Anyone getting the Switch?

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This. This is my big complaint with them is they always do this.

If you don't have a respectable gaming library out there then I'm not buying your system until you do when it will likely have a package deal anyway.

Why the hell would I buy this just to play Zelda and hope to all hell that they plan on releasing a new smash bros or Donkey Kong(especially since the "new" mario kart isn't even new?).

It just always feels rushed.

All launches are light on content. I agree that this one feels especially light, but at least Zelda is really damn good and will take you plenty of time to complete.

I also agree that they should have done a better job selling future releases when they revealed this, but I expect E3 to do that job. We already know we are getting a new open world Mario, another Splatoon (which was a surprise hit and a great spin on the shooter), a new fighting IP, and a Xenoblade sequel. Even MK8 Deluxe is a great value proposition for everyone other than the 8 million people that bought it on Wii U since you get all the DLC and the new battle mode (something that was missing from the original) in one package.

As I said up thread, this definitely was rushed and their messaging was bad, but the Switch will be a great system to grab a few months from now when they've gotten their feet under them. The fact that this is both a console and handheld system also mean that their dev teams from those worlds will be making stuff for one platform thus doubling the usual output we see.
 

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I mean, none of those games you listed sounds anywhere near the level of Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time.

And my original comment was in response to your comment that the new Zelda was some indication that Nintendo was growing up or hitting their stride. I was just pointing out that I've thought the same countless times, but Nintendo has really only released maybe one to three timeless classics per console generation since the N64.

Not to say there won't be other good games, but I'm talking classics on par with Ocarina of Time and, apparently (I haven't played it but reviews seem to indicate it), Breath of the Wild.

I see where you were going with that now lol. Oh yeah It depends on the new Mario game if that hits classic or as good as Galaxy even it will be a win. Because all the games Nintendo makes are good to great usually, Indies helping launch but we will see people think this will be the console that gets more classic hits and starts third party support again. We shall see though as I do not know.
 

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All launches are light on content. I agree that this one feels especially light, but at least Zelda is really damn good and will take you plenty of time to complete.

Honestly, if I'm buying a console at launch, I'd rather have one amazing game than a bunch of mediocre games. Usually it's the latter for console releases.
 

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Honestly, if I'm buying a console at launch, I'd rather have one amazing game than a bunch of mediocre games. Usually it's the latter for console releases.

There has not been one maybe since the PS1?... I mean I am not a Xbox guy so I could be wrong. However Zelda why I got it for the Switch, and I own a Wii-U to so this is what I am thinking why getting it at launch. Zelda on the go at my friends hell people are asking me to take it to work. Also Blaster Master Zero in the big screen than stuck in and on my 3DS, Fast racing Neo and Mario Kart 8 Delux on the go along with NeoGeo ports and eventually Skyrim. It may not be the games but treat this device with care and you have console games on the go. That is the sales pitch and it worked with me, I mostly take buses and or trains. To me when I get a good carry case and battery support is a blessing.
 

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There has not been one maybe since the PS1?... I mean I am not a Xbox guy so I could be wrong. However Zelda why I got it for the Switch, and I own a Wii-U to so this is what I am thinking why getting it at launch. Zelda on the go at my friends hell people are asking me to take it to work. Also Blaster Master Zero in the big screen than stuck in and on my 3DS, Fast racing Neo and Mario Kart 8 Delux on the go along with NeoGeo ports and eventually Skyrim. It may not be the games but treat this device with care and you have console games on the go. That is the sales pitch and it worked with me, I mostly take buses and or trains. To me when I get a good carry case and battery support is a blessing.

The Xbox launched with Halo, so that would be the last one I think. The N64 launched with Mario 64. The PS1 didn't really launch with anything that I'd consider all-time great.
 

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The Xbox launched with Halo, so that would be the last one I think. The N64 launched with Mario 64. The PS1 didn't really launch with anything that I'd consider all-time great.

I get it... The ps1 had Road Rash and ect... The were dipping in and man look at Sony now. In the PS4 department they have all the cars in their hands. That is nice to see and Nintendo is coming back that leaves Xbox? The console game is a wiggly worm as first to reach the surface will help the race.
 

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I get it... The ps1 had Road Rash and ect... The were dipping in and man look at Sony now. In the PS4 department they have all the cars in their hands. That is nice to see and Nintendo is coming back that leaves Xbox? The console game is a wiggly worm as first to reach the surface will help the race.

Xbox hurt themselves w/ their anti-consumer stance at the start of this race. Requiring internet connection to validate all licensing, even disc games, and those are tied to your account, unshareable/untradeable, etc.

I had an Xbox and a 360, when they announced it though, it was time to make a Pre-Order and that stance made myself and many others go PS4 this time around. By the time they reneged on that stance, it was too late.

