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Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
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Tangle Tower is murder mystery whodunnit puzzle adventure game in the vein of Professor Layton. The writing is great, the characters awesome and funny and the overall plot interesting.

The most striking thing for me is its presentation. It's fully voiced and the animations are phenomenal. I'm typically not a fan of the Layton games because I feel like it becomes more about the puzzles than the story but Tangle Tower isn't like that since the story is first and foremost and the puzzles secondary. So yeah, it a Layton-like with interesting puzzles and even better characters sounds interesting to you, give it a go. I haven't finished it yet (about to wrap it up) but it's definitely one of my favorites games of the year.

When you say Adventure do you mean like Grim Fandango? I'm really bad at those games.
 

Salmander

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Oct 25, 2017
283
I really like Tangle Tower but I feel that the controls were primarily designed for touch use (probably because it debuted as an iOS game) and the devs didn't really implement intuitive controller inputs. For example, I didn't like having to manually move over the cursor to close out descriptions instead of being able to click B every time. But everything about the presentation and content is great, like the dialogues being really cleverly written and the sceneries are gorgeous and detailed. I suppose I could have used my switch as a tablet for the game but I prefer controller inputs so it was a bit of a hassle to control it personally.
 

ryushe

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Oct 27, 2017
2,807
I really like Tangle Tower but I feel that the controls were primarily designed for touch use (probably because it debuted as an iOS game) and the devs didn't really implement intuitive controller inputs. For example, I didn't like having to manually move over the cursor to close out descriptions instead of being able to click B every time.
I agree but I've been using my Switch as a tablet when playing it so it hasn't been a problem for me. If you're primarily docked though, I could see the controls being a problem. Or at the very least, unintuitive.
 

Pineapple

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Mar 26, 2019
169
Yeah. You get used to moving both players, but you can always hit A and one character will follow the other. It's hardest when moving the two characters independently, it's surprisingly easy to move them together if they're both holding the same thing (i.e. a person or the stretcher).
Well, thanks! That makes the decision a little harder for me however, because no lie I was hoping I wouldn't want this even more than I already do. lol
 

Bate

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Oct 31, 2017
202
Looking for impressions on the following.


Pinstripe
I supported Pinstripe on Kickstarter and was happy with the result. The atmosphere of this game is quite strong. The plot is set in a moody afterlife that resembles our reality but with a gothic touch. The puzzling and platforming is more on the simpler side. But if you want to check in for the setting and the story you should be pleased with what Pinstripe has to offer.
 

starsleep3

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Oct 25, 2017
141
As somebody who has played Super Lucky on XB1 I can say that the Switch updated version looks just as good. Played the first couple levels. Visuals are crisp, gameplay is great. Only drag is some long load times. Definitely recommended.
 

Rhaknar

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Oct 26, 2017
16,216
beat Juicy Realm with 6 modifiers, it unlocks 10 total after, which...well is quite hard lol. There a achievement for beating it with the 10 modifiers and no more so I guess thats the max you can get.

You also unlock a boss rush mode if that is something you enjoy.
 

Hispanicguy

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Oct 25, 2017
1,144
NYC
Purchased Groove Coaster on the Japan eShop. Got the rhythm game itch!

I'm not too familiar with Groove Coaster. Played it a few years ago. It didn't hold my attention for whatever reason but playing briefly with the Switch version, I made the mistake of not sticking with it. Really fun game.

The game, itself, doesn't let you take screenshots but I took some using my elgato.



Missions are pretty much achievements. 300 of them, which gives you different unlocks. They may ask you to play a specific song, or play a song in a specific genre. Looking forward to seeing what kind of madness the game asks you to do, lol.



The UI for the song list is clean and easy to understand. A number of different sorting options: Favorites, Plays, Alphabetical, genre to name a few. So i noticed the game keeps track of scores when you're using a pro controller or the joycons. Is there a difference in notes when playing between the 2? Curious about that.



A number of customization options for in game. You can change the avatar (the small character you see when playing), SFX, Skins, and you can add some mods like Hidden/Sudden/Stealth/Mirror.



Challenge Mode. 18 of them. They all seem to unlock different Titles. Each challenge gives you a set of songs to play through. You can also make your own challenge set.




You can actually change the aspect ratio of the playfield. 1:1 or 9:16.

You can also play Horizontal or Vertical. Sometimes I forget that my monitor can rotate lol. So I put it vertical and it looks and feels like I have a mini arcade in my room, haha:

There's also local multiplayer on the same console for up to 4 players, and local multiplayer with multiple systems.

Rhythm game fans should definitely check this out. This is a full price game on the eShop, fyi. And there's DLC available as well. 4 song packs that include 10 songs each, with avatars and voiceovers included.

I'm impressed by the whole package. Another great example of how rhythm games should be made.
 

nicoga3000

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Oct 25, 2017
3,202
What monitor are you using that rotates like that and has sound output? I'd love to be able to rock Grove Coaster like that!

Also, the DLC is fantastic. Tons of awesome tracks. I'm hoping they start doing AC DLC packs to really flesh out the roster!
 

