Nintendo eShop - July 2019 | Summer of 2D Love

bonkasaurus

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Oct 28, 2017
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Nope. They've been pretty stubborn about there only being digital versions too, repeating it on Twitter and adding disclaimers to the official sites lol.

Yeah this is very well-documented (and many people don't notice it) so I sometimes forget to mention it, but yes, on Switch the SNES games included in X LC have some annoying input lag. It's a shame because every other game runs perfectly.

Also heads-up, the MM Legacy Collection 1 (as in classic Mega Man) is even worse about this, but only on Switch.
It was a major bummer.
 

Blackueen

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Oct 28, 2017
250
Belgium
Well, I don't think I'll be completing Black Paradox. Not because I don't want to, but because the game is fucking hard. I made it to the final boss once, lost, and haven't been able to get there again. As far as I can tell, there are no upgrade chips that give you more than 10 stat points, so I've effectively hit the stat cap and can't make the game easier by improving my car any further. I wish there was a way to lower the difficulty a little.

I started Sundered and this game is awesome. The art is wonderful.
How is the performance of Sundered nowadays?
 

Conrad Link

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Oct 29, 2017
1,236
New Zealand
Nope. They've been pretty stubborn about there only being digital versions too, repeating it on Twitter and adding disclaimers to the official sites lol.
I purchased it, so they'll announce it tomorrow. XD

It's weird that there is no full 4:3 option for playing in original view mode... but there is for scanlines. :\ I want fullscreen but don't like playing with scanlines! :(
 

Nabbit

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Oct 25, 2017
1,825
I haven't gone for 100% in Tropical Freeze. And 100% in Celeste was tough, but always fair (excluding golden strawberries, I only got some of those). I never really got frustrated with Celeste except for a few C-sides. Magicat has stuff like puzzles where if you make 1 wrong move you have to kill yourself and respawn at the checkpoint or timed challenges where after the first couple worlds you seemingly have to do it perfectly or kill yourself to go back to checkpoint to retry, and the challenges are usually a bit of ways away from the checkpoint. It's tedious stuff like that that made me not want to do it.

Getting through the game isn't really that hard. You can respawn where you died for the cost of lives, though the cost exponentially increases for successive respawns on the same level. There was some kinda bonus for not using respawns though. I don't remember if it actually did anything or just put a checkpoint on the level or something. But I gave up on that too.
That's very useful to know. Thanks for all of the detailed info. I'll still pick up the game but probably won't try to 100% it, at least not in an initial playthrough.
 

steveovig

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Oct 25, 2017
556
I decided to pick up Tiny Metal 2 while it was still on sale, since the demo was pretty fun, and I enjoy it. I dig the aesthetics, especially compared to AW. I haven't had a chance to try online but I'm hoping to soon. There is money to collect from missions which you can use to buy map packs and music. There is a hangar with unlockable stuff but I don't know how to unlock anything yet.

Has anyone tried Caldrius yet? Does it have leaderboards?
 

Rasec

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Oct 30, 2017
483
Portugal
Has anyone tried Caldrius yet? Does it have leaderboards?
Also interested in getting some impressions on this.

Damn, this month is killer for shmups fans. We got the awesome Rolling Gunner, Psyvariar Delta, Caldrius now and raiden V is coming next week if i'm not mistaken. My wallet is crying. xD

EDIT: i found a korean stream of the switch version on youtube and the options are the same as the ps4 version and there was the leaderboards option there so i'm gonna guess the online leaderboards of the ps4 is also present here. The game from the stream looked to run perfectly. Let's see if someone here gets the game.
I might bite the bullet but i wanted to get psyvariar delta first since it supports TATE mode for the flipgrip.
 
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TheBored23

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Aug 10, 2018
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Just want to vouch for Super Mega Baseball 2; it's a really fun baseball game that is more down-to-earth than the graphics suggest, and it has a pretty great logo/team editor to boot.
 
Oct 26, 2017
457
I really wanted to get Sundred but the reviews weren't too good. Maybe I should get it anyway.
Really? Huh. I'm enjoying it a lot.

