Most in-depth Nintendo Switch Hardware Review

Nintendo’s newest console is out and already making waves, but is it worth your time – and more importantly – your money?

Most in-depth Nintendo Switch Hardware Review

The Games:

No console launches with a fully fledged library, and the Switch is no different. There’s a handful of games to pick from at launch – most of it ports of aging games or thrown together rubbish from Dev’s trying to earn a quick buck from the lack of choice at launch. Really what most gamers will be looking at on launch day are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Bomberman R, 1,2, Switch and Snipperclips.

The Legend of Zelda is a no-brainer, and will probably accompany most Switch purchases. Our full review will come later this week, but it’s an absolute must have and you’d be a fool not to pick it up if you have the oppurtunity. 1,2 Switch is a bundle of tech demos that, whilst charming at times and genuinely fun at others, should have been bundled in at launch. It’s not as much of a game as Wii Sports, for instance, and that was given away with every Wii. It’s an interesting and impressive look at what kind of gameplay hooks could be used in the future in full games, but unless you’re really desperate for a party game at launch I’d avoid this one and pick it up later for a lot cheaper.

As of writing I haven’t managed to give Bomberman a go, but Snipperclips is a darling little co-op puzzler that I heartily recommend to anyone with a mate. Using the split Joy-Cons you cut out each other’s overly cute avatars up to solve a variety of physics based puzzles, and even at £18 it’s a steal.

For the more daring, there are ways to connect to the Japanese e-Shop and grab some other games (some even come in English) before they’re officially out over here. Should you have the oppurtunity, I’d highly recommend the complete Disgaea 5 set, which will be hauntingly addictive on a handheld. The fact that the Switch is now completely region free is honestly one of the best features of the console, so you might as well make use of it.

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