With the Switch nearing its release in less than 2 months, the excitement is building up inside of us. Ever since the rumors of codename Nintendo NX, we’ve been hyping ourselves with any info we could obtain, wether it ended up being true or false. Now that we actually know what kind of device we can expect on launch, the hype is just getting bigger. It really has been a while since I’ve gotten this excited for a new gaming system release and there is a lot to be excited about. Still, we have to be realistic and see that there are things to be concerned of when it comes to the upcoming system Nintendo has to offer. So here is a compilation of 5 things we think are absolutely exciting and 5 things I think the mainstream AND fans are going to hate or be concerned about.
- Pro: The Joy-Con
- Pro: Local multiplayer out of the box
- Pro: Switch home system experience on the go
- Pro: Promising third party support
- Pro: Switch console pricing
- Con: Graphics
- Con: Accessory pricing
- Con: Launch titles
- Con: Paid online services
- Con: Third party titles
- To conclude
Pro: The Joy-Con
The Joy-Con can be seen as either another Nintendo innovation or another Nintendo gimmick. While some things certainly lean towards the latter, I truly love the concept about this controller. Even if in essence it’s just a controller broken up in to two pieces, one of the great things about it is just that.Thus, I can imagine myself lazily slouching on the couch, with both arms resting comfortably alongside my body, playing all my favorite games.
While this may not be a problem for most gamers I absolutely hate that when I’m in an online game and I want to scratch say, My always itching face (let’s keep it kid-friendly, IYKWIM), I always end up blocking a part of my view with a considerable amount of controller. Next to that, because my hands are basically stuck in a set position, while scratching my face, one of my fingers always mentions to slip off one of the buttons. Indeed, Amazingly frustrating. I can imagine that happening far less on my amazing Joy-Con.
Next to the awesome IR motion sensor and the HD rumble (can’t wait to see how they implement that feature in games!), I like the idea that there will most likely be other kinds of Joy-Con designs. For instance, imagine a special racing type Joy-Con, or a Flight stick Joy-Con. I can even totally see a NGC style Joy-Con specially made for SSB and an Arcade-stick like Joy-Con for other arcade-y fighting games (Street Fighter, anyone?).
What I’m trying to say is that there’s much potential in the new controller than most people might think and I truly believe it’s one of the most underrated features of the device.
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