The Nintendo Switch, although a bit disappointing, has some real promise. I do hope it the best when I say that I will not be purchasing it at launch. I’ll buy it someday, which is kind of the same thing I had done with the Wii U. However, I want to talk about some of the promising features it has to offer.
First, the controllers look incredibly innovative. The sheer size is neat, along with the ability to join the two to make a Wii-U game pad-like controller. Having the ability to easily give a controller to a friend and play something like 1 2 Switch or Mario Kart 8 with relative ease at home or on-the-go is really exciting.
The actual mobility of the console is something to awe as well. It has been virtually unseen at the level with which the Switch can travel. The Wii U had minimal range compared to the literally infinite range of the Switch, and that is something to praise. I feel like this will be a healthy blend of Nintendo DS and Consoles, which I believe will work swimmingly. The battery of this also is not an issue, due to the fact that it uses basic USB and has three hours on one of the more graphically intensive games, being Legend of Zelda.
And speaking of, the new Legend of Zelda game looks like a nominee for game of the year. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay seems like a ton of fun, and the open-world aspect looks as good of concept as it was when Fallout 3 was announced. The trailer was unbelievable and the story looks invigorating. All signs point to game of the year, but it would foolish to deem such a thing in January and to say it before the game is even released. With that being said, it’s game of the year.
The other games for the Switch look interesting. The only issue I have with them is the projected prices. However, the games showcased look interesting enough to, maybe, be worth the price tags. And some of the teased games, like Fire Emblem Warriors, get me excited. The games being on cartridges is a fun idea as well that I am all for on a practical level.
Although online subscription is lame, the fact that Internet services will be vastly improved is great news. Wii U services have some problems, so I am gladdened by this. The ability to chat with friends is one of the best features on Xbox and PlayStation, so I am glad that Nintendo is also capitalizing.
That’s about it. Again, I am hesitant about the console and its future. However, I do like some features. Just, for me, the cons outweigh the pros at this moment. I think in the upcoming months, that outlook will swap.
Thanks for reading. Song