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Octane

@Tasuki I believe it's the indie devs that discount their games. I don't think Nintendo, or Sony, or Microsoft does that for them. And I don't even mind the lack of sales. The thing is that I save up to €15 if I buy physical, which is pretty big in the long term. The same applies to PlayStation. I can find most games for €52 at launch instead of the usual €60. The lack of price cuts in the long terms means that I won't ever get to play the games I'm interested in, but not willing to spend €60 on. Like ARMS, looks good, but for around €30 I'll give it a shot. Without a demo, I have no idea if I'll like it or not.

@YummyHappyPills The fact that some second hand Nintendo games are expensive has nothing to do with the retailers or Nintendo. It's because people collect for those systems, and there are less games available. Supply and demand. Try finding a good deal on a copy of Kirby 64. Or a GB Pokemon game for that matter. You won't find them for a tenner or two. Paper Mario (GCN) is just very rare and wanted by a lot of people.

Anyway, the reason why stores are understocking in the UK can be explained according to supply and demand as well. If Nintendo isn't popular, there's no need to dedicate a large section of games to them. It's technically not their job to sell the Switch. They don't care what they're selling, as long as they make money.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Octane That's true. S/D curves do demonstrate that. However it is being lamented that Nintendo isn't being more competitive to stimulate demand, I explained why they cant be more competitive in this market as it would only negatively impact them in the long run.

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RR529

I've been playing Fire Emblem Warriors for the past week. I think I'm about finished up with the main story (completed Chapter 17 last night), but I've yet to touch any of the History Maps.

Despite how the fandom may feel about her, I've actually had a lot of fun playing as Camilla. It's just so cool riding around on a dragon smashing the crap out of anyone in your way.

Other than Camilla, my main team consists of Lianna (for story purposes), Sakura, and Lucina.

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Tasuki

@Octane Right but even so, it seems that Sony and MS put their games on sale alot sooner and more often then Nintendo does. The only time I have noticed Nintendo titles go on sale if you can call it that, is when they select a few for Nintendo Selects or whatever it's called.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

YummyHappyPills wrote:

Wanna know something odd? Bayonetta 1 was #1 in the UK eShop chart. Bayo 2 was nowhere to be seen. That tells me Bayo 1 being digital only means people went only for the first, or a lot of codes with physical copies were redeemed.

@YummyHappyPills That doesn't surprise me to be honest. Like you said it's probably codes being redeemed. A good chunk of people are probably planning on beating the first game, before they start second one (like I am).
Supposedly there were some faulty Bayo1 download codes on the US physical copy, so I think people are also vary about having a faulty code & are just making sure.

Bayonetta 2 retail was available for as low as £40, whereas it's full priced on the eshop, so I'm sure that played into it.
I wouldn't be surprised if it charts #1 retail here in the UK as there's nothing big releasing around it.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Fight_Teza_Fight It came 5th and Bayo 2 climbed digital.

You get both games digitally for a total of £50. You buy either of the two and the other gets discounted.

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Knuckles-Fajita

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 comes to Switch on May 22nd.

The catch? Both digitally ($14.99 for MMLC1/$19.99 for MMLC2) is fine.

Physical release for both combined for $39.99, with MMLC2 as a download, plus a free cloth thing.

Physical release is US only, which means in the EU, the only physical Capcom release we have is Street Fighter 2.

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Ralizah

Tried playing Mega Man 9 on my Vita via Remote Play years ago, and it was a horrible experience.

I'm ready for weeks of portable Mega Man bliss!

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KratosMD

So I've started playing Breath of the Wild again now after almost one year of a break from it. And man, I love this game. I mean, it doesn't have a grand story, and there isn't really any music in the game, and the dungeons are rather weak. But every time I start playing this game, I just get filled with so much joy. It's so satisfying exploring a vast open world at my leisure with minimum restrictions, finding shrine dungeons, solving Korok puzzles, gathering materials, collecting new weapons etc. It deviates heavily from a typical Zelda game, but that's why I love it. I love it because it's the ambitious Zelda game that I've always wanted Nintendo to make.

The only problem I have with it is that it can feel quite overwhelming at times (like with Xenoblade Chronicles). There are just so many things to do that it can sometimes give me anxiety which is why I tend to stop playing these games. But I'm going to try my best to play as much of BotW as possible, at least.

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Ralizah

KratosMD wrote:

and there isn't really any music in the game

Breath of the Wild has hours of music in its soundtrack, although most of the dramatic tracks only play in particular sections of the game, and the ambient score during normal free-roam gameplay does a good job of harmonizing with the game's environmental soundscape, making it stand out less.

The soundtrack also often incorporates broken and distorted renditions of older Zelda themes, as most of post-apocalyptic Hyrule is but a shadow of its former glory.

It's a radically different approach to Zelda music, but I really appreciated it in the context of this game.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah Well I don't like that, since music is an important aspect in video games for me and not hearing tracks that you can associate with to the different areas of the world makes the game less memorable than it could've been.

