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I kept playing Dragalia only because of the songs. It's so good.

Yeah, it's a great IP. They need to bring the game to Switch. Should make a true console game at somepoint as well. In general they would be wise to leverage their relationship with Cygames.
RIP my fallen brother.



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RIP. Hope he is back soon. What did he bet on?

Seems like they did a small run a while back. I used to have a physical copy before I went 100% digital on Switch.

Newly Vacant Newly Vacant tell me if you met OutrageousFacts OutrageousFacts in the afterlife.
I feel like I asked before but don't recall-was OutrageousFacts an active Nintendo poster? Why did he get banned?
 
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Yeah, it's a great IP. They need to bring the game to Switch. Should make a true console game at somepoint as well. In general they would be wise to leverage their relationship with Cygames.

RIP. Hope he is back soon. What did he bet on?


Seems like they did a small run a while back. I used to have a physical copy before I went 100% digital on Switch.


I feel like I asked before but don't recall-was OutrageousFacts an active Nintendo poster? Why did he get banned?

Posting questionable anime pics
 

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I just finished the 1st No More Heroes and just loved this game, each boss fight were unique and fun.

I especially loved the boss fight with Jeane, she is straight up boxer and love how she dodges my attacks Hajime no Ippo style.

I also surprised that just like Drakengard/Nier you need to get all weapons to get the true boss/ending.
 
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I feel like I asked before but don't recall-was OutrageousFacts an active Nintendo poster? Why did he get banned?

He went on a weird rant about lolis and shit, it was uncomfortable and was deemed too risqué and moderation didn't want Chris Hansen to get involved. Dude was a great Nintendo poster, a bit negative overall but a total bro.
 

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I'm really interested in where the story goes for Age of Calamity given what the demo had in it, been watching a few video's and theirs some things I hadn't noticed until pointed out. I'm kind of afraid of the ending just being a good version where everybody lives happily ever after due to time travel shenanigans, which I hope doesn't happen but when they have a time traveling egg and 2 champions on each of the divine beasts it's hard not to be worried.

Either way, I hope someone does a decent Game Sin video on it.
 
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I'm really interested in where the story goes for Age of Calamity given what the demo had in it, been watching a few video's and theirs some things I hadn't noticed until pointed out. I'm kind of afraid of the ending just being a good version where everybody lives happily ever after due to time travel shenanigans, which I hope doesn't happen but when they have a time traveling egg and 2 champions on each of the divine beasts it's hard not to be worried.

Either way, I hope someone does a decent Game Sin video on it.

You know, after thinking about it a bit I might be okay with an “alternate history” sort of take on the events that preceded Breath of the Wild.

We basically know all we need to know about the events that led to the game itself because of the recovered memories. Retreading that ground with some generous filler mixed in to pad it out for musou game length would almost be a waste, really.

We’ve got BotW2 coming for expanding on that story in a meaningful way. A what-if scenario, supervised by Nintendo, isn’t really a bad route for this game to take. Plus it lets them really fill out the roster.
 

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Probably a dumb question, but if the Switch is in Sleep mode...it still consumes battery right? Just really slowly?

Had my Lite in a drawer, full charge and hadn't used it for a month. Went to fire it up today and it was just dead. Was worried I had a battery problem, but pretty sure I had it in Sleep Mode.
 
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Probably a dumb question, but if the Switch is in Sleep mode...it still consumes battery right? Just really slowly?

Had my Lite in a drawer, full charge and hadn't used it for a month. Went to fire it up today and it was just dead. Was worried I had a battery problem, but pretty sure I had it in Sleep Mode.

Yeah I think it’s still using some juice, hence the super-fast start up.
 
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So just ‘finished’ the second area, going back in to complete it and do the challenges. Mario + Rabbids is sex on a stick.
 
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Question - Will Nintendo ruin their holiday switch Sales BY announcement new Switch model ?

No. Even if they announced it I don't think it would make much of a difference. If there is a Switch Pro model then it's obviously aimed more at the core audience that cares about that sort of stuff, the Switch has long entered the big casual wave that'll carry it across the 100 million unit mark and those people are more interested in getting a Switch model at a cheap price.
 

