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FaeKnight

It's definitely the hardest 'toys to life' game I've seen. It's nice that they didn't say "Oh, this is a toys to life game. That means it needs to be stupidly easy." Instead they made a solid game, then linked the toys to an in-game mechanic. And just having all the toys (or everything unlocked digitally) doesn't give you an instant "I win" advantage. Instead what happens is you die using your favorite ship, and switch to your second fav ship. Then if you get defeated again things get progressively harder as you go from ship to ship, each with less defense and damage resistance then the last one. And if you forget to repair your downed ships before doing something challenging... Oops

Okay, yes the Skylanders games do have a few legitimately challenging stages. And yet you can easily brute force your way through them by the simple expedient of "I have 15+ of the toys, thus I have 15+ lives." And that's without factoring in how broken things like the pirate ship figure are in general gameplay.

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NEStalgia

@HobbitGamer Yeah, I think I'm going to take a brief hiatus from Octopath as my "play this in between other things when I get a chance game" and do some Starlink for a while I expected I would like it, but I wasn't expecting "wow this is an actual serious game" kind of liking it.

@FaeKnight I guiltily enjoyed Skylanders and I do not know why. Nothing about it was great, but it was somehow enjoyable all the same. But it was more "entertainment" than an actual game. I'm impressed, Ubisoft in a rare move actually understood their audience

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FaeKnight

I have to say something though. Platforming in a star fighter is weird. And I mean "really freaking weird". Skimming along the ground and using your retro thrusters for short boosts higher into the air? Okay, I can accept it. But precision platforming up the side of a structure? Uhm, my star fighter can fly... Why am I not allowed to fly up to the top?

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SwitchForce

So whom here got the physical extras ship and parts? The ships are my next purchases as I got the weapons and pilots. I am going for all the physical parts but digital doesn't do service to this game. And the starter pack I got a extra pilot included. It goes like this - you give to another family member or sell back to get something back. Digital once bought no return in investment. That's the biggest downside to digital.

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Ryzaerian

What’s everyone’s favorite pilot thus far?

I started out by investing 10 points into Mason for the double exp for all pilots bonus. Now I’m trying to figure who’s fun to play.

Thus far, I seem to enjoy Shaid the most. Aside from digging the whole rogue theme, Vanish just feels really fun and powerful as a pilot ability. Thoughts?

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HobbitGamer

@Ryzaerian well, I blew up the arwing in an asteroid belt, so when I landed after that, I switched to Calista. Then I made a ship just for speeding in and out of sorties with Overdrive. So I’ve only used her and Fox so far. Gonna put Mason in the “tank” fighter I built for deep space fighting, so I can work towards the xp boost you mentioned.

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FaeKnight

Mason seems rather good for land battles due to his Orbital Bombardment ability. Although Fox's ability to call in support from his team helps in space battles. Those are the only two pilots I've used so far.

@Switchforce That's only a downside if you were planning on trading in the game. If you're willing to spend a few hundred dollars on the physical toys, can you really say you're planning on trading in the game? My return investment for a digital game purchase is the time I spend playing the game. Then again I've never really subscribed to the 'disposable game' mindset. As such I don't trade in or sell games very often. In fact I haven't done so in 20 years.

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HobbitGamer

@FaeKnight Oh yeah, I forgot about that Orbital. Might switch to making Calista and her pod racer my scout and use Mason with the tank I built for land battles!
How do the mods work with the toys? Does it just remember the most recent equipped for that piece?

I rarely trade games anymore. If I do, it’s because I feel I’ve already gotten all the entertainment from it. I figured I wouldn’t get rid of this because of all the customizing and build work. (Something that kept me playing Mass Effect 1 for a years was continuing to build an OP Shepard and play on Insane)

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JaxonH

Just swapped out my copy at BestBuy, the new one was actually sealed with clear round stickers on the top and wasn't ripped. Game was inside.

Started playing and ya, I'm really liking this game. I've been craving a good space game for many years. Probably since I played Starfox 64 3D on 3DS about 6 or 7 years ago. This is definitely the one I've been waiting for. And while I love displaying the box on my shelf, digital is where it's at. Switching weapons is so easy. I should start using the joy con in the grip though so that I can actually shake the controller to get enemies off my ship, assuming that's how you do it anyways. With the pro controller it just tells you to press A. Maybe it tells you to press A on all controllers, Idk.

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FaeKnight

I would imagine that the game tracks what mods are slotted into each weapon and ship rather then the toy.

One reason I'm reluctant to get the physical toys is because once you use the physical toy the first time, it basically negates the fact you bought a digital version of said ship, pilot, or weapon. Which in turn means that they are just a waste of money if you bought the Digital Deluxe version. Granted, a cool waste of money. But still a waste of money.

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HobbitGamer

@FaeKnight Ooooh, you mean the toy’s digital version takes over and does that 7 day thing?

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FaeKnight

Yeah, if you buy a digital edition of the game then get and use the physical toys it removes your permanent digital copy in favor of the toy's 7 day copy. Either do all digital, or all physical. You're wasting money if you try doing both at the same time.

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sr_388

Has anyone done the Outlaw Hideouts? I finally beat one, destroyed all the turrets and fighters, went inside and got the salvage and then ... nothing happened. When I look on the map it still shows the rewards. Am I missing something?

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FaeKnight

I don't think so. They stick around on your map because various upgrades let you use them for fast travel

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scubydo

Think I will pick this up digital deluxe this weekend when I get paid. I loved the video. Me and my son need a good spaceship lite-rpg game. From all these posts and reviews, this is definitely a must have.

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scubydo

If I got the digital deluxe edition, would the co-op still work for us, without me having to purchase any physical stuff?

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HobbitGamer

@scubydo it sure would!! Absolutely no toys are required to play this game, solo or co-op!

Keep in mind what Fae said about combining digital editions with a physical toy down the road, though.

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Yorumi

I played some today. I severely underestimated the difficulty. I bumped it up to one above normal, wow it’s hard. Loving it though. Nintendo needs to take note, this is a good Star Fox game.

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NEStalgia

Yep my physical copy is missing the game . I'm not going anywhere near any best buy, ever at least not for the next 8 months or so so they or ubi had better handle this all shipping at their own expense.

Glad this isa game i double dipped on and can play anyway....

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FaeKnight

I'm considering getting my brother Starlink for Christmas, but am not entirely sure. It will depend on his reaction when I head up to visit over Thanksgiving when I let him try the game.

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