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NintendoSlav

I'm here to reccomend Ys 8: Lacrymosa of Dana to anyone looking for a brilliant combat and story focused RPG. Just finished my first playthrough (took about 50 hours with a few side quests) and I felt like giving it a standing ovation at the end.

Like I said, if you enjoy fun, satisfying yet strategic combat, as well as an immersive and evolving story/writing, this is definitely worth the price. Apparently it has different endings too based on your in-game reputation.

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Ruthless4u

We have 700 dollars budgeted for a switch, game and accessories for my 11 year olds Christmas. With couch co-op in mind for 3 players any suggestions on games( he likes anything from Mario kart to borderlands to civilization)accessories?

Ruthless4u

SKTTR

Ruthless4u wrote:

We have 700 dollars budgeted for a switch, game and accessories for my 11 year olds Christmas. With couch co-op in mind for 3 players any suggestions on games( he likes anything from Mario kart to borderlands to civilization)accessories?

For 3 players? You gonna need 2 more Controllers (maybe 1 more Joy-Con set and 1 Switch Pro Controller?)

He likes Mario Kart? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is on Switch.
Civilization? Sid Meier's Civilization VI is on Switch.
Borderlands? Not available on Switch. I can't think of similar titles... though I have not played Borderlands. So, by a long stretch maybe something like Splatoon 2 or Skyrim?
(Warframe, Fortnite, Paladins, are free to play. Overwatch is coming soon.)

3 player couch-co-op? I'd love to say Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Yoshi's Crafted World, Hyrule Warriors, but they're only 2 player co-op. For 3 players Super Smash Bros. Ultimate should be a no brainer. And if you haven't tried it yet, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a big pack for up to 4 players.

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Krull

Here’s a question for all you WRPG fans... The Witcher 3 or Divinity: Original Sin 2? If you had to pick just one (because time is precious!) for someone had played neither before, which would you choose, and why?

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Magician

@Krull - Although both are excellent, I recommend The Witcher 3 over Divinity Original Sin 2. TW3 is an open world rpg. It's a genre gamers are more familiar with thanks to the popularity of Skyrim, BotW, etc. Where as DOS2 is a character rpg. A more challenging, slower-paced genre of game.

With a crpg, you can easily enter an failed game state if you construct your character or your party poorly.

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AndyD

Okay between FFX or XII....which is better? Was thinking of picking one up off the shop during the sale.

Also, Alliance Alive HD or Dragon Quest XI? I know those are different but they are my 2 options.

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Krull

@Magician That’s a good answer. Still a bit torn, though. Although I haven’t played The Witcher 3, I feel like I get plenty of open-world experiences. Whereas I haven’t played a proper CRPG since (checks watch) ... a very long time, and Divinity 2 is pretty much regarded as the acme of its type.

Probably will go Witcher 3, though. All those GOTY awards must mean something.

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Ralizah

@scubydo
FFX has classic turn based combat triggered by random encounters, is overtly linear, and has a storyline heavy with romance and traditional fantasy elements.

FFXII has enemies on the map, a fusion of real-time and turn-based combat (you auto-attack enemies, but you can pause at any time and issue specific commands; you can set up what are called Gambits, which will allow you to basically program in-depth how your character approach battles), becomes much more open-ended over the course of the game, and has a grounded and "realistic" story that is grounded in political intrigue.

I vastly prefer XII, but X is a beloved game by many, and it's worth mentioning that the X/X-2 HD Collection comes with two separate games.

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Magician

Krull wrote:

Probably will go Witcher 3, though. All those GOTY awards must mean something.

You can't go wrong either way, both TW3 and DOS2 are considered two of the top-twenty games for this generation of platforms.

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BruceCM

FFXII, @scubydo .... if only because you can't buy FFX individually I'm getting Alliance Alive as well, myself but if you have to choose, I'd say DQXI

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AndyD

Okay final decision time. I am off work all next week, and our kids will be at our parents, so I will have a lot of free time - DQXI, a FF game on sale, TW3, Alliance Alive HD, or God Eater 3 (which is also on sale)??????????

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darkfenrir

I vote for DQXI, it's really charming JRPG!

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Leon_Kennedy

@scubydo

FFX or FFXII is a tricky one as they are very different, I would argue FFXII doesn’t feel or play like a traditional final fantasy so if you like final fantasys and want more of the same then I would go for FFXII.

If you’ve played Xenoblade chronicles x FFXII plays more like that.

Leon_Kennedy

Chimaj

So, Cosmic Star Heroine is on sale 70%, should I buy it?

Chimaj

Magician

Chimaj wrote:

So, Cosmic Star Heroine is on sale 70%, should I buy it?

I'm my opinion, Cosmic Star Heroine is a better nod to Chrono Trigger than I Am Setsuna or Lost Sphear try to be, if that helps at all.

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Currently playing: Va-11 Hall-A (Switch)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

NotTelevision

I just saw Obra Dinn is coming to Switch tomorrow. Cool stuff.

It was by far my favorite game of last year, and 2018 had some great releases.

If you are on the fence about it being worth 20 bucks, don’t be. Totally absorbing experience for fans of atmospheric adventure games.

NotTelevision

RR529

I'll probably nab an eShop title to hold me over until my next paycheck, and was wondering what everyone's thoughts on Devil May Cry are?

I've been getting into more straight up action titles this year, but at the same time I'm not ready to jump into something Ninja Gaiden/Souls like difficulty wise, and am wondering where DMC fits on the scale.

For refrence I've played & really enjoyed God of War 2018 (on "Give me a Balance"), Onimusha Warlords (on the standard difficulty), and Astral Chain (on "Pt Standard") this year.

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Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

Magician

RR529 wrote:

I'll probably nab an eShop title to hold me over until my next paycheck, and was wondering what everyone's thoughts on Devil May Cry are?

The grandfather of the stylish-action genre. I remember the first DMC fondly. Although I feel the Bayonetta series is superior, DMC 1 still holds up. DMC isn't open world like Dark Souls and it's less challenging than Ninja Gaiden.

Switch Physical Collection - 673 games (as of November 28th, 2020)
Currently playing: Va-11 Hall-A (Switch)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

RR529

@Magician, yeah, at the advice given by someone over on Push Square, I decided to give it a go.

Only played the first mission so far, though it's off to a decent start.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

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