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  1. Yeah, I agree that having regular controls plus motion controls would be the best way to sell MP Trilogy now. But I also know that emulating games takes less work than remastering. However they do it, Nintendo should definitely get MP Trilogy on Switch prior to MP4, it would be a really smart marketing move. I'm not sure what you mean for Remote Play, but as far as I understand it, Vita can connect via the internet (this is how it works offsite, e.g. from work), or connect directly to the PS4 via a dedicated WiFi adapter on the PS4. Either way, it's using 2.4GHz WiFi and has more flexibility than the Wii U Gamepad. But it's certainly not 100% error prone, I sometimes have trouble at the further areas of my house. It's still way longer range than the Gamepad though. Anyway, the Switch does not have these issues since it does not stream gameplay. I agree about the VC. I don't have a physical library to digitize, but I'd still rather have my handful of classic NES/SNES games (e.g. Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Mario Bros 3) on my Switch than my Wii U and 3DS. And I'll take the N64 games too. Maybe this will finally be the platform that gets me to finish the story in SM64 (I got close on the DS version though). I tried 2 or 3 puzzles online and now that I understand how they work, I can see the appeal. I think I will give Picross Switch a shot. And yeah, I meant 50cc, not 55. I think many gamers are expecting a Smash (and maybe Party) port because of the "smashing" success of MK8D. On the other hand, a release next year could potentially be enough time for a brand new title. We'll see I guess. I don't have any stake in it either way, I can't really get into either series (although Party is closer to winning me over than Smash). I usually own one of each because Nintendo console owners are "supposed to", but I don't play them much. I did get all the way through the Smash Wii story campaign but Wii U dropped that element from the game. For the Wii U adapter, I was talking about the USB adapter that you could get for the Wii U to use Gamepad controllers. It only worked with Smash Bros though. My thought was that since it's a USB adapter, it could work on the Switch with little work, and Nintendo could resell them as Switch accessories and avoid the Wii U association. The whole reason they made that adapter for Wii U was because of the kooky "pro" Smash community though, who are fanatical about Gamecube controllers. I kind of doubt it will happen, but if it does I expect it will be for the next Smash game. I actually skipped the first 2 games but the 3rd, 4th, and Tales from Monkey Island are great. Sadly the 3rd and 4th games are hard to play now because you need a Windows OS compatible with them. I'd love to see those get remastered, but like point and click games I no longer tolerate the "inscrutable puzzle" gameplay so I'd have to use a walkthrough. And that's when I start asking myself, "what's the point, am I really enjoying this?" But I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, the more people enjoying Tim's and Ron's demented humor, the better. So I hope you have a blast with Thimbleweed Park. Maybe I should find a good "let's play" video (without commentary) so I can enjoy the humor without getting frustrated by the gameplay.
  2. What I read was that the people who discovered it did so by using Switches that had never connected to the internet, which is why I said normal Switch owners wouldn't have access. Time will tell if it is accessible to regular users. I didn't know that about Eternal Darkness, that's cool. In terms of Metroid Prime Trilogy, I see a few options. If Nintendo gets Gamecube emulation working, they could sell the VC emulated versions of Metroid Prime 1 & 2, but that would leave out MP3. The second possibility is that they get Wii emulation working, in which case they can sell the Wii version of MP Trilogy in VC (which included MP1&2 remastered for Wii, and the standard version of MP3). The third possibility is that they remaster MP Trilogy from the ground up, making it a Switch native game. I don't think it's possible for the Switch to emulate the Wii U (it's too new and powerful of a system) which is why MK8 had to be remastered. But it could be possible for the Switch to emulate the Gamecube and possibly the Wii. Time will tell. For connectivity, the Vita is different than the Wii U. The Vita uses standard 2.4GHz WiFi to connect to the PS4, so as long as you have a decent WiFi signal, you should be able to connect fine. I only get spotty coverage when I go pretty far. The Wii U Gamepad on the other hand, needs line-of-sight wireless connectivity to the Wii U console, so it is much more finicky than the Vita's WiFi. You have a point about not having enough time to miss the VC. Technically you are correct. At this point I want it more because it will turn the console into a more rounded gaming machine. Much like getting a Netflix app, it will make a good console even better. But honestly I probably