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Ryu_Niiyama

Ok so I have to start over (bought the jpn version) is it worth it to try to farm bunny tails in act I?

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JaxonH

I’m not a fan of Kotaku in general but Tim Rogers is a real gem. The guy has been around. He literally has Links Awakening memorized, to the point he was describing the entire map (shown separately on screen while he was talking) down to every nitty gritty detail. Him and IGN’s Brian Altano (another real gem- how could anyone not love Brian Altano?) would get along great. They’re birds of a feather.

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X1X: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

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NS: Metroid Prime 4, Zelda BotW 2, Xenoblade, Trials of Mana, Bayonetta 3
PS4: FFVII Remake
X1: Cyberpunk 2077

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BruceCM

Finally finished the game.... Great stuff but I'll not be replaying it

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JaxonH

@Ryu_Niiyama
You’re back! Are you back? Or just randomly popping in?

How’s that Dragon Quest Switch? I love it to death- it’s so awesome. Actually glad I kept the 2nd because I wanted to have my cake and eat it too- one is all digital library of best games cherry picked, other is physical only + digital games not released physically. And can easily swap back and forth between them.

You were MIA for all the new launches. Have you tried the Switch Lite yet? It’s hard to go back to OG Switch handheld after the Lite. Especially using this case.

Edited on by JaxonH

PLAYING
NS: Pokemon Sword, The Witcher 3, Luigis Mansion 3, DQXIS
X1X: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Prime 4, Zelda BotW 2, Xenoblade, Trials of Mana, Bayonetta 3
PS4: FFVII Remake
X1: Cyberpunk 2077

Jesus is Lord.

komodo182

@BruceCM I don't feel it has much replayability... decent game, but parts were a chore for me.

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BruceCM

Well, it was certainly rather long, @komodo182 .... & I did everything this time Not really any alternative endings, I don't think & it would be a chore to go through it all again

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Ryu_Niiyama

@JaxonH randomly popping in. Getting burnt out from studying but I have 3 more weeks to stuff my brain. Plus the Mercury transit on Monday!! (So excited, testing my camera and telescope now!!)

I gotta say the overall vibe of the site feels like it’s getting worse (a lot more hostility and sexism floating around in comment sections, I am starting to feel uncomfortable here. The forums seem ok still. I think. ) so not sure if I’ll be back in December as planned.

While I’m using the joycons (so cute!) the system itself is still in the box until I get a bigger micro SD. I want the 1TB card so I am hoping for a deal on Black Friday. If not I’ll get the 512 to give me a little more time (my 400GB is full) and do the transfer then. I figure I’ll root my OG Switch then and put all my retro games on it. I’m just working my way through DQ (trying to farm bunny tails in ACT I) and Zelda. But mostly studying.

No interest in the LiteSwitch as it removes the best feature of the Switch (for me) and it’s smaller (smaller screen size is a no go for me) so not my cup of tea. Long fingers but standard female width palms means the OG Switch is a good size for me. I don’t even use my DxM joycons as much as I thought I would. I know males like smaller handhelds so they can pocket stuff, but I'm ok using a case, that I can put in my bag or purse.

Very happy to hear your setup is working for you though! I’m assuming you are getting Pokémon? I bought too many RPGs, so aside from Samurai Showdown I will try (keyword) to curb my spending for a few months. I’ll likely front load my JPN eshop credit though.

Taiko is good for the soul, Hoisa!
Japanese NNID:RyuNiiyamajp
Team Cupcake! 11/15/14
Team Spree! 4/17/19
I'm a Dream Fighter. Perfume is Love, Perfume is Life.

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JaxonH

@Ryu_Niiyama
From my observations, the site has gotten worse but mostly because of a constant barrage of trolling or insecure marginalizations toward anything releasing on Switch like "what's exciting, not buying old games full price- I'll just play it on Console X where it's way cheaper and runs in 4k 60fps blah blah blah" for every single article talking about a game. The constant need to convince everyone they are superior to Switch gamers just grinds me after a while. If you're not interested move along, no need to attempt to make everyone feel like they have nothing to be excited for. Half the people here have other consoles and still choose to buy games on Switch. It's a preference, not a consolation prize for ppl who dont have access to a "better version".

