Went to Nintendo Switch Event Two Weeks Ago. Here Are My Thoughts.

Since OnePunchMan asked my about my Splatoon 2 experience, I realized that it would be nice to share what I thought about the hardware and the software of the Switch. You know, since I got to handle the system and play its games. I've been able to sit and think about it since that Saturday afternoon all those days ago, so my thoughts are no longer just "OMG!!1!! Snipperclips so kawaii!!!!" As such, now seems as good as any to talk about it.

Just to get it out of the way: I didn't play Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (I didn't want to showcase my terrible fighting skills in public), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (I already have Mario Kart 8 Normal), Super Bomberman R (no interest), Skylanders: Imaginators (no interest, and little kids were dominating that anyway), Sonic Mania (it's a 2D Sonic game made by Sonic fans, so I'm just assumed it was good), Just Dance 2017 (no faith in my dancing skills), Has Been Heroes (low priority, ran out of time), or 1, 2, Switch (low priority and had a line).

Nintendo Switch Hardware


Snipperclips (Played with single Joy-Con)


Puyo Puyo Tetris (Played with Joy-Con Grip)


Fast Racing RMX (Played with Pro Controller)


Disgaea 5 (Played with Joy-Con Grip)


Splatoon 2 (Played Handheld Mode and TV; used Pro Controller for latter)


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Played TV w/ Joy-Con Grip and Handheld)


ARMS (Played with Joy-Cons)


The refreshments


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Thanks a lot for your impressions !
They're very detailed and interesting. I have to say it's funny that we got to try out very complementary selections of games. I couldn't try Snipperclips and Splatoon 2 unfortunately but I was super happy with USF2 for example or BombermanR. 1-2 Switch I thought was also pretty cool even though I still think the price model is not appropriate. I think it should have been free to start with a couple games pre-installed on the console, and packs to purchase at a reasonable price. I'm 100% sure they would make more money with this business model.

I'm glad you liked ARMS, I really think it's more than it first seems.

Also what are your impressions on the Switch Pro ?

I think that the Switch Pro Controller is super comfortable to use. Got into the groove of playing Splatoon 2 and Fast Racing RMX really quickly. I like the look of it as well, plus it has the almighty D-Pad. I may opt to pick one up over an extra set of Joy-Cons when I eventually get the Switch.

Yes that's what I'm planning to do too.
I'm picking up a Switch Pro rather than joycons whenever I decide to get another controller, which will probably be for Splatoon2 or USF depending on when it's released.


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