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mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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Merry Christmas to the best people on the internet. Jesus is born, and our Savior has come!!!

It’s been a year like no other that is for sure to the max. Let us love our family’s and friends in away we haven’t in a longtime. Enjoy lookin around the table as we eat and gather, our thankfulness for those close to us either physically or thru a screen will carry us to a new year.

I love all y’all something crazy, Merry Christmas I hope you all have an amazing day!!!
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
A Belated Merry Christmas to all! We had a quiet Christmas. Exchanged gifts with family from porches and lanais. Steve2 and I spent most of the weekend with just us and the puppy. (We got him a play tent and filled it with ball pit balls, and he loves it!) We played a lot of video games. We watched a lot of movies. We ordered a lot of food. We relaxed and slept and recharged.

I hope you all are doing well and healthy! Sending our love to you!
 

MANGANian

Megalomaniacal Robo-Zombie
Hmm, it's very odd. I wonder what's so different this time? Apparently, when I use the Windows 10 Steam client, I kept getting denied purchases for almost half a year. Sometimes it'd just work, seemingly at random, othertimes I have to hope I don't trigger the dreaded orange error message like I'm in some thriller. I had never considered just using the website instead. But now that I've used the website, I have no issues making purchases. I didn't expect to be so happy over something I take for granted. I basically woke up my neighbors tonight.

I purchased Shadow of the Tomb Raider, so I can finally round out these reboots. I've also purchased Bayonetta. Now that I finally own the game, I can now finish what I've started.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
My early impressions for Doom Eternal on Switch are positive. The games framerate seems to be even more stable than Doom 2016, and that is impressive because the areas are generally bigger with more objects in them. The game seems to stay very tight to the 30fps target 99% of the time. Im sure as I get to some of the crazier battles later on I will experience more dips, but with all the silence that surrounded the Switch build of this game for months, I was a bit worried the game was going to run poorly. The visuals on the other hand do not hold up as well as Doom 2016. The red muddy haze of Hell played nice with low resolution textures and low rendering resolution. There are lot of textures that remind you of games where you can see the textures before they loaded all the way in, except in Doom Eternal they never do load in. Overall Doom Eternal still looks ok on Switch, it is just very washed out and missing a lot of detail compared to the PS4/X1.

The gameplay additions dont take long to be thrown in. You basically start with most if not all your abilities from Doom 2016, but then get a dash mechanic and flamethrower mechanic very early on. They also changed up how they implemented the chainsaw. In Doom 2016, you were very limited on how often you could use it because you needed to wait to find gas, but in Eternal it generates over time, and its crucial that you use it often to maintain ammo. The flamethrower helps get you armor shards, and glory kills give you health. All these things need to be mixed up to often.

Doom 2016 already had a Metroid Prime feel with its platforming, but Eternal takes it even further. Eternal has a ton of platforming, if your like me you will probably enjoy the breaks it gives you from the intense battles, but others who do not care for platforming similar to Metroid Prime, it will probably be a nuisance. Doom Guy is just so mobile. Its fun running, dashing and double jumping your way around the map destroying demons.

Bottom line, if you enjoyed Doom 2016 you will almost certainly enjoy Eternal. The Switch build is very competent and should be considered for those who either dont have access to a better version on another platform or simply people who want to support good ports on Switch.
Ok, so I completed Doom Eternal on I'm Too Young to Die last night. Even on this easy mode, Doom Eternal is still not a walk in the park. At least it wouldn't be if it weren't for the extra lives to be found in this game. Unlike Doom 2016, you can obtain extra lives in Eternal. Doom 2016 was so damn satisfying when making it through a battle because it was all or nothing. You die, you go back to the last check point and try again. Eternal takes some of that achievement away with the introduction of extra lives. I am luke warm on this decision, but it does seem that ID Software made some adjustments to account for this. After completing the game I immediately restarted on Hurt Me Plenty, and boy oh boy was that a reality check. Eternal throws high powered enemies at you much sooner than Doom 2016 did and they do massive damage. In Doom 2016 the player was eased into the action starting with zombies, imps and possessed soldiers, all enemies that do low levels of damage per hit. Eternal throws you right into the frying pan, facing off against enemies in the first level that you didn't see in Doom 2016 until the third level or later. Eternal is more difficult than its predecessor if it weren't for extra lives. Being able to accumulate extra lives is the caveat to that. Will you die more in Eternal than you did in Doom 2016? Probably so, but the extra lives offset that, and in a way this makes Eternal perhaps more accessible to a wider audience than the originals unforgiving nature of battles.

