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@  d2_s : (13 January 2018 - 04:41 AM) Belated Happy New Year HDTVArcaders!
@  d2_s : (13 January 2018 - 04:48 AM) @B Whether the Switch! is worth it depends on how into Portable gaming you are and how important Nintendo’s IPs are to you IMHO. As novel as it is to have games like Doom or Skyrim on a handheld device, for someone like me-who rarely plays portable-it’s not worth it when those games are better on other platforms. I’d personally wait until the library is more fleshed out and you can get a better price. Only reason I got mine somearly was for Zedla.
@  ermac666 : (27 January 2018 - 11:33 PM) Shadow of the  Colossus remake looks stunning. It's like a brand new game! Just saw the digital foundry ps4 pro first look. I was like, "wow!!!!!". I wasn't expecting it to look that good and different.
@  ermac666 : (27 January 2018 - 11:33 PM) Go check it out guys
@  Brandino : (29 January 2018 - 12:19 AM) What would be awesome is a sequel to SOC... complete with levels and a whole lot more then only the big boss fights.
@  kyle_5_16 : (29 January 2018 - 03:23 PM) that does look pretty legit
@  kyle_5_16 : (29 January 2018 - 03:24 PM) Has anyone been playing the Sea of Thieves beta?
@  TonyDP : (29 January 2018 - 05:36 PM) I've been playing Sea of Thieves. It's fun and shows promise but I think they need more for the final product. I've done a few solo adventures but the game is most fun with 4 players.
@  kyle_5_16 : (29 January 2018 - 05:52 PM) Yeah, I played a couple hours duo with my brother, then another 4-6 as a full 4 man team. The full crew is more fun for sure. I agree the beta is light on content, a lot of just go dig up a chest quests so far, they need a lot more than that for the final game but my fingers are crossed. I'm also hoping for some sort of missions that would require cooperation with other crews, like having to go take down an NPC ship that is difficult alone or something. I dunno, I guess we'll see. So far the other crews have just been either attacking on site or running away, a reason to cooperate would be cool.
@  colonel_j2020 : (29 January 2018 - 06:26 PM) I too have played some of sea of theives beta.  For some reason I can't connect to a group game. No error messages or windows firewall stuff pops up.  I think it would be good with a group of friends though.  I feel they will need to add more content as Tony and Kyle suggested to keep it fresh.
@  d2_s : (30 January 2018 - 07:07 AM) The best thung about Sea of Thieves (all all MS 1st party games for that matter) is that I get it day one with my Gamepass subscription. Don’t think I would have bought it otherwise, seems a but niche to me.
@  d2_s : (30 January 2018 - 07:08 AM) Fat thumbs + iPad once again make me look like an illiterate bastard.
@  TonyDP : (30 January 2018 - 08:06 AM) I'm debating cancelling my pre-order and going the Gamepass route as well. Not wild about another monthly subscription but if I just get 2 or 3 games a year it will pretty much pay for itself.
@  Brandino : (30 January 2018 - 08:17 PM) I would think that randomly generated islands/caves/castles or whatever in Sea Of Thieves would make the game much more enticing.   I can't imagine sailing and merely attacking a few skeletons as fun.  The sailing around in Wind Waker was the worst part of that game... the interesting islands is what made it fun.
@  TonyDP : (31 January 2018 - 06:01 PM) The sailing mechanics are well done. You need to use the map and compass to figure out where to go and manage the length and direction of the sails; I found it one of the coolest parts of the beta quite honestly.
@  d2_s : (02 February 2018 - 03:39 AM) @Tony I did just that. Cancelled my preorder and went the gamepass route.
@  kyle_5_16 : (05 February 2018 - 05:14 PM) considering all first party titles are going gamepass now I think that makes it a pretty decent deal for sure.
@  colonel_j2020 : (09 February 2018 - 08:24 PM) I have a feeling I will use gamepass to play Sea of Thieves.  Paying for that for a month seems a good way to play games like that.
@  Brandino : (17 February 2018 - 02:34 AM) I bought a Switch.... very slick piece of hardware and easy to bring to work to play multiplayer mario kart
@  d2_s : (17 February 2018 - 11:54 PM) The switch is awesome. I just need Nintendo to port over all my favourite WiiU games so I can be rid of it.