wouldn't have time to play any VC games for a while. I have most of what I want on the 3DS anyway, in terms of NES and SNES games. Where the Switch VC is exciting to me is potential N64, Gamecube, and Wii games. That's where I could see it being a really big improvement over classic games on 3DS and Vita. I'll give some nonogram puzzles a try before I make up my mind about Picross. Thanks. I think you're correct, with a crippled browser the Switch is harder to hack. It's just something that makes it more inconvenient for regular users, much like the Vita's proprietary memory cards (which were used to make hacking the Vita harder, and in Sony's case it mostly worked... the Vita is much harder to hack than the PSP). Last night I played another 55CC cup in MK8D, I have about half of them left, then I think it will go on the shelf for me, and mostly come out for multiplayer when my parents and younger siblings visit. We played it last time they visited, with the Pro controller and 2 joy-cons we were able to play 3-player local multiplayer. It was pretty fun. I can't really justify getting more controllers at this point though. It would be cool if Switch ported Smash Bros (as everyone assumes will happen) and then supports the Wii U Gamecube controller adapter that I own and have used like twice. Maybe Switch can support it and use it in more games (on the Wii U it only worked in Smash)? I can dream, right?
  3. I thought I read that you needed firmware 1.0 for it to work? Which no normal Switch gamer would be running. Anyway, I think it's a cool hidden feature either way. Yeah, Wii was wishful thinking for me, just as GC may be wishful thinking for you (and everyone else). Sadly, I think Eternal Darkness may be in licensing limbo regardless of VC features, so we may never see it again. I managed to play through it on the Wii, and I think I still have the game lying around. Honestly a Wii VC isn't very important to me, since I am keeping my Wii U (which is backwards compatible with all Wii games) around for the foreseeable future. But I think a Wii VC would be a good feature for a lot of Switch owners, so I support the idea. Also, I can't deny that some Wii games would be awesome to play in handheld/docked mode. I'd love to take Metroid Prime Trilogy or Super Mario Galaxy to play on my commute or in bed (and sadly, the Wii U Gamepad which theoretically works in other rooms has terrible range/"ability to reach through walls"; I can't even use it in my bathroom that is 15 feet from my TV). I'm not sure what genre I'd call Blaster Master Zero. Wikpedia calls the original a Metroidvania, which is arguably true. The phrase really didn't kick in until Symphony of the Night came out, but I guess it should include games retroactively. I haven't played enough of the game to say either way, but if certain areas are blocked off until you return with an upgrade, then it should qualify IMO. I'm glad to hear the map eventually makes sense... I'll try it again at some point, but honestly I have enough games that it will be a while. I still haven't touched Mario+Rabbids! My goal of finishing the 50cc cups in MK8D first got sidetracked by me spending my weeknights alternating between Kingdom Hearts 2 on PS4 and No More Heroes on Wii U. Hmm, I just realized I'm using 2 consoles to play remastered/backcompat games right now... interesting. Anyway, I'm almost done with NMH, but I should try to spend some time with my Switch every day, even if it's just one cup in MK8D. No, I haven't played any pencil and paper puzzles apart from the occasional crosswords. I did try Sudoku a few times (digital versions though), which I hated. From what I just read on Wikipedia, nonograms looks somewhat similar... now I'll need to consider my purchase more carefully. My old tablet was stuck on Android 4, so I feel your pain somewhat. It did work with Netflix but not the more recent updates to the app, so for example it didn't feature video downloads for offline viewing. Since I have a commute, that defeated the purpose somewhat, and I only used it to watch MP4s I ripped from Blu-rays and DVDs. I finally broke down and bought a newer Android tablet and while I like it, it was probably overkill. Oh well. This is my first time using my Switch to connect to other WiFi signals, so this may be the exception rather than the rule. Visiting friends should always be fine, since they typically use standard WPA2 Personal for WiFi. Apparently the Switch does support 5GHz, which is nice. A lot of laptops don't even support that. I'm not sure how hotels typically work where you travel, but in the USA most hotels use open WiFi that has landing website authentication. Supposedly it does work on Switch but the specific implementation at my work obviously doesn't. I just noticed that the Vita worked fine while the Switch did not, and I can only assume that the web browser is the determining factor there. Hopefully the Switch will get a full browser at some point. The current crippled one seems like a very weird design decision to me. Agreed, Switch game info is always welcome!
