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Jonneh3003
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(09-30-2017, 10:39 AM)
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Golf Story has been out for only a handful of days and launched in a week of FIFA 18, Conga Master Party, Tower of Babel, Inverses Deluxe, ACA NEOGEO Burning Fight.
Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story, PICROSS S, Deemo, Sparkle 2, Astro Bears Party, Physical Contact: Picture Place, Pankapu, One Piece, Binaries and Butcher...surfice to say there was some competition for this indie game we knew little about until the day it released. Quite a success story.

It's also #2 on the UK eShop

Sir_Crocodile
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(09-30-2017, 10:41 AM)
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That UK top 5 is mighty fine
WonderzL
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(09-30-2017, 10:43 AM)
It is an awesome game made by two people. A surprise that came out of nowhere
OrbitalBeard
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(09-30-2017, 10:43 AM)
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It's a great game and its success is well deserved.

But let's be real. It's not all that surprising, as Switch owners are starved for stories about golf.
ryushe
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(09-30-2017, 10:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

It's a great game and its success is well deserved.

But let's be real. It's not all that surprising, as Switch owners are starved for stories about golf.

New meme?

New meme.
cw_sasuke
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(09-30-2017, 10:46 AM)
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Powerful Swing.

More than deserved....seeing those bestsellers makes the difference between Switch and Wii back then quite clear.
nubbe
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(09-30-2017, 10:48 AM)
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I expected FIFA to be unchallenged in the UK
bomba
Jonneh3003
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(09-30-2017, 10:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by nubbe

I expected FIFA to be unchallenged in the UK
bomba

Pokken, NBA and FIFA probably did better in retail whereas these other games only exist on the eShop. Will be interesting to see how the Switch version did though!
Mistouze
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(09-30-2017, 10:50 AM)
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The work of 2 dudes over one year. Nice.
TheJoRu
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(09-30-2017, 10:50 AM)
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That top 6 is really wonderful; nice mix of AAA and indie, Western and Japanese, and with great games like SWD2 and Golf Story at the top.
Flowmoney
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(09-30-2017, 10:50 AM)
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Switch fans were starving and these developers feed them properly.
Jacobson
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(09-30-2017, 10:50 AM)
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Impressive.
Ninja Dom
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(09-30-2017, 10:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Flowmoney

Switch fans were starving and these developers feed them properly.

...yawn. 😴
sixteen-bit
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(09-30-2017, 10:54 AM)
Congrats on the success
Cairnsay
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(09-30-2017, 10:54 AM)
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Totally deserved. Game is one of the most charming I have played in recent years, and genuinely funny. Don't recall laughing aloud at a game this much since Stick of Truth.
ToonLink
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(09-30-2017, 10:56 AM)
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All of these threads are tempting me to pick it up, but I already have too much to play at the moment. :c
Weskerlover
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(09-30-2017, 10:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Flowmoney

Switch fans were starving and these developers feed them properly.

Are you serious?
Aostia
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(09-30-2017, 10:58 AM)
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Doesn't count, it's not a real game, it's not a retail release, it's not doing huge number overall, it's not real third party, it's not an fps, it's not...


/jk

Seriously: nobody kewn about it, and still t shines
great story, very good game too.
NotLiquid
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(09-30-2017, 11:02 AM)
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It's kinda crazy to think that this game has entirely coasted off of word of mouth. It only had like, one trailer didn't it? The developers' social media rarely tweeted at all, not even during the Direct showcase, and the game was practically stealth released.

Like, this game kinda blew up out of nowhere.
jariw
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(09-30-2017, 11:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by nubbe

I expected FIFA to be unchallenged in the UK
bomba

FIFA 18 is a 13.5 GB download. I guess most get this at retail.
Jonneh3003
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(09-30-2017, 11:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Flowmoney

Switch fans were starving and these developers feed them properly.

Yeah I'm starving...

Visualante2
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(09-30-2017, 11:03 AM)
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And they told me millenials hate golf.
DoubleYou
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(09-30-2017, 11:06 AM)
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Well deserved. It's a good game.

Still kind of buggy tho.
Imp the Dimp
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(09-30-2017, 11:06 AM)
Loving the shit out of my Switch and this game
Smiles and Cries
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(09-30-2017, 11:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jonneh3003

Yeah I'm starving...

what size micro SD are you rocking with?
Phife Dawg
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(09-30-2017, 11:08 AM)
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Amazing success story, those two dudes must be partying like it's '99. Well deserved too, great game, among the best I played this year, which is brimming with quality.
ggx2ac
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(09-30-2017, 11:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Flowmoney

Switch fans were starving and these developers feed them properly.

It's obviously sarcasm but I just wanted an excuse to post this.

Last edited by ggx2ac; 09-30-2017 at 11:19 AM.
Jonneh3003
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(09-30-2017, 11:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

what size micro SD are you rocking with?

Just got a 128GB yesterday but I've actually been going off the stock 32GB internal memory with over 40 games.
tolkir
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(09-30-2017, 11:11 AM)
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We prefer Ron Gilbert games and Twin Peaks in Spain.