Anyways, 1TB is ridiculously expensive. I got mine for $330 each but haven't seen them on sale since. Now the wait is on for the 2TB cards. If I see a sale though I'll try to post in the Switch Forum.

As for Lite, I still like v2 Switch and still use it undocking around the house. But going to work the lite is better cause I can pocket it using that flip case, and can quickly flip shut so no one can see what it is. The smaller screen doesnt actually seem any smaller in practice (like, I can still see and read everything the same) but it is much lighter and because it isnt as tall, it's more comfy on the corner where my palms rest. I just send saves back and forth, or play separate games on it, like Trials Rising or Monkey Ball, good pick up and play games. Also Witcher 3 though cause that at work is amazing! But ya it's not for everyone.

Getting Pokemon, excited for it too. But I'm not sure if I'll have time for it. So many games in backlog it's insane. And I find myself going back to games I've beaten like Fire Emblem, Trials Rising, Smash, etc.

Did you import the Dragon Quest 1-3 from Play-Asia? It's great (I like the new artstyle personally). Ordered a custom cover art in English with the NA teen rating logo from Naytendo on Etsy. Looks perfect. Final Fantasy VII-VIII Remastered is next. Samurai Showdown is a game I'll be playing with the Hori arcade stick. That's gonna be a heck of an experience there. A modern SNK game with stick. I suck at everything but Street Fighter though, so no online for me.

PLAYING
NS: Pokemon Sword, The Witcher 3, Luigis Mansion 3, DQXIS
X1X: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Prime 4, Zelda BotW 2, Xenoblade, Trials of Mana, Bayonetta 3
PS4: FFVII Remake
X1: Cyberpunk 2077

Jesus is Lord.

Ryu_Niiyama

@JaxonH oh yeah the barrage of negativity towards anything on Switch (especially if it is a port) gets old fast. I get having an opinion but why go out your way to complain? My complaint? Not enough time to play all of these great games. For that matter not enough money to buy them all at launch lol! I’m a Switch first gamer and I love it because I play on the system I enjoy the most. Enough that I double dip without hesitation. (I mostly wait for ports now unless it is on game pass). Nah I bought 1-3 JPN digital instead. I just needed to retire my wii copy and the jpn versions are the ones I grew up with anyway. If I’m buying Japanese I usually go digital. So much easier. I’m in my widdle studio for another six months so I don’t need the box clutter right now.

Yeah that 1tb price hurts me. One day.

Question: did you buy AC III collection physical? Is it all on one cart or half digital? I’m hoping the rogue and IV collection are split so I can offload IV.

Yeah I love the Switch for fighters. So easy to tote to my Fighting game meetup and I have both retro gems and modern stuff in one lightweight package! I need a few more of my modern staples and it will be perfect. Not to look ahead but I feel like Switch 2 will shine in this area. If Nintendo can get at least base xbox one parity and be backwards compatible... (and the tegra family has come a long way) then that will be glorious. I feel the twins have hit a stagnation point (optimization, textures, consistency in framerates and loading times are all over the place so I hope the new twins address that) so this could give Nintendo time to catch up a little more.

Taiko is good for the soul, Hoisa!
Japanese NNID:RyuNiiyamajp
Team Cupcake! 11/15/14
Team Spree! 4/17/19
I'm a Dream Fighter. Perfume is Love, Perfume is Life.

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JaxonH

@Ryu_Niiyama
So, Assassins Creed 3 had both games on the cart. However, there was still a fairly sizable download due to the DLC and day one patch. But no download codes, no banner on the box, none of that.

