Nintendo always brings amazing experience out of its own studios, and the Switch has already seen some of the best games of all time in its first year. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Fire Emblem Warriors, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and the astounding Super Mario Odyssey have all wowed us.
You get a pair with the console, but you might want to buy more to allow extra players to get involved in games like Mario Kart 8, FIFA 18 and many more. Or maybe you just fancy some different colors for your own use.
When DOOM was first announced for Nintendo Switch we were genuinely blown away. We never imagined such a bloody, demanding shooter would makes its way onto Nintendo’s console. But here it is, and despite some visual compromises, it’s a great experience.
Also much like the Yoshi title, not too many details have been released for Kirby Star Allies quite yet. We know that the video game will have players taking the role of Kirby with the ability to throw stars at enemies to essentially turn them into Kirby’s allies. Outside of that, you can still expect the same traditional move set from past Kirby titles such as inhale, star spit, slide attack, air-gun, among others.
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What if you want to keep playing? The sad news is, out of the box, there’s no way to play the Switch on your TV while simultaneously charging the Joy-Con. You could slide the Joy-Con onto the Switch tablet and play the console as a handheld, which will charge the controllers, but what if you want to play it on the TV?
Rather than having a pre-defined order you must use to approach each major mission, Breath of the Wild opens the entire map up to you almost immediately, allowing you to approach the game in whatever order you see fit. You can spend hours just climbing trees and brewing elixirs, or you can even head straight to the game’s final boss if you’re feeling confident.
There are several fighting video game titles that feature a tag-team system where players are able to go into a fight with multiple characters. During the match players will be able to switch between characters on-the-go or automatically switch to their secondary character once their starter is knocked out.
With plenty of new customisation options to help newer players get to grips, as well as added depth via new levels of drift boosting, 200cc trial modes and the all-new Battle Mode, this is an absolute must-buy for Nintendo Switch owners.
You can play with up to 4 players on one TV, and two on the go in handheld mode (making it ideal for flights and long commutes, as long as you’re not prone to tantrums). For an extra 10 quid, you can even snap up a pair of Nintendo’s steering wheels for the Switch’s Joy-Con motion gamepads.
The pre-orders are gone, and the idea of a midnight launch is a little moot when so many locations are open 24 hours anyway. But the chain has confirmed that it will have units available for walk-in customers, although we haven’t been told how many units to expect at each location.
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Nintendo’s biggest Switch release of the holiday season, Super Mario Odyssey, just launched last week, though it isn’t the only major title still in store this year. Three mature titles–Doom, LA Noire, and Skyrim–all launch for the system within the span of a week in November, though as these aren’t published by Nintendo, they wouldn’t appear on these best-seller lists. The system’s next first-party title, the open-world JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, releases on December 1.
The glory days of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion hold fond memories for millions of people, and now the duo behind both those games, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, have brought us Thimbleweed Park, a return to the point-and-click adventures of the early 90s. With the same sarcastic, surreal and self-referential sense of humour that the very best Lucasfilm Games adventures were known for, Thimbleweed Park is the perfect love letter to a much-loved era.
Well Nintendo’s new console is here, if you are looking for the way to play Zelda this is it. Not a single problem with it so far and the joycons that come with it are fun to use, although for someone who doesn’t have giant hands they do feel rather small. The only problem is the current lack of many games, but that’s typical of any launch. If you are reading this you already know if you are going to be getting a Switch, It’s worth it just for Zelda so far.
This is a nice add to my video game collection. I am enjoying the different modes this console can be played in and have taken on a trip already. The Switch is very comfortable and makes for a great gaming experience on the go.
The Switch is more proof that technology is definitively getting to the convergence of stationary and mobile. It is a very delicate balance among portability and performance, Ergonomically, the device is a huge success, I can play for hours and my hands can manage it without any issue, much more comfortable than a 3DS-XL. The joysticks and buttons are at the true minimal size to preserve functionality while ensuring compactness. Screen size is also at the right dimensions to avoid being too small and provide enough detail at 720P. I have played with it mostly on portable mode, once in a while plugged to recharge as playing. A few times played on the TV, going back quickly to portable to enjoy the opportunity to play on bed. My only major concern is the limited battery size, I wish Nintendo could just add a few extra grams and getting a more useful 4-5 hrs playing time.
