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Kidfried

Also, I'm playing Card Shark on the Switch. It's a novel concept, but it's nothing GOTY-contending yet. I'm probably past the halfway point now, and the plot has picked up a pit, so hopefully they keep that going!

Kidfried

rockodoodle

@LtSarge I understand that it was and still is making a ton of money. It has been a leading seller weekly, which is remarkable. I think the tracks are pretty cool, but like you, I have been playing since 2014. It really needs a refresh. Talk about stretching it out. They are even stretching out the release of this DLC for nearly two years! I don’t know if I can say I like the direction the series is going. Hopefully the next entry brings in a lot of the cool customization like in tour and incorporates other series….

rockodoodle

KilloWertz

@LtSarge Alright, cool. I'll add you as well whenever I'm on later.

I'm enjoying it so far. My first game is Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. While it took a day or two to adjust to the downgrade in graphics from playing on the PS5 so much, I've enjoyed the game overall. The story has definitely been a highlight. I know, while they did a solid job of upgrading everything, it is not the best representation of the Switch graphically either since it's a remaster of a 12 year old game.

I've been wanting to play it for years but kept holding off on buying a Switch because I felt it would be daunting to jump into Nintendo now since I haven't played anything from them since the NES. There's a lot to play, but now I'm actually excited to finally try Zelda, Metroid, play the latest Super Mario game, etc.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz
Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-6448-2688-7386

CJD87

@Kidfried I'm currently playing through the Sunbreak expansion, and loving it! MHRise was my first entry to the series, and honestly I found it quite overwhelming at first - with a ton of mechanics and systems to learn.

The best advice I could give would be to try out a few weapons you like the look of and then try and just stick to one, learning it the best you can. Watch some beginner YT videos etc, which tend to be really helpful.

Good beginner weapons are probably dual blades, sword&shield, longsword, greatsword, hammer. (S&S I hear it quite easy to pick up).

Are you playing online at all? I'm more than happy to jump in a few hunts mate, add me - my switch ID is SW-6657-2171-6029

CJD87

Ralizah

@Kidfried I was a Hunting Horn main during the main game, but, with Sunbreak, have expanded out to both Longsword and the Switch Axe.

The Hunting Horn used to be an incredibly technical weapon that wasn't ideal for single-player hunts, but they massively refined it with this entry, making it much easier to use. I'd absolutely recommend it, although you should probably test out all of the weapons first to see what fits with your immediate playstyle. You can always expand out in the future.

I also recommend checking out weapon tutorials online from youtubers like Arekkz Gaming and gaijin hunter.

Monster Hunter is an incredible franchise. With that said, if it's your first one, even this super approachable entry can be daunting, so don't neglect to ask questions if you have them.

btw, don't forget to eat dango before you hunt. Every. Single. Time. It provides boosts to defense and stamina that you'll want, and you'll be able to stack spiribird buffs on top of those.

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Nintendo Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

PSN: Ralizah

nessisonett

@Ralizah Switch Axe and Hammer are the only weapons I’ve used since the 3DS days! Still need to unwrap Rise from the clingfilm but I’ve been binging the old Pokémon games on Vita and I’m engrossed in Emerald. Although I’m not really playing much on PS5 so maybe I’ll actually play the Switch on the TV for once!

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Ralizah

@nessisonett I used Longsword and hammer in the 3DS games, but plan on eventually mastering all of the weapons in Sunbreak over time. I'll be giving myself more time to learn the Switch Axe for the moment, though.

New HH feels like a hammer that buffs you, so the hammer is low on my priority list with Rise.

Nintendo Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

PSN: Ralizah

LtSarge

@KilloWertz Oh nice, you'll be experiencing a lot of great Nintendo IPs for pretty much the first time then. That reminds me of when I bought my first PlayStation system, which was PS3 back in 2012, and played through franchises like Ratchet & Clank, Killzone, God of War and so on for the first time. It's such a nice feeling to discover a new gaming ecosystem with so many series that you've never played before.

Zelda Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey should definitely be the next games on your list to play on Switch since they are absolutely fantastic experiences.


On a side note, I've come to the realisation that I barely play anything on my Switch anymore lol. I mostly use it to play multiplayer games with my friends, such as Mario Kart and Mario Party. I have so many games that I want to play but I'm never in a mood to play any of them, which is so weird to me because I love the concept of the Switch.

But for some reason, if I want to play something on the go, I keep coming back to my Vita. I guess it's because of its smaller size that makes handheld gaming more appealing to me. I probably also have a strong attachment to my Vita since I've had it for so long and it's home to my favourite games of all time (Persona 4 Golden, Trails of Cold Steel, Danganronpa, Steins;Gate).

