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  1. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    So in summary, I am totally wrong about every aspect of my criticism.
  2. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    So if you use it in docked mode, one of the features is all those usb connectors, presumably for headphones, controllers etc. So the switch would be lying down and sliding about everywhere as the link from the widget to the Switch itself is very short. Not an issue for Joycons, it is true. Actually, to be fair I am nitpicking here as this is an arguably even worse issue on the official dock. It just flat out falls over. (The weird reviews also say stuff like 'Portable, you can enjoy a game anytime anywhere.' Which is why I think they are fake. EDIT: Hmm, unless they mean to use as a travel dock. Which is where I could see it being useful.)
  3. SozzlyJoe

    IGN writer busted copying other people's reviews

    I imagine his modus operandi was that he imagined himself a kind of one-man metacritic, he just watched and read a selection of reviews for any given game, mushed it all up in his head, and synthesised an Ur-review for IGN. He got away with it for the more widely reviewed stuff like FIFA (where his list of plagiarisms is basically a list of shit everyone says about FIFA) but got caught out when he went for stuff like Dead Cells where the lack of source material made the copying more obvious.
  4. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    Looks cool, but the Amazon reviews all sound fake as fuck. "Bought this adapter for my boyfriend.With its easy connection and smooth output, he enjoyed the game more!" It might be a lot to drag around given the connector to the Switch is very short. Though of course if you are in docked mode, not so much an issue. I've just had my kid pull the whole dock over when trying to use wired stuff, could imagine the Switch going crash on the floor.
  5. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    I can't get my head around this value aspect. It offers me next to no value. I wouldn't even subscribe but for the fact my kid plays a lot of Minecraft online . I certainly won't be getting the 'family option' (where your savings over Xbox suddenly evaporate, to get the same level of access as it includes). Just feels like a shakedown.
  6. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    I doubt that, PS+ was spectacular at the start with all the free games. I gladly paid for it in its own right on the PS3. In a way they used that as a trojan horse to make it basically mandatory with the PS4, which people weren't happy with but grudgingly accepted as the online had improved substantially and you still got the games on top. Needless to say, the general quality of the free games has declined since then, fancy that! Not sure what the value proposition of Nintendo is, apart from "everyone else is doing it, why shouldn't we?" I remember people bitching about the absence of Party chat on PS3, and how stuff like that meant it couldn't really compete with Live and so had to remain free. But now we have Nintendo entering the fray, with not only the lack of the party chat, but lacking even the ability to send your friends messages! Now there is some big old cojones!
  7. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    Can you really consider it any sort of deal when they are making you pay for stuff you currently get for nothing? It's never going to be as cheap as it is now. I get the defense where they've been giving it free out of the goodness of their hearts to us 'early adopters', rings pretty hollow given how bare bones it is. Still, I actually am looking forward to the NES games, so there's that.
  8. SozzlyJoe

    Episodic gaming: Has it worked?

    The advantages are all on the publishers side, as far as I can see. They get the cash earlier in the process, and if they push season passes hard (and they do) then they get ALL the cash earlier in the process. If the game isn't that successful, they can phone in the later parts or cut it short (or even more bizarrely if it is successful, start shoe-horning in extra episodes, like Minecraft Story Mode, where the story finished in episode 4 but it kept going). If your main argument for it is "well it makes me play it slower", when maybe, but that's your look in. You could play a full game as slow as you like too.
  9. SozzlyJoe

    Episodic gaming: Has it worked?

    Yeah, the momentum thing is a definite issue. I didn't like the episodic nature of Life is Strange because by the time the next episode rolled around, I had forgotten all of what had happened in the previous episode. Just too long between drops.
  10. SozzlyJoe

    All things Yakuza!

    I'd say next to none, but then they said that about PC ports so you never know. There's no word of that at all though. I'd go for PC rather than wait.
  11. Yeah, one big nostalgia trip. Actual 'Sinclair' branded hardware, rolling off the production line again with the blessing of Uncle Clive himself.
  12. No way. But that was never really the point of the device, was it?
  13. With a decent D-pad and buttons (and the original game list), this thing would have been pretty serviceable. So near yet so far!
  14. SozzlyJoe

    Nintendo Switch

    Oh, do you mean you want both her and you linked to the same account (yours)? You can't do that, alas. I had to set up individual accounts for all my kids, it's a bit of a pain.
  15. SozzlyJoe

    PS+ August 2018 - Mafia 3 & Dad by Daylight

    In a way, that sort of game is perfect for PS+. It's a bit of an off-beat game some people are going to love, but you would never take a punt on buying it due to such mixed word of mouth. (Though obviously I'd love to return to the halcyon days when they just flat out gave you the latest Far Cry or Mass Effect or whatever).

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