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5 hours ago, Nequests said:

I wouldn't trust IS not to turn it into Fire Emblem with tanks at this point. They'd probably set it in a school and everything.

 

That's basically the set up for Valkyria Chronicles 2 & 3, there.

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2 minutes ago, Popo said:

Rime is on sale for £15 at Base.com right now - worth it at that price? I heard the performance issues were patched out ages ago. 

 

You're mileage may vary, of course, but I found Rime a bit disappointing, myself. Pretty to look at in places but a bit empty and ultimately forgettable. Not as good as the games from which it heavily borrows.

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1 hour ago, therearerules said:

 

That and procedurally generated levels.

I don't think the levels are procedurally generated. They are authored, but the enemies placements are. 

 

I would still say it's worth a go. It's not expensive and if you like it it's at least 40-50 hours. 

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13 minutes ago, Horribleman said:

I don't think the levels are procedurally generated. They are authored, but the enemies placements are. 

 

I would still say it's worth a go. It's not expensive and if you like it it's at least 40-50 hours. 

 

True. Another thing this reminded me of is the fact that it's akin to Advance Wars only as much as it's a turn based grid game. There's no massive epic maps where you grow your army/navy/airforce etc. In fact, I'd probably just say it's nothing like Advance Wars at all. If you go into it not expecting Advance Wars you'll probably like it more.

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I was going to say that probably isn't for me, but then looked and it's made by the guys who made FTL, which is the only other rogue-like i've really stuck with ( and never finished, fucking massively hard end baddy twat) so that's downloading now. :D

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I bought the Capcom Beat em up bundle because it was on sale (and because I was a bit drunk) - I’ve only played Final Fight so far but the strategy seems to be ‘insert coins to win, and hope to land a few punches in between having the crap kicked out of you’ - including on the lowest difficulty settings. 

 

Amazing how visually similar this and Streets of Rage are. It’s a wonder Capcom didn’t try to sue Sega. 

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Into the Breach is like a chess X Starship Troopers hybrid with time travel. It's amazingly clever and a must play but it's also mentally exhausting, especially at the harder difficulties. I must admit that while I saw it through to the end with a few of the different teams and enjoyed it a lot, repeating the same levels again and again got a bit stale after a while and I moved on to something else after about ten hours. If it had a fully-fledged single-player campaign, the length of AW or FE, then it would have been one of my all time greats (although I understand that ItB is an indie game, obviously with a much smaller dev team). As it is it's just very, very good.

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1 hour ago, Popo said:

I bought the Capcom Beat em up bundle because it was on sale (and because I was a bit drunk) - I’ve only played Final Fight so far but the strategy seems to be ‘insert coins to win, and hope to land a few punches in between having the crap kicked out of you’ - including on the lowest difficulty settings. 

 

Welcome to all arcade games ever.

 

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Amazing how visually similar this and Streets of Rage are. It’s a wonder Capcom didn’t try to sue Sega. 

 

Same reason the people who made Renegade or Vigilante or Double Dragon didn’t sue Capcom presumably.

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5 minutes ago, Fargo said:

Has the new model with the improved battery life got a release date, or is it being gradually phased in ? 

 

Gradually, it's been seen in Australia already I think but they don't think it'll be here before September.

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3 hours ago, unleashedmaniac said:

Does anyone have any recommendations for Usb-C bluetooth adapters for the Switch?

 

Tempted to give one a go if the price is reasonable. Amazon seems to have a few listings but varying prices!

 

Assuming you're wanting it for headphone use then I had one of these https://www.amazon.co.uk/GULIkit-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Driver-Free-Plug-n-Play/dp/B07H2RH5CJ/ref=sr_1_7?crid=3QSF8O17H2MZR&keywords=switch%2Bbluetooth%2Badapter&qid=1565046402&s=gateway&sprefix=switch%2Bblue%2Caps%2C133&sr=8-7&th=1 (also available from ebay for about £25 thought with slower delivery) which was fine but (and there's always a but!) be sure that the headphones you've got are low latency (ideally APTX but I think BT 5.0 is fine as well) as otherwise the lag is distractingly noticeable. I returned mine in the end and just bought some quality wired buds which are bob on.  