Doom 2016 vs Eternal in the graphics department is not a favorable comparison for Eternal. Doom 2016 while being very soft and blurry was still able to bring the games overall atmosphere to the Switch. The post processing effects and lighting were intact, just at much lower rending resolutions than the PS4/X1 build of the game. Eternal shines where Doom 2016 stumbled, and that is in the framerate department. Eternal holds tight to 30fps 99% of the time. I was shocked how well the game still ran even in the larger areas with far more enemies on screen than Doom 2016 ever presented. Where it doesn't shine is everywhere else. Eternal ends up looking very flat and washed out more often than not. Fully loaded textures look like they are two steps away from being fully loaded. The lighting and depth of field are basically stripped out of this Switch port. Many of the textures in Eternal would be right at home on a Wii game. Yes I said Wii, not Wii U. All in all, Eternal just isn't a good looking game on Switch. Far more so than with Doom 2016, its easy to see just how good the game should look, but the port just isn't able to do those environments justice.

Now that we got the ugly out of the way, Eternal is a fantastic port if you can look beyond the graphics. Somehow Panic Button and ID Software manage to transition a 60fps very fast paced game to 30fps and maintain the sense of speed and responsiveness. This game controls great. The gameplay is fast and your controller responsiveness are top notch. In terms of gameplay, Panic Button deserves credit for preserving the feel of a game designed to run at twice the framerate. The new gameplay elements are excellent and the player must quickly adapt to using these new mechanics in battle in order to succeed. Doom 2016 more more simplistic in combat, and I love that, but I can see why ID Software wanted to evolve it further. Learning to use the flamethrower often to obtain shield shards and the chainsaw for ammo are mandatory for success. Doom 2016 always had some Metroid Prime feels with the movement speed and double jump mechanic for platforming. Eternal takes that to a new level. There is far more platforming in this game, and for the most part it works very well. There are times it can feel cheap because you fell to your doom not knowing where to jump next, but overall I like the increased sense of exploration in this game.

I recommend this game to anyone who really enjoyed Doom 2016 on Switch. Unless you are a sucker like me, its probably worth waiting to see if they put this game on sale Christmas day. We see a huge sale every year during Christmas, and third party publishers have no problem with slashing the price of games that they just recently released, especially Switch ports of games that sell for $20 on PS4/X1.
You haven't scared me away from the game, so the Switch version is in my future at some point. Besides, I own all the other Doom games on Switch sans Doom 3, so continuing with that Doom Collection, I look forward to securing it for my library.
 

Goodtwin

Well-Known Member
You haven't scared me away from the game, so the Switch version is in my future at some point. Besides, I own all the other Doom games on Switch sans Doom 3, so continuing with that Doom Collection, I look forward to securing it for my library.
Its very good. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys over the top action games. It plays great on Switch, and the added flexability of playing with or without extra lives is going to make the game more palatable to those who tire of dying and retrying. I'm nearly done with my first play through on Hurt Me Plenty, but on my next play through I am going to turn off extra lives. Its going to be brutal, but I think it will bring back the satisfaction that I experienced with Doom 2016.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
Moderator
Matt, I loved that video!
Fascinating to watch. The work you guys do is amazing!
Sjm your tha bomb my man!!! Thank you so much for the encouragement, I really do love what I do.

Now............if you share it down in Florida no telling what kinda businesses might pick it up on your feed. But fr tho thank you for your support always
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
Sjm your tha bomb my man!!! Thank you so much for the encouragement, I really do love what I do.

