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Re(5):A Breath of Fresh Frog Legs
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[QUOTE] While this is surely the best thread title rename in recent memory, I am surprised not to see some people seriously SWITCHing it up. I don't care about the unwashed masses' dumb impressions online, I just want to hear the Cafe's experience! This is maybe the first system I've wanted based soley on its design as opposed to any specific game (Zelda is nice, but I've accidentally failed to play a single Zelda game in 25 years of gaming, so why stop now?). I'm sure I will get one...when Virtual Console appears! [/QUOTE] I got to play the Switch the other day. The whole thing played out like a Nintendo commercial. I was talking to someone that I'd just met about video games. The Switch came up and he was like, "I got one, you want to try it?" and popped it out of his backpack. Thing plays like a dream. We were in the back of a little hole in the wall BBQ restaurant during our lunch break. Set the screen on the table (it props itself up), broke off the two little controllers and we started playing Puyo Puyo vs Tetris. The tiny controls felt just fine and the screen was very clear. I was several feet away and everything was legible. Everyone had a blast! Having the screen makes a gigantic difference. This is quintessentially different than say getting a bunch of friends together to play PSP or DS. The single screen makes it easy for everyone to spectate. Also, only one person needs to have the system on hand. It genuinely felt like a traditional, offline, face to face, multiplayer in the living room experience. But on the go. The ease with which you can take that experience with you wherever you go is a big game changer for me. It would be exceedingly difficult for me to convince my friends to buy Puyo Puyo and then meet me online at a specific time to play (much less buy a console with which to play Puyo Puyo on). But now I can get a Switch and just bring the game to them easily. You better believe people around me are gonna start playing Waku Waku 7! Anyway, the Switch is everything it promised to be as far as I can tell. It actually works. It's not some awkward hybrid of portable and traditional consoles. It really does feel like a "real" console that you can take anywhere. The screen is super clear. The controller feels good and it has just the right amount of heft. The breakaway controllers are more comfortable than I anticipated. Oh and Zelda plays like a dream too. It actually feels a bit like MGSV to me, gameplay wise. Graphics look better in person too (I'm not a huge fan of the new art style, but it's very well executed). Anyway, everyone go buy one. It's super fun and you can force your friends to play Neo Geo whenever you see them in real life now.
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