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@Octane
Well...
I pretend i have my imaginary partner (my other hand) for playing 1-2-Switch Solo.
I use both of my hand to play mini games that requires moving my hands simultaneously, but i can choose which side should be win if the mini games requires take turn.
Btw, remember about me ?
I'm different, i can play the games from different angle including unusual way to play such as playing 1-2-Switch Solo, playing DDR with blindfold, making my Mii singing "Indonesian" lyric songs by typing some English words that have same pronounce as Indonesian spelling, etc.

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2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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HobbitGamer

@ThanosReXXX Die Hard is a fantastic Christmas movie, as is Gremlins.

Yeah, I think the critic v user impressions really show the difference between judging a game on being better for review v fun. Same thing with Saints Row 3. Or Ark. not ever game is going to have GoW/Halo/Zelda production values. It’s like people forgot that previous gens had stinkers, too.

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ThanosReXXX

@Octane Exactly I tried out a couple of games, but playing by myself, I was done with them pretty quickly. It really is THE showcase for the system's HD rumble function, but exclusively in a multi-player setting.

@Anti-Matter Well, I'm sorry, but I'd honestly say that's rather sad and pathetic. You're playing against yourself, which holds no challenge, excitement or fun whatsoever, and ultimately, you deciding which hand should win, is actually cheating, so none of that is anywhere near positive.

So, it's not about being different, it's just weird, and rather pointless because it's never a real result.

@bimmy-lee Well, I actually did spend quite a bit of time with my various purchases already, so I'll give you my initial impressions:

I bought 1-2 Switch for €39.98, so that's probably too steep a price for most, considering what it is, but after having tried out several games, I can definitely see the potential for a lot of fun when played with the family or friends, regardless of how stupid some of the games might seem, if you read about them. And certain games truly show the strength of HD rumble, far beyond anything found in regular games.

Take for example the mini game that turns the JoyCon into virtual wooden boxes, in which a set number of marbles, rolling around in them, must be guessed. Intellectually, we know that the rumble engine is located in a fixed place inside the controller, and yet, as you slowly tilt the controller left and right, on a horizontal plane, as if indeed a wooden box with marbles in it, you still feel (and very convincingly so), the "marble" (or several marbles) going from one side of the controller to the other.

Which, again, isn't possible technically, since the rumble engine can only "move" (vibrate) in the spot that it's in, so although the rumble engine isn't moving, the feeling of the virtual marbles rolling completely from one end of the controller to the other, is still there, and that trickery of the mind is once again just a small, but rather enjoyable example of Nintendo's brilliance, and is another notch on the belt of "The Nintendo Difference". In my opinion, of course.

Better add that to it, seeing as this is the internet, after all...

Well, that's it far as advertising 1-2 Switch is concerned, on to the other purchases. I'll stick with the digital ones, seeing as you stated that to be your purchase, and perhaps you already own ARMS. (if not, still worth considering, regardless of the above $25 price tag, since that game too, is a great example of a highly entertaining multiplayer game, and the single player is pretty decent as well)

Anyway, moving on:
(and I'll make all the game names link directly to their eShop pages, so you can take a look for yourself)

Horizon Chase Turbo - if you're anything like me, and you either owned or played the classic racing games like Turbo Outrun, Top Gear or Lotus Turbo Challenge on any 16 bit system or the Commodore Amiga, and you like classic arcade racers, then this is pretty much a must-buy. Tons of tracks and cars to unlock, as well as a truckload of upgrades, and more. It's basically a love letter to all of those games.
If this is your type of game floats your boat, then you better get it now.

SteamWorld Heist - A great mix between turn-based strategy and an action game. I personally LOVE the art style, the comedy in the story and character interactions, and I've found it hard to put down, once you start playing. At the risk of repeating myself: if this type of game is what you like, then you should definitely get this, or at the very least put it on your I'm gonna buy this at some later point in time list...

Oh, and the Switch version is the Ultimate Edition, containing all the DLC from the Wii U version, which you obviously had to download separately before.

SteamWorld Dig - They (the developers themselves) call it "a platform mining adventure", but what it basically is, is a so-called Metroidvania type game, having both influences from Metroid, as well as Castlevania, but you probably already knew that. And obviously, I'll say that I love the art style, seeing as it's the same as in the SteamWorld Heist game (only with a different coat of paint, as you'll notice), and so is the character interaction/comedy, so that's 2 for 2...
Other than that, it's a highly entertaining, and enjoyable platformer, with some extra elements thrown in for variation and certainly to it's benefit.

I could have just made this a one-liner and say "just get all of Image & Form's games, because these developers know how to make great games at great prices", and it would be just as good of a recommendation than the more wordy ones that I've now used...

Valkyria Chronicles - A really great anime-style turn-based strategy game, that still holds up pretty well, regardless of it's age. The fourth game in the series is now also available on Switch, and if you look at this latest entry in the series, you'll see that there really isn't all that much of a difference in graphics or in style. Don't ask me what happened with parts 2 and 3 of this series, because it's the first time I've ever played any of the games in this series. But it is yet another game that I can easily recommend, both if you like anime-inspired games and if you like turn-based strategy games, such as Fire Emblem and so on.

