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PostSubject: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyWed 14 Sep 2022 - 20:42

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I'm only interested in this because it's coming to Switch, natch; but people seem pretty convinced that it's going to be a rough port, so why not, it can stay in Nontendo for now.  Lil' fox fella explores isometric Zelda-like lands in a Soulsy game, I think that pretty much covers it.  Have people here already played and loved it (or otherwise)?  What were your thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 0:27

I'd heard some chat about this, I didn't realise how much it looked like Death's Door. If you put your thumb over the player character, they could be the same game.

Also, Switch can definitely run this? Whose saying it will be a bad port?
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 9:43

I played it, it was fine. The combat isn't as good as Death's Door and the puzzles tend to sit at extremes on the complexity spectrum. It's not bad, it's just not good enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 9:45

Thought everyone loved the game because of puzzles are figuring out the manual etc
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 9:49

I think everyone liked the idea of it and reading about it but maybe it was a ballache to actually do.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 9:53

Back in Jims day, you had to do with every game though.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 10:02

And back in Jim's day you could buy ten tins of Jellied eels for thruppence, what's you point?
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 10:07

Just being a boomer, you kids don't know how good you've got it.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 15 Sep 2022 - 10:20

The manual is fun enough for the basic progression, but the meta puzzles are just a pain in the arse most of the time. It just gets a bit Fez.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyFri 16 Sep 2022 - 20:28

Buskalilly wrote:
Also, Switch can definitely run this? Whose saying it will be a bad port?

Back Page's Samuel Roberts (and a couple of other people on that Discord).  Then again, I can't quite tell if he just says that sort of thing to get under my skin the way I seem to have got under his.  I will say that the trailer looked a bit fuzzy on a rewatch just now.

'A bit Fez' is not a compliment. Aww!
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptySat 17 Sep 2022 - 10:58

People who play both versions will inevitably notice the difference, but I doubt it will be noticeably shite if you play it only on Switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptySun 18 Sep 2022 - 16:39

masofdas wrote:
Back in Jims day, you had to do with every game though.
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And back in Jim's day you could buy ten tins of Jellied eels for thruppence, what's you point?
I think I resent this. But don't look at my profile notes in 2 weeks time Shifty .
(and actually half the time the manual didn't help, as it was a wall of text explaining a game that only had enough memory to be graphics and no text, and often it was difficult to work out how one referred to the other)
I am still gonna get this - albeit for the PS4 if the Switch version is janky.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyFri 23 Sep 2022 - 21:12

Yeah go on, I've been convinced (I don't take much convincing to shove something from Nontendo to Nintendo). I'm keeping the title: it's about as effective as Star Wolf was in that first battle.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyWed 28 Sep 2022 - 21:46

I've just started this, and honestly my lads it is pretty blurry and bloomy on Switch. I've got a headache and I'm not sure the two are unrelated.

Also: bloody hard. Which is to be expected, but still.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyWed 28 Sep 2022 - 21:49

Saw a side by side with Series X and it doesn't look like they've cut back on textures or foliage etc but got it about 300p making it a blurry as all hell
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyFri 30 Sep 2022 - 14:08

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I've just started this, and honestly my lads it is pretty blurry and bloomy on Switch.  I've got a headache and I'm not sure the two are unrelated.

That sounds a bit like some of the problems I had with Link's Awakening on Switch at points... might be one I'll check out on PlayStation then if the visuals are a genuine problem on Switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyMon 3 Oct 2022 - 16:24

I would definitely recommend it on PlayStation over Switch if visuals are more important to you than portability. I played a bit more today and the headache did seem to be unrelated, and I even found the art style kinda nice to look at (the whole game's aesthetic is 'lo-fi' if that makes any sense at all, which is a bold move for a Soulslike); but that's definitely despite and not because of the visual quality.

I did get more into it though. I have a proper sword, beat the first boss (and had my first death), rang the big bell, and am getting some manual pages about things I can do with my shield. I, er. I have no shield. Also, while I do like the manual gimmick, it feels like a pull to nostalgia rather than adding anything to the game.
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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyThu 6 Oct 2022 - 10:38

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bloody hard.  Which is to be expected, but still.

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beat the first boss (and had my first death)

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PostSubject: Re: Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox)   Tunic (Can't Let You Into The Switch Sub-Forum, Sword Fox) EmptyMon 10 Oct 2022 - 19:34

I played it very slowly and carefully. Lots of running away back to save points. Then the only time I couldn't, trapped in a room with a boss, I died.
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