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YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
Did anyone play the NextFest demo for Metal Slug Tactics? I didn't get around to it but I've been pretty interested in it, and their recent gameplay trailer looks pretty solid.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Just played the Next Fest demo for Creatures of Ava, and it’s delightful. Think a little bit 3D Zelda, a little bit Metroid Prime, and a little bit Pokémon Legends Arceus, but where the main action is documenting, healing, and cooperating with the titular Creatures. Not only is there a dedicated petting animation for each creature, you actually need to pet them all in order to fill out your Avapedia!

Any game where the answer to "Can you pet the ??????" is YES has my attention, though I'll have to wait to see if it makes it to other consoles eventually.
 

Violentvixen

(She/Her)
Oh shoot I didn't realize Nextfest ended today, I thought it was tomorrow. I just went through Steam though and seems like most things I downloaded are still available to play, hopefully they last a few days long.

Did anyone play the NextFest demo for Metal Slug Tactics? I didn't get around to it but I've been pretty interested in it, and their recent gameplay trailer looks pretty solid.
The store notes the demo is still active until June 27th!
 

John

(he/him)
I use it more than any gaming system now. It’s going to be entirely dependent on what games you like and what you’ve already purchased, but the compatibility’s Pretty Good nowadays.
 

Sarcasmorator

Same as I ever was
(He/him)
I love mine. I use it pretty much daily, especially when we have a show or movie going that I'm not into but don't want to be antisocial about, and it's letting me catch up on various PC things I can't easily play because other people use the computer a lot in my house. I've double dipped on some things, like Elden Ring.

My only complaint is that 512 GB goes fast (I need a Micro SD card) on my model, and I mostly play with the sound off or very low like the Switch, but that isn't a complaint with the system.

Some things you have to do a little work to get running (selecting the right setting so you don't get a black screen at startup, etc.), or aren't really designed for the Deck so are a little awkward to play. But probably 80% of things have had no hitch. And there are guides to how to get things working all over, easily found.

There are odd compatibility gaps, like NONE of the Dragon Age games are set up to work with it, though they will run. There are ways to get them controlling right, but you have to put the solution together yourself or find a community-conjured one. But it is highly customizable in terms of controller inputs (which can independently saved for each game) so there are lots of approaches. I've only found a couple things that don't really run at all.
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
I had been planning to get a PC, but I couldn’t find a time when I had an extra 1000 dollars or more that didn’t need to go to more pressing matters. The 512 GB is way more in my price range. Plus, I don’t plan on playing a lot of big, taxing games on it. Mostly smaller and older titles.
 

Sarcasmorator

Same as I ever was
(He/him)
I had been planning to get a PC, but I couldn’t find a time when I had an extra 1000 dollars or more that didn’t need to go to more pressing matters. The 512 GB is way more in my price range. Plus, I don’t plan on playing a lot of big, taxing games on it. Mostly smaller and older titles.
It handles a lot of bigger and more taxing games quite well, jsyk. It's not going to run at mega settings, and higher settings can drain the battery, but I can't complain about how anything looks. All on par with my four-year-old computer, or better. You wanna play Elden Ring or Control or something on this, it's going to look nice.
 
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