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RR529

I got the info I needed about DBFZ over on NL, so I think it'll definitely be my next physical purchase.

Anyhow, while I wait on that, I got Mighty Gunvolt Burst to tide me over.
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Bought Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon on a whim this past summer & really enjoyed that, so I decided I'd give this a whirl as well.

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Octane

@Knuckles-Fajita According to DF the game is only 3.9GB, that's suspiciously close to 4GB, like very close, as if they did everything they could to fit it on the cheapest card. No extra download = no complaints, right? But the downside is that you have to deal with a lot of compression.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Octane The cheapest card is 1GB. Then 2, then 4. So they missed a trick there.

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KratosMD

I'm more than halfway through Shining Resonance Refrain now and I'm really loving this game more than I did when I played it at launch. Like I said, the lower difficulty level contributes to this a lot, and it's nice to experience more of the story. I can't deny though that a lot of the game can be regarded as mediocre. You're constantly going through the same areas since you only have one major town as your "rest area", which makes it feel like the developer didn't have enough resources to create more areas. It's always the same ones, however there are still a lot that I haven't discovered yet. But after having played the game for more than 15 hours (which is half of the game), I've noticed that there is still a lot of going back and forth.

Moreover, the script and the voice acting can be unavoidably laughable sometimes. I'm a person who always takes the story of a game seriously, but with this one I just can't. For example, in one scene the characters keep saying each others' names back and forth for quite some time and I just couldn't help but find that funny. Another one is when the protagonist kept grunting (sort of like Link from The Legend of Zelda, lol) for a long time which was just unnecessary. I couldn't take that seriously at all. The writing just feels so bad sometimes, and it really shows that this is a low tier JRPG that relies heavily on fanservice.

Not to say that I dislike this game, but I do have to acknowledge its shortcomings. They are clear as day, there's simply no sugarcoating them. Still, I'm really enjoying the story and the gameplay is fun, but I don't think it was worth buying this game at launch.

Edit: In case anyone's interested, this video showcases the grunts I was talking about earlier:

Surely I can't be the only one who finds this awkward and out of place, lol. It totally ruins what is supposed to be a nice moment.

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Jaz007

@KratosMD What was happening there? I feel like he should have been impaled or getting his head twisted off or something with that much grunting. I mean holy ceap man. Were alien insects trying to kill him from the inside while he fought them with stomach acid?

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Ralizah

@KratosMD I imagine it probably sounds better in Japanese. A lot of Japanese media puts an emphasis on pauses, moans, grunts, and other vocalizations besides speech (in addition to the often common use of aizuchi), and this can come across as somewhat awkward in English. Granted, it's not usually a full half-minute of JUST that, but you get the idea.

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Octane

@Knuckles-Fajita Getting it down to 1 or 2GB would probably mean sacrificing too much, if they're not already doing that.

There was an argument on NLife about optical media becoming obsolete; but when I see things like this, I still think it's going to take a long time before we see the benefits of game cards. As long as they're more expensive, you can expect other companies to cheap out; either through excessive downgrading or by offering only half the game, turning it effectively into a digital unlock key.

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KratosMD

@Jaz007 Hahaha yeah you would think that wouldn't you. But no he was basically trying to break free from his "mind control", lol. Guess that involves a lot of grunting!

@Ralizah Hmm interesting, I didn't think of that. I might have to look up the Japanese version of that segment now.

I just listened to it and it does actually sound better. The grunts are faster and fewer so it sounds more natural. I guess the localisation team might have gone a bit overboard with this part, lol.

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Rudy_Manchego

I am now pretty much absorbed into Skyrim on Switch now. It took me two goes to get into it but I must say, I think the port is pretty good (notwithstanding standard Bethesda bugs).

As for Dark Souls, I waited for the Switch version before deciding which platform but played on handheld at EGX and it wasn't great. The joycons are just not designed for games like Dark Souls and the performance was not great. So I think I will go with the PS4 or XB version. Prob PS4 as I still have Dark Souls 3 unplayed.

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Knuckles-Fajita

Vampyr i coming to Switch!

It ran like crap on PS4...oh dear.

And its late...oh dear...

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Tasuki

So I got a.quick question on the Switch itself. Is there anyway to charge the tablet without the dock?

I ask cause next month I have to go out of town for work for a few days. I was thinking about taking my Switch but I don't want to take the dock along as well.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Tasuki ….My obvious response is "Think about how the console works", but to explain it for you.

The console has a USB-C port on the bottom right? That's where it connects to the dock.

That therefore is how it is charged, via that port.

The cable you put into the dock is also USB-C.

Use the charger that came with the system, or a power bank with a USB-C cable. Easy.

Edit: It's actually kinda cool your brought that up, reminded me I need to nab a powerbank at some point.

