Now, nine months later, the Switch boasts an expansive roster of impressive games that range from ports of cherished third-party releases to new Nintendo titles that are bound to be remembered as classics.
Possibly not! Remember how the Joy-Con controller splits in two? Turn them sideways and you get two basic controllers, each with their own analogue stick and face buttons – the d-pad acts as face functions on the left controller. So far we’ve seen 2K’s NBA series, Snipper Clips and Mario Kart being used this way for local multiplayer in both docked and tablet modes. So you get multiplayer functionality straight out of the box with no additional purchase required.
The Disgaea series has been around for more than ten years now, and has continuously delivered fantastic unique strategy JRPG gameplay. It’s delightfully absurd at times, with its exploding penguins and crass dialogue, but that’s what makes the series so memorable. Disgaea V is the most recent, and most complete, version of Disgaea you can get, and the Switch’s portability works incredibly well with the turn-based play. It also has a ridiculous amount of things to do, too, so it’s well worth a look for RPG fans – especially if you love customizing the crap out of literally everything. – Casey DeFreitas
Nintendo Switch is a gaming console that gives you the portability of a handheld device with the power of a home gaming system. At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to your TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home can travel with you wherever you go. The mobility of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The original game was tightly designed and well-balanced, and while the sequel makes some minor tweaks to the gameplay, the same Nintendo charm is still present in spades.
Finally, not having any kind of backward compatibility with Wii U was a tough hit for the few of us that actually supported Nintendo during their hard times and had a Wii U. I would love to be able to import my digital games and saves from the last console (like the Wii U allowed to do from the Wii) but they completely ignored us. Considering that 2 of the best games of Switch are available on Wii U (Zelda and Mario Kart) and that another one is barely an expansion on a Wii U one (Splatoon 2 doesn’t add that much from Splatoon 1) you would think that it wouldn’t be that hard for them to at least give us Wii U players a discount for a digital version upgrade from a Wii U to Switch game.
I disagree on “I am Setsuna”. The environment is bland as everything is covered in snow, and looks the same. Storyline boring give a human life as a sacrifice to save the world. Scraping the bottom of the barrel with “I am Setsuna” I would have picked “Disgaea 5”.
Before we jump in, a quick word on criteria. The primary question this top 25 list is intended to answer is simple: “What are the 25 best games we played on this platform?” How much fun we had with the games is obviously our primary concern, but we also considered elements like longevity/staying power, influence, and innovation. Also, this list consists of games released before November 1, 2017.
Zelda is awesome, but this console does not come cheap let alone the add-ons and even games cost more…On the other hand the portability of full console game releases is at this time a unique thing within the video games marketplace. Playing a full scale Zelda title cruising on a King streetcar downtown T.O. is a crazily futuristic experience and I love it, having said that I must also say this console is in serious need of some more titles of a similar caliber to Zelda, and soon. But wait, here comes Mario Kart 8 Online…. (reaches for empty wallet)
I’d like to start by saying that it’s not like anything else out there in the gaming world. Nintendo has once again paved the way with a unique and fun ideas and executes it well. For people are worried by the Wii U like tablet…there are no left-over ghosts of the Wii U here. The entire console is inside the tablet itself, which has a intensely powerful battery which gives you hours of gameplay on a high-definition screen. It’s very easy to set up the dock, which allows you to charge the tablet, but also play on a TV screen, just like any other console on the market. The beauty lies in being able to play a triple-A full console game on the TV, and then take it with you to bed, or out on the bus, or in the car etc. and still be able to continue your progress seamlessly. The Joycon Controllers are small and light, but very precise and provide excellent control. They’re unbelievably ergonomic and just feel right in your hands. They clip onto the sides of the tablet screen for off-screen play, but can easily be removed and used on their own for on-TV play.
The Nintendo Switch has a list price of $300, AU$470 or £280. There’s only one color option for the console itself, but the attached Joy-Con controllers come in gray, or a more colorful option with one neon blue and one neon red.
Wonderful console! Love every second of playing this. Legend of Zelda was worth the purchase alone. Was a bit skeptical of getting it first day (managed to pre order) but Best Buy delivered on time, was very satisfied and relived. Any one on the fence about this console should get it.
The Japanese firm said it will launch the Switch, a hybrid home console and handheld device, on March 3. It will be priced US$299.99 in the United States, the same as Nintendo’s current Wii U console, whereas in Japan, it will cost about 20 per cent over its predecessor at 29,980 yen. Canadian retailers Best Buy and GameStop have the console listed at $399.99 for online pre-orders.
Very happy with this console-handheld hybrid. Have not experienced any of the issues I’ve read online like left joycon syncing issues or the dock scratching. The hardware feels very good, solid and nice texture. The IU is very responsive and had very little to no friction going back to the games. Not a lot of games, but Breath of the Wild and the promise of MK8 Deluxe, Splatoon and Mario makes it very exciting.
Some Nintendo Switch are well-suited for passing the time during a quick commute to work. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is not one of those games: It’s best enjoyed when you have a substantial block of time to sink away into the game, allowing you to get lost in its sprawling world. The latest RPG entry from Monolith Soft and Nintendo follows a scavenger names Rex and his sentient weapon Pyra, as they traverse massive, living landmasses known as Titans. It’s a vast, absurd yet astonishing world that’s bound to please those who are always looking for new areas to explore.