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Old 09-23-2019, 08:07 AM   #1921
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Jeez, $80? This is the type of game that would have been released on 3DS for $40. It sounds like it is a pretty direct re-make of the original which I have played, so I might wait for a discount on this one.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:38 AM   #1922
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Yup. That is definitely one of the side benefits for Nintendo's. The hybrid console inflated the formerly accepted "handheld price" to match regular console price.

FWIW though, the original game came out to $75 in 2019 dollars. C'est la vie.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:42 AM   #1923
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Jeez, $80? This is the type of game that would have been released on 3DS for $40. It sounds like it is a pretty direct re-make of the original which I have played, so I might wait for a discount on this one.
Yeah -- I used one of my digital vouchers on it so it was $65, which is still a bit steep. $80 is a bit much. Unfortunately it's first party Nintendo, so you're unlikely to see any discount on it for a long time.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:35 AM   #1924
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Yeah -- I used one of my digital vouchers on it so it was $65, which is still a bit steep. $80 is a bit much. Unfortunately it's first party Nintendo, so you're unlikely to see any discount on it for a long time.

This is what's prevented me from getting a Switch, Nintendo just never lowers the price on any of their games. With 2 young kids I could never keep up with the amount of new games coming out even if I wanted to, but that has the benefit of keeping costs very reasonable for stuff I do buy on PC and PS4. But Super Mario Odyssey, which is a 2 year old game now, is still $80. When I can pick up AAA games less than a year old for half that on Steam or the Playstation store, the Switch just isn't a very good value
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:35 AM   #1925
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Also, if you are looking to grab it on the cheap... EB games has the trade 2 deal for Links Awakening until the 26th. Games have to have a trade-in value of at least $15.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:49 AM   #1926
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According to Reddit, you can trade in one game and get $40 off too.

But someone else posted this as a trick: Buy the Starlink/Mario+Rabbids bundle at Best Buy for $40. Then buy something like the PS4/XB1 copy of a game like Kingdom Hearts 3 or DQ 11 for $30. Then trade Mario + Rabbids and KH/DQ in to get Link's Awakening.

You end up with LA and Starlink for $70.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:22 PM   #1927
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EB Games definitely lets you trade 1 for $40 off of Linkís Awakening (as long as the trade-in value is $15 or greater).

Thatís what I did at Northland on Friday.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:58 PM   #1928
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Yeah -- I used one of my digital vouchers on it so it was $65, which is still a bit steep. $80 is a bit much. Unfortunately it's first party Nintendo, so you're unlikely to see any discount on it for a long time.
It's a 10 hour game so maybe good second hand deals soon
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:23 PM   #1929
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Guess I’ll put this in here, Mario Kart Tour app sucks. I don’t know what they we’re thinking with the controls being like that ,they should have done the tilting steering. At least it’s free.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:36 PM   #1930
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Guess Iíll put this in here, Mario Kart Tour app sucks. I donít know what they weíre thinking with the controls being like that ,they should have done the tilting steering. At least itís free.
It does have tilt steering, enable in the settings. Regardless the controls are still terrible.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:35 PM   #1931
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30 hours on and Dragon Quest XI is quickly turning in to an all time favourite. Damn, what a breath of fresh air, especially with the direction-less tripe Final Fantasy has been the last decade and a half.

Highly recommended. If you’re any kind of fan of classic JRPGs at all, I’d consider it a must play.
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:05 PM   #1932
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30 hours on and Dragon Quest XI is quickly turning in to an all time favourite. Damn, what a breath of fresh air, especially with the direction-less tripe Final Fantasy has been the last decade and a half.

Highly recommended. If youíre any kind of fan of classic JRPGs at all, Iíd consider it a must play.
It looks great but my Switch backlog is getting as bad as my PC backlog. Maybe I'll buy it on sale at Christmas.
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:26 PM   #1933
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Has anyone else played Untitled Goose Game on the eshop? Just beat it and I had a real blast and a ton of laughs. It was a good game to play with a significant other.
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:03 PM   #1934
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Short, but fun. Hopefully they come up with some DLC of a Canada Goose terrorizing a small prairie town...

And as far as DQ XI goes, I might pick it up when it gets discounted heavily, but I have a really bad habit of putting Dragon Quest games down after 10-15 hours and never picking them back up.

Also, with Trails of Cold Steel III coming in a few weeks, It would be a back burner title regardless.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:50 PM   #1935
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Looking for a new game for my wife to play on the Switch and not really sure what might work. She really liked Stardew Valley but has played it too many times and its lost a bit of its luster. I was looking in the store and Yonder looked like something that could be good (especially with no combat), but at $40 I'm not sure I want to commit because the open world concept is so new for her.

We tried Goose Game, but the mechanics are still a bit difficult for her and she gets frustrated with it - while some tasks are easier, there are a few that are tougher and require a little more coordination than she would like in a game. As you can probably tell, her experience with games is limited and likes slower paced games and don't require complicated moving/action mechanics.

Any thoughts?
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Looking for a new game for my wife to play on the Switch and not really sure what might work. She really liked Stardew Valley but has played it too many times and its lost a bit of its luster. I was looking in the store and Yonder looked like something that could be good (especially with no combat), but at $40 I'm not sure I want to commit because the open world concept is so new for her.

We tried Goose Game, but the mechanics are still a bit difficult for her and she gets frustrated with it - while some tasks are easier, there are a few that are tougher and require a little more coordination than she would like in a game. As you can probably tell, her experience with games is limited and likes slower paced games and don't require complicated moving/action mechanics.

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I would recommend Oxenfree or Night in the Woods
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Short, but fun. Hopefully they come up with some DLC of a Canada Goose terrorizing a small prairie town...

And as far as DQ XI goes, I might pick it up when it gets discounted heavily, but I have a really bad habit of putting Dragon Quest games down after 10-15 hours and never picking them back up.

Also, with Trails of Cold Steel III coming in a few weeks, It would be a back burner title regardless.
I honestly can't recommend it enough. I've played a lot of JRPGs over the years and this is one of the best ever. I can't remember the last time I was excited to play a game over 30 hours in just to see what would happen with the story and the characters (who are all excellent). Maybe The Witcher 3? Just some great twists and turns, great pacing, the battles are fun and not too complicated of systems... damn. It's probably my game of the year.

Get it for your wife, mrkajz44! Half joking, but if she's okay with heavy anime aesthetics she might like it.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:34 PM   #1938
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I feel like Link's Awakening is pretty simple to play from a mechanics perspective, same with Pokemon Let's Go series (which could double as a good bridge into the mainline game coming out too).

Slay The Spire has some fun strategy pieces too and is more of a card game. If she is a fan of board games this one could work.

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:09 PM   #1939
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Ring Fit Adventure is actually really fun.

I’ve never really been able to get into a routine of working out (Outside of just playing sports) but I’ve done this three straight days now:

The activities are simple enough to do while also being more intense then you’d expect.

I wasn’t going to purchase it but when I saw the reviews were pretty favourable I thought I’d give it a shot and happy I did so far.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:28 AM   #1940
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Nice. I'll grab a copy when there are thousands of them on Kijiji!
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