Hispanicguy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,144
NYC
What monitor are you using that rotates like that and has sound output? I'd love to be able to rock Grove Coaster like that!

Also, the DLC is fantastic. Tons of awesome tracks. I'm hoping they start doing AC DLC packs to really flesh out the roster!
Sadly, the monitor doesn't have speakers, which is weird considering there's an option to adjust the volume on it lol. I have a speaker connected that does the job.

 

cwistofu

Member
Nov 29, 2017
784
Purchased Groove Coaster on the Japan eShop. Got the rhythm game itch!

I'm not too familiar with Groove Coaster. Played it a few years ago. It didn't hold my attention for whatever reason but playing briefly with the Switch version, I made the mistake of not sticking with it. Really fun game.

The game, itself, doesn't let you take screenshots but I took some using my elgato.



Missions are pretty much achievements. 300 of them, which gives you different unlocks. They may ask you to play a specific song, or play a song in a specific genre. Looking forward to seeing what kind of madness the game asks you to do, lol.



The UI for the song list is clean and easy to understand. A number of different sorting options: Favorites, Plays, Alphabetical, genre to name a few. So i noticed the game keeps track of scores when you're using a pro controller or the joycons. Is there a difference in notes when playing between the 2? Curious about that.



A number of customization options for in game. You can change the avatar (the small character you see when playing), SFX, Skins, and you can add some mods like Hidden/Sudden/Stealth/Mirror.



Challenge Mode. 18 of them. They all seem to unlock different Titles. Each challenge gives you a set of songs to play through. You can also make your own challenge set.




You can actually change the aspect ratio of the playfield. 1:1 or 9:16.

You can also play Horizontal or Vertical. Sometimes I forget that my monitor can rotate lol. So I put it vertical and it looks and feels like I have a mini arcade in my room, haha:



There's also local multiplayer on the same console for up to 4 players, and local multiplayer with multiple systems.

Rhythm game fans should definitely check this out. This is a full price game on the eShop, fyi. And there's DLC available as well. 4 song packs that include 10 songs each, with avatars and voiceovers included.

I'm impressed by the whole package. Another great example of how rhythm games should be made.
What's the best way to get eShop credit for Japan these days? This post has me sold
 

Mudo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,750
Tennessee
I don't know where else to ask this, but has anyone else ever had any issues finding Wi-Fi with their Switch?

At the moment I'm on holiday and there's Wi-Fi in this villa (which my phone has found), but my Switch will not find it everytime I look, but it easily finds around 10 other wireless points around this villa, including all the neighbours near me.
sounds like the villa may only have 5GZ WiFi? Doesn’t the Switch only support 2.4 or something? At my moms house I can’t connect to their new WiFi it doesn’t even show up in the list but their older network is still active and does show up,

i bet a more technical person here can confirm if this maybe is the reason.
 

Mudo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,750
Tennessee
Did anyone buy the new Layton game? Keen to know any impressions

I've always wanted to get into it, could be my first foray into the series. Is the film worth watching?
not sure on the film but I played a lot of the game on IOS and it was also my least favorite in the series. The puzzles really did not seem as good as past games and I wasn’t feeling the story.

it’s not a horrible game but I wouldn’t pay more than 10-15 bucks for it :)
 

Pooroomoo

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Oct 28, 2017
3,043
sounds like the villa may only have 5GZ WiFi? Doesn’t the Switch only support 2.4 or something? At my moms house I can’t connect to their new WiFi it doesn’t even show up in the list but their older network is still active and does show up,

i bet a more technical person here can confirm if this maybe is the reason.
Switch definitely supports 5 GHZ (which is what my home wifi has)
 

Jonnykong

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Oct 27, 2017
2,693
hmmm I don’t know what the problem could be then :(
Re: 5ghz that’s weird lol. My moms new WiFi is 5ghz and my Switch doesn’t see it. Now I wonder wth is going on there ?!
The Wi-Fi in this villa doesn't appear on my friends Kindle either when she searches for networks.

It seems to only show up for phones and that's it, very odd.
 

Rhaknar

Member
Oct 26, 2017
16,216
Right now I have my eye on 4 upcoming indies this month, so I guess im skipping Pokemon for now.

Yaga, Sparklite, Children of Morta and Touryst. Hopefully they all end up being good, we'll see, tbh a lot of my indie purchase plans usually fall apart as a lot of the time (especially lately) they end up not justifying the price tags :/

We'll see I guess.
 

TwntyOneTwlv

Member
Oct 25, 2017
816
Akron, OH
Guys! Super luckys tale or Yooka Laylee?! I’m in the mood for some 3D platforming with the daughter
I’m really enjoying Yooka-Laylee. I’m trying to beat the Casino world boss at the moment. But it’s a tough game, at least for a 3D platformer. Super Lucky’s Tale is supposed to be more on the easier side, so that might work better for your daughter if she’s younger.
 

Legacy

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Oct 25, 2017
4,228
not sure on the film but I played a lot of the game on IOS and it was also my least favorite in the series. The puzzles really did not seem as good as past games and I wasn’t feeling the story.

it’s not a horrible game but I wouldn’t pay more than 10-15 bucks for it :)
Wow, thanks for the feedback. I wonder if we’d ever see previous Layton games released on Switch?
 

