Nintendo US ESHOP Deals incoming Diablo III: Eternal Collection $39.99 / Xenoblade Chronicles 2 $41.99/ Super Mario Odyssey $41.99

Oct 31, 2017
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I almost bought Diablo on Monday but went with Monster Boy instead. Glad I waited like 3 more days.

Also, Guacemelee 2 is 30% off PO for anyone who has the first one on their switch.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I know they're different games, but I bought Celeste instead of Iconoclasts and I fell in love with it.

However, I recently tried Iconoclasts through PS+, and I don't feel enraptured by it.
Did you feel the same or am I missing something? Do I need to keep playing?
I feel really bad talking smack about Iconoclasts because it was a years long indie labour of love, but god almighty I just do not like it. The soundtrack and graphics are excellent but the moment to moment gameplay is really bland.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Bought XBC2 on sale, a game I have over 500 hours in. The cart needed to go from the slot though about a month ago and I'm glad to have it whenever.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Same, except at launch. There is nothing else like it on the Switch. Plus it is a lot of fun on the go.
That's what I'm trying to do on the Switch. Buy games of different genres. Bought the Switch on Black Friday and have already purchased so many games, it's addicting!
 

Cien

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Oct 25, 2017
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It’s a very good port.



VC4’s characters and story are serviceable, maybe even half-decent — entertaining. Thoroughly anime. I’d highly recommend the game regardless, because the gameplay is great and unique.
Does VC4 have a "that chapter" moment like VC1?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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NJ
I picked up Yoku's Island Express for $10. I played the demo and had a smile ear to ear the entire time. Can't wait to play with Game Awards in the background tonight.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I picked up Yoku's Island Express for $10. I played the demo and had a smile ear to ear the entire time. Can't wait to play with Game Awards in the background tonight.
One of my favorite indies during 2018! In terms of great games with a high "happiness level", Yoku's Island Express and Wandersong are both top notch.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wherever
Getting my Switch in the mail tomorrow. Right now, I have Breath of the Wild, NBA 2K19, Mutant Football League, and Donkey Kong: Country all purchased physically.

I have a spare $20 E-Shop Gift Card with me. Which of these is most recommended? The game can be over $20.
- Dead Cells - Looks AWESOME. Love fast paced side-scrollers like this - reminds me of Little Fighter 2. Probably my top choice.
- Diablo 3 - I've really only had ONE major play session with this years ago. Me and an old friend played this for six hours straight on my PS4, but I never found time to play it again myself. Was a blast -- would this be worth playing in handheld mode?
- Celeste - Looks boring, but the #ERA folks rave about it. Is it worth it? I liked Towerfall for competitive split screen, but I don't know if this game will move me much.
I say buy Diablo 3 as your #1 choice and either Celeste or Dead Cells as #2 choice. Your total list of games doesnt have anything quite like Diabo 3 but since you have DK a 2D style game is less urgent (Tropical Freeze of course is a little more than normal 2D). Keep in mind that this is no knock on Celeste/Dead Cells, both are absolutely top tier games for what they are doing and I adored both :)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I wonder if the fact that Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade 2 are the only first party games they put on sale for this VGA sale means anything.

Mario Odyssey DLC and Xenoblade Smash DLC announcements incoming?

I want Reggie to come on stage after the Best Soundtrack category and be like "Boy, Geoff, those were some great soundtracks. Speaking of great soundtracks, it doesn't seem like you've heard Xenoblade Chronicles 2's soundtrack. The soundtrack for the Torna DLC just went on sale, give it a listen! Speaking of Xenoblade 2..."
 

Cien

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sorry, not sure what you mean, as I haven’t played VC1, haha.

If you can ask without majorly spoiling VC1, I can answer!
not too spoilery, but tagging just in case.

basically you're on the field fighting as usual, then a super powered unit comes on the battlefield and starts literally murdering your units, one by one. It becomes a tense cat and mouse race to the finish. It caught many players off guard and was an infamous difficulty spike
 
Oct 25, 2017
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not too spoilery, but tagging just in case.

basically you're on the field fighting as usual, then a super powered unit comes on the battlefield and starts literally murdering your units, one by one. It becomes a tense cat and mouse race to the finish. It caught many players off guard and was an infamous difficulty spike
There are maps like that, and plenty of boss encounters in VC4, but the new tools available allow the player to be much more dynamic in their response to them, from what I understand having played 4 but not 1.

Even in maps where the objective changed suddenly, or there’s some sort of surprise attack, I rarely ever had to restart with that foreknowledge to deal with the situation.

Unsure if this is a new addition, but you can also save your game mid-battle, on any (or every) turn you want, essentially giving the player save states.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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- Celeste - Looks boring, but the #ERA folks rave about it. Is it worth it? I liked Towerfall for competitive split screen, but I don't know if this game will move me much.
did you like the time trial/missions for towerfall because thats essentially what celeste is.
 

2n2

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Oct 25, 2017
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I hope those bonus coins for pre-ordering Smash show up before the sale ends. I want to pick up Odyssey.