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Re: Review: Batman - The Telltale Series (Switch)

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I'm still infatuated with the way Telltale clawed their way up from working with smaller lincenses in the episodic format, proving that it works, and now being allowed access to all the biggest names in IP history.

They basically only need Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Bible.

If they got hold of Cory Loftis for character art for Harry Potter and did a season for each book, I'd play the Dickens out of that.

Re: Video: Rainway Dev Shows Off Cuphead Co-Op Running On Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo allowed quite many utility apps on their digital stores previously, but so far the only thing in that regard on Switch is Hulu.

Hulu shows a lot of material not licensed by Nintendo, so I don't see content ownership as the issue, moreso whether the Rainway developers can provide a polished product and guarantee a good value proposition to customers.

Rainway is useless by itself, just like Hulu if you don't have a subscription, but the Hulu app is free, and I feel this might be unlikely to be the case with Rainway.

Re: ARMS Version 4.0 Arrives on 16th November

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@NEStalgia
I certainly see what you mean with skill atrophy when talking about something as intense as ARMS. But then I'm never really that into getting super good at action games, so I never reach any viable online competetive level in the first place.

Re: ARMS Version 4.0 Arrives on 16th November

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@NEStalgia
Different strokes for different folks I guess, this is the kind of drip feed of free updates that I really enjoy.

I don't have a lot of time for playing, so picking games back up every other month when new stuff arrives is fun, and I don't feel as if I'm being left behind.

Re: Digital Foundry Gives Its Full Analysis of DOOM on Nintendo Switch

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@Devlind
That much is true. If they could beef up the power a few years from now through an optional add-on like a Pro-Dock, players that wanted the very best performance could splash out for that.

But it would also require developers to configure games for a third standard, outside of the usual docked and undocked, which is already one more than what's usual for consoles.

Re: Digital Foundry Gives Its Full Analysis of DOOM on Nintendo Switch

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@Devlind
The Switch has no proper way of harnessing extra processing power from a "pro dock." If you perceive me to be wrong on this, though, I'd like to hear your thoughts.

If anything, as I see it, the existence of Doom on Switch, and the acknowledgement that there still is "room for improvement" is a reason for developers to try and compete for an even better product.

Re: Nintendo Is Ramping Up Switch Production To 25 To 30 Million Units A Year

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@SLIGEACH_EIRE
If they're going to take advantage of the hype and have any hope of approaching Wii-type sales, 30 million a year is about where they would need to be.

Wii sold out completely for two years in a row at 25, and estimates say they could have sold close to double that if the stock had been available. Then we all know what happened next. Demand petered out during third and fourth years (for many different reasons,) and they ended at 100 million, a long shot from the PS2's 150.

Re: This Is The Most Touching Miiverse Tribute Of Them All

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@SLIGEACH_EIRE
I don't think they really have to replace it with anything.
Choice functionality similar to parts of what Miiverse offered for different games is likely what we're going to get.

So it will probably always be game specific. The play journal for instance would make a lot of sense for a game like Animal Crossing, but not so much for many others.

Re: Hulu Video Streaming App Out Today For Switch In North America

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@UmbreonsPapa
That much is true. Netflix seems to license the full seasons at least.

I'm sure the omissions aren't entirely arbitrary though. I'd expect networks to hold the highest rated episodes (or just any episode sometimes) from a season "hostage" from streaming services. Demanding you pay a considerable chunk extra to feature a full season compared to one with a few holes.

Re: System Shock Reboot On Switch "Not Off The Table"

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The art direction differs a lot from the original, which always has me questioning what else the studio might be changing without telling or even being aware themselves.

That said, this is definitely a genre that isn't yet covered in full on Switch, so a warm welcome is still in order, should it happen.

Re: Review: Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern (Switch eShop)

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I have played a vast amount of this type of game, and I sort of remember their key strength as being their length and realitive difficulty.

Not sure I'd enjoy a shorter game that also takes a slightly less whimsical visual direction, so thanks for the review!