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#29161 G_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2535 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:53 PM

Shame it'll be a dlc pack on ps4 instead of a standalone. I hope it'll be physical on switch

#29162 bigstew  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 05:48 PM

Looks like they'll just be expecting people to get a second job again...

 

Considering their current policies and apparent plans, it seems like this thread is going to become very Switch oriented in the coming years

agreed and with a new miku game coming next year for the switch, already seeing companies move away, that said i was never planning to get a ps5 cause of sonys ways and with news of them looking to buy/merge other studios to make them make games/censor all for them the industry will be suffering in the future



#29163 G_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2535 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:57 PM

Good thing Nintendo didn't go under or become a software-only developer like everybody wanted during the wiiu era

#29164 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3870 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

The Dead Texan

Posted 01 July 2019 - 09:21 PM

New MIKU game coming to Switch!

 

 

I think we all know what's next:

Spoiler



#29165 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5601 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 11:02 PM

Good thing Nintendo didn't go under or become a software-only developer like everybody wanted during the wiiu era

I'm only sad that they may be out of the handheld department.  The switch is nice an all but it's not a handheld.  Or at the very least it's not a very good portable system since you can't really take it and put it in your pocket easily.

 

If only sony wasn't so incompetent as I would kill for another psp/vita but without the idiotic proprietary memory. 



#29166 elessar123  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 11:04 PM

wut?



#29167 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9165 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:46 AM

I think it's awesome that Nintendo is focusing all of their resources on an all-in-one console.  Plus traditional handheld franchises like Fire Emblem are now finally getting the releases they deserve on the big screen.  



#29168 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40127 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:49 AM

I'm only sad that they may be out of the handheld department.  The switch is nice an all but it's not a handheld.  Or at the very least it's not a very good portable system since you can't really take it and put it in your pocket easily.

 

If only sony wasn't so incompetent as I would kill for another psp/vita but without the idiotic proprietary memory. 

Hoping the Switch mini is going to be a real thing, because as is I agree. The Switch isn't a replacement for the 3DS or Vita because it's simply too big and nowhere near as durable.

 

Love when people say things like put the joycons in one pocket and the system in another pocket. 



#29169 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5601 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:01 AM

I think it's awesome that Nintendo is focusing all of their resources on an all-in-one console.  Plus traditional handheld franchises like Fire Emblem are now finally getting the releases they deserve on the big screen.  

Fire emblem started on consoles and had console releases on the gamecube and wii.  

 

Whether fire emblem will get anything out of being on the switch or not all depends on how much work nintendo is gonna put into it this time.  I'm not expecting much voice work given all the other entries in the series.  And fire emblem doesn't need big fancy graphics either really. 



#29170 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5601 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:03 AM

Hoping the Switch mini is going to be a real thing, because as is I agree. The Switch isn't a replacement for the 3DS or Vita because it's simply too big and nowhere near as durable.

 

Love when people say things like put the joycons in one pocket and the system in another pocket. 

That's what I do but yeah unless you wear cargo pants you won't have pockets that could fit this device in them and it's certainly not a good solution.



#29171 G_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2535 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 07:14 AM

I consider the switch a console with portability for around the house use or hotel vacation use. It sux as a commuter portable.

#29172 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2950 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:28 PM

Fire emblem started on consoles and had console releases on the gamecube and wii.

Whether fire emblem will get anything out of being on the switch or not all depends on how much work nintendo is gonna put into it this time. I'm not expecting much voice work given all the other entries in the series. And fire emblem doesn't need big fancy graphics either really.


Wasn't there complete voicework in Valencia?

#29173 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2815 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:33 PM

Wasn't there complete voicework in Valencia?

It definitely had more.  At least all of the main plot dialogue was fully voiced.  It was a great improvement.

 

I absolutely hate the half-baked "reuse 5-10 audio bits" attempts.  Playing through Fates for the first time right now and I cringe hard every time I hear the same fake sobbing or "I am _so_ sorry."  I greatly prefer no voice at all compared to that.



#29174 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   2022 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:13 PM

Hoping the Switch mini is going to be a real thing, because as is I agree. The Switch isn't a replacement for the 3DS or Vita because it's simply too big and nowhere near as durable.

 

Love when people say things like put the joycons in one pocket and the system in another pocket. 

Like a good tablet you put it in a case or sleeve and put it in your bag.



#29175 Zenax[zd]   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   712 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:58 PM

Like a good tablet you put it in a case or sleeve and put it in your bag.

Yeah I think the distinction for people is really pockets vs carrying case. I will say on a personal level the switch is as portable as anything else. I was a kid who carried around his gameboy inside one of those Pokemon carrying cases which were almost the same size as a basic switch carrying case anyway. My mom wouldn't let me carry it around in my pocket for fear of me destroying it somehow (which was totally smart given how clumsy I was as a kid.)



