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  1. And the market reaction? Nintendo adds nearly $1.4bn in value... with cardboard https://www.ft.com/content/74950b1a-fc31-11e7-9b32-d7d59aace167
  2. Assassin's Creed Origins

    I think the reason I continue to play them - and I’ve played all bar Rogue - is because when they come together it can be wonderful. I guess my post was just an expression of disappointment that it still all feels a bit janky to me. Broken is probably too harsh although I did say borderline broken. In terms of new mechanics, I suppose I should have said constant building and elaborating on non-core stuff. I just wish they’d pared it back and made the basics all feel better.
  3. Assassin's Creed Origins

    It’s just a personal opinion. For me the conpariosn’s fair because the mechanics aren’t as good as i’d hoped and it remains a game that loses all atmosphere the moment it descends into Benny Hill territory. Personally i’d have preferred them to nail the mechanical element rather than build a dizzying variety of different weapons, model an extra 20km squared of Egypt or continue to iterate on elements that are deeply unfun like driving wagons.
  4. Assassin's Creed Origins

    I totally understand that it does play better than AC2 - I'm sure if I went back to that right now it'd be clunky. But I don't think the series has come on enough, especially compared to Zelda. Every single iteration has focused on increasing the size of the world and adding pointless new features. I do realise a lot of people have enjoyed this, and of course a huge element is down to taste, but I feel like I'm controlling a tank at the best of times while suffering through a bunch of gameplay features - particularly the RPG lite stuff - that just get in the way all the time. That gameplay loop appeals to me for all the same reasons it does in the best Far Cry games. The difference for me is that FC's mechanics are decent. There's something just so great about the basic idea of creating historical settings in an open-world video game that I really want it to be something special.
  5. Assassin's Creed Origins

    Bought this in the sale in my continuing behavioural loop of “I loved AC2 so maybe this time they’ll have cracked it... oh bollocks it’s basically worse”. it really astonishes me how utterly terrible games are at narrative and character, especially when there’s such effort and success here in terms of world building. But it’s the mechanics that continue to feel borderline broken to me. It’s really emphasised having had Breath of the Wild and Odyssey in the same year. Moving around the world and fighting in it just isn’t very much fun in and of itself and that’s what I was most expecting them to have focused on in the extra development time they had.
  6. Rllmuk Top 100 Games 2017

    Well that’s freaky. All those years of near silent lurking have really paid off in a very specific way. @Benny, thanks so much for all the effort that went into this - it’s been fantastic seeing it all come together and it’s massively appreciated.
  7. Golf Story

    I'm another one finding Golf Story crashes the Switch coming out of sleep mode. Have to save and quit to avoid it. I really hope they patch it, not least because it's such a charming and relaxing timesink!
  8. Nintendo Switch

    Eurogamer have been absolutely brutal on the online point.
  9. Nintendo Switch

    Thanks for such a measured response. I definitely agree that people on both sides could be less dismissive but I'd also point out in terms of shutting down debate that this debate has completely dominated the last ten or so pages of the topic. I think there's sometimes a difference between people expecting everyone to suddenly agree with them and having the room to state their opinion.
  10. Nintendo Switch

    I'm a longtime lurker and just wanted to say that watching this thread over the last week or so has been really interesting. The Switch is obviously not a perfect machine. But what I've found is, particularly as a time-poor, older gamer with a couple of young kids, it is the perfect machine for me. I love my PS4 but the reason I might well happily pay more for a Switch version of a game I can get on any platform is that I have a machine that I can commute with and take on holiday full of the same kind of games that I play as a committed gamer and a range which I can also share with my family. The positivity towards the Switch isn't blind: it reflects the fact that it's doing something absolutely core that no other machine does. I totally understand that 60FPS is ideal for Doom and that 30FPS represents a serious compromise. But anyone who can't also see that there's a real case for buying it on radically different grounds is assuming that everyone has the same priorities. The positivity I've seen in this thread is a really joyous reflection of the Switch's specificity. I find the whole 'happy hivemind' argument incredibly irritating not because I won't hear criticism of it but because it's a misdiagnosis and a great deal to do with the way in which some people hope to define themselves as maverick truth tellers in opposition to what they perceive as 'the herd'.
  11. Nintendo Switch

    Another aspect beyond commuting is actually going on holiday with the Switch. Just got back from two weeks in France and it's genuinely wonderful to be able to take games you've really got into at home and just carry on with them seamlessly. And on top of that the bonus of a machine that has cooperative play built into its design... Playing Snipperclips or Overcooked in the evenings with my wife and kids was a lovely way to end the day. I've bought every Nintendo console at launch since the Snes but wasn't initially convinced by the Switch. It's rapidly turning into my favourite and the increasing signs of third party support are great to see.
  12. Nintendo Switch

    Ah no - undocked!
  13. Nintendo Switch

    I've been using mine since I got my Switch a couple of months ago. Seems to work fine for me despite some confusion and disagreement about it online...
  14. 1. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. Super Mario World 3. Halo: Combat Evolved 4. Resident Evil 4 5. Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past 6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 7. Minecraft 8. Super Mario Galaxy 9. Bioshock 10. Tetris 11. Doom 12. Half Life 2 13. X-Com: Enemy Unknown 14. The Last of Us 15. Uncharted 2 16. Bloodborne 17. Red Dead Redemption 18. Wave Race 64 19. Witcher 3 20. Assassin's Creed 2
  15. Nintendo Switch

    In the spirit of stupid questions, is it possible to add friends using the online app? Or can you only do that with through the Switch itself?

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