I don't like Nintendo but...convince me to switch

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#1 Edited by Retrofuture504 (34 posts) -

I usually don't like Nintendo kiddy games and all. But I'm considering getting one just to try it out. Or am im too late in the gen to buy one?

Seem like Nintendo consoles only last 2 years

Is it better then the past consoles?

Anyone enjoying they switch so far?

What are the best games?

What features it has other then being mobile?

I haven't owned a Nintendo since snes

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#2 Posted by pyro1245 (5158 posts) -

You might as well wait and see what the two upcoming Switch models have to offer.

Personally, I'm really excited for Slay The Spire on a touch screen.

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#3 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19165 posts) -

Well, it has some amazing games... which is a good start (Super Mario Odyssey is a contender for my game of the gen).

And it has become the home for the Indie scene, which was a big reason I bought one.

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#4 Posted by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

Make up your own mind

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#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13682 posts) -

No, do it yourself.

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#6 Posted by Celsius765 (2411 posts) -

I don't really get what you define as kiddy games but there are lots of games to be had if you simply Google. There are even more games than what Wii u got and Switch is only getting stronger.

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#7 Posted by DaVillain- (37552 posts) -

It's saving grace is the portability.

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#8 Edited by uninspiredcup (34378 posts) -

The same games are double the price, which means double the quality.

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#9 Edited by mandzilla (4154 posts) -
@retrofuture504 said:

I usually don't like Nintendo kiddy games and all. But I'm considering getting one just to try it out. Or am im too late in the gen to buy one?

It's never too late to hop on the Switch train.

Seem like Nintendo consoles only last 2 years

Nah, more like 5-6.

Is it better then the past consoles?

It's better than the other current gen consoles.

Anyone enjoying they switch so far?

Yup, very much so.

What are the best games?

Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Tetris 99.

What features it has other then being mobile?

It has a kickstand.

I haven't owned a Nintendo since snes

Shame on you... nah, just kidding lol.

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#10 Posted by sakaiXx (5922 posts) -

I hate nintendo casual games like Mario and its endless spinoff but I do have a Switch. Lately not seen action but its a good JRPG machine for what its worth.fuking hate the indies infesting the machine though

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#11 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1236 posts) -

@davillain-: going to Disneyland with the kids and playing on the Switch after the pass out for the night is just the best.

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#12 Posted by jaydan (2392 posts) -

If you don't like Nintendo then don't buy one. Buying a console you strongly suspect you won't like just to reinforce why you don't like it is pretty pointless imo.

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#13 Posted by DaVillain- (37552 posts) -

@that_old_guy said:

@davillain-: going to Disneyland with the kids and playing on the Switch after the pass out for the night is just the best.

If it wasn't for it's portability, I wouldn't bother buying Switch in the first place. Nintendo is very lucky they added this feature so they can get my money.

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#14 Posted by Raining51 (1144 posts) -

Fire Emblem and Pokemon

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#15 Posted by mojito1988 (3682 posts) -

No you have a mind of your own. No one cares to try to change it.

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#16 Posted by Raining51 (1144 posts) -

It's also I mean not that expensive I guess $300 basically kinda cheap more or less.

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#17 Posted by Diddies (2399 posts) -

It is cool for portability, but that is about it. It only has a couple of good games, but mine collects dust or my kiddos plays it. It isn't that great unless you just want to spend the money.

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#18 Posted by NerdRAGE (30 posts) -

The game I play the most on my Switch is Splatoon 2.

In my opinion, that's the most addictive game on the Switch. I would start there! Although Tetris 99 is pretty good too!

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#19 Posted by Ant_17 (12738 posts) -

Maybe look what's on the thing 1st? I have doom, dark souls and disgaea 5 cause I also don't like their kiddy games.

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#20 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8653 posts) -

I'm not convincing you to do anything. I will say I want a couple games on the switch, namely Zelda Botw and Link's Awakening. I've played botw on Wii U before, but it wasn't mine.

I could start an actual thread with this: Zelda is the best thing that Nintendo makes, and it is the most influential as well.

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#21 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4913 posts) -

Do you like paying full price for ports? Buying cardboard? Having the weakest hardware in a gen? Only getting two games a year from the same six franchises? No price cuts? Terrible HDD space? Scalping games and hardware? Nintendo gaming offers all of this and more. How can you not love it?

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#22 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

Nintendont and you shouldn't either. :P

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#23 Edited by uninspiredcup (34378 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin said:

Do you like paying full price for ports? Buying cardboard? Having the weakest hardware in a gen? Only getting two games a year from the same six franchises? No price cuts? Terrible HDD space? Scalping games and hardware? Nintendo gaming offers all of this and more. How can you not love it?