I'm going to have to force myself to play more games on Switch soon, such as Xenoblade.

LtSarge

KilloWertz

@LtSarge It reminds me of that as well. While I had a PS1 and a PS2, it wasn't until I bought the PS3 where things really took off for me with them. Getting to experience the franchises you mentioned for the first time was pretty special. I'm hoping to even approach a fraction of that with Zelda, Metroid, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario with Odyssey (I've played original Super Mario Bros games, but not his 3D ones expect for Mario 64), etc.

They are definitely on the list. It's just a matter of when. Obviously Xenoblade Chronicles is a pretty long game, and I do want to get to Fire Emblem: Three Houses sometime shortly after that as it was another reason I bought the Switch along with Xenoblade Chronicles. I'll play a couple of other games in between though since they are so long. The list is long obviously, with the already mentioned games, Metroid Dread, Luigi's Mansion 3, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Triangle Strategy, Astral Chain, and Age of Calamity being ones off the top of my head. I'm leaning towards Metroid Dread next and then maybe Luigi's Mansion 3 if I don't start Three Houses before October. I could also throw in Super Mario Odyssey if I'm close to October and play all 3 before Three Houses. Since the options are deep, things could change of course. Breath of the Wild will probably be a while since it's another long game, but hopefully it will be worth the wait for me.

Play your Switch, silly. There, I tried.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz
Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-6448-2688-7386

Ralizah

So, I've owned Nintendo consoles for a few specific series like Pokemon over my lifetime, and played quite a bit on my NES over the years, but it wasn't until 2011 that I actually started to fully explore their catalogue. Ocarina of Time 3D, a release year port for the 3DS, was actually my very first experience with 3D Zelda, for example. 90% of the Nintendo games I've played have been within the last decade.

I do think it has given me a different perspective on many issues regarding their games than if I had experienced their catalogue over the total course of my life.

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Nintendo Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

PSN: Ralizah

LtSarge

@KilloWertz I am starting to crave some Switch gaming right now actually. Not to mention that looking through Switch releases for 2022, Nintendo and partners have released tons of great games and more are on their way: Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, AI: The Somnium Files: nirvanA Initiative, Live a Live, Triangle Strategy, Digimon Survive, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Splatoon 3, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Bayonetta 3, Pokémon Scarlet/Violet, Trails from Zero and more.

I haven't really thought about it until now, but 2022 has to easily be the Switch's best year thus far. The entire year is just filled with great releases. It's a great time to be a Switch owner now, that's for sure.

LtSarge

LtSarge

I decided to check out some demos on Switch today as I've completely missed out on several games.

Live a Live
Very interesting HD-2D JRPG where there are multiple stories set in different eras. The turn-based gameplay is fun as well. Might just have to pick this one up!

Klonoa: Phantasy Reverie Series
Played a bit of the first game and it's a pretty fun 2.D platformer, not going to lie. But it's weird to me how short each game is, clocking in at around 5 hours each. Don't feel like it's worth paying €50 for two decent 5 hour experiences. But who knows, I might change my mind.

Yurukill
This one was the most interesting of the bunch that I played. It's a visual novel with shmup sections, which is cool. The story gives me Danganronpa vibes but it still manages to have its own unique plot. If it weren't for its short length, I would've picked it up immediately as I live for this kind of games. But as it stands, €50 for a 10 hour visual novel kinda lessens the appeal. But just like with Klonoa, I could change my mind.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
So I haven't played Three Houses yet but I still wanted to give this one a try. And it's what you'd expect from a Musou game. Tons of enemies and lots of carnage. Did not expect it to feature so much content though. Apparently it's 40 hours long and an actual sequel to Three Houses. I'm definitely buying this one eventually.

Triangle Strategy
A tactical RPG like Fire Emblem and FF Tactics but with its own unique quirks. It has lots of QoL improvements compared to FE and an overall modern feel to it despite its HD-2D graphics. Another game that I'll eventually be getting.

So out of those five titles, I'm most likely buying Live a Live, Fire Emblem and Triangle Strategy. Kinda unsure about Yurukill still but its premise just interests me so much that I might just get it for that aspect alone.

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LtSarge

KilloWertz

@LtSarge Yeah, this year at worst is a fantastic year for Switch games. I'm just jumping in now, so I can't compare it to previous years, but it's at least fantastic.

I saw you online yesterday trying some demos. Glad to see at least a few of them worked out. I'll play those three at some point as well. Live a Live will probably be the farthest out as it's technically not on my list, but I know it's supposed to be pretty good, so it may happen at some point. I do like the fact that they have demos for so many games on there. While I'm pretty well decided on what I will buy already, it's nice to have the option.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz
Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-6448-2688-7386

CJD87

@KilloWertz Really glad to hear you're loving the Switch! IMO it really is a great console.

