Nintendo Switch - Games You Can Play Right Now

Not exactly "right now" but

Firewatch is releasing on December 17 for the switch

https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/1/18...

Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack now available, evidently. $40 a pop individually or $90 for all three. Digital only.

I couldn't help buying Dark Souls on Switch since I've never actually finished the game. Here's hoping it's easier to chip away at on Switch. Plays nice in handheld mode, although I wish they set A as the action button instead of B. I can't see a way to change that in the button options. Ah well.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I couldn't help buying Dark Souls on Switch since I've never actually finished the game. Here's hoping it's easier to chip away at on Switch. Plays nice in handheld mode, although I wish they set A as the action button instead of B. I can't see a way to change that in the button options. Ah well.

I'll be curious about how you feel about performance. This should be a no-brainer for me as well as I've had trouble finishing this on other systems, but I'm worried it will perform worse than the 360. As well as the 360 or above and I think I could be convinced to triple dip at some point.

DSGamer wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I couldn't help buying Dark Souls on Switch since I've never actually finished the game. Here's hoping it's easier to chip away at on Switch. Plays nice in handheld mode, although I wish they set A as the action button instead of B. I can't see a way to change that in the button options. Ah well.

I'll be curious about how you feel about performance. This should be a no-brainer for me as well as I've had trouble finishing this on other systems, but I'm worried it will perform worse than the 360. As well as the 360 or above and I think I could be convinced to triple dip at some point.

Everything I've read indicates that it performs very well on the Switch, even in Blight Town.

The only major negative seems to be the audio quality. It took a big hit compared to all other versions for some reason.

Nice to hear some Dark Souls talk. I'd never played it before and grabbed it at launch. I'm much more likely to play something on the switch these days.

I love it. Made it to the bottom of Blighttown I think before getting distracted by Warframe. Yeah, runs great as far as I can tell, though I don't have anything to compare it to. The only thing I've heard is the audio, which I don't notice much.

I'll pick it up on sale at some point. Can get the remaster for $20 on Steam since I own the original so maybe when it hits $30 on Switch it will be worth it to me for portability.

Smash Bros reviews are out. Here's my post in Smash thread with links.

vlox_km wrote:

Nice to hear some Dark Souls talk. I'd never played it before and grabbed it at launch. I'm much more likely to play something on the switch these days.

I love it. Made it to the bottom of Blighttown I think before getting distracted by Warframe. Yeah, runs great as far as I can tell, though I don't have anything to compare it to. The only thing I've heard is the audio, which I don't notice much.

Oh right, I've heard about this. They compressed the audio or something like that for the sake of fitting it on a smaller cartridge, right?

Dyni wrote:

The only major negative seems to be the audio quality. It took a big hit compared to all other versions for some reason.

Given how large audio files tend to be, I imagine that's going to be where a lot of developers cut down on quality in order to save space.

Why not a free HD audio DLC or
something?

Xenoblade has alternate Japanese voice DLC like that.

ccesarano wrote:
Dyni wrote:

The only major negative seems to be the audio quality. It took a big hit compared to all other versions for some reason.

Given how large audio files tend to be, I imagine that's going to be where a lot of developers cut down on quality in order to save space.

It was a very quick download, so I wouldn't be surprised. Sound has been fine in handheld mode. I would just get the PS4 version if I were to play it on a TV anyways. I've heard blight town is fine performance-wise. 30 fps works for handheld mode. It's kind of nice to be able to alternate between Dark Souls and Octopath Traveler since Octopath Traveler is a lot more relaxing but can get a little grindy eventually.

eShop has a sale for the Video Game Awards and holy moly would you look at the discount on Valkyria Chronicles 4.

ccesarano wrote:

eShop has a sale for the Video Game Awards and holy moly would you look at the discount on Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Same price as the Black Friday sale. You had me worried since I've only played 30 min since buying it.

ccesarano wrote:

eShop has a sale for the Video Game Awards and holy moly would you look at the discount on Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Sold.

