Grazza

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About Grazza

  • Rank
    Metal King

Personal Information

  • Location
    England
  • Interests
    strength training, photography

Details

  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    Switch
  • Favourite Game?
    Wind Waker, Dragon Quest VIII
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    Risky Boots
  • Gender
    Male

Game Info

  • Switch Friend Code
    4172-0797-6217
  • 3DS Friend Code
    0774-4233-0253
  1. 3DS Console Discussion

    It's funny when you think how negative a lot of people were about it at first, speaking like it would never get going. Personally, I genuinely loved it from the moment I turned it on, from the 3D thrills of Pilotwings to the luxury of an OOT remake. Fire Emblem: Awakening and Animal Crossing: New Leaf were truly excellent, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse was the perfect 2D platformer and Etrian Odyssey IV, V and Nexus have kept me occupied for hours and hours. The 3DS accompanied me everywhere I went throughout much of the 2010s, and in my opinion, there's never been a better handheld.
  2. Brexit 2019

    Massive respect to those seven MPs - Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey - who have quit the Labour Party. I thought Remainers would be really pleased. Sure, they may not succeed, but they are putting their country first in accordance with what they believe in.
  3. General Switch Discussion

    Captain Rainbow - Mankini Edition!
  4. The owl was magical. I remember playing this on my Game Boy in the '90s - it really was like going into a different world. Like you, I can't wait to see what extras are hidden away, and though this is my favourite, I'd like to see A Link to the Past remastered as well. Yes, I do think Four Swords GC is the best overhead style so far. I feel a hand-drawn update of that has the most potential.
  5. Final Fantasy X / X-2 on Switch (2019)

    Anyone downloaded Final Fantasy IX yet? I'm tempted, but not too sure about the ATB system, which I didn't get on with in IV (although my memory is a bit hazy). Can you wait as long as you like, or is it actually a time limit?
  6. Nintendo Direct 13/02 10pm (UK time)

    I think it's worth pointing out (just looked at Wikipedia) that Animal Crossing has always been an end-of-year game, with the sole exception of New Leaf, and that was only the US/Europe release. Maybe that one just took a long time to translate. Furthermore, New Leaf was such an enormous hit, it's perfectly qualified to be their end-of-year game on that front. With Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart and Smash Bros out of the way, I can't think of anything else as big.
  7. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (26th July 2019)

    I haven't played all that many Fire Emblems (just Sacred Stones and Awakening, if I recall correctly), but I thought they were both brilliant. My take on the whole "relationships" thing is that it made it a bit more interesting that certain pairs had a bond, if only just because it made them more effective when fighting side-by-side. Awakening introduced marriage (if I'm correct), and though I don't really understand the whole "waifu" thing, to me it just added a little bit of enjoyment to form a closer bond with one of them. I don't really care whether it's in it or not, I just don't want a watered-down version of what the Japanese got. Fates was censored so much, I assumed it was a given that the Switch game wouldn't have anything as controversial in it. In short, however much this ends up focusing on relationships, I still think this has a chance of being a very respectable S-RPG.
  8. Nintendo Direct 13/02 10pm (UK time)

    Well, it looks like that was a brilliant Direct. I didn't see it, but the amount of news it created was fantastic. Link's Awakening DX - A remake of what is definitely, in my opinion, the best 2D Zelda. Fire Emblem - I haven't really paid much attention to the specifics of this entry, but they're always good. Mario Maker 2 - I somewhat wanted to get into this on Wii U, but would much rather relax building levels with it on my Switch. Final Fantasy VII and IX - Nice surprise with the latter. Dragon Quest Builders 2 - A sequel to my favourite Switch game so far. Dragon Quest XI - Brilliant news. There is simply nothing I'd rather play. Those alone are enough for me, but with Animal Crossing as well, that makes quite an incredible line-up.
  9. Whilst I do like the graphics, I think it looks a bit too much like you're controlling a little model, rather than an actual character with expressions. The Game Boy's limitations made the Link sprite very simple, but we could use our imaginations for his expressions. Here, they've made it very explicit that he doesn't have any. As I say, I do quite like it in general, but think some improvements could be made, especially with the eyes. I thought that was going to be about the nude hippo, but it was even stranger. The original German translator certainly had fun with that!
  10. Dragon Quest Builders 1 & 2 (Switch)

    I didn't even know this was in the Direct yesterday, but I was really pleased to see it on the eShop today. I'll get Mario Maker 2 as well, but am definitely more excited for this.
  11. I was very, very tempted to buy a PS4 for this, I really was, but I'm glad I waited. It's not the money; I just genuinely like playing the Switch in handheld mode so much. I hope they port VIII using this engine as well.
  12. Oh yes!!! There's not a single game I want to play more. Clever way to integrate the 3DS version too. At 17 seconds in it looks like an Yggdrasil tree. Funny how often this idea turns up in things.
  13. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 ( Switch Exclusive )

    Daft question, but is the green woman She-Hulk or Gamora?
  14. Astral Chain -- August 30th 2019

    Looks like a (hopefully) less violent version of Bayonetta? I must admit, I've never tried those games because I'm not too keen on the blood and gore. This though could be a seriously awesome game for the Switch.
  15. Wow! Looks like I missed a good Direct. I used to be a pixel art purist, but I've played too many great games - A Link Between Worlds, Metroid: Samus Returns - that have proved me wrong. I think this is going to be brilliant.