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Smartie900 said:
StarDoor said:

Were you satisfied with the software output of the Wii?

I wish certain franchises like Star Fox and F Zero would have been on there.... but the Wii did have some of favorite games like Super Mario Galaxy. Overall, I did have fun with the games I bought on there.

Well at this point Star Fox and F-Zero look like the two most unlikely big Nintendo IPs to come to the Switch, but everything else should be fine. It has Zelda, Mario Kart, Arms and Splatoon, and it's still guaranteed (or very likely) to get 3D and 2D Mario, Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Smash Bros., Pokémon and 3D Metroid - and the thing is, in most cases these look like either the best, or among the best in their respective franchises, as has already been shown with Breath of the Wild, MK8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2.

I too want to believe Star Fox and F-Zero are coming, as they would complete a perfect lineup for me, but I really get the feeling Nintendo just doesn't have any plans for those two.



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StarDoor said:
Smartie900 said:

I wish certain franchises like Star Fox and F Zero would have been on there.... but the Wii did have some of favorite games like Super Mario Galaxy. Overall, I did have fun with the games I bought on there.

If you were content with what the Wii offered, I'd say you'd definitely be satisfied with the Switch. It'll have a longer lifespan and more Nintendo games, since all of Nintendo's software output will be going to it. Additionally, it will have mainline Pokémon games, which is new for Nintendo home consoles.

After thinking about it..... the thought of having a Switch seems increasingly more enticing to me since the games out by this point are looking fantastic. If Nintendo adds a revamped version of Smash Bros Wii U to the Switch..... I might have more fun with the Switch than any other console I've owned.



 

 

mZuzek said:
Smartie900 said:

I wish certain franchises like Star Fox and F Zero would have been on there.... but the Wii did have some of favorite games like Super Mario Galaxy. Overall, I did have fun with the games I bought on there.

Well at this point Star Fox and F-Zero look like the two most unlikely big Nintendo IPs to come to the Switch, but everything else should be fine. It has Zelda, Mario Kart, Arms and Splatoon, and it's still guaranteed (or very likely) to get 3D and 2D Mario, Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Smash Bros., Pokémon and 3D Metroid - and the thing is, in most cases these look like either the best, or among the best in their respective franchises, as has already been shown with Breath of the Wild, MK8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2.

I too want to believe Star Fox and F-Zero are coming, as they would complete a perfect lineup for me, but I really get the feeling Nintendo just doesn't have any plans for those two.

I think the inclusion of the lackluster F Zero minigame on Nintendo Land mucked up the chances of it getting a standalone release. Same thing with Star Fox Zero for Star Fox. It would have been nice if Nintendo had plans for these 2, but I'm perfectly content with their current lineup. I just really want Smash Bros to get a release, as I think that would be a perfect portable game for me.



 

 

Smartie900 said:
mZuzek said:

Well at this point Star Fox and F-Zero look like the two most unlikely big Nintendo IPs to come to the Switch, but everything else should be fine. It has Zelda, Mario Kart, Arms and Splatoon, and it's still guaranteed (or very likely) to get 3D and 2D Mario, Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Smash Bros., Pokémon and 3D Metroid - and the thing is, in most cases these look like either the best, or among the best in their respective franchises, as has already been shown with Breath of the Wild, MK8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2.

I too want to believe Star Fox and F-Zero are coming, as they would complete a perfect lineup for me, but I really get the feeling Nintendo just doesn't have any plans for those two.

I think the inclusion of the lackluster F Zero minigame on Nintendo Land mucked up the chances of it getting a standalone release. Same thing with Star Fox Zero for Star Fox. It would have been nice if Nintendo had plans for these 2, but I'm perfectly content with their current lineup. I just really want Smash Bros to get a release, as I think that would be a perfect portable game for me.

Oh Smash Bros. is coming, that's for sure. The only question at this point is whether it'll be a new game or a remaster of Smash 4, then it's just a matter of time.



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mZuzek said:
Smartie900 said:

I think the inclusion of the lackluster F Zero minigame on Nintendo Land mucked up the chances of it getting a standalone release. Same thing with Star Fox Zero for Star Fox. It would have been nice if Nintendo had plans for these 2, but I'm perfectly content with their current lineup. I just really want Smash Bros to get a release, as I think that would be a perfect portable game for me.

Oh Smash Bros. is coming, that's for sure. The only question at this point is whether it'll be a new game or a remaster of Smash 4, then it's just a matter of time.

Sakurai said Smash 4 would be his last.... but I'm not too sure if I can trust him on that. However, If either one of the two released on the Switch, Nintendo could see sales over 5 million copies. Since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe did incredibly well.... I have a feeling that either Sora or one of Nintendo's internal teams is currently working on a port.



 

 

Smartie900 said:
Yerm said:

After waiting for a few weeks, I finally recieved the Switch bundle that I ordered off of GameStop. With it I also recieved Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Breath of the Wild. I've had at least a few hours to enjoy each game, and have a general impression of the console, and now here is my review of all of it.

