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Nice one John. Funny video. I remember playing Star Fox as a young 13yo and being blown away by the polygonal gameplay. The low framerate didn’t even bother me at the time, as I really didn’t have much to compare it with on consoles in the early 90’s.
But I’m glad that the gaming community in general has made it abundantly clear to developers that poorly optimized games (even ports from more powerful consoles) are not acceptable and must be patched/fixed to run at a consistent baseline 30fps. The Switch even gets a fair amount of 60fps ports albeit sometimes via a “Performance Mode.” Still, this trend is a good thing for games in general.

TalkBack / Re: NES And SNES Switch Online Adding New Games February 19
« on: February 12, 2020, 12:39:49 PM »
I own the popular NES/SNES titles 16 different ways. I really like that this service is introducing me to hidden gems that I definitely would not have otherwise played, let alone paid for. For me, these services are making smart moves.

Lame. This should remain exclusive. So Nintendo funds the creation of this work of art, only for Platinum to demand multi-platform release on competitors machines. Not cool, Platinum.

TalkBack / Re: LEGO Jurassic World (Switch) Review
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:22:50 PM »
I played it back on Wii U. It was good.

TalkBack / Re: Star Wars Pinball Review
« on: September 16, 2019, 11:31:31 AM »
Thanks I did pick it up (physical copy) and I’m super impressed. Keep in mind that 10/10 doesn’t necessarily represent a perfect game. Some sites consider best in genre to merit a 10 score. This game for multiple reasons could be considered the best title around for the pinball genre.

TalkBack / Re: Star Wars Pinball Review
« on: September 13, 2019, 09:47:02 AM »
I too noticed in the demo that the voice acting doesn’t sound like the original actors. Not that it’s bad, but it is distracting, almost to the point that I would prefer to turn off the voice acting. Is that an option? Also, the screenshots seem to indicate TATE mode support, but can you confirm? Lastly, I know a physical release is incoming. When does that release?

TalkBack / Re: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (Switch) Review
« on: September 03, 2019, 06:47:32 PM »
You need to re-score this game appropriately to restore some credibility, and fast.

Oh and from now on, you’re on review score probation and all your reviews will need to be peer reviewed prior to publishing.

TalkBack / Re: Top 5 Remaining Smash Bros. DLC Character Predictions
« on: August 31, 2019, 03:55:05 PM »
Nice video but... what about the real answer? Wonder Red and Spring Man, obviously.

TalkBack / Re: Daemon X Machina (Switch) Hands-on Preview
« on: August 28, 2019, 05:36:50 PM »
Oof. This sounds almost all bad. I have this game pre-ordered, but I’m starting to second-guess whether it’s for me or not.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Switch Lite Announced: Releasing September 20
« on: July 10, 2019, 08:05:54 AM »
Maybe this will force devs to treat undocked mode a little more seriously? As a primarily docked Switch gamer though, this worries me that undocked mode optimizations will begin to take precedence over docked mode. That, and the fact that this ruins the Switch branding, make me very disappointed that this product exists.

This could be really cool!

TalkBack / Re: The Quirkiness of Mario Maker Is Muted on Switch
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:03:39 PM »
I for one, have many amiibos, and I’m sad that they won’t be used for unlocking characters in this game. Why?

TalkBack / Re: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Switch) Review
« on: June 26, 2019, 12:16:37 PM »
I think 7 is a fair score, although I wouldn’t call this a “sloppy port.” Granted, I have never played the original, but the visuals pop nicely, the framerate is a steady 30fps from what I’ve seen, including in multiplayer, and the game is a blast. The port seems quite serviceable to my novice eyes.

TalkBack / Re: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PS4) Impressions
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:20:52 PM »
I’m seeing troubling reports (and videos) suggestions that this game runs like hot garbage on the Switch, with lag, buggy animations, and seriously downgraded visual effects in addition to the requisite 30fps framerate drop. Probably best to stick with the PS4 version if you have the option.

TalkBack / Re: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Delayed to March 2020
« on: June 11, 2019, 12:58:14 PM »
I guess I have to break the news to my daughter. This is gonna be rough.

TalkBack / Re: Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu (Switch) Review
« on: November 24, 2018, 10:06:04 PM »
I’ll post this comment in both reviews: Which one do I believe? The scores for Eevee and Pikachu are wildly different, coming from different reviewers but from the same media outlet. This is rough!

TalkBack / Re: Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee! (Switch) Review
« on: November 24, 2018, 10:05:40 PM »
I’ll post this comment in both reviews: Which one do I believe? The scores for Eevee and Pikachu are wildly different, coming from different reviewers but from the same media outlet. This is rough!

TalkBack / Re: Diablo III on Switch is Emblematic of the System's Ports
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:39:41 PM »
I agree with this article. Excited to purchase Diablo III on Switch. Never played it on any other system, though I was intrigued. Now that it’s portable and a well-executed port of a respected game, I’m all in.

TalkBack / Re: Killer Queen Black (Switch) Hands-on Preview
« on: September 02, 2018, 03:56:25 PM »
So psyched for this. Gimme that release date already.

TalkBack / Re: \
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:30:01 PM »
I only own one of these games presently (Graceful Explosion Machine), and I heartily recommend it, especially at that discount.

This list is quality. Also, I don’t think any of these games are hinted at getting a physical release, so I can buy guilt-free. Thumper, Lovers, GoNNER, here I come.

TalkBack / Re: Yooka-Laylee (Switch) Review
« on: December 23, 2017, 12:09:45 PM »
Wow. This outlet handed out the lowest score for this game currently on Metacritic. Ouch.

TalkBack / Re: Rive: Ultimate Edition (Switch) Review
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:26:56 PM »
I have been patiently awaiting Rive on Switch ever since the demo became available on the Wii U. Now that it’s finally out, I’m absolutely loving it. The difficult is punishing though, and at the moment I’m stuck at a boss late in the game in which I must have died 50-80 times in a row before finally calling it quits. But I will beat this game!

Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 545: Gangsta-Ass Console
« on: October 29, 2017, 07:07:13 PM »
I know the RFN crew likes to pitch themselves as amateurish faux-podcasters, but I have test drove so many other Nintendo podcasts, and nothing comes close to RFN. That was true during the Jonny Metts days, and is still true with James at the helm. Love the humor, the camaraderie amongst the cast, the critique of older games in depth, the extensive collective knowledge of Nintendo history, and on and on. Just want you four to know that nothing else compares to RFN. Hope it continues forever!

TalkBack / Re: FIFA 18 (Switch) Hands-on Preview
« on: July 04, 2017, 05:43:45 PM »
Never owned a FIFA game before, but the videos I've seen of this look very fun and I'm grateful for the 60fps presentation. Genuinely considering buying this one, as I feel EA put a solid effort into this custom build, but I'll wait to see how it reviews.

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