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Red Five    3,223

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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dudeguyy    3,299

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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HuskermanMike    315

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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Red Five    3,223

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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Cdog923    1,047

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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dudeguyy    3,299

 

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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Cdog923    1,047

 

 

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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VectorVictor    1,775

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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Red Five    3,223

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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HuskermanMike    315

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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VectorVictor    1,775

 

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.

 

 

To keep costs down and remove potential bottlenecks from manufacture--the solid state storage is a potential bottleneck, as smartphones and other tablets use similar storage, and 32GB *should* be in plentiful stock--you go higher, and less is made and the cost goes up...though it looks like there are other parts that may become bottlenecks and keep Nintendo from upping production from ~14mil to ~20mil this fiscal year. Considering those other parts are used in Apple products, and Nintendo is small potatoes compared to what Apple can offer...that production improvement may not happen soon.

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mrandyk    521

I have Zelda, Mario Kart, and Binding of Isaac for full retail releases, plus Snipperclips, and two Neo Geo games. I'm absolutely in love with the hardware of the Switch. I think that a system that seamlessly goes from handheld to TV, and has two built in controllers is just brilliant. I had a flight and long layover last week and was able to break off the controllers and kill some time in the airport with my girlfriend.

 

That being said, there just aren't games out there. Zelda is disappointing given they spent a million years making it and it doesn't live up to other entries in the series, Mario Kart is a terrible game if you don't have someone else local to play with you, and there is almost nothing on the horizon. The Arms demo was crap, Splatoon 2 looks as uninspiring as the first, which leaves Mario Odyssey in December as the next big release on my radar.

 

Next to Zelda, I've probably spent the most time playing Neo Geo Turf Masters. Golf game that is very easy to pick up and play but impossible to master. Well worth the $8. I've got no problem playing older games on my new hardware while waiting for more titles to come out, but Nintendo couldn't even get their Virtual Console up and running. Wii, Wii U and 3DS all had that in the launch window. They were so obnoxiously ill prepared for the Switch launch. They haven't paid attention to the Wii U in years, and now the two big Switch games are just Wii U games. What in the hell has Nintendo been doing these past few years?

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Cdog923    1,047

I have Zelda, Mario Kart, and Binding of Isaac for full retail releases, plus Snipperclips, and two Neo Geo games. I'm absolutely in love with the hardware of the Switch. I think that a system that seamlessly goes from handheld to TV, and has two built in controllers is just brilliant. I had a flight and long layover last week and was able to break off the controllers and kill some time in the airport with my girlfriend.

 

That being said, there just aren't games out there. Zelda is disappointing given they spent a million years making it and it doesn't live up to other entries in the series, Mario Kart is a terrible game if you don't have someone else local to play with you, and there is almost nothing on the horizon. The Arms demo was crap, Splatoon 2 looks as uninspiring as the first, which leaves Mario Odyssey in December as the next big release on my radar.

 

Next to Zelda, I've probably spent the most time playing Neo Geo Turf Masters. Golf game that is very easy to pick up and play but impossible to master. Well worth the $8. I've got no problem playing older games on my new hardware while waiting for more titles to come out, but Nintendo couldn't even get their Virtual Console up and running. Wii, Wii U and 3DS all had that in the launch window. They were so obnoxiously ill prepared for the Switch launch. They haven't paid attention to the Wii U in years, and now the two big Switch games are just Wii U games. What in the hell has Nintendo been doing these past few years?

 

As someone who has religiously played Zelda games since 1988, I strongly disagree with this.

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mrandyk    521

 

I have Zelda, Mario Kart, and Binding of Isaac for full retail releases, plus Snipperclips, and two Neo Geo games. I'm absolutely in love with the hardware of the Switch. I think that a system that seamlessly goes from handheld to TV, and has two built in controllers is just brilliant. I had a flight and long layover last week and was able to break off the controllers and kill some time in the airport with my girlfriend.

 

That being said, there just aren't games out there. Zelda is disappointing given they spent a million years making it and it doesn't live up to other entries in the series, Mario Kart is a terrible game if you don't have someone else local to play with you, and there is almost nothing on the horizon. The Arms demo was crap, Splatoon 2 looks as uninspiring as the first, which leaves Mario Odyssey in December as the next big release on my radar.

