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Questions for Switch gamers   189 members have voted

  1. 1. Which of these announced Nintendo-published titles will you probably/definitely buy day one?

    • Bayonetta 3
    • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    • Fire Emblem (no official title yet)
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
    • Kirby Star Allies
    • Mario Tennis Aces
    • Metroid Prime 4 (no official title yet)
    • Nintendo Labo - Variety Kit
    • Nintendo Labo - Robot Kit
    • Pokémon (no official title yet)
    • Yoshi (no official title yet)
    • I don't think I'll buy any of these titles day one, but I'll buy one or more of them eventually
    • I don't think I'll buy any of these titles at all
  2. 2. Which of these best-selling (over 1M in sales) Wii U titles (that don't have a sequel/port yet) would you like to see a sequel and/or port for on the Switch?

    • New Super Mario Bros. U
    • Super Mario 3D World
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
    • Nintendo Land
    • Super Mario Maker
    • New Super Luigi U
    • Mario Party 10
    • I don't want to play sequels/ports of any of these titles
  3. 3. How many hours have you put into your most-played Siwtch game?


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4 hours ago, ZitMeatloaf said:

Has anybody played Ori? Looks like it's received quite a bit of praise.

 

I absolutely LOVED it on PC.  Can't wait for Ori and the Will of the Wisps next year.  Dunno about the Switch but I'm sure it's just as good or better on there.

 

 

38 minutes ago, MMX20 said:

I just got Dragon Quest XI S for Switch and I am loving it. Can't wait to see what the new features the Switch version has.

 

I played the demo for that on the Switch the other day and it convinced me to buy a cheap PS4 copy of it on eBay. xD  Looking forward to starting it eventually!  The 2D mode in the Switch one seemed interesting for sure.

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16 hours ago, awf9495 said:

Cold Steel 3 and Fire Emblem were my most anticipated games of 2019 by far and I hope to pick up CS3 very soon (even though I probably won't get to it for a while). Thoughts so far?  I too am hoping for Switch ports.  Subbed versions of the Crossbell games would be amazing.

If you're asking for thoughts on Cold Steel, I'm actually playing the first one. I have heard that CS3 ties in to the Crossbell games pretty heavily so I'm planning to play the fan translations before i get to CS3.

 

I like Cold Steel 1, but the change from a Bracer adventurer setting to a more structured school setting definitely has a different feel. I also found the change in the quartz system to take some getting used to. I like it, but I'm not really used to the new systems after playing 3 Trails in the Sky games. The story - as always in this series - is great and I expect there are some big twists and turns left to come.

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6 hours ago, MosesRockefeller said:

If you're asking for thoughts on Cold Steel, I'm actually playing the first one. I have heard that CS3 ties in to the Crossbell games pretty heavily so I'm planning to play the fan translations before i get to CS3.

 

I like Cold Steel 1, but the change from a Bracer adventurer setting to a more structured school setting definitely has a different feel. I also found the change in the quartz system to take some getting used to. I like it, but I'm not really used to the new systems after playing 3 Trails in the Sky games. The story - as always in this series - is great and I expect there are some big twists and turns left to come.

 

My bad. I was thinking you were already on CS3. I've only played the 1st Trails in the Sky and the first two Cold Steel games. The 1st Cold Steel is my 2nd favorite game on the Vita). I really liked how much time was taken to build the lore, characters, and world in the beginning.

 

You are certainly correct about big twists and turns. Hope they are as impactful on you as they were for me.

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42 minutes ago, awf9495 said:

My bad. I was thinking you were already on CS3. I've only played the 1st Trails in the Sky and the first two Cold Steel games. The 1st Cold Steel is my 2nd favorite game on the Vita). I really liked how much time was taken to build the lore, characters, and world in the beginning.

 

You are certainly correct about big twists and turns. Hope they are as impactful on you as they were for me.

Now that I check again, I'm on Chapter 6 out of 7 total. So I guess I'm closer to the end than I thought.

 

If you've only played the first Trails in the Sky, I definitely recommend playing 2 and 3. They're great. TitS 2 is a huge game too, I think it's twice as big as the first one. 2 is more about combat than exploration, but it still has a very important story to tell.

