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Old 08-12-20, 01:01 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

You should really save for Animal Crossing instead. That is a near-infinite time sink. And it's fantastic and addictive, is Switch-exclusive and runs fantastic on the system.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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You should really save for Animal Crossing instead. That is a near-infinite time sink. And it's fantastic and addictive, is Switch-exclusive and runs fantastic on the system.
Oh I'm getting it 100 percent when it's 20 bucks in 6 months I want to try to hit the good games while they're on sale. There has t o no has be a GOOD cheap game out there right now.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

You're kidding yourself. It won't EVER be $20 unless you find a used copy on eBay or something. Nintendo doesn't slash prices for any of their games, let alone their top seller, by far. It probably won't go to even $40 until next MAR10 day. Just bite the bullet on this one. It's worth it and you can play it year round.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Oh I'm getting it 100 percent when it's 20 bucks in 6 months I want to try to hit the good games while they're on sale. There has t o no has be a GOOD cheap game out there right now.
Nintendo first-party games rarely get much of a sale price.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

You should just use your free month of Gamefly to try Animal Crossing and Portia out. I don't think Stardew has a physical version out until November.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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You should just use your free month of Gamefly to try Animal Crossing and Portia out. I don't think Stardew has a physical version out until November.
I've played different versions of ac and love it. I should try portia and octopath.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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You should just use your free month of Gamefly to try Animal Crossing and Portia out. I don't think Stardew has a physical version out until November.
I imagine the wait-list for that game is still huge.

Deb lives in my town. I could loan you my son's physical copy for a week if you want to try it. But you'll want to get it, that I promise you.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I've played different versions of ac and love it. I should try portia and octopath.
Octopath has a pretty meaty three hour demo available

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detai...aveler-switch/
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Octopath has a pretty meaty three hour demo available

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detai...aveler-switch/
Is Portia the one you have? I'm thinking I should just give YOU 20 bucks a month and borrow a couple games at a time you're not using

Forgot about demos. It's done, my first game will be the octopath demo. I will know by the end if it's easy enough for me to get enough play out of it. Even though I wasn't able to kill the final boss in bravely default I got a LOT of play and enjoyment out of it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I don't have Portia. But my point is why spend $20 on a resource management,ccrafting and social game you might be interested in when there is this masterpiece in Animal Crossing New Horizons that won't drop in price, has similar gameplay elements, and is something that you know you will love and play constantly?

Glad you are checking out the Octopath demo. Unlike most this gives you a large chunk of the game, like the opening chapter and you can even bring your progress with you to the full game.
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Old 08-12-20, 02:58 PM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I don't have Portia. But my point is why spend $20 on a resource management,ccrafting and social game you might be interested in when there is this masterpiece in Animal Crossing New Horizons that won't drop in price, has similar gameplay elements, and is something that you know you will love and play constantly?
I agree. If relaxing, non-threatening gaming is your jam, then Animal Crossing it is. I like Portia enough, but the load times (while vastly improved) were atrocious and once AC came out, it went to the backburner. Heck I got Rune Factory right before AC came out and it went on the backburner.

This is assuming you've at least played AC on the 3ds or something so you know what you're getting into.
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AC is great but it is limited in what you can do within a day (unless you time travel via your Switch). So if you want something you can lose a whole day in, AC may not be what you want. Fantastic otherwise.
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I had never played an AC game before and it has sucked me in for a whole lot of hours. I did get the recent Paper Mario and ran through that, but it didn't take too much time (and became a bit monotonous).
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Good point on ac prob not dropping too much in price for a while. I was browsing the demo section and I think I can spend a whole month just on demos
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Yeah I don't know what to buy do I won't buy anything for now except Picross S1

I "bought" MTAP and I'll decide within the next week whether to pick it up or let BB cancel the order. The publisher had it on sale for 10 bucks when they released a new game so they may do that again.

Once I finish Picross S1 I'll go to S2, S3, S4.

I'll do the Just Dance 2020 ($20 if I like it), Octopath and Dragon Quest demos. Any other good demos?

I have my eye out for Civ xi, Skyrim, Animal Crossing.

Gamefly had a 3 month deal of 2 games out at a time for 40 bucks so I went with it, along with the free trial that's 4 months for 10 bucks a month. I usually buy a lot of games and then don't play them so this may be worth it for me even if it saves me not buying just one game in that period.

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

It's here a day early!!!! I'm not gonna lie it took me a minute of turning the controller shell in my hands and looking at the back of the console to figure it out

Edit: You know, I should have just bought this four years ago. It's the same exact price.

