Posts Tagged ‘SWITCH’

Yeap another version of Street Fighter 2! So what did I think of it and what is different?…Here…we….go…

To begin with in terms of gameplay this is just street fighter 2 but with the added meter bar for an ultra special move if you build it up. Nothing really new to the series in terms of that. However what you are really paying for this time around is the extra modes, the addition of two extra characters “Violent Ken and Evil Ryu” and a big update on the graphics, sound and oddly enough backgrounds. All of which you can switch between the HD remix version and the Classic version that was introduced back in 93.

Of course what would a fighting game be these days without some online component. This game has both a online private setting and a online mode that randomly puts the player against random online fights while you play thru single player mode. It does have a ranking system and a bit of a leaders bored. It’s fun to say the least and is a good update for what it’s worth.

I think the biggest selling point are the modes which oddly enough capcom tried at a first person mode for a fighting game which is fun but gets boring pretty fast. Kinda a silly thing to do while trying to be engaging. It’s currently not on sale anymore..at this moment but will be again soon I’M SURE.. I wouldn’t pay the entire price… Just wait for it to go on sale and try it yourselfs!

So this one took me a bit because it’s a collection of games and I only finished the first 4. Castlevania 1 – 4… Having barely played the first 3 before.. it was intersting.. so here..we..go

Well to begin with I have written about my love for this series in the past. I grew up with Super Castlevania IV for the SNES (That being the first in the series I played and Finished). It wowed me back in 1991 with it’s amazing background designs and simple yet technical platforming adventure. The game was and still is pretty straight forward for the most part but having gone back a time before with the first three games was a treat and a challenge.

This collection which holds the first 4 games in the series for both NES and SNES along with 4 other titles that had been previously released for Gameboy and Sega Genesis and Overseas release was fun to dabble with. With this be the first part of what will be a two part write up. I will be talking about I – IV.

Castlevania 1…3…and 4 are pretty straight forward games and in some ways are the same game. 3 being the most different because you play not only as Trevor Belmont but it introduces two other characters to the series Sypha Belnades and Alucard who both have there own traits to add to the gameplay of the game. This also the first and from my understanding the only game that has multiple endings and routes to play it between these 4 games.

Castlevania 2 was by far the most frustrating but also interesting games I played between the 4 because it wasn’t liner in that it was an open world platformer. It took place both during the day and a night and required a great deal of mystery solving to it that honestly without a walk thru I have no idea how anyone could figure out. You played as Simon Belmont and some parts of the game were so difficult that I couldn’t think of how anyone for it’s time figured out how to solve the game with it’s poorly written clues. From my understanding Nintendo Power was REQUIRED to figure out much of it.

Honestly for what the games are I understand all to well why they are classics. It’s monsters and action at it’s best and at times most difficult. The game today still runs for about 20$ and really for that price you get your dollars worth considering this is more than 10 + hours of content involved with it. Personally I’m glad I bought it and while the series continues on well past this point. It’s a great classic to have on the switch and has aged well enough for it’s time.

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I don’t often dig into many fighting games but I saw this was on sale on Switch and I have heard of Guilty Gear as a series for awhile. So.. here… we…go..

Coming from a background of Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and Darkstalkers I already had an idea of what I was going to get with this game. However I am happy to find while it can be technical! It is a super easy game to pick up and fun in the spirit of something like Smash Brothers. Not nearly as chaotic but without question a fun game to learn with lots of personality!

A beautiful game in terms of design and animation. Very cool with the soundtrack. Good speed to learn and lots of option in the menu for learning the game. Of course each character has a story or tale to tell. Similar to a interactive Comic book with GREAT VOICE Acting for each character.

The biggest issue I have with the game really has nothing to do with the game and more to do with the series. I googled Guilty Gear and OMG.. SOOO MANY GAMES… So much to dig into .. and How I managed to not dig into this sooner is odd and perhaps a testament on how little time I have. Either way it’s a great game. A fun fighting game.. easy to pick up.. easy to play.. fun characters! and.. .CHEAP.. I got it on sale for less than 10$.. on switch.. FUN FUN!