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Question - Will Nintendo ruin their holiday switch Sales BY announcement new Switch model ?
Look for that in a January Direct if they're launching in Spring, a July direct if they're launching in Fall, etc. Basically, I don't expect them to want more than three months lead time with their announcement. It worked for the Switch, and they won't want to fix what's not broken IMO. *shrug*
 

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Look for that in a January Direct if they're launching in Spring, a July direct if they're launching in Fall, etc. Basically, I don't expect them to want more than three months lead time with their announcement. It worked for the Switch, and they won't want to fix what's not broken IMO. *shrug*
They did that for the Switch Lite and the Switch and joy-con revisions as well, in Summer of '19. I really think they want to hold those kind of things until they're close/imminent.
 

Evangelion Unit-01

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I don’t see a hardware revision being released before April. It’ll likely be around a month from announcement to release.

I imagine we see either Metroid Prime Trilogy or a 2D Metroid next year. Not both. If they’re really feeling crazy they might even mention Metroid’s 35th anniversary. The Wii hybrid emulator they used for Galaxy is probably the vehicle for Metroid-rendering via emulation with main code and changes for analog control running natively. I imagine they planned to release it with Prime 4 but who knows how far away that game is.

Mostly looking forward to Zelda. Hoping for ports of the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS titles.
 

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I don’t see a hardware revision being released before April. It’ll likely be around a month from announcement to release.

I imagine we see either Metroid Prime Trilogy or a 2D Metroid next year. Not both. If they’re really feeling crazy they might even mention Metroid’s 35th anniversary. The Wii hybrid emulator they used for Galaxy is probably the vehicle for Metroid-rendering via emulation with main code and changes for analog control running natively. I imagine they planned to release it with Prime 4 but who knows how far away that game is.

Mostly looking forward to Zelda. Hoping for ports of the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS titles.

They did release the first Prime game and Metroid Fusion on the same day all those years ago. It wouldn’t really be beyond belief for them to release Prime Trilogy and a new 2D game in the same year. Especially if Prime Trilogy has been done for ages like people keep saying it’s been.
 

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They did release the first Prime game and Metroid Fusion on the same day all those years ago. It wouldn’t really be beyond belief for them to release Prime Trilogy and a new 2D game in the same year. Especially if Prime Trilogy has been done for ages like people keep saying it’s been.
Ha! It’s funny, I was thinking of Prime + Fusion but didn’t want to say it out loud because there is a good chance that disappointment would follow.
 

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Birdo Birdo How are you enjoying the switch?

I only have two complaints. The backlog is expensive (Most first-party games still full price), and I REALLY need to buy a Pro Controller.

I thought using the joycons in the grip would be okay, but man, they make my hands ache. Too small for me.

I'll be able to get one next week (With some more games too).
 

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It's one of the few enemies that took me more than one try, but I can't remember much about it. I do remember clearing the room out first though. If you ever turned on the Pro mode or whatever its called, you should have levels saved up if you've been doing quests. I used Dunban a lot, might have used him on this fight.
I finally beat it! Cleared the room on the right first and then killed it, it was pretty easy like that.

Now I can finally continue enjoying the game. So far is pretty good, it's my first JRPG ever.
 
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Ha! It’s funny, I was thinking of Prime + Fusion but didn’t want to say it out loud because there is a good chance that disappointment would follow.

It was 11/17 (Prime) and 11/18 (Fusion), but yeah it’s amazing since there hadn’t been a Metroid game since Super and then there were two at once. It was my introduction to the series outside of Samus being in Smash Bros, can’t imagine how it must have felt for a long time fan of the series.

I will also maintain that issue of Nintendo Power remains the best one to this day. November 2002 issue # 162.
 
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It's got a great community that will be happy to help you out if you need it. It's quite an undertaking for a first JRPG.
Gotta be honest, the system is pretty complex for a person that has never played JRPG's. But since I'm on casual mode, it's more or less ok and not frustrating. I plan on picking up Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in the future, hope it has some kind of casual mode.
 
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Gotta be honest, the system is pretty complex for a person that has never played JRPG's. But since I'm on casual mode, it's more or less ok and not frustrating. I plan on picking up Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in the future, hope it has some kind of casual mode.
What games have you played? People keep saying things are complex in XC2 but I never even read much into the combat and I had no problem beating the game.
 
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Gotta be honest, the system is pretty complex for a person that has never played JRPG's. But since I'm on casual mode, it's more or less ok and not frustrating. I plan on picking up Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in the future, hope it has some kind of casual mode.
I think they added an easy mode to it. If you think the first one is complex, 2 just stacks more stuff on throughout the game, haha.
 
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What games have you played? People keep saying things are complex in XC2 but I never even read much into the combat and I had no problem beating the game.
Actually I've never played JRPGs before, XC1 is my first.
I think they added an easy mode to it.
Ok that's goo....