 

Next to Zelda, I've probably spent the most time playing Neo Geo Turf Masters. Golf game that is very easy to pick up and play but impossible to master. Well worth the $8. I've got no problem playing older games on my new hardware while waiting for more titles to come out, but Nintendo couldn't even get their Virtual Console up and running. Wii, Wii U and 3DS all had that in the launch window. They were so obnoxiously ill prepared for the Switch launch. They haven't paid attention to the Wii U in years, and now the two big Switch games are just Wii U games. What in the hell has Nintendo been doing these past few years?

 

As someone who has religiously played Zelda games since 1988, I strongly disagree with this.

 

I won't say I've religiously played the series, but have played through just about every main entry to the series (have not done most handheld entries or Skyward Sword) with WindWaker, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Link's Awakening among my favorites.

 

Breath of the Wild, to me, is very underwhelming when I compare it to my favorite entries in the series. There's just so very little content to it. It's a vast world of nothing, complete with pathetically short dungeons and all the boring rock climbing and hang gliding everyone has been begging for. Every instance of enjoyment felt like it was ended prematurely, like where is the rest of this dungeon? When thinking of WindWaker, which is also plagued by monotonous travel, I remember being rewarded for my travels. Entertaining, fulfilling dungeons and inspiring settings.

 

I will replay it with tempered expectations, but right now my stance is that Breath of the Wild just doesn't have enough substance.

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Cdog923    1,047

 

 

I have Zelda, Mario Kart, and Binding of Isaac for full retail releases, plus Snipperclips, and two Neo Geo games. I'm absolutely in love with the hardware of the Switch. I think that a system that seamlessly goes from handheld to TV, and has two built in controllers is just brilliant. I had a flight and long layover last week and was able to break off the controllers and kill some time in the airport with my girlfriend.

 

That being said, there just aren't games out there. Zelda is disappointing given they spent a million years making it and it doesn't live up to other entries in the series, Mario Kart is a terrible game if you don't have someone else local to play with you, and there is almost nothing on the horizon. The Arms demo was crap, Splatoon 2 looks as uninspiring as the first, which leaves Mario Odyssey in December as the next big release on my radar.

 

Next to Zelda, I've probably spent the most time playing Neo Geo Turf Masters. Golf game that is very easy to pick up and play but impossible to master. Well worth the $8. I've got no problem playing older games on my new hardware while waiting for more titles to come out, but Nintendo couldn't even get their Virtual Console up and running. Wii, Wii U and 3DS all had that in the launch window. They were so obnoxiously ill prepared for the Switch launch. They haven't paid attention to the Wii U in years, and now the two big Switch games are just Wii U games. What in the hell has Nintendo been doing these past few years?

 

As someone who has religiously played Zelda games since 1988, I strongly disagree with this.

 

I won't say I've religiously played the series, but have played through just about every main entry to the series (have not done most handheld entries or Skyward Sword) with WindWaker, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Link's Awakening among my favorites.

 

Breath of the Wild, to me, is very underwhelming when I compare it to my favorite entries in the series. There's just so very little content to it. It's a vast world of nothing, complete with pathetically short dungeons and all the boring rock climbing and hang gliding everyone has been begging for. Every instance of enjoyment felt like it was ended prematurely, like where is the rest of this dungeon? When thinking of WindWaker, which is also plagued by monotonous travel, I remember being rewarded for my travels. Entertaining, fulfilling dungeons and inspiring settings.

 

I will replay it with tempered expectations, but right now my stance is that Breath of the Wild just doesn't have enough substance.

 

For context, how far into the game are you?

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VectorVictor    1,775

 

 

I have Zelda, Mario Kart, and Binding of Isaac for full retail releases, plus Snipperclips, and two Neo Geo games. I'm absolutely in love with the hardware of the Switch. I think that a system that seamlessly goes from handheld to TV, and has two built in controllers is just brilliant. I had a flight and long layover last week and was able to break off the controllers and kill some time in the airport with my girlfriend.

 

That being said, there just aren't games out there. Zelda is disappointing given they spent a million years making it and it doesn't live up to other entries in the series, Mario Kart is a terrible game if you don't have someone else local to play with you, and there is almost nothing on the horizon. The Arms demo was crap, Splatoon 2 looks as uninspiring as the first, which leaves Mario Odyssey in December as the next big release on my radar.

