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by strat
November 20th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: RIP Wii U 5th birthday!
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: RIP Wii U 5th birthday!

It also seems like the Wii U was an attempt to clone the successful NDS/3DS approach for consoles. The Switch indicates Nintendo is done with the dual-screen format. It would be great (for people who didn't get it) if the best Wii U-exclusive games are ported to Switch - many of the gamepad features...
by strat
November 4th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Super Mario Odyssey

The only question is do you want to wait for a price drop to get a Switch. (Or wait and see if a newer, upgraded model comes out). SMO makes getting a Switch worth it, if BOTW wasn't enough.
by strat
November 2nd, 2017, 1:55 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Super Mario Odyssey

Zelda is the one series that gets away with having no real innovation, to the point that you've been conditioned to see BOTW and think it's not a Zelda game. *This may be a partial spoiler for those who haven't played BOTW yet* BOTW is definitely a Zelda game. And it's one that had to be made. Skyw...
by strat
October 29th, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Super Mario Odyssey

BOTW was a "fantastic" game, but not really a good Zelda. BOTW is Nintendo's most impressive game ever, like the Gamespot reviewer said, but that doesn't mean it has to be the best Zelda. And it deviates from the series enough that I'm not really sure... The word is still out on Mario Ody...
by strat
August 27th, 2017, 1:23 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: RetroPie?
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: RetroPie?

Better yet, you can mod a PSP (It looks like all firmware versions can be modded, though last time I checked it wasn't possible to mod my Vita) or buy a NDS flash card (Check compatibility). PSP and DS have tons of emulators, and you can even play GBA on PSP.
by strat
July 28th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: The SNES mini is Nintendo's last chance for me
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: The SNES mini is Nintendo's last chance for me

Nintendo has been very dumb about dealing with NES Classic (mainly by not making clear up front it was a limited release), but that criticism shouldn't be superimposed on the Switch. That shortage is not actually Nintendo's fault (need subscription but the gist is clear from the first few lines). ht...
by strat
July 11th, 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Should nintendo drop the gimmicks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1248

Re: Should nintendo drop the gimmicks?

Also, I haven't played any 3DS game where the 3D was an essential part of the gameplay. Mario 3D Land uses it for a minor feature - some puzzle rooms that use the 3D to show behind certain blocks - but they can solved without it by jumping around a bit. The 3D basically was a gimmick, and given that...
by strat
July 11th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Should nintendo drop the gimmicks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1248

Re: Should nintendo drop the gimmicks?

I think the point of the Switch's portability is to visit other users for a console-version of LAN-gaming instead of the typical break it out at the doctor's office or subway. With most public places (except maybe an airliner) I would stick with an older handheld device over Switch.
by strat
June 26th, 2017, 3:54 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: SNES Classic Announced
Replies: 74
Views: 4309

Re: SNES Classic Announced

It's unlikely you'll ever be able to play Starfox 2 on a SNES without a repro-cart using another Super FX game as a donor, so that alone makes it worth $80. But only that much. If I can't get it from a store I'm not going second-hand.
by strat
May 29th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Burning Super CD games
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Burning Super CD games

For an emulator you can mount the cd image on a virtual drive like Daemon Tools - some emulators will load the cd-rom image directly and others want a "real" cd. I've done that before to play some Turbografx/PCE and Saturn games.

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