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Knuckles-Fajita

Sonic Forces was nearly an accessory to suicide with how bad it is.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@NEStalgia If the AI is decent you are still playing footsies and some mind games. If it is just doing high priority inputs then yeah not much there.

I've not played beyond the demo for sushi striker (taiko and octopath got my cash ...darn you student loan debt!!!!) but it was cut scenes. So are you looking for cutscenes (which i mentioned already) or are you looking for a RPG with Fightgame gameplay mechanics for the combat? If it is cutscenes...that exists now. And fighting games stories have made no sense for about 30 years. If it is a genre mashup...balancing is everything or its not a fighting game anymore. (at least not a good one) and nobody that plays fighting games is going to play it except for casual matches. (Tatsunoko vs Capcom...looking at you). Then the question goes why did you break a fighting game when you could have just gone and played an RPG or whatever game you actually wanted to play?

I think we are going in circles at this point though. So I think we will have to agree to disagree.

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When pulling videos off of the switch to the pc does it just treat the sd card as a normal sd card and i just import the photos or is there something else involved? (trying to free up space in my full 128gb card.)

@Knuckles-Fajita So I just burst out laughing and my coworkers are staring at me now...well done.

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NEStalgia

@Ryu_Niiyama I'm not sure if needs distinction really. Scenes are fine to tie the battles together. Few fg seen to really commit to it more than tutorial material, most just do vs arcade mode. But I'm more than open to a unique rpg game with a fg battle system. That would be awesome actually. Like pxz without the crossover and with a real fight mechanic. I was more thinking better cutscene campaigns and or varied enemies beyond vs matches (teken does that already) but the whole fighter rpg thing.... Now i want it. Do it, Sega!

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Mrtoad

This reminds me why did Shenmue I and II skip the Switch? Maybe, Sega AGES?

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Ryu_Niiyama Thats my "blunt" response to how I feel about that game...

Hey at least I make someone laugh with my twisted idea of comedy

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JaxonH

Who's playing Shining Resonance Refrain? It seems to be outpacing the PS4 version on Amazon as the 14th best selling game on the site (#39 in category)

And btw, holy crapola! The top 16 best selling video games on Amazon are all Switch titles, and 19 of the top 20. There's literally only 1 other game in the top 20 from another platform, and that's MH World in the #17 spot (#47 spot listed since it includes store credit and accessories and hardware), which only moved up recently from around #100 because it went on sale for half price.

Can't imagine such a scenario in the Wii U era. Heck they didn't even sell Wii U on Amazon! Remember those days? I do.

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Fooligan

@JaxonH My copy of Shining Resonance Refrain is on the way. According to Best Buy the release date was changed to this Friday instead of yesterday. So my copy was shipped today at 1 o clock.

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NEStalgia

@Mrtoad xbox got it because it's the original secondary platform after Dreamcast. Ps got it because shenmue 3 funding. Switch.... No dice.

@JaxonH i remember those days! Seems so recent! I bought shining, but won't be unwrapping it for a while. Xc2 first. Maybe octopath too.

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darkfenrir

@JaxonH Bought Shining, but it hasn't arrived, and I think I'll play Octopath first anyway

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JaxonH

Nintendo spent the last decade squandering third-party support. 10 long years of driving away third parties for core, gamer-focused games. And that's not going to be fixed overnight. The many failed attempts at bringing 3rd party games to Nintendo platforms to find a bedrock audience since the mid 2000's has finally caught up to us. And it's going to take years, possibly even several generations, before this problem is fully rectified (IF it's ever fully rectified).

There's also the fact, whether people like to acknowledge it or not, that the audience on Nintendo platforms well and truly does have different preferences and tastes in games. I'm not entirely sure a game like Yakuza would sell on Switch, tbh. I look at the Japanese sales numbers for YS VIII, another PlayStation-focused franchise brought over to Switch, and I see 6k sales for week one and 2k sales for week 2. And let's not beat around the bush- that's absolutely embarrassing. We've heard the game is doing much better in the west but we cannot ignore that the Japanese audience is, and will remain to be, their primary focus for most JP style games.

And I worry for Valkyria Chronicles 4, the next major PlayStation-centric franchise coming to Switch. It's reviewed as being just as good if not better than the original, which itself is often cited as one of the best strategy RPG games ever made in the history of video games, certainly of the seventh generation, and it seems like... nobody cares. Just another game nobody pays attention to that gets lost in the shuffle. But games like Valkyria Chronicles 4 NEED to sell well. If Switch is to prove itself as an alternative audience for PlayStation-centric games, then Valkyria Chronicles 4 needs to do well, particularly in Japan. And it's going to take games like that consistently doing well, month after month, year after year, generation after generation, before some of these developers finally come around and change their fundamental beliefs that there is not an audience for their games on Nintendo.