Worms W.M.D. - Disclaimer: Worms has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, ever since I've played the original game on the Commodore Amiga, so I know it's not for everyone. But I really like the games. They're often highly entertaining, both in single as well as in multiplayer matches, and a lot of the weapons are hilariously over the top.

If you like artillery-type games, and you could definitely also see this as a turn-based strategy games, then you could definitely do far worse than buying yourself a Worms game.

The great, or fun part about Worms games, is that the weapons also destroy and/or change the environment you're playing in, which is where the strategic part comes in, because of course, you shouldn't destroy parts where you or your team still need to go or have access to, but you DO want to destroy the enemy...

I myself own a Worms game for nearly every console and handheld that I own, except for the N64 and Game Boy Color, but again: I'm a fan so I am kinda biased...

Well, that's it for now. If you have any additional questions concerning any of these games, then don't hesitate to ask.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@HobbitGamer Well, I do believe that Ark on the Switch is a real stinker, so even if I would be interested in that game, then I'd probably get it on the Xbox One.

But concerning the review of Saints Row on the other hand, I really got the impression that the reviewer just didn't understand what the series is about, or what makes it tick, and if you don't, then you'll never be able to see it, much less review it, as intended.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Anti-Matter

@ThanosReXXX
But i found the fun by playing in unusual way like that. 😀
I found new way to enjoy the games, even the ridiculous one.
Like i challenge myself to working with my both hands, my right and left hand working together simultaneously, brain training. That's not easy to tilt both Joy Cons on opposite direction quickly for Signal Flag as i heard the instructions from either female or male captain. Whichever side win it depends from how well my hands coordination and how well i react.

Same case with Tomodachi Life. There is a Concert Hall where we can edit the lyrics to make our Mii sing based on our lyrics. Since it has been released on USA & PAL version, normal people will think to give them proper English or European language, but for me i can make my Mii singing in "Indonesian" language by type some words that have same pronounce with Indonesian language. For example, i want to make my Mii says "Nasi Goreng" (Fried rice in English) with perfect Indonesian accent, so i will type "Nah See Go Rank" and my Mii said that words in perfect Indonesian accent "Nasi Goreng". And i have made some of my Kecoak / "Ke chow wuck" songs (Cockroach songs) from Tomodachi Life and of course it was in "Indonesian" language. 😉

My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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NEStalgia

@rjejr ahh yeah, nec isn't a word heard in normal speak, but we're talking rails and it's a standard phrase that comes up in any actual rail conversation either with fans, modelers, or actual rail workers. Train conversation put me right into train conversation mode

And yeah, ny has a European level of rail/transit. Along with Chicago and s few others those are the only places. Dirty beyond compare though... LIRR is the largest by #of trains run railroad in the country. And only, like 5 cities have subways. If it wasn't built in the 1900s, it doesn't exist here...

Speaking if 1900s, how about the ny train tunnels.... The electrical in there was made when Thomas Edison was still alive.... Paper insulation... Crumbling walls. LIRR may become the worlds first submarine rail system!

Heck I'm the biggest nimby you'll find. I bet you are too. . We act like that's s bad thing. But that's a result of disastouus urban planning, or none at all. You spend your life work finding and building a life in a place, and then they decide to build a railroad through your street, changing everything about everything about your daily life for the worse "for the greater good".... Sounds a lot like China. Nobody should accept others running their life they spent their while like working for. And proper planning would eliminate that ever being a problem.... But they don't plan. They let anyone with money build whatever they want anywhere they find land to buy and worry about fixing the crisis later by ramming "anti nimby" projects through. If you're going to avoid that, the whole concept of home ownership needs to be disposed of. You can't be upset if it's just a place you rent and have no more vested interest in the location than anywhere else. If you sent 30+ years to buy it only to make it awful overnight so others can have better lives... Yeah people with fight it with their dying breath.

All that said, i want to see every airport shut down if it's not going overseas. Air travel is a disaster and feels regressive all on it's own. It's like a retro furure from a time when flying people in the air sounded like it make sense. Id have to be dragged to an airport at gunpoint. It's like a prison camp.

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX lol, Lance Armstrong couldn't bike anywhere of value here... Not even on the dust or whatever he's on....

@bimmy-lee my mall may be dying, but we entirely have a huge new Japanese owned arcade.... And still have Orange Julius!

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HobbitGamer

@ThanosReXXX Ark isn’t much better on XB 😂 Wildcard can’t or doesn’t care to optimize much. Their support forum is a ghost town. But it’s a fun enough romp for like $15-20. I was given it as payment for fixing someone’s tractor.
Most of the time I read a review just to see what’s discussed anyway. I usually know if I’m interested in something or not, and reviews don’t sway truly sway me.

I just put some chicken in teriyaki marinade to make kebabs tomorrow. How decadent.

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ThanosReXXX

@Anti-Matter Yeah... no, just no. There isn't any challenge, it's cheating and it isn't even difficult: I've tried several of these games myself, and you can basically just alternate between one hand and the other, which I've found quite easy to do, so I really don't see the point. I guess if you like "playing with yourself", then it's probably all you're looking for, but it's not the way how you're supposed to play it.

