Super Mario Odyssey is by far the best Nintendo Switch game for kids due to its huge 3D kingdoms, diverse environments, fluid sandbox and entertaining gameplay. The new installment of the Mario series includes a ton of items and costumes for Mario to collect and a new way of playing by controlling object, characters and animals (dogs, dinosaurs, etc.) with your hat.
Players control one main character out of a party of three in an open world environment in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The action role-playing game includes a streamlined real-time action-based combat system that requires quick decision making for utilizing each character’s abilities such as magic, healing and blunt force attacks. Players have to keep a close eye on their companions, waiting for cool down periods and opportunities to attack. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 includes a soundtrack with performances by the Bratislava Symphony Choir, giving it a more epic and emotional feel with each choreographed action scene and quest.
Nintendo is going to want a big line and a big party, so it’s almost guaranteed they’re going to have some systems to sell during the midnight launch, but that’s also going to be the most challenging line. If you feel like stopping by this week, however, you may be able to get a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The package will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), a HDMI cable and an AC adapter.
Nintendo has capitalized on the fact that many people want to play good games with real controllers on the go. You could recreate the same thing on a phone by buy some unknown brand of bluetooth controller but for the average person, that is way to complicated and frustrating. For the money, this is an extremely capable machine. People complain about the price but when you consider the cost of the controllers that are included, it’s comparable to buying a super powerful tablet with a lower resolution screen. It’s not overpriced at all really. As for overpriced, I can’t say the same about the indie games – they are good but you’ll pay way more for these types of games on the switch then you would on Steam. It really hurts to pay 33 dollars for something like Shovel Night Treasure Chest – but on the other hand, I can’t carry my gaming tower and monitor onto the train to play it. By the way, Zelda is perhaps a “perfect” game. I’m more of a fallout/GTA5 fan at home and I’ve never played a Zelda game before, but wow, Breath of the Wild is fun to play. I play it mostly in portable mode and it’s great on the small screen. So in summary, the switch is totally worth the money and you won’t be disappointing with the screen (for gaming) or the build quality. You will need to be cautious about what games you buy because some of the games being peddled on the store are not worth what is being charged. Check out as many reviews online before buying anything besides Nintendo titles – for example you will discover that shovel night is worth it – others are not.
Great console but I wish it had included at least one free game though. I was originally going to wait until Mario came out during the holiday’s to get one (and hopefully get some bundle or promotion around that time) but given the sadistic game that Nintendo likes to play with the intentional self-generated low availability, I decided to get one during Amazon Prime to avoid missing Mario Odyssey on release date.
With each person only able to do one thing at a time, and most meals requiring multiple stages of preparation, this forces you to split tasks up between you. The problem is that every task proceeds at a slightly different pace, meaning you’re constantly having to change your plans to deal with problems as they arise.
If you’re a fan of detective stories then L.A. Noire is definitely worth your time, as the game tasks you with solving a number of crimes in the Homicide, Vice and Arson divisions of the LAPD. How you tackle each case though is completely up to you, with various options and outcomes possible. Interrogating witnesses or potential suspects plays a major part in the game, and determining who is telling the truth and who is lying critical to getting the job done properly. Naturally, for a Rockstar game, there is also plenty of firefights. This enhanced Switch version of the game is not only full fat and truly portable, but comes stacked with all of the game’s previously released DLC.
So far, all we know is that Yoshi will be back into action in a new platforming title exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Visually, the video game looks to take some cues from the Paper Mario franchise but instead is focused on more construction-grade paper. For now, we’ll simply have to wait and see just what Nintendo has in-store.
A tough as nails 2D platformer about living with anxiety, Celeste might not scream ‘fun’ in the same way Super Mario Odyssey does but this charming tale about climbing a mountain aboslutely ranks as a Nintendo Switch essential. The key is in its simplicity with each level being divided into bite-sized chunks that you’ll fail at over and over until finding your way across a seemingly insurmountable crevasse. The further towards the summit, the more challenging things get and the more powers you’ll amass to help you acheive the seemingly impossible.
