God damn, what a nice handheld. Released in 2017 the Switch is a handheld and a home gaming console, what more could you want?
Since release, Switch is home to great entries in the Mario, Zelda, Animal Crossing, and sadly not the Wario Ware series (YET, there’s still hope). It is also a great place to play Independent video games on the go (also called “Indies”). Some fantastic “indies” that I’d recommend are Shovel Knight and Into the Breach.
Q: Hi 1upmuffin, love the username btw. I noticed that this was XBOXEra, why the f*** would I want a Nintendo Switch?
A. Amazing question, and thank you, I workshopped this username a bunch before finally settling on it. The reason you’d want a Switch is it can allow you to do certain things an Xbox cannot. The most important are on the go gaming (I know Xcloud is a thing, but you know what I mean), and NINTENDO GAMES! Contrary to popular belief, you can love Halo AND Mario Kart.
Q: Aren’t Nintendo games a bit kiddy? I didn’t grow up with them so I don’t have nostalgia for Mario or Olimar from the Pikmin series.
A: I understand where this logic comes from, and if you are someone who hasn’t played Nintendo games before, I want you to throw this line of thought in the trash. Grab a Switch, grab Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Zelda Breath of the Wild and give em a whirl, and there’s an extremely high chance you’ll have a great time.
Also grab a Nintendo Online membership (20 USD a year), and you get access to a bunch of amazing classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo titles. If you missed out on Nintendo as a kid, I recommend trying Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and Zelda Link to the Past. These are fantastic titles that feel like they could have been released yesterday and be just as well received. ______________________________________________________________________________
So either you haven’t got a Switch yet, or you are an avid Switch fan, this is the thread for you! What are you playing on Switch? Are you thinking of buying a Switch and want suggestions? All these and more can be discussed here.
I’ve been playing a lot of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online recently, so much fun.