There's a harshness to it that will definitely turn some people off. It's a metroidvania, and all the important rooms are fixed, but the caverns in between randomly generate in distinct chunks every time you die. They're well designed chunks, and roughly 30-40% of the map is fixed rooms, so I don't really mind it. Between that and death being both a mechanic and part of the story, it's got some roguelite elements. The game also loves to swarm you with hordes of enemies to fit the eldritch theme. I'm playing on Normal and I'm not finding it particularly hard, though. Yeah I've died, but you are transported back to the temple and can spend your shards to upgrade your abilities whenever it happens. There is a decent amount of retreading to get places (through the randomly generated portions), so between that and the hordes, the game expects a certain... hmm, purity of drive ? from the player. I'm not totally sure how to explain it, but it reminds me of Nocturne in that way, where you need to enjoy the experience of being constantly tested by the eldritch hordes and then finding it super gratifying to absorb their powers. There are even sections (I think these are all optional, but there are rewards at the end of them) where hordes spawn endlessly.

...Okay, there are also endings for fully resisting or doing a mix, but I'm going full chaos insanity because I find it the most thematically gratifying. And also morbid curiosity. I fully predict the game will end with the Trapezohedron murdering me or something for it, though, lol.
 
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Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
20,068
Dystopian America
Anyone try out Etherborn yet? I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger.

Edit: okay, so I pulled the trigger on this and like it quite a bit. But I have to say the jump in length and complexity from level 1 to level 2 is pretty hysterical.
 
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deadfolk

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Oct 25, 2017
2,181
I'm legit shocked by the amount of people objecting to the visuals in Streets of Rogue. I mean, yeah it's not winning any awards, but to me it looks no worse than most other pixel art games. Not counting the ones that are genuinely beautiful.
 

basic_text

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Oct 27, 2017
404
Derby, UK
Really? Huh. I'm enjoying it a lot.

There's a harshness to it that will definitely turn some people off. It's a metroidvania, and all the important rooms are fixed, but the caverns in between randomly generate in distinct chunks every time you die. They're well designed chunks, and roughly 30-40% of the map is fixed rooms, so I don't really mind it. Between that and death being both a mechanic and part of the story, it's got some roguelite elements. The game also loves to swarm you with hordes of enemies to fit the eldritch theme. I'm playing on Normal and I'm not finding it particularly hard, though. Yeah I've died, but you are transported back to the temple and can spend your shards to upgrade your abilities whenever it happens. There is a decent amount of retreading to get places (through the randomly generated portions), so between that and the hordes, the game expects a certain... hmm, purity of drive ? from the player. I'm not totally sure how to explain it, but it reminds me of Nocturne in that way, where you need to enjoy the experience of being constantly tested by the eldritch hordes and then finding it super gratifying to absorb their powers. There are even sections (I think these are all optional, but there are rewards at the end of them) where hordes spawn endlessly.

...Okay, there are also endings for fully resisting or doing a mix, but I'm going full chaos insanity because I find it the most thematically gratifying. And also morbid curiosity. I fully predict the game will end with the Trapezohedron murdering me or something for it, though, lol.
Whereas I'm a twat and failed to notice the shrine/furnance mechanic so I ended up chucking the relics into the furnace and am now severly underpowered!

I absolutely love the game though.
 

DagsJT

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Oct 29, 2017
407
So I’ve just bought $100 of US eshop credit to buy a couple of vouchers and redeemed the credit onto my US account. Then realised that I don’t have an online sub so I can’t buy vouchers 😔

I looked at a trial but my European card and PayPal wouldn’t work, hence buying the credit.

So I guess my only option now is to join a family with my US account?
 
