Jump to content

Recommended Posts

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mildly curious... is there anything announced for the Switch in the TRPG category yet?  It was Fire Emblem: Awakening that really got me to use my 3DS, so I'm kind of waiting for something in the strategy category before I take the plunge on buying a Switch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Seto Kaiba said:

Mildly curious... is there anything announced for the Switch in the TRPG category yet?  It was Fire Emblem: Awakening that really got me to use my 3DS, so I'm kind of waiting for something in the strategy category before I take the plunge on buying a Switch.

An unnamed mainline Fire Emblem game (i.e not the Fire Emblem Warriors action spin-off) has been announced for a 2018 release.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/1/2018 at 9:48 AM, Seto Kaiba said:

Mildly curious... is there anything announced for the Switch in the TRPG category yet?  It was Fire Emblem: Awakening that really got me to use my 3DS, so I'm kind of waiting for something in the strategy category before I take the plunge on buying a Switch.

TRPG?

Does Project Octopath count? Plus Squarenix also just released Lost Sphear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, UN Spacy said:

TRPG?

Does Project Octopath count? Plus Squarenix also just released Lost Sphear.

Since he mentioned Fire Emblem, I assumed he meant Tactical RPG, a common classification of that type of game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, UN Spacy said:

TRPG?

Does Project Octopath count? Plus Squarenix also just released Lost Sphear.

14 hours ago, Lorindor said:

Since he mentioned Fire Emblem, I assumed he meant Tactical RPG, a common classification of that type of game.

What @Lorindor said.

I've always been mainly interested in RPGs and strategy games, or really anything that's heavily narrative-driven (e.g. stealth games like Dishonored or even the so-called "walking simulators" if the story's good).  Nintendo's last few generations of console have all had fairly lousy third party developer support so they've been painfully platformer-heavy.  That kinda left games like PokemonFire Emblem, and Project X Zone as the main draw to their consoles for me.  My friends and girlfriend get more use out of my Wii U than I ever did, since I mostly use Virtual Console and visual novels on my 3DS to get my kicks... how stuff like the Zero Escape trilogy1 slipped Nintendo's kid-friendly net I'll never know.

I'm kind of hoping the lack of a really obviously terrible gimmick on the Nintendo Switch will provoke more support from third party devs and result in a more varied catalog, but I'm waiting for at least two or three titles up my alley before I actually jump.  Right now, the only big draw for me is Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and the vague promise of a 2018 Switch-exclusive Fire Emblem.  (Be nice if we could get the remastered port of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and Virtue's Last Reward that the PS4 recently got.)

 

For anyone who's got one, what's the battery life in actual usage like on the Switch?  Once bitten, twice shy after the Wii U's gamepad battery.

 

1. 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors for the DS was a real slap in the face... was NOT expecting something with that much gory death and sexual innuendo on a Nintendo console.  That the 3DS picked up both sequels, Virtue's Last Reward and Zero Time Dilemma was incredibly gratifying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Seto Kaiba said:

For anyone who's got one, what's the battery life in actual usage like on the Switch?  Once bitten, twice shy after the Wii U's gamepad battery.

Been awhile since I played on a Wii U, so I can't say if it's better or worse.  I think I got around 3 hours on a charge while playing Zelda.  That's not ideal in a portable, I suppose, but it charges pretty fast and there are USB-C battery packs (there's an Anker one that's pretty well-reviewed) that'll help.

Personally, I just bought a second dock.  One in the living room, one in my bedroom.  I like that I can use it as a portable for an hour or two here and there when I know I need some portable gaming, but I play docked more than not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as RPGs go, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is great on the Switch (though not as fantastic as its predecessors).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Seto Kaiba said:

What @Lorindor said.

I've always been mainly interested in RPGs and strategy games, or really anything that's heavily narrative-driven (e.g. stealth games like Dishonored or even the so-called "walking simulators" if the story's good).  Nintendo's last few generations of console have all had fairly lousy third party developer support so they've been painfully platformer-heavy.  That kinda left games like PokemonFire Emblem, and Project X Zone as the main draw to their consoles for me.  My friends and girlfriend get more use out of my Wii U than I ever did, since I mostly use Virtual Console and visual novels on my 3DS to get my kicks... how stuff like the Zero Escape trilogy1 slipped Nintendo's kid-friendly net I'll never know.

