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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    It’s not like it was hard to use multiple discs. My favorite Metal Gear experience may have been Game Cube as well. That controller was amazing.
    Twin Snakes is the definitive version of MGS. Also speaking of controllers the wavebird totally changed gaming for me growing up, not having to sit an arbitrary distance from the tv at all times, I could kick back across the room and not worry about being a trip hazard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Goblin View Post
    Twin Snakes is the definitive version of MGS. Also speaking of controllers the wavebird totally changed gaming for me growing up, not having to sit an arbitrary distance from the tv at all times, I could kick back across the room and not worry about being a trip hazard.
    Twin Snakes is the only way I can stand playing the original MGS. I tried the Playstation version several times and I just cannot get into it. It's simple things, like not being able to cancel shooting once you have the trigger pressed (like if someone moves and you decide no, I don't want to shoot after all). And the stealth being VERY simplistic compared to the remake (which used the MGS2 engine). The graphics you kind of have to look past, because nothing on the original Playstation looked very good, and they did what they could with the hardware. But being able to actually see what you're doing in the remake makes the game so much better.

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    Has anyone bothered to pick up Paper Mario? How is it? I have it fairly low on my priority list(if this were any other console I’d wait on a sale) but I’m wondering if it’s worth grabbing sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smash Adams View Post
    Has anyone bothered to pick up Paper Mario? How is it? I have it fairly low on my priority list(if this were any other console I’d wait on a sale) but I’m wondering if it’s worth grabbing sooner.
    I'm not a fan of generic adventure games with a paper mario skin so nah. Nintendo can call me when they allow Intelligent Systems to actually make Paper Mario RPGs again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smash Adams View Post
    Has anyone bothered to pick up Paper Mario? How is it? I have it fairly low on my priority list(if this were any other console I’d wait on a sale) but I’m wondering if it’s worth grabbing sooner.
    Just cleared the first streamer and so far it is fantastic. Just go in with the right mindset and it's easily the best Paper Mario we've gotten in years (though admittedly I never player Color Splash but I heard good things).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smash Adams View Post
    Has anyone bothered to pick up Paper Mario? How is it? I have it fairly low on my priority list(if this were any other console I’d wait on a sale) but I’m wondering if it’s worth grabbing sooner.
    Im very early in so far but its pretty darn good so far.

    I have feeling combat is gonna be annoying as the game progresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkage View Post
    I fail to see the point you are making. I am not buying this to play nintendo games on.

    Its an exceptionally cool lego set with pretty nifty interactivity.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Not sure you get what the Lego set actually does...
    Yeah. But once you've spent the time to assemble and play around with it for five minutes, you'll get bored and leave it to gather dust on a shelf or storage container somewhere. It's just a waste of money and plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    Yeah. But once you've spent the time to assemble and play around with it for five minutes, you'll get bored and leave it to gather dust on a shelf or storage container somewhere. It's just a waste of money and plastic.
    By that logic, anything that's just used for a decorative purpose is "pointless".

    Which is a really strange stance to take in a Nintendo thread, where one of their biggest selling games is Animal Crossing, a game about decorating basically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkage View Post
    Im very early in so far but its pretty darn good so far.

    I have feeling combat is gonna be annoying as the game progresses.
    I haven't picked it up myself but everyone i know that loves the series and has all said the same thing summed up to "fighting gets old real fast, but money is so tight and the upgrades are so gating to progress you have to suffer through a lot of it" which doesn't sound like my thing.
    http://theeorzeanfrontier.blogspot.co.uk/ Neckbeard rambling about this weeaboo trash

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    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    I haven't picked it up myself but everyone i know that loves the series and has all said the same thing summed up to "fighting gets old real fast, but money is so tight and the upgrades are so gating to progress you have to suffer through a lot of it" which doesn't sound like my thing.
    Honestly, it depends on how good you are at puzzles. I suck at them so some fights wind up being harder than they really should be, bribing the toads helps but even then I still sometimes fail to see the solution. As for the gating, honestly, money shouldn't be an issue as long as you explore since the mandatory fights on top of what you find while exploring give more than enough coins to get by.

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    It's rare to me that RPGs actually have engaging combat systems that you actually look forward to them throughout the entirety of the game if I'm being brutally honest. The novelty sort of wears off at some point, even in brilliant games. Besides boss fights (which I heard were good in the new Paper Mario), at a certain point you just want to find cool upgrades, see new locations and advance the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tojara View Post
    It's rare to me that RPGs actually have engaging combat systems that you actually look forward to them throughout the entirety of the game if I'm being brutally honest. The novelty sort of wears off at some point, even in brilliant games. Besides boss fights (which I heard were good in the new Paper Mario), at a certain point you just want to find cool upgrades, see new locations and advance the story.
    Almost every decent RPG these days offers ways to skip combat and be fine. Xenoblade series gives enough xp from side quests and exploration that you never need to fight random enemies, Persona has insta kill abilities through confidants etc. This is not an RPG though and calling it one is insulting to the genre. It's a generic adventure game with forced combat for currency to progress through game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    By that logic, anything that's just used for a decorative purpose is "pointless".

    Which is a really strange stance to take in a Nintendo thread, where one of their biggest selling games is Animal Crossing, a game about decorating basically.
    It is pointless. Also. how can plastic tat that is ultimately destined to end up on a landfill even remotely compare to virtual decorations in a video game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    It is pointless. Also. how can plastic tat that is ultimately destined to end up on a landfill even remotely compare to virtual decorations in a video game?
    If it's plastic destined to end up in a landfill then what is the Switch? What is physical Switch games? Joy cons? Pro Controllers?

    Ah the ole environment goal post shift, the classic that never ends the way you want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    It is pointless. Also. how can plastic tat that is ultimately destined to end up on a landfill even remotely compare to virtual decorations in a video game?
    Decoration isn't pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    It is pointless. Also. how can plastic tat that is ultimately destined to end up on a landfill even remotely compare to virtual decorations in a video game?
    More pricey lego sets actually tend to hold their value fairly well.

    Anyone who tosses such at a landfill when they want to get rid of it instead of selling it is a complete moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech614 View Post
    If it's plastic destined to end up in a landfill then what is the Switch? What is physical Switch games? Joy cons? Pro Controllers?

    Ah the ole environment goal post shift, the classic that never ends the way you want it to.
    If you think a lump of plastic crap that you'll get bored of within several minutes is as versatile and entertaining as a game console, then I don't know what to tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    If you think a lump of plastic crap that you'll get bored of within several minutes is as versatile and entertaining as a game console, then I don't know what to tell you.
    Id be seriously impressed if someone into Lego was done with it "within several minutes", that's very fast.

    More expensive Lego sets comes with several thousand pieces with them, I think people complaining about this don't quite understand what Lego consists out of in the price range above the shitty 15-20 dollar sets their dad got them for Christmas that one time.
    Last edited by zealo; 2020-07-19 at 03:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    If you think a lump of plastic crap that you'll get bored of within several minutes is as versatile and entertaining as a game console, then I don't know what to tell you.
    Oh look how the argument has changed again... So what is it, are you against plastic being used for enjoyment or not? You can't have it both ways.

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    The switch really needs some news - we haven't had anything substantial since BoTW2 announcement. Nintendo seems to have completely disappeared off the face of the earth. The system is still living off WiiU ports and other games from steam. The library is actually pretty scarce and it's really starting to collect dust.

    A Prime or BoTW2 announcement would go a long way.

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