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JaxonH

Review for Life Is Strange just went live on Switch Up (the only reviews I trust nowadays). Seems they nailed the performance. Framerate is solid. Maybe even more stable than PS/Xbox versions when they released.

@Pizzamorg
I'm so glad this port turned out well. No gameplay shown before release, not even an eShop listing! I was beginning to think they were hiding something. Turns out, the game holds a rock solid 30fps and runs 1080p docked and 720p handheld with impressive results!

Like, you can tell it's been downgraded. For sure. But still, for a Switch game it looks dang good. Especially in handheld mode.

I'm currently playing with Hifiman Arya headphones... gotta use quality headphones for this one. The music is so integral to the experience. And the audio quality is superb in this game. Even with the Switch OLED speakers it sounds great. The facial animations are so well done, and the voice acting so quality, and story so grounded, it really feels like I'm there. Like I'm playing the role.

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PLAYING
NS: MH Rise
Steam: MH Rise
XSX: Gears 5
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR 2022
NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, AC Ezio Collection, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Kirby

Jesus is Lord.

X-Slayer

Something quite odd happened when I was in Hateno Village (BotW). During daytime I got surprised by a Blood Moon with the sky turning red and the cutscene of the Moon. Perhaps my game’s Hateno Village is cursed XD

Switch Friend Code: SW-0567-1887-2002
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CURRENTLY PLAYING:
Banjo-Kazooie (NSO)
Bravely Default II
LotR: The Third Age (GC)
Paper Mario 64 (NSO)
Zelda BotW Normal + DLC
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond

Pizzamorg

Yeah @JaxonH I totally forgot to shout out those facial animations, just insane how good they are. Makes everyone seem so real, I am not sure I’ve seen such detailed and realistic faces, this is even despite the stylised graphics. It had a risk of feeling a little uncanny valley, but I think they really nail the balance.

The soundtrack is really great as well, really surprised to see smaller British artists like Gabrielle Aplin and Keaton Henson show up along the way.

My @ handle everywhere is Pizzamorg.
My Friend Code is: SW-6997-6872-4381
Switch games currently playing: Wrestling Empire. Monster Hunter GU. RingFit Adventure. Loop Hero. Skyward Sword HD.
PC games currently playing: Monster Hunter Rise. Expeditions Rome. Wolcen.

JaxonH

@Pizzamorg
Oh my gosh. This freaking game.

Something just happened. You probably know what I'm talking about. Holy crap! I wasn't ready for this, I wasn't ready at all.

This game is determined to break my heart playing it. Oh man...

PLAYING
NS: MH Rise
Steam: MH Rise
XSX: Gears 5
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR 2022
NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, AC Ezio Collection, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Kirby

Jesus is Lord.

Pizzamorg

JaxonH wrote:

@Pizzamorg
Oh my gosh. This freaking game.

Something just happened. You probably know what I'm talking about. Holy crap! I wasn't ready for this, I wasn't ready at all.

This game is determined to break my heart playing it. Oh man...

You just got to the end of chapter one? Yeah, ooooft. Shows how effective they are in emotionally hooking you in, because that ending hits like a landslide of rocks following an explosion despite only meeting these characters like a couple of hours earlier.

There are some other big emotional punches coming along the way too, especially depending on some of the choices you make/how you use your power.

My @ handle everywhere is Pizzamorg.
My Friend Code is: SW-6997-6872-4381
Switch games currently playing: Wrestling Empire. Monster Hunter GU. RingFit Adventure. Loop Hero. Skyward Sword HD.
PC games currently playing: Monster Hunter Rise. Expeditions Rome. Wolcen.

Magician

Just placed my Japanese import Xmas order. Wing of Darkness, Eastward, Dungeon & Gravestone, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, eBaseball Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2021, and Aleste Collection. Wing of Darkness might be the worst reviewed game of the bunch, but for $18 I wanted to give it a try. Alba & Eastward have reviewed well, no concerns over either of those. Dungeon & Gravestone...I think is a bit too niche and will have a fairly low print run like BlockQuest Maker did.

Lastly, the cornerstones of the order are the Aleste Collection (which was finally marked down 20%) and eBaseball. I'm a shmup fan, so the Aleste Collection was going to be added to my collection eventually. And until MLB The Show arrives on Switch, eBaseball Pro Yakyuu Spirits is probably the best sim-baseball game available on the platform, sans the Super Mega Baseball series. eBaseball was marked down 43%, so I felt the time was right to order a copy.

eBaseball will be the first game I play from this order.

