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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Raid » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:53 am

My only real concern with my console so far has been the connectivity issue between the joy cons and console, which *is* repairable seemingly, but there do seem to be a myriad of problems relating to wireless performance, and you do have to wonder whether it was pushed out of the door too early.

I'm with you though Wrath; granted, I think I was sold on the concept by the end of January, but for me it's simply better than having either a home console or a handheld (regardless of whether the two connect to each other). The only part of the package that I'm not convinced by is tabletop mode - the screen is just too small for even single-player games, and I imagine two people using that same space would be head-bumpingly awkward. The kickstand is also woefully inadequate; part of the problem with the screen size is that I have to place the console too far away because of the single kickstand angle.

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Wrathbone » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:59 am

I think I must be very lucky with the joycons because I've not had a single instance of them disconnecting in ~20 hours of use. I know what you mean about desktop mode, especially the kickstand which is worryingly flimsy. The flexibility in how you can use it means I've not really thought of it as an issue, though, because I can just use it a different way. But yeah, if for whatever reason I found myself in a skatepark / library / terrace / airport floor with a bunch of hip and happening people crowded round a Switch, I think I'd struggle to get the most out of it with the screen size. It really needs to be within arms length.
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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Raid » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:16 pm

They don't disconnect exactly (the console never tells you there's a problem), it's more like they don't register button presses or releases when they don't have line of sight to the console. It's a minor nuisance for me at worst, but it's surprising that a Nintendo product was released in this state.

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Re: Nintendo Switch!

Postby Raid » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:44 pm

So I had a go on the Splatoon 2 multiplayer beta thing that's running this weekend (it's downloaded through the Store, there's an item in the News section detailing which times it's running). I don't really understand the fuss; it's one of the most basic deathmatch games I've ever played (with a territory control mechanic that honestly feels a bit tedious). I know Nintendo are never going to publish a game about blowing your enemies into meaty chunks, but they could have made it deeper than this, surely.

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