V. Amoleo

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About V. Amoleo

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    N-Europe Forum Aficionado
  • Birthday 06/07/90

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    West Midlands, UK
  • Occupation
    Software Developer


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    Switch, Wii U, New 3DS XL, New 3DS, 2DS, 3DS XL, 3DS, Wii, DSi XL, DSi, DS Lite, DS, GBA SP, Gamecube, GBC, SNES, NES
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    Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, PC, PlayStation TV, PlayStation Vita, iPhone XS Max, iPad Pro 12.9
  • Favourite Game?
    Super Metroid
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    Samus Aran
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  • Switch Friend Code
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    Via PM
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    Valad Amolen
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  1. But that's really not the best way to go about it. Surely hobbling the systems main feature of being a portable that can be played anywhere by tethering it to a good internet connection is a bad thing. We're about to get a Doom Eternal port, it's not like with hard work and some compromises it's not possible to port current games. I'd rather have some graphical compromises than a tethered streaming rental.
  2. So who is actually running the servers behind these games? Is it Nintendo or the publishers? Either way I am not cool with this trend. Yeah you could say "then just don't buy it" but they're actively stopping development of native ports by their very existence. What if Bethesda or ID had gone "Nah, let's just stream the game" for Skyrim or Doom? No more playing them outside and there are much better options than the Switch when it comes to playing docked for these games. The new Monster Hunter game is running on the newer RE engine so I was really hoping for a RE2/RE3 port, but that's gone now.
  3. Wasn't expecting this at all. I guess they chose this over the DS remake because it'd be awkward to release that version on the Switch with it's screen/button setup. Hate to say this but I really wish they'd done a 3D All Stars on this and released this Famicom port with Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance from the GameCube. The cost to pick that game up is through the roof!
  4. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    So I've been playing this all weekend and I can still say I'm enjoying it. Made a track across three rooms and as long as I was in the middle room I had no connection problems. This is with solid interior walls, so if you've got stud walls you could probably get even more distance out of it. The battery life is great! I've not played with an RC car for a while but I don't remember them ever lasting this long. It travelled over hard floors, carpets, a thin rug and carpet door cover strips with ease, even on 50cc. Your mileage may vary but I ended up smashing into the gates more than the cats did, so having pets is not a dead stop to getting this. I did have to stop playing before I wanted to though as the cats were getting way too hyped up from chasing it. I really like how the different cups change the environment that you race in. The gates gain a new look and different obstacles, the screen gets an overlay effect (e.g. underwater) and the handling changes. I don't know why but I wasn't even expecting to see cups like in a standard Mario Kart game. There are a few things I'd like changed (or more like three things I'd like polished and one I'd like changed): I accidentally made a track with a hairpin corner so tight I had to stop and reverse to get around it. It'd be nice to have a warning after you've done this to confirm you actually want to do that. It'd be nice to use the gates to make a point to point race. I'm guessing at the moment it's not possible because the track could end up being very short but the option to do it would be nice. You can't take screenshots or video while playing the game. I'm guessing this is a Nintendo being over cautious thing because of the camera but let it be a toggle option in the settings or something. This is why I've not included any footage in this post. The virtual racers are completely unaffected by real world obstacles. I'm not sure if this is even changeable with the hardware inside the kart, but it leads to frustration so I've got to mention it. When I said that I made a corner too tight, it wasn't too tight for the virtual racers who just glided through my sofa and chair. It also means that sometimes you'll run into things because you're following close behind a virtual racer that you fail to see they've passed through a real object.
  5. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    So I managed to get one from Argos. It’s so much fun to play but it will very much depend on the space you’ve got. So many gameplay elements straight from Mario Kart. One thing to watch for is drifting though. Obviously it’s different because it’s a physical kart so you have to ‘forget’ how you drift in Mario Kart to get the hang of it. Also there’s no holding items behind you, I wonder if that’s because in two player there’d be no visible clue that the person was defending? My two cats love chasing Mario as he drives around.
  6. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    Against my best judgement I took a chance on Base and they have let me down. They let me know today at 3:30pm, so I can't even find somewhere to get it delivered for tomorrow now.
  7. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    This looks so cool. I can't wait to get it. That track builder though! Nakes me want Mario Kart Maker so that people can enjoy it without needing the space and the gubbins.
  8. Rocket League

    https://support.rocketleague.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041075973-How-do-I-Play-Rocket-League-in-Split-Screen-on-Nintendo-Switch- So currently split screen has been removed from the Switch version. This isn't cool when it was one of the features it was advertised with before I paid money for it. Is it bad I'd have rather they renamed it Rocket League 2 and made that free to play while leaving the existing paid one as is?
  9. My Nintendo ( Club Nintendo Successor )

    Can get Mario 35th Anniversary Splatfest keychains now using platinum points but at £8 delivery. Is anybody going to bother? https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/3b53e0f5bc3defc7
  10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (It's a out now)

    I wonder what Galaxy is like when compared to the ones released in China for the NVIDIA Shield. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-super-mario-galaxy-hands-on-with-tegra-x1s-wii-emulator
  11. 3DS eShop Thread

    https://delistedgames.com/rodea-the-sky-soldier-leaving-3ds-wii-u-eshop-september-30th/ Just a warning that Rodea is about to be delisted. So is Etrian Mystery Dungeon. Actually worth keeping an eye on that website I’ve linked to. I only discovered it through Forza Horizon 3 being delisted.
  12. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (16th October)

    I almost ordered both sets before realising that to play multiplayer you'd need two Switches as well! It looks very cool but part of the fun of Mario Kart is the multiplayer.
  13. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    At least those of us who supported them during the Wii U era have got Star Fox Zero, right guys? Edit: For clarification now that I've calmed down, I'm not annoyed with them porting these great games to the Switch so more people can play them. Just that, for us (and I guess that's most of us here), these are re-hashes sold at full retail price. It leaves a sour taste.
  14. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    Pikmin 3 was great on the Wii U but it was really well suited to the two screen setup. Action on screen controlled using Wiimote for pointer controls and then the map on the gamepad. It was really fun. They're quick to mention what's new but this is one of those occasions when we've lost stuff too.
  15. Yeah all fine now. They fixed it within 48 hours. So it was a good CS experience.