Now............if you share it down in Florida no telling what kinda businesses might pick it up on your feed. But fr tho thank you for your support always
For real though, the amount of obscene wealth down here, you could make a killing. The people would love that stone work which would differentiate their houses from their neighbor, it would provide gorgeous accents, and it would withstand strong winds.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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I'm sure you all saw that Nintendo officially bought Next Level Games.
I think this is a fantastic move. They did beautiful work with Luigi's Mansion 3.
Maybe Nintendo could use NLG to work on older franchises, like they did when NLG brought back Punch Out during the Wii era.
I’m glad to see them apart officially of Nintendo now
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
I'm sure you all saw that Nintendo officially bought Next Level Games.
I think this is a fantastic move. They did beautiful work with Luigi's Mansion 3.
Maybe Nintendo could use NLG to work on older franchises, like they did when NLG brought back Punch Out during the Wii era.
Mario Strikers, and Punch-Out come to mind, and I guess Federation Force if you want to lose all bit of decency. I made a comment on Discord that FF needs to be more like Halo than what it currently is imo. You can still have the same type of gameplay, but for goodness sakes, change the art style.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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Mario Strikers, and Punch-Out come to mind, and I guess Federation Force if you want to lose all bit of decency. I made a comment on Discord that FF needs to be more like Halo than what it currently is imo. You can still have the same type of gameplay, but for goodness sakes, change the art style.
Federation Force fan here.............*runs*
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
It's good. Damm good.

I was already hyped, but man, they outdid themselves.
I only played about 45min of it last night, and felt right at home, despite some bit of relearning going on. I knew to dodge attacks, heal, whetstone, chase after the monster after fleeing, collect items, and goodies.

Some of the newer mechanics I'm terrible at, but with time I'll get it. I'm excited.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
Over the weekend, I was going over finances, and realized something astounding with my car. Since I've had it, I've tracked all the gas, parts, and expenses from work into a single spreadsheet. Just in gas alone, with around 90k miles driven over 4 years (currently has over 141k miles), I've spent over $11k in gas, plus an additional $5.6k in maintenance (most maintenance done myself with a few trips to mechanic or dealer). :mshock:

As I mentioned on Discord, it was at that moment I realized how much more in gas I'd use if I went with a gas guzzler. And my Jeep Cherokee averages 20-22mpg, which is respectable, though not great in today's world. In total, operating costs puts it at just over $17k over 4 years.
 

MANGANian

Megalomaniacal Robo-Zombie
You know, I had zero expectations for the additional content for this game and had no plans in buying it, but then they just had to flaunt intimidating Bowser and Bowser Paint Jr. in my face, in addition to a giant sandbox-like overworld, now I absolutely must buy this.

What's also interesting is that Bowser's design looks similar to a fan rendition of Bowser covered in ash.
 
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sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
You know, I had zero expectations for the additional content for this game and had no plans in buying it, but then they just had to flaunt intimidating Bowser and Bowser Paint Jr. in my face, in addition to a giant sandbox-like overworld, now I absolutely must buy this.

What's also interesting is that Bowser's design looks similar to a fan rendition of Bowser covered in ash.
Yeah, I wasn't too sure about a second purchase either, then I saw this video, and now I'm sold.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
I'll bet some folks were wondering why Nintendo didn't put this much effort into the 3D All-Stars Collection that are just emulations, while this gets additional content. I'm just happy we get more Mario on the Switch. :mgrin:

I sold my copy of 3D World last year in anticipation of this, but not sure if I'll get this right away. MoHun Rise, despite launching a month later, will keep my occupied.

*sigh* I suppose I could buy this, and MoHun... :mplain:
 

Goodtwin

Well-Known Member
I have enjoyed the MH Rise demo so far. The game visually looks a bit washed out and bland to me, but perhaps some of the other maps will make better use of color. The gameplay feels very familiar but also injects a lot of new ideas as well. The map felt very similar in size to those in Generations, but without the loading screens makes it feel much bigger. Getting back into the groove of item management and crafting weapons, armor and items will take some time, but I think we will have little trouble getting up to speed quickly. Very much looking forward to hunting with the crew in a couple months.

