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Peek-a-boo

Much to my surprise, the EU/UK sale isn’t bad for a change!

I treated myself to Kamiko for just £2.69 using my gold coins.

Pondered about getting SteamWorld Dig 2 however, it’s only a small-ish saving, and I am sure it will inevitably go under £10 later in the year. I’m more interested in the upcoming Hollow Knight and Runner 3.

I had a go on DOOM the other day, thanks to my local public library having Switch games to borrow for a week at a time, and whilst I am genuinely impressed that they got the game up and running on the Switch as well as it is, I found it a bit finicky to control.

The visuals also have this weird thing going on whereby everything in front of you looks reasonably good, whereas anything in the near background looks ‘smeary’ and lacks a considerable amount of detail. For a 30fps game, it feels smoother than some, but the lack of 60fps is noticeable.

For me, as great as an achievement it is in seeing DOOM running on the Switch, I would much prefer to play it on my PlayStation 4. It’s probably the first game I have played on my Switch that made me realised that it is nice to have a second system to play those kind of games on. Personal preference, of course!

Peek-a-boo

YummyHappyPills

Or you could do what the rest of us do and have multiple platforms thus not have to put up with inferiority where we feel it could be better.

For instance there are some games that would feel better on Switch versus another system, but another game you may wish looked better.

So if you own both never moan about how it looks on one when you have an alternative under your TV if you want it.

Thats my stance. If I want a game to look as good as possible I have my PC or PS4 but if I feel its a better experience on Switch for me personally, I'll get it there.

I weigh up the opportunity costs and decide thusly. I just dont go on the internet and announce with version Im buying like everyone else. I am content in my purchase security but understand why others may wish to publicly discuss their reasoning.

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IceClimbers

Hmm, wondering what to spend my gold points on. I have $7.99 in gold points exactly. Debating whether I want to use it on VS Super Mario Bros, a NeoGeo game, DLC for Rocket League or Dragon Ball, or towards one of the $20 games like Shantae & the Pirates Curse, RE Revelations 2, Pac-Man CE2+, etc.

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JaxonH

@Peek-a-boo
For console play it won't be as good but, a large appeal of Switch is being able to play awesome games even when you're not at home with a TV and chair available... so I think even if you prefer another version overall, there's still value for a version of the game to be played in every other situation. Unless you never play video games anywhere except home and are only in it for the exclusives.

Idk if you had the update patch, or played on the handheld screen, but the update does help with the lower res drops in the background. It's just a minor boost as far as improved res goes- you'd have to look really closely to notice the gains (though I did notice them), but it's the fact it actually prevents it from dipping super low that makes it a noticeable improvement. It's not so much a large gain as it is a prevention of a large drop.

But with motion controls, fine tuned to precision at around 60 sensitivity, with horizontal analog set to 60 and vertical set to 45-50... it's like playing with a mouse and keyboard. I'm headshotting enemies so far away they look like tiny specks, and beating rune challenges I could never last beyond 10 seconds prior to the motion update. Finely tuned motion controls elevated this game from great (cause even as vanilla it was the best handheld FPS I've ever seen or played) to timeless classic. I refuse to play any other version now, whereas before I was playing on X1X at home and Switch on the go.

@Grumblevolcano
That's... really soon. And this time they've had the experience of DOOM and Rocket League to build upon. Which is good because this is a very demanding game.

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New 3DS:
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PSVR:
Vita:
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JaxonH

@IceClimbers
I vote Resident Evil Revelations 1 or 2. Goodness knows Vs Super Mario Bros has enough sales as is (top of the charts, surprise surprise), and tbh you've probably play that game so many times in your life it's just a matter of wanting it for preservation.

And I think out of the other choices you listed this is easily the best one. It's AAA production values for 20 bucks, with great single player and co-op and online. It's a full package. Can I just say the game looks almost just as good as the PS4/X1 versions. It honestly feels like you're playing one of those versions in the palm of your hands. They did a killer job.

Oh, and the motion controls! Muah! And while it is optional the gesture for reloading is incredible fun and works very well. Insanely original use of the IR sensor on the right Joycon.

