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GeeEmm

Thanks for the hideout tip! I reckon they'll release those ships and pilots on the eshop eventually...I hope.
I really need to upgrade how much I can carry...5 items at a time is getting a bit frustrating.

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HobbitGamer

I think that tiny carry limit is so you can’t “max out” an observatory right away. I was carrying around those durn bonefruit for awhile till I advanced the beginning, and I noticed I could sell them after I... did that thing you’re told to do.
Just went back to space, putting it down for the night. Taking my mother to an early appointment in another town, leaving it 530a. Definitely taking the switch

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FaeKnight

Yeah, even the first tier of upgrade helps a lot. That said, this is why I've I've been doing outlaw hideouts and drone hacking. You need the resources gained to upgrade your mother ship.

The pilots are (mostly) already included in the Digital Deluxe edition or available as dlc. It's the ships and weapon that aren't. Oh, and the 2nd Outlaw pilot. That one was a store exclusive pre-order bonus so far. Maybe once it's released to the general public?

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JaxonH

Copy of the game was missing from the box, which I ordered from BestBuy. Gotta return it today. Apparently this is a widespread problem, probably at the packaging level. Got the game digitally though, so no worries playing for now

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NEStalgia

Really cool game so far. I'm not far in. The first planet isn't that large. but I'm really impressed by the tight integration of Star Fox. It's done so well and the whole thing really feels like a StarFox/SF Adventures hybrid. I think the game would be a lot more bland without Fox though, story-wise. But it controls really well in general.

Does anyone know how to get the lasers back after you change your mount? It doesn't seem to be selectable as one of the weapons. (digital version.)

@JaxonH Thank you VERY much for that tip! I bought both physically and digitally and while my box arrived I didn't check inside the box, I was going to keep it sealed for a while. I never would have guessed. Is Best Buy or Ubisoft handling that situation if it's missing? Also got it at Best Buy.

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redd214

Only gripe this far about it, while split screen is great and I'm glad they included it, really wish they had online mp or at least local play on the switch. I would honestly buy a physical version if the added it. Definitely lose a lot of vision in split screen unfortunately. Other than that it's been great really like the Rpg-lite elements in it.

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sr_388

@NEStalgia I've only heard it reported at Best Buy. I got mine from Best Buy and while it did have the game, but the bottom of the box was ripped and the nose of the Arwing was bent.

Are you talking about the green Starfox lasers? The Arwing wings fire lasers if they don't have a weapon attached to them.

sr_388

HobbitGamer

Like sr said, to get the Arwing lasers back, you’ve got to unequip mounted weapons. The downside is I don’t see a way that those lasers would be upgraded.

I wish it had online coop, as well. I played some in the waiting room this morning, and just zoomed around the first planet doing observatory missions and selling corrupted nova. I forgot headphones and didn’t want to be “that” guy, so I muted it and didn’t do any story, haha. But I’m headed to the office where it’s a different story.
I leveled up a gun, and fused some mods. I like the Mass Effect 1 aspect of modding weapons and ships!!

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NEStalgia

@redd214 I agree, I would have loved to play this in an actual network co-op setup. It's a missed opportunity for it to have become legendary, especially with Switch and wireless play! It could have been everything Federation Force wanted to be Maybe with luck, like Rabbids, if this sells well Ubi will start adding content and modes to it.

@sr_388 I think I'd take the missing game over the bent nose! @HobbitGamer yeah, it's the green SF lasers. I figured that might be the case, but: Can you actually remove weapons entirely if playing digitally without the toy? I'm not seeing a menu option for it. OTOH yeah, they don't seem so powerful....they're so fun with the charge beam and all, but I'm not sure you could play with those either. Just taking out the first extractor using them on the right wing was fairly time consuming.

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Octane

So what's the verdict? On a scale from 1 to Ubisoft?

Octane

HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia Yep! I bought it digitally only. When you pause the game, hit up 'Loadouts' (should just hit A after pausing), then go all the way right or left to highlight a weapon, hit X to remove.

So; "+", "A", "right", "right", "X"

@Octane I'm kinda putzing around right now, but I'd give it an 8 so far

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sr_388

@NEStalgia I know! I’m hoping I can exchange it today lol

In the loadout screen, press A to “change loadout.” You can press X to remove your wings and weapons there.

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FaeKnight

I like how the Prime battles get more stages and become harder if you don't take out enough extractors first. Haven't tried attacking a dreadnought without defeating the primes first. I mean, they're hard enough fights as it is. I'd hate to be the person trying to fight one that bought a physical copy of the game and thus only has one or two ships.

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The Star Fox crew don't seem to be part of the main story after the side mission unlocks. But then again that side mission may be taking place at the same time as the main storyline, timeline wise.