Mario 3D World is still a maybe for me. I loved it on Wii U, but I still have my Wii U and that game, so its a hard sell for me to double dip for what could be just a few hours of additional content. It does look really good, so who knows, I might change my mind.
 

MANGANian

Megalomaniacal Robo-Zombie
I want Mario Kart 8, I really do, but I don't want to spend $60 on it; it's so hard resisting the urge to just buy it outright. It's been years, Nintendo! Can't you grace me with a generous discount? Just once, please? Isn't it about time for a Nintendo Selects? If it's the only thing I like about Sony is that they don't chain price to quality. Nintendo might have the cheaper console, but man is it expensive in the long run.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
Moderator
I want Mario Kart 8, I really do, but I don't want to spend $60 on it; it's so hard resisting the urge to just buy it outright. It's been years, Nintendo! Can't you grace me with a generous discount? Just once, please? Isn't it about time for a Nintendo Selects? If it's the only thing I like about Sony is that they don't chain price to quality. Nintendo might have the cheaper console, but man is it expensive in the long run.
Game is fo real bad to tha bone!
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
I want Mario Kart 8, I really do, but I don't want to spend $60 on it; it's so hard resisting the urge to just buy it outright. It's been years, Nintendo! Can't you grace me with a generous discount? Just once, please? Isn't it about time for a Nintendo Selects? If it's the only thing I like about Sony is that they don't chain price to quality. Nintendo might have the cheaper console, but man is it expensive in the long run.
Now that they have a super successful console again, I think it's time for the Nintendo Selects line to come out. Anything that has sold over 2 million units and has been out for over two years, gets dropped to $40 with slightly new packaging to brand it a "Nintendo Selects" game. This will also help new people buying the Switch to know which games are the "must haves'.

Edit: as of this moment, that would qualify over 17 games.
 
@sjmartin79

I know you recently played Age of Calamity, I've read your post saying you found it more of a Zelda game than a Warriors game. Could you elaborate on that? I never played Hyrule Warriors myself, every time I saw footage my eyes kinda glazed over. I played one Warriors game back in the day on PS2, I had fun with it at the time, but never felt the need to play another since.

Thanks in advance.
 

EvilTw1n

Even my henchmen think I'm crazy.
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I have enjoyed the MH Rise demo so far. The game visually looks a bit washed out and bland to me, but perhaps some of the other maps will make better use of color. The gameplay feels very familiar but also injects a lot of new ideas as well. The map felt very similar in size to those in Generations, but without the loading screens makes it feel much bigger. Getting back into the groove of item management and crafting weapons, armor and items will take some time, but I think we will have little trouble getting up to speed quickly. Very much looking forward to hunting with the crew in a couple months.
I wasn't very impressed at first with Rise's visuals. But the more I play it, the more the whole package comes through. XX/GU looked great, but it was still on the bones of that PS2-era hardware lineage. "Hey, the ground textures are sharper now...although it's sharp, fake looking twigs."

Now it's starting to look properly lush. And as @Juegos pointed out to me, the more you watch the animations, the more you notice the upgrades there, too.
I want Mario Kart 8, I really do, but I don't want to spend $60 on it; it's so hard resisting the urge to just buy it outright. It's been years, Nintendo! Can't you grace me with a generous discount? Just once, please? Isn't it about time for a Nintendo Selects? If it's the only thing I like about Sony is that they don't chain price to quality. Nintendo might have the cheaper console, but man is it expensive in the long run.
I've felt the same way about Breath of the Wild. I beat it on Wii U. It's tempting to fork out cash to play it on Switch; it kinda feels wrong to have the console this long and not play the flagship game on it.

