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#1776 1 year ago

I just bought a pro controller to use with Smash. I played Melee more than most games, but I don't love the idea of buying another GC controller (or an adapter) to use with a single game. I was looking at alt controllers - like the PowerA version of the pro controller, but ultimately just decided to go with the Pro controller so I don't lose out on the rumble. I've also had some pretty negative experiences with 3rd party controllers in the past.

You're right about spending money on this thing. I would like a second dock, but everything I read suggests that the only safe bet is the official (expensive) nintendo version. Bummer.

#1785 1 year ago

I also have a strong gaming PC. It's cool, and I can't believe the types of things it can do (like VR, etc), but I find myself leaning toward consoles for almost all gaming these days. I use my xbone and switch about 10x more than my gaming PC. I find the experience more enjoyable in general - it allows me to play against friends that are scared away by the entry point of a decent gaming rig, and the experience is pretty seamless. The ability to take the switch on the road is a huge selling point for me. I make a lot of overnight trips to see my family and the in-laws, the ability to bring some really solid games with me is awesome.

#1797 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballerchef:

The only caveat is that you have to own the SS tables of those remakes...as I just found out.
Williams pack 2 is available as well....attack!!

This is worth repeating. The app makes it sound like you get 27 machines for $1. What it really means is that you can unlock 27 'retro' versions of other tables provided you already own them in their original form.

The app is pretty cool, and at least lets you give the machines a play before purchasing, but that sale is disingenuous at best.

#1824 1 year ago

Hollow knight is on sale for $10. I haven't played it yet, but it gets pretty great reviews.

#1845 1 year ago

Agree. I thought I could get by with the pro controller, but playing for a couple of days, I really miss the jump buttons of the GC controller. Jumping is critical in that game, and the transition for me just feels a little too sloppy right now.

#1859 1 year ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

I don’t get it. All the buttons are right next to each other. Why is it harder to move your thumb?
I’ve never quite understood Smash’s controls in general. In order to play OK, I change it so B is jump & Y is attack, as that feels more like traditional action/platformer controls.

The primary attack is the A button. You can quickly roll your thumb to the side to hit the jump button on the GC controller. Those buttons also have a unique shape that's easier to feel. I like that all the buttons have a unique shape, now that I think of it.

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#1897 1 year ago
#1902 1 year ago

Is that... a furry anime pinball game? Talk about niche.

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#1918 1 year ago

I just bought Holycon 6. It was a game that caught my eye a long time ago. It looked really interesting, but just never really wanted to plop down in front of a computer to play it.

Now that it's on switch, I decided to give it a go. So far my experience has been terrible. The game itself seems cool, it's just that (at least the tutorial) is utterly broken. I've restarted 3x. The first couple of times I tried to select a different loadout on the shop I had before entering battle. I was unable to exit that screen, because I guess the tutorial wanted me to do something else (though that wasn't immediately clear). I legitimately needed to exit the game completely, and start over. Yeah, I made the same mistake again, but it was at a different stage. Same thing, start all the way over. The third time I was pretty frustrated, and trying to skip dialogue. In doing so I guess I selected the wrong attack in the first mission, and that again locked everything up.

I guess I'll start again and this time be ultra careful, but it's a little ridiculous to me that a selection outside of what the system wants you to do (even when it's not painfully obvious) completely bricks the game. Between the 1st and 2nd attempt I tried skipping the prologue, but I was pretty lost.

#1919 1 year ago

An update, I did progress through the tutorial. It really wasn't all that helpful, and shorter than I expected. Anyway, seems pretty cool if you're into space strategy. I've been on this for a few hours, and that's pretty darn good for my attention span.

#1924 1 year ago
Quoted from Darscot:

if its an older switch it could increase the value and demand significantly.

Why's that? Are collectors just looking for launch systems, or is it because of some ability to mod?

#1928 1 year ago
Quoted from Deaconblooze:

I just bought Holycon 6. It was a game that caught my eye a long time ago. It looked really interesting, but just never really wanted to plop down in front of a computer to play it.
Now that it's on switch, I decided to give it a go. So far my experience has been terrible. The game itself seems cool, it's just that (at least the tutorial) is utterly broken. I've restarted 3x. The first couple of times I tried to select a different loadout on the shop I had before entering battle. I was unable to exit that screen, because I guess the tutorial wanted me to do something else (though that wasn't immediately clear). I legitimately needed to exit the game completely, and start over. Yeah, I made the same mistake again, but it was at a different stage. Same thing, start all the way over. The third time I was pretty frustrated, and trying to skip dialogue. In doing so I guess I selected the wrong attack in the first mission, and that again locked everything up.
I guess I'll start again and this time be ultra careful, but it's a little ridiculous to me that a selection outside of what the system wants you to do (even when it's not painfully obvious) completely bricks the game. Between the 1st and 2nd attempt I tried skipping the prologue, but I was pretty lost.

