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Jan 31, 2020, 08:46 AM
 
We have joined the latest gaming platform, but don't have many games yet.

Zelda, of course; have not played it much.

Untitled Goose Game - fun, silly, and harder than you think it would be. We finished the main game and are going to do the bonus rounds.

At some point we will pick up a mario kart because of course you need that.

Any good multiplayer games? We have rocket league on the ps4 already.
     
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Jan 31, 2020, 11:54 AM
 
I’m out of the loop, but Splatoon 2 had good buzz.
     
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Feb 1, 2020, 09:52 PM
 
I don’t know how much this thread contributed, but I had a sudden urge to get a Switch.

The ancient Nintendo collection is what’s driving it.
     
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Feb 2, 2020, 01:24 PM
 
Had a chopsocky nostalgia night. Final Fight, Knights of the Round, and River City Ransom.
     
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Feb 2, 2020, 09:23 PM
 
So it's worth checking out these ancient ports then!
     
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Feb 3, 2020, 01:18 AM
 
That’s actually a hard question to answer.

The unambiguous good thing about these bundles is quantity of games. If one isn’t holding your attention, here’s a bunch more which might. Let your ADHD tendencies have free rein.

From there, it gets a little more dicey. They’re a museum of 20th century video games. Well worth the price of admission if that’s something you geek out about, but probably not if it’s not calling to you as much or more than what 2020 has to offer.
     
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Mar 17, 2020, 01:06 PM
 
Got some time on my hands, so I picked up BotW.

I like it. It’s clearly well done.

OMG does it start out sloooooooooow. I played all day yesterday and still feel like I’m in the tutorial.
     
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Mar 17, 2020, 01:26 PM
 
Agreed...

we picked up Luigi's Mansion for the pandemic home time, and borrowed mario kart for a while. Mario kart is just better than all other racing games. We have some for PS4 that are just not as fun.
     
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Mar 17, 2020, 01:36 PM
 
I’ve been eying that, because I’ve had a sudden itch* for a racer.

I’m torn between that, and something more where you twiddle around with real cars.


*I think what I’m really looking for is Wipeout, which is F-Zero in the Nintendoverse.
     
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Mar 18, 2020, 07:12 PM
 
It’s picked up a bit, I’m out of the tutorial zone at least, but I’m getting my ass kicked a lot.

I dislike weapon breakage.

Hunting is fun, though, so I’m looking forward to some grinding today.

Decided to figure out the cooking system via experimentation instead of guides.
     
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Mar 20, 2020, 03:59 PM
 
Maybe tomorrow I will start BoW myself. I've mostly watched the kid play. Not as exciting as Horizon Zero Dawn, but fun.

Watching the kid play luigi's mansion is not that interesting... too easy looking? We're going to unlock the extra 2 player levels.

Animal crossing, I didn't think much of it (cute animals = little kids game) but reviews are good?
     
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Mar 20, 2020, 10:56 PM
 
Oh... I had the original Animal Crossing. Don’t let the style put you off.

It was brilliant. Exactly the type of game which makes Nintendo what it is.

Have you seen/played Stardew Valley?
     
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Mar 21, 2020, 03:25 PM
 
Older kid had that on DS, I think?
     
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Mar 21, 2020, 05:31 PM
 
That may have been something else. I don’t think that was ported to the DS.

Take a look at the Stardew Valley page on the Switch store and see if it grabs you or the fam. It’s an idyllic “life simulator” on a farm. If you’ve seen or heard of Harvest Moon, it’s cut from the same cloth, but adds a bajillion more things to do.

Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing are very different, but they’re both aiming at the same place, which is why I brought it up as a point of reference.

Stardew Valley is easier to understand at a glance. It’s “Sim Farm”.

Animal crossing is like, I dunno... offline Second Life? It’s not really quite a game in the traditional sense. It’s a place you visit for awhile each day. Unlike in a normal sim game, time isn’t accelerated. If you want to catch the fish that only appears at night, it has to be night in real life.

An unfair comparison is it plays a little like a mobile game you can only play for a bit and then have to wait awhile before going back. It’s not trying to jack real money out of you though, which is a key difference in how that shakes out.
     
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Mar 26, 2020, 10:07 AM
 
I play Knights of the Round, I quite like it. I'm also searching for new games to play since I am now stuck here at my home due to the virus.
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Mar 28, 2020, 11:58 AM
 
It took a long time, but I’ve finally come around to the conclusion Breath of the Wild is fantastic. It breaks a ton of really crummy conventions, and I didn’t realize at first it’s offering something better.
     
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There's a lot to like about BotW. However, comparing it to another game I love, Horizon Zero Dawn, a few things are annoying:

weapons: breakage in the middle of a fight isn't cool. Finding the seed guy and upgrading your weapon stash size is helpful though.

arrow crafting: can we just make these? scounging for arrows is boring.

food crafting: takes so darn long, yes it's cute, yes you can skip, but I wish once you discovered a recipe you could just make it again by selecting it.

aiming and movement: the joycons still feel so tiny in the hand, and the stick toggle for aiming a bow is not as sensitive and smooth (twss, I know) as the playstation controllers. We shut off the aiming using the joycon movement because that was also fussy as heck.

Don't get me started on the robots that can't be killed.
     
   
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