 

I see you got the Platinums in both Cold Steel 1 and 2. I am specifically NOT going for Platinums or using guides in this series. Sure, I'll miss out on some side content but that's okay. I gave up on trophies for JRPGs a long time ago.

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Anyone tried Ring Fit Adventure yet and how is it? I was surprised it has gotten pretty good reviews.

It seems they don't sell the game digitally and the ring accessory separately (at least not yet) so we're a bit miffed. Wouldn't feel like swapping cartridges for games we play between other games on a daily basis.

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On 10/18/2019 at 3:03 PM, MosesRockefeller said:

Now that I check again, I'm on Chapter 6 out of 7 total. So I guess I'm closer to the end than I thought.

 

If you've only played the first Trails in the Sky, I definitely recommend playing 2 and 3. They're great. TitS 2 is a huge game too, I think it's twice as big as the first one. 2 is more about combat than exploration, but it still has a very important story to tell.

 

I see you got the Platinums in both Cold Steel 1 and 2. I am specifically NOT going for Platinums or using guides in this series. Sure, I'll miss out on some side content but that's okay. I gave up on trophies for JRPGs a long time ago.

 

A couple of years ago I decided instead of playing so many different games, I was going to focus on the games I enjoy most and try and see and do everything in them. As it happens, a lot of the games I enjoy most are 100+ hour RPG's. 

 

I too don't like to use guides for a first playthrough, but if I really enjoy the game I don't mind going through again to experience what I missed.  If I remember correctly, both Cold Steels took a 2nd playthrough.

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56 minutes ago, awf9495 said:

A couple of years ago I decided instead of playing so many different games, I was going to focus on the games I enjoy most and try and see and do everything in them. As it happens, a lot of the games I enjoy most are 100+ hour RPG's. 

 

I too don't like to use guides for a first playthrough, but if I really enjoy the game I don't mind going through again to experience what I missed.  If I remember correctly, both Cold Steels took a 2nd playthrough.

Nothing wrong with that. I can't think of any games that didn't have at least some small annoyances, and I think a second playthrough would drive me crazy. So I don't do that myself.

 

At least the PS4 version of Cold Steel has some nice Quality of Life improvements, like Turbo Mode. I haven't figured out how to skip through dialog though, which I would definitely need to have for a second playthrough (unless it was several years later).

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15 minutes ago, MosesRockefeller said:

Nothing wrong with that. I can't think of any games that didn't have at least some small annoyances, and I think a second playthrough would drive me crazy. So I don't do that myself.

 

At least the PS4 version of Cold Steel has some nice Quality of Life improvements, like Turbo Mode. I haven't figured out how to skip through dialog though, which I would definitely need to have for a second playthrough (unless it was several years later).

I get where you are coming from. It takes a special game to warrant a replay from me, but often I enjoy that replay more than nearly all new experiences. 

 

I have been thinking of a 5th playthrough of Persona 4...and still haven't skipped a line of dialogue.  Yeah, I have issues.

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21 minutes ago, awf9495 said:

I get where you are coming from. It takes a special game to warrant a replay from me, but often I enjoy that replay more than nearly all new experiences. 

 

I have been thinking of a 5th playthrough of Persona 4...and still haven't skipped a line of dialogue.  Yeah, I have issues.

I definitely do that with TV. My "comfort shows" are more enjoyable to me than most new "edgy" shows.

 

I used to reply my favorite games a lot (especially Half Life 2), and a few of them were (Western) RPGs like Baldur's Gate 2. But I've been blessed/cursed with enjoying a wide set of genres so I try to play a lot of games but tend to not go much past story completion anymore.

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Man, I just looked at how many hours I've put into Mario Maker 2... Just over 250 hours on it now. 😂 Still loving this game though! Just wondering if anyone wants to share there levels with me? I play all sorts on it. Kaizo, Standard, Puzzle, Speedrun. Send more some codes and I'll play them! :D 

 

Here's a couple of levels from me. I'm gonna make a third level soon! Gonna try make mine a bit easier next time! 😅

 

Kaa's Paradise: Mushroom Escort

Course ID: 134-8SB-8VG

 

 

 

Kaa's Cavern: Bombs Away!