To put it in another way, music further reinforces my fondness of a game. The absence of it doesn't ruin the game for me, but its presence makes me like the game even more, which is why I'm saddened by the lack of it. I mean, Zelda is well known for having amazing music tracks. BotW probably has some good ones, but I wouldn't know since they are so few and far between, apparently.

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themcnoisy

@Tasuki Im glad Nintendo rarely put games on sale. With my Sony games Im reluctant to pay full price for random games as the trade ins are lower generally, I will only pay full price for must have games. On switch as the games hold value Im happier to pay full price for games Im not guaranteed to enjoy.

Also the games on switch so far are finished games. Not this games as a service tripe. So I will still be playing them in 10 years time. Just like my wii games.

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mookysam

I've been playing through Breath of the Wild for almost month now. I'm taking a different route exploring the world compared to when I played it on the Wii U which has made it feel quite different. I have haven't done any divine beasts yet, mostly just exploring and completing shrines and getting korok seeds. I only worked out last week that octo balloons can be used to lift things out the way. Before I was using stasis and whacking them!

@KratosMD Music is very important to me too. It can really add so much to the "feel" of a game and and give more texture to the world. In Zelda games specifically, the series has always had iconic tunes that have been a big part of the games, so I did feel disappointed that Breath of the Wild takes a more restrained approach. I sort of understand why they did that given the length spent in each area. Perhaps they thought hearing the same tune loop over and over could get tedious for some players? I personally feel that the music that is in the game isn't as good as previous titles but is pleasant. I do enjoy hearing elements of old tunes in various places, such as Epona's Song at the stables.

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Octane

@themcnoisy I think it works both ways. You never feel like you wasted money on a Nintendo game by buying it day one. Because it's still €60 after a year or two. But if it's a game you'd like to try, but you don't want to spend €60 on? Too bad, you're going to have to wait a looong time.

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Ralizah

DOOM was updated. The game now has a smooth motion aiming option. Which makes it my favorite version controls-wise.

@mookysam The use of music in BotW, though somewhat restrained, is also incredibly creative, from the nods to music from previous games to emphasize certain environmental themes to songs that evolve and become more complex as you perform tasks that affect a particular area. I also tend to find it relaxing without heroic trumpets blaring every time I enter the overworld.

My one regret is that the brilliant tracks that appear in the trailers for the game don't seem to make an appearance themselves. At least, not in a form that is anywhere near as dramatic or bombastic.

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Knuckles-Fajita

Bayonetta seems to be selling poorly in the UK and Japan, trailing below the Wii U numbers....physically.

On the eShop in the UK Bayo 1 has been 1st since launch and 2 has been climbing consistently. Also seems to be high on the US eShop.

More and more we see the need for digital sales data.

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Knuckles-Fajita

Rumours of a 3DS Mini Direct are swirling and it involves games people will demand on Switch insstead. Personally I dont care.

Except for one rumoured title: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate - 3DS.

Guess what game that is.

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RR529

I'd be more concerned if we got DQXI 3DS, but not the Switch version.

The Heroes games are on the system in Japan, and supposedly XI is in development, but the only thing the west has so far is the darned Minecraft-esque spinoff.

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Knuckles-Fajita

Apparently DQXI is having issues because the version of UE4 that added Switch support is more updated than the version they made the game in, and in an update not longer after that they changed a few things with how Blueprints work.

So for once Nintendo is in a mess because their middleware is too new.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

Finally played and beat Bayonetta 2. I beat the first game prior to it & imo the sequel- despite being a fantastic game, feels toned down compared to the original.
The difficulty has been scaled back immensely. Got the Stone award for beating Bayo1, Gold award for beating Bayo2. Both on normal & I picked up a bunch of Pure Platinum in Bayo2.

The overall tone and Bayonetta herself have also been toned down. There is much less swearing and Bayonetta doesn't flaunt her sexuality as much. I really liked how ridiculously over the top she was in the first game- genuine shock awe, are we really doing this moments, whereas in Bayo2 she just comes off as supremely confident & uncharacteristically emotional at times.
I guess the change is probably a good thing? I'll miss it, but just like GoW3s mini game (you know the one), it probably wouldn't go down to well nowadays. I'll be interested to see what she'll be like in Bayo3.

I might seem pretty negative, but despite being 'toned down', the game more than makes up for it in the gameplay department. It's easily my favorite game on Switch & I'm debating whether or not it's my favorite hack n' slash game of all time, a spot currently occupied by GoW3.
The visuals are stunning, although the game does show its age during the transition scenes.
The writing is OK. Cheese overload at times, but they really caught me by surprise at the end. Is it a sequel or a prequel ?.

Don't know where they go for Bayo3, but I'll be there Day 1. Also it was funny seeing Sony (Music) in the end credits of a Nintendo exclusive.

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