Nintendo Switch Catch-All 2.0

Yeah. It’s basically just too hard. It’s in dire need of some difficulty adjustments. It’s a shame too. I really liked the first two levels of each character. After that it’s like banging your head against the wall.

Sky: Children of the Light, from thatgamecompany, will finally release on Switch on June 29.

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I say "finally" because it's been delayed for a year. It's available on mobile, but none of the cheap Android device I own and have owned are capable of playing it, so... it's been a long wait.

Yea, thanks. Have been following that one forever.

I was really enjoying Griftlands, but it has a game breaking bug that erases your progress every time you finish a run.

Non-ideal behavior for a rogue-lite.

Klei submitted a fix days ago but the Nintendo approval process is slow, apparently. So it's nice they fixed it, unfortunate they shipped it like that.

tl;dr, you might want to buy it on sale now, but wait for the patch before you play. And read some tutorials, because I found the in-game help overwhelming/unclear.

Still, it's a Klei game, so the art is excellent and gameplay is interesting, and if you like their other stuff you'll probably enjoy it.

I didn’t realize that griftlands was on switch. I thought it was PC only. I just bought it, but it won’t download at this time. Probably due to the update to the game.

Whee!

I'm glad to see a Mario + Rabbids sequel. I'm sure there will be plenty of new toys for combat, but the out of combat segments are where I'm hoping to see the biggest improvements.

Oh I feel like a caveman but the download error was infuriating. The solution that worked for me was to keep restarting the download until it worked.

*rubs face over the Switch*

Oh hey, Fitness Boxing is getting expanded into more forms of martial arts.

One of my long-shot hopes for tomorrow is news of a Ring Fit sequel. That's the best exercise/motion thing they've done outside of Wii Sports. It'd be great to see them support it with another game.

Dyni wrote:

One of my long-shot hopes for tomorrow is news of a Ring Fit sequel. That's the best exercise/motion thing they've done outside of Wii Sports. It'd be great to see them support it with another game.

Or a new WiiFit and I can use the old board! Make it happen Nintendo!!

Dyni wrote:

One of my long-shot hopes for tomorrow is news of a Ring Fit sequel. That's the best exercise/motion thing they've done outside of Wii Sports. It'd be great to see them support it with another game.

Totally. And to have an accessory that Nintendo only uses for one game is a very Nintendo thing to do. But it also feels like a waste. I'd love a new Ring Fit, it is fantastic.

ccesarano wrote:

more forms of martial arts.

Oh crap, they’ve cracked the code finally. Dunno what they were thinking with 2, but I’m quite interested. Now if only they could do Fitness BJJ I’d be in heaven.

Keithustus wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

more forms of martial arts.

Oh crap, they’ve cracked the code finally. Dunno what they were thinking with 2, but I’m quite interested. Now if only they could do Fitness BJJ I’d be in heaven.

I'm sure Nintendo of all companies could find a way to sell a sensored up training dummy that only works with one game.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
Keithustus wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

more forms of martial arts.

Oh crap, they’ve cracked the code finally. Dunno what they were thinking with 2, but I’m quite interested. Now if only they could do Fitness BJJ I’d be in heaven.

I'm sure Nintendo of all companies could find a way to sell a sensored up training dummy that only works with one game.

I’m against censorship

Whelp, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is officially getting a Switch port.

Other than Star Fox Zero, are there any other (fiscal failures) stuck on the WiiU that haven't been ported? Sonic Lost World maybe?

EDIT: Snap, looks like Maiden of Black Water is getting ported to everything, including Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, and PS5, so not just Switch.

Catching up with the Direct. I know I should be excited for Advance Wars, but many I hate the new art style. Especially the rotated 3D map. It looks terrible, to be honest.

When you're spending a big chunk of the final announcement on a Game and Watch, you know things aren't going great.

Had to laugh at IGN referring to the BOTW2 video as a "gameplay trailer". That's a pretty generous description of what was shown.

For a game called "Dread", the 2D Metroid has an awfully glossy art style. Feels like a missed opportunity to actually sell the atmosphere.

I don't hate the Advance Wars art style the way DS does, but it felt like a "releasing today!" kind of port announcement, so a December 3 release date was disappointing. Kinda feels like a title getting promoted to holiday release to help fill the otherwise gaping void.

Fatal Frame might pull me. Besides that, I don't think I will be on the eShop much for the rest of the year.

Weird, I was pleasantly very surprised by this Direct. I was honestly only expecting a Smash character (I hate Smash) and then footage of various Zelda games. But we get Mario Party, Monkey Ball, 2D Metroid, Warioware, Advance Wars? Nailed it. Would be hard to top unless they showed Earthbound, got themselves into the Final Fantasy Pixel edition conversation, and select other favorites they’ve ignored for too long.

I've seen a lot of people love and hate this Direct already, so I guess it depends on your feelings regarding what's shown. For example, it feels like PlatinumGames lost Bayonetta 3 somewhere under the abandoned source code of Scalebound and the piles of cash Square Enix is feeding them to make a live-service game. Metroid Dread is the closest thing to a surprise the level of Astral Chain, no news of a Fire Emblem Echoes, no Wind Waker or Twilight Princess ports, Breath of the Wild 2 is next year (because it's going to be all about the Switch Pro I'm telling you), no Splatoon 3...

