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Everything posted by Goron_3

  1. Ah, podcasts. These things can be awesome if done right. Does anyone follow a particular podcast? I mainly listen to the Radio Free Nintendo podcast over at Nintendo World Report. It comes out every Monday and man, these guys are fantastic. They are Nintendo fans through and through but they openly talk about their frustrations with Nintendo in a very open and honest way. The podcast is also hilarious...Honestly, these guys make me laugh so much it's unreal. Highly recommended to all. So, what do you guys listen to? : peace:
  2. General Switch Discussion

    E3 or earlier makes sense for a reveal, as I imagine third parties will want to reveal possible Switch exclusives.
  3. General Switch Discussion

    I imagine we'll see a repeat on Nintendo's 2017 software strategy for the Switch Pro. BOTW2, a new game from the Mario team (which is rumoured to be a Donkey Kong title), possibly Mario Kart and then Splatoon 3 (already announced). I'm hoping for a few third party titles too - Red Dead 2 would be lovely. I imagine they'll announce the console before E3 for two reasons: 1. It gives time for specs and stuff to be discussed outside of their main E3 video, which means they can focus on their software line up for the next 12 months. 2. It means third party announcements over the next few weeks can include Switch Pro footage / confirmation.
  4. "We recommend playing this game on the Switch Pro if you want any kind of positive experience playing it"
  5. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    £60? Fucking hell what a joke. TLoU2 has just received a 60 FPS patch so I'll be purchasing that.
  6. Last of Us Part II

    Buzzing. Was holding off playing until the update. Will be downloading the moment I finish Yakuza 3.
  7. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Hopefully Demon's Souls will be competitively priced. If it's around £35-39 I'll probably bit. I was so hyped to play it originally but £70 is way too much. Ghosts of Tshushima got a 60FPS patch right? If so, I'm tempted to give that a go. Nioh Collection is tempting but I only really want to play 2.
  8. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I know there's a separate thread available for this game (which I'll leave a more detailed post in) but given this thread gets more traffic, I just want to point out that I've completed Disco Elysium an it's one of the best games I've played in years, and absolutely one of the more unique titles I've come across. I can't stop thinking about it, which can only be a good thing.
  9. Really looking forward to this. Having just finished Raging Loop, I haven't touched my Switch but am eager for a new visual novel experience. These games should keep me occupied until the Ace Attorney games come out in July.
  10. Disco Elysium

    Just reached the end of day 3 and the patches definitely seemed to have made a big difference. Really enjoying the experiencing so far. It's one of those games that's difficult to talk about because the game is just so different to everything else out there, but it truly is excellent.
  11. General Switch Discussion

    Yeah, I just finished Raging Loop and thought it was EXCELLENT. It was my first VN experience where there was little actual gameplay (compared to say, Phoenix Wright or the Extreme Escape games). I've heard incredible things and could do with another Switch game to play at night.
  12. General Switch Discussion

    It looks like the all-time number 1 ranked game on Metacritic is now The House in Fata Morgana (small sample, but still), which releases on Switch this weekend. Is anyone getting it? I've heard from numerous people that it's the greatest ever visual novel but I assumed there was an element of hyperbole in their statements. Very tempted. @S.C.G Is this something we'll be covering?
  13. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I've just discovered the joys of Remote Play, so it'll be the perfect game to play in bed (or when the other half is watching TV). Honestly, I completely underestimated remote play and how excellent it is. I'm just over half way through Shadow of the Colossus (remake) and I've split my time between playing in bed on my Macbook and playing on the TV. If there's lag, it's not noticeable.
  14. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I've heard amazing things about this game. I'm tempted to buy it given that it's 50% off. @Zell Not sure if I've mentioned it before but 13 Sentinels is supposed to be an incredible visual novel, with light gameplay elements too.
  15. Disco Elysium

    Just got to day two (noon). Man, this game is excellent. There's nothing more satisfying than passing a skill check that you've got a 40% chance of succeeding. The dialogue is really superb, with a couple of interactions really sticking out (Cuno and the racist Union bloke). The one downside is the small font on the sub-menu's. I feel like there's a lot to the game that I'm missing out on because of that.
  16. Formula 1: 2021 Season

    That race was so good. I'm still thinking about it! It's a real shame Imola is three weeks away. With overtaking so hard there, I really feel like Red Bull need to qualify 1-2 and just control the race from there. The cars seemed closely matched in Bahrain but Max was consistently faster in S2; I imagine they'll maintain a small advantage in those kinds of corners throughout the early races.
  17. Axiom Verge 2 (2021)