I'm glad I stuck with this one, I've been pretty obsessed with it over the last couple of days. The controls would definitively favor PC. There's a lot of moving cursors, and it feels like they could have done better to map some more shortcuts, but it's playable enough.

#1935 1 year ago

The arcade version is really cool. It looks like the home version has taken things in a little different direction. It will be interesting to see. The creators had said for a long time that they did not want to bring it to the home market because so much about the game was the camaraderie that comes from playing next to one another. At the same time, the logistics of finding 5 people to play against another 5 people at the arcade is a challenge.

#1967 1 year ago

Deal running on the switch right now, normal price (300) but with a 35 credit to the estore.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/ ... dit/?amp=1

#1968 1 year ago

Wow, I guess I'm bad at Tetris.

Can anyone give a quick explanation of the 4 r-stick modes?

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#2253 11 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

There are 100 levels (maybe more) in the "Story mode", and even if you don't build any - if you are online, there will just be unlimited levels to play that other people are making.
Also, I forget if this was mentioned in this thread. But if you have Twitch Prime (free with Amazon Prime), you can get a FREE year of Nintendo Online...it works even if you're paying for it already, it just stacks onto your subscription.
Even if you don't have any online games, it allows you to download & play the NES games and Tetris 99 for free.
amazon.com link »

Thanks - didn't know about this. I just added 3 months to my sub without about 3 clicks.

#2260 11 months ago

Every time I play a "'regular" Mega Man game, I realize how much more I like the wall jump ability in Mega Man X. I did buy 11 from Target with their 30% off deal, though.

I've been playing Celeste. That game is really fun. I loved Super Meat Boy, and this provides a similarly difficult challenge. I don't know if I'll ever see the end, which is a shame, because the story is pretty interesting.

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#2276 10 months ago

I was sort of surprised Nintendo released the Switch in the first place. They do well in portables, and I thought that would cannibalize a lot of those sales. I'm not sure if it has or not, but I sold my 3DS when I got the switch. I think the 3DS is inferior in practically every way.

I'm a little more confused now at this move. Perhaps they didn't see the sales increase on the Switch to makeup for the slowing of the 3DS, so they're trying to bridge that gap. That's the only way I think this makes sense. And it's still not THAT portable..

#2280 10 months ago

I was baffled when I bought my 3DS and it didn't even come with a charger.

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#2351 8 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I've only played SNES games on an emulator.

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#2352 8 months ago

I've been waiting for this. SNES was the most prominent system of my childhood. I have an SN30 controller, but I haven't had luck in getting it to connect yet (any tips?).

I've seriously considered selling off most of my classic games. They can be emulated in most cases, and there's even new hardware that will allow you to play over HDMI, and with a with a single cartridge (Super NT, SD2SNES). I think I may do that just to preserve as much of the experience as possible, without having to hold onto a huge CRT and a pricey collection of games.

At the same time, even on twitchy games it's hard for me to really notice the difference when properly emulated.

#2354 8 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

Snes, Megadrive, all the 16 bits era you can sell them for sure. The later generations Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2 mostly have terrible emulations still. I made the mistake of selling these games years ago thinking that emulation would improve and I still hate myself for that.

Yep. Amazing how there's such trouble emulating hardware from 20 years ago.

I don't really own all that much from that era. The stuff I do, I'm not really all that attached to. Most of that 3d era stuff just doesn't hold up as well as the 8bit and 16bit stuff.

One of the things that makes me hang onto the CRT is my intellivision collection. Another big one from my childhood, but I also don't have much desire to play. It will be cool to show the kids on an occasional rainy weekend, but otherwise I don't see myself playing them. The trouble is, the controllers are pretty unique.. maybe a numpad would work, but without those sleeves some games may be tough to play.

#2368 8 months ago

I was really jacked about this. I got into it, and didn't feel like starting anything since I have a save state of anything I'd want to play on another device, or the actual console.

I need to figure out where I'm playing classic games, and commit..

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#2432 8 months ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

I believe the Switch was specifically made for Dads with newborns....LOL.... You can play a Switch with a kid passed out in your lap... or so I am told.

Can confirm.

#2435 8 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Thanks, I'm super hyped!!!! ...and if I can take little Switch breaks, cool....if not, cool. "Raising Kid" is my new AAA game!

You'll have time. There's intervals with newborns... really busy for 15 minutes, then 1.5 hours of naps.