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tolkir

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Oct 25, 2017
2,371
Full week on eShop:

NA PR, Sales
EU PR, Sales
JP Article

  • Etherborn - Altered Matter - $16.99/€16.99 - 1.4 GB
  • Umihara Kawase Fresh! - Nicalis - $39.99/€39.99 - 2.1 GB
  • Caladrius Blaze - H2 Iint. - $24.99/€24.99 - 2.6 GB
  • Redeemer: Enhanced Edition - Sobaka Studio/Koch Media - $29.99/€29.99 - 3.2 GB
  • Distrust - Alawar - $11.99/€11.99 (Launch sale: $9.59)- 505 MB
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Team Ninja/Nintendo - $59.99/€59.99 - 13.2 GB
  • The Ninja Warriors - Taito/Hamster Co. - $7.99/€6.99
  • Archlion Saga - Kemco - $4.99/€4.99 (Launch sale: $3.49/€3.49) - 197 MB
  • Growtopia - Ubisoft - Free-to-Play - 186 MB
  • The Drama Queen Murder - Ocean Media - $9.99 - 461 MB *NA*
  • Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity - $9.99/€8.99 (Launch sale: $8.99/€8.09) - 1.8 GB
  • Royal Roads - 8Floor Games - $9.99/€8.79 - 892 MB
  • Battle & Crash - Starsign - $4.99/€4.99 - 328 MB
  • World Cruise Story - Kairosoft - $12.00/€10.00 - 191 MB
  • Let's Go Nuts - Devjuice - $9.99/€8.89 (Launch sale: $2.99/€2.66) - 124 MB
  • Mochi Mochi Boy - Ratalaika Games - $4.99/€4.99 (Launch sale: $3.99/€3.99) - 119 MB
  • Mini Trains - QubicGames - $5.99/€5.99 (Sale if you own one QubicGames game: $2.99/€2.99) - 2.0 GB
  • Jim is Moving Out! - Cinemax - $14.99/€12.99 - 863 MB
  • JumpHead: Battle4Fun! - Light Maze - $8.99/€8.99 - 645 MB
  • Tarot Readings Premium - Crazysoft - $8.99/€8.99 - 158 MB

Nintendo Switch - DLCs

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Nintendo
    Expansion Pass - $19.99/€19.99

- Demos

  • Bot Vice - Dya Games

- Japan

  • Fushigi no Gensokyo: Lotus Labyrinth - Unties - ¥6,264
  • Shin Hayarigami 1 and 2 - Nippon Ichi - ¥5,378
  • Sumikko Gurashi: Gakkou Seikatsu Hajimerun Desu - Nippon Columbia - ¥6,264
  • Tlicolity Eyes -twinkle showtime- - Idea Factory - ¥7,344

- Late Releases

  • Eagle Island - Sreenwave Media - €19.99 - 835 MB *EU*
  • Forklift - The Simulation - Polygon Art - $9.99 - 1.2 GB *NA*
  • Let's Sing 2019 - Plug In Digital - $39.99 - 2.2 GB *NA*
 

deadfolk

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,181
So I’ve just bought $100 of US eshop credit to buy a couple of vouchers and redeemed the credit onto my US account. Then realised that I don’t have an online sub so I can’t buy vouchers 😔

I looked at a trial but my European card and PayPal wouldn’t work, hence buying the credit.

So I guess my only option now is to join a family with my US account?
I created a US PayPal account and use my EU card with it. Only downside is that it can't be a card used on another PayPal account.
 
Oct 26, 2017
457
Whereas I'm a twat and failed to notice the shrine/furnance mechanic so I ended up chucking the relics into the furnace and am now severly underpowered!

I absolutely love the game though.
I was actually wondering about that. If you resist, you can't upgrade the abilities at all? Do you just have to fight through the game with the default Valkyrie abilities the whole way?

Because I've become heavily dependent on two of the eldritch abilities that make traversal massively easier, and a resist run would probably fuck me over so hard lmao.

Eshe starts hallucinating. You'll see transparent enemies that aren't actually there. I've even been mobbed by hordes that were all hallucinations except for like one enemy. The really annoying ones are the enemies with projectiles, because the projectiles look normal, so you can't tell if the lasers or whatever will actually hurt you if the enemy is offscreen!
 

ghoulie

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Oct 28, 2017
787
After playing a bit of the ps4 klk demo yesterday, I immediately noticed the lower framerate on the switch demo. I was over it within seconds though. Looks and plays great.