 

Next to Zelda, I've probably spent the most time playing Neo Geo Turf Masters. Golf game that is very easy to pick up and play but impossible to master. Well worth the $8. I've got no problem playing older games on my new hardware while waiting for more titles to come out, but Nintendo couldn't even get their Virtual Console up and running. Wii, Wii U and 3DS all had that in the launch window. They were so obnoxiously ill prepared for the Switch launch. They haven't paid attention to the Wii U in years, and now the two big Switch games are just Wii U games. What in the hell has Nintendo been doing these past few years?

 

As someone who has religiously played Zelda games since 1988, I strongly disagree with this.

 

I won't say I've religiously played the series, but have played through just about every main entry to the series (have not done most handheld entries or Skyward Sword) with WindWaker, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Link's Awakening among my favorites.

 

Breath of the Wild, to me, is very underwhelming when I compare it to my favorite entries in the series. There's just so very little content to it. It's a vast world of nothing, complete with pathetically short dungeons and all the boring rock climbing and hang gliding everyone has been begging for. Every instance of enjoyment felt like it was ended prematurely, like where is the rest of this dungeon? When thinking of WindWaker, which is also plagued by monotonous travel, I remember being rewarded for my travels. Entertaining, fulfilling dungeons and inspiring settings.

 

I will replay it with tempered expectations, but right now my stance is that Breath of the Wild just doesn't have enough substance.

 

 

Wind Waker has the exact same number of main dungeons as BotW: Four + Ganon Endgame. There are just substantially more mini-dungeons, exploration elements, and places to find things in BotW than Wind Waker.

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mrandyk    521

 

 

 

I have Zelda, Mario Kart, and Binding of Isaac for full retail releases, plus Snipperclips, and two Neo Geo games. I'm absolutely in love with the hardware of the Switch. I think that a system that seamlessly goes from handheld to TV, and has two built in controllers is just brilliant. I had a flight and long layover last week and was able to break off the controllers and kill some time in the airport with my girlfriend.

 

That being said, there just aren't games out there. Zelda is disappointing given they spent a million years making it and it doesn't live up to other entries in the series, Mario Kart is a terrible game if you don't have someone else local to play with you, and there is almost nothing on the horizon. The Arms demo was crap, Splatoon 2 looks as uninspiring as the first, which leaves Mario Odyssey in December as the next big release on my radar.

 

Next to Zelda, I've probably spent the most time playing Neo Geo Turf Masters. Golf game that is very easy to pick up and play but impossible to master. Well worth the $8. I've got no problem playing older games on my new hardware while waiting for more titles to come out, but Nintendo couldn't even get their Virtual Console up and running. Wii, Wii U and 3DS all had that in the launch window. They were so obnoxiously ill prepared for the Switch launch. They haven't paid attention to the Wii U in years, and now the two big Switch games are just Wii U games. What in the hell has Nintendo been doing these past few years?

 

As someone who has religiously played Zelda games since 1988, I strongly disagree with this.

 

I won't say I've religiously played the series, but have played through just about every main entry to the series (have not done most handheld entries or Skyward Sword) with WindWaker, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Link's Awakening among my favorites.

 

Breath of the Wild, to me, is very underwhelming when I compare it to my favorite entries in the series. There's just so very little content to it. It's a vast world of nothing, complete with pathetically short dungeons and all the boring rock climbing and hang gliding everyone has been begging for. Every instance of enjoyment felt like it was ended prematurely, like where is the rest of this dungeon? When thinking of WindWaker, which is also plagued by monotonous travel, I remember being rewarded for my travels. Entertaining, fulfilling dungeons and inspiring settings.

 

I will replay it with tempered expectations, but right now my stance is that Breath of the Wild just doesn't have enough substance.

 

For context, how far into the game are you?

 

Played through the main quest back in March. Did not bother with Korok seeds or many side quests.

 

This topic has inspired me to pick the game back up for a replay. Maybe I'll come away with a different opinion after playing with a different mindset.

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Cdog923    1,047

 

 

 

 

I have Zelda, Mario Kart, and Binding of Isaac for full retail releases, plus Snipperclips, and two Neo Geo games. I'm absolutely in love with the hardware of the Switch. I think that a system that seamlessly goes from handheld to TV, and has two built in controllers is just brilliant. I had a flight and long layover last week and was able to break off the controllers and kill some time in the airport with my girlfriend.

 

That being said, there just aren't games out there. Zelda is disappointing given they spent a million years making it and it doesn't live up to other entries in the series, Mario Kart is a terrible game if you don't have someone else local to play with you, and there is almost nothing on the horizon. The Arms demo was crap, Splatoon 2 looks as uninspiring as the first, which leaves Mario Odyssey in December as the next big release on my radar.

