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Old 12-17-2017, 06:07 PM   #31
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Family gift this year is a Switch. Excited to play Zelda.
Good pick. Did not play Skyward Sword, but I'm really enjoying Breath of the Wild.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:41 PM   #32
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Good pick. Did not play Skyward Sword, but I'm really enjoying Breath of the Wild.
We also got Mario Odyssey. I've heard really good things about that one as well.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:25 PM   #33
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We also got Mario Odyssey. I've heard really good things about that one as well.
I put that on my Christmas wish list, but I'm worried that if I get it, I won't actually start playing it for a long time. I can only get through maybe 1 to 3 games a year, and Zelda, at least as far as I've played so far, feels like a huge game that I'll be playing for a long time.

I got Assasin's Creed Black Flag ages ago and it's still sealed. Fallout New Vegas too, bought on Steam and never played. (Several games on Steam I haven't played, but New Vegas I really meant to play.)
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:43 PM   #34
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I got Assasin's Creed Black Flag ages ago and it's still sealed. Fallout New Vegas too, bought on Steam and never played. (Several games on Steam I haven't played, but New Vegas I really meant to play.)
Fallout New Vegas was one of the best games I'd ever played at the time. Real consequences for choices made in the game, didn't feel like you were being led down a path.

Assasin's Creed...this video sums up my thoughts on it. Don't watch at work or around kids, language is a bit strong.

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Old 12-18-2017, 06:23 PM   #35
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Fallout New Vegas was one of the best games I'd ever played at the time. Real consequences for choices made in the game, didn't feel like you were being led down a path.

Assassin's Creed...this video sums up my thoughts on it. Don't watch at work or around kids, language is a bit strong.
So I saw a little of that game and I wasn't swayed until I heard DaVinci was going to be your upgrade guy. "Hell yeah, that sounds great!" So number 3 was the 1st one I played. The gameplay got a little old, I could defeat pretty much any bad guy just button mashing, so I said I wouldn't play another, but then they announce the next one is going to be set in the American Revolution. "Hell yeah. That sounds great!" Bleh. The visuals were nice, but I was really hoping for more historical fiction. I kind of liked the boat parts though. So the next one is going to be a lot more boat parts + pirates...well, eh...ok, I saw it for a few bucks and thought I'd try it.

But I never have. I will turn on Netflix and watch reruns of The Office before I'll play that game.
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FYI, in that video, at the 2:35 mark, that big blob in the middle is a Lorenz attractor.
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So everyone in the family has an account on the Switch, including my wife who doesn't really play as much as my son and I. We're in an unofficial race to see who beats Mario Odyssey first. Nintendo hit the mark with this game, I don't regret this purchase at all. Looking forward to Zelda next. This system has so much potential.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:35 AM   #38
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Leave politics out of my video game threads, you say?

Go to hell, I say. here is The Marxist Case for the Nintendo Switch.

premise of the article admittedly falls flat, but I get his complaints about the way games have gotten overly complicated, including shitty programming (IN MY DAY GAMES DIDN'T REQUIRE PATCHES...), and bullshit subscription models, and goody boxes and all that crap.

If you're paying a subscriber fee to get an advantage in a game, you're a sap.

The downtime waiting for a PS2 game to load, was almost already too much for me.
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the retro consoles Nintendo put out are great.

I know a lot of people that have no interest in competitive gaming or the time it takes to get into some of this shit, and want something they can just plug in to a USB port and flip on. similarly they don't give a shit about realistic graphics and sound. You're playing a video game for a distraction... and you know this. is the gameplay fun? that's what matters.

if your system requires wifi to work... you're doing it wrong. not just for the time it takes, but the privacy & hacking concerns. putting a live microphone or video camera in your house and giving away your CC number so you can buy digital knick knacks... all of which can be and often are easily hacked, is completely unreasonable. I can't believe how many people willingly do these things without concern.
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lest I be accused of threadjacking, let me say the Switch does sound pretty great.

it does kinda seem like Sony and Microsoft went too far and left a more simplistic & basic gaming niche for Nintendo to fill.

though I still wouldn't given Nintendo my CC number or buy game add-ons if they have those; not sure. couldn't confirm online if the switch is wifi capable, although in this day and age, it seems idiot developers are willing to put a chip in anything.
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