You forgot shitty online where you get literally nothing and they advertise "free roms", where you're forced to pay for a sub, making it decidedly, not free. Oh, and online DRM.

Enjoy fuckos!

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#24 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36481 posts) -

Dude, if you never liked Nintendo to begin with, don't freaking bother.

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#25 Posted by MarioFan264 (1022 posts) -

I can't recommend the Switch to you. Even for me, a longtime Nintendo fan, this system isn't doing a lot for me at this point.

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#26 Posted by Nuck81 (7711 posts) -

@nerdrage: is the online still pretty active? I've been thinking of getting it.

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#27 Posted by Litchie (24140 posts) -
@retrofuture504 said:

Is it better then the past consoles?
Only you can answer that. If you ask me, it's better than Wii and Wii U, but worse than GameCube.

Anyone enjoying they switch so far?
Yes. But the amount of games I like are pretty few (but that's the case with pretty much all consoles after the GameCube for me). It's not as bad as the PS4 or Xbox One though.

What are the best games?
Zelda: BotW, Super Mario Odyssey, Captain Toad, Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon 2 and a lot of great indie games like Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, Enter the Gungeon.

What features it has other then being mobile?
Nothing worth to talk about. It's not like you're gonna go "oooh, it has a touch screen?!"

I haven't owned a Nintendo since snes
That's lame. You missed a lot of sweet stuff.

Answers in bold.

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#28 Edited by jcrame10 (5151 posts) -

Fire Emblem is coming in July, arguably the best game releasing this year on Switch

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#29 Posted by robert_sparkes (3234 posts) -

Nintendo are really embracing the indie scene do that's a factor.

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#30 Posted by Sam3231 (2566 posts) -

Awesome games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

If you like snes style gaming you can get a third party left joycon with a d-pad to play retro/indie games with, i.e. Owlboy, Hollow Knight. You can also get a 8-bitdo snes pad, essentially a good snes knockoff controller.

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#31 Posted by dzimm (5516 posts) -
@retrofuture504 said:

I usually don't like Nintendo...

Your loss.

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#32 Posted by dzimm (5516 posts) -

@davillain- said:

It's saving grace is the portability.

"Saving grace"? That's its central feature.

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#33 Posted by Pedro (35471 posts) -

If you have no appreciation for the money you have earned by a Switch now.

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#34 Posted by DaVillain- (37552 posts) -

@dzimm said:
@davillain- said:

It's saving grace is the portability.

"Saving grace"? That's its central feature.

I mean, without it, it would have just been another ordinary Nintendo console and I wouldn't even bother with it. So Nintendo better be glad the Switch is portable cause that feature is really handy cause I barely play any consoles at home now cause I'm always on my gaming PC. I play my Switch just about everyday when I'm out of the house and riding on the bus just to play it. Even during my lunch break :)

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#35 Posted by TheEroica (18432 posts) -

It's the only system that allows you to play the best open world game ever made on the go....

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#36 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (29206 posts) -

If you think their games are "kiddy" then there's no hope for you. Go play MATURE kid games like MK11 and TLOU.

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#37 Posted by knight-k (2600 posts) -

@mandzilla said:
@retrofuture504 said:

I usually don't like Nintendo kiddy games and all. But I'm considering getting one just to try it out. Or am im too late in the gen to buy one?

It's never too late to hop on the Switch train.

Seem like Nintendo consoles only last 2 years

Nah, more like 5-6.

Is it better then the past consoles?

It's better than the other current gen consoles.

Anyone enjoying they switch so far?

Yup, very much so.

What are the best games?

Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Tetris 99.

What features it has other then being mobile?

It has a kickstand.

I haven't owned a Nintendo since snes

Shame on you... nah, just kidding lol.

Lol in what world is Switch better than PS4? LMFAO

If you like kiddy games then go for it OP.

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#38 Edited by mandzilla (4154 posts) -

@knight-k: Does the PS4 have a kickstand? I think not...

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#39 Edited by robert_sparkes (3234 posts) -

Only way I'll get one is if it's stripped down into a handheld with no dock as I'd never use it through tv. The graphical style looks perfect for handheld.

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#40 Posted by Megavideogamer (6506 posts) -

Get a Nintendo Switch and play Super Mario Odyssey, Legend of Zelda, Super Smash bros ultimate. Maybe try a few other games as well. There are late ports Skyrim, Diablo 3, Doom etc. The switch is the indie machine at the moment.

