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You know what's great about the Switch, i'm stopping in a hotel tomorrow evening as the misses is pregnant and we have a jaunt of a drive to the Harry Potter museum for Saturday morning. So when she goes to sleep at 8pm which is inevitable at the moment, I can carry on playing Xenoblade Chronicles & Zelda even though i'm miles away from home :D

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7 hours ago, cohen205 said:

Does anyone know how to stop playing Stardew Valley? 

 

If anyone figures it out please tell me, I put 100 hours in on Steam and the thought of starting again filled me with dread, I've now put similar in to the Switch version and I'm literally playing for no reason, I own every thing, I've got pretty much unlimited money, I've completed all the tasks etc. So why am I turning it on night after night to Milk cows and harvest crops to get a currency that I have literally nothing to spend it on.

 

That's the one thing I wish was included, some more expensive content, so a few different buildings etc. Costing 1mill and above so there's something to work towards otherwise you can pretty much have everything wrapped up by the end of year 2. Then again, it's a tenner, to get 100 hours out of something for a tenner, twice is quite remarkable 

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11 minutes ago, CovisGod said:

 

If anyone figures it out please tell me, I put 100 hours in on Steam and the thought of starting again filled me with dread, I've now put similar in to the Switch version and I'm literally playing for no reason, I own every thing, I've got pretty much unlimited money, I've completed all the tasks etc. So why am I turning it on night after night to Milk cows and harvest crops to get a currency that I have literally nothing to spend it on.

 

That's the one thing I wish was included, some more expensive content, so a few different buildings etc. Costing 1mill and above so there's something to work towards otherwise you can pretty much have everything wrapped up by the end of year 2. Then again, it's a tenner, to get 100 hours out of something for a tenner, twice is quite remarkable 

 

Isnt there more single player content coming soon? Along with multiplayer? 

 

 

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I was off work with a fever for the last few days, and managed to get in 10hrs of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I don't think I've done that much concentrated gaming since before I had kids.

 

It's nice to be well again, but I kind of just want to dick about in Alrest at the moment. :blink:

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1 hour ago, Freeman said:

Is anyone still regularly using one of those cheap Chinese dock replacement thingys?  

Any issues with it?

 

Perhaps not the time to ask as I already ordered a genuine charger and a dock thing from Aliexpress.. 

 

I've got one! I use it from time to time and whilst it can be a bit fiddly at times (only works with certain USB chargers, sometimes the Switch won't wake from sleep with it connected), it's been pretty good. It's been handy when travelling for work, as it means I can connect my Switch to the hotel room telly without having to bring my official dock and charger with me.

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43 minutes ago, Zio said:

 

I've got one! I use it from time to time and whilst it can be a bit fiddly at times (only works with certain USB chargers, sometimes the Switch won't wake from sleep with it connected), it's been pretty good. It's been handy when travelling for work, as it means I can connect my Switch to the hotel room telly without having to bring my official dock and charger with me.

 

Perfect.  Mine will be for occasional use too - in my games room mainly, but also for travel.  My Switch usually in the living room, I'll erm, switch the docks around if I'm more frequently in the other room.

I also ordered a second official charger from Amazon (£20 for Prime, plus 10 off 50 voucher along with other stuff) so won't have USB chargers.

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1 hour ago, Alexlotl said:

I was off work with a fever for the last few days, and managed to get in 10hrs of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I don't think I've done that much concentrated gaming since before I had kids.

 

It's nice to be well again, but I kind of just want to dick about in Alrest at the moment. :blink:

 

XC2 was this game fore me too.  The first game in years (Odyssey and BOTW included) that I sat at work, and consciously wanted to go home and play, and the game that lead to a few late night / early morning game sessions - something else I have't done for years!

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10 hours ago, cohen205 said:

Does anyone know how to stop playing Stardew Valley? 

 

I've managed to reduce how much I play it...by my wife playing it in the evenings as well. 

 

She asked me if it was also on Xbox One (it is) as a friend of hers is now interested.

 

Oh, and my son plays the PS4 version.

 

It's brilliant, one of the best value for money games there is. 

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Freeman said:

 

XC2 was this game fore me too.  The first game in years (Odyssey and BOTW included) that I sat at work, and consciously wanted to go home and play, and the game that lead to a few late night / early morning game sessions - something else I have't done for years!

 

Xenoblade 1 was about the only game I played for three years or so - which partially speaks to my sparse play hours as a new parent, but also to how much it grabbed me and how many times I restarted. I basically got a Wii U for Xenoblade Chronicles X, and was disappointed to find that it left me utterly cold - it felt like Secret of Evermore as opposed to Secret of Mana, if you will. Similar mechanics and some good new ideas, but a total charm bypass.