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9 hours ago, unleashedmaniac said:

Does anyone have any recommendations for Usb-C bluetooth adapters for the Switch?

 

Tempted to give one a go if the price is reasonable. Amazon seems to have a few listings but varying prices!

 

I recently shelled out for the Genki (This one). It wasn't cheap, but it connects effortlessly with both my Airpods and my bigger noise-cancelling headphones, plus it fits snuggly beneath my Switch and doesn't get in the way of my Satisfye grip, so I think it's worth it. You can also use it while the Switch is docked, and also with other consoles.

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The thing with all the Bluetooth adaptors is that if I have to carry one in my travel case to use the Switch with my airpods, then I may as well pay nothing and just take an old set of wired Apple earbuds solely for use with the Switch.

 

They’re about the same size/weight as a Bluetooth adaptor, and as you’re not playing the Switch while doing other things (e.g. walking, doing dishes), the wire isn’t much of a disadvantage.

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I've just moved from a 128GB to a 400GB Micro SD without having to redownload by formatting the new 400GB in the Switch first and then copying the contents of the old to the new., just in case anyone is about to do the same. The 128GB was full and it took 1.5 hours to copy it off onto an external SSD and then 1.5 hours to copy back. Still loads faster than downloading the lot again on my shitty connection.

 

This was PC by the way, it seems there are more issues with this on Mac.

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On 06/08/2019 at 09:21, memories said:

What's the best portable charging and carry case options at the moment?

 

Been looking at a Ravpower 20000mah pack for £24 and an Orzly carry case for £8.

 

Both look like they would do the job really.

That battery pack is fine. The next stage up is to go with one that can output higher wattage via USB-C.

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12 hours ago, MikeBeaver said:

I am forever downloadonng shit to put on my sd card, then realising I need to FTP it to the Switch as taking the card out and putting it in either a USB adaptor or sd reader is pointless, the thing won't read it :(

 

I assume your Switch is hacked? That’s probably why.

 

Some SD readers won’t read SDXC cards properly though, so for some that might be the issue.

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On 05/08/2019 at 18:21, Popo said:

I bought the Capcom Beat em up bundle because it was on sale (and because I was a bit drunk) - I’ve only played Final Fight so far but the strategy seems to be ‘insert coins to win, and hope to land a few punches in between having the crap kicked out of you’ - including on the lowest difficulty settings. 

 

Amazing how visually similar this and Streets of Rage are. It’s a wonder Capcom didn’t try to sue Sega. 

You can definitely get good rather than just pump coins in to finish it. I can’t help you with tactics but I’ve seen one credit finishes. I think it’s a lot to do with crowd control and memorising enemy patterns. 

 

 

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Just signed up for Nintendo Online and feck Tetris 99. I thought I was on fire before, managed to get all the way down to 37 with just a couple of lines along the bottom when some feckers insta killed me. 

 

This was also the first time I signed up for Switch Online, went through the NES selection and it's a bit pants.  Thing has been up for at least a year now and this is the best they can offer? Thought there'd be loads of SNES and GB by now.

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On 05/08/2019 at 18:21, Popo said:

I bought the Capcom Beat em up bundle because it was on sale (and because I was a bit drunk) - I’ve only played Final Fight so far but the strategy seems to be ‘insert coins to win, and hope to land a few punches in between having the crap kicked out of you’ - including on the lowest difficulty settings. 

 

Amazing how visually similar this and Streets of Rage are. It’s a wonder Capcom didn’t try to sue Sega. 

 

Yeah, replaying these games now that I’m older, it’s pretty clear that even if you were good, you were still going to get battered.

 

Being a poor kid meant trying to get as far as possible on 10p!

 

Captain Commando seems especially cheap as it throws a lot of heavily powered enemies at you but 3 player is fun :) 

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8 hours ago, acidbearboy said:

You can definitely get good rather than just pump coins in to finish it. I can’t help you with tactics but I’ve seen one credit finishes. I think it’s a lot to do with crowd control and memorising enemy patterns. 

 

 

Yep, like the best Arcade games, mastery is certainly possible. My mate is amazing at it. I'm useless.

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