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I think this is off-topic for the Nintendo Switch thread. This conversation should be moved to the General Pokemon thread, or a Competitive Pokemon thread if we have one.
I'm really feeling the benefits of a Switch today.
I've been playing a little Yoshi's Woolly World the past few days.
And not having the ability to take the console into my room at night to play is quite annoying.
I know I could just unplug and move the console, but its not really worth the effort.note With classes starting up again this week, a fun platformer seemed just perfect for no commitment gaming.
> And not having the ability to take the console into my room at night to play is quite annoying.
but think of sleep you'll get!
It should be pointed out that you can move the Wii U into your bedroom if you wanted to. You do not need a TV to play most games on it.
But yeah, it can be much more of a hassle to move it compared to a Switch.
I wish Yo-kai Watch 4 would add in breeding, It's something that the series is missing that Pokemon has.
The U gamepad only works a certain amount of meters away. After a few feet it'll stop connecting to the console, so it's not territbly convenient to move around with it.
One thing I'm glad the Switch has is removable joycons. My Wii U's analog sticks got worn down quickly due to Splatoon, so my left analog stick is all sorts of wonky. It makes precise movement hard by moving on its own. If this was any other console, I'd just replace my controller, but U's require a gamepad and you can't just walk into a store and buy a replacement for $30. You'll have to replace the analog stick itself to fix such issues. The gamepad is going to make the Wii U trouble to collect in 10-25 years. I can see them being prone to breaking and there's only so many gamepads out there.
With the Switch, though? Just buy new joycons. Heck, have joycons for separate titles if you want.
Edited by Pichu-kun on Mar 5th 2019 at 6:08:06 AM
i wish the joycons weren't so damn expensive though.
I was yalking about moving the wii U as a whole.
Turok (1997) showed up on Nintendo's website for $25 ; launches March 18th.
$25 is the Canadian price—it's $20 in the US.
And apparently Turok 2 isn't that far off, either.
Anyways, I should hopefully have some news on a few new titles (in NA, at least) for the Switch next Monday, as NIS America is doing their annual stream / press conference then.
Nintendo Switch Online - NES games for March 13th
Kid Icarus, StarTropics, Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Wonder how they're going to handle the passcode in Startropics this time...
Japanese version's getting what looks like the original Fire Emblem instead of Star Tropics, since I think both are exclusive to their respective regions.
Japan also gets Yie Ar Kung-Fu.
You know what might make this subscription actually worth it? If they localized the games that never came over. Might actually convince me it's worth something outside of Tetris.
Every single time they've rereleased it the code has just been in the digital manual, no?
Nintendo Switch Labo set 4: VR
Includes VR goggles, wind pedal, bird, camera, elephant, bird, and blaster variants.
Launches April 12th
Edited by tclittle on Mar 6th 2019 at 7:07:00 AM
Labo = Flop.
VR = Flop.
Flop x Flop = ?
More seriously, it's cute, but hard to see this kind of cheap VR taking off when better alternatives exist.
Edited by Sterok on Mar 6th 2019 at 5:10:43 AM
Cardboard VR did pretty well for Google and other companies, so it makes sense that they'd do this for the Switch.
Edited by strawberryflavored on Mar 6th 2019 at 9:13:11 AM
The joycons would be great controllers for VR, since HD rumble is the most extensive form of haptic feedback on any mainstream controller. I'm concerned about the Switch's frame rate, though; I haven't ever tried VR myself, but I hear 90 fps is optimal and dropping below 60 makes for a nauseating experience. The Switch already has trouble running certain games at a consistent 60.
Edited by MileRun on Mar 6th 2019 at 6:56:13 AM
it did? I always heard that the tech was hardly ever used by anyone. Vr videos was about the limit, with barely any actual games.
I'm guessing they'll keep the VR graphics simple. Plus, I didn't hear anybody complaining about framerates in the Robot Labo when using VR mode.
Phones are a bit different, since the entire unit is one piece, while the Switch has detachable Joy-Cons plus cardboard. In order for Google Cardboard to work for games, you'd need to buy an additional controller, but that's not an issue for the Switch.
In addition to sub-70ish FPS being bad in VR (90 being ideal), the resolution we're looking at is poor. 640x720 per eye if they make use of the full Switch screen compared to 1280x1440 per eye for mobile VR setups, 1080×1200 per eye for the Oculus Rift, or 960x1080 on PSVR... And no headstrap either.
VR already uses relatively simple graphics even on PC because of how much computing power is generally needed, so the Switch will have to be even simpler than that.
Edited by burnpsy on Mar 7th 2019 at 6:09:01 AM
Kazuya Ninou, the director of the "7th Dragon" series, wants to remake the first game. Anybody else think that a Switch remake sounds good?
Apropos of not much, King Kong's Switch.
Some part of me really wants it to be a fully functional Switch, another part of me is aware that HD Rumble at that scale would destroy the building it's attached to.
NIS America Showcase announcements (I'm mostly just covering stuff relating to the Switch; if you want details on other platforms, watch it yourself or look elsewhere)
A bit on both The Princess Guide and Lapis x Labyrinth, both of which we already knew about (right down to the release dates). Then again, they did start with around 5 minutes on Trails of Cold Steel 3, which we also already knew about...
Think that The Alliance Alive was held back by the 3DS's graphics capabilities? The Alliance Alive HD Remaster is coming in Fall.
A bit on Caligula Effect Overdose. Nothing we didn't already know.
RPG Maker MV, coming sometime this year.
Neo Atlas 1469; again, not anything new.
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers, coming this fall. This one is new (at least to me), but not many details on it.
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