It’s interesting because AC Rebel Collection is cited as 11.4gb on the eShop, which is incredibly small for both games combined. And EU retailers showed a box stating a download was necessary. But the NA version has not showed that, and an Ubi rep on Amazon has answered questions in the product listing page stating it’s all on cart (though they could simply be misinformed).

The file size leads me to believe AC:IV Black Flag is on a 16gb cart, and AC Rogue is an update download, hence the small file size on the eShop. They did manage to fit AC3 and Liberation on a 16gb cart together, so ACIV being 12gb is feasible. But it seems awful likely Rogue will be a download in the best case scenario. Which sucks but... at the same time, having the full ACIV game on cart is enough for me. Rogue is just a bonus.

I’m really excited for that one. I love Black Flag, and I hear Rogue is also one of the best in the series.

I’m a sucker for tat, and ordered the KOS-MOS Xenoblade 2 1/7 scale statue to go along with Pyra and Mythra. Cancelled the Atelier Ryza one though. Gotta draw the line somewhere. But then the Edelgard Figma went up for order and well... Fire Emblem is always a yes. And Monster Hunter. And Xenoblade. Those 3 get me every time.

Which of the Hamster SNK fighters are best? I deleted all of them on my digital systems because they cluttered the menu and there was like 10 different KoF games. But which ones are the essentials? With Terry in Smash and Samurai Showdown Im excited to keep a few SNK classics for easy access. Which ones would you recommend for KoF, Last Blade, Samurai Showdown, Garou, Metal Slug, Sengoku, etc?

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I chose the best one from each series after some research.

Samurai Showdown V Special
Fatal Fury Special
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
Garou Mark of the Wolves
The Last Blade 2
Sengoku 3
Metal Slug 3
King of Fighters 98

Those 8 seem to encapsulate the “best of” quite well. My problem was having a dozen or half dozen of each series. It’s just too much. Following the “only ONE per series” makes it easier to digest. I had to split Fatal Fury up into 3 though- the original numbered series, the Real Bout entries and of course, Mark of the Wolves which is kinda it’s own thing.

edit 2
Just got my ship in DQXIS. I haven’t played in about a week but I fired it up today on the Lite. Been doing some handheld gaming all day. The game really picked up all of a sudden. And it seems every time I play it it looks even better on handheld than the last time.

Edited on by JaxonH

PLAYING
NS: Pokemon Sword, The Witcher 3, Luigis Mansion 3, DQXIS
X1X: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Prime 4, Zelda BotW 2, Xenoblade, Trials of Mana, Bayonetta 3
PS4: FFVII Remake
X1: Cyberpunk 2077

Jesus is Lord.

WiltonRoots

JaxonH wrote:

From my observations, the site has gotten worse but mostly because of a constant barrage of trolling or insecure marginalizations toward anything releasing on Switch like "what's exciting, not buying old games full price- I'll just play it on Console X where it's way cheaper and runs in 4k 60fps blah blah blah" for every single article talking about a game. The constant need to convince everyone they are superior to Switch gamers just grinds me after a while. If you're not interested move along, no need to attempt to make everyone feel like they have nothing to be excited for. Half the people here have other consoles and still choose to buy games on Switch. It's a preference, not a consolation prize for ppl who dont have access to a "better version".

I can't think who you're talking about , but it's like a broken record stuck on loop now. Same drivel every day from either him or the 1 percenter. If I wanted a gaming PC or one of the other two consoles, I could buy one at the snap of a finger, but I choose not to as there's very little I want on them. I have no interest in these big third party "AAA" western titles at all.

Anyway back to DQXI S. Finally beat it after about 142 hours. What an epic experience it was. Probably one of my favourite Switch games to date. I still have a few 2d quests left over but I'm not sure I'll do all of them. Got all my characters up to level 99 which was a bit of a grind but hey.

WiltonRoots

Eel

Please don't be afraid of using the ignore button, and report anyone who goes too far.

I'd honestly have a lot of those comment section people on ignore if I wasn't a mod.

Bloop.

My dead channel.

