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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    You can mix the two in a way if you use all the bits in game it unlocks them digitaly and lets you play with them withouht using the toys, ive moved away form using the ship mount as I'm playing it a lot in handheld and am just swapping weapons out via the menu, its not explained but if you have the switch version you also get a digital version of the main game ship as well as a third weapon the shredder.
    You get the items in digital and physical form unlocked permanently from the starter pack only. However when using the mount anything you 'plug in' is only unlocked for 7-days. However you cannot access any digital packs you've purchased unless you unplug the mount. So you have to go one way or the other. Startail or the two exclusive ships (not that these particularly matter) aren't currently available digitally either.

    And that was my point, that it would have been nice to purchase a pack like this (Starlink: Battle for Atlas™ - Eli Pilot Pack) and be able to use it with physical items.

  2. #22
    Nintendo UK Store is still selling this for 70 ROFLMAO


  3. #23
    It is a really good game this isn't it. I got it on Switch for the Star Fox content and Xbox. It looks so much better on Xbox X though.
    I think I paid 15.00 for the starter pack with the toy.

  4. #24
    It's a great game. Such a pity the silliness with the toys and pricing ruined its chances of being successful commercially.

  5. #25
    I went back to this today after the price liquidation going on everywhere allowed me to pick up a bunch of extra bits for next-to-nothing.

    I stand by that it's a fantastic game; like, if this came out when I was 9, it would've been my favourite thing ever. I love the controls, the responsiveness of it; even the toy gimmick, whilst not something I find too appealing as an adult, I would've absolutely loved as a pre-teen. I certainly think it could've been better (the toy thing has a few shortcomings) but then most things could be.

    It's a shame that it has been something of a flop, as it's clear some love went into it.

  6. #26
    Is this worth playing without the toys?

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by briareos_kerensky View Post
    Is this worth playing without the toys?
    Some say it's actually better without; it depends on how much you end up paying as the digital version can be expensive.

    The main thing is that you kinda have to go one way or the other.

    If you go physical, you can still use a load of stuff digitally without the toys (which is particularly important on the Switch), but you have to reconnect them once every 7 days in order to keep using them (one of the ships is exempt from this so you can always play it with at least one ship).

    If you go digital, you have to unlock stuff via earning them gameplay (or maybe micropayments? I'm not sure about that) and there are no limits.

    This means that owning the physical version doesn't mean you own the digital one, so it makes sense to pick one approach and go with it.

  8. #28
    The digital version on the eShop is around €50, I've found the Arwing Starter Pack for around €30...they are the same thing, only that you get the Arwing toy at a lower price right? All those DLCs and Collection Packs make hard to really understand what you need to get just the base game.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by briareos_kerensky View Post
    The digital version on the eShop is around €50, I've found the Arwing Starter Pack for around €30...they are the same thing, only that you get the Arwing toy at a lower price right? All those DLCs and Collection Packs make hard to really understand what you need to get just the base game.
    To play, effectively, the entire game, you just need the base game. No toys, no extras. So if you were to just put the disc/cart in your machine and not use any of the rest of the stuff, you'll have one pilot character, one ship, and the default weapons for that ship - and those will all be digital, i.e. you select them from the in-game menus.

    You can play pretty much the entire game that way; in terms of story, the only stuff you'll miss is that depending on which character you play as, the dialogue is different and I think some of the missions vary a bit.

    In terms of gameplay, the main difference is that you'll have a smaller selection of weapons and wings (you can snap the wings off the toys and reconfigure them too). The game is still totally do-able, but when you have a range of stuff to swap in/out, you can switch up on-the-fly to suit the situation, or pick stuff you feel compliment each other (there are combos; e.g. if you freeze an enemy then use an incendiary weapon, you get a "thermal shock" combo - this is cool in co-op because you can each equip stuff to get combos going).

    The Switch version is a little special in this regard as I think you need to play as Fox/Arwing to do the Starfox missions.

    The digital "collector's pack" etc. is basically just buying all of the digital versions of the stuff, so you have all the ships etc. without needing the toys.

    Honestly I think buying the Arwing toy back is the best way to go, because it's really cheap and if you really like it, you can buy more stuff as-you-go, and it's going for peanuts on eBay right now.

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