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Octane

@Snaplocket Launch week sales were only 3% of the European numbers. <30,000, that's not good at all.

Octane

YummyHappyPills

My opinion on the Switch is flopping around like a fish out of water.

On one hand, I like the idea on paper. On the other, I don't. The openness of the system is a great boon, but it also hampers the experience through limiting the hardware out of necessity.

This isn't a system I can say if you only want portable or home gaming, buy it, because you buy two halves and only care about one. This is a system that only really works if you can use and appreciate both.

When I was at university and travelling a lot, I could do that. It fit in. Now, I barely leave the house, so why do I have it? It barely gets used.

Then we have the games. Looking back, it's a range of meh to decent titles.

Breath of the Wild is a game I can comfortably say was "Okay", but I don't ever really want to play it again. That's a literal one and done title. ARMS was fun, but nothing more than a distraction. Mario + Rabbids has boiled down to be quite boring. Splatoon 2 isn't holding me like the original, and I wish I knew why. A lot of the indie games are one and dones, or buy and regrets.

This is a system I think epitomises....just there. It's a thing. It exists. I'm actually moving back to playing on my PS4 more because I don't have a need for the features of this hardware anymore, and the games on their own lose their luster without that. Without the boon of OMG ITS PORTABLE, something like Breath of the Wild is just...an okay game.

And a lot of the third party games, sure, portability, but outside of that what is the experience? Pay more for a perfectly fine and playable version of a game, but be aware that it's actually not the best experience you could be having on your TV, but its the only experience in your hand.

I just...don't know what to think about this thing. It just exists.

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SLIGEACH_EIRE

Why aren’t there more “Mature” games for Nintendo Switch?
Nintendo reportedly encouraging more adult fare but still won't create it.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/10/why-arent-there-more-m...

We were only discussing this here the other day, well sort of.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/10/nintendo_is_reported...

Nintendo could help sort out the lack of mature games on Switch themselves but won't get their hands directly dirty because of their reputation. Which is understandable I guess. But it would be interesting to see a mature Nintendo developed game.

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MisterPi

They should start with a bayonetta pack re release.

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GrailUK

Dark Souls Trilogy early next year I reckon.

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YummyHappyPills

Anyone else having this amazing problem with their Nintendo Switch? I undock it in Sleep mode and the screen is just blank. I can access the quick menu and say back to Sleep, but it doesn't work, then I lose access to the quick menu. So I bring up the main power menu, say Sleep Mode or Restart, nothing happen (And upon saying sleep mode is just freezes).

You have to hold Power for 12 seconds and force a shutdown. Just another problem for this system. And it keeps happening too.

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SLIGEACH_EIRE

Ubisoft are releasing another game on Switch. Please contain your excitement.

UNO – Launch Trailer [US]

Who needs games like Assassin's Creed or The Crew 2? They have such a rich library and we get this.

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rallydefault

@Octane
World wide on the Switch? It would definitely sell a million quickly, and then, over time - I do think it could outsell what it did on the PS4.

Sony has seriously curtailed their platformer presence over the last decade. They used to have AMAZING platformers just like Nintendo: Jack and Daxter, Crash, Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, etc. But they've pretty much let all of those franchises turn to dust and have just been releasing remastered trilogies of them; nothing much actually new except for Ratchet and Clank (which did ok, but didn't really create headlines; it made a small splash at first, but seemed to sputter out after its first million. It barely passed 2 mil, and I don't think it'll ever do 3; compare that to Nintendo platformers where anything under 3 million would be considered REALLY disappointing. Even NSMBU sold like 6 million as did Super Mario 3D World, a platformer on a "dead" console even when it came out).

I just think the platformer market isn't on Sony machines anymore - they're still on Nintendo machines. Crash Remastered sold well, but they did an amazing marketing campaign for it, and everyone knows that name. So yea, it did well but I don't think it'll have legs on that console, and I think it would really STICK on the Switch.

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Ralizah

Nintendo has flourished over the years without developing games that are overly dark and gruesome. The family-friendliness of their first-party content is a part of their identity, and one that shouldn't be lost in a world that becomes increasingly infatuated with hatred, ugliness, and violence.

With that said, they should absolutely welcome adult third party content on their system, and I'm happy to see them doing just that, as it diversifies the system's library and brings more people back into the Nintendo fold.

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Octane

@rallydefault Eh, we'll see. I just think you're overestimating Crash. Remember games like Okami or Zack & Wiki? Those were a perfect fit for Nintendo consoles too, but didn't manage to sell a million. So I don't think it's a given Crash will do better on Switch, especially since its biggest audience is in Europe.

Octane

JaxonH

Ya I'm glad to see Nintendo getting a wider array of games. They needed it. The little kids playing games with a leave it to beaver family isn't reality. And certainly not some majority they should be targeting.

Switch has done it right. All different kinds of games, all different ways to play. Pick and choose what suits you and play in the manner which suits you.

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Caldorosso-E

IDK, Darkest Dungeon is coming. That's about all the mature the eshop can handle! /s

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Scrummer

@Hieronymus-E Isn't Darkest Dungeon rated T?

Scrummer

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DarthNocturnal

@Scrummer

Thou art missed the sarcasm tag.

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rallydefault

@Octane
Yea, we would have to see. They'd be crazy to not put it on Switch, though. It would net another 1+ mil easily.

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JaxonH

Dude... Sine Mora EX is where it's at!

I bought the game back on Vita, and I remember enjoying it. But the game is so much better this time around (or maybe I'm just better at recognizing great schmup games now), and it looks so awesome in the cinematic wide screen mode- I can play a lot better that way because I can see more of the screen left to right. It's not a very long game- I think there's only 7 chapters, and I beat the first 3 in about an hour? But as you play you unlock the boss fights in a separate mode where you can challenge them one on one, and you unlock the stages in an arcade mode and you unlock the content in a challenge mode. Plus there's two player co-op! You can set up in table top mode and pass a joy con and play with someone else through the game. How cool is that! There's also a versus mode but it doesn't seem that great. Maybe a good 15 minute time waster after playing some co-op to round things out.

I heartily recommend this game... and I never use the word "heartily". But I'm using it now. That should tell you something 😉

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NOW PLAYING
Switch: Bayonetta 2, DOOM, DQ Builders
New 3DS:
PS4 Pro: MH World, Shadow of the Colossus
PSVR:
Vita:
X1X: Wolfenstein 2
PC/Rift:

Jesus is Lord.

My Nintendo: JaxonH

Spoony_Tech

@JaxonH Why is that game rated M?

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DarthNocturnal

@Spoony_Tech

I checked ESRB. Sexual acts are mentioned, and a few four letter words (one that rhymes with “duck“) are used that shall not be repeated here.

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JaxonH

@Spoony_Tech
Cursing, mature content matter like a woman who was raped, and then taken advantage of to get revenge on someone else...

stuff like that. It's a pretty gritty storyline, surprisingly.

NOW PLAYING
Switch: Bayonetta 2, DOOM, DQ Builders
New 3DS:
PS4 Pro: MH World, Shadow of the Colossus
PSVR:
Vita:
X1X: Wolfenstein 2
PC/Rift:

Jesus is Lord.

My Nintendo: JaxonH

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