Nintendo Switch

Or that big Itch bundle with 1000 games from a couple years back.

Oops. Yeah, that’s the one I meant.

It might have been in both! Pretty sure it’s been in two big popular bundles.

Possibly. But, those both might have been Itch? I’m not sure, but Itch definitely had a second bundle with mostly the same games as the previous with a few newer ones for Trans rights within the last year or so. I’m honestly not sure if Humble had something similar. For my post, my mind instantly linked “bundle of games” with Humble, even though Itch is how I got Silk Road.

I put about 40 minutes into it this evening and I like it! I’ll probably restart when I pick it up again now that I’ve got a bit of a better grip on the interface.

Speaking of which. I have CE1 on switch. I like it but haven’t put a ton of tike into it. How does CE2 compare. Is it demonstrably better than the first game?

CE2 is mainly a refinement of the CE1 formula, with cleaner graphics. While I enjoy it, there’s not much novelty factor over CE1. If you aren’t spending time with CE1, you probably should pass or pick it up on sale someday.

Kind of tempted by Donkey Kong, but then I remembered, no, that’s 2D gameplay. It will probably be as impossibly hard for me as the 2D Mario games, both the classic and the new one that I can’t make progress in. Same with Super Mario Maker 2, of course. I like the trend that this sale represents though. This means that one day the new Kirby game will hit the $42 price point too!

Anyone who doesn’t have Super Mario Odyssey yet should get it.

Diablo 3 for $30, Diablo Prime Evil Collection for $36 are probably worth getting if you don’t have them on Xbox or PS.

I’m tempted by Mario + Rabbid Gold for $15.
I’m also tempted by Paper Mario for $42, even though I’ve never played one of those.
A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism gets talked about on this forum a lot. $42 also.
Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 is tempting at $42.

Do it!

Also worth checking out:

Agree, fully. A 100% completion game for me, and worth every moment.

And the DLC’s even better!

I’m the only one who didn’t enjoy Mario vs the Lapin Crétins around here :’(

I hear the Donkey Kong game is indeed quite hard, and am regularly tempted by it, but then I remember that Kiddy Kong got erased from that reality, and just choose not to, out of spite for that terrible decision.

I grabbed Umihara Kawase Fresh, with its annoying tutorial message boxes, on the Japanese eShop, where it’s strangely 10$ vers 20$ in the rest of the world. If you want another, very original take, on the genre of impossible platforming!

I didn’t 100% and I still got a bucket of fun out of it, which is just as important. Those games often ask you to invest hours before you start having fun, and M+R is not like that, fun is dispensed from the very beginning.

I keep forgetting Shiren the Wanderer is on the Switch! Have a physical copy for the Vita, but playing the Switch more lately so, bought!

I still get annoyed by Nintendo’s refusal to do deep discounts on their own games in the e-store, even after selling jillions of downloads. I don’t mind paying full price for games, I want to support the developers and industry, but with genres I don’t typically play and perhaps only have mild interest in, I like to wait a while for the discounted prices and they’re the only ones selling games at full price 2 or 3 years after release. And their “big sales” aren’t that big at all.

Seems like they even got rid of the multi-seller discounted price programs they’ve had in the past with other consoles where after selling big numbers, a game would go down permanently to $19.99, $29.99.

Back in the 90s, Lucasarts used to bother me the same way, hardly coming down in price at all. Tie Fighter is still $40 at the store? It’s been out for years! Come on Lucasarts! And then it was finally on sale for something like $10, but it was a classic title, and it was old as hell, and I wasn’t sure if my computer would even run a game that old anymore, so I never got it.

Anyway, lesson learned. Just pay the damned money and play it now. :)

To me that sounds like the lesson is if you wait long enough you can save 100% of the money and have one less game you won’t actually play.

Not the only one. I bounced off hard and have no desire to try again.

That’s my main issue with Nintendo as well. I payed full price for Link’s Awakening and I love that game and have played it several times. It was well worth it for me.

There are other Nintendo games that I would try out and tinker with a bit, but since the price never really drops I don’t wind up getting any of those “casually curious” games. It really diminishes the value of the Switch for me since there are not a ton of “must play” games for me.

I probably should just learn to not buy Nintendo consoles at this point.

I’m not a big fighting game fan, but I do tinker. I wouldn’t mind picking up Brawl on Switch to mess around with or play when guests are over. I doubt I’d get more than a few hours out of it. But it’s always soooo expensive.