But, so long as Nintendo is selling like 20 million Switch consoles a year, I'm sure they'll be happy to charge full price for all the people who are new BotW purchasers.
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
@sjmartin79

I know you recently played Age of Calamity, I've read your post saying you found it more of a Zelda game than a Warriors game. Could you elaborate on that? I never played Hyrule Warriors myself, every time I saw footage my eyes kinda glazed over. I played one Warriors game back in the day on PS2, I had fun with it at the time, but never felt the need to play another since.

Thanks in advance.
In the first Hyrule Warriors, It was definitely a Warriors game with Zelda characters, stories, and weapons. It was a lot of the same over and over again. Fun, for sure. It has a strict multi-chapter story, then it had 2D zelda maps to explore with individual levels that had objectives and a lot of character grinding. Definitely a lot for some of the characters you didn't care to use. (Looking at you Bug Girl) Most of the levels didn't look like much you would remember from a Zelda game, but you could go "yeah, I see that this could be a Zora area." The story was fan service, and that was okay, because it was fun.

With Age of Calamity, it really felt like it was a prequel to BotW with Warriors elements. Instead of many, many side quest maps and a kinda disjointed main story, the side quests and the main story all happen on the big BotW map, and it all plays into one larger narrative. This way, whatever mission you were taking on, it all happened in the same space. The levels didn't seem like you were doing the same thing again and again. It felt fresh, even the side quests. Collecting items actually had a purpose. You could dye your clothes just like in BotW. The story was well-written and focused. It all makes sense. You get to use the Skeikah slate abilities. It feels like it did in BotW to a large degree. The graphics are great. You can see that they took areas from BotW to model everything, but you're getting to play in it before everything went to hell. I don't want to give away any story elements or things, but there are definitely more "Zelda" aspects to the game that make it feel like a true prequel. But in Warriors fashion, there are a few surprises. Again, can't go into it for story reasons, but I wasn't mad at it at all.

I hope that explains it a bit.
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
If anyone is a fan of a good crime mystery, check out "The Stranger" on Netflix.
We stumbled on it the other night, and we've been binging it. We have one more episode to go. There were 8 total.
It's British, and you'll recognize many of the main actors from other British shows.
The whole time, I've had zero idea where it is all going, in the best way possible. I'm along for the ride, and it's been a helluva ride.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
I want Mario Kart 8, I really do, but I don't want to spend $60 on it; it's so hard resisting the urge to just buy it outright. It's been years, Nintendo! Can't you grace me with a generous discount? Just once, please? Isn't it about time for a Nintendo Selects? If it's the only thing I like about Sony is that they don't chain price to quality. Nintendo might have the cheaper console, but man is it expensive in the long run.
I've been yearning to get MK8D since I got my Switch over 2 years ago. Like you, I've been waiting for a nice sale, or deal that would make it worth while, but alas it hasn't happened.

I've felt the same way about Breath of the Wild. I beat it on Wii U. It's tempting to fork out cash to play it on Switch; it kinda feels wrong to have the console this long and not play the flagship game on it.

But, so long as Nintendo is selling like 20 million Switch consoles a year, I'm sure they'll be happy to charge full price for all the people who are new BotW purchasers.
I've said to myself if I get BotW for Switch, then I'll also get the DLC as I don't feel compelled to get it for Wii U at this point. It would feel a waste.

Between MK8D, and BotW, would love to get both of those for Switch, and play them this year if I could. I'd have to justify the cost as I'm already on track to get MoHun Rise, plus Mario 3D World. Oh, and that's right. I've been meaning to get DKC Tropical Freeze for Switch also.

Too bad there's so much other good stuff out there to play...
 

MANGANian

Megalomaniacal Robo-Zombie
But, so long as Nintendo is selling like 20 million Switch consoles a year, I'm sure they'll be happy to charge full price for all the people who are new BotW purchasers.
Ugh, don't remind me. Yesterday, a sale went up again, and again everything else but Mario Kart 8. It's a vicious cycle. At least I'll get to buy Dandara for the third time.....'cuz portable, of course. I really need to stop rebuying this game.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
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Ugh, don't remind me. Yesterday, a sale went up again, and again everything else but Mario Kart 8. It's a vicious cycle. At least I'll get to buy Dandara for the third time.....'cuz portable, of course. I really need to stop rebuying this game.
One thing Nintendo seems to be really great at doin. I bet we don’t see a price drop on MK8 or Animal Crossing ever. I believe that’s there top 2 best selling games on switch so far. And they gonna keep that pimp hand strong on them.
 