So me and the girlfriend last night played and Finished the newest addition to the Streets of Rage series.. Streets of Rage 4! for the Switch… and here…we..go..

My background with this series is very limited as I never owned a Sega system till recently while getting into Emulations on the pi… So beat em ups are really just a dabbling genre that me and the girlfriend will pick up every now and again to enjoy.

While a background with this series I am sure would have been cool from what we gathered of the story and the characters it became clear it’s not Necessary. I does a good job of explaining what is going on and the why.

Picking up the game is super easy and you don’t need Two Controllers to play it. We used the Two Joy Cons and no issue playing the game. It plays pretty basic. Jump, Attack, Special Move and Pick up items. A combination of pressing two buttons at once allows you to do a super move. Again pretty simple and very Classic Arcade system for a beat em up.

You move up and down the screen beating up enemies of several types. Progress from stage to stage each with it’s own types of bosses and Enemies. In between each stage a small comic book clip like move explaining the story.

The game is beautiful by design, with really cool Synth Music to keep you pupped and going. It’s fun and easy enough to learn that anyone can just pick it up and play.

The best part!! Cause of a sale in the Nintendo Store it only cost 9.99! However I would have probably payed more cause it is a fun coop game. It does comes with other modes and you can reply it with lots to do in variation. Honestly.. IT’S A FUN GAME.. and I hope for more!

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With the release of Doom Eternal “The latest in the Doom series”.. a Re-release of 1997s Nintendo 64 Doom 64 has been released for current gen Consoles. I have already finished it and played thru all of the game and here is what I have to say about probably my favorite in the series.. so.. here.. we go..

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Doom 64 to start with is a game I have written about several times in the past.

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It’s without question one of the games I would recommend on my top 3 games of all time. It has atmosphere and a feeling to it that is both simple and Creepy at times but always full of action. With this being ported to current gen games I was a bit worries we would get a poor copy of the amazing experience we had in 97 however I was pleasantly surprised to find that the game holds up VERY WELL!

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The graphics while dated of course are clear and adjusted extremely well for HD. While basic in it’s design but amazing for it’s time. This translation of the game is everything a person who didn’t play the game would want. It controls are simple as it was in 97 and the sound design holds up perfect for the experience. Everything was translated to this port in a perfect art.

Zero load times, smoother than the original frame rate and a slightly faster running speed that really can only be noticed while fighting off some monsters that otherwise weren’t a problem before are now. It’s perfect and exactly what any Doom fan would want out of a translation. screen3

Now people who pre ordered DOOM Eternal will receive the game for free which clearly is a STEAL!! However if you didn’t preorder the game you can still get it for 4.99$.  Which again is a steal.. Now why would anyone who already owned this game buy it?.. Well three changes I noticed that made it worth the price. First ADDED LEVELS!! Yeap they added a entirely NEW chapter to the game called THE LOST LEVELS… This was in prep for Doom Eternal.. and while I will say they are fun to play and give a little more insight into the story of Doom 2016. It more than made for the price point of 5$..

Second thing I noticed is that on the Nintendo Switch Version of the game it has a tracking Movement control. Doesn’t sound very interesting but it’s a cool thing to see. You move the switch motion Left.. The guy moves left… so you get it.. The other odd change I noticed which really was the ONLY change to the game was that medical boxes are BLUE …Not Red Crossed.. my guess .. Copyright or something… Either way.. YOU SHOULD PLAY IT IF YOU HAVEN’T!! it cost less than a pizza… Why wouldn’t you buy it??

