- 20 months ago
So I have been interested in getting a switch since I first saw the announcement video about 2 years ago. The portability appeals to me since I am not a big fan of phone games, and I do travel more than the average person. So having that for long car trips or flights would be nice. And then there is the game library. I have been wanting to play BOTW since I first saw the gameplay reveal all the way back in 2014. And then the other first party Nintendo games, like the upcoming Metroid Prime 4 which I am really excited for since Metroid Prime and Super Metroid are tied as one of my favorite games of all time. And I wanted a Wii U to play Mario Kart and Splatoon since the Wii U first released(Before I discovered the Master Race)
But a few things do turn me off.
Lack of a large game library
The cost of accessories
Lack of gamebackup
Lack of classic dpad on the joycons
I know that compared to PSN or Xbox Live Gold the paid online is cheap, but it is still paid online. But then again you do get access to a NES library, that could be expanded into SNES, N64, Gameboy, Gameboy Advanced and Gamecube games in the future. I highly doubt Nintendo won't begin to at least add a lot of these games to the virtual shop. For example games like The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening would be a great game for on the go. Also I think the Switch would be perfect for porting DS/3DS games whether in the form of a physical copy or the virtual shop.
But then there is the Wii U. You can get the Wii U for really cheap on the used market right now. And that does have BOTW, of course the lower quality version which from what I have seen has frequent drops below 24 fps. And it does have games like Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. But it is now an outdated console(Kinda was when it released). But if I wanted to have friends over I would already have the extra controllers for games like Mario Kart because my family has had a Wii for years. But I would lose the more powerful hardware, the portability and future game support.
So what are your opinions on the switch? Is it a good handheld console for the price of it and the games?