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1 hour ago, KiranB28 said:

Became a proud Switch owner over the weekend. Snagged Odyssey, MK8, NBA 2K18 and Zelda.

 

Between work and life responsibilities playtime is scarce, but looking forward to trying them out more in the near future.

How much did you get it for? And from where?

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On 10/30/2017 at 1:39 PM, Playstationdude said:

How much did you get it for? And from where?

:cheers:

 

Thanks! I got it from an old contact of mine who's been in the industry of buying/selling games for the past 7-8 years.

 

Impressions on the console itself... easily the best Nintendo console i've owned. Started young when I was in the US, with the original Game Boy, NES, the SNES, GB Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 64, and the Gamecube... enjoyed them all, but I can't recall them being more fun than the limited hours i've spent with the Switch so far.

 

I was never a part of the "Wii" or "3Ds" Nintendo Generation, so I was blown away by the graphics on the Switch. The last portable gaming system I owned was a PS Vita, which obviously pales in comparison as far as graphics, screen resolution and the game library are concerned. While games like Killzone, Uncharted and Gravity Rush were fun, I found the choice of games very limited compared to the library I already have on the Switch.

 

That said, while I'm not a fan of the Switch's bezels and overall size/weight (felt it could be a bit more optimized), the games are a joy to play and it truly feels like a "Portable Home Console". Being a huge fan of both the NBA 2K series and Rocket League, it's amazing that i'm able to carry them and play them on the go (RL in the next 2 weeks!!). Fills a huge gap which hasn't been manageable by iOS/Android gaming to date (surprisingly).

 

While i've barely been able to play the games at length (responsibilites, responsibilities...) - my general quick-thoughts on the games are as follows:

 

- Mario Odyssey - played half an hour, just beautiful... throws me back to how I first felt playing Mario 64 on the N64 when it first came out in the late 90s. Not a huge fan of the motion joycon cappy controls, but oh well.

 

- NBA 2K18 - amazingsauce... having the 2K experience on the go without having to resort to 2K China's yearly iterations on the iOS / Android ports are a blessing.

 

- Splatoons 2 - playing through the initial SP Campaign to learn the ropes - amazing portable experience. Tried one online game and obviously got slaughtered. Looking forward to spending more time with this.

 

- Mario Kart - my favorite so far <3 Haven't touched SP, jumped into online games from the get-go... surprisingly easy matchmaking and 100% reliable so far. Quick and easy, the way it should be. Amazingly fun!

 

- Zelda - haven't even tried it yet!

 

 

Overall super satisfied with the Switch experience so far - anyone who may be on the fence about buying the console, take the plunge. 

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On the contrary i feel Zelda & SMO being such great games should be bought physically. Definitely for collection....They're cartridges and will last you practically forever. Don't worry you can find used Switch games in India too although not as easily.

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@blitzkreiig Yup; Definitely worth getting physical. It's lovely having the actual case on hand. 

 

You guys are forgetting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's one of the most relaxing and fun racung game I"ve seen. Definite must buy if you want to have a relaxing co-op or like to play online.

 

Anyway, next I'm looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I'm a fan of JRPGs and this seems to be on it's way tp ne quiye a good one.

 

Overall, an absolute superb year for Switch either way.

 

BTW this is old news, but a mainline Pokemon game has been confirmed for the Switch.

 

http://www.techradar.com/news/nintendo-confirms-a-mainline-pokemon-game-is-coming-to-the-switch

 

This , I think shows that Nintendo is considering Switch as a successor to 3DS since mainline Pokemon games only went to the major Nintendo handheld of tge time, never to the home console.

 

Also, another old news but Shin Megami Tensei confirmed for Switch (with new trailer)

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, roun90 said:

 

You guys are forgetting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's one of the most relaxing and fun racung game I"ve seen. Definite must buy if you want to have a relaxing co-op or like to play online.

 

 

I would call MK8 many things but relaxing is not one of them :P 

 

The number of times I've raged and cursed out loud while playing online is way too high. Its still fun but man, the number of random ways you get taken out just when you're about to cross the finish line with good position is just enough to set your blood boiling.

 

Btw XC2 direct is in another 3 hours, don't miss it if you're interested in the game.

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@CarbonCore That's definitely true. I shouldn't have used the word "relaxing". My mistake. Those damn lightning and homing turtles are quite bad for stress. But it's still damn fun nonetheless. MK8 was my first MK game, and it's really good. The tracks are very creative, as are the powers. But maybe if you've played a lot of MK games, you will be burnt out of this one. About XC2, it will be my first XC game as well. But the trailer looks pretty good and I've heard a lot of good things about Monolith Soft. Also I like JRPGs so let's see. Will look into the Direct later. BTW does Nintendo do seperate Directs for different games or a show like the PSX?

 

@waveking I might not be the best person to say this, since I've purchased some Eshop games for the 3ds, but recently Nintendo decided to close the Wii eshop. After a certain point, even the people who purchased the games will not be able to download it again. So unless you have the game on HDD, you will be unable to play it even if you paid for it (much like how P.T. is on PS4, only P.T. was free). This is also very bad considering that Wii was a PS3 era console. It's not old enough to consider the digital store antiquated. So be a little careful of Eshop purchases.

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