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Didn't Hollow Knight come to Switch LAST? I've been so confused for the last year why everyone thinks the first news about a Silksong release date would happen on a Nintendo Indie Direct. Not only do I not expect to hear it, it's the last place I expect to hear it. Am I missing something other than collective hopes and dreams of the same people who are trying to will a Switch port of WW and TP HD into existence?
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Nope, came out on Switch first, in fact.

Well, after it was on PC, I guess. But IIRC before most of the DLC was released
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Soundfall looks interesting but I want to see some reviews of it. Hyped for Gunbrella and Elechead looks promising. Also Opus: Starsong dropped today, but I have that on Steam already...
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
As per myself in another thread;

I also am terrible at rhythm games but picked it up because the trailer looked that cool.

Luckily, a lack of rhythm doesn’t help, but it’s hardly debilitating; attacking in time to the beat gives you a damage boost and keeps you from needing to reload, but that’s about it; you can play it as regular twin stick shooter.

Great soundtrack too, unsurprisingly.

I’m liking it so far
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
I'm honestly more excited about Umihara Kawase than the other stuff. Shame it's not on the international SNESflix just for convenience's sake, there's barely any language barrier as far as I can tell.

Congo's Caper is okay and I'm glad Pinball finally happened (in non-Vs. form) but I'm not really feeling Rival Turf. We already have too many no-name brawlers flooding the SNESflix service and this is certainly another one.
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
I'm not a fan of the Rushing Beat series in general. Rival Turf is especially dire, feeling like Final Fight designed by artists who had no idea how to make compelling characters and programmers who had no idea how to simulate Earth's gravity. Enemies either fall too quickly (while animating too poorly) or float across the screen unnaturally when you hit them. It's really hard to take it seriously when it feels like a lunar puppet show.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
Three more games I’m Sure only exist as Gas Station Rental Section exclusives.

That sounds more dismissive than it should, I love that Nintendo keeps making Weird decisions with this
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the Switch Online stuff branches out to more obscure stuff. Nightshade and The Immortal needed more love.

It's just, like, I would love to see some more RPGs on the service, you know? We're not exactly lacking choices when it comes to SNES brawlers not made by Capcom but aside from the Breath of Fires (S'alright) and Earthbounds (Really glad they're there) RPGs have primarily been a "You have to learn a different language if you want to actually enjoy this" thing on the service.

Not that I'm expecting Nintendo to ever bother with localizing the other Fire Emblems or putting that short-lived FE1 localization on NESflix or to throw a pile of Macca at SegAtlus to get the SMT games localized...but it'd be nice even just to see some B or C tier RPGs. Wonder how much trouble it'd be to get Lagoon or Brandish on there. Or some of those US cRPGs that received Japanese console ports/adaptations.
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
I hope whoever has the Jaleco catalogue manages to get Whomp'em re-released.

...OK, yeah, that's probably a tough one without some sprite rework, but I liked that game =(
 

WildcatJF

Mysterious Ghost World
(he / his / him)
I hope whoever has the Jaleco catalogue manages to get Whomp'em re-released.

...OK, yeah, that's probably a tough one without some sprite rework, but I liked that game =(
They could release the Japanese original, Saiyūki World 2, to get around those questionable localization decisions
 
I love this shit. As others have said, it's such a good replication of what it felt like renting random titles for a weekend. I've been hoping Rival Turf would show up so I could do the series in order.

Having Umihara Kawase as well is just icing on the cake.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Apropos of nothing, but I was thinking to myself how it's been five years and EA never figured out how to make money off the Switch.

Like just partner with Nintendo to make a Sim City or something, EA. Hell, just license the franchise to someone more willing to develop it. There are plenty who would. Contact me and I'll tell you where to send my consulting check.
 

Issun

Avarice
A Sim City on Switch sounds poggers until you realize what a microtransaction hellscape it would probably be, knowing EA.
 

Tegan

𝑬𝑿▰▰▰▰▰▱▱▱
(She/Her)
Also Switch games steadfastly insist on pretending the system doesn't have a touchscreen for some reason, so I assume the controls wouldn't be great.
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
I would insist that EA put The Sims 4 on Switch but for whatever reasons it already had trouble running properly on the PS4 when I tried it there.

But seriously though The Sims should've been on Switch in some capacity by now.
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
Also Switch games steadfastly insist on pretending the system doesn't have a touchscreen for some reason, so I assume the controls wouldn't be great.
Most consoles these days have convenient USB ports that could be used for keyboard & mouse too but they usually don't support that either. Not even when they're ports of cRPGs that were built around that.

In the Switch's case at least it's usually just a matter of touchscreen and/or motion input being extra work for a game being released on multiple platforms...but you know, when one of those platforms is mobile, it's bewildering when the Switch version doesn't at least have the option for touchscreen input.
 
EA has a whole bunch of back catalog games they could license to Switch Online or put out themselves that require no sports license, but I suspect they may have to pay out royalties to the original programmers and that's not going to happen either. Would be nice to have General Chaos and Haunting on a console again though.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
So is Nintendo snubbing Geoff's not-E3? Would have figured they would have announced a presentation/treehouse livestreams by now if they were still going to do something in E3's absence.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
An exception to that is they usually announce their E3 presentation sooner, since they everyone else is also doing presentations, but then maybe they didn't think Sumner Games Fest needed the same consideration.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
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The surprisingly solid dungeon crawler Mistover is going to be delisted at the end of June. And as it has a demo, I figured "Well, I should try that", and I liked that demo enough to bring the fact that it is on the verge of non-existence to the public conscience.

I dind't play MUCH of it, mind, the worm may yet turn, but it's got a nice combination of the good bits of Darkest Dungeon, Etrian Odyssey and a Roguelike all mooshed together
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
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The surprisingly solid dungeon crawler Mistover is going to be delisted at the end of June. And as it has a demo, I figured "Well, I should try that", and I liked that demo enough to bring the fact that it is on the verge of non-existence to the public conscience.

I dind't play MUCH of it, mind, the worm may yet turn, but it's got a nice combination of the good bits of Darkest Dungeon, Etrian Odyssey and a Roguelike all mooshed together
The article says they're going to "close the service." Is there a part of the game that's going to become unavailable?
 
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