If I had to choose between giving up my PS5 or Switch, I'd keep the Switch without hesitation. Its portfolio of games (AAA and 3rd party) alongside portability make it such a great system.

I'm getting serious jealousy about everyone played XC3 and I'm going to bite the bullet and buy this week! Although saying that, I'm hooked on MHR Sunbreak, so not sure how I'll fit it all in.... nice problem to have I guess.

How you getting on with XBDE? What chapter you up to?

CJD87

kyleforrester87

@LtSarge I have a voucher and I am torn between Live Alive, Klonoa and TS. I am thinking I’ll go for the latter but it is really hit and miss if I’ll enjoy it as I have tried these sorts of games in the past and I tend to dislike them. But I have heard a lot of good things. Need to order this week before the voucher expires.

Really want to play the other 2, especially Klonoa, but I reckon I’ll wait for a sale and get that on my PS5.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

LtSarge

@KilloWertz Yeah, I'll probably get most of these games anyway but it's nice to try them out beforehand. All this talk has made me want to buy some Switch games though. I really want to get Dragon Quest XI, AI Somnium Files nirvanA Initiative, Shin Megami Tensei V and/or Live a Live. Might buy some of them soon!

@kyleforrester87 Honestly, you can't go wrong with either Live a Live or Triangle Strategy. Live a Live has that classic SNES JRPG feel to it, while TS is basically Octopath Traveler but as a strategy RPG. Live a Live seems to be on the cheaper side though, so TS is probably the better choice.

And yeah, it's probably wise to wait for Klonoa to get discounted on PlayStation.

LtSarge

kyleforrester87

@LtSarge I’m worried Live A Live will just be a little too simple. I know it’s a quirky title but it’s still an old RPG at its core and I’ve played a lot of those. Not that that’s a problem but I think I want something with a little more bite, even if I am risking going out of my genre comfort zone. I guess I can always trade TS in agains LAL if I don’t like it.

kyleforrester87

PSN: WigSplitter1987

nessisonett

Oh my god, two player Super Punch Out was in the game the whole time!

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

KilloWertz

@CJD87 Thanks. I'm not really sure which one I would keep if I could only keep one, but I can cheat and say that since I've only had my Switch for about a week and a half.

I believe I'm on Chapter 6 right now after a little over 20 hours. I'm still enjoying it. I'll be honest and say I'm not sure the combat will ever truly click with me to the extent where I can say I like it as much as the story. Still, the story has been pretty good as a whole, and it's not like I have to say it's perfect to still say it was worth it.

I never noticed you were hooked on that... still 280 hours later...

@LtSarge Even though I know it's still going to be a while until I finish Xenoblade Chronicles, I still might be some more games sooner or later. It all depends on if I decided to go physical or all digital. I did buy Xenoblade Chronicles digitally, but it's not easy to get physically anymore in the US unless you go on eBay.

I know some recommend going physical based on Nintendo's history with their online stores and such, but one thing people seem to forget about is that even when they are closed, you can still download your games. Also, the fact that they are attached to your account and not your system should help too. It is annoying that Nintendo rarely ever puts a lot of their 1st party games on sale on the eShop though, while I could get a lot of them right now for only $50 physically from Best Buy right now.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz
Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-6448-2688-7386

Ralizah

@kyleforrester87 Triangle Strategy is fantastic, and features many awesome set-pieces, tight map design, satisfying tactical combat, and a strong soundtrack. Do be prepared for a strong early focus on storytelling, although this evens out as the game goes on. The game also does a good job of breaking up its cutscenes into short, digestible chunks. Many of them are optional, although I recommend watching them all.

For the record, I didn't initially think I'd like it either, as I recall finding Final Fantasy Tactics to be thoroughly boring.

BTW, how fareth Xenoblade Chronicles 3?

@KilloWertz Yeah, I wouldn't worry too much about your digital Switch purchases. Wii purchases were re-downloadable on Wii U, and DSiware was redownloadable on 3DS. Wii U didn't carry over to Switch, but that was a dramatic change in format. I fully expect the Switch successor to be backwards-compatible with Switch games. I'd say, in general, they're about on par with Sony when it comes to bc, but behind Microsoft.

The big reason to buy Switch games physically, aside from the nostalgia surrounding cartridge-based consoles, is that many of the games are still physical in the truest sense of the word. I went through my physical Switch collection today to download updates on my new model, and solidly 1/3 or more of the games didn't require any updates.

Edited on by Ralizah

Nintendo Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

PSN: Ralizah

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