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#1 Posted by stinger061 (476 posts) -

I will have to give Zelda another go at some point. I genuinely think I just missed something (which from what I’ve seen online isn’t hard to have happen) because I was at the point where they give you the very first 4 temples to find and something caused me to not be able to do it (the specifics escape me, it was a good 12 months ago). I should probably go and watch a let’s play of the first bit of the game to see what I was missing.

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#2 Posted by stinger061 (476 posts) -

@sweep: You are right but it is quite frustrating when you’ve spent significant money on hardware and games only to find yourself not enjoying them as much as you’d expected. I should probably cut my losses and sell my Switch but I keep chasing that turning point, usually by spending more money on games I play for 2 hours and then never touch again.

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#3 Edited by stinger061 (476 posts) -

I have had an almost identical experience to you. Odyssey was fun, I’ve messed with some Smash and enjoy Mario Kart with my partner but beyond that I haven’t played a lot. I also played some BOTW and apparently never found some vital tutorial because I died a handful of times while not understanding what I was meant to do and never came back to it.

The big factor for me though is the way Nintendo prices games on its platform. All the indie options are great in theory but I simply cant bring myself to pay the inflated prices Nintendo asks compared to the other platforms for versions of games which are often more limited in some way (performance most often). ‘But you can play it handheld’ just isn’t enough of a reason for me to spend $5-10 extra on an indie game and significantly more than that if it’s a AAA port.

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#4 Posted by stinger061 (476 posts) -

I’ll get in on this. Haven’t been able to find a decent clan since coming to the game quite late.

Cougar13 is my PSN ID

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#5 Edited by stinger061 (476 posts) -

A cheaper, more kid-friendly version makes a lot of sense although as others have mentioned removing features which are requirements for some games seems like it could be a messaging nightmare. For those handful of issues though I don't think it will worry Nintendo as it's a device that will be perfect for Pokemon.

As mentioned on the bombcast, the way Nintendo has treated their higher power consoles in the past doesn't make me want to rush out and upgrade. It will be interesting to see what features they push with it but I can't think of anything they would do that would make me upgrade

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#6 Posted by stinger061 (476 posts) -

@tds418: Thats true. Microsoft have got a foot in both camps having learnt from the mistake of trying to do something different last time.

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#7 Posted by stinger061 (476 posts) -

For me Sony are the big wildcard in the near future now. We know Microsoft is pivoting towards streaming and getting gamepass everywhere, what if Sony does what it did this time around and just doubles down on how we currently play games? It worked brilliantly for them this time when Microsoft was talking about always online and eliminating used games.

The world has changed since then but I can see them going with a message of ‘just buy the games and play them’ while doubts still remain about how accessible streaming will be outside the big cities and concerns about not owning games and them disappearing from something like gamepass

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#8 Edited by stinger061 (476 posts) -

I think the interesting question is does the casual audience who don’t own a console/pc even want to play these games? Is there a huge market of people out there interested in the big games but a $200-300 console purchase is too much?

On top of that are those same people likely to have a super fast, non data-capped internet connection? I doubt it

The bigger change in the short term might be to put pressure on ISP’s rather than drastically changing the games market overnight.

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#9 Posted by stinger061 (476 posts) -

I was having a good time with it solo but I've now hit a point where the side missions are too tough. It seems like enemies always know where you are even if you are able to move around out of their line of sight and if you get rushed by a melee enemy it's basically all over

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#10 Posted by stinger061 (476 posts) -

I think I would have preferred if they came out up front and said 'Issues around labour and harassment are obviously huge problems for the industry and comparing that to issues around buggy games isn't appropriate so won't be included as part of this category'.