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JNASTY last won the day on April 24

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  1. What I really need is something that can hold the system vertically. I suppose it would be easy to construct a simple stand, but I’m far too lazy for that.
  2. How do you like Stern’s? I downloaded it as well, but I only played it once. The controls just felt off for me, and I much prefer Pinball FX3. It’s also a free download.
  3. That is a good idea; however, if I am going to repurchase it, I would prefer the HD version with fast sailing. Plus, my GameCube controllers aren’t what they used to be, and I’d probably have to purchase a new one.
  4. I really want my daughter to have the chance to play Wind Waker. I don’t want it enough to buy a Wii U, but I really want it.
  5. Labo Review

    As much as I have enjoyed Labo thus far, I am not sure I would pick it up for myself. For me, the joy comes from watching my daughter play and learn at the same time. If you are on the fence, I am sure used copies, sans-cardboard, will be available very cheaply in the near future. If you don't mind some cutting, it could be worth it. My fishing pole review is up.
  6. Labo Review

    It feels quite good. It’s not corrugated, so it feels more like two sheets of extra heavy cardstock pressed together than your typical cardboard. When you fold it, the pieces sometimes pull apart a tiny bit, but this hasn’t been an issue yet. In my opinion, it’s quite durable. However, I should note that I have a rather calm daughter. If you have a couple of rambunctious boys, I could see the Toycons not lasting very long. My fishing pole review is coming soon, and it’s not as positive. Edit: Upon closer inspection, there is indeed mini corrugation, but I stand by my comment; it feels like cardstock.
  7. Labo Review

    General notes I’m not going to go into too much detail on what Labo is, as I feel that most users have some prior knowledge of the toy/game. It is going to take me quite some time to go through each of the Labo projects, so I have decided to make my review a work in progress. The materials The cardboard is quite thin, durable, and has a quality feel to it. It folds easily on the creases. Therefore, it is unlikely that you will fold it improperly and cause structural damage to your Toycon. The connecting tabs also work very well. If you have ever done paper crafts before, you have probably experienced situations where pieces “kind of fit,” and you have to force them in. This situation is not the case with Labo; it just works. In fact, while constructing you get the impression that you could put the pieces together without even looking at the instructions. I would not recommend this course of action as it would lead to confusion and frustration, but a simple glance at the instructions is usually more than enough. The aforementioned instructions can be found within the game software. They are easy to follow and navigate. Videos can be rotated, enlarged, and sped up. At no time was I confused about what I was expected to do (thus far). The remote-control car There is not too much more I can say about the RC car that hasn’t already been said. If you have seen any videos about it, that’s it; what you see is what you get. It's easy to make and can be snapped together in just a few minutes. It moves better than I had expected. Yes, it’s slow, but for an electric toothbrush on cardboard legs, it’s quite impressive. The way it utilizes the IR camera is also very impressive. I chased my dog around the room without even looking up from the screen. The house Expect a huge jump in complexity after the RC car; my eight-year-old took about two hours to complete the house. The house itself, which houses the console and right Joy-Con, is straightforward. What is impressive about this set is the plugs. Gameplay revolves around using said plugs to interact with a Tamagotchi-like pet. Different plug combinations yield different results. Moreover, the plugs themselves are tactility rewarding; it feels really good to press the button, turn the lock, and rotate the crank. I am a little disappointed in the reward system which consists of collecting multiple skins for the pet. These skins can be collected rather quickly, and this fact limits replayability. I feel that it could hold children’s attention much longer with just some minor tweaks. The fishing rod Thus far, the biggest disappointment has been the fishing rod. First, however, allow me to address the positives. The rod itself was fun to build. The three stages of the telescoping pole made it easy to segment the project. Consequently, even children with shorter attention spans could enjoy this construction. The telescoping action feels really professional; the rod never bends, and the sections cannot be pulled out accidentally. The fishing line is a nice touch and the rubber band powered spool is very innovative. The fishing line, however, is also where things started going downhill. I am not sure if it was a construction error on my part, but the tension never really feels natural. In addition, after only a few minutes of play, the line had come off the spool and spun around the rubber band, necessitating a minor reconstruct. There is a cardboard clicking mechanism that also simulates the feeling of winding a reel. While this is a cool idea, and you are given a spare, mine has already gotten stuck and is now worn out after only a few minutes of gameplay. The fishing game is very simple. Simplicity is not necessarily an issue, but it naturally limits replayability. My biggest issue with the software is that almost every fish I catch breaks the line, and it becomes very frustrating. Yes, I could research ways to play online, but instructions/gameplay tips really should have been incorporated.
  8. It was CoD 3. What I didn’t like was the way they tried to shoehorn in motion controls. If memory serves me, there was a lot of waggle. What I do remember vividly is having to point the controller at the screen the whole time. If my arm got sore, and I put it down for a second, the screen would wildly spin around until I lifted it back up.
  9. Personally, I’m not a fan of the series. The Wii launch CoD left such a bad taste in my mouth that I’ve never forgiven the series. Nevertheless, I see nothing but positives for extending Switch exposure and appeal.
  10. Have you ordered a Switch carrying case?

