Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 3, 2017 11:56:02 GMT -5
I feel kinda obligated to start this thread, but happy Switch launch day, everyone! It's the beginning of a new console generation, and new era, for Nintendo.
I know not all of us are getting the system right away, but for those that are, feel free to post your initial thoughts and impressions here. I'd be interested in reading them.
I have to admit, I don't really feel too hyped for it, myself. I don't intend to get one until sometime later this year, hopefully when Nintendo has had the chance to iron out the wrinkles, implement the missing features, and release more games for it. I think I agree with Kevin Cassidy of GoNintendo when he argued that the Switch was getting a "soft launch," meaning that it wasn't intended to be running at full speed right out of the gate, but would be gradually ramping up throughout the year.
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 3, 2017 13:57:04 GMT -5
Everything about it looks like a soft launch. I suppose 20 games on day 1 (Japan, blah blah blah) isn't bad at all, and given the system's slow production (conspiracy says this is intentional on Nintendo's part), I think it makes sense for Nintendo to roll out the system to one group at a time. Zelda players get it first, and if you're looking for other games, please wait a bit.
I'm still busy with my 3DS and Wii U. But speaking as a non-user, I'm glad to see the system rolling out without any major incident. I still haven't heard anything like server jam or massive cases of the system update killing systems (except this), which is certainly good news.
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 4, 2017 0:31:22 GMT -5
Does Nintendo ever send this kind of congratulatory message to their rivals? I'm under the impression that they don't return kind words to them. I can understand their Japanese Twitter account not doing anything (since it's an announcement channel more than anything), but NOA really should have at least (publicly) say something.
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I settled on the games I'll showcase for my NinDB Top 25. I've tried a lot of games, but a list of favourites is going to be imbalanced regardless. There are absolutely no NES, N64, DS and original Game Boy games in my list.
Apr 26, 2021 14:41:07 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Given that I just said what my favourite games are not long ago, my list will be unsurprising. Now, should I attempt to rank them? What aspects should I highlight to make them more interesting? Hmm…
Apr 26, 2021 14:43:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Remember the "Everybody Votes" channel on the original Wii? There was a section where you could submit your own suggestion for a poll. I seem to recall two of my suggestions being used, but I only remember what one of them was.
Apr 30, 2021 9:43:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5