Jump to content

Nintendo Switch


Recommended Posts

Apart from on a selection of games where you're boned.  Notably Pokemon and Animal Crossing. (Although AC has some weird "It actually does save to the cloud but you have to beg Nintendo to use it" thing).

Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a special app on the Switch eShop required for transferring Animal Crossing data from one Switch to another. It's a bit like the 3DS system transfer, if any of you have (bad) memories of that. <_<

 

(Splatoon 2 is another game that also doesn't back-up save games to the Cloud, and there's almost certainly a few more that don't.)

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, scottcr said:

I've just been playing it on easy to get my head around the scoring.  I must admit, I'm not sure who to rack up chains


By not playing on Easy

Link to post
Share on other sites

“Psycho” in the title is most likely a botched transliteration of “Psychic”; a common trope with Japanese games titles of the era.

 

TBH, I’ve got a fairly decent Super Famicom games collection, but I’ve only heard of Psycho Dream because SNES Drunk covered it last summer. Quite an obscure choice.

 

I’m resigned to Nintendo having already released all of their big titles for the NES and Super NES services that they’re ever likely to, FWIW. A mix of popular classics and obscurities seems to have given away to just to releasing only less-well-known content.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 08/02/2021 at 17:44, Strafe said:

Nor Splatoon 2 I think.


Yeah, now I have purchased every weapon and 99% of the gear, losing all of that might be a pain.

 

Plus re-doing those first ten levels to unlock all modes...

Link to post
Share on other sites

My daughter wants to purchase a Switch for her hubbies birthday and is looking for me to make the purchase preferably immaculate second hand. I’m not clued up on the Switch so any model worth avoiding and anything worth looking for. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, I’m a bit bored of the Xbox right now. Got fed up of what’s over there and nothing really tickles my fancy until April.

 

I sat down at 8:30 with the switch for the first time in months. Just lost the entire evening to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Homeschooling my 8 year old this week, it's clear that so many of his classmates have Switches. At registration this morning, they were asked what they were up to during half term, and loads of answers included the likes of Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion 3. As soon as school is over, he's in Team calls with his little friends to organise online games. It's definitely the console of choice for his age group! Nintendo getting them young! Also fun to see a couple of dads who play... one of them was insanely good at Mario Kart.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/02/2021 at 09:15, Eighthours said:

Homeschooling my 8 year old this week, it's clear that so many of his classmates have Switches. At registration this morning, they were asked what they were up to during half time, and loads of answers included the likes of Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion 3. As soon as school is over, he's in Team calls with his little friends to organise online games. It's definitely the console of choice for his age group! Nintendo getting them young! Also fun to see a couple of dads who play... one of them was insanely good at Mario Kart.

Hide and seek has become very popular in Animal Crossing between my daughter, her friends & her cousins - and just generally playing and chatting as they would normally but transported into the game. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Hide and seek has become very popular in Animal Crossing between my daughter, her friends & her cousins - and just generally playing and chatting as they would normally but transported into the game. 


Yep, they did that too. I’m jealous of children having access to so much cool tech!

Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s funny how despite being demonstrably the poorer online service Nintendo have the killer app in AC which makes their subscription nigh on essential, it’s a much lesser game offline - I don’t know how many subscribers they have but there must be an awful lot just off the back of that one game. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, LaveDisco said:

Are third part docks still a risk of bricking your switch? I really want a second dock for the upstairs tv. But the official is sooooo expensive. 


The very early dock with the shitty power regulator is long gone, your only worry now is “drop-in” docks. They need to have a loose USB plug to let the Switch drop in. and some third party ones are so loose the connections can short out. Anything where you’re connecting the Switch to the dock via a USB cable should be fine.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Stanley said:

It’s funny how despite being demonstrably the poorer online service Nintendo have the killer app in AC which makes their subscription nigh on essential, it’s a much lesser game offline - I don’t know how many subscribers they have but there must be an awful lot just off the back of that one game. 


We have family membership purely because of AC. I originally just had one online account for me.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Stanley said:

It’s funny how despite being demonstrably the poorer online service Nintendo have the killer app in AC which makes their subscription nigh on essential, it’s a much lesser game offline - I don’t know how many subscribers they have but there must be an awful lot just off the back of that one game. 


 

AC is pretty much useless without online?

 

I know during lockdown 1.0 all of my friends bought it and they all had online. One friend bought the family sub and gave a few of us free access.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, probotector said:


 

AC is pretty much useless without online?

 

I know during lockdown 1.0 all of my friends bought it and they all had online. One friend bought the family sub and gave a few of us free access.


It’s people like this preventing Nintendo from having the money to develop a new F-Zero game.

Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, probotector said:


 

AC is pretty much useless without online?

 

I know during lockdown 1.0 all of my friends bought it and they all had online. One friend bought the family sub and gave a few of us free access.

Sorry, what are you trying to say? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.