Course ID: BGQ-TCN-68G

 

 

 

 

There pretty hard so beware if anyone actually tries them! Please send more any levels and I'll get round to playing them! Cheers all! 😋

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In case anyone cares... or wants to know...

 

Sword/Shield has pretty much been leaked. As well as the entire dex.

 

Just so you know...

 

😅

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1 hour ago, SelectiveGamer said:

In case anyone cares... or wants to know...

 

Sword/Shield has pretty much been leaked. As well as the entire dex.

 

Just so you know...

 

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Yeah, here's a link to all the Pokemon.

 

SEMI-SPOILER

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.slashgear.com/pokemon-sword-and-shield-full-pokedex-leak-will-definitely-break-some-hearts-04598387/amp/

 

My saddest exclusions were pretty much all of the previous starter Pokemon, Salamence, Politoed, Metagross, Floatzel, Crobat, Staraptor, and Talonflame. Some big fan favorites left out there... I thought they'd for sure include all of gen 1 at least due to Pokemon Let's go, but quite the opposite really. However, REALLY surprised Mew was included. Totally threw me off!

 

I'll be interested to see the backlash though from hardcore fans. I'm sure 400 won't make them happy at all. I personally, was hoping for 500, but I'm okay with 400 (since that was as big as the Dex was for Sun/Moon before transferring). 

 

I still think it'll be an amazing game, but damn does it suck to see some of my faves left out. I already have my copy predownloaded. I'm not going to try and reverse it as I'm still willing to give it a chance.

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On 05/11/2019 at 1:37 AM, Beyondthegrave07 said:

Yeah, here's a link to all the Pokemon.

 

SEMI-SPOILER

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.slashgear.com/pokemon-sword-and-shield-full-pokedex-leak-will-definitely-break-some-hearts-04598387/amp/

 

My saddest exclusions were pretty much all of the previous starter Pokemon, Salamence, Politoed, Metagross, Floatzel, Crobat, Staraptor, and Talonflame. Some big fan favorites left out there... I thought they'd for sure include all of gen 1 at least due to Pokemon Let's go, but quite the opposite really. However, REALLY surprised Mew was included. Totally threw me off!

 

I'll be interested to see the backlash though from hardcore fans. I'm sure 400 won't make them happy at all. I personally, was hoping for 500, but I'm okay with 400 (since that was as big as the Dex was for Sun/Moon before transferring). 

 

I still think it'll be an amazing game, but damn does it suck to see some of my faves left out. I already have my copy predownloaded. I'm not going to try and reverse it as I'm still willing to give it a chance.

 

Noooo! They left Eelektross out! :( At least there's Whimsicott and Milotic. 

Mew might be included for people who bought the Pokéball accessory for Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. I figure you can either transfer Mew from Let's Go or redeem it from the accessory to Sword/Shield.

 

Haven't pre-ordered the games anywhere yet but we're probably going to get both versions. Traditionally we've played Pokémon games together with my husband (he's the one who said "pfft.. Pokémon is a kiddie game" then after seeing me play Pokémon White for a few hours he went to buy his own 3DS and Pokémon Black the next day :lol:). He's getting the Pokémon limited edition Switch Lite so we'll both have our own consoles.

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On 11/4/2019 at 6:37 PM, Beyondthegrave07 said:

I thought they'd for sure include all of gen 1 at least due to Pokemon Let's go, but quite the opposite really.

 

For the sake of not reading through too much spoiler-y leak stuff...

 

I only really know Gen 1 pokemon since those were the only games I played, and only part of the anime I watched... if the possibility of Gen 1 pokemon were selling point for me, it sounds like Pokemon Sword wouldn't appeal to me much?  Was debating pre-ordering but I may wait on it a bit instead.  Death Stranding and Shenmue III should keep me busy this month anyways.

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20 minutes ago, Eyjabria said:

 

Noooo! They left Eelektross out! :( At least there's Whimsicott and Milotic. 

Mew might be included for people who bought the Pokéball accessory for Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. I figure you can either transfer Mew from Let's Go or redeem it from the accessory to Sword/Shield.