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To go along side the release of Doom 1 and 3.. Doom 2 was also released for the Nintendo Switch so naturally I had to buy it with the rest of the series. This time around I played it solo “Yes coop is in the game” and came into a few different issues with it. SO HERE are some thoughts..and here…we…go

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To begin with Doom 2 is the least played Doom game I have played and not because I didn’t want to play it more but because I never really owned it for PC until I got my first Personally owned PC which was maybe in 2002. It’s slightly different from DOOM 1 in that the difficulty level even on normal is SOOOOOO MUCH HARDER..

So what makes it more difficult? More enemies, harder stages to solve and a personal sense of ego that causes me to never give up on stages that i put myself into a hole with! The biggest change in this game from DOOM 1 is that you are given a Double Barrel shot gun and NEW DEMONS!! The Double Barrel is slower but more powerful than the single Barrel and it helps to killing off some of the previous monsters but not so much the Newer Demons such as the Pain Elemental and Revenant “HATE BOTH OF THOSE GUYS!! But love the designs!”

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You can tell that with this sequel everything that was learned from DOOM 1 that worked.. Works really well with this Sequel. The satisfaction factor of clearing out a room of 30 Demons is always pleasant however I will say that so many times you will die and saving is a must considering how often you can do it in this game.

With this game concluded I am happy to say that a recent update has added that on top of this game coming with the Master Levels which is a added 30 + stages. The game will have added FINAL DOOM AND DOOM SIGIL On top of the upcoming release of DOOM 64 which now comes with the new Doom Eternal to be released on March 20th!

SUPER EXCITED About that.. Yet coming back to topic.. Yes doom 2 is sooooooooo much harder than Doom 1 but for the price of 5.99.. your out ya mind not to buy it! It’s fun…Simple.. AND challenging

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So recently I have been on a mix of playing the entire series of Doom again. Still working on Doom II for the Switch and I completely forgot I finished this one about 2 weeks ago for the 1000 time or something. Anyway here is what I thought… here…we..go!

To begin with the game isn’t going to be as detailed in graphics as the Ps4/PC Original. You won’t get some of the lighting effects and some of the time you play the textures are blurry at points but let’s face it if you are buying this game for switch you should keep in mind TWO THINGS. It’s Handheld! It’s the same speed pace as the original and that is what counts!

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Why would I buy it on Switch? Well to begin with the game was cheap at about 20 $ and let’s face it I LOVE DOOM and want to be able to play it any place and that’s exactly what you get with this version.

Sound wise it’s perfect also. You get the loud amazing soundtrack from Mick Gordon. You get all the monsters,  guns, and stages however it’s lacking in the multiplayer section in that almost every time I have tried to play it NO ONE WAS EVER ON.. You can’t Create stages and levels like the ps4/pc one also but to be honesty I think I may have used that feature once and never bothered with it again.

So simply put if you want a Handheld Version of DOOM 2016.. THAT IS WHAT YOU GET.. it’s perfect for a fix but it’s not A perfect port. FUN!! And Worth the Money!!

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Recently QuakeCon 2019 came and went.. WITH IT.. The surprise release of Doom 1 2 and 3 for the Nintendo Switch.  The cost!! 5$ Each for Doom 1 and 2.. 9.99 for Doom 3. Rumor has it DOOM 64 is also in the pipeline. Either way I finished DOOM 1 AND … here ..we..go!

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To begin with the biggest complaint I have been reading about “that I didn’t and don’t have an issue with” is the Bethesda.net Login issue. Which according the Twitter it’s already being addressed. The Idea behind the login was to link it to the slayers club which personally I think was cool because so far that site has been good to me.

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Aside from that the game plays exactly like you would expect it. It’s a perfect port of the Re-release from the BFG Edition released in 2012. What came as a huge surprise is that on the Nintendo Switch the game play is EXTREMELY good.  Honestly I think I play the game best on the switch as opposed to PC or even N64. THAT IS HIGH PRAISE… It’s fast paced and runs perfect.

The save system works fast and really not much has changed at all short of it being on the switch system. Overall for 5$ it’s a great buy and I see no reason for anyone who loves this series to not BUY IT!!

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