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Topic   New to the Switch

Prime
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12-Aug(#1)
Interested in hearing what folks have enjoyed about their switch experience, good cheap games on the eshop, helpful accessories etc. mostly wanna know what folks like about it. Just set mine up this morning and having fun with it.
KCPenguins
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12-Aug(#2)
My favorite system since SNES. Tons of games, and off screen play allows me time to game.

What are your favorite games/genres? It's easy to rattle off games, but opinions are like...
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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12-Aug(#3)
I noticed the sales are less frequent and less discounted than for example ps store, and generally games seem to retain a higher price, but I basically only play Mario Kart and Mario Tennis. Super Mario Odyssey is definitely good, Zelda BOTW is probably amazing.
If you have the subscription, lotta good nes/snes/genesis/n64 games can be played too

I dont use it as a portable system most of the time but if I did, there's a lot of crossplatform games that are better on eg playstation, but great to have in portable form
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Aug(#4)
Tips:
- if you're going to be playing local multi-player games, get familiar with the process of changing the controller assignments. Since joycons can be used as a pair or individually, you need to tell the system which way you're using them

- put a screen protector on as soon as possible. The dock can scratch up the outer edges of the screen

- if you play for long periods in handheld mode and you find your hands cramping or going numb, get a grip from Satisfye or Skull & Co

- first party games tend to hold their value, so physical copies are worth it if you wish to sell/trade

- Nintendo added support for Bluetooth headphones last year

Games:
- Really up to your tastes. Anything that is multi-platform is going to look and run better on anything else in most cases. If there is a game that you want to play on the go/handheld mode, this one of the few portable options out there that appeals to the masses.

- I play most of my indie games on Switch. I've enjoyed Hollow Knight, Hades, the Steamworld franchise, Golf Story.

- If you don't have an Xbox, I recommend the Ori series

- I think everyone should give Breath of the Wild a try. It's not for everyone but you should be able to buy a used copy and sell it for roughly the same price if you don't like it.

- Super Mario 3D World is really easy, but lots of fun, especially if you have younger kids

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Aug(#5)
The main draw for me of the Switch is the exclusive RPGs. Triangle Strategy was one of the games I really enjoyed recently.
Noid
Double Gold Good Trader
12-Aug(#6)
I've had a Nintendo Switch Lite (Nintendo Switch) for about two years now and it's definitely been a really fun ride. The reason it took me so long to get on the bandwagon was because I was having so much fun with my Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo 3DS). But, one taste was all I needed to get hooked!

Their first-party titles are fabulous. But, given the fact that it's Nintendo Entertainment System, that kinda goes without saying. What really surprised me was the large amount of beat 'em ups, shoot 'am ups, and generally arcade-style titles that are right up my alley.

My best advice is to
a) take a walk down Google,
b) type in the video game genre that really floats your boat with the word "Switch" at the end and see what pops up,
c) stroll on over to YouTube to check out some video footage, then
d) browse through Amazon, Craig's List, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, GameStop, and Mercari for the best deal out there and get ready for your wallet to hate you. winking raspberry
Prime
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12-Aug(#7)
KCPenguins wrote:
> My favorite system since SNES. Tons of games, and off screen play allows me time
> to game.
>
> What are your favorite games/genres? It's easy to rattle off games, but opinions
> are like...

I'm a cartoon violence kinda guy, puzzles, action puzzle games, multi player party fare, action platformers with great music in a 2D kind of way. New metroid isn't something I would usually go after but it looks pretty awesome. I'm gonna get it for my nephew for his bday then after he beats it I'll take it for a spin
Prime
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12-Aug(#8)
@SwiftJAB that was a really thoughtful and thorough account love
sailorneorune
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12-Aug(#9)
I've been playing through Xenoblade Chronicles 1 on Switch; it holds up well, and it's nice to be able to take short breaks from it without feeling completely lost like I did with the Nintendo Wii version.

Also gotta do my job as the resident HAL fangirl and talk about Kirby. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a lot of fun. In typical (at least since 1994) HAL Laboratory fashion, it's easy to get into, hard to get 100% clear. A multiplayer Kirby party game, Kirby's Dream Buffet, comes out on the eShop next week.

