Nintendo Switch

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Bathsaint posted this 03 March 2017

My kids want it. Personally speaking, I really can't see the benefit. They have iPads and an XBox - how much more gaming opportunities do they want/need? Also, I watched that ad that Pap posted - for me, it epitomises everything wrong with the device - a society killer. Who the hell would go to a friends party and thern get out their bloody games console out unless it's a party of nerds or they're borderline autistic? 

 

 

 

My kids will probably have it before the end of the year lou_sad

KRG posted this 03 March 2017 - Last edited 03 March 2017

Originally posted by Bathsaint

Who the hell would go to a friends party and thern get out their bloody games console out unless it's a party of nerds or they're borderline autistic? 

 

Mates that like games? Feel the autistic jab is a bit unnecessary tbh.  

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Bathsaint posted this 03 March 2017

Originally posted by KRG

Originally posted by Bathsaint

Who the hell would go to a friends party and thern get out their bloody games console out unless it's a party of nerds or they're borderline autistic? 

 

Mates that like games? Feel the autistic jab is a bit unnecessary tbh.  

 You're right. I apologise. 

Nerds and engineers I think is probably better. 

pap posted this 03 March 2017

For me, the pricing and circumstance kills it.

£280 notes for a handheld running stuff at 720p?  Or £350 on a PS4 Pro, which will many of my PS4 games better, give me 4k streaming and free up a PS4 for networked gaming.

They need to get that bill of materials cost down, or stop trying to profit off the hardware.   Don't think Nintendo has done a loss leader for a long time.    They've managed to profit on the hardware alone.

KRG posted this 03 March 2017

Originally posted by pap

For me, the pricing and circumstance kills it.

£280 notes for a handheld running stuff at 720p?  Or £350 on a PS4 Pro, which will many of my PS4 games better, give me 4k streaming and free up a PS4 for networked gaming.

They need to get that bill of materials cost down, or stop trying to profit off the hardware.   Don't think Nintendo has done a loss leader for a long time.    They've managed to profit on the hardware alone.

 Aye, my main gripe with the price is that the £280 doesn't get you much. 

Realistically, you need a carry case, games, extra memory, controllers & power packs as well. Takes it much closer to £450 before you've even started. 

KRG posted this 02 April 2017 - Last edited 02 April 2017

In news that comes as little surprise to anyone, KRG is weak.

KRG got himself a Switch the other day. 

Zelda is incredible, not had a chance to play a huge amount - but the few hours I have spent I've spent purely just wondering around and climbing shit. I'm going to be lost to this game for a long time.

The hardware is pretty awesome. Looks and feels great. Sliding off the joy cons feels brilliant. Played for a bit in the car on the way to the Cotswolds on Friday, then plugged it in to show some of the 'in-laws'.

They've all gone for a walk, I'm currently sat in the sun, exploring Hyrule with a field full of lambs bleeting away next to me.

It's probably overpriced, but I don't regret this purchase at all.

Can't wait to get some 8 player Mario Kart action going on at work. 

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pap posted this 29 December 2017

Bumping this a bit, as @KRG has not quite captured the complete magic of the Switch.     The simple genius is this.   It's one thing.   Full fat Nintendo games and some very decent third party full size games, on the move.    In bridging the space between handheld and full console, it makes every sort of game possible, and not out of place.

It'll also have the best games available on any system, as per.   The exclusives that exist are already top quality.   We just need a few more.   It helps a lot that Nintendo plans to port some of the Wii U stuff, especially if the job they did on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is anything to go by.    A couple of small additions make a lot of difference.

I got two games with it and have added a four more over the last few days, three of them indie games around the tenner mark.   Mario Odyssey is fantastic, borrowing the best conceit of Kirby and a little more photo-realism to create a Mario game like no other. 

I've a real soft spot for Golf Story, a neat little golf game by two Australian dudes, that'll make you believe that most of lifes problems can be sorted by simply hitting something with a golf ball.   Picross is a given, and I also got the Axiom Verge Metroid a like.   With Zelda on the download now, that should keep me busy for a bit.