My brother picked up a Switch for me while I was in the hospital with my twins (he didn't buy it for me, just helped me attain one while I was unavoidably detained).

I played through a lot of Zelda while they slept and I was off of work. I probably ended up depriving myself of more sleep than I should have, but it made me realize what a perfect system it is for someone like me. I could easily bring it into bed while I was 'on the clock' and my wife slept.

#2446 8 months ago

I need to distract my kids for a couple of hours tonight while my wife works. I think the goose game may be the perfect solution...

#2448 8 months ago

I have a 5 year old and two 2.5 year olds. I play some games with them on occasion, but it's a true test of patience for me. It can be fun for short periods of time... but something like this seems like it would keep them entertained even if I'm the only one on the controls.

#2451 8 months ago

Nice! I have that game but didnt know that. I'll give it a shot.

#2457 8 months ago

I did buy and play the goose game with the kids tonight. Worth it for the laughs alone (my 5 year old daughter was hyperventilating), but I don't think it would hold up much if I were playing on my own. The controls are a little tough... the damn goose doesn't want to track in one direction very well. I found myself picking up and dropping things consecutively while trying to work through some time-sensitive stuff since there's some delay from button press to action.

Fun, but felt a little monotonous after the first section. Get these items.. bug the shit out of this guy.. All good fun, but more like $5 fun than $15 fun.

Overall.... tomorrow I'm going to try and convince my kids to play some Mario kart, but I'm guessing there will be chants of "sil-ly goose! sil-ly goose! sil-ly goose!"

#2466 8 months ago
Quoted from MikeS:

Finally picked up Cuphead as it's currently on sale for $16 in the Nintendo store. The game is tough but my 5 year old and I are having a blast playing it in co-op mode! I think this is one of the best and most addictive games on the Switch and seems like a bargain compared to full price games.

Your 5 year old is clearly more coordinated than mine.

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#2592 6 months ago

What grips are people using for portable mode? The angle of the buttons annoy me, and I play in that mode more often. I think it's time to grab something, but there are a ton of options..

#2602 6 months ago

"Black Friday" to me means online deals. If I can't get it online, I'm not getting it. There's a zero percent chance I'm waiting in line on the most glutenous holiday of the year to get a shitty version of a TV I didn't need for $20 off. I do feel like you can get some pretty decent video game deals online during that time, so at least wait until after that to buy anything, at least one of the switch consoles will still be available if you get in a pinch.

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#2675 6 months ago
Quoted from Gov:

Dead Cells is amazing.

I think it's a must. I can't play it in joycon portable mode, but I did flip out the kickstand and use a pro controller over the weekend at my family's. It's perfect for that.

Anyone have any other recommendations from the "roguelite" type?

#2678 6 months ago

I do have Hollow Knight, but haven't really gotten to it yet.

#2699 5 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I've owned my copy for about a year now. I haven't given it earnest gameplay, but it's also a game that I don't find myself wanting to load up either. I can't be the only one, right. What am I missing out on?

I'm in pretty much the same boat. I own it, got through some worlds. It's fine. I just don't find the 3d Mario controls all that fun. My favorite Mario game has always been, and I think probably will always be, Super Mario World. It's the pinnacle of Mario for me.

While I own and like the new 2d Marios, those also just don't seem to have the same feel as World to me.

#2704 5 months ago

I had a good bunch of physical games. I put all the cartridges in a single case to make carrying them around easier. Now I can't find that case. Total bummer, and I really hope it turns up so I don't have to replace them. For now I guess I'll just play the digitals until I get a real chance to tear the house apart, but shit.

#2707 5 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I've got a few games I can lend you in the meantime if you want. Just don't lose them

Thanks! I appreciate the offer, but I've got a pretty good collection of digital stuff to keep me busy anyway, just going to bother me to no end until I find them is all.

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#2727 5 months ago
Quoted from northvibe:

totally! I stopped buying games until I complete them.

That's a good policy. If I did that I could probably stop buying games until..... death...

#2736 5 months ago
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#2744 5 months ago
Quoted from Gov:

Nice, I like Halcyon 6.

I really did too, and then it just started stressing me out. I gave up on it abruptly, as it just got to be too overwhelming putting out fires.

Fun for a while though.

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#2819 4 months ago
Quoted from Gov:

Feels a lot like Dead Cells, but from a top down Diablo like perspective.

Thanks for the recommendation, looks pretty cool.

#2855 4 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Awwwww shiiiiiit, huge sale on the eShop! 1000 games on sale thru 1/16 ...tons of stuff on my wish list, lots of it has never been on sale.
I don't have time to play anything right now, but cheap games still excite me...lol

I was under the impression you already owned everything!

