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Anti-Matter

@JaxonH
Oh, btw.
Speaking about 2D Platformer, Super Princess Peach NDS was my Favorite.
I finished that game until 99.99% contents unlocked.

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6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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Ralizah

I wasn't blown away by Tropical Freeze on the Wii U, but then, I didn't play too much of it, either. I absolutely loved DKCR on the 3DS, so I'm tempted to snag Tropical Freeze on the Switch. I think I just inherently enjoy certain types of games more on portable platforms.

But, you know, not everybody is going to love certain games. I'm that way with a lot of the action games people rave about: Uncharted, Bloodborne, Bayonetta, etc.

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SKTTR

I played through DKCR relatively fast, though I didn't like the new controls and physics, and the overall presentation (graphics and audio) were generic compared to when DKC launched on the SNES which had some of the best graphics and music at the time. DKCR is my least favourite DKC game. Even Jungle Beat with the bongo controller was better.

A few years later I bought DKC:TF for Wii U, and even though it had much better graphics, much better sound, and much better level design, it took me a year or two to get in the mood to complete it. I like it now, but I was never totally into it.

Well, Retro Studios is a weird company. They make games with "Metroid" and "DKC" in the title, and with characters from Metroid and DKC, but they never feel like Metroid or DKC.

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NaviAndMii

Anti-Matter wrote:

@JaxonH
Oh, btw.
Speaking about 2D Platformer, Super Princess Peach NDS was my Favorite.
I finished that game until 99.99% contents unlocked.

What made you stop? I'm not much of a 'completionist' myself - but if I'd have made it all the way to 99.99% completion, I think I'd have felt obliged to polish off the remaining 0.01%!

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Knuckles-Fajita

DKC TF is at #2 on Amazon UK. It wont top the charts of the launch week at retail but itll come top 5 it seems.

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JaxonH

I'm so happy seeing the game finally be embraced. It deserved so much more than it's initial reception.

What's up with certain games not getting physical releases here in the US? One Piece Pirate Warriors 3, like Unlimited World Red before it, I have to import from Amazon UK. Urban Trials Playground, also getting a physical release May 4th in EU but not the US. So I'm importing that one also (I like Trials games).

And Little Nightmares Complete Edition has no listings up in the US aside from GameStop, and that doesn't even have an icon for the boxart. Meanwhile it's listed on Amazon UK.

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link3710

@JaxonH Usually I'd agree about there not being more platformers, but I think things are different this time.
1. HAL does almost nothing but 2D platformers, and is quite prolific. With them not working across multiple systems now, it seems guaranteed we'll get at least 1 more main series Kirby, and 1 more spinoff Kirby, which may be a platformer like Mass Attack. Given they've released at least 3 games each generation, that's a given.
2. Given we haven't actually seen an original DK game this generation, it's quite likely one will show up down the road, since every single generation has had an original game since the SNES.
3. With any luck, we'll get a new Wario platformer soon.
4. GoodFeel has only done 2D platformers for their large games, and have at least 4 years to go this generation after Yoshi comes out. I'd expect something from them in a few years.
5. 2D Mario will happen this generation, Nintendo would be fools to turn down the money that brings in. The only question is when.
6. Don't know if this technically counts or not, but a Mario Maker upgrade/sequel seems a given as well.
7. Again not sure if it counts, but with any luck we might get another 2-D Metroid this generation.

So that's a good 5-7 that are still likely to release, plus anything that comes out of left field, mostly due to the fact that they've merged the usual releases from portable and home.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@JaxonH Whats up with certain games not getting physical releases here in the EU?

I can get a lot of Capcom's games physical in America, but not here. We almost didn't (Albeit delayed) get Dark Souls physically until Nintendo funded it here for retail.

At this point its obvious why Im all digital. Its just easier and less stress.

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JaxonH

@link3710
That's following the old rules of split platforms though. They'll probably balance it out being all on one console now.

Even so, toss another couple in there. It's not much over the span of 6 years. If all HAL does is make Kirby platformers, then I don't think that's anything to complain about if they continue doing that. We'll probably see a Mario Maker also, but that's more creation tools, and Metroid isn't a platformer. It might be a 2D game but, a different genre, and that's something people really want. Doubt anyone would ever say "don't make a 2D Metroid because I count 5 platformers on the system".

I doubt we'll see a Wario platformer either, specifically because they are going to be balancing genres all combined on Switch. Game & Wario is my bet, not a platformer.

Maybe Goodfeel gets another game out, but they only put out one 2D platformer game on Wii U and only put out one 2D platformer game on Wii edit actually they did put out WarioLand Shake It also, but that would kill two of your birds with one stone, if Goodfeel made a WarioLand game it would be both the Wario platformer you speak of, and it would be their second game. Yoshi might be all we get from them. But it's possible we see one more. I seriously doubt it though specifically because they're not going to just do platformers. Nintendo will probably tell them to make something else.