If you think the first one is complex, 2 just stacks more stuff on throughout the game, haha.
... oh fuck
 

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I finished the Switch version of Xenoblade last week. Game is still fucking great, and the remaster is fantastic. The game totally deserved it. Though.... man is it a grind at the end. That didn't change. I think I clocked in at like... 15 hours less than I did the last time, which is alarming in its own right.

Taking a break before I check out the extra story thing or whatever it's called.
 

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It was 11/17 (Prime) and 11/18 (Fusion), but yeah it’s amazing since there hadn’t been a Metroid game since Super and then there were two at once. It was my introduction to the series outside of Samus being in Smash Bros, can’t imagine how it must have felt for a long time fan of the series.

I will also maintain that issue of Nintendo Power remains the best one to this day. November 2002 issue # 162.
Would be a great year to have 2 Metroid releases, BOTW 2, and Zelda 35th Releases all in the same year. We must be close to a new Mario 3D title as well.

I think they added an easy mode to it. If you think the first one is complex, 2 just stacks more stuff on throughout the game, haha.
No kidding. No tutorials to reference either. RoyalLaFlame RoyalLaFlame definitely be ready to understand the elemental burst mechanic, might need to ask/read on it later into the game. I know I did. Fantastic game though.
 
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I only have two complaints. The backlog is expensive (Most first-party games still full price), and I REALLY need to buy a Pro Controller.

I thought using the joycons in the grip would be okay, but man, they make my hands ache. Too small for me.

I'll be able to get one next week (With some more games too).

I don't mind the joycons but the pro controller is honestly hands down the best controller of that type I've ever used - shits all over the xbox controller.
 

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I finished the Switch version of Xenoblade last week. Game is still fucking great, and the remaster is fantastic. The game totally deserved it. Though.... man is it a grind at the end. That didn't change. I think I clocked in at like... 15 hours less than I did the last time, which is alarming in its own right.

Taking a break before I check out the extra story thing or whatever it's called.
I never had to grind, but I also did pretty much every quest. I was quite a few levels higher than the last boss.

Also, Xenoblade appears to be $38 at Best Buy right now for My Best Buy members, which is a steal for it. Everyone go buy it.
 
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I never had to grind, but I also did pretty much every quest. I was quite a few levels higher than the last boss.

Also, Xenoblade appears to be $38 at Best Buy right now for My Best Buy members, which is a steal for it. Everyone go buy it.
It's down to $18 now. Probably a mistake.

Nintendo games hold their value too. My one regret about going digital.
 

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Anybody posted in this thread about the HeartGold/SoulSilver for Switch rumor? It looks like Nintendo renewed the trademark recently and there's a decent chance we may see it appear on Switch.
 

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Holy crap. I hope it's Let's Go Johto!

I wouldn't mind this.

I imagine that would be a different trademark, wouldn't it?

I think so. As multiple outlets have pointed out, they didn't need to renew the specific HeartGold/SoulSilver trademarks for just merchandise or use of the characters. This points to a greater likelihood of the actual games coming back in some form.

Personally, I would be happy with an upscaled and sightly cleaned up version for Switch. It'd be cool if they just remade the games for Switch, but I don't want them making too many improvements to what are already the best Pokemon games ever made.
 

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Yeah, I saw that. Seems like it sold out. Hopefully they let people keep their orders.


I imagine that would be a different trademark, wouldn't it?
Maybe? Maybe it's like a compound of trademarks? Like they trademarked "Pokemon Let's Go" and then they apply the "Gold"/"Silver"? Or something?...

please don't crush my hopes with reason! Haha.
I’m totally in for another Let’s Go. The yellow remake was great albeit a little bit too easy.
I wouldn't mind this.



I think so. As multiple outlets have pointed out, they didn't need to renew the specific HeartGold/SoulSilver trademarks for just merchandise or use of the characters. This points to a greater likelihood of the actual games coming back in some form.

Personally, I would be happy with an upscaled and sightly cleaned up version for Switch. It'd be cool if they just remade the games for Switch, but I don't want them making too many improvements to what are already the best Pokemon games ever made.
I am happy that there seem to be at least some people who also like Let's Go. After all the ridiculous amount of hate Let's Go, Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu have gotten, I thought that basically no one liked those games. But I find them a lot of fun and I really do enjoy the quality of life improvements made there (which many hated, apparently). I do agree that the next Let's Go games could be harder, though.