 

Next to Zelda, I've probably spent the most time playing Neo Geo Turf Masters. Golf game that is very easy to pick up and play but impossible to master. Well worth the $8. I've got no problem playing older games on my new hardware while waiting for more titles to come out, but Nintendo couldn't even get their Virtual Console up and running. Wii, Wii U and 3DS all had that in the launch window. They were so obnoxiously ill prepared for the Switch launch. They haven't paid attention to the Wii U in years, and now the two big Switch games are just Wii U games. What in the hell has Nintendo been doing these past few years?

 

As someone who has religiously played Zelda games since 1988, I strongly disagree with this.

 

I won't say I've religiously played the series, but have played through just about every main entry to the series (have not done most handheld entries or Skyward Sword) with WindWaker, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Link's Awakening among my favorites.

 

Breath of the Wild, to me, is very underwhelming when I compare it to my favorite entries in the series. There's just so very little content to it. It's a vast world of nothing, complete with pathetically short dungeons and all the boring rock climbing and hang gliding everyone has been begging for. Every instance of enjoyment felt like it was ended prematurely, like where is the rest of this dungeon? When thinking of WindWaker, which is also plagued by monotonous travel, I remember being rewarded for my travels. Entertaining, fulfilling dungeons and inspiring settings.

 

I will replay it with tempered expectations, but right now my stance is that Breath of the Wild just doesn't have enough substance.

 

For context, how far into the game are you?

 

Played through the main quest back in March. Did not bother with Korok seeds or many side quests.

 

This topic has inspired me to pick the game back up for a replay. Maybe I'll come away with a different opinion after playing with a different mindset.

 

A lot of my enjoyment was derived from the sidequests and the side missions.

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Maybe I'm unusual in this regard but I like all the 2D games. I appreciate Ocarina's legend status in the series and had a blast with Skyward Sword on Wii but nothing can get past ALTTP for me.

 

My favorite game since then has probably been Link Between Worlds :D

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Cdog923    1,047

Maybe I'm unusual in this regard but I like all the 2D games. I appreciate Ocarina's legend status in the series and had a blast with Skyward Sword on Wii but nothing can get past ALTTP for me.

 

My favorite game since then has probably been Link Between Worlds :D

Absolutely nothing wrong with that. LttP is solidly top 3 for me, and I still have a soft spot for the first two NES games.

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VectorVictor    1,775

Maybe I'm unusual in this regard but I like all the 2D games. I appreciate Ocarina's legend status in the series and had a blast with Skyward Sword on Wii but nothing can get past ALTTP for me.

 

My favorite game since then has probably been Link Between Worlds :D

 

Was just going to say, Link Between Worlds is necessary playing for *ANYONE* that loved LttP. That game was very well done, and it laid the groundwork for BotW in that they gave Link all of the tools from the get-go, and you had to figure out how to use them in different combinations (instead of the traditional Zelda approach--e.g. where when you're in the hookshot dungeon, most of the puzzles are hookshot-based).

 

And when it comes to Zelda games, don't forget the excellent CD-i titles of yore:

 

zeldacdi.jpg

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hskerholic    113

I am hoping to have one by the end of the week. Reading this a Screen protector is a must anything else?

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mrandyk    521

I am hoping to have one by the end of the week. Reading this a Screen protector is a must anything else?

Screen protector is the only thing I have bought for my Switch besides games. Some tempered glass is a must.

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Maybe I'm unusual in this regard but I like all the 2D games. I appreciate Ocarina's legend status in the series and had a blast with Skyward Sword on Wii but nothing can get past ALTTP for me.

 

My favorite game since then has probably been Link Between Worlds :D

 

Was just going to say, Link Between Worlds is necessary playing for *ANYONE* that loved LttP. That game was very well done, and it laid the groundwork for BotW in that they gave Link all of the tools from the get-go, and you had to figure out how to use them in different combinations (instead of the traditional Zelda approach--e.g. where when you're in the hookshot dungeon, most of the puzzles are hookshot-based).

