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Old 08-06-20, 03:54 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Supposedly there is a remastered collection of 3D World, Super Mario 64, and Super Mario Galaxy coming for Mario’s 35th anniversary.
The rumor I saw is 3d World getting its own separate Deluxe version and the collection being 64, Sunshine and the 2 Galaxy games.
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I was finally able to "buy" one on Amazon! In stock Sept 30 and estimated delivery Oct 2nd but I'm hoping as they come in stock they send me one once they get to my spot.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I think part of the problem is these games are too recent. If they want to remaster something pull from the Wii or GameCube catalog. Give us a remastered Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 package for whatever price. They were in SD so bumping them to HD would be a nice upgrade. How about a Metroid Prime Trilogy in the vein of Halo: Anniversary, just a top to bottom gorgeous remake while we wait for 4?

Just slapping a WiiU game in a Switch box and putting a $60 SRP on it is weak sauce in comparison to what every other company has done. (See Decker's informative post)

Mario Kart, Toad, DK, Pikmin, etc, should have been branded as an "In case you missed it" $40 line or something like that.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin

Mario Kart, Toad, DK, Pikmin, etc, should have been branded as an "In case you missed it" $40 line or something like that.
I feel like Nintendo actually used to do that. How much was that Wind Waker HD release a few years ago? I don't recall it being stupid expensive.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Lame. More WiiU shovelware. I get they're trying to make up money they lost on the WiiU but at some point it's time to move on. Miyamoto said Pikmin 4 was almost complete way back in 2015.
I wouldn't call it shovelware. Pikmin 3 was a great fully developed game. If you missed it on the WiiU it's definitely worth to pick up for the switch. Although I bet I would miss the extra screen coming from the WiiU version. That controller was perfect for that game.

*guess I should catch up with the rest of the thread before posting

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Old 08-11-20, 08:00 AM
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Aaahhh it's gonna be here Friday yeah yeah!!!!!! Now what games to buy I bought a bunch for the 3ds and didn't play them. I want to buy one at a time and finish it first before going on to the next. I'll most likely start with the Picross series (s1-s4). About 33 bucks for all four for over 1200 puzzles. I'm interested in the Zumba and Just Dance games and also looking at Animal Crossing and Pokemon.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Very first thing posted in this thread:
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I'm in on release day. I don't think I've ever bought a console or handheld on release day.
Boy that prediction was off by a bit, huh Deb?

Glad you're finally getting one. Those two are great choices. The Super Smash Bros game is a blast as well.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Decker
Very first thing posted in this thread:

Boy that prediction was off by a bit, huh Deb?

Glad you're finally getting one. Those two are great choices. The Super Smash Bros game is a blast as well.
I've been trying to get once since APRIL but so has everyone else. I like SSB but I suck at it and I've bought it before for other systems and don't really play it. Looking for a turn-based RPG for the Switch that's a piece of cake and so easy even I could beat it
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Get Octopath Traveler. It's really great. I think it's pretty easy to beat (no easy mode, but it's easy enough to just grind on) and has tons of charm.

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Thanks I'll check it out!

Here's an idea of my skill level. I had max xp and magic for bravely default and I still couldn't beat some of the side bosses and the final boss (sadly it wasn't unlimited, just max, so I couldn't get more magic or xp until the battle ended) and all classes and weapons and spells. And the switch doesn't have an action replay yet.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I have about 60 games on my Switch's memory card, with room for about 60 more, and about 60 games on my "wish-list" and probably another 60 coming out over the next year or so... gotta do some pruning to make space!
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Aaahhh it's gonna be here Friday yeah yeah!!!!!! Now what games to buy I bought a bunch for the 3ds and didn't play them. I want to buy one at a time and finish it first before going on to the next. I'll most likely start with the Picross series (s1-s4). About 33 bucks for all four for over 1200 puzzles. I'm interested in the Zumba and Just Dance games and also looking at Animal Crossing and Pokemon.
Does not compute, unless you're buying one by one, and if you're going to wait until you finish it, those will last you a while, as will Animal Crossing (which has no end unless you consider getting everything, and even then they've been expanding) or Pokemon.

If you want another farming game and haven't played it before (and don't mind retro graphics) Stardew Valley is also highly acclaimed and laid back. That will also last you a while.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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If you want another farming game and haven't played it before (and don't mind retro graphics) Stardew Valley is also highly acclaimed and laid back. That will also last you a while.
I highly recommend Stardew Valley. My Time at Portia is great too. You can get both Stardew and Portia for around $40 or less. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a fun Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town remake, but it's pricey $49.99.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I'm not finding those two games at 20 each.

My first purchase, Picross 3d clone.
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/voxelgram-switch/
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

While I have a PS4 backlog I'm keeping my Switch to one game at a time mentality to try and curb that from happening. Of course, Nintendo's iron grip on SRP and rare deals helps prevent the backlog from building in the first place.
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On the contrary, I find the constant eshop deals (non first party) to constantly make me reevaluate how promptly I want to purchase something. There are a ton of digital sales on the switch, way more than 3ds ever had.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I'm not finding those two games at 20 each.

My first purchase, Picross 3d clone.
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/voxelgram-switch/
You can get Stardew on digital for $14.99. Portia (physical copy) is on clearance at Best Buy for $19.99. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/my-time...?skuId=6332208
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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You can get Stardew on digital for $14.99. Portia (physical copy) is on clearance at Best Buy for $19.99. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/my-time...?skuId=6332208
Thanks wondering if I should just pay 276 a year for game fly. I'm going to do the 30 day trial. I added octopath first and then animal crossing and both have high availability.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Thanks wondering if I should just pay 276 a year for game fly. I'm going to do the 30 day trial. I added octopath first and then animal crossing and both have high availability.
Games are really long these days. Stardew and Portia probably take 80-100 hours each.
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Octopath Traveler is also a 80+ hour game.
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Depending on how much she plays, she might be better just buying a few games that paying for a year of game fly. At least, she'll get to sample different games with game fly.
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Yeah you're right. Specially if I wait for deals. Gotta research those couple of games tomorrow.
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Just bit the bullet on Portia. The cheap movies are 4 bucks for about two hours so I'll "allow" myself to buy the next game once I've reached cost / 2 hours so 11 hours for Portia (tax). Is Stardew 15 regular price or is that a sale? There's steamdb which shows historical pricing, is there something like that for the eShop and the switch?

Blind buy for me but I don't know general games which include no dying and need no skill or hand eye coordination are a good bet lol

I've been reading and people call the Switch port unpolished, clunky, and slow to load. Was all of that fixed? People call it the best game they can't recommend for those reasons and to get the pc port instead.

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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Is Stardew 15 regular price or is that a sale?
Stardew is usually $15 on digital. I haven't played Portia on Switch. I played it on PS4.
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I'm iffy on getting Portia. It's universal that people play it on the switch because it's that good that they trudge through the issues. Specially if there's a good pc port. I got civ vi on pc for free should play some see if I like it and get the switch version which is 15 for portability.

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