 

Haven't pre-ordered the games anywhere yet but we're probably going to get both versions. Traditionally we've played Pokémon games together with my husband (he's the one who said "pfft.. Pokémon is a kiddie game" then after seeing me play Pokémon White for a few hours he went to buy his own 3DS and Pokémon Black the next day :lol:). He's getting the Pokémon limited edition Switch Lite so we'll both have our own consoles.

Whimsicott is actually one of my favorites. I also love having Milotic on my team as well. However, I think I am mostly going to try new galarian Pokemons anyways (at least initially) so not having my previous favorite mons will be okay.

 

I know a lot of people are disappointed, but I see it as a way for a fresh start with everyone on even playing ground.

6 minutes ago, Dreakon13 said:

 

For the sake of not reading through too much spoiler-y leak stuff...

 

Since I only really know Gen 1 pokemon since those were the only games I played, and only part of the anime I watched... sounds like Pokemon Sword wouldn't appeal to me much?  Was debating pre-ordering but I may wait on it a bit instead.  Death Stranding and Shenmue III should keep me busy this month anyways.

Roughly 35% of gen 1 will be in it (about 55 give or take a few). I don't know if that translates to "not appealing" for you or not.

 

I think if you like the idea of raising Pokemon, battling with friends, trading, and turn-based combat, you should get it regardless.

 

EDIT: The semi spoiler is just the list of Pokemon, I know some people avoid this like the plague, but it doesn't really ruin the story or anything like that.

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12 minutes ago, Beyondthegrave07 said:

Roughly 35% of gen 1 will be in it (about 55 give or take a few). I don't know if that translates to "not appealing" for you or not.

 

I think if you like the idea of raising Pokemon, battling with friends, trading, and turn-based combat, you should get it regardless.

 

I do like the idea, though newer generations of Pokemon have never really clicked with me.  Maybe it's just something I'd need to play and get used to like I did with gen 1 so many years ago... but something I'll probably do a few months down the road if/when I can get it like $5 cheaper (because Nintendo games never really go down in price lol).

 

Thanks for the info!  Maybe I'll check out which 55 or so gen 1 Pokemon are in it before I decide too hastily.

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4 minutes ago, Dreakon13 said:

 

I do like the idea, though newer generations of Pokemon have never really clicked with me.  Maybe it's just something I'd need to play and get used to like I did with gen 1 so many years ago... but something I'll probably do a few months down the road if/when I can get it like $5 cheaper (because Nintendo games never really go down in price lol).

 

Thanks for the info!  Maybe I'll check out which 55 or so gen 1 Pokemon are in it before I decide too hastily.

I can see that. I definitely connected better with gen 1 and 2 Pokemon than I did with gen 7.

 

I want to say it's a generational thing where the newer designs are meant to appeal to the newer generations and since the designs are vastly different than the older ones, they don't really appeal as much to us.

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And now for a brief non-Pokemon intermission (I've never been into Pokemon, so I have no opinions and nothing to add to the current discussion):

 

Just wanted to put my opinion out here for everyone's consideration that Ori and the Blind Forest is a fantastic game. Well worth $20. Visuals, gameplay and music are all top-notch. The gameplay feels a lot like Rayman Legends at times, and the exploration is like a classic 2D Metroid game. I'm about a third of the way through the game and having a wonderful time with it. If you have an Xbox account, you can also link it to the Switch version of this game and earn Xbox achievements while you play, which is both weird and kind of cool (This is the only game for which I have any Xbox achievements).

 

So if you've got $20 to spend and are looking for a new Switch game, I give Ori the highest of recommendations.

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3 hours ago, ZitMeatloaf said:

And now for a brief non-Pokemon intermission (I've never been into Pokemon, so I have no opinions and nothing to add to the current discussion):

Well met! I've tried to play 4 or 5 Pokemon games. The longest I've ever stuck with one is a few hours. I finally decided it just wasn't for me.

