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So I've done some research and apparently this Metroid Prime game originally came out in 2002, which would make it almost 21 years old. How on earth are they trying to charge £35 for this?!
Because Nintendo.

The same company who just increased the price of new games on their now 6 year old console that was already based on ancient hardware.
 

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So I've done some research and apparently this Metroid Prime game originally came out in 2002, which would make it almost 21 years old. How on earth are they trying to charge £35 for this?!
Same way they have done with every other remaster? It's not exactly a new tactic. See Zelda: Link's Awakening/Skyward Sword and Mario Galaxy etc.

Edit: Actually, Galaxy wasn't even remastered, just emulated.
 

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Hadn't realised they'd released the Portal games on Switch, but just picked them both up for £8. Never got all the way through 2 before, as I don't play on PC very often. The motion controls on Switch are a nice addition.
 

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Because Nintendo.

The same company who just increased the price of new games on their now 6 year old console that was already based on ancient hardware.
It isn't a general price increase, just the new Zelda... so far.

The GB and GBA additions are nice and are probably easier to play than N64 games. I wanted to try Ocarina of Time on Switch but some people say it is unplayable.

No real pokémon games announced, only the DLC of Scarlet/Violet and some new things to mobile games. And Pokémon Sleep.
 

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do you guys have any recommendations for a power bank for the switch? I have the OG model and battery is pretty naff but I want to start taking it on plane trips with me
 

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do you guys have any recommendations for a power bank for the switch? I have the OG model and battery is pretty naff but I want to start taking it on plane trips with me
I've usually been alright on planes charging through the USB in the entertainment system.
 

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The Metroid remake is sublime and is one of the best games of the generation (and in the argument for console shooters that redefined how certain elements work). The originals still hold up extremely well anyway so don't worry if you've already cleared and have the trilogy, but for those of you philistines who have missed it then definitely get it.

Play it on pointer (Wii) mode too if you can, adds some challenge if you play without lock-on.
 

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The Metroid remake is sublime and is one of the best games of the generation (and in the argument for console shooters that redefined how certain elements work). The originals still hold up extremely well anyway so don't worry if you've already cleared and have the trilogy, but for those of you philistines who have missed it then definitely get it.

Play it on pointer (Wii) mode too if you can, adds some challenge if you play without lock-on.
My copy arrived today! Can’t wait to get stuck in.
 

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Never played a Metroid game. They look good though. Is this one a good way in for a beginner?
 

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My copy arrived today! Can’t wait to get stuck in.
I hate that they lock the difficulties again though. And people never seem to learn (like the Wii/VR) that modern control schemes need adjustments to the difficulty levels.

But all in all, it's such a good game and runs smooth as.


Never played a Metroid game. They look good though. Is this one a good way in for a beginner?
Yep, it's not particularly difficult. Especially if you've played any kind of metroidvania and know the ropes (but it's not a requirement).
 

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Yep, it's not particularly difficult. Especially if you've played any kind of metroidvania and know the ropes (but it's not a requirement).
But will the story make sense if I've not played the rest?

Also, I'm big fan of Hollow Knight... I assume it's like that?
 

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But will the story make sense if I've not played the rest?

Also, I'm big fan of Hollow Knight... I assume it's like that?
They are all pretty much independent, the overall storyline is pretty basic (you are a bounty hunter, the Metroids are dangerous space creatures that you go after, but space pirates want them as weapons) and all the games have a slight twist on that premise.

And yes, it's the same genre as HK (you find upgrades that allow you to backtrack and find new parts of levels) though this is more like an FPS version. But as per usual Nintendo, they do 3D versions of classic games/genres better than most, and this is no exception.

I kind of want to tell people to play with classic controls, as it was never supposed to be a full on FPS...but I think that would put people off trying to get used to the old style. I just wish with Dual Stick they toned down the health/ammo pick ups and boosted the bosses a tad.
 

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They are all pretty much independent, the overall storyline is pretty basic (you are a bounty hunter, the Metroids are dangerous space creatures that you go after, but space pirates want them as weapons) and all the games have a slight twist on that premise.

And yes, it's the same genre as HK (you find upgrades that allow you to backtrack and find new parts of levels) though this is more like an FPS version. But as per usual Nintendo, they do 3D versions of classic games/genres better than most, and this is no exception.

I kind of want to tell people to play with classic controls, as it was never supposed to be a full on FPS...but I think that would put people off trying to get used to the old style. I just wish with Dual Stick they toned down the health/ammo pick ups and boosted the bosses a tad.
Thanks for that. I'll look into it more.
 

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What’s a fair price for a standard switch, 128gb memory card, Pokémon scarlet, Lego Star Wars and Pokémon shining diamond? I’m looking to sell mine. Just don’t play it as much as it’s worth having and would rather reinvest that money in a new pc.
 

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What’s a fair price for a standard switch, 128gb memory card, Pokémon scarlet, Lego Star Wars and Pokémon shining diamond? I’m looking to sell mine. Just don’t play it as much as it’s worth having and would rather reinvest that money in a new pc.
Maybe hang onto it until the BoTW sequel comes out in a couple months.
 

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Can't get into Metroid remaster at all despite liking it a lot for the first hour or so. The whole going back and forth through the same corridors is not for me at all.
 

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Just got right back into playing on the Switch.
Brought Resident Evil revelations 2, which I have to say was pretty amazing.
Have just brought the first Resident Evil now to play through, and I think I'll get RE4 as that's half price for the next week too.

Really impressed with how much power the Switch has got for a handheld. RE: Revelations looked incredible in places.
 

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Just got right back into playing on the Switch.
Brought Resident Evil revelations 2, which I have to say was pretty amazing.
Have just brought the first Resident Evil now to play through, and I think I'll get RE4 as that's half price for the next week too.

Really impressed with how much power the Switch has got for a handheld. RE: Revelations looked incredible in places.
Revelations 2 is poor compared to the first. On the switch, 1 is good, but on the 3DS it's such a great game with the 3D effect.
 

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Revelations 2 is poor compared to the first. On the switch, 1 is good, but on the 3DS it's such a great game with the 3D effect.
Haven't played the first revelations, I just went with online reviews which suggested the second was the better option,

Am playing through the first RE game on switch, forgotten how labyrinthian and discombobulating that game was.
I think the switch is tailor made for HD remakes of the old GC/PS1/N64 classics.
 

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Is there likely to be a Switch 2 any time soon? Thinking of upgrading to OLED but if the Switch 2 is out within the year I’ll hold off.
I think it's likely before the end of 2024 at the latest.
 

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Is there likely to be a Switch 2 any time soon? Thinking of upgrading to OLED but if the Switch 2 is out within the year I’ll hold off.
There will be a new console from Nintendo but whether it will follow exactly the same formula as Switch remains to be seen. It has been highly successful and it would be natural to succeed it with a console of a similar mold with superior components but it’s Nintendo, they always try something different and have in the past moved away from successful formulas in favor of innovation.
 

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Can't get into Metroid remaster at all despite liking it a lot for the first hour or so. The whole going back and forth through the same corridors is not for me at all.
Further into the game you get more options to travel through each of the areas and new access points. A lot of back tracking and hidden doors which require weapon upgrades to get through but I think a lot of recent games give you too much freedom to teleport between locations so I guess this is old school in a way. Another thing is to make sure you are using the save points regularly as I’ve had to go past a few bosses again.
 

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Someone recommend me a switch game. Thinking either Skyward Sword or Xenoblade 3, but are there any hidden gems?
I've been enjoying Dredge the last few days. The premise is fairly simple but it works quite well.