I have a 13 yr old and a 5 yr old. I'd love a Switch for the 5 yr old to play. PS4 is a bit too mature of a platform, IMO, for a 5 yr old. That, and I'd love a trip down nostalgia lane w/ Nintendo.
 

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I am waiting on getting the switch to see what games they get for it. I am one of those genre specific type of players and the Wii U never really got any and so far I have only seen a few coming out for the switch. They have to get more third party guys on the platform. The Wii U only catered to certain fans and it flopped cause of it, so hopefully the switch gets a diverse and large library.
 

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Xbox hurt themselves w/ their anti-consumer stance at the start of this race. Requiring internet connection to validate all licensing, even disc games, and those are tied to your account, unshareable/untradeable, etc.

I had an Xbox and a 360, when they announced it though, it was time to make a Pre-Order and that stance made myself and many others go PS4 this time around. By the time they reneged on that stance, it was too late.


I have a 13 yr old and a 5 yr old. I'd love a Switch for the 5 yr old to play. PS4 is a bit too mature of a platform, IMO, for a 5 yr old. That, and I'd love a trip down nostalgia lane w/ Nintendo.

Looking back on the time when this was announced at E3...people started freaking out....which makes it weird to look back and wonder what the hell was Microsoft thinking.

Maybe their vision was too ahead of its time, but they get paid the big bucks to be able to foresee the PR nightmare they were setting themselves up for. Sony pivoted themselves as the gamer's console and Microsoft was seen as a money-hungry corporate machine, and they have been trying to fight out of that hole since then...and it cost them this generation of console wars.

PS- Console sharing is awesome on XboxOne. My friend and I take advantage of it and its awesome to only pay for half a game.
 

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Looking back on the time when this was announced at E3...people started freaking out....which makes it weird to look back and wonder what the hell was Microsoft thinking.

Maybe their vision was too ahead of its time, but they get paid the big bucks to be able to foresee the PR nightmare they were setting themselves up for. Sony pivoted themselves as the gamer's console and Microsoft was seen as a money-hungry corporate machine, and they have been trying to fight out of that hole since then...and it cost them this generation of console wars.

PS- Console sharing is awesome on XboxOne. My friend and I take advantage of it and its awesome to only pay for half a game.

Yep! Sony had to do nothing but sit back and watch MS kill themselves w/ that news. I remember when asked, their sarcastic demo on how to share a game w/ a friend on PS. Some complicated multi-step instructions on how to hand someone a disc. :)
 

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Im glad the switch came out. Now the Wii U price will plummet. I cant wait to scoop one up for a jailbreak.
 

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Yep! Sony had to do nothing but sit back and watch MS kill themselves w/ that news. I remember when asked, their sarcastic demo on how to share a game w/ a friend on PS. Some complicated multi-step instructions on how to hand someone a disc. :)
Lol, I remember that. It was two of the top Sony execs dogging MS by simply just handing over a disc to the other person.

 

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I mean, none of those games you listed sounds anywhere near the level of Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time.

And my original comment was in response to your comment that the new Zelda was some indication that Nintendo was growing up or hitting their stride. I was just pointing out that I've thought the same countless times, but Nintendo has really only released maybe one to three timeless classics per console generation since the N64.

Not to say there won't be other good games, but I'm talking classics on par with Ocarina of Time and, apparently (I haven't played it but reviews seem to indicate it), Breath of the Wild.

Xenoblade is an absolute classic imo. Though more the original on Wii than the one on Wii U. Splatoon as well even though reviews don't reflect it. Also I thought Mario 64 sucked but to each their own.

I think you're setting yourself up for disappointment to expect any one gaming publisher/developer to release more than a few "timeless classics" per generation. Honestly I'm not sure Nintendo has more than 3-4 studios that can produce classics every several years.

More than anything Nintendo needs to secure strong third party support. Until then they're just going to appeal to a niche audience like me who just so happens to enjoy most of their game lineup. There's probably a lot of people who only care about Zelda or Mario and don't wanna throw down 300+ bucks just to play that.
 

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Also I thought Mario 64 sucked but to each their own.

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Xenoblade is an absolute classic imo. Though more the original on Wii than the one on Wii U. Splatoon as well even though reviews don't reflect it. Also I thought Mario 64 sucked but to each their own.

I think you're setting yourself up for disappointment to expect any one gaming publisher/developer to release more than a few "timeless classics" per generation. Honestly I'm not sure Nintendo has more than 3-4 studios that can produce classics every several years.

More than anything Nintendo needs to secure strong third party support. Until then they're just going to appeal to a niche audience like me who just so happens to enjoy most of their game lineup. There's probably a lot of people who only care about Zelda or Mario and don't wanna throw down 300+ bucks just to play that.
From Pax East: 8 out of ten devs we talked to are including the switch.. also I think it's significant the Joycons are Bluetooth.. meaning they could be connected to a phone.. Nintendo has screwed up before, but I think they hit the ball here..
 

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