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

skywake

Blathers wrote:

@JaxonH Why? Do you like using the joycon grip over a pro controller?

Forms it lacking wireless doesn't bother me because it'd always be on the system. But not having HD rumble is a deal breaker

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IceClimbers

@JaxonH Revelations 2 was definitely what I was leaning towards. Already own and played through the first one on 3DS, but haven't played the second one, so yeah. Might wait one more week though to see if it goes on sale next Thursday as I don't have the space for it until I archive Doom, which I haven't finished yet.

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JaxonH

@IceClimbers
Looked at getting a micro SD card?

I mean, I like to go big or go home. But maybe you've got a little 32gb or 64gb laying around or in an old device? If not, think you can grab a 32gb for like $10 on Amazon.

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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

IceClimbers

@JaxonH Oh I've got a 64GB card in use right now. It's just filled up already lol. I made the mistake of buying the 64GB over the 128GB card months ago thinking it would take forever to fill it. That was, to the say the least, incredibly naive and stupid of me haha. Just haven't bothered to upgrade it yet!

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YummyHappyPills

Mathematically speaking Ive got another 10-12 months in my 128gb card, since just over 64gbs are used.

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Spoony_Tech

I have used about 100 of my 256gb card. Deleted L.A. Noire after finishing it and selling it off. Physical is so nice to have!

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If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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Ralizah

I have 88.5GB free on my 128GB card, because, when I'm done with a game and know I won't be replaying it for a while, I archive it to free up the space. It's nice that the icon still stays on there, though, showing off my "collection" even when those pieces of software aren't occupying space on my system.

@Peek-a-boo DOOM on Switch is preferable if you don't want to be tethered to a TV or you really like the motion controls (both apply to me, thus my disinterest in purchasing it on other platforms). If you're going full dual-stick and don't play games in handheld mode, though, it makes no sense to get it on the Switch if you own literally anything else that can run it.

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Grumblevolcano

The new Pokken DLC and update is out now.

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Octane

@Ralizah That's the weird thing, now I don't have interest in DOOM at all but why don't they include motion controls in the other versions? Apparently it's not that difficult to implement. And my DS4 has a gyro sensor in it. I guess it works in Gravity Rush, but aiming in any other game is locked down to dual sticks, even though the tech is right there!

Octane

YummyHappyPills

@Octane To be fair, how many PS4 games use the light bar? Or that touchpad? Gyro to them is in the same boat.

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Therad

Octane wrote:

@Ralizah That's the weird thing, now I don't have interest in DOOM at all but why don't they include motion controls in the other versions? Apparently it's not that difficult to implement. And my DS4 has a gyro sensor in it. I guess it works in Gravity Rush, but aiming in any other game is locked down to dual sticks, even though the tech is right there!

I also find it really weird. Using motion to fine calibrate your movements are so much better than only dual stick. It is the nearest you can come the precision of a mouse.

I wouldn't be surprised if it is simply a case of not wanting to upset the "hardcore gamers". Motion really got a bad flack in the later Wii days and the Wii U didn't really help. Splatoon showed me you can really have an acceptable level of control on a console without too much auto-aiming.

Therad

Octane

@YummyHappyPills Well, that's the problem. At least the touchpad is used in most games, even though it's often nothing more than a glorified button or a set of buttons. But that's just gimmicky gameplay. Tearaway had you draw on the touchpad for example. But gyro can enhance certain games.

@Therad But if it's optional, it shouldn't be a problem I think. Unless there are people that associate any game with motion controls with the gimmicky Wii games.

Octane

kobashi100

Rumors of football manager touch 2018 being released on switch.

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Therad

Octane wrote:

@YummyHappyPills Well, that's the problem. At least the touchpad is used in most games, even though it's often nothing more than a glorified button or a set of buttons. But that's just gimmicky gameplay. Tearaway had you draw on the touchpad for example. But gyro can enhance certain games.

@Therad But if it's optional, it shouldn't be a problem I think. Unless there are people that associate any game with motion controls with the gimmicky Wii games.

I can only agree, it shouldn't be a problem. It isn't a technical issue, so it must be something else.

Therad

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