In the first Hyrule Warriors, It was definitely a Warriors game with Zelda characters, stories, and weapons. It was a lot of the same over and over again. Fun, for sure. It has a strict multi-chapter story, then it had 2D zelda maps to explore with individual levels that had objectives and a lot of character grinding. Definitely a lot for some of the characters you didn't care to use. (Looking at you Bug Girl) Most of the levels didn't look like much you would remember from a Zelda game, but you could go "yeah, I see that this could be a Zora area." The story was fan service, and that was okay, because it was fun.

With Age of Calamity, it really felt like it was a prequel to BotW with Warriors elements. Instead of many, many side quest maps and a kinda disjointed main story, the side quests and the main story all happen on the big BotW map, and it all plays into one larger narrative. This way, whatever mission you were taking on, it all happened in the same space. The levels didn't seem like you were doing the same thing again and again. It felt fresh, even the side quests. Collecting items actually had a purpose. You could dye your clothes just like in BotW. The story was well-written and focused. It all makes sense. You get to use the Skeikah slate abilities. It feels like it did in BotW to a large degree. The graphics are great. You can see that they took areas from BotW to model everything, but you're getting to play in it before everything went to hell. I don't want to give away any story elements or things, but there are definitely more "Zelda" aspects to the game that make it feel like a true prequel. But in Warriors fashion, there are a few surprises. Again, can't go into it for story reasons, but I wasn't mad at it at all.

I hope that explains it a bit.
Thanks. I'm playing Chrono Trigger at the moment, and just picked up four novels, so I got enough on my plate right now. I'll guess that I'll pick it up on my trip to the game store.
 

Shoulder

Your Resident Beardy Bear
As of August 2020, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 26.74 million copies, and it's probably close to reaching 30 million at some point this year.

The game just continues to sell, and I'll bet a good portion of those sales are digital. And since this is Nintendo's own title, they take home I believe all the money on eShop sales. Doing some quick napkin math, if 15 million of those copies were sold on the eShop, that's just under 900 million dollars in revenue, and when you factor in the physical sales, MK8D is well over a billion dollar game for Nintendo.

Maybe this year Nintendo will do the Nintendo Selects again like Steve was asking about earlier?
 

simplyTravis

Lamer Gamers Podcast Co-Host
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Hey....Listen!

How are y'all doing so far in 2021? I've been roasting coffee, casting pods, and playing games.

Currently I'm jumping into Torchlight 3 and actively trying to avoid Cyberpunk2077 until the XSX next-gen update hits. I gotta say though, it's better than I thought it would be in Quality mode. I want to play it but definitely want to experience it in the best possible way rather than replay it in the best possible way. I'm odd like that...

I've managed to wrap up Assassin's Creed Valhalla which was a fantastic journey full of action, adventure, definitely not sneaking, raiding monasteries, fighting a dude for a bag of teeth, rap battling with squirrels, and generally just having a good time. I had to force myself to beat the game at around 100 hours.
 

Goodtwin

Well-Known Member
I wrapped up Zelda Links Awakening a couple weeks ago, really enjoyed that and it has prepped me to give A Link to the Past a shot here soon. I never played it, and with how highly regarded it is, I need to give it a go. Since finishing up Zelda Links Awakening I have been playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. I remember playing this game while I was out of town doing some training classes for work. I met a dude there, he was from Philadelphia, but we got along great. Anyway, class was over at around 4:30pm, so it was basically drink beer, go to Wild Wings and eat, and then head back to the hotel and game on his PS3 till 3a.m. I remember playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and thinking it was the best looking games I had ever played. I was still a Wii only gamer at the time and was probably a big factor in why I was so impressed. We basically did this for the two weeks we were at this training class. It was a blast, apparently getting just a few hours of sleep and waking up still a little drunk is perfectly doable for a short period of time. So my experience with NFS Hot Pursuit was a positive one for sure. When I saw that it was coming to the Switch, I knew it was on my short list of games to buy. Past experience prompted me hold off on a day one purchase since EA has been known to slash the price on the eshop within the first month of release. Of course they did, and I ended up picking it up for $30.