Last edited by tolkir; 09-30-2017 at 11:22 AM.
Kouriozan
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(09-30-2017, 11:12 AM)
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And the only marketing it had is 2 appearance on Nintendo Direct, pretty impressive.
Smiles and Cries
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(09-30-2017, 11:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jonneh3003

Just got a 128GB yesterday but I've actually been going off the stock 32GB internal memory with over 40 games.

nice
kneePat
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(09-30-2017, 11:13 AM)
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As another famished Switch owner, I, as a matter of principle, will only swallow that which is of good taste. Golf Story is a title that certainly, as they say, hits the proverbial 'spot'. I am satiated.

But, alas, my fast starts once again.
LotusHD
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(09-30-2017, 11:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by OrbitalBeard

But let's be real. It's not all that surprising, as Switch owners are starved for stories about golf.

Fuck, how did you know
Cerium
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(09-30-2017, 11:15 AM)
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It actually reached #1 after only 36 hours, less than two days.

That's insane.
Stoze
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(09-30-2017, 11:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by NotLiquid

It's kinda crazy to think that this game has entirely coasted off of word of mouth. It only had like, one trailer didn't it? The developers' social media rarely tweeted at all, not even during the Direct showcase, and the game was practically stealth released.

Like, this game kinda blew up out of nowhere.

And Opencritic and Metacritic only have one review for it (Eurogamer), and like no one in the OT has finished it. It's pretty crazy.

Excited to crack into it in the next few days.
Dead Man Typing
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(09-30-2017, 11:19 AM)
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Lovely game with good writing and a different core mechanic.

The trailer just made it look nice. An RPG where you solve problems through golf is just s nice idea and unique as far as I'm aware.

It must've spoken to people like me, who don't normally buy RPGs.
Toadthemushroom
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(09-30-2017, 11:19 AM)
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Wow. I wasn’t expecting it to hit number 1 until SteamWorld Dig 2 was out for two weeks.

Which means Golf Story has sold more in two days than SteamWorld Dig 2 sold in nine days. And that game sold very well for Image & Form.
ArchAngel
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(09-30-2017, 11:23 AM)
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Number #5 in Germany right now. Love this game!
Lizardus
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(09-30-2017, 11:30 AM)
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Great news. I have no nostalgia for the Camelot games but when this game was first shown off, it instantly reminded me of those flash games I used to play on cartoonnetwork.com where you'd play as a CN characters such as Courage or PPG and go around doing quests in a top-down over-world much like in this game. The gameplay isn't similar but my mind somehow connected Golf Story to that.

Having played the game, it's simply amazing. Hard to believe that it was made by two guys and had no "hype" at all before being released.
MattAces
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(09-30-2017, 11:32 AM)
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Switch owners are starving that's for sure.
Starving for food, for spending too much money on games. :(
Cerium
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(09-30-2017, 11:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stoze

And Opencritic and Metacritic only have one review for it (Eurogamer), and like no one in the OT has finished it. It's pretty crazy.

Excited to crack into it in the next few days.

Yeah I don't think anyone in the OT has beaten it yet.

I can't remember that ever happening with a modern videogame; there's always, always someone who gets it early enough to see everything already. The mystery is never preserved to this degree. It reminds me of the good old days before the internet.
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(09-30-2017, 11:36 AM)
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That's really great news. The game looks terrific. Might get it down the hole once I'm done with Thumper.

Originally Posted by tolkir

We prefer Ron Gilbert games and Twin Peaks in Spain.

Tw... Twin Peaks? Anything that even slightly resembles Twin Peaks has my interest! Do tell more!
Sir_Crocodile
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(09-30-2017, 11:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by -shadow-

Tw... Twin Peaks? Anything that even slightly resembles Twin Peaks has my interest! Do tell more!

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1356586
GoneRestorff
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(09-30-2017, 11:42 AM)
EA - Sucked in!
SinCityAssassin
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(09-30-2017, 11:42 AM)
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This calls for a celebration!

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vareon
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(09-30-2017, 11:42 AM)
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Man I wish the devs would come here and say something. Image & Form guys came to the Steamworld Dig 2 thread and we can congratulate them personally. Anyway, congrats to the devs!
Cerium
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(09-30-2017, 11:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by vareon

Man I wish the devs would come here and say something. Image & Form guys came to the Steamworld Dig 2 thread and we can congratulate them personally. Anyway, congrats to the devs!

If you were them what would you be doing?

That's right they're probably shitfaced drunk right now.
LotusHD
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(09-30-2017, 11:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cerium

If you were them what would you be doing?

That's right they're probably shitfaced drunk right now.

Sucked into the liquor
?oe?oe
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(09-30-2017, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cerium

If you were them what would you be doing?

That's right they're probably getting sausage rolls right now.

Fixed.
kitsuneyo
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(09-30-2017, 11:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by jariw

FIFA 18 is a 13.5 GB download. I guess most get this at retail.

If they can find it...

Amazon is out. My local Sainsbury’s is out.

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