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Octane

@Tasuki Just plug the USB-C AC adapter directly into the Switch; the one that's normally plugged into the dock.

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KratosMD

Well I didn't expect this thread to be this silent after the Smash Direct.

I'm honestly slightly disappointed that the major leak wasn't real. Ken is cool and Inceneroar is neat as well. Piranha Plant is just odd.

Spirits mode looks so much fun. That's something I can see myself spending hours playing, grinding my spirits and fighting other characters. But World of Light was definitely the biggest surprise for me. A genuine adventure mode! Even though it probably won't have as much emphasis on story as Subspace Emissary, I'm just glad to have something there. More single player content is always good in my eyes, and they just couldn't call this Smash 'Ultimate' without adding literally everything from past games.

And the main theme has lyrics! Finally, some personality compared to the forgettable theme of Smash 4. Now this is what I call the ultimate Smash game. It literally has everything.

I'm a bit bummed though about the pricing of the fighters pass. €25 is a bit too much for my taste, I would've liked €20, but eh.

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Jaz007

@KratosMD You know, I need to pay more attention to Switch news, but I don’t. I should have Ultimate ore-ordered, but it’s hard after the dissapointing of SMbros Wii U. Ultimate looks to fix it though.

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Knuckles-Fajita

The Direct was ok. Ken, Incineroar and the freaking Plant are not exactly the hypest reveals. DLC is optimistic though but the list of assist trophies basically rules out everyone people wanted like Isaac and Skull Kid.

Which leaves very little Nintendo owned stuff that can show up as one of the 5 fighters.

Plus, Spirits look cool but...basically just Stickers from Brawl and Custom Moves combined, and the Adventure mode looks fine.

Basically you get a lot of fluff attached to your fighting game.

I suppose at least this one comes with 74 characters out the box.

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Ralizah

Adventure Mode and Spirits Mode both look quite fun. I love how spirits can be managed (upgraded, sent off on real-time quests, etc.) like the blades you've resonated with in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Ultimate looks to more than make up for the lacking single-player content in Smash Wii U/3DS.

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Kidfried

@KratosMD I watched it over at Nintendo life. The meltdown of some of the users there (who were hoping for Banjo) was majestic. And, I'll admit, I kinda believed/hoped the leak was real. I might not even have watched the Direct live otherwise.

So, compares to my hopes, the Direct was a letdown,but that isn't to say there wasn't anything good at all. And after all, I'll still be playing this game over the holidays, if not a bit earlier.

I thought the adventure mode looked good by the way. But personally I was always more a fan of the event fights, so it was good to see these make a comeback in the form of the Spirit Board.

I didn't care at all for the Spirits. It honestly felt a bit like grinding for grinding's sake. As someone who's not going to play this on the road, I also think it may just not be made for me. Reminded me too much of mobile games. I can see why some people like it, though. The real time thing just isn't my thing; would have rather it be set to a certain number of fights.

As one of the few people who was into trophies way too much I will probably enjoy collecting those spirits.

The today announced characters didn't do anything for me. And announcing Isaac and Shadow as Assist Trophies felt like an arrow to the knee from Nintendo.

Last thing: the soundtrack. I thought the theme with vocals was alright, but I'd rather see them go with the Brawl tune, which I thought was so fetch

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KratosMD

@Jaz007 Yeah I mean at this point, if you're a Switch owner and you like fighting games and fanservice in general, then you really should do yourself a favour and pick this game up. There's just so much stuff crammed into this game, it will be hard to not find something you like.

Speaking of which, was anyone else excited when they showed all the MGS references in the Direct? I almost screamed when I saw MGS5 Kaz Miller in a freaking Nintendo Direct, lol. Then Hal Emmerich, then MGS3 Revolver Ocelot and so on. As an MGS fan who knows that Konami probably won't give the series the attention it deserves anymore, I'm just happy to see references in a title yet to be released.

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RR529

Completed the story mode in Dragon Ball FighterZ (Switch) yesterday.

It was pretty good, but to be perfectly honest, and I'm sure I'll be lambasted for this, I actually much preferred Xenoverse 2 (Note that I'm specifically comparing them as singleplayer experiences). While the character interactions in FighterZ were absolute gold, the story mode itself was a big grind, with the numerous clone battles feeling like padding, and then there's the fact that you essentially play through the story three times (albiet in alternate scenarios). As long as you're okay with playing a game where you get to be a player in the world of Dragon Ball rather than play as the main heroes, Xenoverse 2 just has much more to offer from a singleplayer perspective.

Unlike FighterZ, Xenoverse 2 does however suck as a multiplayer game, with a horribly unbalanced roster that makes the versus mode utterly pointless, and thus you have no real option to play around as your favorite characters. So while I do like FighterZ and understand it's strengths, I just have no one to play multiplayer with, lol

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