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LethalGeek
Nov 4, 2009



Soiled Meat

Pro controller is good, you should get it if you really spend a lot of time docked or can handle motion better with both hands if you're me.

Also ugh I might actually give money to a kick starter

Oh wait I gave the Rifftrax guys money that was actually awesome

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Echophonic
Sep 16, 2005

ha;lp


Gun Saliva

If those guys had a working website or another product that wasn't just a rebranded knockoff thumbstick attachment being sold on Amazon, that'd be a lot more impressive.

Video game Kickstarters are where money goes to die.

Bill Barber
Aug 26, 2015



Hot Rope Guy

Fun Times! posted:

Not sure why you'd spend the money they're asking for the pro controller when there's a more than acceptable chance of the d pad being poo poo.
It's not a manufacturing thing with a certain percentage of them being poo poo. It's just a regular dpad. Some people think it's poo poo and some people don't mind it. It's just a preference thing.

Tayter Swift
Nov 18, 2002



Pillbug

My dpad tastes like cilantro.

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


I never play docked so the pro controller is useless hth

Shammypants
May 25, 2004

STOP BEING MEAN TO DEMOCRATS YOU GUYS

Jim Silly-Balls posted:

I never play docked so the pro controller is useless hth

The 1%

Modus Pwnens
Dec 29, 2004





Bird Law posted:

Saw this amazing Switch case on reddit, except it's kickstarter



The shoulder buttons look like they could feel pretty terrible.

Supercar Gautier
Jun 10, 2006



The thing with the Pro Controller D-Pad is that nothing feels wrong with it, physically; it's perfectly comfortable and has the right amount of give. If you're grabbing your Pro Controller and going "feels right, guess I got a good one!" you've misunderstood the complaint.

It's the functionality that's the problem, specifically the way that lateral movements register as directional inputs. You can be pressing down on one direction while unintentionally pushing the D-Pad laterally in another direction, and either input direction (or both) might register.

asecondduck
Feb 18, 2011

Wait. What the heck happened to the first duck?


So, Ironcast. Itís not just a simple match three Bejeweled clone.

Basically every turn you can make two matches of gems; each of the four types of gems can be used to power your mechaís four systems: light weapon (damages enemy), heavy weapon (specifically targets one of the enemyís system), movement, and shields/systems repairs. The more gems of a type you match, the more the systems are powered up. If you have enough of a resource, you can shoot enemies, move forward, and/or repair your mecha. The enemy then gets a turn. This repeats until youíve completed a level.

Itís obviously a PC port. Donít get me wrong, itís certainly playable with a controller, but the UI is very mouse-focused, with a cursor being used for the main menu, and controller buttons being bound to various click areas on the screen. Also, the UI elements and text are on the smaller side, probably readable enough in portable mode but I found myself squinting a bit at my TV to read, which I donít generally have to do in games.

I only played through the tutorial, so I only have a basic impression of the game, but I figured I would pop in and give some notes. To be honest, I was kind of hoping for a simple Bejeweled style game (it can be fun to sit back, relax, and match some gems) but this is completely different beast. In fact itís kind of hard to describe it as a matching gameóitís really closer to FTL in that itís essentially ship management, with less emphasis on quick decisions and more on strategic choices.

So if youíre hoping for FTL on the Switch, Ironcast might be worth a look.

asecondduck fucked around with this message at Aug 12, 2017 around 03:26

Junkie Disease
Jan 11, 2007
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates

lelandjs posted:

So, Ironcast. Itís not just a simple match three Bejeweled clone.

Basically every turn you can make two matches of gems; each of the four types of gems can be used to power your mechaís four systems: light weapon (damages enemy), heavy weapon (specifically targets one of the enemyís system), movement, and shields/systems repairs. The more gems of a type you match, the more the systems are powered up. If you have enough of a resource, you can shoot enemies, move forward, and/or repair your mecha. The enemy then gets a turn. This repeats until youíve completed a level.

