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SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.


Why is Pearl in Mario?

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Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





angel opportunity posted:

How far in did you get before you decided this? Did you just stop playing entirely and don't plan to play anymore?

Don't beat around the bush detective! Book him for nintendo crime

angel opportunity
Sep 7, 2004

Total Eclipse of the Heart

I just really don't want to get a $60 game and decide like 1 hour in that it's not for me. Happened to me with Sonic Mania but it was only $20 so whatever. I guess I'll watch some gameplay vids like midway into the game

Bongo Bill
Jan 17, 2012

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

Argue posted:

Does Stardew Valley on PC have fun mods? I'd like to play Stardew on Switch but my policy is to play on PC if there's a strong modding community (eg: Minecraft) or if it's a Bethesda game where you need the debug console just to get out of jams that the bugs put you in.


what's uproot

not much, what's up with you, root

Macaluso
Sep 23, 2005

I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG, BROTHER!


Tender Bender posted:

DKC Returns looks great and Retro are among my favorite developers but it's very hard to forgive them for giving Donkey Kong teeth.



Bongo Bill
Jan 17, 2012

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

Gorillas have teeth

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





angel opportunity posted:

I just really don't want to get a $60 game and decide like 1 hour in that it's not for me. Happened to me with Sonic Mania but it was only $20 so whatever. I guess I'll watch some gameplay vids like midway into the game

Do you have xcom already? If you like it get the new expansion for less and rethink mario post hype

angel opportunity
Sep 7, 2004

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Real hurthling! posted:

Do you have xcom already? If you like it get the new expansion for less and rethink mario post hype

I liked the old Xcom games (like the really old ones that were brutally hard) but I didn't care for the new one really. I REALLY didn't like how the aliens spawned in clusters when you walked to a certain spot, and I didn't like how it felt like a full game would take like 50+ hours.

The Mario Xcom game looks maybe better because you have a set amount of enemies per battle, and because I can realistically finish the game if I actually like it.

Dehry
Aug 21, 2009



Grimey Drawer

I'm seeing a lot of launch Switch accessories on clearance at Target and Meijer. Probably the most interesting thing was an Afterglow LVL 1 chat communicator for $6 at Target. It won't work for Splatoon or Nintendo online but its decent for the price.

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.

angel opportunity posted:

I liked the old Xcom games (like the really old ones that were brutally hard) but I didn't care for the new one really. I REALLY didn't like how the aliens spawned in clusters when you walked to a certain spot, and I didn't like how it felt like a full game would take like 50+ hours.

The Mario Xcom game looks maybe better because you have a set amount of enemies per battle, and because I can realistically finish the game if I actually like it.

There actually are bunches of missions in Mario + Rabbids where new enemies spawn in. I haven't played the new Xcoms so I can't really compare the intensity to that. There's also an easy mode that you can trigger before any battle so you can somewhat cheese those missions if they annoy you.

angel opportunity
Sep 7, 2004

Total Eclipse of the Heart

SeANMcBAY posted:

There actually are bunches of missions in Mario + Rabbids where new enemies spawn in. I haven't played the new Xcoms so I can't really compare the intensity to that.

It wasn't the fact that new enemies spawned that bothered me. My issue was the way you had to min/max the fights like "I don't want to move there to spawn a new cluster" etc.

I think in Rabbids it wouldn't bother me really if they handle it properly. It just irked me how they handled it in the new Xcom games because I loved in the original Xcom (which had fog of war anyway) that the aliens all were moving around behind the fog of war and there was a set amount of them.

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but different.


In Mario+Rabbids all new spawns have a "oh poo poo something is spawning here" phase during the previous turn so you can move and get ready for them. I don't think they do "surprise, snake aliens out of nowhere"

Dizz
Feb 14, 2010


L L


Is there an ARMS thread? I wanna get good.

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





Dizz posted:

Is there an ARMS thread? I wanna get good.

Step 1: get a real fighting game

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


Happy Noodle Boy posted:

In Mario+Rabbids all new spawns have a "oh poo poo something is spawning here" phase during the previous turn so you can move and get ready for them. I don't think they do "surprise, snake aliens out of nowhere"

They have in one of the challenges but that was one specifically where you have to kill a bunch fast, there was no danger to your guys

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012


We've got this thing licked!



My only complaint with Mario+Rabbids is it sorely needs a four-man party. With one slot locked to Mario, there's not a lot of incentive to mix-and-match the other two out of seven possible options.

Zore
Sep 21, 2010



Neddy Seagoon posted:

My only complaint with Mario+Rabbids is it sorely needs a four-man party. With one slot locked to Mario, there's not a lot of incentive to mix-and-match the other two out of seven possible options.