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#21 kyle_5_16

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:26 AM

View PostTonyDP, on 02 March 2017 - 07:54 PM, said:

Everything I've read basically says that the system works best in handheld mode, even though it is way too bulky to be truly considered portable. When connected to a TV, the system's limitations quickly become obvious as even Legend of Zelda, their flagship title at launch, has severe framerate dips and the mediocre textures become quite obvious. So you have a portable that is really too big to be a practical portable and a console that is woefully underpowered so any ports are pretty much guaranteed to be inferior.

Well, I am absolutely shocked.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 04:10 AM

I ended up buying a Switch to play Zelda. I wasn't going to get one, but after watching BotW on Twitch for several hours I had to play it.

Not overly impressed by the system itself. It's overpriced, lacks storage and the joy cons (in my opinion) are worthless. The pro controller is a must if you are older than 5, no way I could play zelda without it. It was an extra $100 AUD to get one.

Oh and that hunk of plastic you mount the joy cons on to simulate a traditional controller, it's unusable IMO - way too uncomfortable. The cherry on top is that it's nothing more than a lump of plastic, you can't plug a charge cable into it or anything. You can buy one with a charging function separately for approx' $40 AUD

The price breakdown was:
   Switch $469 AUD
   Zelda $89 AUD
   Pro Controller $100 AUD

Total $648 AUD. To put that price into perspective, I bought a 500GB Xbox One S late last year with Battlefield 1 for $389 AUD.

On the upside, the new Zelda is one of the best games I've played in a very long time and I'm not ashamed to say I bought a switch just to play it. Worth every cent IMO


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

Glad you're enjoying Zelda D2. Switch in its current form isn't for me but who knows, if they get some decent 3rd party portable games that are fun and look cool I may take the plunge one day. I doubt I'd use it much as a console connected to my TV but as an oversized portable the game should look pretty.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 02:41 AM

I hear you Tony, the Switch isn't for me at all, but it was the only way I was going to play that game. If it were just another Zelda game I would have passed, but BotW is one of the most refreshing open world games to come in along while and it won my heart. Only reason I have the system.

If I hadn't gifted my Wii U and its library of fine games to my brother inlaw and nephew, I would have just picked up that version instead. Seeing as I have the system now I'm going to go with it for a while. It has a small footprint while docked and the cabling is clean so at least it doesn't create much clutter.



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:08 PM

Around these parts (Canada) they are making it seem like the Switch is nearly impossible to find and as popular and as hot as the Wii when it was released.  

Talking to my friends and co-workers I have yet to meet anyone who has bought one or even has entertained the thought of getting a system.  

Reading the local sub-reddits it seems like stores are getting only 5 - 10 consoles per week which makes me believe that Nintendo is creating false hype again.  To put it in perspective back in my day when I worked at video game stores with other console releases... we would get closer to 50 consoles per week.  

I definitely am turned off on getting one still since it really seems massively over priced for what you get.   Ideally I would be all in once it's at a price point of half of what they are charging now and preferably it will be modded by then.....
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

I hear you on this.  The hardware and accessories are super expensive.  I might actually pass on playing Zelda since I could never justify buying a wii u either.
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 04:21 PM

Nintendo may be trying to create false hype but I don't think its working. When the Wii was released it dominated the news for weeks and even mainstream outlets would regularly carry stories on it and the shortages and long lines. I've seen none of this with the Switch. I'm sure the Nintendo furries were camped out to get it but once that initial burst came and went buzz about the system has pretty quickly died down. Reminds me a lot of the Wii-U's release so far.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:30 PM

I haven't played a Zelda game since... I think Twilight Princess? Was that the last Gamecube Zelda? I would absolutely love to play them, but I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a Zelda machine, which for me is all Nintendo system's would have been since the Gamecube. Hopefully they get their shit together, but I doubt it :(

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:02 AM

Hopefully they go 3rd party and we can play their games on nice hardware for once.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

d2, maybe they'll follow MS & Sony's example by releasing a "Switch: Beefcake Home Ed." that's more powerful but not mobile. Of course, it's Nintendo, so they'd probably go with a name like "Swii-u Ed." or  "Switch: Woo Ed." or something knuckle-headed like that.
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Posted 02 May 2017 - 08:31 PM

So Ubisoft is making a Mario Raving Rabbids RPG for the Switch... turn based...   at least Nintendo is trying some new things
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