Bought Switch for my kids Bday... But how is it for me?

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Bought Switch for my kids Bday... But how is it for me?

Postby Geckits4301 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:52 am

Hello all,

Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I'm curious everyone's take on this system?

I purchased this for my sons upcoming Bday and am wondering if this is something that you folks are enjoying? To give some specifics and hopefully get some valid input, I'm a huge online gamer. Almost all of my gaming is on XBL with other GS members.

The reviews I've read regarding Switches online services seems to be all negative. Other than Zelda, I'd really like to play multiplayer games for the most part. Tennis, Mariokart and a few others seem particularly interesting.

Is there any input good, bad or indifferent that you kind folks wouldn't mind sharing regarding your thoughts on this system?

Thanks.
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Re: Bought Switch for my kids Bday... But how is it for me?

Postby Korchie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:11 am

dammit.. I made a post and wasn't signed in, and now it's gone.

Fortnite is pretty cool on the Switch. It just feels right. I wish I could play it at work, but it won't connect the the fancy WiFi there.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is awesome.... I would imagine it would be especially awesome if you didn't already play on WiiU. It's got a few new features that are cool with battles and stuff. Looks amazing. It is definitely a well-made, high quality game. We do some Frosty Pints events on Fridays sometimes with MK8D. They're always a blast 8D.

People generally love Splatoon. I have it, but I suck at it... so I don't play much. But, you definitely might want to look into it if you want good online play. Skip all sorts of Nintendo voice chat and use Discord.

There's some great indie games as well.. but they're mostly all available on XBL/PSN/PC.

The portability is definitely a plus though.
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Re: Bought Switch for my kids Bday... But how is it for me?

Postby Merky Water » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:45 pm

I love my shooters on the Switch. Ones with motion(tilt) control options are especially fun for me. Specifically Splatoon 2 and DOOM. Fortnite can be fun too. Certainly fun teamwork but I think it could do well to get a motion control addition patch like DOOM caught.

Racers like MK8D and Fast Rmx are a great time. Rocket League is also fun to play on-the-go with buddies on PC and Xbox.

Zelda BotW is worth every penny as is it's DLC. Mario Odyssey is also a nice new take on an old favorite.


ARMS is some good fun for the whole family. Let the kids hit each other without needing to waste a good steak on their blackeyes.



I haven't picked up Mario Tennis yet but it's high on my wishlist.

I feel like I'm forgetting something big but just can't place it. Anyhow, Morphies Law is the upcoming title I'm most anxious for atm. But who knows, maybe Smash will take that title after tomorrow's Direct
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Re: Bought Switch for my kids Bday... But how is it for me?

Postby nineromega » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:57 pm

I can't speak highly enough of the Switch as a gaming system.

It's library is growing everyday, as well as the player base. You won't have any issues finding other people to play MP games with.

As other have already stated, MK8D is a must for MP gaming on the Switch. As Korchie said, Splatoon 2 is a cool game, I am also very average at, but it is fun none-the-less.

The online service is a bit hit and miss at this stage. As stated, just stick clear of the app and use Discord to talk to other users and you will have no problems!
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Re: Bought Switch for my kids Bday... But how is it for me?

Postby LawnGnomer 6 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:43 am

if you like the series or game style Breath of the Wild was awesome.
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