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I had my switch day one and i enjoy it especially the indies try this game out too as well https://youtu.be/jbK0zH1VlD4



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mZuzek said:
Splatoon 2 really is very awkward to play with the Joycons, as the game has you constantly using the right stick which is in a very uncomfortable position on the right Joycon and overall it just doesn't feel nice (never had a problem in other games, though). For that, I really recommend you get a Pro controller, the difference is immense, it's one of the best controllers I've ever used and playing Splatoon 2 with it is a thing of beauty.

Have you tried to play Mario Kart with the Joy-Con? Splatoon is downright comfortable by comparison. I played through all of the cups with them because I was waiting for my Splatoon pro controller to arrive and danm, those handcramps.



SuperNova said:
mZuzek said:
Splatoon 2 really is very awkward to play with the Joycons, as the game has you constantly using the right stick which is in a very uncomfortable position on the right Joycon and overall it just doesn't feel nice (never had a problem in other games, though). For that, I really recommend you get a Pro controller, the difference is immense, it's one of the best controllers I've ever used and playing Splatoon 2 with it is a thing of beauty.

Have you tried to play Mario Kart with the Joy-Con? Splatoon is downright comfortable by comparison. I played through all of the cups with them because I was waiting for my Splatoon pro controller to arrive and danm, those handcramps.

I'm not sure if I have. I know I played it with single Joycon and with the Pro controller, but I feel like I definitely played it on the two Joycons at some point too. Either way, I can't imagine it being as bad because you don't use the right stick at all - then again, I never played it as extensively as Splatoon 2, so what do I know.



I got my Switch about two weeks ago. I already have 5 games for it: Zelda, Mario Kart, Splatoon, Fast RMX, and Mr Shifty. I've VERY pleased with all 5 of them. They are all great. I've never gotten 5 games for a system so quickly, so yeah I'm pretty pleased with it. The first week or so I only played in handheld mode and loved it, except played some two player Fast RMX with my brother in tabletop mode and that was just a freakin cool experience being able to play a handheld multiplayer. Then when I got splatoon I finally took my tv out of the closet and played in tv mode and that was even cooler! The Switch is an amazing console. The whole hybrid thing is highly satisfying. Love the joycons, though obviously playing two player, one with each joycon, is a bit cramped but still works and is really cool.

Joycons are awesome, being able to play handheld or tabletop or tv mode is so cool, games are great, graphics are aweosme, the whole system is a dream!

I haven't even gotten into Zelda that much so far because I started off beating Mr Shifty which is a great game, then played a some Fast RMX, Mario Kart, and Zelda. Then got Splatoon and man that game is fun! Put more time into Splatoon so far than all the other games combined. Need to get more into Zelda though! Next game I'll get is Mario.

My only gripe is Nintendo STILL sucks at online. How is it possible to be this bad at online in 2017. Having to use a phone app to chat is just weird. But the thing that really irked me is yesterday I played online Mario Kart against my brother who got a Switch same day as me, and I realized you can't join matchmaking together! We just had to play against each other with a bunch of CPU opponents. That is incredibly lame. I almost felt like I had to apologize to my brother for how much Nintendo sucks at online. Nintendo has two premiere multiplayer games for this year (MK and Splatoon) and they didn't even provide normal lobby/invites/matchmaking with it for playing with friends in one of them. WTH?!?!



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Slownenberg said:
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.

The system is not a handheld, its a hybrid.The joycons are what they are because they need to fit that criteria.They need to be flexible enough to be used on the go or at home, hence their design.

But yeah, the alternative he is looking for is the pro controller.It was made in mind for people like him(and me).



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mZuzek said:
SuperNova said:

Have you tried to play Mario Kart with the Joy-Con? Splatoon is downright comfortable by comparison. I played through all of the cups with them because I was waiting for my Splatoon pro controller to arrive and danm, those handcramps.

I'm not sure if I have. I know I played it with single Joycon and with the Pro controller, but I feel like I definitely played it on the two Joycons at some point too. Either way, I can't imagine it being as bad because you don't use the right stick at all - then again, I never played it as extensively as Splatoon 2, so what do I know.

In handheld mode with the two joy-con attached it's your gas. You use it constantly and it's awful. :(

After a while I had a constant pain developing in my right thumbs bottom joint. I have never wanted to change a control scheme from thumb stick to trigger so badly, but Nintendo wont allow it.



Dropped my Switch for the first time, yesterday. The left Joycon popped off. Aside from that, no issues. I think it kinda wobble now but that might be in my head.



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SuperNova said:
mZuzek said:

I'm not sure if I have. I know I played it with single Joycon and with the Pro controller, but I feel like I definitely played it on the two Joycons at some point too. Either way, I can't imagine it being as bad because you don't use the right stick at all - then again, I never played it as extensively as Splatoon 2, so what do I know.

In handheld mode with the two joy-con attached it's your gas. You use it constantly and it's awful. :(

After a while I had a constant pain developing in my right thumbs bottom joint. I have never wanted to change a control scheme from thumb stick to trigger so badly, but Nintendo wont allow it.

Can't you just accelerate normally with A or Y? That makes no sense.



Nautilus said:
Slownenberg said:

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.

The system is not a handheld, its a hybrid.The joycons are what they are because they need to fit that criteria.They need to be flexible enough to be used on the go or at home, hence their design.

But yeah, the alternative he is looking for is the pro controller.It was made in mind for people like him(and me).

Maybe, just maybe I want to use the console in handheld mode too? I mean, I'm paying good money for an underpowered console because it has that feature, so maybe I don't want to use it to play on my TV only, with a controller for an extra 70 bucks.

You don't need to explain to me why the joycons are designed this way, I get that this was the only way to make the whole hybrid concept work. But to me they didn't do a "fantastic job", it's more of an okay compromise. The joycons are inferior to the Wii Motes for multiplayer, in handheld mode the Switch is crampier than the 3DS and for a good home console experience you need to pay extra...