If you don't really like Nintendo but want to try it. go for it since Nintendo consoles/handhelds hold resale value better than Xbox and Playstation brands. So dumping the Switch at a used videogame shop will be easy. They will take old Nintendo Systems like the NES, SNES and N64. Not so much with original Playstation and Xbox and Xbox 360 systems.

With the Switch purchase you can recover some/most of the purchase price. Nintendo games/systems hold value compared to other brands. So if you end up liking Switch you can upgrade when the Switch Pro arrives. The Switch uses 2011 tech but Nintendo rarely has be known for Cutting edge game tech.

I was late to the Switch, I only bothered to get one after almost 2 years after launch. Since I was not willing to buy one until it was a success and not going to die out like the Wii U. Plus I waited until there were at least 3 games I wanted to buy.

So take a chance on the Nintendo Switch try at least 3 games that might interest you. The switch is expensive for what it offers with the games mostly remaining at $80.00

If you have not played Nintendo Since the SNES era. It may take some time to get use to Nintendo games again.

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#41 Posted by WitIsWisdom (5324 posts) -

The Switch is my third favorite Nintendo console of all time, behind the first two gens. On that note, yes, you should get one.

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#42 Edited by dzimm (5516 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@dzimm said:
@davillain- said:

It's saving grace is the portability.

"Saving grace"? That's its central feature.

I mean, without it, it would have just been another ordinary Nintendo console and I wouldn't even bother with it. So Nintendo better be glad the Switch is portable cause that feature is really handy...

What the hell are you talking about? You make it sound like portability was an accident or coincidence when it is a deliberate design and the theme of the Switch's entire marketing campaign. Nintendo didn't happen to get lucky with an unintended consequence, this was their plan from the beginning.

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#43 Posted by Archangel3371 (28406 posts) -

Well I love the system myself. There’s tons of excellent games for it such as:

- Breath of the Wild

- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

- Xenoblade Chronicles 2

- Octopath Traveler

- Bayonetta 1 and 2

- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

- Blazblue Cross Tag Battle

and many more. There’s also a lot of great stuff coming out in the future such as:

- Mortal Kombat 11

- Bayonetta 3

- Fire Emblem Three Houses

- Metroid Prime 4

- Dragon Quest XI

- Pokémon

- Animal Crossing

and others. I think the portability factor really helps it out a lot as well.

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#44 Posted by NerdRAGE (30 posts) -

@Nuck81: Yes it's still pretty active! I just don't like having to use the voice app on my phone.

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#45 Posted by AJStyles (1023 posts) -

If you don’t like Nintendo, don’t buy it. It’s the worst console you can buy for games. It’s only made for the hardcore Nintendo fanboys.

Even if you were a hardcore Nintendo sheep, you wouldn’t actually like the switch or ever play it. You would just pretend to like it online and shill for Nintendo 24/7.

You get maybe 1-2 “okay” Nintendo games per year. The rest of the stuff is filler trash you played a million times before like Yoshi and Kirby.

There is no 3rd party support. The few games it does have are much worse on switch. Wolfenstein 2 and other games hit new lows like 240i resolution which is insane in 2019.

Don’t fall for the fake hype by the sheep on the internet. They will try to convince you that indies are worth $80 and you should buy every exclusive because Nintendo.

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#46 Posted by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

If you don’t like Nintendo, don’t buy it. It’s the worst console you can buy for games. It’s only made for the hardcore Nintendo fanboys.

Even if you were a hardcore Nintendo sheep, you wouldn’t actually like the switch or ever play it. You would just pretend to like it online and shill for Nintendo 24/7.

You get maybe 1-2 “okay” Nintendo games per year. The rest of the stuff is filler trash you played a million times before like Yoshi and Kirby.

There is no 3rd party support. The few games it does have are much worse on switch. Wolfenstein 2 and other games hit new lows like 240i resolution which is insane in 2019.

Don’t fall for the fake hype by the sheep on the internet. They will try to convince you that indies are worth $80 and you should buy every exclusive because Nintendo.

PS4 got Dad Of War and AC:Spiderman edition last year, that's not a lot

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#47 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13682 posts) -

@TheEroica: They released Fallout New Vegas on switch? Sweet.

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#48 Posted by Heirren (2235 posts) -

When is Nintendo going to release a new DS and not just the a handheld with a gimmicky 3D screen?

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#49 Posted by mandzilla (4154 posts) -

@ajstyles: Would rather have 1-2 okay games than 1-2 okay movies a year.

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#50 Posted by XVision84 (16329 posts) -

@ajstyles: This is the most unbiased response in the thread.