    My review of the AmazonBasics Travel and Storage case for the Nintendo Switch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0719XBLRD?tag=hp-slotter-20&ascsubtag=f52d5730-16e6-4e5f-8f69-369e34c0e6d7&th=1 Pros: It's cheap, really cheap. The yellow one is now below six US dollars. It holds everything that comes with the Switch (console, dock, cables, Joy Cons, grip). The Pro Controller fits in the grip space. The pieces don't seem to move around (I haven't traveled with it yet). Cons: Some of the spaces are not very ergonomic; you have to shove the pieces in a bit, and some of them never seem to fit quite right (the cables especially). There isn't any space for games. You could certainly fit them in there, but without an additional case, they would most likely get damaged during travel. It's large - larger than I had expected. Perhaps this is not a fair criticism. However, when I take my Switch out in the console-only case I have, it feels like a portable system. In this case, it feels like you are traveling with a home console. If you brought your NES to your friend's house as a kid, you get the idea. Again, this should not be unexpected, but I was able to easily take my full system overseas in a small backpack - albeit not as securely. Expect this case to be your carryon or take up a significant portion of your suitcase. It was shipped cheaply and came slightly scratched. It's not worth it to send it back, but it was somewhat annoying. This type of material is susceptible to scratches. I plan to be careful with the stitching and zipper, but I cannot speculate on their durability at this time. In the end, you get what you pay for, and for the time being, I am happy with this purchase.
  11. With the original being remade for the 3DS, I doubt we will see a sequel on Switch anytime soon. My guess is the rerelease is to test the market. If my assumption is correct, it isn’t even in development yet, and it would be at least a couple of years before part three sees the light of day. To answer your question, it would be a certain purchase for me.
  12. Have you ordered a Switch carrying case?

    You have the one I mentioned, or just a travel case in general? I just ordered a red one from Amazon. It was a dollar more, but I thought it was a small price to pay to avoid looking like I was carrying my Switch in a Big Bird lunch box (sorry yellow fans). I’ll write a mini review some time next week.
  13. Have you ordered a Switch carrying case?

    I’ll be sure to let you know if I pick it up. Since getting my procontroller, I hardly ever use the grip.
  14. Have you ordered a Switch carrying case?

    This seems like a great deal to take on longer trips. I’m visiting relatives in a couple weeks, and, at $6.68, I just might pick this one up. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074C83C5T?tag=hp-slotter-20&ascsubtag=f52d5730-16e6-4e5f-8f69-369e34c0e6d7
  15. I’ve heard/seen quite a few reviews online that refer to Steamworld Dig 2 as the best metroidvania on Switch. It’s not really my cup of tea, so I don’t have personal experience either. Actually, I’m not the biggest fan of the genre. I never got into Metroid and I prefer the linear Castlevanias.