Itís obviously a PC port. Donít get me wrong, itís certainly playable with a controller, but the UI is very mouse-focused, with a cursor being used for the main menu, and controller buttons being bound to various click areas on the screen. Also, the UI elements and text are on the smaller side, probably readable enough in portable mode but I found myself squinting a bit at my TV to read, which I donít generally have to do in games.

I only played through the tutorial, so I only have a basic impression of the game, but I figured I would pop in and give some notes. To be honest, I was kind of hoping for a simple Bejeweled style game (it can be fun to sit back, relax, and match some gems) but this is completely different beast. In fact itís kind of hard to describe it as a matching gameóitís really closer to FTL in that itís essentially ship management, with less emphasis on quick decisions and more on strategic choices.

So if youíre hoping for FTL on the Switch, Ironcast might be worth a look.

I'll second it, as a nice tactical match 3 game (longest chain not the smartest!) roguefight. cheap too!

deadwing
Mar 5, 2007

My obligation to collecting is my only thirst

As someone who is very bad at the game, Party Mode in ARMS is fun now that anyone who's halfway decent is in ranked

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

That Switch pad case thingy looks nice, though I get the idea the best case result is a fidget spinner situation where the developers drag their feet while some Chinese manufacturers make a barely legally distinct knockoff and get it on the shelves within months and eat their lunch.

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





deadwing posted:

As someone who is very bad at the game, Party Mode in ARMS is fun now that anyone who's halfway decent is in ranked

I cant wait for pokken. Im extremely over arms

TheHoosier
Dec 30, 2004

The fuck, Graham?!


Oxygen Deficiency posted:


Also Darkest Dungeon on the switch would be amazing.

If they let you re-map the controls, maybe. I love Darkest Dungeon, but it plays like rear end on PS4 and Vita. The DD guys deserve more money though so why not

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





TheHoosier posted:

If they let you re-map the controls, maybe. I love Darkest Dungeon, but it plays like rear end on PS4 and Vita. The DD guys deserve more money though so why not

Yup. I quit early cause i got frustrated with the ui.

I was surpised how good invisible inc's console ui worked on ps4 though. They did a great job. Dunno if it could cone to switch though, the biggest levels like the campaign finale have unacceptable performance on ps4 with crazy stuttering.

deadwing
Mar 5, 2007

My obligation to collecting is my only thirst

Real hurthling! posted:

I cant wait for pokken. Im extremely over arms

I've barely played ARMS but I have a good time every time I put it on, I'm just extremely bad at every fighting game except for Smash, which has enough platformer/beat-em-up aspects that I can be good it at

I'm probably gonna get Pokken and be bad at that too

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





deadwing posted:

I've barely played ARMS but I have a good time every time I put it on, I'm just extremely bad at every fighting game except for Smash, which has enough platformer/beat-em-up aspects that I can be good it at

I'm probably gonna get Pokken and be bad at that too

Pokken is pretty straight forward and has much more character variation and depth than arms. It has a fairly decent mechanics tutorial, not great but better than most games.

Last one had good netcode too so im hype to play.

Kurtofan
Feb 16, 2011

hon hon hon


quote:

Hayashi: I felt the same way, too. Many people who played [the demo] also shouted ďOh! My husband!Ē and said things like ďMy husbands, please donít fight each other for taking me.Ē I nonchalantly ended up asking if the waifu and husbando culture is also getting into America (laughs).

Sudden Javelin
Jul 6, 2009





The Treehouse stream of FE Warriors was dragged down every time Audrey from Nintendo went "no you can't kill Chrom/Xander I love him"

AlBorlantern Corps
Mar 4, 2017

In brightest day,
In darkest dim,
No tool man shall I broker him,
Let those who shout 'More Power' grim
Heed my call, I don't think so Tim


Be careful talking about treehouse employees. They are many peoples waifus and husbandos.

Dizz
Feb 14, 2010


L L


Al Borland Corp. posted:

Be careful talking about treehouse employees. They are many peoples waifus and husbandos.

what about that girl who supposedly supported pedophilia or whatever?

inferis
Dec 30, 2003



She's no longer a Nintendo employee so even less reason to bring her up

AlBorlantern Corps
Mar 4, 2017

In brightest day,
In darkest dim,
No tool man shall I broker him,
Let those who shout 'More Power' grim
Heed my call, I don't think so Tim


Dizz posted:

what about that girl who supposedly supported pedophilia or whatever?

