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The Nintendo Switch Thread

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Buzzkillington, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Linkachu

    Linkachu Completely Average High School Student

    I ended up buying one on launch day and ignoring the cost (which made my wallet weep) I'm really satisfied with my purchase. I play via handheld mode about 70% of the time but whenever I feel like gaming on the TV the Pro Controller feels great to use: nice weight, good sized buttons, and the grips are an appreciated touch. My only gripe is that its gyros were a bit too sensitive for Splatoon 2's testfire, so I'd likely either adjust the sensitivity next time 'round or just play Splatoon 2 in handheld mode.

    I'm picking up both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris later this month. :) As much as I've been loving Breath of the Wild on my Switch (my playtime has capped 80-85 hours now, can't recall which) it'll be nice to finally have something else to poke at.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
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  2. Rena Ryuugu

    Rena Ryuugu Oyashiro-Sama

    3 new Splatoon amiibo and Splatoon 2 is releasing on the 21st July. I know when to get my switch now ;)

    Fate/Extella will be coming to the Switch too.
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  3. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav Hai Hai Grav desu Moderator

    Switch round-up:
    • ARMS - 16th June
    • Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star - 25th July
    • Minecraft: Switch Edition - 11th May
    • Monopoly - Fall
    • Namco Museum - Summer
    • Neo Geo games coming to Switch:
      • Fatal Fury
      • Over Top
      • Blazing Star
      • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
      • Galaxy Fighter
      • Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
      • Last Resort
      • Sengoku
      • Samurai Shodown IV
    • Payday 2 - 2017
    • Senran Kagura Switch
    • Splatoon 2 - 21st July
  4. Buzzkillington

    Buzzkillington Pokémon Master

    Sweet mother of God ;_; Switch purchase vindicated! I'm only half joking too....

    The rest of it I'm not sure I could care less about tbh, I kinda want the Fate/Extella game at somepoint but I see zero reason to get the Switch version over the PS4 one.
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  5. britguy

    britguy Za Warudo

    I was very happy with the Direct tbh, love the new format.

    Arms and SPlatoon 2 both look great. Still waiting to see the single player content for both though first before committing to buy.

    Fate Extella, Battle Chasers and Nights of Azure 2 (JPN Stream) were very pleasant and welcome surprises. They're all on my list.
  6. PilibO

    PilibO Dandy Guy, in Space

    Is anyone else playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and fancies playing online?
  7. britguy

    britguy Za Warudo

    Yeah i'm playing, dabbled online for the first time today, what's your friends code?
  8. PilibO

    PilibO Dandy Guy, in Space

    SW-1999-3014-5015, feel free to add me :)
  9. qaiz

    qaiz Thousand Master

    Played the ARMS TestPunch, quick impressions:

    Just for clarification, I played in hand-held mode for the entire hour and played mainly as Mechanica.

    • Controls in Hand-held mode are actually pretty good and this really surprised me
    • Hand-held mode is a legit way to play and doesn't feel like an afterthought, as somebody who will be primarily playing in hand-held mode I feel more than happy purchasing this game
    • Pressing ZL and ZR to punch and using the left stick to curve punches is pretty natural and easy to learn and understand
    • I did have difficulty grabbing quite often however for some reason, most likely due to me trying to grab while one arm was still yet to return but hard to say as I was too focused on the fights!
    • Pressing the left stick in to block is less than ideal but is doable and is something that I will inevitably get better at with time, I can see why they went with this control scheme however and it is by no means a deal breaker
    • The visuals on the tablet screen are gorgeous and the UI is great
    • I completely suck at 1v1v1 due to the camera
    • In this mode I did get the camera to lock onto the other player beside me by holding the right stick in his/her direction for a bit which seemed to work, probably missing something here.
    • I'm pretty good at V-Ball, some Arms have an advantage in this mode
    • People who just grab all the time suck!

    I felt that I did quite well, won quite a few matches and lost a few, but for somebody playing at 1am in bed and for somebody playing for the first time I thought that I was pretty good! Due to only having an hour I didn't really experiment, I liked Mechanica. This is the config I went with:

  10. britguy

    britguy Za Warudo

    Thanks for the impressions. Handheld mode is my preferred switch method, so the fact controls seem to work well without motion controls is great!

    Edit - i thought the controls you reported sounded a bit different than i expected based on this

  11. qaiz

    qaiz Thousand Master

    Its the same but what the image doesn't show you is that you can also use ZL and ZR for left and right punch and both ZL +ZR together for grab instead of using A + B. The right stick also changes target.