Basically, the games shown work really well if you either play these sorts of party games with friends a lot, or have kids you play games with a lot. Personally, Metroid Dread was the only thing that tickled my fancy (Advance Wars isn't my brand of tactical, for some reason), but unless the Switch is your only platform and thus you're hyped for ports, there's honestly a sort of "gap" here in terms of type of content available.

It's weird when you consider how good a year 2018 was for the Switch (for some of us), and it's just sort of felt like it is treading water ever since. The system itself is a great concept but the software has just not been as strong as on WiiU from a first-party perspective. When Clock came around Clocking about the Switch, I was playing the optimist, but the more time has progressed the more I believe we're not seeing games because, as I've said before, the Switch came in hot and under-powered even for Nintendo, and now that time has passed they're holding projects for better hardware.

We basically bought a prototype, and dang if it wasn't a swell selling prototype. Problem is, Nintendo doesn't like to just do hardware upgrades like other platforms, so who knows if they'll find a way to screw up the follow-up system.

It seems that the people who are disappointed were hoping for some big games. I hated Breath of the Wild and Metroid Prime, so losing out on them was no loss to me. A lot of the ports announced were also games that I haven't played, so I'm pretty excited to have them on the Switch. I'm also aware that COVID hit Nintendo hard, so I'm grading on a bit of a curve when I grade the Direct a B+.

My excite list:
Danganronpa
SMT V
Metroid Dread
Advance Wars
Super Monkey Ball
Fatal Frame
Cruis'n Blast
Mario Party Superstar
Wario Ware

Things I'm not excited about:

Advance Wars - there is no more juice in those lemons for me to squeeze out. Them lemons been dry for nearly 20 years, fresh coat of paint or no.

Mario Party Superstar - because the 7 year old is going to make me play that to death. Upside - at least it's different Mario Party than the one I'm totes bored of already.

BotW 2 - there's still plenty of uneaten meat on the bones of the first game for me.

Yeah, I would have preferred a new Advance Wars myself, but I'm just happy the series isn't dead yet. And it has been a while since I've played them.

Japanese Direct had a surprise that would have certainly been more exciting to me than a good chunk of what was in the English one.

I just imported Super Robot Wars T, humorously enough. We'll see if I feel up for importing this one, too.

Am I the only one who thought SMTV looked awful, visually?

Maybe watching the Direct on my TV was a bad idea.

Just watched the Treehouse of it. I think the backgrounds look quite outdated (not that the wasteland vibe with oppressive sun helps), but the characters and creatures look good. Could be an aesthetic thing, could be grading on a scale since it looks good for a JRPG, a genre that runs on far lower budgets and therefore graphical fidelity.

Evidently there was a Treehouse presentation for No More Heroes 3, which they decided to leave out of their Direct for reasons. Makes me wonder if more people would have been a bit happier if they'd seen it there, though given how otherwise family friendly the presentation seemed to be targeted, you uh... you can't really sell No More Heroes in a family friendly way.

A possible tell for my issues with Advance Wars art.

WayForward is Making Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp

I think I'm just a lot easier to please than I was in my 20's & 30's or something.

I was already sold on Mario Gold regardless, but didn't expect all those new modes.
Advance Wars! Digging the presentation and I foolishly never picked up that second GBA release so this'll be a treat.
Metroid 5! Not a fan of the melee counter but everything else looked aces.
Mario Party Superstars! I don't have anyone local that would enjoy it, so online mode for full 4-player Mario Partying is right up my alley.
More Rabbids!
Was already anticipating SMT V, so good stuff there.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 is possibly my most anticipated 2021 title.
Super Monkey Ball collection/remaster? Don't mind if I do!

And I'm at least curious enough to keep an eye on several of the other titles revealed or featured, like Astria Ascending, Worms Rumble, and Cruis'n Blast.

Lol, Worms? I forgot about having scoffed at that footage since so many games appeared after it. The last good Worms game was…..in the 1900s?

Re: Advance Wars…..I’m just excited to see it back in the release table. Gamers as a whole need more cutesy tactical strategy, and I mean without all the RPG stuff and story-focus that Fire Emblem adds to it. Like Jonman, though, I don’t see myself picking it up, as I already played those titles way too so much that I can’t even get myself excited enough to buy Into the Breach.

I just can’t do I-go, you-go strategy games much at all anymore, and invariably find myself drawn almost exclusively to the far rarer “I plan, you plan, units go simultaneously” formats.

If anything does get me to buy Advance Wars again, it’s that I absolutely love the they’re-pieces art.

DSGamer wrote:

Advance Wars art.

WayForward is Making Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp

Keithustus wrote:

... I can’t even get myself excited enough to buy Into the Breach.

I just can’t do I-go, you-go strategy games much at all anymore, and invariably find myself drawn almost exclusively to the far rarer “I plan, you plan, units go simultaneously” formats.

Dude, you need to play Into The Breach.

It's "you plan, but I'm a time traveler so I can see what you're going to do before you do it, so I plan with that in mind, then I go, then you go, but I've already screwed up your plans so now you're ineffectually throwing punches at the thin air where my dudes no longer are."

It's bloody great.