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    • Sony announced its Playstation Classic today and somewhat surprisingly I have been reading some threads of people who are not at all excited by this. Now, I am a Playstation man, through and through, so my opinion may be somewhat biased, but overall I really like the idea of the retro mini console and having it stocked with games. Older consoles, controllers, and especially game carts and discs become worn and useless as time goes on. Experiencing older games on a crisp new screen with responsive brand new controllers sounds great to most of us, but to many it will never live up to the original experience of untangling the controller cords, blowing the dust from your cartridge and switching the TV input over to RGB. I totally see both sides of the argument and I think that these retro consoles are not for everyone. I had serious plans to purchase the SNES Classic but never got around to it and now it seems as though many of those games I would've bought it for will end up on the Switch at some point anyways. Even the PS Classic is kind of lost on me now considering Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9, 10, 10-2, and 12 will all be out on the Switch soon. So what do you all think?
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    • Hello fellow Radarians! It has been a while since I have posted anything new so I figured.... I would do exactly that! This post concerns my newest obsession: Hollow Knight. Man, oh man. What a game this is! I am a major metroidvania fan, so games like Axiom Verge and Owlboy already appeal to me, and Hollow Knight is no different. There isn't a ton to mention as far as what makes this game special to me or stand out in a major way, but it is special and it does stand out. I like everything about this game. The art style is simple and unique. The gameplay is very simple and easy to handle, however, the enemies and bosses are anything but. This game challenges me in the same way I am challenged by a Dark Souls title. You fight, you die. You fight again, you die again. You try and level up, return to fight, die again. It's really a smashing good time. Something about the lore of the story has me drawn in as well. This underground kingdom of bugs, that has this tragic and mysterious past, is tons of fun to explore and master, searching every nook and cranny for new things. The other bugs you meet all have distinct and engaging personalities and voice acting, although they are speaking "bugish" and we cannot understand them without reading the text on screen, that somehow just fits perfectly and sounds right 100% of the time. My favorite bug voice is of the cartographers wife, Iselda, and her bored sounding sigh of "bafanada..." This game is hard as hell and super engaging. I highly recommend it for its playability and the way it translates from big screen to handheld. Some metroidvania games are best viewed on a smaller screen(Axiom Verge is a great example of this; on my 66" screen the game looks silly), but that does not apply to Hollow Knight. I love the way it looks on my TV and it is perfect and cozy in handheld mode. I bought this game while it was on sale for around $8 and I had a few hundred points, too. It cost me maybe $5 in the end and I have enjoyed it far more than Octopath Traveler(which I was SUPER excited for) that I paid $59.99 for. 
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    • I finally got around to finishing Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and I have to say I had a lot of fun with it. I don't mind the crude, verging on racist, humor and the play style is reminiscent of early 90s beat 'em ups. There's even a move where you hit A to land a size 22 kick that launches the enemy straight into the screen just like TMNT IV: Turtles in Time. Shaq Fu never takes itself seriously, poking fun at crowd funding and the game itself. All of the old beat 'em up tropes are present and accounted for; endless enemies, random things in the background and foreground to smash, the odd object you can use as a weapon until it breaks, etc. At $20 USD in the eshop I think that the price is a bit steep for the amount of game time you'll get from it, if you play it on easy you can walk through this game in one sitting and I don't see much replay value in it. Harder difficulties does make it a longer process though. There is a DLC pack called "Barack Fu"  that opens up a new story line where you play as President Obama, the humor continues as one of "Dirty Barry's" moves lets you call in a "Peace Prize" drone strike. Nintendo's eShop says it released on June 5, but I can't seem to find it. The game's website says that physical copies come with a code to download a "bonus game" later this month. I haven't seen what that game is yet but I would suspect that it is the DLC so if you really want to fight as Barack Obama the physical version might save you a bit of money. Overall I give Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn a solid 5 out of 7 Size 22 Reebok Pumps. Pick it up if you find it on sale, and you enjoy old school beat 'em ups (think TMNT IV style with some off color humor and a stupid plot).
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Personally, I like my wii u very much along with my nintendo switch but if you didn't have it, is it still worth it? I personally think that buying the wii u instead of the switch is questionable, but not crazy since the price has dropped down a little. What is your opinion?

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Great thread, I think if someone has money burning a hole in their pocket and has space for it then the Wii U would be a great purchase. There's a ton of great Nintendo games on it right now that even I haven't played yet, every main Nintendo franchise is out on it. So yeah I'd definately get one.