Prime
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12-Aug(#10)
@sailorneorune that's the newer kirby that came out right? My youngest nephew has it. He would play the whole level then ask me to fight the boss. Only played for maybe a half hour but it was a lot of fun.
egg
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* 13-Aug(#11)
The two best Switch games I've played are Super Mario Odyssey (with OS button remapping) and Pokemon Shield. Haven't gotten around to buying Pokemon Legends yet. I own over eighty Switch games, most of it indie fare, and I've mostly given up on the Switch as anything but a way to play Pokemon games. Mario Odyssey was thankfully amazing.
sailorneorune
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13-Aug(#12)
Prime wrote:
> @sailorneorune that's the newer kirby that came out right? My youngest nephew has
> it. He would play the whole level then ask me to fight the boss. Only played for
> maybe a half hour but it was a lot of fun.

Yes. Glad you had fun trying it out!

Pokémon Legends Arceus is also good stuff. I'm looking forward to Scarlet and Violet. benstylus and I play Pokémon games together and try to help each other out.

I also recommend Snipperclips and Wario Ware: Get it Together! for multiplayer.


KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 13-Aug(#13)
https://m.gametz.com/Hot_Deals/nintendo-switch-gam...

This sale goes live tomorrow @ Target. Decent price for most of these, some will likely be cheaper around Black Friday.

Also, the joycon controllers will drift eventually (register movement with no input). There are things you can do to extend the life, but they will get worse. Thankfully Nintendo still offers free repairs, it takes a couple weeks.

Get on a family plan with NES Online, at least the base package. 100+ NES/SNES games on the go and you can play other games (like Mario Kart) online. The expansion is quite a bit more expensive and adds N64, Genesis, game trials and free DLC access.

Once on NES Online, download the free games like Tetris 99. This is one of my favorite games this gen.

Get a large memory card, especially if you're going to buy a lot of digital games. I used to say 128gb minimum, but with the size of required downloads and price of cards now I'd say go 200gb min. My 256 is full and I buy physical when possible. I've had to start deleting games until I can get a 512.

Glass screen protector is a must and should be done asap. Also get a cheap carrying case that has good reviews and holds some games, smaller the better if traveling. Amazon should have both for $10-15 total.

There are so many great cheap indie games, and they go on sale regularly for sometimes over 90% off. Every week there are sales and many great games get steep discounts. Nearly every game has been on sale, so with a little patience you can amass a great digital collection for relatively cheap. Just do a little research before buying as there is a TON of trash in the eShop, and one man's trash is another's treasure. I've only done it once, but there are ways to buy eshop games from other countries (I see Argentina a lot). You can get even better deals doing this, but I'm fine supporting the developers and not dealing with the hassle. Also everything is region free, digital or physical.

There are great collections that can be had cheap as well. Contra, Castlevania, Mega Man, etc all go on sale for $5-10.
Prime
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13-Aug(#14)
I'm curious about the indie games, not so much to play but because nintendo has been pretty strict over the years with who they let program, develop and release games for their systems.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
13-Aug(#15)
Prime wrote:
> I'm curious about the indie games, not so much to play but because nintendo has been
> pretty strict over the years with who they let program, develop and release games
> for their systems.


Yeah, that crap is gone. Damn near anyone can release an indie game. There is one company who's goal was to release a game every week. They give their games away for free periodically.
egg
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* 14-Aug(#16)
There is literally a calculator released on the Switch eShop.
https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/calculator...

See also The Bullet: Time of Revenge
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dTdqjrLG858
"Back in 2015, Hammer 2 was added to the Unity Asset Store. It was intended to be used by developers as a base to make their own games. It has now popped up on the Switch eShop without much in the way of changes -- aside from a different title, The Bullet: Time of Revenge."
theyrhere
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15-Aug(#17)
Castlevania Advance Collection is probably what I've played the most. Those games are all so good, and I missed out on all but circle of the moon back in the day.
Prime
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18-Aug(#18)
theyrhere wrote:
> Castlevania Advance Collection is probably what I've played the most. Those games
> are all so good, and I missed out on all but circle of the moon back in the day.