-BEP

ccesarano wrote:

eShop has a sale for the Video Game Awards and holy moly would you look at the discount on Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Diablo 3 discount there as well. Tempting, tempting.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

eShop has a sale for the Video Game Awards and holy moly would you look at the discount on Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Same price as the Black Friday sale. You had me worried since I've only played 30 min since buying it.

Heh, sorry. Now that you mention it, yeah, this isn't the first time it's been so deeply discounted. Guess that's kind of a bad sign in regards to its sales figures.

Sometimes I've been tempted to sell my physical Xenoblade and buy digital so maybe I will finish it without having to switch cartridge all the time.

Seems like I could likely get $40-45 for it, and digital is on sale for $42. Hm...

Stele wrote:

Sometimes I've been tempted to sell my physical Xenoblade and buy digital so maybe I will finish it without having to switch cartridge all the time.

Seems like I could likely get $40-45 for it, and digital is on sale for $42. Hm...

I just did that to upgrade my Mario/Rabbids copy. Had vanilla only, bought gold edition with season pass for 32, traded in my physcial to Amazon for 24, so the "upgrade" only cost 8 as compared to 20 if I bought the season pass alone.

Been thinking about doing something similar with a few others. Mario Kart and Zelda are 2 I'd love to migrate to digital.

You'd think Nintendo would stand to benefit with some kind of migration system in place. They collect your physical copy and give you a tied-to-your-account and not-sharable digital edition.

I bought physical mostly when Amazon offered 20% on pre-orders. With that gone, I'm all in on digital.

Yeah I got Mario Kart and Zelda digital when I got the Switch.

Did Splatoon and Xenoblade for Amazon discount and in case I didn't love them but I've spent tons of hours in both.

And Mario Odyssey I got for the discount even knowing I'd enjoy it. Don't necessarily need to trade it for digital as I finished the main game at least.

Stele wrote:

Yeah I got Mario Kart and Zelda digital when I got the Switch.

Should have done the same, but I wasn't even thinking. Switches were so rare and I'd gotten one and I was like "I need something to play, let's add those to the basket..."

Yeah, I wish I'd gotten Mario Kart digital instead of physical. But it was the first game I grabbed when I got the system.

Should have done the same,

Extremely long time lurker - First time poster here.

Can someone explain to me why Digital > Physical? I was so excited when I "figured out" I would be able to trade/borrow/lend games the way I used to when I was a kid with the return of a physical copy of my Switch.

Is this not a feature that you lose when you go digital?

Admittedly this is my first console in ages. *I have no idea what I'm doing dog meme* This is coming from someone who has been pretty much exclusively been purchasing games off of Steam for the past era.

I think for the most part it's just the ease of switching between games without having to go to the system and actually swapping out the physical games themselves.

I think for the most part it's just the ease of switching between games without having to go to the system and actually swapping out the physical games themselves.

Ok. That makes sense. It hasn't gotten annoying yet but I can see how it might.

Thanks!

I also have no one around here with a switch to trade or borrow games from, so that perk isn’t actually a reality for me.

The convenience of digital is great but I'll still buy physical if I know I will only play it once. Then at least I can sell it or pass it on.

P0ul3t wrote:
Should have done the same,

Extremely long time lurker - First time poster here.

Can someone explain to me why Digital > Physical? I was so excited when I "figured out" I would be able to trade/borrow/lend games the way I used to when I was a kid with the return of a physical copy of my Switch.

Is this not a feature that you lose when you go digital?

Admittedly this is my first console in ages. *I have no idea what I'm doing dog meme* This is coming from someone who has been pretty much exclusively been purchasing games off of Steam for the past era.

A lot of people love digital for the convinece

Personally I sell almost all my games used (and buy most used) so digital is not for me. For example; I love paying $60 for a game, playing it, selling it for $40 and buying another game for $60. Because in that senario I paid the original 60, plus the 20 for the second game since I sold the first for 40. So my outlay of cash is 80. If I bought both digitally I would be out 120.

So for me digital doesn't make sense.

So for me digital doesn't make sense.

I'm not alone!

Given the size of those cartridges and the fact that my kids will soon want to get their hands on the console - I definitely foresee the user case for "damn... where did that game go?!"