Nintendo Switch - March 3 2017 - $US299 - $AU469.95 RRP

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  1. Drizz06

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    My missus is gonna go nuts!
     
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    A lot of ports but I’m pretty stoked more companies are bringing their games to Switch. It’s a good chance to play some I’ve missed like Katamari and Diablo 3.

    Interested to see how Civ 6 will play. Being able to play Civ in bed could be hazardous...
     
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    That picture lol. I'm tepmted for FFXII, its the only one I can't already play portable, oops, the Chronicles remaster, that's a day one for some multiplayer action with MrsBS
     
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    How is, say, Mario Kart different on a switch than on a wii? Is it "better" (apart from the graphics)? How? (thinking about getting a switch, but they are pretty expensive. I understand that you can carry it about with you, but just sitting there at home, how is it better?)
     
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    This is why I love my Switch. I rarely take it out of the house but I nearly always play in hand held mode. We have only one TV in our house and my gaming PC is also hooked up to it. If my wife wants to use the TV I can just grab the Switch and sit on the couch with her and play. I can take it to bed, play in the backyard or on the dunny!

    I’d tried handhelds before like the DS but never found them comfortable to play. The Switch is great for grown up hands. I mostly play indie games these days and it is the best place to play them. It’s just really easy to pick it up and squeeze in 30 mins of game time between adult responsibilities.
     
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    It's the same game and includes the DLC and a slightly different power up system.

    It isn't 'better', like many of the switch titles that were on Wii U they're essentially just ports (but great if you never had a Wii U)

    Surprisingly enough, the Switch doesn't have all that much more processing power than the Wii U did, so overall the games mostly look the same too
     
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    that's all they are doing with the ports - they are ports + dlc + some minor thing. Oh and performance gets a little bump.

    Out of my systems that are handhelds i still think the 3DS is the best over Switch and Vita. Don't get me wrong I still think the Switch and Vita work great as handheld systems but sometimes text doesn't scale the best to especially the Switch. It's really much of a nothing though, compared to my Atari Lynx they are all better lol. Should really do that screen mod!! Switch also is a bit too bulky on the go - 3DS wins there too.

    All in all though, what a time to be a gamer - such amazing systems.
     
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    Re-releases don't have to be "better". More often than not they're aimed at people who missed out on them the first time around.

    e.g.: I played "Last of Us" on PS4 for the first time, despite it being a PS3 title. I'm glad they re-released it, as it's one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had, and I would have totally missed it had it not been for the re-release reminding me of its existence.

    Many games transcend the idea of being good only for a specific era, or specific hardware. The enormous popularity of retro gaming right now proves that.
     
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    I know that, I'm just wondering whether it's worth buying a switch. They are quite expensive.If there's not much difference over what I've got, it's probably not worth getting.
     
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    what do you have now?

    TLOU is a classic example of a game that should have bridged generations as it was pushing the original HW to it's breaking point.

    Even the Wii U got some great ports from earlier machines such as Wind Waker and Twilight Princess - both games improved and benefited greatly from the move to Wii U - the stuff that's coming from Wii U to Switch just does not need to come over, the original games ran and looked great on the Wii U - this movement really is a scramble for Nintendo to get content onto the system and if you have the earlier versions the only reason to buy is um, er i can't think of any. Throwing in the DLC and a token amount of extra content is a cash grab. Thing is Nintendo has been caught out by just how successful the Switch is an have almost zero content for it year two.

    The Switch I feel will be properly worth owning come maybe year 3 or 4. That is unless those Switch goes streaming first.
     
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    From Nintendo, I've got wii, ds xl and 3ds something. I've got mario kart on the wii, when I looked up the switch, somebody was raving about mariokart, which led to the question as to how it's different or better than just "mariokarting" on the wii. (I don't really Nintendo much, I like the playstation better)
     
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    Its almost a direct port from wii u..
     
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    I like a pretty broad range of video games, have been buying and collecting games for almost 40 years, and I could never justify a whole system for a single game.

    The Switch is a great mobile gaming platform, has a tonne of great cross-platform indie games, and of course all of the excellent Nintendo exclusives. Whether it's "worth it" is only a decision you can make, based on the games you want to play.
     
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    Mario Kart Wii is a little lame, Mario Kart 7 on 3DS is much more fun, and Mario Kart 8 on Wii U/Switch is fantastic. If you just want a good portable MK get 7 on 3DS.

    (You can also get the original on Virtual Console for fun and TT challenges.)
     
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    Well to be fair... the Wii version is very different to the Switch version... it's very different to the Wii U version too ;)
     
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    What makes it different though? They sell the steering wheel thing which is what I've got for the wii. Is the game itself different from just driving around a track? Is the controller easier to use that the wii thingie (I've never really liked the wii thingie, I think the controller is why I like the playstation better)
     
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    New physics, new graphics, more nouns, new karts and tracks. Up to you how you want to control it but I prefer a controller over the motion stuff.
     

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