 

And when it comes to Zelda games, don't forget the excellent CD-i titles of yore:

 

zeldacdi.jpg

 

A few weeks ago I made it to Nintendo World in Manhattan. They had a big display honoring the Zelda series. They had all entries to the series, replica items (sword, shield, potions, ocarina), Nintendo Power from 1980s promoting either LoZ or Zelda 2, special edition systems, etc. But not one mention of the CD-I games! Naturally my girlfriend had no idea what I was talking about, nor did I care to being explaining those games. Bought a neat tin full of sour candy in the shape of original 8 bit Link.

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hskerholic    113

 

I am hoping to have one by the end of the week. Reading this a Screen protector is a must anything else?

Screen protector is the only thing I have bought for my Switch besides games. Some tempered glass is a must.

 

thanks.

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VectorVictor    1,775

BTW, if anyone is looking for a Nintendo Switch still, Best Buy and Target have been hoarding them for this coming week. Target has Switch in their Sunday ad, not sure about Best Buy yet...but if you're looking to score one, this Sunday should be a good opportunity to do so, provided you're inclined to get to your local Target early.

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BTW, if anyone is looking for a Nintendo Switch still, Best Buy and Target have been hoarding them for this coming week. Target has Switch in their Sunday ad, not sure about Best Buy yet...but if you're looking to score one, this Sunday should be a good opportunity to do so, provided you're inclined to get to your local Target early.

Hey thanks I might try that. I have been everywhere looking for one.

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mrandyk    521

Holy sh#t, they're making Metroid Prime 4.

Nintendo is not messing around. Switch is showing a lot of potential.

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VectorVictor    1,775

Holy sh#t, they're making Metroid Prime 4.

And a regular Pokémon game down the road. And the Switch version of FIFA and NBA 2K look on point. Same with Skyrim.

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jsneb83    1,369
13 hours ago, Moiraine said:

Got one 2 days ago for Splatoon 2. Love the game but the lack of local 2-player is ridiculous. 

Every platform seems to be going away from local multiplayer.

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RedDenver    1,553

My son is 6 and just getting into video games on my phone. We're thinking about getting a console for him for Christmas and I'm leaning towards the Switch mainly because Nintendo has historically been good for kid-friendly content. What's everyone's thoughts on the Switch vs other consoles for kids?

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Moiraine    5,702
6 minutes ago, RedDenver said:

My son is 6 and just getting into video games on my phone. We're thinking about getting a console for him for Christmas and I'm leaning towards the Switch mainly because Nintendo has historically been good for kid-friendly content. What's everyone's thoughts on the Switch vs other consoles for kids?

 

 

 

I don't know a lot about it yet but if I were you I would look into the Wii U as well and even the regular Wii. They'll have more games. And on the Wii U you can download old nintendo games (Wii down to Nintendo) and use a Wii remote for the Wii games that require you to move the remote around.

 

We have a Wii U and you can do 4 player Mario Kart.

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RedDenver    1,553
49 minutes ago, Moiraine said:

 

 

 

I don't know a lot about it yet but if I were you I would look into the Wii U as well and even the regular Wii. They'll have more games. And on the Wii U you can download old nintendo games (Wii down to Nintendo) and use a Wii remote for the Wii games that require you to move the remote around.

 

We have a Wii U and you can do 4 player Mario Kart.

Thanks.

 

We have a Wii that he's starting to play but we wanted to upgrade to something more current. And all the reviews I've seen have said the Switch is far better than the Wii U.

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Moiraine    5,702
7 minutes ago, RedDenver said:

Thanks.

 

We have a Wii that he's starting to play but we wanted to upgrade to something more current. And all the reviews I've seen have said the Switch is far better than the Wii U.

 

 

Admittedly we've only had the Switch for 3 days, heh. And don't plan on playing anything but Splatoon 2 for several months at least. I wonder what the Wii U reviews are about. Maybe the giant controller? I can't see that as being easy for a 6 year old to handle. It's heavy and huge. Anyhow - both Splatoon games are pretty awesome.

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VectorVictor    1,775
On 8/19/2017 at 0:59 PM, RedDenver said:

Thanks.

 

We have a Wii that he's starting to play but we wanted to upgrade to something more current. And all the reviews I've seen have said the Switch is far better than the Wii U.

 

I have both a WiiU and Switch, and I'd suggest going with the latter. I have a 4 year old and a 9 year old that both adore the system and use it without any issues. The 9 year old could use the WiiU without problem, but not so for the 4 year old.

