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  1. It was alright. I'd already prepared myself for no Metroid/Bayonetta/Star Fox; they will come when ready. At least what they showed will be, by and large, available in the next 6 months. I imagine that we will have had more Nintendo Directs showcasing the notable absentees before most of the games from the MS/Sony presentations are released. Off to download Hollow Knight!
  2. I know what you mean. I'm anticipating that we won't see them at this e3, but there will hopefully be enough shown to make it a good conference regardless. At least we know that Metroid and Bayonetta are definites for some point in the future. A new F-Zero or Waverace would be lovely!
  3. I'm doing the same - don't think I ever finished hard mode so I might jump straight in with that. Or I might just leave the game idle in the background whilst the amazing soundtrack plays away:
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    Celeste

    Absolutely agree - it feels very much like a Nintendo game in this respect. Mechanically, it probably is better than any other 2D platformer I've played, including the absolute classics like Super Mario World and DKC: Tropical Freeze. I think this is why I can endure hundreds of deaths without frustration, as it is always my fault when I die. There's a section about speedrunning in the latest EDGE where Celeste features; I've not read it properly yet but the comments in there echo my thoughts on the game. In terms of the sounds, I love the tiny details such as the sounds of footfall on the different surfaces, with the 'crunchy' snow being my favourite. I've still got about 15 more strawberries, a couple of crystal hearts and B-sides to complete before I even think about the C-sides, so plenty of stuff to keep me going. I'll be very impressed if we get a better game (of any genre) releasing this year!
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    Nintendo Switch

    I've got just over £20 in my Nintendo account and I'm thinking of getting the Gunvolt striker pack too. Or shall I go for Thumper and Axiom Verge? Hmm, decisions decisions!
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    Splatoon 2 - Octo Expansion AVAILABLE NOW

    I really need to get back into this game. I put it on ice for a while to actually play some of the other titles in my collection (and because I was starting to become such a mardy loser!) but the DLC announcement has got me back on board.
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    The Mummy Demastered - WayForward's Excellent Mummyvania

    Yeah I enjoyed it a lot. Really high quality pixel art and strong OST go a long way. Not the best in the genre but a really solid title IMO.
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    Nintendo Switch eShop

    To be fair, the chicken wrap WAS very good!
  9. parkinho

    Nintendo Switch eShop

    I bought it upon release last year and really enjoyed it. Played the entire game in co-op with the wife (who rarely plays anything beyond shitty iOS puzzle games) and she was a fan. Single player is quite challenging initially, but once you get a hang of the different mechanics such as parrying, using your 'rage' meter, it becomes tough but fair. I believe a patch was incoming to alleviate some of the difficulty concerns, but don't think it has landed yet. There is clearly a lot of love poured into the game; numerous videos unlock as you progress showing some of the historical events and places that influenced the making of the game. Also, you can chop off enemies' heads and use them as weapons which gives it automatic thumbs up from me! Anyone else played Earth Wars? Downloaded it last night for £4, which is about the same cost as my chicken wrap from Gregg's yesterday. Think of Muramasa-meets-Gears of War and you've got a decent idea of what to expect. Not bad at all; hopefully it has plenty of content to keep me busy for a while.
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    Celeste

    Pretty much! I reached the credits having collected around half of the strawberries with just under 1000 deaths; chapter 1-B alone saw me meet my maker over 250 times (And then there are C sides as well!)
  11. parkinho

    Celeste

    This game is stunning. Probably the best 2d platformer I've played since Tropical Freeze; they've really nailed the movement of Madeline with a consistency of weight/inertia that I find some other games don't quite get right (such as Super Meat Boy who is too light, or Rayman who is all over the place). Music has been a real surprise, with level 4's track being the standout piece so far. I've not been obsessive over the strawberries as of yet, nor have I ventured into the B-sides, but it seems like it will give plenty of content to keep me busy over the coming weeks. The wife has been away this weekend and I've been consigned to the settee following a football injury, but alternating between this and Mario Odyssey has made it an awesome couple of days!
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    The Mummy Demastered - WayForward's Excellent Mummyvania

    I decided to start this again last week, as I was itching for something 2D and couldn't decide what new game to buy. It's a really solid game; though it has got a few issues (post-death grinding, framerate issues on the Switch) they absolutely hit the nail on the head with the gorgeous pixel-art and outstanding OST: Anyone know if there's any reward for collecting all 50 artefacts?
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    Nintendo Switch

    Pretty sure Fusion has 'METROID 4' on the intro, Mr Fallows.
  14. parkinho

    Nintendo Switch

    Cheers pal, this was the video I saw a few days ago that almost convinced me! Thanks for everyone's thoughts; I think I'm gonna take a punt on Snake Pass
  15. parkinho

    Nintendo Switch

    Mummy Demastered is a solid game, with some outstanding pixel art and music, but Steamworld Dig 2 is just about a step ahead in every category; the only aspect I would have changed is the relative lack of boss battles that I enjoy in Metroidvania titles. As others have mentioned, Axiom Verge is another brilliant title and the closest thing to Metroid currently on the Switch. Blaster Master Zero is good value (currently on sale I believe) with loads of DLC characters to increase replayability. My favourite of the lot has to be Cave Story, though the price of the Switch version is a little on the steep side. You'll enjoy any of these I'm sure!
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