  4. The rumor is that this is a next-gen way to honor Iwata through Japanese tradition, and that perhaps Nintendo never intended the hidden game to be discovered. I thought that was pretty cool. Anyway, this does lend credence to the theory that Nintendo will eventually bring out a VC, hopefully including Gamecube and Wii games eventually. I still don't understand exactly when the eShop updates, but I noticed this morning (GMT -5) that SteamWorld Dig 2 was available. Interesting, I didn't think of Blaster Master Zero as a Metroidvania, but I guess it could be considered one. It hasn't managed to pull me in like they typically do though. Unlike most Metroidvanias, I can't really tell how to read the map and where I should go next, etc. I haven't played previous Picross games either, and I think this is a good time to start for me. I thought the same thing. Typically I use my 10" tablet but I've been carpooling to work, and with more cramped conditions (compared to riding a train), I find that watching videos on my phone works better. For comedies and a lot of TV shows, I think the size is fine. For more epic stuff like SW Rebels (Rebels is awesome and anyone who thinks otherwise just plain sucks) and movies a larger size is better. The Switch is in the sweet spot for screen size I think. Also, the cool ability to watch Netflix on your TV, then take the Switch off the dock and keep watching, should not be underestimated. You can do that now with a phone or tablet but you have to launch the app and resume where you left off, it's not a seamless experience like the Switch would be. Also, today I brought my Switch (and 3DS) to work, mostly because I was too excited about SteamWorld Dig 2 to wait for purchase until I get home. Sadly, I discovered an issue with its wireless capability. My workplace has two WiFi options, one is for employees and one is for guests. The employee option uses your Windows Active Directory username and password to authenticate. This works on Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. But it does not work on most "other" devices. For example, my Vita does not work for that, because those kinds of devices do not have the option to use a username and password with WiFi (instead it's just a passcode). However, my Vita does work with the guest WiFi, which is an Open (i.e. no passcode) WiFi signal that takes you to a landing authentication page to login. I did some Googling today and apparently that functionality was added to the Switch with the day-1 patch. But whatever I did, it would not work for me. I could get to the authentication page but that's as far as I got. I'm guessing the crippled Switch web browser is to blame there. On the 3DS, it did not even get that far, it simply would not connect to the guest WiFi. This seems like something Nintendo could fix, but I don't know if they will. For the time being, I guess I'll mostly stick with offline gaming if I travel with my Switch. For the most part that's fine since I'm not a MP gamer, but I was disappointed that Nintendo hasn't improved their limited WiFi functionality very much since the 3DS.
  5. I have no excuse, it was laziness and arrogance on my part, assuming the save would be fine. I really wish the Vita had a way to upload PS1/PSP saves to PS+ cloud storage. Oh well, it's a lesson learned, believe me. Good point, we'll go with your explanation.
  6. The only thing I really lost was my Trails in the Sky savegame, so it's good that I didn't get very far in it. All my Vita saves were current in PS+. Now I have learned to back up PSP/PS1 saves on a weekly basis, which I'm doing now that I'm actively playing P3P. But yes, you and others did warn me, and I didn't want to believe it. You'd think the manufacturer would do better quality control on the most expensive Vita memory cards...
  7. I'll second this. For the longest time I insisted that my 64GB card was fine, and it worked flawlessly for about 2 years. After that, it started to go bad, and got corrupted. You can make do with smaller cards as long as you manage your installed games, and don't play too many games at the same time. I'm bad about that, but I'm slowly adapting to having a 32 now.
