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Nintendo Switch, the only console today making games which are games

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Makabb, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Released

     
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  2. Talby Arcane Patron

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    The Switch will miss out on CP2077, but at least Switch owners will be able to play Tranny Cab Driver Simulator 2077;
     
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  3. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Ha, Link's Awakening runs at 720p and still drops to 30fps frequently, jesus christ.
     
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  4. Swigen Arbiter

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    Should I get Moe Chronicle for Vita or Switch?
     
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  5. Gerrard Arcane

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    The idea behind Switch Lite is fantastic, now when the controller parts break (which they will) you will have to get an entire new console. Fucking genius!
     
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  6. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Savant

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    Knew they could improve on the WiiU.
    :hero:
     
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  7. CrunchyHemorrhoids Prophet

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  8. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Savant

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    Hoards of morons keep buying.
     
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  9. Gerrard Arcane

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    The Tal Tal Heights overworld music arrange in the remake is so good it put tears in my eyes.
     
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    I'm waiting for a patch to see if Nintendo fixes the framerate issues, it's a pretty minor thing but I'm kind of OCD about it and Link's Awakening deserves all the polish it can get, it's probably my favourite Zelda.
     
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  11. Steamboat Willie Savant

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    Anyone have Astral Chain? Looks like it might be not bad.
     
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  12. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    I did not post links because it will probably be deleted soon.

    It actually has two versions, also that bit with the original Gameboy music is :obviously:
     
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  14. Nifft Batuff Liturgist

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    I don't understand why one has to buy the switch. The only switch exclusive that maybe is interesting is SMTV, and it is still not released. Other interesting games have already a better version on other platforms or are better when emulated.
     
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  15. throwaway Arbiter

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    Decided to take the plunge a bit too late, most major shops already stock only the patched version in the UK so I'm likely to have to resort to a used one from a place like CEX.
    What's the worst thing that can happen to a used one? Joycons will drift but they can be replaced. Battery will have degraded a bit but whatever. Is there any other major factor that I'm forgetting?
     
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  16. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Wait for emulation and run the fucking thing in 4k at 144fps.
     
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  17. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    You are wanting to homebrew it right?

    No major issue, just check for issues diligently when you buy. Drift can be hard to tell if its not constant. I dont know if you can get all the purchaser info for this, but Nintendo US is currently repairing (i.e. replacing) drifters for free.
     
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  18. Naraya Prophet

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    I wonder if Nintendo Switch emulation is ever going to come true.
     
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  19. Mortmal Arcane

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    When do you get fps drop ? Played a few hours and not noticed any yet.
     
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  20. kalganoat Learned

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    It runs at 60fps indoors and 30fps outdoors. The switch between the two framerates are very noticeable to me. I honestly don't understand why switch can't run this game at 60fps all the time.
     
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  21. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    I like the actual machine, play it in the crapper all the time. It's just surprising for a Nintendo release to be this uneven when it comes to framerate, usually they're very good about keeping a stable 60fps, including in more graphically demanding games, like Mario Odyssey.
     
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  22. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    I watched the Digital Foundry analysis and their suspicion is it's a weird technical limitation based on putting things normally intended for the CPU onto the GPU. If it's that core to the design of the game, I doubt they could change it late in development or patch it. That's probably the issue.
     
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  23. otsego Cipher

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    I adore Link's Awakening. Tal Tal Heights track is my favourite in the game.

    I watched a youtube vid of someone playing and was a bit put off by the fact the overworld is largely seamless (no edge-scrolling to the next "area"). A lot of the level design was based on that so it feels lost in this version.

    Won't be buying a Switch (or any sort of console/handheld :obviously:) but would love to see it ported... emulator or otherwise....
     
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  24. J1M Arcane

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    Looks like someone skipped controller calibration and ran to social media.
     
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    2 things really annoy me:
    1. The dock shit is apparently proprietary and not just a standard Thunderbolt 3 port, so using a dock is the only way to get HDMI video out from the Switch. There are third party docks but they can apparently brick your system somehow. Standard USB-C -> HDMI cables like I can use to connect my phone or laptop to a monitor won't work.
    2. Switch Lite has no way to get video out. If they had used TB3 like in point (1) above, this would have been simple to implement.
     
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