Last night, we saw an extensive look at the Nintendo Switch. We saw a lot, so let's dig in and talk about it all.
1 2 Switch looks like something I'd never play. That doesn't mean it's necessarily going to be a bad game, but it seems like a very casual party game. I doubt I'll buy it, although I am actually tempted to due to the serious lack of launch titles, which I'll talk about later. I don't think 1 2 Switch looks bad, it just doesn't look like anything honestly. I'm sure some people will really enjoy it, but I doubt I'll be one of them.
ARMS looks insanely good. I feel that due to the motion-heavy control scheme people might be overlooking it, but that would be a grave mistake. It seems to have solid gameplay, interesting characters, and a beautiful unique art style. ARMS is definitely number two on my most anticipated Switch games list.
Snipperclips looks very interesting. While it seems simplistic at first, I can see some of these puzzles really causing me to have to think. I definitely plan to buy this game to take to school and play with my friends. The art style is also very cute and funny. I found myself laughing a lot while watching the Nintendo Treehouse stream because of the characters' facial expressions. With a price of a meager $20, I absolutely must have this game.
Super Mario Odyssey is truly an enigma. Parts of it scream "jumping the shark" to me, but was there ever really a shark to jump? Mario's always been wacky, and I'm glad to see Nintendo going all out. In my opinion, the series has always shined when it's more open-ended, with Super Mario Sunshine being my favorite. It's amazing to finally see them return to this style. The last few 3D Mario games have felt more and more like the 2D games with 3D graphics, almost completely removing the camera. The return to form almost certainly guarantees this game will be great. I wish it was closer to launch, but spreading the games out does save our wallets, something this journalist will be abusing enough this March.
Fast Racing RMX looks really interesting as well. While I'm not into many racing games, this seems so fast and frantic that I think I'd really like it. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe looks good too, but this actually seems more up my alley. It also seems like an okay substitute for F-Zero, something I know I lot of people are craving.
Splatoon 2 surprised me. I thought it was going to be another port like Mario Kart Deluxe, and I was pretty shocked when I first saw the logo splash onto the screen at the end of the trailer. While I haven't played the first Splatoon, I've seen enough gameplay of it that I can tell they didn't show a lot of new content. I still have faith in the Squid Research Lab to deliver new information that will wipe those worries away.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild truly left me speechless after the event. I'm not trying to be a hypebeast, but I genuinely believe that Breath of the Wild will be one of the best games of all time. All complaints about the launch lineup aside, the fact that I'll be able to play this game in less than two months is what caused me to instantly preorder the Switch.
...and finally, the technology itself! While I doubt the Switch will be miles ahead of the tech inside Xbox and Playstation, I genuinely do not care about specs. I understand why people do, but as long as the games themselves are promising, I don't tend to go for specs. The Switch won't be packing anything insane in the console itself, but the Joy-Con controllers have me incredibly excited. They're loaded with interesting technology, and I can not wait to get my hands on them.
That's all of the strong feelings I currently have about the Switch. I didn't mention games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or PuyoPuyo Tetris because I don't really have much to say about them. What do you think about the Switch? Be sure to let me know!