Nintendo Switch: A Love Affair

 

Based on the video attachment, obviously my initial opinion of the Nintendo Switch was anything but mixed. I loved the damn thing. Unboxing it had me giddy like child on Christmas Day. The hardware felt clean, “clicky”, and all-around fun, but it didn’t feel like a child’s toy. It felt like a gadget that any age group could get excited about.

All that being said, I had only gotten a first impression. How would I feel after 100 hours on it? How would I feel with sweaty palms as I struggle to get past Thunderblight Ganon? *No spoiler!* The answer? Still in love. Even with the out-of-the-box joy-con grip, every game I’ve played handles just as well as anything else. Granted I haven’t played much beyond Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Shovel Knight, two of my most highly recommended games, I only have excitement for what comes next in the lineup.

I won’t say the console doesn’t have short-comings. I’ve been blessed enough not to encounter any of the known issues surrounding its launch, such as the disconnecting left joy-con or scratches to the screen. The fact that you cannot completely power it down while docked to the TV is an odd quirk, and the lack of web browser or apps like Youtube or Netflix might deter some at first. However, those apps are inevitable.

The love affair will continue. Stay-tuned for a more in-depth review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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