They say that Nintendo Switch is the best gadget of the year! Many people say, for example, Time Magazine placed Switch in the top ten gadgets and technologies of 2018. But how, this small, expensive and not the most powerful console has risen in the ratings above PS4 Pro and Xbox One X? On it, even the games are normal and no 4K and HDR even more so. However, by early October, Nintendo had managed to sell 7.7 million new consoles.
Switch = Mobility
Let’s make a reservation at once, if you are 16 years old and you play Destiny 2, Call Of Duty or PUBG, then do not you throw anything, keep playing on the PC. A switch is good for others. For example, we liked his mobility. You can play Switch at home, on the road, at work, on a visit, on the street, and everywhere else, wherever you like. And the convenience is that you can play in small sessions. There were 10-15 minutes, took the console and play these 10-15 minutes. No need to download, connect, wait for something – just turn it on and play. This switches the Switch instantly. When you connect to the docking station, the picture is immediately sent to the TV. At 720 pixels the resolution is increased to Full HD, and in the case of Zelda, a picture of 900p is displayed on the TV screen. But despite this, on the 55-inch 4K TV the picture was very pleasant.
The Legend of Zelda
Nintendo Switch, which seemed at the beginning of some strange and purely Japanese theme, suddenly turned out to be very steep, to the devil’s mobile and almost the best console. There are no cool games like Gran Turismo or Battlefront, but only “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is worth it! This is the 19th game in the series, and this franchise is more than 30 years old, and you know, Nintendo has managed not to fail in any part! However strange the games on Nintendo look, their developers know how to make beautiful and cool stories. Zelda is no exception. Very beautiful, atmospheric game and exactly one of the best RPG of the year. Here we must seriously think over everything that you do, starting from the battle, where it is necessary to monitor endurance, weapons, and enemies, and end with clothes for the different weather, food and many other nuances. Zelda is a game for which you can buy a Nintendo Switch.
What else to play?
In addition to Zelda, there certainly will be several interesting projects that will allow you to play a couple of months at least. For example, Splatoon 2. It seems that this is a primitive game for children, but it drags on swiftly and for a long time. Of course – Super Mario Odyssey. Excellent game, which by the way, like you and the children, although it is difficult to call it. Already for the Switch, you can buy Skyrim. Yes, an old toy, but still very good. You can play in FIFA, of course, and the graphics are simpler here, but this is FIFA 18. And there is LA Noire and Doom. It is rumored that the Switch can be ported to Arkham City, Witcher 3 and Fallout 4. It’s hard to say if the Iron Switch is enough for these games, but if that’s enough, it will be an excellent occasion to buy this portable console.
By the way, a couple of words about iron. A switch works on the custom quad-core processor NVIDIA Tegra. The console has 4 GB of RAM and a 6.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. Yes, the screen is only 720p, but it allows the system to easily run all the games. The switch uses special cartridges to install games, but you can buy any toy in the online store. And for this, it is desirable to have a memory card at least 64 GB, and preferably 128 if the game is not one. Own memory is only 32 GB. Built-in battery for 4310 mAh is enough for 3-4 hours of games. It seems a little, but for one session in Zelda or Skyrim – three hours is decent. To play it is necessary by means of JoyCon – the demountable controllers which can unite in one, or be two independent units of management at a game together. Playing together is quite fun and the games of Nintendo are completely insane. But most importantly – Switch is good for a loved one.
Of course, Switch has its drawbacks and there are a lot of them:
- We’ll have to buy a larger memory card because the console does not have enough memory for a few games.
- Expensive accessories. For example, additional JoyCon costs $ 80, and the cover will cost $ 35 at all! To comfortably play Skyrim and Zelda on TV, it’s better to buy a Pro Controller, which costs $ 64.
- The Switch is far from the best display with a diagonal of 6.2-inches.
- The screen is scratched and it’s better to buy a film. Scratched and body.
- For Switch, there are far fewer cool games than for stationary consoles.
All these drawbacks are underscored by the mobility of this console. They came home, put Switch in the dock and drove to conquer the expanses of Zelda. They woke up in the morning, took off the console from the dock, threw it into the bag and cut it on the road or at lunchtime. In an airplane, train, bus – everywhere. It’s convenient and Nintendo really could do something modern and meet the needs of many people who want to play from time to time. And if you ask how we would rate Switch, from our point of view, this console is really the best gadget of the year.