In this case, you’ve got two choices: buy another pair of Joy-Con, or buy a Nintendo Switch Pro controller. We’d suggest the latter: It’s a far more traditional gamepad, thus offering you a second option when you’re playing on the TV as well as solving the multiplayer problem, and it costs $10 less than buying a second pair of Joy-Con.
Our “Quarterly Reports” provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There’s a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in April.
I’ll admit, I’m going to be a little biased here. I’m a Nintendo fan at heart first and foremost. I do game on PS4, and previous to that an Xbox 360. All of these consoles are fine gaming machines. But the only company I’ve consistently owned every major console from has been Nintendo.
Finally, be wary of tricky bait-and-switch offers online. During a regular Google search, the e-retailer NewEgg.com appeared to be selling a Switch for $400, but when we tried to add it to our shopping cart we were informed the console was only available as part of a combo—which was priced at $600 and included a second game console, the PlayStation 4.
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
Extremely practical device. It’s power and versatility make up for the slightly lofty expense. The switch is an entertainment machine through and through which will only become better once more games and content release during its lifespan.
Why should you buy it? Thumper might initially remind you of something a little gentler like Audiosurf as you glide down slick, stylised pathways with electronica in your ears but don’t be deceived, this aural extravaganza requires a calm head and pitch perfect twitch reflexes. Initially your giant bug just requires a tap of A as you go over a light panel or perhaps holding a button as you crash around corners but before long you’re tapping, flying, crashing down onto the track and causing tidal waves to destroy enormous floating heads… and that’s only the beginning. Utterly unforgiving with a soundtrack that you can’t pump into you head loud enough, Thumper is a treat for the senses and potentially RSI inducing for your thumbs.
Stop giggling, that’s what these are actually called! A number of talented folks out there have started making and selling simple cloth covers for the front part of Nintendo Switch Docks, adding a little bit of style and protection to your setup. There are a bunch of different designs, but more importantly these $17 Dock Socks keep the Switch display from being accidentally scratched by the plastic edges of the Switch Dock.
Pretty good system for videogame lovers! The library available for it right now it’s fantastic like Nintendo libraries always are, and it’s only going to get bigger and better. This system is definitely not perfect by any means, there is many flaws to this such as graphics, pricing, no apps whatsoever, you will need to go spend a couple hundred dollars on other stuff for the switch directly after you buy it. I would not recommend this system for any “hard-core” gamer or somebody who is willing to spend a few hundred dollars directly after buying it. For anybody else, it’s a no-brainer, although it is definitely not the best technology wise, it is the top videogame console out right now
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
“The machine can be used both as a home console and handheld device so the higher price is understandable to some extent, but there aren’t really enough software titles to justify that start price,” he said.
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If you have active kids who like to move and groove, then Just Dance 2018 is the Nintendo Switch video game for them. Considered to be one of the best dancing game series, Just Dance 2018 features modern artists like Ariana Grande and Maroon 5 and players have to mimic dance styles in order to play.
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.
As someone who travels a great deal, the Switch is everything I’ve ever wanted out of a home console. At first I thought the commercials were goofy, with people taking it and setting it up in just about any place, but I can honestly say that with a small backpack I am able to take everything I need to get the party started just about anywhere I go. To date Ive set it up: in an airport, in a pub, at friends houses, and even at work. The joy-cons are easy to get accustomed to, and though software available as of the date of writing this is minimal, the library of titles set to release has be excited! Pros: * Easy to pick up * Accessible learning curve * Battery lasts approx 4 hours (playing Zelda Breath of the Wild) without making use of power saver settings. * Seamlessly transitions from portable handheld to hard-wired console as advertised * Great weight to it (good hand feel). Doesn’t feel overly heavy, and not light enough to make it feel cheap. * Comfortable controllers in multiple configurations. Cons: * MUST MUST MUST use a quality screen protector before docking it even just once (otherwise you run the risk of scratching the screen). * Connecting the Joy-con wrist strap (not included in the box) is easy, disconnecting it is frustratingly difficult. In my group of friends I’m the only one able to consistently do it with moderate ease (and that took a ton of practice). * Software available at release is a little on the slim side. Huge titles are planned within the first year (waiting sucks!)
Pokken Tournament DX is like the Pokemon Stadium evolution a lot of us dreamed about as kids. On top of looking great and featuring exclusive fighters not in the arcade version, DX most importantly adds something that’s been sorely missing from Pokken: portability. 3D Pokemon fights on the go are a dream come true, and new 3v3 battles (on top of the standard 1v1) are a quick pick-up-and-play way to learn the battle system. A story mode, online battles, and the ability to pour skill points into Pokemon to increase their skills make this the definitive version of Pokken and one of the best fighting games on Switch. – Andrew Goldfarb
Nintendo is once again revolutionizing home console gaming with the introduction of Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch delivers the power of a home console and the total freedom of a handheld gaming system. With Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to play rich, immersive home console games, and then bring that exact same experience on-the-go wherever and whenever you like.
Like the title says, never have been in stock online or in store. Always out of stock. Been just over 2 months and can’t even purchase one…that’s sad that people have to wait for probably over 2 months because not many are brought in with each shipment smh
Disgaea 5 Complete is just as its name suggests: a jam-packed RPG filled with a ton of stories and gameplay hours that easily make it the best on the list for its content. Disgaea 5 Complete comes with the original Disgaea 5 story along with eight bonus scenarios, seven updated fan-favorite characters and multiple classes from past Disgaea games.
I haven’t really been a Nintendo player since the GameCube. I dabbled in the Wii but didn’t own one. The system feels and plays great. The modular design of the joy con is very cool and playing in handheld mode is an experience unrivalled by anyone. Zelda and Mario Kart are both probably the best entries in their respective franchises from my experience. Arms, Splatoon, Mario Odyssey, etc – although not yet released as of the time of this writing – all look to be of a similar high quality. Very happy to be an owner and to see Nintendo re-reach its prime.