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bellow

So I've seen the titles after killing the big bad, but there's more. Apparently a lot more, a whole different scenario that seems (from the first hour of playing it) to be rewriting the history my hero just made.

I was wondering how many players went down this route in the post game. Or should I leave this well alone and revel in my completion of a fine adventure in the main story?

bellow

Cynas

@bellow continue going down that route. It's completely intended for you to do, to be honest I wouldn't even consider it "post-game", it's pretty much the real ending to the main story.

Cynas

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bellow

@Cynas You know I nearly missed this whole thing. The ending seemed fine to me, and the credits even had a 'to be continued'
notice which I thought might be referring to the next game.

I only went back in because I'd read about this rather tricky third act, while my time with the game had been a breeze. I thought I might have missed something.

Turns out I had.

bellow

bellow

Wow. I can't believe this post credit experience. It's a whole new game with a whole new level of challenge. I'm strategizing, I'm getting wiped and managing hair's breadth victories with my backup squad. I'm investigating gear and pep powers, and trying abilities that I never even thought about in the (rather easy) main game.

It's great.

In fact it's so good I think might just stop for a bit. I want to savour it, but I've clocked 80 hours on this and I'm feeling the burn slightly. Mop a few things up and return fresh for a standoff with this new villain, whoever the hell he is.

bellow

Ryu_Niiyama

Does anyone know which if the Japanese codes for the wolf armor are universal? I really don’t wanna buy a magazine for this one set.

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the8thark

Quarth wrote:

OK, so I'm in the post-game and I'm kinda mixed about it.

Pros:
- I get to follow my beloved team on further adventures.
- The twists and turns of the plot gets even more interesting.
- Story elements that were introduced in the main part of the game gets explained and developed.

Cons:
- My characters powers were understandably removed, but when I regained them, why did I have to unlock the skills again?
- There's a lot of just running back and forth, at least it feels that way.
- The Trials aren't interesting (just re-used dungeons) and just feels like a long haul before the upcoming final battle (I'm about to enter the third one).

My opinions on your pros and cons of the game.

Your pros
- A great part of the game. Like it as well
- Very interesting indeed. I really liked them too
-This also happens with the additions between Act 1 and Act 2. Really fleshing out the story. Though the Act 3 story is not an addition to the story . . . well sort of. It's an alternate Act 2. If the World Tree is destroyed, you get Act 2 story. If the world Tree is not destroyed, you get Act 3 story.

Your Cons
-Think of it as a free respec. Secondly it has to happen this way storywise. Only the Hero time travelled. At that point in Act 1 no one else knew the stuff you later learned in Act 2. You just get all your Act 2 XP and skill points back as no one wants to refarm it all over again and the devs can then make Act 3 harder than Act 2. This way the balance is kept but the story still make sense.
It does feel that way. In reality it's just Act 2 repeated but this time in a non linear fashion. Which is a nice change from Act 1 and Act 2 which are mostly linear.
-I feel they are just padding and not really needed. Fun but just artificially lengthening an already long game.

the8thark

the8thark

@Cynas

I agree it's just like
Back to the future part 2. Going back in time to write a wrong that happened at a cetain point in the story. Of cause this creates an alternate timeline, but it's a good timeline as a result. Or was the original bad timeline the alternate one and the new fixed good timeline the proper one?

the8thark

Ryu_Niiyama

Well, I just lied to Romia and I feel traumatized (I figured it was another but thou must that DQ is notorious for). I think I stared at the question for like 20 minutes trying to decide what to do. Just so much pain all around, but when she casually mentioned that her people live 500 years I just wanted to cry.

Taiko is good for the soul, Hoisa!
Japanese NNID:RyuNiiyamajp
Team Cupcake! 11/15/14
Team Spree! 4/17/19
I'm a Dream Fighter. Perfume is Love, Perfume is Life.

3DS Friend Code: 3737-9849-8413 | Nintendo Network ID: RyuNiiyama

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