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  1. #51
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    I got Arms for Christmas. Haven’t heard anyone talking about that yet. It’s the first motion control game I’ve played where I don’t feel let down by the controls; in fact, when I lose (which i do often, because it’s hard), it just makes me wanna practice more. It’s tons of fun and has great character design and is hilarious to play with friends (everyone flailing about until they start to learn to play strategically), so I give it my wholehearted recommendation to this thread.

  2. #52
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Arms makes me wish Nintendo would get off its ass and make another Punch Out.

  3. #53
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    Arms is way better than Punch Out.

  4. #54
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    That's a big claim to make, Aja.

  5. #55
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    Yeah, and I’m just being a prick about it. I’m not sure I’ve actually even played Punch Out, but I have played Super Punch Out, and I can confidently say that Arms is much better. It’s so satisfying to play, especially with two Joy Cons, where you can curve your punches and feel the hits in each hand individually. It’s also surprisingly deep, although I wish I didn’t have to go on Reddit just to learn some of the rules.

    The only thing it’s really missing is a proper story mode to explain the backstory of its ridiculous cast.

  6. #56
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Is there enough game there to make it a legit $60 purchase?

  7. #57
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    I would say yes but with caveats. I've been playing it since Christmas and still feel like an absolute beginner, but it keeps getting more interesting because there's a great depth of strategy if you're willing to put the time in. The motion controls, while not perfect, are leagues above Wii sports and that sort of thing, and the gameplay is smartly designed around their limitations: having long arms is a clever way to introduce a delay to compensate for the slower response of motion controls, and that delay factors into how you time your attacks and dodges, and it just works really well. Of course, you can play with a controller too, but I haven't bothered because it's so much fun to do the movements. There's also a large roster of characters, and each character feels genuinely different, some with abilities that would require basically re-learning how to play.

    At the same time, the aforementioned lack of story mode somewhat limits the game if you intend to play single-player only. I've been playing it with my wife (who, incidentally, never played video games until we got the Switch), and I bring it over when I see friends and family, and we always have a great time. I haven't tried online yet, but I imagine if you're the type who likes playing online, you'd get a lot of use out of it. There's a fair amount of offline content -- lots of arenas (each with its own unique properties), fighters, and bonus modes like basketball and target shooting -- but the Grand Prix (the main story mode) would be a lot more interesting if they had put more into the presentation; they have these great characters but not a lot of backstory. I'd appreciate some cutscenes and narration for each fighter, and that would definitely extend the replay value.

    tldr: if you intend to play with friends or online, yes. Alone, maybe not.

  8. #58
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Nintendo unveils Nintendo Switch... PHASE TWO!



    Gotta give it to em for thinking outside the box. The cardboard box, that is!

  9. #59
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    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    haha this is the oddest thing

  10. #60
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Indeed.

    More info: https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/17/16...e-date-trailer

    Nintendo calls those cardboard creations Toy-Cons. And, by inserting Joy-Con controllers into those Toy-Cons, players will be able to play games themed to the cardboard creations.
    "Toy-Cons"! Bravo, Nintendo, bravo.

    Nintendo Labo will be released on April 20, 2018. The product line starts at $69.99 and currently includes a Variety Kit (which includes a house, RC cars, fishing rod, motorbike and piano) and a Robot Kit (it costs $79.99 and comes with a “cool robot suit.”) Each kit comes with its own software.
    I'm not gonna be picking one up or anything, but then again I'm not really the target audience. 12 year old me would be all over this stuff tho.

  11. #61
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    It's so bizarre, I almost have to try it.

  12. #62
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Hell, it's like a microcosm of why Nintendo is great to have around. MS and Sony are playing up to the hardcore crowd with the BESTEST GRAPHICS, MOST REALISTIC GAMEPLAY, THE CONSOLE WITH THE MOST GIGAFLOPS, and so on and so on.

    ...meanwhile, Nintendo is making cardboard robots and pianos to fit their little tablet thingy into, cuz why not?

    And this is good.

  13. #63
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    True. Let's just hope it doesn't end up like this, though. Fingers crossed.

  14. #64
    Moderator
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Hong Kong
    Looks like it will be ready just in time for the DS Remastered edition.

  15. #65
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    Two questions:
    1) How much will Nintendo be charging for what is essentially perforated cardboard?
    2) Whatís the chance you spill water over it and your console goes all soggy?

  16. #66
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    1) check the quote 5 posts up.
    2) I don't know. What the chances you spill water on anything? About the same I'd guess.

  17. #67
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    1) -
    2) So "high" is what you're saying? Damnit, why I gotta be so clumsy...

  18. #68
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Is it just me, or is the name of the new thing a little too close to (or maybe just makes me think of) something else kind of dirty?

  19. #69
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I guessed it might be short for "labor". As in, you have to put in the work to put it together.

    Or do you mean it sounds like some kinda sex-thing? In that case, no, I'm not seeing it. Then again I didn't realize "switch" was a dirty word either (the Idle Weekend podcast claims it's very dirty. And very funny.).

  20. #70
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    I was thinking short for "laboratory," not sure if that makes more sense or not. I can't think of how "Switch" by itself would be dirty though.

  21. #71
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    A Nintendo Labia would be one heck of a peripheral, thatís for sure.

  22. #72
    At first glance that cardboard thing looks like a genius move (from a corporate point of view): I can see the appeal for both kids and their parents alike, and it's probably pretty cheap to both manufacture and distribute. What about reusability, though? You get to build something, which is fun and educational at the same time, but once you've put it together, it might be like any other toy gathering shelf dust while you wait for Nintendo to sell you the next, and probably slightly overpriced, set. On the other hand, it might inspire kids to build their own gadgets (even if the pieces aren't reusable), which would be the best scenario (building stuff on your own can even be turned into a career under the right conditions).

    Edit:
    On another note: I'm amazed at how people can turn anything, in any setting, into a dirty word these days -- it's almost as if today's society is obsessed with it.
    Last edited by qolelis; 18th Jan 2018 at 11:27.

  23. #73
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    I dunno, if you're going to make a console named a Switch following on from a console called a Wii, and you add on something to it called a Labo, I'd be pretty miffed if you don't at some point create a wand accessory called a Wiiner. There's nothing worse than unfulfilled potential. We're supposed to be inclusive, so include!

  24. #74
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    I remember reading about this last year, but just saw this recent article. Looks like fun, it's called Fuze Studio, simple game programming for the Switch. Might be cool to see what people will come up with. Maybe even to make stuff for the new Labi...err, Labo project.

    http://nintendoeverything.com/new-de...d-for-q2-2018/

  25. #75
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by qolelis View Post
    On another note: I'm amazed at how people can turn anything, in any setting, into a dirty word these days -- it's almost as if today's society is obsessed with it.
    Today's society? If the graffiti in Pompeii is anything to go by, we've been doing this same shit for at least 2000 years now.

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