saluk wrote on May 1, 2017, 18:44:I completely agree, the device's home screen looks baron and the e-shop is just as bad. The device desperately needs a streaming video service app (Hulu or Netflix) as well. The launch feels like it was rushed with no real online content or even the coveted Virtual Console which would have been a saving grace. The battery doesn't give it as much life as even the Vita which is sad for those looking to go the handheld route. Combine this with the Wifi and JoyCon issues and I wonder too why it's selling.
I don't understand why anyone is even buying a switch. It's underperforming hardware, all of the configurations are awkward, the joycons are small and cramped, the kickstand is a joke, there is almost nothing worth playing on it except for zelda which is available on the wii u, there's really nothing new in mario kart, and the extra online features haven't even launched yet.
That said, very happy with my purchase so far.
Creston wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 12:53:Horizon: Zero Dawn - Sounds like this and Zelda are the top games of the quarter. Too bad, I had high hopes for ME:A.
What's H:ZD, HoSpanky?
Creston wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 09:40:Like most re-releases, this will hit $30 within a month or two and be $15 by Black Friday. I really enjoyed it, then again I grabbed it for $10 quite a while ago from Amazon. I'll buy it again, but that $15 is the most I'm willing to put out for it.
$60 for this.
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 20:14:That encouraging considering it received pretty underwhelming praise at E3. Glad to hear good experiences with it.
The closed alpha was pretty good, HIGHLY looking forward to the Beta and release.
PHJF wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 14:22:So a ported Wii U title does, but a ported GCN doesn't? Regardless, I was completely on the bandwagon but $300 seems a bit high, to me anyway. Also, aside from Mario, Mario Kart, and Zelda, I can't see anything that would push me to pick it up for this price. Hell, I still haven't even considered getting a Wii U just because I still consider that thing to be way overpriced.Twilight Princess for the Wii, granted that was a long time ago.
A ported GCN title doesn't count.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 06:52:I think they've accepted the fact that they don't compete with the other two and that's why they DO innovate. They're the first to bring split screen and motion to foray. They're trying something different again and I applaud them. When you hear that mobile and tablet gaming is eating away at the other two, Nintendo saw that as a potential opportunity. I will say, though, that if the Switch isn't successful that I wouldn't be surprised if this is the final Nintendo console.
Nintendo would first have to compete with the other two and actually innovate for that statement to be true.