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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:54 
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I'm thinking about getting one of those lite thingies for my train commute. A few questions.

1) Should I just get a second hand normal switch instead? Bit bulkier for dropping in the bag, but not much heavier as far as I can tell.
b) I'll be using it on dodgy train wifi, so anything online is a no-go I expect, i'm assuming offline play is totally whizzo.
iii) The last Nintendo console I had was a GameCube (which was also my first Nintendo console), so assuming I have no rose tinted glasses or attachment to previous IP, what games should I be looking at? I enjoyed Mario Kart on the GC but I assume it won't be amazing single player offline, same for Smash Bros. I'm considering some sort of Zelda shit, or Skyrim, as I haven't played that yet.
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:59 
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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:16 
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Second hand Switches on ebay seem ridiculously expensive, I think I would prefer to get a new Lite, rather than paying £50 more for a secondhand Switch. Especially as it will never be plugged into a TV.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:37 
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Trooper wrote:
Second hand Switches on ebay seem ridiculously expensive, I think I would prefer to get a new Lite, rather than paying £50 more for a secondhand Switch. Especially as it will never be plugged into a TV.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Trooper wrote:
Second hand Switches on ebay seem ridiculously expensive, I think I would prefer to get a new Lite, rather than paying £50 more for a secondhand Switch. Especially as it will never be plugged into a TV.


Are you sure though? I use mine in handheld mode for 90% of the time but it is nice to plug it into a proper TV sometimes and experience the games on the big screen.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 17:05 
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TheVision wrote:
Trooper wrote:
Second hand Switches on ebay seem ridiculously expensive, I think I would prefer to get a new Lite, rather than paying £50 more for a secondhand Switch. Especially as it will never be plugged into a TV.


Are you sure though? I use mine in handheld mode for 90% of the time but it is nice to plug it into a proper TV sometimes and experience the games on the big screen.


We use ours almost exclusively on the TV and only handheld when we’ve been away visiting family a few days to play a few moments before sleep.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 17:08 
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I almost never use handheld mode.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 17:33 
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I think I've mentioned this before but I expected to use mine docked for the most part but 95% of the time play handheld.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:51 
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I think it is here about 30% handheld and 70 % docked... we did take it with us on holiday... my daughter getting about 200 moons in odyssey while in england

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 16:09 
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Link's Awakening is glorious.

I'm fed up with modern TRIPLE AAA games and their open world, always online, microtransaction, loot box, friends integration infested bullshit.

So it's a modern remake of a Gameboy game from 1993. In my book this is a good thing.

Give me a well curated, single player experience game, with a start, a middle, and an end, and I'm happy.

Yeah it's £50, but £50 very well spent IMO, and at least there are no 'opportunities' for the player to exercise 'player choice' to buy a load of extra shit that was stripped out of the game to sell to us for extra money.

Marvellous stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 16:46 
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Has there ever been any talk of Geometry Wars being remade for the Switch? Fond memories of GW2 Retro Evolved on XBLA, would love to get some of that action on the Switch.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 17:11 
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Has there ever been any talk of Geometry Wars being remade for the Switch? Fond memories of GW2 Retro Evolved on XBLA, would love to get some of that action on the Switch.


It's on backwards compat for the XB1.

If you've got an XB1, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
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Yep just checked deffo there.

No good if you want to play it mobile though, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 17:28 
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I do not have an XB1. Cheers, though.

Apparently there's a similar game called Debris Infinity on the Switch that is supposedly pretty good, but it has no Pacifism mode and is therefore worthless.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 18:43 
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Assault Android Cactus is on Switch and it's fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:25 
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Hearthly wrote:
Link's Awakening is glorious.

I'm fed up with modern TRIPLE AAA games and their open world, always online, microtransaction, loot box, friends integration infested bullshit.

So it's a modern remake of a Gameboy game from 1993. In my book this is a good thing.

Give me a well curated, single player experience game, with a start, a middle, and an end, and I'm happy.

Yeah it's £50, but £50 very well spent IMO, and at least there are no 'opportunities' for the player to exercise 'player choice' to buy a load of extra shit that was stripped out of the game to sell to us for extra money.

Marvellous stuff.


I never finished Link's Awakening on my OG Gameboy and always wanted to return to it and finish it off. I do have very fond memories of it and am looking forward to getting a Switch at some point and playing this.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:13 
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It's magnificent, every single inch of it is hand-built to perfection. I never played the original but having watched a load of reviews, they have added some quality of life improvements that sound quite significant to me, such as using the extra buttons on the Switch controller to mean that your shield and sword are always equipped and accessible with a button, to massively reduce the time spent fiddling around in your inventory swapping stuff around.

The graphics are endlessly joyful to behold, and the whole game has a lovely, gentle, whimsical sense of humour about it that I really enjoy.

Add in a splendid soundtrack and the whole package is simply a pleasure to experience.

Gameplay wise it's not tough (there is an optional 'Hero' mode for those who want more of a challenge), but it's pure fun to play and I'm quite content with solving the interesting puzzles and finding everything in the dungeons.

And it also has (wait for it......):

FULLY FEATURED SAVE FUNCTIONALITY

As in, you can literally save your game (to one of three slots) at ANY POINT and it saves your game at that exact moment in time, and then you can load that game back in later on.

No checkpointing, no waiting for a little swirly icon to show you that the game has been kind enough to save on your behalf, just save and load at will.

The loss of old-fashioned save/load functionality (FOR ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD REASON) is one of the most teeth-grindingly annoying things about modern games IMO, so this is a very welcome feature in my book.

£50 for a remake of a 1993 Gameboy game might look a bit bonkers on paper, but I defy anyone to play this for an hour and still say they think it's too much money.

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 Post subject: Re: Nintendo Switch (formerly "NX")
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 13:28 
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Weirdly excited about this!

Brain Training for the Switch!

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