I saw that and the regular Castelvania and Contra collections on the eshop for 20 each. The physical Castlevania copy is sold out most places and going for 60-80 bucks which is crazy. Will probably buy all three digitally from the eshop.

Been rocking tetris 99 everyday since I got the system. I'm dipping my toes in slowly.

One thing that surprises me is the absence of a gameboy selection online. You'd think with all the great first party titles that they would have something similar to the nes and snes streams they have up.
Rollobobo
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18-Aug(#19)
Prime wrote:
> theyrhere wrote:
>> Castlevania Advance Collection is probably what I've played the most. Those games
>> are all so good, and I missed out on all but circle of the moon back in the day.
>
> I saw that and the regular Castelvania and Contra collections on the eshop for 20
> each. The physical Castlevania copy is sold out most places and going for 60-80 bucks
> which is crazy. Will probably buy all three digitally from the eshop.
>
> Been rocking tetris 99 everyday since I got the system. I'm dipping my toes in slowly.
>
>
> One thing that surprises me is the absence of a gameboy selection online. You'd think
> with all the great first party titles that they would have something similar to the
> nes and snes streams they have up.

Don't buy the Castlevania anniversary collection or the Contra anniversary collection at full price. They're always on sale on the eShop for $4.99. Just throw them on your wish list and they'll eventually hit that price.

As for Castlevania advance collection the cheapest I've seen that go is around like 12 bucks. Definitely worth grabbing but I'm holding out for the eventual physical version from limited run games.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
18-Aug(#20)
Prime wrote:
> theyrhere wrote:
>> Castlevania Advance Collection is probably what I've played the most. Those games
>> are all so good, and I missed out on all but circle of the moon back in the day.
>
> I saw that and the regular Castelvania and Contra collections on the eshop for 20
> each. The physical Castlevania copy is sold out most places and going for 60-80 bucks
> which is crazy. Will probably buy all three digitally from the eshop.
>
>


With a little patience you can get the Castlevania and Contra collections for $5, is assume within the next few months, by black Friday almost assured. The Advanced collection between 10-15 on sale, but honestly if "metroidvania" (Super Metroid) is your thing it's well worth it at full price. Three good to great games that will give you well over 30+ hours of gameplay.
Prime
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18-Aug(#21)
@KCPenguins I appreciate that info. I thought 20 each for either collection was a very fair price but if they go up and down from there I wouldn't mind waiting a little while to get a great deal on them. I can basically play contra all day every day (the original for nes) and the Castlevania games are like some kind of therapy. The music and gameplay is almost meditative for me. Very calming and reminiscent of my childhood at the same time.
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
* 18-Aug(#22)
Prime wrote:
> @KCPenguins I appreciate that info. I thought 20 each for either collection was a
> very fair price but if they go up and down from there I wouldn't mind waiting a little
> while to get a great deal on them. I can basically play contra all day every day
> (the original for nes) and the Castlevania games are like some kind of therapy. The
> music and gameplay is almost meditative for me. Very calming and reminiscent of my
> childhood at the same time.


I bought the Castlevania (non-Adavance) Collection for $5, haven't played it a ton, but love the purchase. Paid full price for the Contra collection just to support the franchise, the NES version makes it worth it to me alone, love it (no death run!). Paid full price for the Castlevania Advance Collection cause I (2/3) love them too (the second was good too), and want the DS ones ported next. Point is there is a lot of value here for nostalgic gamers.
theyrhere
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18-Aug(#23)
I think I paid full price for the Advance collection and have no regrets at all, more than worth that. But if you're looking to save, it does go on sale fairly often.
Prime
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19-Aug(#24)
I have what may be a silly question. I went to pop Mario Maker into my switch and I noticed these little straps inside the game case. It seems strange considering (at least the 2 I got) they didn't come with actual instruction booklets.

Topic   New to the Switch