#29176 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5601 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 02 July 2019 - 06:11 PM

Wasn't there complete voicework in Valencia?

No but it did have more voice work than the others by far.



#29177 bigstew  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 06:22 PM

Yeah I think the distinction for people is really pockets vs carrying case. I will say on a personal level the switch is as portable as anything else. I was a kid who carried around his gameboy inside one of those Pokemon carrying cases which were almost the same size as a basic switch carrying case anyway. My mom wouldn't let me carry it around in my pocket for fear of me destroying it somehow (which was totally smart given how clumsy I was as a kid.)

agree with that, u can carry the switch around but a portable handheld is usually referred to something u can put in ur pocket even though the switch is just a larger version needing a backpack or something, well i expect actually leaks for the switch mini to pop up around sept with preorders going up the month after, i would assume they would also debut a pokemon related mini to boost sales but they also shoot for march when its a drier season of gaming to boost sales, i expect digital only too, would be funny if its more of an overpriced remote play type device that connects to ur switch at home with wifi



#29178 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9165 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 06:43 PM

but a portable handheld is usually referred to something u can put in ur pocket

Thankfully, those things already exist. 



#29179 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2874 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 07:10 PM

The classic clamshell design is still the gold standard for portable systems. There is a reason Nintendo went back to it time and again. The big issues with portables are protruding controls, and potential damage to the screen. The clamshell approach neatly solves both those issues. It conceals and protects the primary controls, while also keeping the screen pristine, and safe from keys, loose change, etc... The drawback of the clamshell is that it inherently makes the unit more complex to assemble, and more expensive to produce. There's also the problem of the hinge wearing out over time, or breaking.

 

The two handhelds usually held up as the best are the GameBoy Advance SP (preferably with the ultra-bright screen) and the DS Lite. Both of these were fantastic examples of portable design, and did their jobs well.

 

With the design of the Switch, it is unlikely that we will see another clamshell implementation. Even in a mini model, the screen will likely be too large to accommodate such a design. The Joycons are also a bit of an issue. They can't abandon the analog sticks without changing things up too much, but those analog sticks are not pocket-friendly, not at all. I'm not sure that built-in controls would be the way to go. 



#29180 denpanosekai  

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 09:24 PM

Yup since we're talking about the Switch, I'm still waiting for a pro version, but it won't be leaving the house. I love my vita for PS4 remote play but the wifi antenna is totally shit and frequently lags in my bedroom. I'm in an old house built from concrete blocks (and railroad tracks for load bearing!!!) so that doesn't help.

 

My DS and 3DS, by comparison, went around the globe with me.



#29181 G_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2535 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:58 PM

Once that screen folding technology irons out its kinks and becomes cheaper we'll probably see a switch screen sized clamshell

#29182 Earendil_aod   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   129 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 01:08 AM

Just FYI, seems like Astral Chain LE (PAL) at Play-Asia is already unavailable. I have been refresh spamming it for a couple of weeks and it went from "Coming Soon" to "all pre orders allocated". Oh well, wasn't meant to be.

#29183 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5601 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 03 July 2019 - 01:38 AM

Once that screen folding technology irons out its kinks and becomes cheaper we'll probably see a switch screen sized clamshell

Or they could just put some kind of fold over protection like the attachment the gba had which also doubled as a light.



#29184 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1439 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:17 PM

River City Girls releases September 5th for PC (Steam/GOG/Humble Bundle), Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

 

https://gematsu.com/...e-switch-and-pc

 



#29185 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   1340 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:35 PM

Langrisser I & II LE up on NISA for ps4 and switch

#29186 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1809 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

FlawlesslyFatal

Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:48 PM

Langrisser I & II LE up on NISA for ps4 and switch

Might fits Switch better

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#29187 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2455 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:20 PM

Will the Langrisser LE be available at Best Buy? Hope I can grab it with GCU.

#29188 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:33 PM

Will the Langrisser LE be available at Best Buy? Hope I can grab it with GCU.

 

Unlikely.  The LEs are usually store exclusive.  EG: Best buy only has the game copy of TrailsCS3 for preorder.



#29189 BoxPizzaBox   Trash Tier CAGiversary!   1229 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:47 PM

Unlikely.  The LEs are usually store exclusive.  EG: Best buy only has the game copy of TrailsCS3 for preorder.

Sometimes Best Buy gets a small allocation, and when the pre-orders sell through it disappears. Think this happened for Anima LE - A few others, but I don't remember which ones. I don't pay enough attention to know if it still happens though.



#29190 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1809 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:01 PM

Sometimes Best Buy gets a small allocation, and when the pre-orders sell through it disappears. Think this happened for Anima LE - A few others, but I don't remember which ones. I don't pay enough attention to know if it still happens though.

The 2 I remember sold outside of NISA are Culdcept Revolt (sold at Fry's) and YS VIII (LE-lite sold on Amazon)

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