 

3 hours ago, ZitMeatloaf said:

Just wanted to put my opinion out here for everyone's consideration that Ori and the Blind Forest is a fantastic game. Well worth $20. Visuals, gameplay and music are all top-notch. The gameplay feels a lot like Rayman Legends at times, and the exploration is like a classic 2D Metroid game. I'm about a third of the way through the game and having a wonderful time with it. If you have an Xbox account, you can also link it to the Switch version of this game and earn Xbox achievements while you play, which is both weird and kind of cool (This is the only game for which I have any Xbox achievements).

 

So if you've got $20 to spend and are looking for a new Switch game, I give Ori the highest of recommendations.

Agreed! I loved Ori.

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I think GameFreak are making some good decisions with Sword and Shield. I love that you will no longer have to hunt or breed for a specific nature, you can just use a mint to change the nature to whatever you want. I also like that you can change your party out pretty much wherever you want, it should make training multiple Pokemon much more enjoyable.

 

I honestly haven't really enjoyed a Pokemon game since probably Platinum, but I really like what I'm seeing with Sword and Shield. I was going to get the game anyway because my son really wants it, but I think I might enjoy the game as well. It is a shame there aren't more Gen 1 and 2 Pokemon because those are my favorite generations, but I'll get over it. 

 

 

Parker

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4 hours ago, ZitMeatloaf said:

And now for a brief non-Pokemon intermission (I've never been into Pokemon, so I have no opinions and nothing to add to the current discussion):

 

Just wanted to put my opinion out here for everyone's consideration that Ori and the Blind Forest is a fantastic game. Well worth $20. Visuals, gameplay and music are all top-notch. The gameplay feels a lot like Rayman Legends at times, and the exploration is like a classic 2D Metroid game. I'm about a third of the way through the game and having a wonderful time with it. If you have an Xbox account, you can also link it to the Switch version of this game and earn Xbox achievements while you play, which is both weird and kind of cool (This is the only game for which I have any Xbox achievements).

 

So if you've got $20 to spend and are looking for a new Switch game, I give Ori the highest of recommendations.

 

Thanks for the recommendation! Not going to get it on Switch though as it's available on Xbox Game Pass for PC. I've been eyeing the game there but haven't installed it yet.

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Cool stuff, @Parker, so glad you can change natures. I remember the most frustrating experience I've ever had with this was when I finally caught a Ralts in Emerald after 2 hours of searching and its nature was "Adamant." :facepalm:

 

Can't reiterate enough how happy I am about this change. Takes the grind out of catching a bunch of the same pokemons. I'll probably catch 2 of everything for trading purposes early on, but I don't want 24 of them if I can save myself the time!

 

I got you as a friend so apologies in advance if you randomly see me asking for a trade or battle. xD

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I ended up pre-ordering Sword on Amazon.  Looking at that leak, I'd like more gen 1 Pokemon but there really aren't a ton that I care about (and those I do seem to be mostly included).  It'll be neat to see a bunch of new (to me) Pokemon too and maybe pick out some new favorites. 👍

 

There's time for me to change my mind but I probably won't... these Nintendo games rarely go on much of a sale anyways so I'd like to have the game on hand for when the mood strikes to start playing.  Though Death Stranding and Shenmue III will probably be the focus for November.

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So I'm the owner of a yellow Switch Lite now and I really love it. Didn't really need another console for the TV, so I'm happy about the handheld-only version. I was already looking forward to the new Pokémon games, especially Shield since I fell in love with the Galarian Ponyta at first sight. Just can't get enough of this fluffybutt <3 

Bildergebnis für galarian ponyta

 

There are still other games I have missed on the Switch so far, but I'm also waiting for the port of Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE now. 

 

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On 10/21/2019 at 11:28 AM, Eyjabria said:

Anyone tried Ring Fit Adventure yet and how is it? I was surprised it has gotten pretty good reviews.

It seems they don't sell the game digitally and the ring accessory separately (at least not yet) so we're a bit miffed. Wouldn't feel like swapping cartridges for games we play between other games on a daily basis.

I have it and I really like it. I think it's best for people who like RPGs and want to get into exercising but are struggling to actually do it. The game is also pure cardio so for anyone who wants to build muscle, this isn't going to do that. You'd need to go to a gym and use their weights or buy your own weights for that.

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