Which means this is pretty much it. Aside from Mario Maker and a Kirby sequel or two. Doubt anyone is touching DKC. Retro is working on something else. And 2D Mario is now likely now going to be represented via Mario Maker. Unless they reinvent their direction, in which case I would be genuinely interested in whatever they put out, which means it would be a good thing, not bad

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@YummyHappyPills
Less demand in EU, as Nintendo has a much lower market share there. I completely understand why certain games don't get a physical release in EU, for that very reason.

But vise versa? It makes no sense. Any game with enough demand to see a physical release in EU almost certainly could weather a physical release in NA. Aside from perhaps ⚽️ sims.

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FragRed

@YummyHappyPills I kinda wish I had gone that way when getting the Switch. But I really find it hard to go all digital now I've been buying physical for so long.

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subpopz

@FragRed I started out buying all physical when possible as well. Doing a mix now. Large AAA games and long-play time games without high replay (jrpgs and the like), I still buy physical. Everything else I buy digital now. I was also reluctant to change initially, but now that I am doing it that way, I find it's much easier, convenient and cheaper.

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Grumblevolcano

I think if Pokemon Switch is this year they'll use a Pokemon Direct to act as damage control for the info on the paid online service in early May.

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DarthNocturnal

Grumblevolcano wrote:

I think if Pokemon Switch is this year they'll use a Pokemon Direct to act as damage control for the info on the paid online service in early May.

“Just as before, Pokemon Version On and Version Off will allow you trade and battle with many players online! Unlike before, you'll need to subscribed to Nintendo's paid online service. Good luck evolving that Kadabra now, no-frienders!“

Yup. Ace damage control, that.

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JaxonH

I don't think there'll be any damage to control, really.

People have known for over a year now they're going to a paid online service, and we've known it's going to be $19.99/year here. And it got pushed back so online was free for an extra year.

The only discontent I can see would be lack of cloud save option. But provided that's included I don't really see any pushback at all. In fact, if that's included I imagine most people will feel the service can't come soon enough.

If they actually add in some decent online features as well- like messaging any friends you want via the app and party chat for any game via the app... people will be thrilled.

I mean, they've got to be adding something. They just announced to investors there's going to be an internal cost associated with the launch of the service, so clearly they're going to be bringing something to the table. It's not just going to be a new pay wall put in place- I don't know exactly what it will be but it's costing them something. What comes to mind when I hear that is servers for cloud save uploads/downloads, new app developed for messaging and party chat, online classic games developed for the service, etc.

I also wouldn't overlook the fact it was delayed. It's evident to me they had a change of plans and decided there were features originally absent they felt needed to be included. The sheer time it'll have been since Switch launched (18 months) indicates to me that whatever it is, it will be more than people are likely expecting. I don't know if it will address every need, but it's certainly going to be something of substance given it's taken them 18 months to implement it. I also recall them stating it's going to be worth the wait- I have a feeling a proper party chat system for the new app along with cloud save backups is coming.

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DarthNocturnal

I'd rather that messaging and party chat come to the console itself. Mobile is a nice option (Xbox's app even added party chat support not too long ago), but as the only option.... yeah, no. Sadly, they kinda screwed themselves over by not putting a headphone jack on the joycons or pro controller... although, plugging into the console itself might be an option, if you have a long enough cord.

It's just kind of a shame, especially if that Fortnite rumor is true. Although, if “crosschat“ isn't a thing, I guess I'll be using the Xbox app the same way I'd use Nintendo's app anyway.

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FragRed

I think Nintendo made the delay when they realised that people weren't going to be happy with such a basic and poorly thought out paid online service. It must have taken them by surprise and have been trying to get something together in the hopes of pleasing the Switch owners. I still do not expect Nintendo to manage to get it right even with the delay.

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JaxonH

@DarthNocturnal
I think we'd all prefer it to be on the console itself...

But that ship has sailed.

Best we can hope for is a proper system in place, even if it is via phone. Not sure how merging audio will work. Always have the Hori adapter, but ya... at worst just plug headphones from phone for chat, and the audio comes from TV over it. Idk.

It's not like I play online much anyways, and when I do I just call my bro and put my phone on speaker

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DarthNocturnal

@JaxonH

The issue with that is that some games have a strong emphasis on using audio to detect your opponent. Especially shooters. With only voice chat via a phone/ tablet w/ headphone/ headset, you kinda miss out on that. I mean, you can crank your TV up, but that's probably not going to be viable for everyone (shared household, etc).

How do we know the ship has sailed though? Did Nintendo ever say it's not happening? I know there's system resource concerns, but we're talking about technical wizards here.

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