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  • Castlevania 3 is my favorite as well, although 2 has special place in my heart as what it tried to do felt very original and ahead of it's time.

    I'm thinking of the mini-NES ... I have most of those games in various virtual console forms, but the novelty of it (along with the controller) is a strong draw.

    Glad to hear you picked up SRIV ... awesome game from beginning to end.
  • Yeah, I have it on PS3...but stopped playing it a while ago.
  • With one open world game out of the way, time to start another: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
    It opens with Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" ... good omen :)
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  • Picked up the digital version of Gears of War 4 last week. So far - pretty amazing. It's cool because Microsoft has a new gimmick that allows you to play their digital games on both your PC or your xbox one. So I can play downstairs on my big screen or at my pc.  The great news is it runs silky smooth on my pc (60fps).  Anyway, if you like the gears games, this is a worthy sequel.
  • I discovered that they make updated emulations of Tecmo Super Bowl from the NES with modern rosters, teams and divisions. I play it on my phone. I'm in retro heaven!
  • Haha, that's awesome.  :)
  • Started Civ VI tutorial yesterday. Awfully complicated game for a first time player, though I like it a lot.

    Kev - any good resources for someone learning how to play, or is it better just to dive into a game and learn that way (which is what I usually do)?
  • Yea, it is a lot the learn from the start, especially if it is your first time to any civilization game. Even being a Vet of the series, there were a lot of new concepts I had to digest. 

    I did find this guide useful for some basic starting concepts (mainly I was looking for new mechanics, but it should all be very useful to you):

    In addition to that site, you can probably find useful info in this wiki:

    Your best bet is to dive in on one of the easier difficulties, have the Adviser level set to "New to Civ," and don't worry too much about strategic errors to begin with. Make liberal use of the in-game Civilopedia to look up what everything does.
  • I picked up Fallout 4 and Doom for cheap during BF digital sales, so I've started playing through those (as well as all the other games in progress).
    I also picked up Pokemon Moon, which has been getting a fair amount of playtime.
  • I had a Gift Card from my birthday that I ended up using to pick up Horizon: Zero Dawn for the PS4. The original trailer for this game was one of the reasons I went with the PS4, and I consider it the first game I've gotten for the PS4 that is a "system seller." The game does not disappoint, it is amazing. Basically, you are an outcast of a post-apocalyptic tribal society, who spends her time hunting robot dinosaurs with a bow. I mean, that is really all you need to know...

    Of course, as much as I am enthralled with this game, I think it'll be put on hold a bit come tomorrow, when the new Zelda arrives.  Seeing as Breath of the Wild is currently sitting at 98 on metacritic, and I am a crazy zelda fanboy, that will definitely dominate my videogaming for the next month or two...
  • As expected, Zelda: Breath of the Wild has pulled me away from Horizon. Horizon is incredible, but BotW is incredible plus Legend of Zelda :)

  • Been primarily playing Zelda when I have a free moment, but through the Switch I've rediscovered some NEO GEO Classics.  However, much to my surprise despite horrible reviews, I've been LOVING "Double Dragon IV."  It's 100% just like DD1 and DD2 on the NES which is both why I love it and why many critics hate it.  That being said - while it's not a great game, it's 100% Double Dragon and I think it's a blast.  I hope to play some multiplayer with you guys soon.
  • Super Mario Oddessy is pretty rad.
  • Super rad - I'm loving it so far. If you have a chance, check out "Golf Story."  It's pretty much a 16 bit style rpg where, instead of playing random play golf.
  • That sounds awesome! Is it Switch game?
  • Yep!  It's a lot of fun. It kind of has an Earthbound vibe to it. 
  • This sounds hilarious.
  • Tempted to get a Switch for Christmas but I suspect they'll be largely sold out everywhere.
  • edited November 2017 Posts: 735Vote Up0Vote Down
    Nintendo is starting to do a good job of stocking. In fact, Amazon has their next batch up for order now

    Post edited by BakaKuma at 2017-11-05 22:04:20
  • Not to hijack the thread, but a couple of quick Switch questions:

    1) What additional accessories are essential to get (how many extra controllers, Joy-Con chargers, etc)?

    2) Are they ever going to have a Virtual Console component? I like playing the old school games on the Wii but it's cumbersome to switch systems.
  • I would recommend a pro-controller.  However, really - that's all you need (and, I suppose you don't really "need" it, BUT I prefer playing using that to the joycons - they are just too small and I find the placement of the thumbsitck (And their size) a little unsatisfying.  Other than that, you'll eventually need an SD card for downloads.  I can walk you through the stuff I have when you get a moment.  Overall - it's the first system I've owned in years that reminds me of playing games in the 80's and 90's. I was starting to grow tired of gaming in general, but it managed to rekindle my love of gaming. And Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild are now two of my favorite games of all time.

    As for Virtual Console....not a thing yet.  I think Nintendo wants to milk the retro consoles as much as they can, before they unveil it.  But they are throwing away money if they don't do it, so they'll do it within the next year I'd guess.
  • I love my Switch. Breath of the Wild may be my favorite game EVER. MARIO Odessey is also very good. And I got 1 2 Switch to play with the kids and it’s a good family game.

    We plan on getting Xenoblade 2 and NBA2K for Christmas. I used some birthday money to download Yukko Laylee. If you like Banjo Kazooie, this game is a must-have. Very very fun!

  • I have Xenoblade 2...haven't opened it yet because if Zelda, which is now my favorite game of all time. Period.
  • Oh, I had some amazon points left over and Rocket League was on sale.  It's essentially soccer...but instead of players, really fast cars. It's awesome.  We need to have a video game night so we can do some tournament (it's 4 player).  It's a lot of fun.  Especially when driving a time travelling Deloreon.
  • The commercials look awesome. Too bad my controller is broken.
  • Yep, Breath of the Wild may well be my favorite game of all time. Odyssey is fantastic as well - not sure I'll have the patience to get all the moons, but I'm over 500 and still putting it in from time to time.
    Mario vs Rabbids is probably the biggest surprise of the year - an incredibly fun and clever turn-based tactical game (like XCOM).

    Right now my main focus is Fallout 4, and the Italy DLC for Euro Truck Sim 2
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