Nintendo Switch


I would love it if someone could explain to me why I should be excited for scalebound. The few gameplay trailers they showed for that game made it look like it would have been Kamiya’s worst game by a mile.


Yeah it didn’t look that great but you never know how it would’ve turned out in the end. Nintendo will surely salvage the good parts, assuming this is true.

Platinum is working on a bunch of games so it could be scaled back.


Ok, if they change the name to Scaledback I’m on board.


So I played the first two missions of the Daemon X Machina demo and I really liked what I saw. It’s short of a cold opening that I hope will be improved in the final game, but the fighting feels really solid, specially assuming this is low level equipment you start with and you will gain even more mobility.

Also, it seems the framework/story/structure is meant to be quite open to different strategies and paths, so not a linear game. Feels like a modernized armored core in many ways.


I noticed there are a ton of smallish games on the estore/online games store. Can anyone recommend various titles that are only available there? Any/all genres considered!



Golf Story
Fast RMX

…and not a lot else that isn’t also on PC and often PS4. If you meant available on the eShop but not in stores, that is obviously a lot longer list.


The eShop is almost app-store levels of un-parseable already. While I appreciate their dedication to indies, there are so many mediocre looking rogue-like-likes, puzzle platformers and adventure games / visual novels every week that there are some that have literally 0 professional reviews available online. I kind of like shovel-ware / Simple 2000 stytle games, but I can’t bring myself to wade through all that nonsense.

I don’t think Wandersong or PikuNiku got physical releases, they’re both cute light-puzzle sort of games.

West Of Loathing is pretty good.

PIcross S / S2 are good, if you like picross.


It’s about as permissive as a store can be from what I see. It’s a far cry from the NES days with the Nintendo Seal.

That said, it doesn’t bother me. The cream rises to the top on message boards and in the sales charts. It’s not up to me to make money on these games, just spend my own when I feel like it.


Yeah, it’s mostly selfish for me. I want there to be few enough things, that the weird-interesting looking things are actually getting reviewed so I can see if they’re weird-interesting or just bad.

Like, an adventure game with styling and setting of 1970’s Taiwan? That could be really interesting! Or it could be rubbish!

But then, if there were fewer things, a lot of that might not be released at all, so I guess it’s a wash.


That’s really the kicker, right? Without a store that’s open and just being a store that sells things, you may never see stuff like that. Usually there’s someone who takes the plunge for you. I search ResetEra if it’s really obscure because someone probably mentioned it there at some point.

I think it’s better to let everyone throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks. It’s all digital stuff. There are no physical widgets to fill landfills. Have at it.


I haven’t bought many games on the Switch yet, I am sticking to well known stuff, like Golf Story that Dave just cited. I have a single counter recommandation: the port of Unexplored for the Switch is nearly unplayable if the console isn’t docked because of fonts meant for a large screen.
On the other side of the coin, the Rocket Leaggue, Binding of Isaac and Crypt of the Necrodancer ports are perfect, as is the Switch’s Pinball FX version, but saying this is about as helpful as recommanding a Mario game!




Whoohoo! Any tips on how to do it?


It’s still a lot of luck, but I’ve found more success on attacking attackers. That round in particular I don’t think I changed attack priorities the entire match. It’s still a luck game though. I’ve had much cleaner rounds that ended with like 50 players left because it seemed the entire Tetris army focused me down. One match I literally died 20 seconds in.


I like the suggestions thus far and although I was thinking about exclusives initially, I welcome the barrage of suggestions for all-things-Switch!

I do have a number of PC games I’ve held off on buying via Steam because I plan to get them on the Switch (Dead Cells, Wargroove, and Banner Saga 3 come to mind.)

All Switch recommendations are appreciated, as I’m sure there are many games I will say “Holy shit that’s on Switch?!” and prompt a purchase.


I’ve always won handily against my family in Tetris via general video game experience and dexterity, but it seems I(we)'ve been playing it all wrong. Turns out there’s a lot more to Tetris than just going for Tetris.

Now I know why I’ve started in a game in a 1v1, I’d throw two seemingly lethal Tetris back to back but then quickly get buried in return.


Re speed Tetris, apparently MicroBlizz is the fastest in the world.




Wow. “Luck”. Yeah right ¬_¬
Never playing against you locally, ever.


Good lord.


His prowess at that game bespeaks a misspent youth…