Nintendo Switch


#141

Because it was on sale, my attention was brought to the Sega Ages version of Phantasy Star, a switch exclusive.
It’s amazing: the in-game docs is easily accessible and make navigating the game a blast without owning the physical manual, there is a nifty automap, and the “Ages” mode cut off all the grind out of the game while not making it too easy.
You can select what language and what version to play (obviously FM or PSG soundtracks, but even the original Katakana version or the fixed Hiranaga one), you can ask to double the walking speed — I am really looking forward to that in an eventual Phantasy Star 2 Sega Ages version.
Finally it features an animated gallery of the monsters.
It’s such a work of love, it is the best homage to that amazing game that was ever done. I don’t understand why it isn’t available more widely.


2019 Frame Game - All Are Welcome!
#142

Reading up on other people who have had drift issues with the controllers, I went and bought a $10 can of compressed air and gave it a spray - problem fixed.


#143

I tried the demo (it’s available on the Japanese store front), and it’s a massive disappointment for me. Loading times are horrenduous, especially given the very poor, amateurish 2D art on display.
The first game is treated as a bonus, as has been the case in previous remakes, recycling assets from Langrisser 2. On top of that, the game itself has changed, and not for the better: numbers are flying around for no real reason as the game is the easiest version I ever played (I doubt it’s for the demo only).
Frankly, the whole thing reeks of a second rate doujin effort.


#144

Nintendo Direct tomorrow. Should cover some interesting things, including a look at the new Fire Emblem game.


#145

I just want another Smash Bros character announcement.


#146

Rumor is you’re getting that as well! Dante, I think (DMC).


#147

Cool, we’ll see a release date on this Metroid Prime Trilogy I reckon!


#148

Ooooh that would be awesome!


#149

I hope it’s out tomorrow. Like “Announcing, Metroid Prime Trilogy! Check the eShop now!” That would be an awesome thing to have on a portable.


#150

I hope we get a look at Retro’s Star Fox Grand Prix, which was rumored to be what they’ve been working on since Tropical Freeze, during tomorrow’s Direct. I would be very, very happy with a port of the Prime Trilogy and a date for Resident Evil 4, so I can keep all my favorite games with me wherever I go. This will probably be unlikely, but I would also love to hear more details about Shin Megami Tensei V soon.

Scoops guy for Game Informer says get hype!


#151

I don’t even need it, but if they did that I’d buy it immediately.


#152

I’d like to hear about Bayonetta 3 but I think millions of fans of other franchises are already sending their energy across the Internet for their own favorite franchises, so I’m not expecting anything.


#153

I was just about to come here to see if you guys were talking about the coming Nintendo Direct, and yay, you were! I finally had to give up on following the Nintendo threads because you guys all talked about half a dozen games I know nothing about, and can’t follow along. I’m always confused why you don’t just make threads for those games instead of discussing almost all of them in this single thread (with about 3 or 4 exceptions).

Anyway, the Eurogamer image for the coming Nintendo Direct was a Chico-Robo image, so that had me thinking it would be cool to have a Chico-Robo game.


#154

Lol. Trying to imagine what THAT looks like.


#155

Oops, apparently it was called Chibi-Robo. :)


#156

Hey, you’re suppose to pretend autocorrect did that


#157

Oh, man, that’s hilarious! I read @Rock8man’s post and just figured I was out of touch about some Chibi-Robo spinoff. Like maybe Chico was his son or something.

-Tom


#158

Last year they said “wouldn’t it be nice…?” and this year they want to push it. I assume it’s still up to Nintendo. No news yet.


#159

Imran revealed that Nintendo’s revived a game that was officially cancelled. I wonder what it could be? I would love to see Scalebound happen, as Hideki Kamiya seemed really passionate about that project.


#160

Obviously Bush Hockey League is finally returning!