That's a bunch of gamergate stuff. It was purposefully distorting academic research about the effects of various age of consent law in various territories because they were mad Nintendo took titties out of fire emblem or something, and decided the proper response was to doxx an employee as long as they were A) Female and B) visible, even though her job had nothing to do with localization decisions. She got fired for unrelated reasons because she may have been providing escort service on the side or some poo poo, it's a whole can of worms. (Though I should add that information probably came to Nintendo because of her being doxxed)

AlBorlantern Corps fucked around with this message at Aug 12, 2017 around 14:21

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





Gamergate is the scientific term for ants of certain species that can undergo a process of becoming a pseudo-queen to lay eggs if necessary.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate

Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

I liked that one Treehouse gal who was demoing Breath of the Wild in 2016 and ruthlessly murdering bokoblins.

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


There's a lot of giant women in Zelda

Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


That's the free dlc from preordering on amazon.

Lakbay
Dec 14, 2006

My eye...MY EYE!!!


I laughed

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Guy Goodbody posted:

There's a lot of giant women in Zelda

About four of them.

asecondduck
Feb 18, 2011

Wait. What the heck happened to the first duck?


Guy Goodbody posted:

There's a lot of giant women in Zelda

All I want to do
Is give my Rupees To
Four giant women
(Four giant women)

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


Cojawfee posted:

About four of them.

Also the Gerudo. There's two different races made up exclusively or almost exclusively of large women in Hyrule

Tekopo
Oct 24, 2008

When you see it, you'll shit yourself.


Brought my switch to a barbecue at a friend's home, and we played loads of Overcooked: the game is perfect for the switch, I feel.

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


Who the gently caress would build the insides of a giant camel robot like this

Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003

It's called a hassle, sweetheart..



Guy Goodbody posted:

Who the gently caress would build the insides of a giant camel robot like this

Does not bode well for my impending trip into a giant camel robot during my 5hr flight tomorrow.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007




Guy Goodbody posted:

Who the gently caress would build the insides of a giant camel robot like this

Yeah I was confused by it too but then I slept on it and like The Witness I managed to breeze through it the next day.

Now I am near Death Mountain and ate two dozen meals just to survive burning to death on my way to the village. Where I am still burning to death

Bongo Bill
Jan 17, 2012

Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Monk make thee?

CharlieFoxtrot posted:

Yeah I was confused by it too but then I slept on it and like The Witness I managed to breeze through it the next day.

Now I am near Death Mountain and ate two dozen meals just to survive burning to death on my way to the village. Where I am still burning to death

Here are some things you walked past: an NPC at a stable who will sell you three fireproof elixirs and warn you that you'll catch fire without them; an NPC at the mining camp who will teach you the recipe for fireproof elixir and give you a sidequest to gather the active ingredient, whose reward is an item that gives you a fireproof effect; and the armor shop in Goron City itself, which sells all three pieces of fireproof gear.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Tekopo posted:

Brought my switch to a barbecue at a friend's home, and we played loads of Overcooked: the game is perfect for the switch, I feel.

Just make sure you don't complain about the framerate or you'll be exposed as a raper and get fired.

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

by Nyc_Tattoo


When you think about it makes perfect sense Ganon was able to take over. He sent flying ghosts to take the Beasts. they could just zip around and hit all the terminals while the champions were standing there going, "OK so I need to rotate the middle piece clockwise so I can jump onto the back piece as it rotates counterclockwise..."

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

My two cents Re: pro controller chat

The d pad is bad. It makes Tetris bad.

Most games don't really need that level of d pad precision if they use it at all.

The pro controller is amazingly good for any game that doesn't need Tetris-like d pad precision.

I'm glad I bought mine. It has made Zelda and Splatoon a joy to play.

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Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

The accidental hard drops in Tetris are brutal.

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