Free Games

    Hue is worth checking out. Nice little platform puzzle game centred around colour and has a Thomas Was Alone vibe to it. My only criticism would be it's a little too long towards the end.
  7. Overwatch

    Yeah agreed, I don't think I could play it on my own with randoms. You really need to be in a group of minimum 3-4 to make a real difference and be able to organize when to run in, timing your ultimates and to communicate effectively. However, when you do group up it's an extremely enjoyable multiplayer experience. There's a double XP weekend we should take advantage of from now till the 12th so last chance for anniversary loot boxes!
  8. Splatoon 2

    First time really playing Splatoon this weekend and I ended up taking part in 4 of the test fires as it was so enjoyable. Mostly played with the pro controller which was very comfortable. Interestingly I preferred the gyro controls over using the right stick for aiming vertically. I imagine gyro in handheld mode would be more difficult though in comparison. I did try the joy con grip (half because my pro controller finally ran out of battery from its initial charge ) and even though it was servicable I could feel my hands cramping up. I am now very much keen on picking this up, hopefully there's a good deal for eshop credit sometime. In the short term though I'm going to load the first games soundtrack on to my iPod.
  9. General Switch Discussion

    Sorry if already mentioned but any thoughts / recommendations over a screen protector? Bit worried it will scratch docking and redocking.
  10. General Switch Discussion

    10 years ago was my last Nintendo hardware purchase so this is a pretty momentus day for me! I didn't have a pre order and I just couldn't stop thinking about Zelda after all the reviews. I managed to snag a reservation at Argos this morning whilst on the train just before they enforced paying for it immediately online. Picked it up just before leaving for home this evening and will be digging into it tonight!
  11. I went to the London event today with a friend - managed to play 5-10 minutes each of Snipperclips, Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon 2, ARMS (surprised how fun this is), three 1-2 Switch minigames (Milking, Guess the balls and the quick draw one). I came away feeling positive from all of them really and definitely have a much better impression of the Switch now. The Pro controller feels good but I don't believe its justifying the higher asking cost than the Dualshock / Xbox controller whilst the joycons attached to the grip do feel a little narrow. However these are pretty small negatives given how nice the tablet is particularly the screen and how fun the games are. It was good trying the different control methods as well as how easy it is to dock and undock the tablet. It was a really well organied event by Nintendo being able to get some bitesize experience ahead of next weeks launch. I'm definitely going to get one for Mario in the holiday but if there's a good deal sooner I'll pick one up sooner.
  12. Will you be getting a Switch at launch?

    Nope and I badly wanted a reason to pre order one. The value proposition for how I would be using it (at home on TV) just isn't enough for me. I would require a price cut + Mario bundled in to even consider it.
  13. Got Thursday/Friday booked off so should be able to pre order online or instore on Friday morning. I do not want another NES Classic situation even though I lucked out big time finding one for a gift before Xmas without a pre order. Having skipped on the WiiU and 3DS I'm very much looking forward to playing Ninty games again
  14. Pokémon Go! (Android/iOS)

    I've been with windows phone for 3 years and I'm finally moving off to Android because of Pokemon Go...
  15. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

    I'm getting into the multiplayer quite a bit - so if anyone fancies playing together drop me a message. (Rowan146)