 

Most of the Switch's best games (right now) are available on the Wii U. (BOTW, MK8 etc)

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I would not buy a Wii U instead of a Switch, but I have no plans to get rid of my Wii U anytime soon. As Buzz said, it's a great system that had a lot of fun games on it and the VC library for it continues to grow. There's nothing wrong with owning both systems, but if you can only have one in your life, then the Switch is the better purchase.

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i think in the long run it will be much smarter to wait until the switch is back in stock at places like target (so you can use the target red debit card to save 5% - which usually covers tax) and buy it then. sure there aren't many games right now, but there will be, and you cannot beat the portability of the switch. you would be landlocked to a tv with the wii u

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you would be landlocked to a tv with the wii u

Not entirely true. I played my Wii U in the airport before, a friend of mine has one in her car that her kid plays on road trips. It's not as great as the Switch, but a Wii U can be somewhat portable for a console.

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Not entirely true. I played my Wii U in the airport before, a friend of mine has one in her car that her kid plays on road trips. It's not as great as the Switch, but a Wii U can be somewhat portable for a console.

Uh, what games can you play on the wii u on the road?

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I feel like most of the big WiiU games will be on the Switch in the future... So I will have to go with no. Unless you find one of a good price.

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Depends on the person, of course. But frankly, if we got a Switch, I'd probably still play the Wii U more at home than the Switch. I wouldn't want to break the budget, plus, we've got more than library enough of Wii U games. Super Mario 3D World, Scribble, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Smash Bros., Splatoon, Runbow and Mario Kart 8. Plus single player games like Zelda Wind Waker HD and Bit.Trip Runner 2. I'd have to add to the list 3DS games, Wii games, Xbox 360 games, PC games, and mobile games like Super Mario Run. We have more than enough to last a lifetime. We don't need a Switch, but if we get one, I'd consider myself blessed and I'd play it.

 

If we didn't have a Switch or a Wii U, I might suggest a Wii U instead of a Switch because it has certain features the Switch lacks. Netflix, for one. A more sturdy build, imo. And more less expensive, high quality games like 3D World and Wind Waker HD. We'd also have access to the Virtual Console of Wii games, SNES games, N64 games, DS games and more! We already have things we can play on on the go. 3DS and Mobile. And I can write poetry and literature and stuff on PC, even if I can't play games.

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I would honestly save up for a Switch. The Wii U has had several great games, but it has been a long time since a game was specifically developed for it.

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Not too sure the WiiU was a good console in general, let alone several years later at any discounted price

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Personally, I'm going to vote no. The Wii U has some good backlog, like Bayonetta and Wonderfull 101, but I would wait a year or two or five for the price to go down, but before the store for it goes down.

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If you don't pay for it yes, but if you the one that's paying it would be best to invest in the Switch since 9 times out of 10 all the Wii U games will be ported to it in the future.

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Dang @EliteSmash I didn’t know you write such intriguing threads! Good Job (:! And Personally, like @Potatogun said it depends on you, I would like a Switch better than a Wii U. I mean the Wii U has some of the best games and a bigger library but I prefer handheld play than TV play mainly because I can't play on TV as much as I can on Handheld. I know that the Wii U can play handheld through game pad but it has to be close to the console plugged in. And @MrMischief REALLY?

Anyway I really want a Switch and I know the price will DEFINETLY go down in a year or two from today as all Nintendo consoles do! Great Thread (:!

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Personally, I like my wii u very much along with my nintendo switch but if you didn't have it, is it still worth it? I personally think that buying the wii u instead of the switch is questionable, but not crazy since the price has dropped down a little. What is your opinion?

 

I traded in my Wii U console for the Switch (kept all the games), but now I'm itching to rebuy it so I can play Smash, Wind Waker HD and the other great games from that library. Say what you want about the Wii U, it had an incredible library of games.

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I traded in my Wii U console for the Switch (kept all the games), but now I'm itching to rebuy it so I can play Smash, Wind Waker HD and the other great games from that library. Say what you want about the Wii U, it had an incredible library of games.

I do not regret skipping it, but I do selfishly wish for more Switch ports.

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I would say no, becuase no new games will be released on it, and if you have a semi decent pc, you can just use the cemu emulator

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I still play on the Wii U just because of super mario maker, absolutely love the game. shame that they dont update it anymore.

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