What originally felt like an ungainly mash-up between two properties that share almost no common ground unexpectedly turned into one of the biggest gaming surprises of the year. The Mario imagery and Rabbid humor is almost beside the point: this game works so well because it’s a smartly built and balanced tactical RPG that innovates on genre convention through its liberal approach to movement. If you like Final Fantasy Tactics and XCOM but wish you could move farther and faster across their grids, with multiple different ways to accomplish that, you should check out Mario + Rabbids. It’s a colorful strategy game that looks and feels like nothing else out there.
Your objective is as straightforward as they come: Land the right punches and combos to knockout your opponent, while also dodging their attacks to avoid defeat. At launch, the game had its limitations, but Nintendo has been releasing updates (including new characters) to bolster the feisty little scrapper.
For all the nostalgia-driven indie gaming experiences we’ve had over the past decade, the long-running and much-loved world of Harvest Moon had gone curiously neglected until more recently. Stardew Valley is easily the best of these virtual farming love-letters, making vast improvements on core mechanics while adding its own unique flavor. It’s faithful enough that devoted Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons fans fell in love with it, but approachable enough that it introduced an entirely new group of gamers to the joys of a pixellated country life.—Janine Hawkins
The coolest thing about the Switch is how you can take it anywhere. It differentiates itself from other home gaming consoles this way. Unlike the Wii U, the previous system by the same company, you can take the tablet console anywhere you want without having to be within the proximity of the charging station, since the entire system is this tablet. It’s a nice option for those like me who have more time to play on a handheld rather than consoles. If you do plan on taking it to places, I recommend investing on a screen protector and a carry case to protect the system. The two controllers that come included are the joy-cons, which can be used in a variety of ways depending on the game. Simple games will let you use a single controller and attach a wrist wrap which serves as a grip for the otherwise small controller, while more complicated games allow you to combine both controllers and use them as one. When using the two controllers, you can play with them on the sides of the Switch as well, although I find the Switch to be a bit heavy to hold for long periods of time, and the controllers on their own are too small to grip properly if you have big hands. Not to mention, the battery life of the Switch depletes faster when the joy-cons are connected to it, because they are being charged as they are connected. I recommend everyone to play with the joy-con grip, which is basically like using a standard controller, and also saves more battery. The Switch’s online service is offered for free until Fall, which then requires a paid subscription long-term, much like Microsoft’s Xbox Live service. Once games like Splatoon 2 start using the online component, the quality will determine whether it is worth paying the price for the subscription. The console doesn’t offer much more beyond playing games. There’s a news section to keep you updated on games or other Nintendo products, and there’s an e-shop for buying digital games that live right on your Switch’s internal storage. You can’t watch Youtube, Netflix, or even browse the net in it like you could with the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. At the time of this review, other great games that have been announced have yet to be released. The device only comes with 32GB of internal storage, the same as their previous console despite being a newer product. Long term, you’ll have to invest on a Micro SD card if you plan on taking screenshots or buying lots of games. I quite enjoy the Switch; it is a neat concept and is well built. It is clear that the system focuses on letting you play games wherever you want, sacrificing other features for the games. There are a few things about it that are lacking; good games will eventually come, but there’s also the online service which will cost and the low internal storage. I recommend other gamers to invest on a Switch mostly for its unique handheld advantage.
A golfing sim wrapped up in a funny, faintly absurd story about a guy who quits his life to become a pro golfer, even though he’s a bit rubbish. Oddly enough, everyone you meet along your way through this story seems to demand you complete a putting challenge before they’ll talk to you. The combination of straightforward golf mechanics and absurd situations feels almost like magical realism. A game to cheer up any commute.
Essentially a millennial-early-adulthood simulator. Stuck in a crap town with no direction, friends band together to find meaning and laughter in life. smirk-inducing dialogue, and the honesty and humour with which is handles difficult themes such as mental illness, lead to some great intimate moments between characters whose lives you will genuinely care about.
The Nintendo Switch is by far the most dissapointing Nintendo console they ever made. The lack of games is the biggest problem. There are very few games on the console and the best games , Zelda Breath of the wild and Mario Kart 8 are also available on the Wii U system which makes it even more useless. There is also many rports of problems with the stand and scratch made to the screen and problems with the controllers. I dont recommend buying this console unless you are a huge Nintendo fan.
The Switch’s has amassed an excellent game lineup in less than a year, headlined by Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 and filled out by indies and third-party hits such as Shovel Knight, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Doom and Stardew Valley.