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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Michiel K » July 23rd, 2019, 2:02 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
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I've done a bit of reading and it seems this is the second Kirby game, the first being on the Gameboy, but this is the first in the series which featured the 'swallow enemies to copy their ability' mechanic which has stayed with the series ever since. Seems mad to me that there actually was a Kirby platformer without this aspect of the game!
Crazy, isn’t it?

Canvas Curse / Power Paintbrush for DS is great, too. One of the first great releases for that system, together with Metroid Prime Pinball.

I enjoyed Super Star Ultra a ton as well.

Somehow, the laid back nature of the Kirby games makes them very enjoyable as platformers for handheld systems.

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Post by hazeredmist » July 23rd, 2019, 2:32 pm

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Never got into the kirby games, but I'll tell you what is good, Kirby's Pinball Land on the gameboy! Man, that is soooo good. That hasn't aged at all.
You're absolutely right. This game is fantastic to this day and alongside say Dragon's Fury (Devil Crash) stands up today as some of the finest fantasy pinball you can get regardless of generation. I also like Revenge of the Gator by the same dev, it's similar but not quite as fleshed out.

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Post by Flabyo » July 23rd, 2019, 4:32 pm

The Kirby games also all have pretty crazy speedruns. So much sequence breaking.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by hazeredmist » July 24th, 2019, 10:49 am

So this stuff is interesting. The joycon drift thing on the Switch (a friend of mine has just had to send his joycons off) has gathered a lot of pace lately, now a class-action lawsuit has been filed in the US: https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/22/class-ac ... -10437900/

Not good. Personally I've had multiple joycons returned due to poor attach build quality, and horrible-feeling clicks when pushing the analogues, but not the drift issue. I'm paranoid it will happen at some point and mine are out of warranty, looks like Nintendo will be forced into offering free out-of-warranty repairs. Quality control on these things when you add in the bluetooth disconnection issues too, has been pretty shocking.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by ratsoalbion » July 24th, 2019, 11:31 am

Nintendo has advised its customer service teams to repair faulty Joy-Cons free of charge.
https://www.vg247.com/2019/07/24/ninten ... ee-report/

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 24th, 2019, 12:42 pm

My Red & Blue launch JC’s had a bad fitment. You could wiggle them slightly when they were fitted to the side of the Switch - felt awful.

Since then I’ve had a pair of neon yellows that got hammered and eventually drifted and now I’m on a set of the red Mario odyssey ones, which are currently fine.

Good to see things are being addressed for people with more severe issues.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » July 24th, 2019, 7:24 pm

As far as I've read, pretty much everyone's wiggle slightly when attached to the screen. Mine do. I don't find it particularly annoying and heard they're supposed to do that rather than be a dead tight fit. Means they don't snap off when you're slightly adjusting your hands etc, is what I read.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 24th, 2019, 9:27 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 7:24 pm
As far as I've read, pretty much everyone's wiggle slightly when attached to the screen. Mine do. I don't find it particularly annoying and heard they're supposed to do that rather than be a dead tight fit. Means they don't snap off when you're slightly adjusting your hands etc, is what I read.
Gotta be honest dude, I’ve got four pairs of Joy Cons and only one set have wiggled (noticeably).

So in my experience, some do wiggle more than others.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Alex79uk » July 24th, 2019, 9:30 pm

Huh. Damn. Mine wiggle a fair bit. Did you send yours back or just buy new ones?

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 25th, 2019, 7:21 am

Alex79uk wrote:
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Huh. Damn. Mine wiggle a fair bit. Did you send yours back or just buy new ones?
Neither, I just continued to use them without too much concern.

At one point, I switched back to the original black ones and it reminded me how loose the red & blue ones actually were.

Since then I’ve had a set of neon yellows and Mario reds that fitted fine.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by dezm0nd » July 25th, 2019, 7:34 am

I've not experienced much in the way of drift but I have noticed the joy con not responding properly when changing direction quickly

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Stanshall » July 25th, 2019, 8:34 am

Nintendo of Europe are not changing their repairs policy or customer services response. Presumably, the class action didn't create ripples beyond the States.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by hazeredmist » July 25th, 2019, 8:38 am

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Nintendo of Europe are not changing their repairs policy or customer services response. Presumably, the class action didn't create ripples beyond the States.
Oh dear. Now I'm even more paranoid if mine develop the drift. I'm sure they are out of warranty.

To be clear, I love my Switch, my issues with it are entirely fixed by the Satisfye grip and PD power bar. If I can escape this drift issue, I'll be fine... I use the Pro Controller or my arcade stick exclusively when it's docked.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by hazeredmist » July 25th, 2019, 8:40 am

Suits wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 9:27 pm
So in my experience, some do wiggle more than others.
They absolutely do. I've had 3 different pairs and they've all wiggled differently, with varying severity.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Stanshall » July 25th, 2019, 9:01 am

I've never had drift personally, either on two sets of JC or the Pro. I've just had the crap connection when I used the JC separately. So it'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by stvnorman » July 25th, 2019, 9:41 pm

I had no problems with my original JCs until the Shovel Knight incident the other week, but I’m finding the new set I got struggling with range - had to move the settee closer to the TV to stop it.

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Suits » July 26th, 2019, 4:23 pm

Ha, it seems that Doom, Doom II & Doom 3 are all coming to Switch in the next few days, likely to tie in with Quake-Con.

Priced at £4, £4 & £8 - pretty cool.

I’ve not played Doom 3 since I bought a PC to play it when it released.

They’ve all got additional content too, be it official add-ons or community (developer supervised) content.

Sounds blooming brilliant if you ask me.

Just need Doom 64 now !!

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by KissMammal » July 26th, 2019, 6:28 pm

Huh, I was literally just wondering the other day if the OG Doom would get released on Switch!

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by KissMammal » July 26th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Devolver Digital is taking suggestions for which game of theirs they should release next on Switch.

I'm crossing fingers for a Hotline Miami compilation and Metal Wolf Chaos.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/0 ... _on_switch

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Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Post by Chopper » July 27th, 2019, 9:32 am

KissMammal wrote:
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I'm crossing fingers for a Hotline Miami compilation
That would be pretty cool - I found the levels on the second one were always just a bit longer than I was comfortable with. It went from pick up and play to a bit of a chore, as you couldn't save in a level. That would be helped by the Switch's suspend/resume though.

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