So the other day I finally found a Nintendo Switch. The ever-elusive new console was in stock at my local Target. I got the red and blue joy-con version, along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a pro controller. I also picked up Mario Kart 8 digitally.
After all of that I must say that I’m quickly falling in love with the Switch.
Yes, right now I only have two games, and the current library isn’t all that robust… And a lot of the upcoming games are ports of old games.
Today though, we did get Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. It’s currently sitting at an 85 on Metacritic, and we’ll wait and see how it sells.
Personally, I cannot wait for October 27: that is when Super Mario Odyssey comes out. Nintendo has not one, but two huge games in the first year of its new console.
Zelda will probably be the game of the year (so far, it’s awesome), and that’s if Mario doesn’t blow everybody’s pants off.
I’m also excited to dig into their small game library. Games like Snipper Clips and Mister Shifty have me very excited because I dig smaller indie games that try to do something different to set it apart from the crowd.
I do hope the entertainment uses of the system gets fleshed out as updates roll out. Having Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc. with a high quality screen would be fantastic. It’d also be great if you could have a way to download movies and shows to watch while traveling.
What I have to say about the Switch is that it’s got a lot of potential. It’s selling very well, and hopefully third party publishers will jump on board. 2K and EA are throwing a couple of their annual sports games into the ring, and if those do well, maybe others will come along for a ride.