Posted by: seanmalstrom | September 21, 2018

Email: I’m glad I never bought a Switch

At first it seemed like Nintendo was getting things right, but now it
looks like they’re making the exact same mistakes they did with the
Wii U along with some even worse ones.

I don’t play many games anymore but I didn’t miss out on Breath of the
Wild because I got the Wii U version. Aside from a slight graphics
downgrade and lower framerate in some areas, it’s the exact same as
the Switch version but without paying $300+ extra for it. And pretty
much everything else on the Switch hasn’t interested me.

The biggest mistake I’ve seen is them re-releasing Wii U games. The
ones that didn’t sell well on the Wii U will not sell well on the
Switch either because they weren’t good games in the first place.

Also, when it comes to retro games, pretty soon the Wii Shop Channel
will be shut down and it’s only a matter of time before the Wii U
eShop does too, meaning that Nintendo’s new “always online” (like
Steam) Switch shop will be the only legitimate way to play them. My
Wii U is mostly a retro game box and I don’t have to check-in just to
play Super Mario Bros, but if it ever dies (taking all my games with
it, and even if they were transferable the eShop will be gone with no
way to re-download them) I’ll be screwed because there’s no way I’m
ever going to subscribe just to play old games.

Switch is worth it so far with Zelda BoW “Wow!”, kickass physical indie games like Dead Cells, Steamworld Dig 2, Sonic Mania, Minecraft, etc., and Octopath Traveler. I’m not as impressed with the other offerings.

 

 

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