 

XC2, however, is the real deal. Likeable characters, great localisation by a UK team, and by having massive-but-constrained environments rather than an open world, gives a much more curated feel in terms of sight-seeing. Probably the most enjoyable combo-based battle system since Chrono Trigger too, for my money. It's also legitimately hilarious at times, which I didn't expect at all. The quests are fewer in number than XC1, and are consequently less makeworky (I don't think anyone's asked to "Kill X Ys" yet), and the whole only-get-quest-XP-if-you-want-to system is GENIUS, as it lets compulsive side-questers like myself enjoy them without making the story quest trivially easy.

 

Admittedly, it's a bit... Playstation 2 when playing handheld, but I'd rather it downrezzed than the framerate took a hit, so it's liveable. Looks legitimately gorgeous on the TV, and playing with loose joycons, no grip, is even more comfortable than wiimote + joycon, which was my previous comfort benchmark.

 

TL;DR - Xenoblade 2 Xenoblade 2 Xenoblade 2 Xenoblade 2 Xenoblade 2 Xenoblade 2

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Re: Stardew Valley 

 

But it lasts for ages because there’s so much tedious busywork. If you’ve ever built a sprinkler, or found yourself having more fun in the rain, you’re one step closer to dropping it. There’s a nice short game in there padded out to boring lengths. It reminds me of Sunless Sea.

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I've just started my second year on Stardew, and while it is indeed crazily addictive, I can see my time with it coming to an end fairly shortly. I've fully upgraded my house and have a pretty much automated crop system now. My checklist before I finish is:

 

- Complete the community centre

- Get to the bottom of the mine

- Build every type of building

- Bone Leah

 

I reckon that's doable by the end of year 2. Maybe even by the end of summer. I can't be done with the RNG nature of fishing or relic hunting.

 

Also, I wish there was the ability on the Switch to zoom out and take a picture of your farm overall, like you can on the PC version. I'm quite proud of my layout and decorations :wub:

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21 minutes ago, therearerules said:

Re: Stardew Valley 

 

But it lasts for ages because there’s so much tedious busywork. If you’ve ever built a sprinkler, or found yourself having more fun in the rain, you’re one step closer to dropping it. There’s a nice short game in there padded out to boring lengths. It reminds me of Sunless Sea.

 

But aren’t all games tedious busywork? There's no point to any of it. Halo 3 online may make your heart pump faster, but only because you enjoy it.

 

If you enjoy the padding, you enjoy the game. But every single one simply shaves away the hairs of your human vitality second by precious second - until you die.

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7 minutes ago, ZOK said:

 

But aren’t all games tedious busywork?

No.

 

Edit- basic farm upkeep is a chore, neither puzzling, challenging, surprising or fun. Just repetitive. That’s the tedious busywork. If you could immediately hire somebody to do all that for you, a la Viva Piñata, it would be a fantastic game, albeit shorter.

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If it helps you relax, it's not a waste of your time. Hell, we live in a society which encourages adults to do colouring in.

 

That said, if you're compulsively playing it but not really having fun, kill it with fire. I once physically snapped a Civ 3 disc in half in order to be free, and I've never gone within 100 miles of an MMORPG, because I know I wouldn't have the self control to cope.

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32 minutes ago, MidWalian said:

More footage of Kirby, looking quite good.

 

 

 

Lovely backgrounds. I'm a bit uncertain as to what type of game it is, though. Originally I thought it was a platformer, but the focus on different combat styles makes it look almost like a brawler.

 

And faceless pink Link Kirby is vaguely disturbing.

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I only played a few hours of Stardew Valley and couldn't get into it. I felt like I was spending most of my time paralysed by indecision and wandering aimlessly around the town hoping I would speak to someone interesting but they were all hopelessly boring. I didn't like the menus or interface either.

 

Harvest Moon on Gamecube was better, come fight me about it.

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1 hour ago, Majora said:

I only played a few hours of Stardew Valley and couldn't get into it. I felt like I was spending most of my time paralysed by indecision and wandering aimlessly around the town hoping I would speak to someone interesting but they were all hopelessly boring. I didn't like the menus or interface either.

 

Harvest Moon on Gamecube was better, come fight me about it.

Yeah I was a bit like that. Put me in Minecraft and I'll lose myself for hours but in SV even though the days are short I found myself just going to bed in it to start the next days farming. 

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1 hour ago, Kazit said:

Also why is the thread now called Stardew Valley? :blink:

 

Took me so long to find the topic. I kept getting to page 3 of the Discussion section say to myself no way would the Switch thread be any further back then start from page 1 again scanning the topics. Even went to check Annuncements section to see if there was news about the disappearance there. On the third time of scanning topics I  clocked the star next to this thread to signify I'd posted in it. Couldn't remember having posted in the Stardew Valley thread before so let's have a peek. 

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