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Alright after nearly 3 weeks with the console I figure it was time for my first ever console review, this will be a point form format type of review. Please note I was also insulted by Sam in Outtie's switch console review... but that's okay! :) 

The Console

  • Console size: after getting the console via amazon and seeing the box I was very skeptical of this machine (even though I  was all hyped up for Zelda)
  • The console speed and smoothness has surprised me when running a video game to the calibre of Zelda, I've only seen my fan turned on once and it wasn't loud and quite impressive.
  • The sound coming out of the tablet is superb considering everything how small it is.
  • The screen quality: the bad is that it's made of plastic and apparently can scratch quite easily with the dock, that's a design flaw that shouldn't happen with this console. Nintendo should of went with a glass type screen and have a smooth material in the dock so it doesn't scratch the screen.
  • The screen image: even though it apparently runs 720P and if you don't care about graphics all that much, it looks nice, I'm actually a person that's backing off of grade A graphics and hoping for a better gaming experience and so far with my only game i'm very satisfied.
  • The Hard-drive, yup this is Nintendo's second console with a capacity of 32 gigs where 25 gigs is left for your gaming needs. Not the best move from Nintendo as per games get bigger in size with time. Their's the ability in the future to add a 2 Terabyte micro SD card, only problem is that those cards aren't available yet and at what price will they be available...
  • Battery life: well as a mobile device that can ranged from 3 to 6 hours depending the game is not great, but nothing in mobile offers similar on the market.


Controllers/Joy-Con

  • My biggest concern was the feel of the controls even though watching IGN's review's from the guys that had it in advance liking the feel I was still concerned since I got bigger hands. I must say everything feels right when you have it in your hands almost feels natural when in tablet mode.
  • The grip mode for control isn't too bad it's definitely not the greatest feel but it does very well the job.
  • The Grip that comes with the Console doesn't give you a charging option which is stupid in our days that's a bad move by Nintendo trying to sucker in the gamers to spend 40$ on a charging Grip.
  • I've had the chance to try the pro-controller and I got nothing but great words for it, it's probably the best feel of a controller I've ever had. The only bad part about it, is it's price at a hefty $ 90 CDN. That's the only reason I haven't purchased one yet.
  • The Future: Probably the most exciting part of the switch will be the ability to swap and add cool controller options. 


The Dock

  • The dock is likely the worst part of the switch, it has a cheap feel to it.
  • No Ethernet port is in my mind a step backward especially if you wanna use your switch, you need to spend $40 to have an Ethernet adapter
  • it has 2 USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0, should of been all USB 3.0, also should of have the an external hard drive slot where you can transfer data if you wanna play on the go.
     

Switch

The UI Software

  • It's clean, has a Google feel due to it's simplicity which does the job and that what matters. Runs faster than the WII U (god that was awful)
  • E-shop is quite empty at the moment but like other console it will get.

The Games:

  • Ability to play some of the most classic games on the go is what will help Nintendo succeed. Zelda will likely be the game of the year and rightfully so when you can play a game this massive on the go is incredible and nothing out there is close to deliver that.
  • No games that comes with the console hurts Nintendo, but the Xbox One and PS4 did the same thing, Although 2-1 Switch could of came with the hardware. I expect that game to come with a bundle in the near future. 
  • Big games coming: Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 (on beta stage and very popular) is great signs for Nintendo.
  • AAA Titles: this is Nintendo wait and see for Nintendo but when their's 50 AAA Developers already on board it almost certain to have 50 games coming within the first year.

Online:

  • Not Applicable (Major Update is coming sometime)

My Final thoughts:

The Nintendo Switch is quite the surprise at the end of the day. It runs smooth and quiet. I think with more games on board people will be more comfortable to spend the bucks to acquire such a hardware. Just like the Xbox One and PS4 don't be surprise for a tablet upgrade in a few years going on 4K, it's quite possible and they have every right to do so just like Sony and Microsoft did. I think Nintendo is real on this and I wish them great success. When you look at this, no other company has change the landscape more then Nintendo, by introducing an analog stick, rumble features. Although Nintendo lacks of storage and graphics this is a sturdy piece of hardware and feels good in your hands. 

