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Old 09-30-19, 11:22 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Anyone use an 8bitdo controller? I loved it but recently started playing MM2 and now I notice input lag that I don't get with the pro controller. Anyone have this problem? I might end up getting a the SNES classic controller now.
Did you update the firmware?
Old 10-01-19, 02:22 AM
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Did you update the firmware?
OOoooo...no I didn't. I didn't think about that. Thanks! It's funny I didn't even think about controllers having firmware. I'm still stuck in the old days I guess. Thanks.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Thinking about getting a Switch for the holidays. Any recommended games for kids who play Mario Kart, Ni No Kuni, and Minecraft?
Old 10-21-19, 03:26 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

There are a couple of great exclusive JRPGs for the Switch : Octopath Traveler and Fire Emblem : Three Houses. Neither is exactly Ni No Kuni, but they're both really fun, well done and easy enough for kids to play.

And of course besides Mario Kart 8, you should pick up Smash Bros Ultimate which is hugely popular with the kids. My son and his friends play it all the time.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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There are a couple of great exclusive JRPGs for the Switch : Octopath Traveler and Fire Emblem : Three Houses. Neither is exactly Ni No Kuni, but they're both really fun, well done and easy enough for kids to play.

And of course besides Mario Kart 8, you should pick up Smash Bros Ultimate which is hugely popular with the kids. My son and his friends play it all the time.
Thanks! My kids have played Smash Bros on the Wii, and the others sound like good choices as well.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Thinking about getting a Switch for the holidays. Any recommended games for kids who play Mario Kart, Ni No Kuni, and Minecraft?
Pokemon S&S comes out next month.
Old 10-22-19, 12:24 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Luigi Mansion 3 which comes out next week.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Luigi Mansion 3 which comes out next week.
I am really on the fence about this one. I hated LM2 on the 3DS. Found it nearly unplayable. I'm sure this will control way better but I am waiting on reviews before I spend a voucher on this.
Old 10-22-19, 12:29 PM
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I am really on the fence about this one. I hated LM2 on the 3DS. Found it nearly unplayable. I'm sure this will control way better but I am waiting on reviews before I spend a voucher on this.
Was it bad? I don't recall why but I never picked it up. I have nothing but fond memories of the 1st. I'll be buying 3 at launch day.
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I'm tempted by the extra coins for preordering LM3 but the last time I got tempted by the bonus coins was Mario Tennis, which is one of my biggest switch regrets.
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Was it bad? I don't recall why but I never picked it up. I have nothing but fond memories of the 1st. I'll be buying 3 at launch day.
I thought it was really difficult and not fun. Very hard to control. I never had a GC so I had never played LM1.

Most of the reviews for Dark Moon were pretty positive, but my experience was reflected by Game Spot

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A mostly pleasant game marred by the possibility of moments so frustrating, they threaten to overshadow the entire experience. These missteps are all the more disappointing because the better elements of the game are so charming. You may still want to take up the PolterGust 5000 and explore these haunted houses, but be warned: the things lurking in these dark places aren't likely to scare you, but they may well have you seeing red.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I thought Dark Moon was fine. Kind of repetitive but not bad necessarily.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Luigi Mansion 3 which comes out next week.
And also comes with a $10 reward zone certificate at BB with preorder.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Anyone picking up Ring Fit?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Anyone picking up Ring Fit?
I picked it up but haven't had the chance to play it yet.
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It seems interesting enough for me to give it a buy. I go to the gym regularly, but I have slacked on cardio/abs so maybe this will be a nice little addition for conditioning type workouts.
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Swapped to a Lite so no Ring Fit for me. That being said, I wouldn't be interested even if I were able. I exercise in my basement where there is no setup to use it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Thinking about getting a Switch for the holidays. Any recommended games for kids who play Mario Kart, Ni No Kuni, and Minecraft?
Well, if they like Mario Kart there's Sonic Racing and Crash Team Racing. Also, Dragon's Quest Builders is obviously inspired by Minecraft.
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It seems interesting enough for me to give it a buy. I go to the gym regularly, but I have slacked on cardio/abs so maybe this will be a nice little addition for conditioning type workouts.
I tried it out after work and made it through the first world (about 25-30 minutes counting setup). So far it's awesome. Definitely a good workout at least for someone like me who's only exercise is playing basketball 3 times a week. The ring-con gives way more resistance then I was expecting.
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I am really on the fence about this one. I hated LM2 on the 3DS. Found it nearly unplayable. I'm sure this will control way better but I am waiting on reviews before I spend a voucher on this.
What really? I thought it was awesome. Like the first one but a much bigger map and more variety. In what way was it unplayable? The controls?
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Anyone picking up Ring Fit?
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I tried it out after work and made it through the first world (about 25-30 minutes counting setup). So far it's awesome. Definitely a good workout at least for someone like me who's only exercise is playing basketball 3 times a week. The ring-con gives way more resistance then I was expecting.
I picked it up hoping it will get me motivated to exercise. Just had a newborn so being able to do it indoors while playing a game seems like it's worth the cost of admission.
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I tried it last night, and I made it through the first 2 levels. I was surprised at the challenge of some of it. It actually did get me to sweat. The ring has less resistance than I expected, but it was still decent. I'm actually looking forward to playing it. The setup did take quite a long time.

I was also surprised at the length of the fit battles. That first battle having to do 30 squats? Damn, it's significant.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Pokemon S&S comes out next month.
Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Luigi Mansion 3 which comes out next week.
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Well, if they like Mario Kart there's Sonic Racing and Crash Team Racing. Also, Dragon's Quest Builders is obviously inspired by Minecraft.
Appreciate the suggestions!
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Swapped to a Lite so no Ring Fit for me. That being said, I wouldn't be interested even if I were able. I exercise in my basement where there is no setup to use it.
Hey Noonan, how do you like the Lite? I'm thinking of doing the same for my boys since they only play in handheld mode anyway. Do the Lites have the stick drift issue too?

Thanks
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Hey Noonan, how do you like the Lite? I'm thinking of doing the same for my boys since they only play in handheld mode anyway. Do the Lites have the stick drift issue too?

Thanks
As someone who used my original Switch in handheld mode 90% of the time, it's fantastic. Smaller, lighter, more comfortable to hold...

I've probably put about 150 hours total into gaming on it so far with no drift issue. That number will balloon up quite a bit when Pokemon comes out in a couple weeks.

Edit: I guess I should add that none of the games I've played require any precise stick movement (fighting games, platformers...etc). I'm a RPG player; games which rarely need any movement like that.

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