You also need at least 1 Rabbid in the party which limits your composition further.

On the plus side, Rabbid Luigi is probably the best character in the game and pairs well with everyone.

jetpackhewy
Mar 30, 2010



Dizz posted:

Is there an ARMS thread? I wanna get good.

ARMS

The thread has slowed since Splatoon 2 released, but it may pick up again once the next patch/character drop.

enojy
Sep 11, 2001

bass rattle
stars out
the sky


angel opportunity posted:

I just really don't want to get a $60 game and decide like 1 hour in that it's not for me. Happened to me with Sonic Mania but it was only $20 so whatever. I guess I'll watch some gameplay vids like midway into the game

If you've ever played an SRPG (e.g. XCOM, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars) and felt one way or the other about them, that's a good place to start. I was pretty neutral about the gameplay style myself until Fire Emblem Awakening came out, followed by Fates, and I supremely burnt myself out. Some people can't get enough; others can't stand it.

I wouldn't let any negative stigma against Rabbids throw you off. I mean, yeah, they're kinda obnoxious, but I feel like a lot of the hate comes from their resemblance to Minions from Despicable Me (and their shared over-saturation) and a history of subpar games.

Mr. Locke
Jul 28, 2010


Happy Noodle Boy posted:

In Mario+Rabbids all new spawns have a "oh poo poo something is spawning here" phase during the previous turn so you can move and get ready for them. I don't think they do "surprise, snake aliens out of nowhere"


The problem isn't that they spawn but they can spawn in the middle of your team, and they get an action before they're vulnerable. Sometimes it's not an issue and you can position easily enough to abuse the incoming Rabbid. Sometimes it's a Toad escort mission and big guys spawning in and Bound-ing away Rabbid Luigi as another dude spawns next turn close enough to join in for a Toad-whacking session. THOSE spawning Rabbids can gently caress rightoff, no matter how pro-Toad Violence I usually am. Having enemies unable to spawn in on space you control on the turn they start spawning would do wonders for cutting what little bullshit the game has going on out of it.

Otherwise, yeah, I wouldn't let how you feel about Rabbids put you for or against the game. Do you like SRPGs, and are you more interested in the mission-tactical part of those games compared to the team building- because there's a lot of surprising depth in the former and almost nothing going on in the latter.

katkillad2
Aug 30, 2004

Awake and unreal, off to nowhere


angel opportunity posted:

I liked the old Xcom games (like the really old ones that were brutally hard) but I didn't care for the new one really. I REALLY didn't like how the aliens spawned in clusters when you walked to a certain spot, and I didn't like how it felt like a full game would take like 50+ hours.

The Mario Xcom game looks maybe better because you have a set amount of enemies per battle, and because I can realistically finish the game if I actually like it.

This is me, literally my opinion about new Xcom and original Xcom is one of my favorite games. ( I also eventually got to the point of not enjoying Sonic Mania, too many lame instant deaths towards the later levels. ) What people are describing in this thread is not the same annoyance of new Xcom.

I really enjoy Mario Xcom, there is a surprising amount of depth in the movement/jumping. Just watch like 15 minutes of world 1 gameplay on a twitch stream or something. If it looks fun then buy it, if not then don't.

acksplode
May 17, 2004




angel opportunity posted:

I liked the old Xcom games (like the really old ones that were brutally hard) but I didn't care for the new one really. I REALLY didn't like how the aliens spawned in clusters when you walked to a certain spot, and I didn't like how it felt like a full game would take like 50+ hours.

The Mario Xcom game looks maybe better because you have a set amount of enemies per battle, and because I can realistically finish the game if I actually like it.

I felt the same about the old and new XCOMs, but Mario XCOM is good. Not having to worry about permadeath and the overworld campaign takes a lot of pressure off the combat system, which makes its simplicity less suffocating. And they removed action phases, which makes the system more exploitable. The result is that battles are short and fast-paced, so I don't find myself wishing for the granular control or sim-like realism of the originals.

A FUCKIN CANARY!!
Nov 9, 2005




Argue posted:

Does Stardew Valley on PC have fun mods? I'd like to play Stardew on Switch but my policy is to play on PC if there's a strong modding community (eg: Minecraft) or if it's a Bethesda game where you need the debug console just to get out of jams that the bugs put you in.

it's all boob mods

s.i.r.e.
Apr 22, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole.


Detective No. 27 posted:

Wow that's pretty. Might have been a pain to do, but the results look worth it.

Does it feel as sturdy as the original shells?

Yeah, they feel exactly like the plastic the Switch is made out of. I was worried at first because some of the reviews on Amazon said that there were issues with some things fitting due to poor molds and plastic flashing so they had to file some things down but I guess they've ended up fixing them at this point because I had no issues of the sort. They've also got the light, matte texture that Switch plastic has so I don't know if that's because they've got the same coating or it's just how the plastic is molded. Anyway, they're absolutely perfect.