Switch Physical Collection - 869 games (as of January 22nd, 2022)
Currently playing: Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

Pizzamorg

Heard lots of good things about Loop Hero, so I just bought it on my Switch now it’s dropped.

My @ handle everywhere is Pizzamorg.
My Friend Code is: SW-6997-6872-4381
Switch games currently playing: Wrestling Empire. Monster Hunter GU. RingFit Adventure. Loop Hero. Skyward Sword HD.
PC games currently playing: Monster Hunter Rise. Expeditions Rome. Wolcen.

JaxonH

Who was that who posted saying they were looking for Switch OLED?

Ping them and let them know, live at Walmart

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Switch-OLED-Model-w-White...

PLAYING
NS: MH Rise
Steam: MH Rise
XSX: Gears 5
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR 2022
NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, AC Ezio Collection, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Kirby

Jesus is Lord.

Magician

Switch outselling PS5 by a factor of more than 100 this week, I think it's worth a chuckle.

https://www.gematsu.com/2021/12/famitsu-sales-11-29-21-12-5-21

Switch Physical Collection - 869 games (as of January 22nd, 2022)
Currently playing: Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Favorite Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke

IceClimbers

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is $12 on the US eShop for the Game Awards sale. That's a steal of a price.

Also Best Buy has BotW at $30 for their deal of the day. Don't know if I've seen it that low before.

3DS Friend Code: 2363-5630-0794

Ralizah

@JaxonH wtf the OLED was up hours ago and... it's still live! Can't wrap my head around it. This thing has been like gold dust since release. Almost kind of eerie not seeing hardware vanish the instant it goes live.

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Currently Playing
Spyro the Dragon remake (PS4)

Buizel

Just watched NintendoLife's 31 Best Switch Games Yet video. Blimey, it's amazing how many quality games we have on the system at this point. The video doesn't even mention a ton of games I've had a great time with, such as Octopath Traveler, Valkyria Chronicles 4, the main series Pokemon games, New Pokemon Snap, Hyrule Warriors, Persona 5 Strikers, Bayonetta 2, Cadence of Hyrule, Mario and Rabbids, Shin Megami Tensei V, Ys VIII, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Streets of Rage 4, Mario Party Superstars, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Wario Ware...(I could go on...)

Worth a watch for anyone new to the system, or anyone needing reminding of all the great titles available for it.

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Previously "timleon" and "HunterLeon"

Currently playing: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shin Megami Tensei V, Ghost of Tsushima

JaxonH

I stand by the Jax Must Play Switch Games list

  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Metroid Dread
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
  • Trials Rising
  • Ori Will of the Wisps
  • Zelda Breath of the Wild
  • Resident Evil Revelations (the Gyro aiming and gesture reloading with split joycon is insanely awesome)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles DE
  • Fire Emblem Three Houses

And, the Jax Top Handheld 3rd Party Games list

  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dying Light
  • Life Is Strange
  • Crysis Trilogy
  • Cruis'n Blast
  • Borderlands 2
  • Assassin's Creed Rebel Collection
  • Astral Chain
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2

@Ralizah
They probably stocked to the hilt for the holidays. It's such a fantastic system, once you get an OLED it's an eye opening moment. It's so good. Highly recommend.

PLAYING
NS: MH Rise
Steam: MH Rise
XSX: Gears 5
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR 2022
NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, AC Ezio Collection, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Kirby

Jesus is Lord.

Pizzamorg

It is funny because I know I am seen as the complainer but I think I’d recommend almost every Switch game I have played. I don’t think - other than maybe Nocturne - I have played an objectively bad game on my Switch. There are plenty of games I either got fed up of, or didn’t end up enjoying a whole lot by the end or plenty of games I liked, but just didn’t go absolutely nuts for like others have, but - other than Nocturne - I would still openly recommend those games if my friends asked (games like SMT V, or BOTW or Three Houses etc).

In terms of new purchases I have made, Loop Hero is… okay. There isn’t really a huge amount to it mechanically, but I am sure there is heaps of depth, which makes it kinda great for the Switch as you can turn it on, run through a loop or three and then jump out again fairly painlessly. A great, short burst, handheld experience.