I'm kind of hoping the lack of a really obviously terrible gimmick on the Nintendo Switch will provoke more support from third party devs and result in a more varied catalog, but I'm waiting for at least two or three titles up my alley before I actually jump.  Right now, the only big draw for me is Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and the vague promise of a 2018 Switch-exclusive Fire Emblem.  (Be nice if we could get the remastered port of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and Virtue's Last Reward that the PS4 recently got.)

 

For anyone who's got one, what's the battery life in actual usage like on the Switch?  Once bitten, twice shy after the Wii U's gamepad battery.

 

1. 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors for the DS was a real slap in the face... was NOT expecting something with that much gory death and sexual innuendo on a Nintendo console.  That the 3DS picked up both sequels, Virtue's Last Reward and Zero Time Dilemma was incredibly gratifying.

WiiU Gamepad battery is not a fair comparison.  That was a gamepad to a console on screen that only lasted three hours.  If you’re doing the same with Switch it’s docked and you get normal wireless gamepad life.  Undocked you’re getting an overpowered portable you can actually take somewhere and in that case you get three hours of battery life, but that’s to power the whole damn thing anywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn’t Valkyrie Chronicles a TRPG?  The fourth one is due out sometime this year.  There’s one called Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs that’s supposed to be a tactical RPG too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Mommar said:

WiiU Gamepad battery is not a fair comparison.  That was a gamepad to a console on screen that only lasted three hours.  If you’re doing the same with Switch it’s docked and you get normal wireless gamepad life.  Undocked you’re getting an overpowered portable you can actually take somewhere and in that case you get three hours of battery life, but that’s to power the whole damn thing anywhere.

Granted, it's not a fair comparison from a hardware standpoint since the Wii U gamepad was little more than an elaborate remote display that could be used like an overpowered portable device provided you didn't stray too far from the console itself, where the Switch simply IS an overpowered portable device with a dock that turns it into a more traditional console and thus is placing a lot more burden on its Li+ battery.

On the other hand, from a usability standpoint three hours is three hours unless you've got an external power source.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a lot more bang for your buck in those three hours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if the Switch would be able to function without its battery. Teardowns show that it's pretty simple to replace, and if you're going to leave it in its dock anyway, maybe you could filch the battery and use it as a spare on a second console or sell it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Edited by UN Spacy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never played either Bayonetta...OMG...it's so much fun.

I'd highly recommend it if you've never played it on PS3, Wii U, or PC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, UN Spacy said:

Never played either Bayonetta...OMG...it's so much fun.

I'd highly recommend it if you've never played it on PS3, Wii U, or PC.

I seem to be getting worse at those types of games in my old age.  Lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, UN Spacy said:

Never played either Bayonetta...OMG...it's so much fun.

I'd highly recommend it if you've never played it on PS3, Wii U, or PC.

I played the original on the Xbox 360. I was interested in the sequel, but lost interest in the Wii U before it came out. Luckily the Switch is getting ports of some of the better Wii U games. I just got both Bayonetta games for it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3DS had a better showing until the very end IMO, even then, releasing 2018, Smash is probably just a port of the Wii-U version. Not much hype from me personally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All well and good for lapsed Nintendo fans but for the faithful I’ve already played all of these damn games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm actually glad for the Wii U ports. I gave up on the Wii U pretty early on, so I'm happy to have a second chance on a lot of these. I just need them to do Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE and I'll be good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the games announced is "Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido."

"-do" uses the kanji 道, meaning "the way." The subtitle is literally "The way of the way of sushi."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm, I just saw a video that makes a pretty good case that Smash Bros is actually not just a port. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah at least two new characters shown, newer logo, plus the creator is working on it. Since the last smash released in 2014 then some DLC it wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve secretly been working on it for some time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just started playing breath of the wild and I'm loving it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I lovingly refer to BOTW as "Grand Theft Hyrule."

Just really love the open sandbox feel of the game.  So much to explore, so many different ways to beat the random bad guy hordes.  

And I love the fact that I can climb any stinking mountain just for the heck of it (or to find the most obscure of Korok nuts)!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×