Mudo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,750
Tennessee
Wow, thanks for the feedback. I wonder if we’d ever see previous Layton games released on Switch?
i can only imagine we will eventually see them ported over in groups of 3. I own them all between my DS and 3DS but I’m at the point in my life where I’d love to be able to have them all on Switch and would gladly pay.

I wonder though...would they be touch screen only?? I’m not sure how Katrielle works on Switch now that I think on it lol.
 

fiendcode

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Oct 26, 2017
11,989
Speaking of Groove Coaster, other localizations I'd still be interested in:
  • Arcade Love Plus Pengo (Triangle Service)
  • Bike Rider DX (Spicysoft)
  • Darius Cozmic Collection CE (Taito) *
  • Dead or School (Studio Nanafushi) *
  • Dragon Quest X: Online (Square Enix)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II (Square Enix)
  • Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection (Arc System Works)
  • J.B. Harold Murder Club series (Mebius) *1st game only
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu (Konami)
  • Order Land (Poisoft)
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud (Sega)
  • Rabi X Laby: Puzzle Out Stories (Silverstar)
  • The Snack World: Trejarers Gold (Level 5) probably coming going by ratings leaks
  • Steins; Gate: Divergencies Assort (5pb)
*already has full english language option

I'd figure it's too late in some older cases but we've gotten super late surprise hail marys like Collection of Mana or Layton Mystery Chronicles DX so never say never. There's quite a few upcoming games I want too that don't have western release confirmed but I hope will (ESP Ra.DE Psi, Cotton Reboot, Space Invaders Invincible Collection, Nyokinyoki Switch, Umihara Kawase Bazooka, Katanakami, Metal Max Xeno R, Corpse Confusion, Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki, Famicom Detective Club 1-2, etc, etc).
 
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Dash Kappei

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Nov 1, 2017
1,981
sounds like the villa may only have 5GZ WiFi? Doesn’t the Switch only support 2.4 or something? At my moms house I can’t connect to their new WiFi it doesn’t even show up in the list but their older network is still active and does show up,

i bet a more technical person here can confirm if this maybe is the reason.
Switch supports 5GHz perfectly fine.

seems a problem with out-of-date security encryption, maybe the router/option are super old and are still on WPA-PSK(TKIP) or WPA2-PSK (TKIP) which are both non compatible with the Switch which only support the (AES) ones.

I’m far from an expert on the matter tho, mind you, maybe someone more knowledgeable than I can help you out.
 

Mudo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,750
Tennessee
Switch supports 5GHz perfectly fine.

seems a problem with out-of-date security encryption, maybe the router/option are super old and are still on WPA-PSK(TKIP) or WPA2-PSK (TKIP) which are both non compatible with the Switch which only support the (AES) ones.

I’m far from an expert on the matter tho, mind you, maybe someone more knowledgeable than I can help you out.
this is good to know - thank you! I must have a security issue on mine I’ll have to look into it **tech dummy here lol**
 

jariw

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Oct 27, 2017
3,936
For those wanting more info about The Touryst, the new interview at Nintendo Everything contains a lot:
 

Mandos

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Nov 27, 2017
7,068
For those wanting more info about The Touryst, the new interview at Nintendo Everything contains a lot:
Looking forward to this, I think this will be my one purchase this month(as tempted as I am by mini metro and LOTRACG)
 

Allyougame

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Oct 25, 2017
505
Between the Boomstick Gaming review posted earlier (thanks Fireblend) and then playing demo, my interest in New Super Lucky's Tale has really spiked. I'll likely have to wait for a sale before picking it up for my nephew and myself (super excited for him to try the demo in the meantime), but hopefully this game gets the support it deserves by Switch owners.
 

adam prime

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Oct 28, 2017
2,320
ATX
I feel like this year is pretty much done for Switch owners, after Friday's Pokemon.

I'm really happy about this. I'm excited about using Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks coming up to focus on playing the games that have already been released. I really want to try AI Somnimum Files and Witcher 3 over the break, and I also have Dragon Quest and Astral Chain to fill in during that time.

But yeah, happy no more heavy hitters are coming. I'm buying Pokemon for my kids, but traditionally, I have burnt out on those games very quickly.
 

ryushe

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Oct 27, 2017
2,807
Finished Tangle Tower. I wasn't in love with the ending at all... That was until I spoke to my wife about it, who overheard/watched me play it before bed most nights and now that we discussed it, I'm honestly really coming around on the ending.

Anyway, I wholeheartedly recommend Tangle Tower. The ending might be a bit... anticlimactic but the entire journey is one everyone who enjoy this style of game should definitely see through.
 

Mandos

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Nov 27, 2017
7,068
Hm ok I got a tough choice ahead of me, if Amazon matches Target on Black Friday I gotta choose between CTRNF or Spyro trilogy, I have really strong nostalgia but with the cheaper price ctrnf would be a really good value(and my budget doesn’t allow for both)
Thoughts?