I bought the first Picross and I'm enjoying it immensely. It sucks that for the first set amount of days it doesn't tell you how long you played a game (2 weeks I think?).

I downloaded the Just Dance demo and deleted it within ten minutes. HATED IT. Not my kind of game.

Going to blind buy Zumba. $25.xx after tax. But I love Zumba and it's a Zumba-licensed product and it doesn't look like it's a hit a move game like Just Dance. No demo and Gamefly doesn't carry it.

SO GLAD I'm out the $40 for four months of Gamefly, get to test out games before buying. Animal Crossing shipped before Decker posted so that will be my first game to try and I'm pretty much going to try all games before buying.

Enjoying a bit of Puzzle Quest but it's the same game. I may just do the demo over and over when the itch hits. I may pay $5 for it, no more.

Have to find my headphone hack to bluetooth adapter. I bought a case with tempered glass screen cover and wrist straps.

I kind of wish I hadn't bought it because now I just want to play it Just...one...more... puzzle...

Edit Edit: Got Animal Crossing from GF. Didn't save when I thought it would, I didn't restart it. I had played through the toast. I like it but not $60 like it, so I will wait until it's $20 or so.

Here are my buys until now:
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Wrist straps
Just Dance 2020
Just Dance Unlimited
Zumba
Picross S1 (and then S2, S3, S4).
Gamefly through mid-December.

Gonna return Animal Crossing tomorrow and go on to the next. One thing I realized is that GF can help me save money by showing me which games I really don't need right now and I can save the difference in price. Right now I'm going to try to borrow as many games as I can just to test them out vs playing them.

I really liked Fitness Boxing but I liked Just Dance more, so I will start with that one. I had hated Just Dance at first but 1. I realized I was hitting almost everything, not missing it, and got full stars when I thought I sucked. If I ignore the bottom right and focus on the screen I'm good. And also it makes a huge world of difference to have it on bluetooth vs. corded.

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

I know the Switch is still selling like hotcakes, but when do you think Nintendo will release a new system? I would think it would be a couple of years from now considering how popular the Switch is now.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Ring Fit Adventure is finally available from Best Buy. I grabbed a copy.
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That honestly sounds like you didn't give AC enough run (the toast is like before the game even starts) but I guess it doesn't matter much if you're waiting for $20 anyway. If you just wanted Picross I kind of feel like the stylus makes the 3ds versions even better but there are a lot of great games for the switch so I hope you find something you like.

The shortage of switches and of a game like Ring Fit was really surprising to me. Ring fit is pretty simplistic as far as rpgs go but it's fun, a decent workout if you want it and has decent presentation.

I dont think we hear about a switch 2 for a while, at least not until the ps5/Xbox x hype dies down a bit. Just no need to right now. I wouldn't mind a revision though, especially for the freaking joycons which I can't believe they haven't redesigned yet. I'm about to send a set off for a second time, and I might make my kids play only with the pro controller if the game doesn't need joycons. Just way too fragile.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I think there is a Switch Pro in the works.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Ring Fit Adventure is finally available from Best Buy. I grabbed a copy.
Thanks, shipped one to my daughter in Atlanta. My other daughter balked at the thought of exercising with the 109 degree temps today where she is in LA.
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eshop deal:After downloading Coloring Book, you can download those six games for free :And thanks to Decker I'm now 90 bucks poorer. I'm for the ring fit.

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

Experienced my first noticeable amount of drift last night. Didnít really effect when I was playing, but I was using the Joy Cons in the grip to play Smash and noticed the cursor didnít want to sit on a character or map during selection. May need to see if I can send them in for a fix.
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So I don't know why but Gamefly has gift certificates for 3 months that are really really cheap for 2 games out at a time. One part of the website says you can't gift it to a current member and another says you can gift it to yourself and even shows you how. So I bought 4. A whole year of Gamefly 2 out at a time for $158.24, or $13.19 a month. I always use the cost of $4 movie tickets as a basis for entertainment value comparisons, so $2 an hour for the cheapest of entertainment. For $158.24 that'd be 79.12 hours a year or just 13 minutes of playtime a day. I can do that But when you put it into perspective of it's a YEAR of games for the price of THREE... that's half of what their monthly membership costs. I think they meant to put 15% and put 50% instead... may have been using speech to text I'm so tempted to buy another year in case they fix it.
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I did that for literally years. It sure looks like that is not how they want you to use them, but it works fine. I stopped being a member when they pulled the gift certificates from their website. Didn't realize that they brought them back.

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