  8. Congrats on getting a Vita! I play mine every day. Some great recommendations here but I would suggest that you don't forget about PSP games. If you get into Persona 4, you can get Persona 3 PSP for the Vita also. 1 and 2 are also available but they are a different playing style. There are a lot of other great PSP games but I don't know what you might have already played. I will at least recommend P3, Ratchet & Clank Size Matters, and Secret Agent Clank. Also, don't forget to check out PS4 Remote Play. It doesn't work great for every game, but it is so convenient. I use it to turn on my PS4 and start a game when I get home from work, so that it's ready to go once I finish dinner and put my toddler to bed. That saves valuable seconds of gaming time, and for me every second is essential!
  9. I just wanted to pop back in to say I finished my first playthrough and got the True Ending. I ended up getting around 80% completion for the Compendium which I think is pretty good since I only got a handful of S-links maxed. Most importantly, I registered all the custom Personas Margaret wanted. That will give me a leg up on my second playthrough. However, I won't be replaying it right away. I decided to start P3P so I am familiar with both sets of characters. Then I will move on to P4 Arena, Arena Ultimax, DAN, and Persona Q and get a more complete experience from knowing all the characters. I'm not sure when I'll get back to P4G for a second playthrough. And of course more dancing spinoffs are coming... so many games, so little time!
  10. That stupid Demyx (his second fight, in Hollow Bastion) is kicking my ass. And he says he's not a fighter... I must have spent at least an hour retrying that fight yesterday, with no success. Hollow Bastion is full of enemies right now, so maybe I should grind some character/DriveForm/Summon levels before trying again.
  11. Nice, I didn't realize SteamWorld Dig 2 was coming out so soon! Time flies when you have a huge backlog! I'll be getting that for sure, even though I never finished SteamWorld Heist (maybe I will one day, I liked it but I was terrible at it). I'm not interested in the others though. I love Ron Gilbert's style of humor, but I don't enjoy those hunt-and-peck adventure games anymore.
  12. I Platinumed Magrunner last night. Very cool game, although the final level was kind of annoying. It ended up being more of a boss fight than a puzzle, but it was still fun overall. I highly recommend the game. If it were a big more polished I'd give it a 9.5.
  13. All of the Personas work on Vita (at least on PSN USA) but fan translations would need a "special" PSP. I supposedly bought a used PSP for Valkyria Chronicles 3's fan translation, which works great, but I haven't done much else with it. It's still a good system but it's less useful if you have a Vita.
  14. I don't care about my completion rate, so I don't regret adding anything to my profile in that regard. In my mind, 1/50 trophies in a game I'll never play again is still one trophy I wouldn't have otherwise. But I don't care that much about trophies either, so it's kind of something that's just there. I guess the only thing I might regret in my PSN profile is playing Walking Dead S1 and 2 3 times between PS3, Vita, and PS4? I really only needed to play twice to see the different paths, so this was a bit of trophy whoring on my part. I do like Walking Dead S1 well enough to justify multiple playthroughs, but I never really liked S2. Now on the Xbox my most embarrassing profile game is Dance Central Spotlight, which I tried to see how Kinect worked (I never had a 360 so this was my first experience with it). I earned an achievement or two and will never play it again. I'm sure those kinds of games are fun party/family games, but they're not for me.
  15. This is a good point. Doom and Skyrim are in my backlog, and while I already own PS4 copies, I would consider grabbing them on Switch when I decide to actually start playing. Also, Wolfenstein 2 is obviously not out yet, and being able to bring in my Switch to show off Wolf 2 to my coworkers is pretty sweet. I am disappointed but not surprised that there was no VC news. I don't know if anybody is actually excited about the Arcade Archives thing, but I know I'm not. I want to play Super Mario Bros, not the arcade original. And honestly at this point in my life I only enjoy playing Super Mario World and newer iterations of the series. But the point stands, I want games from their past consoles, not arcade games. It's all well and good to say the VC is coming, because it most likely is, but that's what fans want, not this Arcade Archives stuff.