Thanks for the heads up. I tend to be a sucker for these types of sales..

#2860 4 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Most likely. It's an AMAZING game...but, it's hardcore. It starts easier, but really ramps up...but man, it is satisfying when you get into a flow and can pass extremely hard levels. On some parts, I definitely died 100's of times before getting through it....but I never got mad at it, the design is that brilliant.

Agree with this 100%. It's really one of my favorite games of the last couple years. I think the best comparison is Super Meat Boy (which I also absolutely love).

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#2923 3 months ago

The golf part of the game is basically the battle system. It's very well done.

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#3008 63 days ago
Quoted from sjf2112:

if anyone is following, i just ordered one on amazon for $299. they were not available for that price this morning.
What's a good price for a second controller and do i need to get the same style as it comes with?
And a good price for Mario Kart?

I would grab a pro controller. Others have had luck with off brand pro-type controllers, but I think most or all of them are missing the rumble feature. Considering every system I've had for the last 10+ years had that, I was afraid to play without it.

If you plan to play party type games with 3+ people, I think 80 is "normal" for another set of joycons. I'd be seriously apprehensive in buying any 3rd party joycon alternatives.

#3010 63 days ago

I was thinking about grabbing animal crossing to play with my young kids (namely my 5 year old daughter) during this lockdown. Instead I decided to play a game that I already own but never really gave a chance - stardew valley.

I have it for PC, and since I have a HTPC on my main TV, I was able to give a controller to my daughter while I play on my laptop next to her. It's great. I very much recommend it, especially if you can get a few laptops in a room and play together on a LAN like we are.

#3045 60 days ago

I use the pro controller for Smash. I played a lot of Melee on the GC. While I really liked the GC controller, I'm not willing to spend money to connect GC to the switch via 3rd party hardware. I think the most common way of doing that was through an 8bitdo adapter. At first I really liked my 8bitdo retro controllers, but they have significant lag. When I'm playing roms, I now use a PS4 controller in bluetooth mode, or an Xbone controller. Supposedly the PS4 controller in BT mode has the lowest lag of any controller, even compared to the same controller in wired mode. Strange, but more info here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLeague/comments/8wvf9u/controller_input_lag_comparison_more_info_in_the/

Anyway, that was a really roundabout way of saying I think the Pro controller is a great option for Smash, and will serve you well in practically any other Switch game.

#3047 59 days ago

Let me know how the PS4 controllers work with the adapters!

#3048 59 days ago

Reading quickly on it, that mayflash seems to be the preferred option anyway, and supposedly retains rumble.

#3100 56 days ago

Overwatch is another option. I don't know what the performance is like on the switch, but that game had some staying power with my friends.

#3106 56 days ago

I've heard good things. Its selling for so much now because everyone is stuck inside living out their own Kubrick movie.

#3126 52 days ago

Is there a matrix or something to show what modes may unlock what characters? I haven't played in a while, but I remember there being some really specific things for unlocks in Melee.

#3137 50 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Might be something that my wife and kids might like. My daughter would like it for sure. I play games to escape real-life things

Take a look at Stardew Valley, too. That's $15, and my daughter and I are able to play on the same copy with the PC version (assuming you have a couple of PCs that can handle a pretty low-demand game). I think up to 4 can play in co-op.

I was going to get AC for a bit of escapism, but decided to dig into my owned games before dropping 60 on something new. I'm glad I did, we're hooked, and I much prefer the sprite 16-bit era art style.

#3144 50 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

someone on twitter just posted that bayonetta I, bayonetta II and cadence of hyrule: crypt of the necrodancer are free to download
links are here (you will need to log into your nintendo account)
https://store.nintendo.com/bayonetta.html
https://store.nintendo.com/bayonetta-2-download-code.html
https://store.nintendo.com/cadence-of-hyrule-crypt-of-the-necrodancer-featuring-the-legend-of-zelda.html

Looks like it was probably an error:

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#3179 41 days ago

No, I think Mario Party requires you to play with just 1 joycon, annoyingly.

#3182 41 days ago
Quoted from Gov:

A great alternative to the Pro controller is the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro Plus. It is a fantastic controller with software to customize a lot of the buttons and even add turbo functionality. Best 3rd party controller I have ever used and has a fantastic dpad on it for Mario Maker and other 2D platformers.
amazon.com link »

I've had an SN30 and an SN30 Pro, and I have to say the lag for me is pretty noticeable on certain games (super mario world is usually my test). I actually returned the SN30 Pro.

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#3203 31 days ago
Quoted from timtim:

I have no idea why I waited so long to get a flip grip. So worth 12 bucks[quoted image]

Looks perfect for pinball. Do you have a link for that?

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