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Jan 13, 2017, 04:53 AM
 
This looks interesting to me, I have to say. No word on Virtual Console games for it yet, but it seems Ninty is porting over the most successful Wii U games, and new Zelda and Mario games is never bad.
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Jan 14, 2017, 07:58 PM
 
The new Zelda game looks amazing. I may actually pick up a Switch just to play this game.


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Jan 16, 2017, 03:37 AM
 
To be honest, first party games is why you buy Nintendo consoles (if you do).

There was an announcement hidden in all the other stuff that if you pay for the new online service, you get one free VC game per month. That implies that there will at least be VC, so hopefully they will sell the same old games for it as well. Wonder if it's fast enough to emulate Gamecube games now?
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Feb 20, 2017, 12:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
There was an announcement hidden in all the other stuff that if you pay for the new online service, you get one free VC game per month.
...which expire at the end of the month.

Unlike PS+, you only get the free VC game for that month. Once the month is finished, you'll have to actually pay for it. It sounds worse than it is, though, as it will cost somewhere between $17-$26 annually. They may have given a NA price since the last article I read, but I couldn't find it with a quick Google search.

Other good news: they've teased that some of them will have online multiplayer.
     
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Feb 25, 2017, 11:26 AM
 
Wow, I've been waiting couple of years now to play that Zelda! Can't wait to get this one. Is the price still a big '?' or it was announced already?
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Feb 28, 2017, 09:36 AM
 
They have announced the first portable-only game for the system. It looks promising, although I'm not a fan of anime art style...




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Feb 28, 2017, 08:57 PM
 
Portable only? Seems like an odd decision to even allow that.
     
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Mar 1, 2017, 09:29 AM
 
It is because the Switch has a touchscreen, and TVs, as a rule, don't. If you want to make a game that relies on touchscreen controls, you have to make it portable only.
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Mar 1, 2017, 04:16 PM
 
Reviews are starting to pour out, and it looks very positive.

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Mar 6, 2017, 01:26 PM
 
I've heard a lot of problems with the controllers losing connectivity if the unit is too close to other wireless devices, which would be an issue in my entertainment center...
     
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Mar 7, 2017, 05:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I've heard a lot of problems with the controllers losing connectivity if the unit is too close to other wireless devices, which would be an issue in my entertainment center...
There is a modder who has located the issue, and fixed it (left joy-con has the antenna squeezed between your hand and a piece of metal so reception is poor, and he fixes it by soldering on a new antenna wire). Seems like this thing isn't quite done yet.
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Mar 13, 2017, 04:51 PM
 
Had a chance to play with the Switch at PAX, and Breath of the Wild.

Awesome game, really beautiful and a breeze to pick up and play. Might have to look around for a Wii U to borrow from someone so I can get a chance to play it.

I have zero interest in a mobile gaming platform, none. I wish Nintendo made a cheaper "TV Only" version of the switch for people, like me, who don't need to game on the move. During the demo we were asked to change from the TVs to the handheld, I instantly wanted it back on the TV.
     
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May 2, 2017, 10:39 PM
 
I haven't mentioned this yet. I've had a Switch for about three weeks.

I was walking through Target with my kids when, lo and behold, they had two Switches in stock. I had been planning on waiting until Fall, thinking that there wouldn't be any supply constraints, but all it took was one look and I caved. Long story short: this little device is amazing. I've taken it with me everywhere.

A few points:

- The hardware is fantastic. I know 720p doesn't sound great, and there was that little problem with people's joycons losing connectivity, but the resolution has not been a problem at all. The screen looks very, very good. The real (and blessedly assymetrical) analog sticks work as they always should have. I have that same feeling as when I picked up a Vita years ago (cue ominous music) --- everything feels and looks so much better than I expect.
- I've caught myself playing the Switch in several different ways, and not because I was forced into it. I've been playing in bed, thrown my knees up, slid the joycons off the system, and played with both hands resting on the bed. It was suprisingly comfortable, though my wife thought I was being ridiculous. I've played with the Pro Controller when docked, but I've also used the same joycon-in-each-hand in the same scenario. It really just depends on my mood.
- The Pro Controller is one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used. I probably prefer the XB1 controller for one reason alone: the analog triggers. I don't know what Nintendo has against triggers, but I'm going to miss them in racing games and FIFA. Regardless, the Pro Controller feels like heaven.
- Breath of the Wild is every bit as good as advertised. It's my favorite open-world game I've ever played, and I've probably sunk 60 hours into it already, despite not being 40% through the main quest. There are distractions everywhere, and the sheer lack of hand-holding encourages experimentation.
- I've also picked up Snake Pass and Graceful Explosion Machine. Both are loads of fun. I haven't tried Mario Kart 8 on it yet, but I've heard there are some online issues (surprise).
     
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May 10, 2017, 03:51 PM
 
If you don't mind puzzle games, Puyo Puyo Tetris (demo available) is full of enjoyment.
     
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May 12, 2017, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I haven't mentioned this yet. I've had a Switch for about three weeks.

I was walking through Target with my kids when, lo and behold, they had two Switches in stock. I had been planning on waiting until Fall, thinking that there wouldn't be any supply constraints, but all it took was one look and I caved. Long story short: this little device is amazing. I've taken it with me everywhere.

A few points:

- The hardware is fantastic. I know 720p doesn't sound great, and there was that little problem with people's joycons losing connectivity, but the resolution has not been a problem at all. The screen looks very, very good. The real (and blessedly assymetrical) analog sticks work as they always should have. I have that same feeling as when I picked up a Vita years ago (cue ominous music) --- everything feels and looks so much better than I expect.
- I've caught myself playing the Switch in several different ways, and not because I was forced into it. I've been playing in bed, thrown my knees up, slid the joycons off the system, and played with both hands resting on the bed. It was suprisingly comfortable, though my wife thought I was being ridiculous. I've played with the Pro Controller when docked, but I've also used the same joycon-in-each-hand in the same scenario. It really just depends on my mood.
- The Pro Controller is one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used. I probably prefer the XB1 controller for one reason alone: the analog triggers. I don't know what Nintendo has against triggers, but I'm going to miss them in racing games and FIFA. Regardless, the Pro Controller feels like heaven.
- Breath of the Wild is every bit as good as advertised. It's my favorite open-world game I've ever played, and I've probably sunk 60 hours into it already, despite not being 40% through the main quest. There are distractions everywhere, and the sheer lack of hand-holding encourages experimentation.
- I've also picked up Snake Pass and Graceful Explosion Machine. Both are loads of fun. I haven't tried Mario Kart 8 on it yet, but I've heard there are some online issues (surprise).

Loving my Switch and BotW as well. Got my wife hooked on it too...
     
   
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