Final score: 7.7 

 

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On 3/25/2017 at 9:02 PM, lucwolfe said:

Alright after nearly 3 weeks with the console I figure it was time for my first ever console review, this will be a point form format type of review. Please note I was also insulted by Sam in Outtie's switch console review... but that's okay! :) 

The Console

  • Console size: after getting the console via amazon and seeing the box I was very skeptical of this machine (even though I  was all hyped up for Zelda)
  • The console speed and smoothness has surprised me when running a video game to the calibre of Zelda, I've only seen my fan turned on once and it wasn't loud and quite impressive.
  • The sound coming out of the tablet is superb considering everything how small it is.
  • The screen quality: the bad is that it's made of plastic and apparently can scratch quite easily with the dock, that's a design flaw that shouldn't happen with this console. Nintendo should of went with a glass type screen and have a smooth material in the dock so it doesn't scratch the screen.
  • The screen image: even though it apparently runs 720P and if you don't care about graphics all that much, it looks nice, I'm actually a person that's backing off of grade A graphics and hoping for a better gaming experience and so far with my only game i'm very satisfied.
  • The Hard-drive, yup this is Nintendo's second console with a capacity of 32 gigs where 25 gigs is left for your gaming needs. Not the best move from Nintendo as per games get bigger in size with time. Their's the ability in the future to add a 2 Terabyte micro SD card, only problem is that those cards aren't available yet and at what price will they be available...
  • Battery life: well as a mobile device that can ranged from 3 to 6 hours depending the game is not great, but nothing in mobile offers similar on the market.


Controllers/Joy-Con

  • My biggest concern was the feel of the controls even though watching IGN's review's from the guys that had it in advance liking the feel I was still concerned since I got bigger hands. I must say everything feels right when you have it in your hands almost feels natural when in tablet mode.
  • The grip mode for control isn't too bad it's definitely not the greatest feel but it does very well the job.
  • The Grip that comes with the Console doesn't give you a charging option which is stupid in our days that's a bad move by Nintendo trying to sucker in the gamers to spend 40$ on a charging Grip.
  • I've had the chance to try the pro-controller and I got nothing but great words for it, it's probably the best feel of a controller I've ever had. The only bad part about it, is it's price at a hefty $ 90 CDN. That's the only reason I haven't purchased one yet.
  • The Future: Probably the most exciting part of the switch will be the ability to swap and add cool controller options. 


The Dock

  • The dock is likely the worst part of the switch, it has a cheap feel to it.
  • No Ethernet port is in my mind a step backward especially if you wanna use your switch, you need to spend $40 to have an Ethernet adapter
  • it has 2 USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0, should of been all USB 3.0, also should of have the an external hard drive slot where you can transfer data if you wanna play on the go.
     

Switch

The UI Software

  • It's clean, has a Google feel due to it's simplicity which does the job and that what matters. Runs faster than the WII U (god that was awful)
  • E-shop is quite empty at the moment but like other console it will get.

The Games:

  • Ability to play some of the most classic games on the go is what will help Nintendo succeed. Zelda will likely be the game of the year and rightfully so when you can play a game this massive on the go is incredible and nothing out there is close to deliver that.
  • No games that comes with the console hurts Nintendo, but the Xbox One and PS4 did the same thing, Although 2-1 Switch could of came with the hardware. I expect that game to come with a bundle in the near future. 
  • Big games coming: Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 (on beta stage and very popular) is great signs for Nintendo.
  • AAA Titles: this is Nintendo wait and see for Nintendo but when their's 50 AAA Developers already on board it almost certain to have 50 games coming within the first year.

Online:

  • Not Applicable (Major Update is coming sometime)

My Final thoughts:

The Nintendo Switch is quite the surprise at the end of the day. It runs smooth and quiet. I think with more games on board people will be more comfortable to spend the bucks to acquire such a hardware. Just like the Xbox One and PS4 don't be surprise for a tablet upgrade in a few years going on 4K, it's quite possible and they have every right to do so just like Sony and Microsoft did. I think Nintendo is real on this and I wish them great success. When you look at this, no other company has change the landscape more then Nintendo, by introducing an analog stick, rumble features. Although Nintendo lacks of storage and graphics this is a sturdy piece of hardware and feels good in your hands. 

Final score: 7.7 

 

Now this is a review!! If it wasn't for games like Mario and Zelda, I wouldn't even consider this console. But because of those games, I keep thinking maybe? One day I will buy it.

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I'm afraid that if I see one in the wild my geeky early-adopter side will come out and I'll buy it... At least Sam has stopped asking about it. He was all about that 1,2, Switch game when all the ads were running right around launch.

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19 hours ago, Fifty said:

I'm afraid that if I see one in the wild my geeky early-adopter side will come out and I'll buy it... At least Sam has stopped asking about it. He was all about that 1,2, Switch game when all the ads were running right around launch.

BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID!

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