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Old 03-09-18, 08:01 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I've never even heard of Captain Toad. What sort of a game is it and is it good?
Old 03-09-18, 09:13 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I've never even heard of Captain Toad. What sort of a game is it and is it good?
It's a puzzle game. Try to imagine a platformer where you can't actually jump. You're navigating/exploring a giant box in 360 degrees, trying to get from one point to another by solving little puzzles and avoiding enemies. It's cute and fun.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

As someone who never bought a Wii U, I think all the ports are great. But that said, we're still only a year in to the Switch's life and unexpected massive success, so I think it will take some time for 3rd parties to catch up. That said, I think it's a great system for a lot of the smaller indie or arcade style games outside of big major releases.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
I know the Wii U didn't sell very well, but what about the people who had one? It seems like Nintendo is porting over all the popular games over to the Switch. I have already bought those games one time, I have no interest in buying them again.
On the topic of releasing old games, I wish they were better with linking systems/downloaded contect. I bought Super Metroid on the Wii, but if I wanted to play it on my 3DS or Switch, I'd have to buy it again (possibly twice).
Old 03-09-18, 09:29 AM
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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On the topic of releasing old games, I wish they were better with linking systems/downloaded contect. I bought Super Metroid on the Wii, but if I wanted to play it on my 3DS or Switch, I'd have to buy it again (possibly twice).
That'll probably be true for the Switch, but aside from the fact that Virtual Console is launching alongside their online service in September, we don't know how it'll work yet.
Old 03-09-18, 09:45 AM
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Oh, I didn't even notice VC wasn't out yet. I've only had my Switch a few weeks and it's been all Zelda so far.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by fumanstan
As someone who never bought a Wii U, I think all the ports are great. But that said, we're still only a year in to the Switch's life and unexpected massive success, so I think it will take some time for 3rd parties to catch up. That said, I think it's a great system for a lot of the smaller indie or arcade style games outside of big major releases.
Yeah, its still relatively early into the systemís lifespan. It just celebrated a year a week ago. I think all things considered itís been a really strong year for them. I guess I can see not wanting ports if youíve bought them but really it doesnít seem that different from the launch of other consoles. Basically for a while itís the company and developers still kind of figuring out whatís possible. The ports we're getting are decent at least and not just random crap being dumped on the Switch but ports that the PS4 and One are getting around the same time.
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Yeah, its still relatively early into the systemís lifespan. It just celebrated a year a week ago. I think all things considered itís been a really strong year for them. I guess I can see not wanting ports if youíve bought them but really it doesnít seem that different from the launch of other consoles. Basically for a while itís the company and developers still kind of figuring out whatís possible. The ports we're getting are decent at least and not just random crap being dumped on the Switch but ports that the PS4 and One are getting around the same time.
Wait, did they reveal some new ports that I missed? Otherwise aren't most of the third party ports older games?

Also, this is a similar strategy that the other two companies are using, porting old titles to new systems, sometimes multiple times, mainly because we keep buying them. Like if I buy Hyrule Warriors or Smash, this will be my third time buying them because of the WiiU and 3DS. But the same is true of, say, Shadow of the Collosus.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

The big things yesterday as far as third party ports were South Park: The Fractured But Whole and the Crash N Sane Trilogy.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

And Little Nightmares. And Undertale. And Okami. And Dark Souls.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Volume warning, I present to you, YouTubers/Smash players losing their shit over the reveal...



and why not heres the reveal without the screaming!

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I like Smash but Iím not hardcore about it like a lot of fans. Maybe because I donít play competitively or in tournaments.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I've never even heard of Captain Toad. What sort of a game is it and is it good?

I played a couple of levels on the Wii U but I didn't care for it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

I imagine the same sickos who don't like chocolate peanut butter cups also dislike Captain Toad.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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I imagine the same sickos who don't like chocolate peanut butter cups also dislike Captain Toad.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch


Mario Tennis Aces looks pretty good.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by The Questyen
I imagine the same sickos who don't like chocolate peanut butter cups also dislike Captain Toad.
I don't like chocolate peanut butter cups but I like Captain Toad. I guess I'm the exception.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Originally Posted by Goldberg74
I don't like chocolate peanut butter cups but I like Captain Toad. I guess I'm the exception.
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In other news, Super Smash Bros. for the Switch is part of Best Buy's $10-in-Rewards program if you preorder (same as Odyssey last year).

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

Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lPJCJqpcK8

Mario Tennis Aces looks pretty good.
Yeah looks pretty fun. Iím not huge into normal sports games but usually enjoy these more arcade style versions Nintendo does.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Just bought my switch last night. Got a copy of Mario and Zelda as well as a 2nd dock for 59.99. Not sure how many other Switch specific titles I am really interested in. I like the handheld aspect of it but hope they can put out some more titles that will pique my interest. No interest in playing Skyrim, Dark or any other console based titles on here.

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

Welcome to the club, shea!

Heads up for you and your boy, as well as any other Lego fans :
Best Buy is having a sale on all Lego games for $19.99 ($15.99 with GCU) including the Switch version of Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which (as far as I have read) is the first Switch Lego game that doesn't have performance issues.
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Does anyone know if the 18 sports titles sold well on the Switch? (NBA 2K18, FIFA 18, WWE 2K18) I'm not sure if there were any more sports titles on the Switch this past year. I would love to have mobile version of Madden and NHL to play on the go.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

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Welcome to the club, shea!

Heads up for you and your boy, as well as any other Lego fans :
Best Buy is having a sale on all Lego games for $19.99 ($15.99 with GCU) including the Switch version of Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which (as far as I have read) is the first Switch Lego game that doesn't have performance issues.
Thanks for the heads up! I was actually thinking about getting this title for the PS4 and will likely get it for the PS4 at some point. Any of these multi-console titles will most likely be picked up for the PS4, which is still my preferred console. I want some Nintendo specific titles for my Switch.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Itís that price on all three systems this week. You can also save $1 with the old ďship it...no do store pick up insteadď trick. Canít beat $14.99 for a three month old game.
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Re: Nintendo Switch: Building a New Generation of Hardware from Scratch

Kirby Star Allies is "currently unavailable" at Amazon instead of the pre-order page with 20% off for Prime. I wonder if I missed my chance...I haven't seen this before and it isn't occurring with other Switch titles.

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