The Switch felt very weird taking it out of the box. It's a small tablet with a decent weight to it, but the console itself is probably the most boring part. The biggest shock for me was the joycons. I guess I just never realized based on images alone how tiny the buttons were. The ABXY array is even smaller than the 3DS was, and the thumb sticks were just the same, easily being covered up by my thumb and having a very short range of movement. Using the joycons together as a controller, well in short, it felt like an OUYA controller. Classy and confortable, like Nintendo is known for, with strange controls. But I didnt let that stop me, I decided that I would probably just get use it and I moved onto the games. Loading up the system was fast and easy, and only required a few small updates. The only downside I could see was the Joycon battery life. If you are playing in TV mode and your Joycons are running low on battery, the only way to charge them is with the separately sold charging grip (which I dont have) or to connect them to the Switch console itself and go portable.

Splatoon 2 was the game I was most excited for, so naturally I booted it up first. Having played Splatoon all the way up until I got a Switch, all I can say is that the sequel is not friendly to returning players. I was use to having the giant Gamepad as a controller, but now using the Joycons, it almost felt a bit cramped. Not to mention a few unnecessary changes to the control scheme. The jump button which was previously mapped to X is now mapped to B. They did this to have the jump button closest to the thumb stick, but its just an awkward transition. The X button now opens the map, meaning I frequently end up opening the map by accident when I meant to jump. The motion controls also did not help much in handheld mode. I frequently had to shift the Switch far up or far down to realign it. And the small screen was a bit awkward to play on, but the pixel density did at least make it look nice while playing. Another thing to note is the stages. Splatoon wasnt too big on stage detail due to limited power, but the sequel is packed to the brim, almost to the point where its a bad thing. Splatoon stages felt open and free, always capturing the feel of an outside environment. But Splatoon 2 almost feels artificial, like everything is closed in, and inside. I wouldnt say it makes me claustrophobic, just odd. But I suppose thats the main point, your character in Splatoon 2 is meant to be new, just starting off, and even as a vivid Splatoon player, Splatoon 2 does a great job pulling that off. I feel completely immersed in the world they built around this game.

Breath of the Wild, I havent been active in too much, but it does amaze me how great the scale is of this world and how free-form everything feels. Unfortunately I dont have an opinion on it yet. I do love the gameplay though, and I can tell Im going to have a lot of fun with it.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe however delived exactly what I wanted and fixed every problem I had with the original. If you always led the race, you would get 90% coins as items, now there is a lot more variety. I can now play my favorite Mario Kart game at home, or on the go, and it really is a breath of fresh air to finally be able to step away from Mario Kart 7's broken mechanics. Not to mention battle mode is back and better than ever. My only issue is the placement of the + and - buttons. It feels unnatural to reach for the + to pause the game. Needless to say, I am impressed with how well this game came out. Im usually not one for remasters, but I have to make an exception here. Of any Wii U game, this one deserved a port. 

I'm supposed to be getting a Switch in about a month. It's my first Nintendo console since the Wii. With the amount of games available on it right now and the ones coming out, do you think it's okay for someone inexperienced with Nintendo to invest 300 dollars into it right now? I really want to try out Breath Of The Wild, Splatoon 2, and Odyssey, but am a bit concerned about it's future.

well, im just going to assume you have another console already for all other games, so with that in mind, yes, i recommend it. The Switch takes the "quality over quantity" mentality almost a bit too well. there arent too many games on it currently, but all of them are amazingly fun to play and the portability factor of the Switch just makes that much better of a purchase. this thing is looking at a bright future and i would argue its the best time in 10 years to get back into Nintendo if youve stepped away. 



BillyBlaze said:
I'm relieved to read that I'm not the only person who finds the joycons way too small and uncomfortable. They were clearly made with the average small Japanese hand in mind - which is strange, considering that the west is such an important market for Nintendo...

Do you guys see a chance of Nintendo making bigger single-player-only Joycons as accessories in the future? I am afraid they won't see any need to change as people who don't like the Joycons buy the Switch anyway and just use the pro controller...

They already did this for you, its called the pro controller. The system is a handheld, they joycons have to be the same size as the system, it has nothing to do with japanese hands, it has to do with the joycons being handheld controllers. So no they will not create larger joycons, thats the whole point of the pro controller - a normal game controller for those who don't want to use the joycons.

And yea the joycons do feel pretty small, and i imagine they would feel really small in large hands, but again, it was the only way nintendo could make detachable motion controllers for a handheld/hybrid system. And they did a pretty fantastic job of it, and provide the pro controller for those people who just want a normal controller.



Thanks for the open and honest opinion.
I am looking at maybe a switch in the future for a few select titles and this helps me see through the fanboy opinions which always seem to be too forced.



I felt the same way about the joy cons at first, but I'm surprised how quickly I got used to it. I prefer to play the games in handheld mode as my 47 inch tv is just too big for HD ready resolution and you can see pixels too clearly. The joycons I place detached from anything and sith with one in each hand. Feels really good now actually. Only problem like that is you can't charge the system while having it stand on a table.