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Old 03-31-19, 01:39 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Looking forward to playing the new Yoshi this weekend - mostly positive reviews.
how is it? as good as Yoshi's Woolly World? better? worse?
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Old 03-31-19, 02:50 PM
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how is it? as good as Yoshi's Woolly World? better? worse?
Played a couple hours, but as Questyen has finished it and said above, I agree that Woolly World is the better game.
It's certainly fun and charming, but I felt a little disconnected while playing. Not sure if it's worth the $60 price tag, but then N games rarely, if ever, get discounted.
Though the main negative for me so far is that the music kinda sucks - very repetitive, kinda lame and rather annoying. But besides that, an overall quality platforming game.
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I grabbed this since I hadn't signed up yet. Looks like you have to still be an active Twitch Prime member after 60 days then you can claim the other 9 months.
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Old 04-01-19, 07:37 AM
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Played a couple hours, but as Questyen has finished it and said above, I agree that Woolly World is the better game.
I'm feeling the same way. I'm really enjoying it, although I'm not quite as bowled over the way I was with Woolly World. It does seem much more couch co-op friendly than the previous game, with the unlimited eggs and the ability to let one person jump while the other just shoots. (My wife was charmed by Woolly World, but platforming isn't her thing, so this will be more fun for us to play together.)

Although I did 100% Woolly World, I'm not sure I'm going to do that this time. There's just waaaaaay too much, between the flowers, red coins, the health challenges, the pups, and the multiple scavenger hunts (with each hunt requiring a different run).
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For anyone playing Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid, a new Patch was just recently released, addressing the issue of not being able to block Low Attacks Online (and Offline).
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Old 04-19-19, 09:23 AM
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....2nd place in Tetris 99 has been the highlight of a really long week

No way in hell I was beating that guy in 1st though, dude was crazy.

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Old 04-19-19, 10:32 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

So Cuphead is up on the Switch now.
I don't have an X1, so I think I'll go for it.
I love the art style, but it does look way tough/unforgiving.
Though I heard this Switch version may have some sort of easy mode.
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Old 04-19-19, 11:45 AM
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Cuphead is gorgeous, I just don't like that it's essentially nothing but boss battles. It's a world I'd actually want to play in.
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Now there is talk of a "kid friendly" Mini Switch and sadly, the other new Switch will not be more powerful than the one that's out now. For the life of me, I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't come out with a powerful console to compete with Microsoft and Sony's systems.

https://nintendowire.com/news/2019/0...-as-this-june/
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Now there is talk of a "kid friendly" Mini Switch and sadly, the other new Switch will not be more powerful than the one that's out now. For the life of me, I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't come out with a powerful console to compete with Microsoft and Sony's systems.

https://nintendowire.com/news/2019/0...-as-this-june/
I wouldn't expect to ever see a dedicated console from Nintendo again. IMO everything from here will be portable. That's their market; especially overseas.
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... For the life of me, I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't come out with a powerful console to compete with Microsoft and Sony's systems.
Then you don't know Nintendo.
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For the life of me, I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't come out with a powerful console to compete with Microsoft and Sony's systems.
Nintendo is better off placing first in their own race rather than placing third in someone else's.
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Old 04-25-19, 08:24 AM
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Now there is talk of a "kid friendly" Mini Switch and sadly, the other new Switch will not be more powerful than the one that's out now. For the life of me, I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't come out with a powerful console to compete with Microsoft and Sony's systems.

https://nintendowire.com/news/2019/0...-as-this-june/
Wait, what? Even an upgraded switch wouldn't be as powerful as the PS4/One. Even if they wanted to spend the money on R&D and manufacturing to compete at that level, that would fracture the userbase. And unlike Sony and Microsoft, they can't really afford for their games division to take a loss.
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I wouldn't expect to ever see a dedicated console from Nintendo again. IMO everything from here will be portable. That's their market; especially overseas.
Being that these game/watch thingies (below) were one of Nintendo's very first electronic devices, they're just sticking to their roots...