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FaeKnight

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NEStalgia

@HobbitGamer @sr_388 Thanks! I'll have to give that a try.

@Octane Too soon to tell but I'm really liking what I've seen so far. It's a Ubisoft open world, so expect a Ubisoft open world, map waypoints and all. But the actual gameplay is slick it looks really slick on Switch, and I'm amazed at the difficulty considering it's a "kids" T2L game and I'm playing on Normal, the second of 5 difficulty levels.... Ground combat is pure StarFox. Space Combat....I mean it's not Elite, Freespace, or Independence War, but it feels solid and smooth. Moreso than "Free Range Mode" (Sorry Falco, All Range Mode) in other SF games and more like a simplified space sim. I just wish I could lock on.

But in a way it can be StarFoxSouls. That really surprises me from a "kids" game. Those enemies can hit hard. I find I'm dying a lot. Of course you can buy your way through difficulty with more ships, but I'm trying to stick to an all-Arwing run for now, and I don't think that's going to last too long.

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FaeKnight

NEStalgia wrote:

Of course you can buy your way through difficulty with more ships, but I'm trying to stick to an all-Arwing run for now, and I don't think that's going to last too long.

That's only true to a limited extent. It's quite likely that your 'main' ship has the best mods equipped. And ones you don't use often are likely to be completely unmodded. which can lead to a situation where as you lose one ship, it becomes increasingly more likely you'll lose another ship. Then another, then another...

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Ryzaerian

I highly recommend starting off by investing 10 points into Mason, by the way. Double exp gain for all pilots is just too nice to pass up.

@GeeEmm It won’t take you long at all to upgrade your inventory space. I’m already at 50 per category. I could’ve already gone for the full 99, but prioritized elsewhere.

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HobbitGamer

I've only used the Arwing (I'll tinker with others tomorrow night since I'm off Friday!!), and I'm also playing on Normal. I feel like rather than some enemies being difficult, I sorely underestimated the fact that I'm playing a real game. I was expecting combat to be sort of arcadey like Starfox. Then I went to the wrong hood and got shamed mercilessly by frost monsters on crack.
It's like shooting some pesky Geth troops, then thinking "I'll take down that big earthworm thingy no problem!"....
StarFoxSouls is definitely a smart comparison. The game isn't inherently hard, but it does want you to learn your abilities, crafting, and combinations. Oh, and being aware to move around in ground combat. I've also had no shame in flipping on the flight engines to pull a 180 and avoid death, just so I could recharge my shields, barrel to the ground and finish things off. I'm still in awe at how much freakin fun combat on the ground can beat when you start getting into it. Reminds me of the veritech fights in the Macross Plus movie.

Can the game be challenging? Yep
Is it unfair in its difficulty? Nah
Does it encourage a player to 'git gud'? Absolutely.

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NEStalgia

@FaeKnight True, but since it's a quasi-RPG I'm thinking of that like the party of any RPG: I.E. you can't afford to ignore party members and leave them leveled, you have to be sure to use them evenly and grind them a bit to have a "full powered" party.

Except Poppi. Screw Tiger!Tiger!.

But yeah it does look like trying to Arwing-it is not the way this game gets played unless you're extremely good at not getting hit.

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NEStalgia

@HobbitGamer Yeah that aspect was an unexpected and pleasant surprise: It's not just a high score chasing kid friendly beat-em up, but a real game you actually need to try to figure out how to fight in. Doing some ground battles with the first extractor it had almost a DOOM vibe as I had a shotgun like weapon on the left, and I was frantically strafing and bobbing. Not what I expected from "Skylanders with planes" It went from "fun novelty space game with Starfox vibes I'd enjoy noodling with" to "actual game in the backlog" I kind of expected to pick off a few all too easy monsters in all too simple quests and I ended up getting my rear handed to me multiple times Souls/Everspace style.

I daresay: This game is harder than Farcry 5 and AC Origins. Maybe not AC Odyssey with its own leveling structure and OP enemies, but that's just boss gating in an unfair but RPG useful way.

The start reminds me of starting BotW. Oh I see I'll just raid this bokoblin camp here, run through the controls like the game wants to present a fake challenge and just THWONK ok....I'm ok.....that didn't hurt mu...THWONK Uh yeah..so...back to the shrine.....it's nice in here.....nice drapes.

Similar. Oh, this completely non-moving extractor thing, I have to shoot out the orbs....ok comfy tutorial time, learn to shoot unmoving objects, learn the contro......HOLY HECK THAT LASER JUST TWO SHOT ME!

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HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia Preeeetty much. But it does do it in such a way that I feel dumb rather than cheated. Which is... kind, I suppose?
I’m having a blast, and feel like I’ll get more out of it than I had guessed

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