I am also playing Wargroove as I remember it catching my eye before but I didn’t pick it up for reasons i don’t know why. I am enjoying it so far, like a medieval Advance Wars/Fire Emblem game done in like a GBA style (the art style is gorgeous to me). I think probably the coolest thing about it is how much it lets you tweak your experience in terms of difficulty. I wish more games offered stuff like this. Control and State of Decay 2 still remain some of only truly great examples of difficulty agency, with really granular difficulty choices.

My @ handle everywhere is Pizzamorg.
My Friend Code is: SW-6997-6872-4381
Switch games currently playing: Wrestling Empire. Monster Hunter GU. RingFit Adventure. Loop Hero. Skyward Sword HD.
PC games currently playing: Monster Hunter Rise. Expeditions Rome. Wolcen.

rallydefault

Just had the white OLED in my cart at Target but didn't go through with it. I just can't justify 350+ bucks if I've mostly been playing on my TV lately.

And I just can't ignore this nagging feeling that we're gonna see something that's actually more powerful in the next year or two.

It does look slick, though.

rallydefault

Pizzamorg

I honestly still don’t think the OLED model is really all that impressive. I only bought mine because it solved a lot of Christmas problems, IE I get a nice new OLED Switch for Christmas rather than something I probably wouldn’t use and my family get a nice MH Rise special edition Switch (even if that means nothing to them). I will probably give them the OLED Joycons, I understand they did tweak some stuff under the hood, but I would like to hold onto at least the Rise Joycons, since the MH Rise Switch is way cooler than the OLED to me, but I want that OLED screen/new dock. I guess I will just cover the OLED stuff in stickers or something.

Think I am going to buy them Animal Crossing as well, as my Step Mum keeps hinting that is the game she wants.

Edited on by Pizzamorg

My @ handle everywhere is Pizzamorg.
My Friend Code is: SW-6997-6872-4381
Switch games currently playing: Wrestling Empire. Monster Hunter GU. RingFit Adventure. Loop Hero. Skyward Sword HD.
PC games currently playing: Monster Hunter Rise. Expeditions Rome. Wolcen.

JaxonH

I can't go back to the dull gray "blacks" of the LCD model. Sometimes I take my Lite to work still when I'm in a hurry, and every time I just feel disappointment looking at the screen.

The bolder, brighter colors and whiter whites are also a plus, but it's the blacks that make OLED non negotiable for me.

You won't see blacks darker than the screen itself. And LCD doesnt even do that, because it has light bleed from behind lighting up the already gray screen. Whereas OLED shuts off individual pixels with no light bleed, so the difference between the two is actually even more than the comparison below.

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I guess some people don't care much about that. But as soon as I got mine, immediately I was like yup, there's no going back now. Not if I have this as an alternative. Games look sooo much better. And, the battery life is even longer on average. Many games hit 1 hr extra on full brightness, on top of the already insane v2 battery life. Games like Final Fantasy IX getting 10 hrs on max brightness? It's nuts. And I like my battery life.

The kickstand is also a huge plus. I've always been a big tabletop fan, and have been singing it's praises for years. Having a solid full length kickstand that can swivel to any angle kinda feels like a must for a system like this.

And while it may not be as big a deal as the other aspects, having a full 7" screen really does make games more enjoyable, especially in tabletop mode where you're not holding it directly in front of your face. Text is that much easier to read, too.

Edited on by JaxonH

PLAYING
NS: MH Rise
Steam: MH Rise
XSX: Gears 5
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR 2022
NS: MH Rise Sunbreak, AC Ezio Collection, Bayonetta 3, Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Kirby

Jesus is Lord.

Grumblevolcano

@JaxonH I think the biggest thing is OLED is most well known for burn-in so you come to the question of whether the screen difference is worth getting burn-in in the future.

Grumblevolcano

Switch Friend Code: SW-2595-6790-2897 | 3DS Friend Code: 3926-6300-7087 | Nintendo Network ID: GrumbleVolcano

Pizzamorg

Grumblevolcano wrote:

@JaxonH I think the biggest thing is OLED is most well known for burn-in so you come to the question of whether the screen difference is worth getting burn-in in the future.

Yeah that is a big concern for me too, thankfully, I use a pretty healthy mix between docked and handheld so I am hoping to mitigate a lot of the risk.

My @ handle everywhere is Pizzamorg.
My Friend Code is: SW-6997-6872-4381
Switch games currently playing: Wrestling Empire. Monster Hunter GU. RingFit Adventure. Loop Hero. Skyward Sword HD.
PC games currently playing: Monster Hunter Rise. Expeditions Rome. Wolcen.

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