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#1 Red Five

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

I finally saw one at Target this afternoon, so I bought it.  Also picked up Mario Kart.

 

Anyone else have one?  What accessories do I need?  What games are a must?


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:54 PM

Got to get Call of the Wild. I don't have one, but if I do pick one up, Zelda games are a must.


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:55 AM

I am waiting to see better games come out before I buy it. Looks like a fun system, just not interested in getting it at the moment.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:08 AM

Mario Cart is great.  The graphics are amazing compared to Mario Cart on the Wii from 10 years ago.

 

I'll probably get Zelta at some point.

 

My 8 yo son wants NBA Playground.  Looks like a modern day NBA Jam on a... wait for it... playground court.

 

Reading about upcoming games, I am looking forward to FIFA 18, Street Fighter 2, and Splatoon 2 (I read its a kid friendly 3rd person shooter).


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:29 AM

Got to get Call of the Wild. I don't have one, but if I do pick one up, Zelda games are a must.

Breath of the Wild. And yes, get Breath of the Wild. Zelda is my favorite series, and it's damn near the best one. They completely reinvented the series: it's Zelda with a dash of Far Cry and Skyrim. 


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

 

Got to get Call of the Wild. I don't have one, but if I do pick one up, Zelda games are a must.

Breath of the Wild. And yes, get Breath of the Wild. Zelda is my favorite series, and it's damn near the best one. They completely reinvented the series: it's Zelda with a dash of Far Cry and Skyrim. 

 

 

Good catch. Hard to keep track when I don't have a Switch myself!

 

That sounds really cool. Is it anything like how Ocarina revolutionized the series nearly 20 years ago?


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:04 AM

 

 

Got to get Call of the Wild. I don't have one, but if I do pick one up, Zelda games are a must.

Breath of the Wild. And yes, get Breath of the Wild. Zelda is my favorite series, and it's damn near the best one. They completely reinvented the series: it's Zelda with a dash of Far Cry and Skyrim. 

 

 

Good catch. Hard to keep track when I don't have a Switch myself!

 

That sounds really cool. Is it anything like how Ocarina revolutionized the series nearly 20 years ago?

 

It completely flips the script. It's incredibly non-linear; the classic formula of "Enter a dungeon, find a tool, use the tool to beat the boss" is gone. In its place are over 100 Shrines, or "mini-dungeons" that are basically puzzle rooms that you have to solve to build up your health or your stamina. And you can climb virtually anything in the game. If you see it: you can get to it. It's to the point that, once you get past the first section of the game (the tutorial, if you will), you can actually go to beat the came, circumventing the entire story. The story itself is minimalistic, which is both good and bad. There isn't a lot there, but I found what story is there (which you can completely skip over) is engaging to the point where you're driving to find every last scrap of it. If you've seen the movie Memento, it plays out in a very similar style. If there's one criticism I have, it's that once you get fairly far into the game, there's not a lot of variety of enemies. That, and there's a weapon degradation system that can get annoying at times, but neither of them are huge concerns. 

 

If you're a Zelda fan, a Nintendo fan, or a fan of games in general, I can't recommend it highly enough. And the Wii U version is virtually identical to the Switch version: the only difference is that the Switch version runs in a higher resolution if docked (roughly 900) while the handheld and the Wii U both run at 720. 

 

Here are some reviews, and a Dunky video:  

 


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:05 AM

Here's the Dunky video: https://www.youtube....h?v=9EvbqxBUG_c


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:53 AM

Physical:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mario Kart 8

Puyo Puyo Tetris (if you like puzzle games)

ARMS - Coming out this month

Splatoon 2 - Coming out next month

 

Digital Offerings:

I Am Setsuna (if you like JRPGs--digital store)

Minecraft (special Mario-themed skins and world exclusive to the Switch and WiiU)

Shovel Knight (new action/platformer fun in old school NES era wrapping)

Blaster Master Zero (old-school action/platformer/adventure game from NES era given an update)

Yooka-Laylee (if you like N64-era platformer titles) 

 

Make sure to get a cover for your dock so it doesn't scratch your screen (docks can be bent), and a pro controller for at home play.  I'd also invest in a case if you take it out or on the road for an extended period of time, as well as the Joy Con Charger ($29.99 charges four Joy Cons), screen protector, and car adapter. And if you didn't get one already, pick up a 128GB SD micro card for storage--you can get one for as cheap as $49 on NewEgg.com or Amazon.com.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

I still only have Mario Kart.  I am kicking ass at it (just beat all the 50cc levels, so no big feat).

 

Probably will get Tetris and Zelda soon.  I am afraid if I get Zelta that my hours of sleep will drop by an hour or two a night...

 

I bought a screen protector, extra joy cons, pro controller, mario kart wheels, 64gb card, and a case.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:51 PM

Splatoon 2 is definitely a must.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:21 PM

Physical:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mario Kart 8

Puyo Puyo Tetris (if you like puzzle games)

ARMS - Coming out this month

Splatoon 2 - Coming out next month

 

Digital Offerings:

I Am Setsuna (if you like JRPGs--digital store)

Minecraft (special Mario-themed skins and world exclusive to the Switch and WiiU)

Shovel Knight (new action/platformer fun in old school NES era wrapping)

Blaster Master Zero (old-school action/platformer/adventure game from NES era given an update)

Yooka-Laylee (if you like N64-era platformer titles) 

 

Make sure to get a cover for your dock so it doesn't scratch your screen (docks can be bent), and a pro controller for at home play.  I'd also invest in a case if you take it out or on the road for an extended period of time, as well as the Joy Con Charger ($29.99 charges four Joy Cons), screen protector, and car adapter. And if you didn't get one already, pick up a 128GB SD micro card for storage--you can get one for as cheap as $49 on NewEgg.com or Amazon.com.

To the storage part, why doesn't Nintendo up their storage? You could get like 6 games that take up 40 gigs of storage and you are toast. The other systems have a lot more gb in them and better storage so I was wondering why don't they up the storage to 100gb or something like that. If they did that people wouldn't have to by external hardware, or better yet make a nintendo  sd card or something like the gamecube memory card. It makes me think about waiting to buy one and maybe wait till they come out with a bigger gb system. If not I am getting one at a price decline to save money to get external hardware.


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