 

IMO, the Switch UI is better (faster, cleaner) the unit is fully portable (so you can buy a car charger and take the Switch with you), and frankly, the majority of the WiiU titles that did well or had strong critical response are making the leap to the Switch in an upgraded form (e.g. Mario Kart 8 EX, Pokken Tournament DX, Splatoon 2) or are rumored to be ported rather soon (Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Super Smash Brothers, Mario 3D World, Super Mario Maker are all rumored titles that have had strong hits for future ports).

 

Also, the Switch is set to outsell the WiiU install base in less than a year (likely this Holiday season), which means you'll start seeing more AAA titles being ported over. There's even been rumblings of games like Overwatch and Diablo 3 being ported over (the former would need a downgrade of certain assets in order to maintain speed and fluidity though). And Nintendo has been rather indie-friendly, so there's already a lot of good games available on their marketplace. 

 

Anyway, just my $.02. 

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Cdog923    1,047

Once Nintendo announces what their Virtual Console on Switch will look like, and maybe announce a hardware upgrade, then I'll be completely on board. 

 

Until then, I've got Breath of the Wild on Wii U to tie me over. 

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Coming out with a subscription service for $20/year that will include classic games

 

Online play for Switch games will be free until the full service comes online in 2018, at which point players will need to pay for membership in order to access online multiplayer. One month’s subscription will cost $3.99, with three months running to $7.99, and a year’s membership available for $19.99. In addition to multiplayer access, subscription also opens up eShop deals, meaning members will get money off new games bought through Nintendo’s digital download platform.

 

Also included in that fee is access to classic games from Nintendo’s back catalog, updated with multiplayer support and playable on the new console. Nintendo had originally indicated that these games would only be available for download for a month at a time, similar to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, but the company today confirmed to Kotaku that all the games under this umbrella would be available for all subscribers in a library. “Users can play as many of the games as they want, as often as they like, as long as they have an active subscription,” a spokesperson told the publication.

 

It’s not clear exactly which of Nintendo’s retro games will be available down the line, but the company references Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario on its site. At launch, the classic library will only include NES games, but Nintendo says it’s considering bringing over SNES games too at some point in the future.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/1/15727548/nintendo-switch-online-20-dollars-a-year

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Cdog923    1,047
5 minutes ago, Red Five said:

Coming out with a subscription service for $20/year that will include classic games

 

Online play for Switch games will be free until the full service comes online in 2018, at which point players will need to pay for membership in order to access online multiplayer. One month’s subscription will cost $3.99, with three months running to $7.99, and a year’s membership available for $19.99. In addition to multiplayer access, subscription also opens up eShop deals, meaning members will get money off new games bought through Nintendo’s digital download platform.

 

Also included in that fee is access to classic games from Nintendo’s back catalog, updated with multiplayer support and playable on the new console. Nintendo had originally indicated that these games would only be available for download for a month at a time, similar to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, but the company today confirmed to Kotaku that all the games under this umbrella would be available for all subscribers in a library. “Users can play as many of the games as they want, as often as they like, as long as they have an active subscription,” a spokesperson told the publication.

 

It’s not clear exactly which of Nintendo’s retro games will be available down the line, but the company references Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario on its site. At launch, the classic library will only include NES games, but Nintendo says it’s considering bringing over SNES games too at some point in the future.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/1/15727548/nintendo-switch-online-20-dollars-a-year

I'm more interested in what they're going to do with the previous VC; when upgrading from Wii to Wii U, you were able to port most of the games you purchased on the Wii VC to Wii U. 

 

I am super interested in the possibility of playing class multiplayer games online, though, like the original Super Mario Kart, Star Fox 64, etc. They need to figure out something better for voice chat, though. 

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VectorVictor    1,775
3 hours ago, Red Five said:

Coming out with a subscription service for $20/year that will include classic games

 

Online play for Switch games will be free until the full service comes online in 2018, at which point players will need to pay for membership in order to access online multiplayer. One month’s subscription will cost $3.99, with three months running to $7.99, and a year’s membership available for $19.99. In addition to multiplayer access, subscription also opens up eShop deals, meaning members will get money off new games bought through Nintendo’s digital download platform.

 

Also included in that fee is access to classic games from Nintendo’s back catalog, updated with multiplayer support and playable on the new console. Nintendo had originally indicated that these games would only be available for download for a month at a time, similar to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, but the company today confirmed to Kotaku that all the games under this umbrella would be available for all subscribers in a library. “Users can play as many of the games as they want, as often as they like, as long as they have an active subscription,” a spokesperson told the publication.