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Cuphead is gorgeous, I just don't like that it's essentially nothing but boss battles. It's a world I'd actually want to play in.
Absolutely agree. I love old cartoons and was really excited to play this, but when I bought it and it was so brutally difficult, I was extremely disappointed. Probably the most I've ever been disappointed in a game ever since I was a kid.

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Now there is talk of a "kid friendly" Mini Switch and sadly, the other new Switch will not be more powerful than the one that's out now. For the life of me, I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't come out with a powerful console to compete with Microsoft and Sony's systems.

https://nintendowire.com/news/2019/0...-as-this-june/
I'm not opposed as long as it continues to play all the same software. My kid is almost 12 and pretty good with taking game systems on the go, but I still get nervous when he has such a pricey system out (as opposed to a 2Ds or something). I could see families buying a regular and a kidSwitch to have for home and car if the price is right.
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June 28th is the release date for Super Mario Maker 2
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I think I will get that game digitally. Normally I don't care much and just go for whatever is cheaper, but this game seems perfect for quick play sessions of downloaded levels and changing carts back and forth on the Switch is a bit of a pain.
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I can't imagine getting any game not digitally, as you can get a huge memory card for super cheap.

I did buy a physical copy of Mario Odyssey, but that was because Target had it on sale for $40. Otherwise, it makes no sense to buy physical versions of game, unless you plan to sell them back after you're done.
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I can't imagine getting any game not digitally, as you can get a huge memory card for super cheap.

I did buy a physical copy of Mario Odyssey, but that was because Target had it on sale for $40. Otherwise, it makes no sense to buy physical versions of game, unless you plan to sell them back after you're done.
I know there are a lot of pros and cons with digital vs. physical but Nintendo doesn't have a great track record when it comes to digital content. The digital Wii store is already dead will all of that digital content pretty much locked away. Not only that they arbitrarily changed their digital currency so you can't use wii points on the new system. Not so with the Xbox. I know these things don't seem important now but I still enjoy my old Nintendo systems and games and prefer to be able to do that decades from now with current games. I love Nintendo but I just don't trust them with digital content.
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Well, I can still play all the games I bought off of Wii's virtual store (transferred to the U), so unless the console dies (Nintendo does have a good track record with consoles not dying), the games are still very much playable.
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I can't imagine getting any game not digitally, as you can get a huge memory card for super cheap.

I did buy a physical copy of Mario Odyssey, but that was because Target had it on sale for $40. Otherwise, it makes no sense to buy physical versions of game, unless you plan to sell them back after you're done.
Even though Nintendo games go on sale a lot less often, and the eshop has surprisingly had a ton of sales, there are still way more and usually better sales on physical switch games. All the physical games I own are because of sales. Though I do still have GCU so that's a factor.
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It makes more sense buying mostly physical on Switch to me. Simply for the fact that a lot of the games are on the cards and not all require downloads. The ones that require downloads usually need more space though and the space on the Switch is limited unless you get a micro SD. I download some of the more indie games digitally.
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It makes more sense buying mostly physical on Switch to me. Simply for the fact that a lot of the games are on the cards and not all require downloads. The ones that require downloads usually need more space though and the space on the Switch is limited unless you get a micro SD. I download some of the more indie games digitally.
That's why we buy a micro SD card. Here is a 256 GB Micro SD card for
$32.99 $32.99
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That's why we buy a micro SD card. Here is a 256 GB Micro SD card for $32.99
Iíve got one already (I think itís 200GB), but thatís mainly backup for bigger games that require some memory (Doom, Mortal Kombat 11, etc.) and for eShop games. Downloading everything is obviously going to take up more space faster. Plus the collector in me is going to want physical releases more often than not. At least with Switch the majority of games play off the game cards with little to actually install as opposed to a lot of Xbox One or PS4 releases where they pretty much require big chunks of HD space for a bunch of games.
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