Of course, the same applies to western games. Companies like Ubisoft cannot be blamed for believing that their core games like Far Cry, Assassins Creed, Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell, etc will not sell on a Nintendo platform when they brought half a dozen of them to Wii U, and every single one of them failed spectacularly. And that was a platform where all the core Nintendo fans owned the system. First party games were selling millions of copies, even smaller first party game releases. And yet these mega-high budget games, in some cases, were launching with as little as 10,000 sales, worldwide their first week... let that sink in... let it sink in some more... And it wasn't just Ubisoft's games- it was Batman Arkham, Darksiders, Injustice, Sniper Elite, Call of Duty, Deus Ex, Mass Effect, FIFA, Madden, NBA 2k, etc etc etc. Not a single one of them broke half a million in sales as far as I know, and most of them struggled to even break a quarter million!

That is the core Nintendo fanbase. So yeah, it's no surprise then that big companies are convinced there's not an audience for their games among this fanbase. Sure, there might be multi-console gamers who would be interested, but by virtue of who they are they are already buying their games on other platforms. So they lose absolutely nothing by not bringing their games to Nintendo, because all the people that would actually buy their games are already buying their games, and they don't have to develop a different version to get those sales.

Perhaps there's been a sudden change of heart within the Nintendo fanbase as far as interest in these titles but, I seriously doubt it. A number of fans like to have these titles on their system just because it makes them feel more secure about the platform they own, and they will complain all day long about not having them, but they don't actually have any intention of buying the vast majority of them. They're seen as trophy pieces. Just trophy pieces, to feel as more of an equal in the never ending war of the consoles.

That's not to say there isn't a good, solid, group of about 1 million core fans who are interested, mostly people like us in this forum, the problem is we just aren't in great enough number. The problem is a game comes out and only 25% of us are interested in game A, and a different 25% of us are interested in game B, and a different 25% of us are interested in game C, so at any given time there's really only a quarter million of us willing to buy the next major AAA third-party Western title, plus however many non-core fans and self proclaimed "PS4/X1/PC gamers" there are who happen to own a Switch and want to buy on the platform specifically.

@Fooligan
Huh, interesting.

@NEStalgia
Play YS VIII. Absolutely stellar game. Masterpiece-grade RPG, possibly in the same league as Xenoblade 2 (as much as I'm surprised to say it, because I really wasn't expecting anywhere close to that).

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EvilLucario

Yeah Ys VIII is damn good. But you can't compare it with Xenoblade 2 directly because you're like comparing steak to eggs (not even apples to oranges), where just because they both have protein doesn't mean they're comparable in the slightest.

I'm actually writing a mini-review for Ys VIII. That's the first game I've ever wrote a review on, let that speak to you how much I really like the game.

Personally I don't think it's as good as Xenoblade, but in my mind, there's like 2-3 other games that can come close in the first place so that doesn't mean as much coming from me. Ys VIII is still extremely good, and if you even slightly like RPGs or action games, the game is for you. Top-tier RPG in my book.

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darkfenrir

Yeah, I'm trying my hands on reviewing it as well... but with the length, I don't think I can put it here.

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EvilLucario

@darkfenrir Lol, my review at the moment is 2537 words and counting (almost done, though!). I go more in-depth with my thoughts on gameplay than story, but yeah it's shaping up to be a beefy review/slight critique.

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darkfenrir

@EvilLucario Oh wow, mine is only 1007 words and I thought it's long already (since around 2 pages at GDocs). My biggest complain is tbh... how the surroundings feel same-y, like okay, there's some nice places but the journey to that places all felt so same-y... o+<

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EvilLucario

@darkfenrir Honestly, my biggest complaint about the game is that it feels like an amalgamation of gameplay concepts from other games like Bayonetta's combat and Metroidvania progression, but those individual elements aren't as good as either game it takes from. Not an entirely bad thing since it's greater than the sum of its parts, but that's what I feel.

Again though, it kicks ass. Great game all around.

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darkfenrir

@EvilLucario Ah yeah, when you say it like that, I agree that it feels like a combination.

Agreed on that it's great game though, that ending really tugs my heartstrings about Dana :')

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Ryu_Niiyama

@NEStalgia nope only hori, madkatz and i used to build my own. Look up reviews on the quality of the pcb. After that you can mod it as you see fit.

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