 

It’s not clear exactly which of Nintendo’s retro games will be available down the line, but the company references Super Mario Bros. 3, Balloon Fight and Dr. Mario on its site. At launch, the classic library will only include NES games, but Nintendo says it’s considering bringing over SNES games too at some point in the future.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/1/15727548/nintendo-switch-online-20-dollars-a-year

 

This isn't VC though--this is a Nintendo charging for their online service, and instead of giving folks free games already in their store (a la XBL and PSN), Nintendo will be revisiting classic titles and adding online multiplayer to them, and giving them out to folks that shell out for their online service for free.  

 

And Virtual Console titles didn't show up on the WiiU until six months after launch. We're not six months out from the Switch's launch...figure Nintendo has until the end of September to give us something concrete and fully detail if our prior purchases will carry over. 

 

3 hours ago, Cdog923 said:

They need to figure out something better for voice chat, though. 

 

C'mon, you don't want to use a dongle and your own mobile device to talk to friends? :D 

 

Seriously, that's the one big messup with the Switch IMO--no baked in voice chat. Hell, it already has Bluetooth connectivity--just support Bluetooth headsets only and run it through your OS, Nintendo. It's not like your OS is so convoluted that you'll take a performance hit supporting this.

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On ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 9:41 PM, Moiraine said:

Got one 2 days ago for Splatoon 2. Love the game but the lack of local 2-player is ridiculous. 

 

The Blue Ajah is ridiculous. 

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Cdog923    1,047

Wife bought me a Switch for my birthday this weekend; ended up getting Mario + Rabbids and Splatoon 2. I also bought Sonic Mania. I'd recommend all three; if you like the XCom series, Mario + Rabbids is pretty much that with Mario pasted on. Pretty fun game, though. Sonic Mania is a return to the side scrolling 2-D style of games that made Sonic popular back in the day. What is interesting with it is that Sega enlisted the help of some programmers of ROMs and fan games to assist with the creation of the game. 

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VectorVictor    1,775
On 9/25/2017 at 8:29 AM, Cdog923 said:

Wife bought me a Switch for my birthday this weekend; ended up getting Mario + Rabbids and Splatoon 2. I also bought Sonic Mania. I'd recommend all three; if you like the XCom series, Mario + Rabbids is pretty much that with Mario pasted on. Pretty fun game, though. Sonic Mania is a return to the side scrolling 2-D style of games that made Sonic popular back in the day. What is interesting with it is that Sega enlisted the help of some programmers of ROMs and fan games to assist with the creation of the game. 

 

Congrats--if you're looking for multiplayer for Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, or anything else, give me a holler. 

 

Also, didn't know if folks saw, but Bethesda is porting Doom over to the Switch, and it will be out by this XMas, as well as Wolfenstein 2 (next Spring, most likely). There's also scuttlebutt about Fallout 4 being ported (likely w/o mods...but c'mon, *portable* Fallout 4) and other companies porting their wares over (e.g. SquareEnix and Final Fantasy XV). Plus the Diablo III and Overwatch to Switch rumors won't die...

 

 

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Cdog923    1,047
6 minutes ago, VectorVictor said:

 

Congrats--if you're looking for multiplayer for Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, or anything else, give me a holler. 

 

Also, didn't know if folks saw, but Bethesda is porting Doom over to the Switch, and it will be out by this XMas, as well as Wolfenstein 2 (next Spring, most likely). There's also scuttlebutt about Fallout 4 being ported (likely w/o mods...but c'mon, *portable* Fallout 4) and other companies porting their wares over (e.g. SquareEnix and Final Fantasy XV). Plus the Diablo III and Overwatch to Switch rumors won't die...

 

 

Will do; still getting a feel for Splatoon. I'm fairly worthless unless I've got a Roller; still trying to figure out which guns I can be effective with. 

 

Also fighting the urge to buy BotW again rather than waiting for a price drop. 

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VectorVictor    1,775
7 minutes ago, Cdog923 said:

Will do; still getting a feel for Splatoon. I'm fairly worthless unless I've got a Roller; still trying to figure out which guns I can be effective with. 

 

Also fighting the urge to buy BotW again rather than waiting for a price drop. 

 

Just buy it again for the Switch and sell your WiiU copy--I got $35 bucks for it via Amazon, and considering I buy my games at Best Buy now and get 20% off any new title at any time because of their $30/2 year club, I really only paid $12 for it. 

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