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Thread: Docked, Portable, Pro, Joy Con: How Do You Play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffymoochicken View Post
    The potential for third-party games that don't sell? =P
    Like Wolfenstein the New Colossus on the PS4/XBone/PC. Oh wait.
    Currently awaiting......Whatever.

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    That game deserved to underperform tbh.
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    To be fair Doom is a $60 game that's available for $20 on the other systems that came out over a year ago. I just hope Bethesda doesn't use that as a barometer for future Switch support. Skyrim seems to be selling well (amazingly) on Switch and it too is M-rated, so that will hopefully counter-balance the Doom sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffymoochicken View Post
    A lot of games run sub-720p in portable mode too, with Xenoblade Chronicles 2 being one of the real standouts, operating in standard definition more often than not.
    I honestly have to say its one of the 2 games we own and on a technical level its one of the ugliest games i've played in years. My wife who's not a gamer by any means and the very definition of a casual thinks the graphics are terrible. It looks like complete trash on my 65" tv and the awful textures and low resolution are so apparent.
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    Yeah Xenoblade 2 I thought looked bad since its first debut. There are far better-looking Switch games out there, including the one that launched with the system.

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    It's my JRPG of 2017 personally. No disrespect to Persona 5 (which I do think was a legitimate GotY contender, and all of the nominees were), but I'm just having a blast with Xenoblade 2. (Xenoblade is shaping up to be my favorite games in the Xeno franchise, no disrespect to classics like Xenosaga or Xenogears)


    Looking at recent comments, though, I have no objections talking about the awesome games of last year (and there's quite a bit I'm looking forward to this year already), but this is still a thread for talking about our preferred way of playing on the system, right? :P


    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowLegend View Post
    It's strange, I had the exact opposite reaction; the game looks gorgeous on the TV and loses a good bit of its visual luster portably, which is statistically true as it drops down in resolution and loses some key graphical details.

    Anyway when I get mine it will undoubtedly be mostly used docked, but I look forward to taking it on the go somewhat regularly as well.
    Didn't take you to be in the 'both' camp, SL. Nothing wrong, but I didn't quite get that impression from past conversations.

    Yeah, though, I do play docked mostly, but you wouldn't believe how many games translate beautifully for portable play (not just the obvious ones like stuff like BMZ and Mighty Gunvolt Burst, which I play both on my TV and on the go). I've said it already, but I treasure the flexibility itself moreso than the two styles individually.

    And as for the port conversation, Bethesda only had positive comments about its reception. That's a better sign than not.

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    I enjoyed using my buddy's on the go back a couple months ago when I first got to fully experience the system, so indeed while it won't be my preferred method of play, I can see myself making use of it periodically.

    Part of me would regret so much though getting to a brand new, beautiful area of Mario Odyssey but knowing that I'm not experiencing it to the full visual capacity that it could be if I were on the go with it. I feel like I would instantly want to shut the game down and rush back home with it and plug it in the dock, so that type of experience probably wouldn't be a good fit for me on the go, but something like LA Noire, where it's a single world, I think would be fun to play out and about.

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    I'd say that the ratio from portable to docked for me personally is about 70-30 percent in portable's favor.

    I don't have a pro controller at the moment, I've been doing just fine with the joycons. From where I stand, it's pretty much an expensive, unnecessary luxury.

    Doom 2016 is one case where I feel it looks better portable than docked. It looks crisp and visible enough in portable mode, but when I play it on the TV it kinda looks like an internet video that's been compressed to heck and blown up.

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