Ok so besides the portability aspect, are there any OTHER notable selling points to the Switch?
At first i found the device intriguing but, the more i looked at it, the more it just comes off like a portable Wii U. Which i guess is an improvement but, it has to have more going for it than that.
Also i heard the battery is non-user replaceable. That kinda sucks. What happens in a few years when they wear down and the battery life gets even shorter? I’m sure tech-capable geeks will find a way to crack it open and replace it but, for the average consumer, they’ll be stuck with a neutered handheld.
well i mean, its a nintendo platform. Its number one draw will always be that it plays nintendo games. With the 3DS on the way out over the next two years and the switch being their new unified mobile and home gaming platform, you’re going to get all the content you expect on a nintendo console here and only here, foresee-ably at least. If the switch even lives up to being half the platform the 3DS was it’ll have a library worth buying the thing for. They’ve already avoided the marketing mistakes of the Wii U. People know what a switch is. Its appeal is simple to explain and they are aware that it is infact a new and different device, not just an expansion for the wii. Also, the 3DS had about the same battery life at launch that this thing has and the new 3DS still has that same battery life range. With software updates and various power settings the 3DS was slowly optimized over its lifetime for longer play periods, I expect the same to happen with the switch. Infact on the topic of battery life, the Joycons are rocking an alleged 20 hour battery life. for a controller, thats fucking great and I wish my ps4 controller would last half as long as that.
My point is, if youre not interested now thats fine, because you can always buy one later if it does get a library that interests you. Buying consoles at launch is rarely a bright decision anyways, which is exactly why im waiting till summer to pick up my Switch.
While not a huge feature, I can’t gush enough about the gyro controls present in each switch controller and in the WiiUs tablet controller. I honestly believe it’s a better improvement to the experience of gaming in general than VR is by itself. I never want to play a shooter without it again, unless with a mouse and keyboard.
For real, after playing Splatoon for so long I went to a friends house and played Gears 4 and I was like “how can you play this clunky shit?”
For someone like me who doesn’t own a Tablet or a home console (Have tried all current gen consoles and sold them they are all rubbish) the Value speaks for itself. Expandable memory Tablet + console + 2 controllers out the box. I am constantly on the go and tbh I still put priority on local multiplayer features over online, I just don’t often have the time or patience to get immersed in online gaming and find groups of people that play on the same schedule I do. Nintendo brings the local multiplayer, and just gameplay in general that keeps me interested , accessible, polished and deep when I need it to be. I loved the Wii U library I just hated the console, and the times I did want to play with friends online I really couldn’t cause the online was boo boo.
battery life does seem like an issue down the line I agree but I’ll deal with it and if/when the upgrade comes along with better battery or 4 k or whatever I will do what I have done with every Nintendo handheld flip the one I have and buy the upgrade used costing me 50-100 for the whole deal.