Nintendo Switch Review
March 2017 is an exciting time for Nintendo fans. On March 3, the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch will be released to the public. Many longtime fans of Nintendo have already put in their pre-order and are waiting for their device to be shipped to their door. But what about the casual fan? Is the Switch worth it? Will it be able to compete with the Xbox One or PS4?
One of the biggest selling features of the Switch is its portability. This console works on televisions just as the Xbox One or PS4 does, but it doubles as a portable system. According to Nintendo.com, “Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap.”This makes it a great option for parties and get-togethers with friends. No matter where the party is, you can grab the Switch and take it with you. Since it is so easy to take with you, you can play it pretty much anywhere you go. The long battery life of the Switch makes it even more compelling as a portable device. According to tests done by Forbes.com, the battery life of the Switch is better and lasts longer than both the iPad Air and the Playstation Vita. This makes it a viable option for parties, since you can get together and play it for hours before worrying about battery life.
For both longtime and casual fans of Nintendo, the most exciting aspect to the Switch is the release of the latest game in the Legend of Zelda series. The series consists of games that take place in a fantasy world filled with action and adventure.The first game in the series, The Legend of Zelda, debuted in 1986. It was added to the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988, and since then, it has been a staple to every Nintendo game console that has been released. The Switch is no different, as the launch of the console coincides with the release of the latest game in the Zelda series, namely the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This alone will make many people want to get their hands on the Switch. This iconic series will once again allow gamers to step into a world of discovery and adventure, exploring the fantasy world while working on challenging puzzles and fighting off all kinds of enemies.
There are many other great aspects to the Switch. For instance, the controllers are very user friendly and will be especially useful when playing with friends and family. Of course, there also some drawbacks to the console and some users may prefer to stick with a tried and true console. As with every console, there will be some initial issues to work through, just as the Xbox One and PS4 encountered. It may also take some time before there are an adequate number of games available for this console. Overall, however, the Nintendo Switch appears to be a wonderful addition to the gaming consoles available today. Gamers will be happy to have another option to get their gaming fix.