Knight
Dec 23, 2000

RAGE-A-HOLIC

Hair Elf

Suda51 is a living god and like Link fanboys, it just takes one game for me to offer myself as tribute buy a Switch if Travis Touchdown is in it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I23JjHtstkk#t=92s

Dizz
Feb 14, 2010


L L


Real hurthling! posted:

Step 1: get a real fighting game

im not buying smash deluxe or ultra sf2 sorry

angel opportunity
Sep 7, 2004

Total Eclipse of the Heart

I'm gonna buy mario xcom, watched some vids further into game and the combat looks pretty fun

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

Settin' the world on
FIRE!


s.i.r.e. posted:

So I took the plunge and ordered one of those shell kits for the Switch and it looks absolutely great, but holy hell it's a massive pain in the rear end to do. Seriously, disassembling the Joycons loving sucks and putting them together is an exercise in frustration.





This took me around 2 hours to do.

Looks neat, but then I made the mistake of looking it up and learned there's a translucent version of it.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rep...2826689501.html

Edit: Maybe when the warranty is up...

8-bit Miniboss fucked around with this message at Sep 2, 2017 around 09:11

Dizz
Feb 14, 2010


L L


Yeah I succumbed for the translucent joycon cases because I figure that if the joycons gently caress up I can just buy new ones and the switch can still be covered [I think].

Also I'm not looking at the back of the switch.

Frankston
Jul 27, 2010



The head guy of Chucklefish just posted on Reddit re: Stardew Valley

quote:

Just to make sure no one is bitterly disappointed. Yes the game has been submitted, but across the games industry and every platform (save for PC) submission guidelines are very strict and it's perfectly normal for games to require a small adjustment or two before they meet all the platform rules and stability requirements.
It's a back and forth, and although we're not predicting any problems, at the same time, the nature of the work is that it wouldn't be remotely surprising.
The general rule of thumb most games studios operate under is to expect to submit to a platform at least twice (this is our second submission), but it's also not remotely uncommon to hear of 3 or 4 submissions.
So fingers crossed, and I'll keep you up to date. Including announcing a release date when everything is complete and we have it nailed down.
Just wanted to be transparent and make sure everyone knew what was going on with the realities of the situation.
Thank you for being patient with us.
Also, the game plays beautifully on the switch. So I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Mega64
May 23, 2008

May I have this dance...?


Grimey Drawer

quote:

So fingers crossed, and I'll keep you up to date. Including announcing a release date when everything is complete and we have it nailed down.

But...when...

Seems they've been doing a knock-out job and even learned enough to make a game inspired partly by Stardew, so it's been a nice journey and I'm excited to play Stardew again with a portable system.

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Frankston posted:

The head guy of Chucklefish just posted on Reddit re: Stardew Valley

quote:

Also, the game plays beautifully on the switch. So I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Nice to hear this game is going to be Perfect For The Switch.

Dr. VooDoo
May 4, 2006



This is anecdotal hearsay for everyone waiting to get a Switch in October for Mario/during the holidays but I work for a Medicare Part C company and a lot of my coworkers are older parents and our members are pretty much all grandparents and I've heard a lot of talk about getting the Switch or "the new Nintendo" from both groups so I'm thinking you might wanna try to get one before then cause I'm thinking we're gonna see Tickle Me Elmo levels of poo poo this holiday for the Switch. Again all hearsay so take it with a grain of salt

8-Bit Scholar
Jan 23, 2016

by FactsAreUseless


I'd like to get one on September 8 if the Walmart here actually stocks it

Fremry
Nov 4, 2003


8-bit Miniboss posted:

Looks neat, but then I made the mistake of looking it up and learned there's a translucent version of it.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Rep...2826689501.html

Edit: Maybe when the warranty is up...

Why does everyone like translucent shells? That poo poo needs to stay in the 90's.

Neddy Seagoon
Oct 12, 2012


We've got this thing licked!



Fremry posted:

Why does everyone like translucent shells? That poo poo needs to stay in the 90's.

Because we grew up in the 90's and we like to Play it Loud!

RCarr
Dec 24, 2007



The translucent shells look terrible.

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007




Fremry posted:

Why does everyone like translucent shells? That poo poo needs to stay in the 90's.

So you can see the innards of your hardware slowly deteriorate and decay, as a memento mori

Manky
Mar 20, 2007




Fun Shoe

RCarr posted:

The translucent shells look great, I can't get enough of em

agreed!

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Mega64
May 23, 2008

May I have this dance...?


Grimey Drawer

I just want the colored buttons.

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