When the Nintendo Switch launched in March, some jokingly called it a “Zelda machine.” That’s because there wasn’t much of a reason to buy the console other than to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Very compact gaming system that puts the older and bulkier systems to shame. The system was easy to set up, so easy my kids did it by themselves. The portability of being able to click in the controller sliders and take the game screen with you is very clever. The only negative I have is that the battery in the portable component only lasts about 3.5 hours. Excellent video quality on my 75 inch tv and the audio is seamless. It’s too bad that Nintendo didn’t bundle this console with a game so that the consumer doesn’t need to purchase a game as well as the console separately Overall I highly recommend this product, the kids and adults in my household enjoy playing it.
Considered one of the best role-playing games of all time, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally comes to the Nintendo Switch, allowing for intense portable gameplay on the go. With over 200-plus Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim’s open-world adventure is one of the most immersive and brings to the Switch new features such as motion controls and items from the Legend of Zelda series.
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
We don’t know how much stock Nintendo is holding back for the physical launch of the system, nor how many have been pre-sold. We’ll be updating this post as we get more information and retailers announce plans, but if you’re serious about your quest I would begin calling local retailers now to see if they have any information about how they’re handling lines or stock, and call daily until they know for sure.
Chances are you’ve played Shovel Knight on one system or another in previous years, but if you’ve yet to take the game on the go, or better yet if you’re looking to try its newest expansion pack, ‘Specter of Torment’, then the Switch is as good a place as any to satisfy your Shovel cravings.
Nintendo’s introductory video for Nintendo Switch demonstrated several other ways the console can transform to provide a range of exciting gameplay scenarios. While on the go, you can flip the kickstand at the back of the device to have it sit upright on its own. In this setup, you can remove the two Joy-Con controllers, holding one in each hand, and have total control over your games. On road trips or when hanging out with friends, compatible Nintendo Switch games offer split-screen multiplayer with each player using one Joy-Con controller. If your friends also have a Nintendo Switch console, the devices can wirelessly exchange data for thrilling multiplayer matches with up to four players, two on each Nintendo Switch console.
You can also bite the bullet and pick up a system from the gray market; the Nintendo Switch seems to be going for around $450 from third-party sellers on sites like Amazon. Prices on eBay also seem to be hovering around $450 or so for the system itself.
The Nintendo Switch improves in a lot of issues that the WiiU had. It’s price is lower than other consoles in the market, but doesn’t have the a big game library yet. It functions exceptionally well as a hand-held console as well as a home console. However do not expect the graphic performance that other consoles (Ps4 pro) might give. There are some physical problems with it too. You would want to invest on a screen protector because the dock can scratch the sides of the screen if not handled with extreme care. I also recommend to read the instruction manual in this one; it is an unique console that might have problems if it is not used properly. Overall, this is a step in the right way from the WiiU but there is more improvement that can be done.
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.
If you’re tired of playing the same classics on repeat, pick up Thimbleweed Park for an excellent new addition to the point-and-click genre. You’ll travel back to 1987 for a neo-noir adventure that you won’t want to leave.
Shovel Knight is easily one of the best platformers of the last decade. For four years and counting, Yacht Club has put so much care into making every pixel of Shovel Knight into a perfect tribute to classic games, and every new expansion manages to bring new and exciting mechanics that keep things interesting. With Treasure Trove, you get not only the original game and the expansions released so far, but also everything that will come out in the future. On top of Switch’s portability, what more could you ask for? – Andrew Goldfarb
The Nintendo Switch is smaller than expected, as are the Joy-Con controllers. My three girls, however, don’t care. Used fro an average of four to five hours per night, the ability to just pick it up and play it on your lap has allowed us to “watch” TV together with one person glued to Zelda: Breath of the Wind. So why do I need a new TV? While the portable mode is fun and enjoyable for one, the girls like to watch each other play and for that, a TV is pretty necessary. While we only have one game at the moment we have four more on pre-order. For fans of the Nintendo world, this is a worthwhile purchase. For fans of Zelda, it’s a necessary purchase.
I was lucky enough to purchase this new console. (I agree with previous comments that shortage of supply is an old trick to generate demand, anyway…) The console is really well made (as usual for Nintendo) and smaller than expected. I would love to have at least a game included within the box to start without any additional expense. Based on the specs published on internet, I am also not sure that it is more powerful than the WII U (I own all Nintendo since the SNES) which might compromise its usage with future technology like VR or AI. Just my 2ct.