    @Ronnie It's closer to Super Metroid. It's an absolutely superb game imo.
  18. General Switch Discussion

    From the Bloomberg reports and other reports around what chipset they'll be using (which come from reliable insiders such as NateDrake over at Era), then we know it's a big increase. The performance of any console is ultimately dependent on three things: CPU (framerates, AI), RAM (textures, loading, although the latter is more complicated) and GPU (graphical effects, resolution). Last gen home consoles had very weak CPU's because of the technology available at the time. The available chipsets available for the Switch 2 / Pro should easily outperform Xbox One X / PS4 Pro CPU's and by some margin. The raw GPU power will be closer to XBO / PS4 but DLSS means is a gamechanger and should allow for 4K resolution pretty easily. The huge CPU and DLSS GPU buffs should mean that ports of games from last gen consoles should run at least as well as they did on Xbox One X, if not better It's best not to think of this as a 'Pro' but instead an iterative upgrade. A game like Zelda might run at 30 FPS / 720p-900 docked on the OG Switch, but 60 FPS x 4K should be possible thanks to DLSS technology (which is exclusive to Nvidia btw).
  19. General Switch Discussion

    I imagine this will be the case for 1st party titles until around 2023 or so, at which point the new system will become the baseline model going forward. From what we know, this is a huge increase in power, essentially going from a console much weaker than the XBO / PS4 to a system much more capable than both. In fact, it's probably going to be closer to the One X / PS4 Pro. Fully expecting plenty of 3rd party titles to come to it that won't run on the OG. Would love to see Red Dead 2 and Resident Evil 8.
  20. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Just finished Spiderman: Remastered which I thought was excellent. I've decided to hold off Miles Morales but was wondering what to play next. Thankfully, Disco Elysium comes out next week which I'm really hyped for. I recall it getting a lot of GOTY nods last year so I'm super stoked to finally play it.
  21. Xbox Game Pass (Console & PC)

    Man, I've been enjoying my PS5 but I might have to plug my Xbox One X back in for Yakuza! 3-5 joined Game Pass last month, and with 6 now being added, that's 4 new games for me to play though!
  22. Football Season 2020-21

    I can't see Liverpool and Klopp splitting after this year. They are the perfect match for each other. As tough as this year has been results wise, I honestly think that all the team needs is a mental break (i.e. a proper off-season) and for key players to return. Clear out the likes Origi and Shaqiri / Ox and get a couple of additional players in and before you know it, they'll be back to winning ways.
  23. Tales of Arise (9th September 2021)

    Agreed about Symphonia - it's the only one that really impressed me and got me hooked, despite the cliches. The 60 FPS gameplay certainly helped, but I think it did some cool things with the plot and world building too. I did buy the Vesperia remaster but it was just too slow paced for my liking. I had to stop playing about 15 hours in.
  24. General Switch Discussion

    The 3DS -> New 3DS was a bigger jump than the PS4 -> PS4 Pro. By a considerable margin. Simply based off of the likely chipset and the fact that we know they can't manufacturer the current Mariko chip for much longer , I'm willing to bet that it's going to be much larger than the above jumps anyway. The 80 million install base will still get games as software will be compatible with both devices (like it is in the Apple / Android ecosystem) but it's going to be a good performance increase. 2-4 years down the line they will turn the new model into the base model imo. Anyway, let's just wait and see. With devkits going out, I imagine Digital Foundry will do a speculative video by the end of the month, where they pretty much know the final specs but have to phrase it like speculation (like with Series S). Regarding the whole 'Nintendo don't chase power', that's only true to a certain degree. With N64, GameCube and Switc, they released the powerful piece of hardware they could for their target release price. Even the CPU /GPU combo in the Wii U cost near enough what the PS4's chipset cost Sony. They'll have a manufacturing target price for this new revision (which will certainly replace the current console) and they'll aim to match that as much as possible.
  25. General Switch Discussion

    I actually think it's going to be a fairly good upgrade, a bit like going from the N64 to a Dreamcast (as opposed to N64 -> GC). The original Switch will continue to get support for the next 3-4 years but then the new model will become the 'base' model for software going forward. 4K (via DLSS) and a CPU that easily outperforms what the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X can do is fairly likely. The Switch came out in 2017 with a high end 2015 Tegra chip, so a two year old chip now plus DLSS is going to be great.