NFS Hot Pursuit is a very straight forward arcade racer. The vehicles all handle with a weighted easy to drift type of gameplay. The split between being an officer chasing down the street racers and being a street racer is a good way to keep things fresh. The game still looks very good, just not blown away in the same way I was nearly ten years ago. I do think this game would be good for some TNE nights, hopefully the game goes on a sub $20 sale at some point, and we can get a handful of people to make the purchase. With the majority of races being just a few minutes to complete, and no worries about getting lost or going with the wrong direction without knowing, I think this is a game people could just jump right in and enjoy.

Monster Hunter Rise is the game I am highly anticipating. I think we will have full lobbies going for many weeks once it releases.
 
I'd be interested in Hot Pursuit if we can get a few TNE nights to happen. You're right about EA Sales, so it's only a matter of time before the practically give it away for free.

I've been playing Chrono Trigger that last few days. I've played it in college and thought it was okay, but I'm enjoying it more than I remember. I've also been on an indie kick lately, I want to pick up a game called Huntdown, which looks like it was tailored made for me.

I tried the MH Rise Demo, and I don't like it. The tutorial is trash. I actually jumped in with ET and Kark for a few hunts, but I'm just not having fun with it. I haven't tried all weapons, but the ones I have, except the dual blades they were okay), weren't enjoyable. Ultimately I just didn't feel anything playing it. The battles generally went on too long, then the monster would leave, repeat. I don't know, I want to enjoy it because it feels like I'm the only person here who isn't excited for it, but if I ain't digging it, then what more could be said. I'm willingly to put a bit more time into the demo to see, but as is it looks like I'll be sitting this one out. Shame there isn't more online games for Switch that many of us are interested in like the Wii/U days.
 

mattavelle1

IT’S GOT A DEATH RAY!
Moderator
I’m way excited for Rise especially getting back into a lot of hunts with many different people here..............and now I can add my boys into the mix aswell and there very excited about it all.

That being said. I was served with divorce papers yesterday. So I have to start the process of getting that all done. I’m not gonna spill a lot here but we have been having problems for awhile now. So things have been done that just have caused rifts that weren’t repaired over 20 years. It’s not how I saw things goin for my marriage and especially for my boys. So I’ll be in and out around here and on games until this thing is finalized. After it’s all said and done I hope to still be in the home I’m currently at with my boys and have some great nights of games with friends and you guys who care.

If you pray please remember my boys and I thru all this.
 

MANGANian

Megalomaniacal Robo-Zombie
I wrapped up Zelda Links Awakening a couple weeks ago, really enjoyed that and it has prepped me to give A Link to the Past a shot here soon
This sounds like blasphemy of the highest order. It's not everyday I hear mention of someone having never played Link to the Past. If you do like Link's Awakening, you might also like Minish Cap. Minish Cap is that one Link Zelda game that Nintendo and Capcom seem to forget about when it has such beautiful sprite-work. It's a bit on the easy side but it's such a relaxing Zelda game if that makes any sense.

I never cared for any of the NFS games post-Undercover. Every other title just makes me wonder why they just don't remake Underground 2, or at least give us something extremely similar with the best ideas of every game they done so far. I would love a game with Underground 2's gameplay and level design, with Undercover's percussion soundtrack boss races and Carbon's Turf system.

Hot Pursuit just reminds me of how much Split-Second did a million times better, and there'd probably never be another game that'd replace Split-Second.

@mattavelle1 sorry to hear that, mate. Still, 20 years is a major achievement. I know you can pull through despite the new development. Stay strong.
 
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