As for Tomodachi life: I couldn't care less about that game, but it is also not comparable at all with 1-2 Switch, so naming that as an example is rather pointless.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Anti-Matter

@ThanosReXXX
Well...
I usually play my games alone, so to play 1-2-Switch in Solo that's my challenge how to entertain myself but at the same time i try to play fair as possible.
Btw, if i'm cheating, i will only play with ONE Joy Con and let the other Joy Con stay motionless. 😏

My Top 6 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Huh? Can't remember having mentioned Lance Armstrong...

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If you truly are a Nimby, then you're weird score is going even further upwards...

@HobbitGamer Well, good thing then, that I'm not interested in Ark at all...

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@Anti-Matter Whatever, go have fun all by your lonely self. I don't care.

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bimmy-lee

@ThanosReXXX - Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I got my Switch a year ago, and there are three multiplayer games from around launch that I want, but still don’t have: 1-2, ARMS and Snipperclips. I’ve played the two demos and like them, and have always wanted them (especially ARMS), but I keep pushing them back each week when other games I want are on sale. I want 1-2 for much the same reasons as you. I don’t typically complain about price, and I’m not an “everything should be free” person, but I do feel tech demos should be in the box with the console. Hence, I have a top price I’m willing to pay for that particular game, and I’ll wait it out. I’m guessing it will be in the first round of Nintendo Selects if they offer that line this generation. I need BOTW on Switch too. I rarely double dip, but I will for that one.

@NEStalgia - It seems like arcades are slowly picking up steam again. Maybe. Slowly. There’s a big bowling complex near me that continues to pull up bowling lanes in order to make more room for the arcade, but it’s a far cry from the heydays, and I’m not sure I’ll ever see one in our mall again. I’m very jealous that you can have the Julius/arcade experience. Now if only they could turn down the lights and pump second hand smoke into the ventilation.

limby-bee was a jerk.

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Knuckles-Fajita

So my copy of RAGE 2 and a new Jet Black Dualshock 4 arrived today. This is the funky DS4 with the lightbar in the touchpad for some reason.

Except there is...well something's missing.

Turns out, you don't get charging cables. You can buy an official, new, sealed PS4 controller....but cant charge the damn thing. Or even connect it, as I just realised.

Man am I glad the Switch just has a Sync button

What the ever loving hell is that about?

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX my point is using a bicycle to get anywhere of import here would be a task impossible to even Lance. Not only is it too far to be practical, factor in the very hilly terrain, broken, unmaintained roads, no shoulders in most places (nowhere to ride except the main road which then creates traffic hazards), zero adherence to traffic laws, and the bigger roads outright banning them (which, to be fair is very wise), .... Yeah. Then some politicians with dreams of being European push through some bike trail that goes nowhere and creates absurd car laws that result in people swerving in front of semis whenever they're a bicyclist..... I've known enough people that died that way.... Yeah, i know, Amsterdam is famous for the bikes even compared to the rest of Europe, do that's kind of a local specialty there.

Kind of like ice skating to work. I know it's true, i saw it on nbc. Katie Couric wouldn't ever be wrong.

As for nimby, for a guy forcefully into defending physical media to protect your rights to your possessions, you're pretty cavalier about giving your day to day life to someone else's whims! . But an urban renter isn't going to have the same Outlook on the effect of things as someone trapped in the place they dedicated their entire life to preserving. Easy to judge when it's not your existence that becomes a nightmare until you die for the convenience of others. It's tied to the disastrous planning and whole ownership idea here.

Using the other coast as the example, your area, the young are deciding the for more affordable housing, the single homes should be bought and demolished to build high rise apartments next to the other houses. Greater good. But for the people in those houses, they spent their lives to and labor to live on that place as it was. How does someone else have the right to change what it is AFTER they spent their lives getting it? If course that's the problem when it takes 30 to 50 years to own something.... Your life was spent on a lie the moment someone wants to change it. So they must be prevented from changing it. You don't have that issue, you just move of you dislike the change. With this that's not really an option. Moving will have another 50k+ in charges you can't afford. So you're trapped. Thus nimbys. .. People who refused to be trapped by the lies.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Octane I had to use a USB cable to sync it for the first use. Plus the box says to connect or charge, you need to use the USB Cable.

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@bimmy-lee i haven't used my arcade enough...i really should do that while they're there. It's wholly Japanese. Candy cabs, karaoke, "questionable" photo booths .... and yes, dim lighting . They turned the volume down.... You used to hear it all the way around the mall... Now only right in front. Though it was too loud be before. No smoke though. Even my 80s one was somehow not smoke filled though!

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Octane

@Knuckles-Fajita If you go to settings, there's an option to sync it wirelessly; you have to hold the PS and Share button at the same time iirc.

Octane

1UP_MARIO

@bimmy-lee snipperclips is great and I bought that day 1 for the switch. It’s a fantastic game to play with the family.

Arms I was disappointed with it. It was great at first and my kids enjoyed it. It’s just as a online game it was really hard to find anyone or you had to wait near 10 mins to get a game. 1st Switch game I traded in

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