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Old 12.04.2017, 08:43
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Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

So, has anyone got one? How is Zelda? Is Mario Kart worth playing.

More importantly, does anyone know where to get one? I'm dying to get my hands on one, and will go the Ricardo route shortly if I can't find one by other means!
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

Right, I'll update.

I bought a one-off refurbished Switch that popped up on Digitec last week. Sadly, I got it home and found out it doesn't connect to the Joy-Cons when they are used wirelessly - I'm taking it back tomorrow afternoon, hopefully a painless process...Albeit a disappointing one.

I guess the only really checked if the machine turned on before putting it back up for sale as "Refurbished", so maybe a little lesson there for anyone looking to pick up a bargain (or in my case, something that's out of stock for the foreseeable!).
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

I preordered mine and got it few weeks ago. Currently deep into Zelda and think it is the best game I have ever played. Even better than Ocarina.
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Old 18.04.2017, 01:58
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Get it from Amazon.fr

You save a large chunk over buying it in Switzerland, but I countered this by buying way too many accessories.

This system needs a tempered glass screen protector by the way otherwise the dock scratches the screen.
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Get it from Amazon.fr

You save a large chunk over buying it in Switzerland, but I countered this by buying way too many accessories.

This system needs a tempered glass screen protector by the way otherwise the dock scratches the screen.
Wow, that is criminally poor engineering if the case on all models.
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Old 18.04.2017, 12:33
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Wow, that is criminally poor engineering if the case on all models.
The problem is caused by the screen being made of plastic and not glass, so it's an inherent problem on all models.

The plastic on the screen has a lower mohs (hardness) rating than the dock itself. Inevitably you will make the surfaces of the screen and dock touch one day and it will scratch very easily.

Luckily it's a CHF5 fix to put a glass screen protector on it, but it is a poor design flaw indeed.
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Old 18.04.2017, 15:13
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Good tip, thanks!
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

I absolutely love Zelda......I haven't played any of the earlier ones but totally hooked on this. Play it more in handheld mode than anything else but the 123 Switch game is also a lot of fun. My OH was so desperate to get one (as his pre order was going to be delayed as he got a package with Mario Cart and they wouldn't ship until the game came out :/) we ended up driving a good hour and a half to a shop who said they had one in stock! Agree on the screen protector....we got one straight away as we'd heard about the scratching and its great! enjoy!
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

Mario Kart hasn't been the same since N64. Colleague of mine bought one. He seems satisfied when he bought it. Also a Zelda fan
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

Have not had any issues with screen but it makes sense to have a protector if you are planning to do a lot of mobile gaming.

The thing that I do consider a design flaw, and a rather annoying one at that, is that you can quite easily slide in the wrist guard on the joy con the wrong way and once you do it, its very difficult to correct it.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

My son really wants a Nintendo switch and he is 7... thoughts?!
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Absolutely, I guess I was about that age when I got my first computer (Amstrad CPC 464) followed by a Game Boy.

Nintendo are very family friendly and produce "wholesome" (i.e. not gorefest, violent, realistic) games which are completely suitable for kids - Zelda, Mario, Mario Kart etc. Even their "fighting" games like Smash Bros are incredibly cartoony.

Coupled with that, the Switch has parental locks, so you can prevent your kid playing games designed for age groups older than his.
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My son really wants a Nintendo switch and he is 7... thoughts?!
For a boy of 7 it really is the preferred console above a 360, PS3, One or PS4, there's much more games for his age and the One and PS4 lack in my opinion a proper amount of couch co-op, also you might love the option of him being able to play in the backseat of your car.
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

I got my Nintendo Switch week and half ago. I always go to game stop and they said, I have to pre order as it is out of stock. Luckily, I visited Interdiscount nearby and they said they have 3 counsels still available out of 30 but in the central lager in Bern. It was 7:52 pm, they said if I ordered before 8:00 pm it will be delivered morning. I didn't believe it and decided to try my luck. I ordered and paid at 7:58 pm and at 7:30 Am next day, the postman came and rang the bell, I went down in hurry as i afraid he will leave (as usual) then I have to wait till next day to collect it from post office. And it was the best moment when I found it was my Nintendo Switch with Mario kart 8 (as I ordered it together). That was the story of buying my N Switch. Order in evening, delivered at my door in the morning. Thank you Interdiscount.

My Experience:

I found it a smooth nice counsel, playing on TV is nice and resolution is good. I (carefully) put it in dock and play with controller. It is easy to use and controller connect without any problem.
In a week, I went to gamestop and bought screen protector, the sticker one not the glass, as I found it enough to protect from dock scratches and on my mobile playing, and I bought the controller with charging port, It should have been from beginning to have the controller with charging port, and this is one of disadvantages. Also bought SD-Card 128G and found it enough and better price than buying the 265 G with more than double the price. I bought the nice cute Yushi amiibo, which is one of brilliancy of Nintendo ( I never used it before on 3SD, Wii) as I can save games and my account and easily and smoothly transfer the information through NFC between gamers. I think Nintendo has the best playing experience only if they were more open to game-developers.
Now I am playing totally on mobile mode as I can play on bed and while moving, the screen size and resolution are comfortable to play. Battery is doing well for 4-5 continuous playing.

Games:
I started to play with Mario cart, loved it, but found it similar to old ones.
Next day I bought bomberman from Nintendo eShop as it was on discount. BTW Nintendo eShop is also easy to surf and to buy, with less complications as PS4 but also with lesser games.
Bomberman is my game to play now, totally online with people around the world, challenging and fun. But sometimes you have to wait long to find players. I am almost in last league now.

Zelda: I never played Zelda before (Neither resident Evil), So I did not buy it (I am huge fan of Final Fantasy btw.) I don't know if I can just start to play Zelda for first time on switch or I have to go through the old ones to understand characters and story, that's why I'm hesitating.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

Almost every iteration of Zelda is a standalone story, so if you haven't played it before, it doesn't matter.

The protagonist and damsel in distress is pretty much the same each time, but I think they get around it with parallel universes or repetition of story every few hundred years.

If you want to catch up, here's a timeline:

http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

What's the opinion on the Switch, after being out for the better part of the year? Still worth it?

And a stupid questions, are the games that you buy here also in English, or only in German?
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Re: Nintendo Switch Current/Future Owners Thread

I am still hooked to it. Nintendo keeps releasing really good games about a month apart. Currently, playing the new Mario which is brilliant.
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I'm still playing Zelda, but will get round to Mario ASAP.
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That’s great to hear! And are you playing the games in English?
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