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Topic: Would you do a lot of traveling with your Switch, or would you prefer to stick to a 3DS?

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FaeKnight

ReaderRagfish wrote:

FaeKnight wrote:

But the GBA Micro's small size also causes problems with games that heavily use the shoulder buttons.

I often hear this, but I've never had much trouble playing games like Street Fighter and F Zero on the Micro. I actually prefer it over the SP in terms of comfort. To each their own.

The problem with Metroid Fusion is that you're having to use the right shoulder button frequently, usually holding it down. While at the same time you need to hold down another button to charge up a shot, plus jumping (multiple times for screw attacks)... This might not seem like a problem. And most of the time it's not. But due to the small size you end up having to brace the system from the bottom. Which is also where the game cart is. And in a frantic fight (such as the fight against Samus X at the end) this can and often does cause the game to glitch out and freeze, thus causing you to have to restart from your last save.

It usually takes me 4 or 5 tries to complete that fight due to the game freezing.

Also, I love the fact that with a single pair of joy con you can instantly do two player multiplayer. Jumping into a multiplayer session of Mario Kart or Hyrule Warriors is great fun. even something simple like playing Uno with another person was a joy.

FaeKnight

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Magician

The only downside about the Switch's portability is the necessity of a travel case.

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Matthew010

I take the Switch on some journeys and am planning to take it on a 9 hour flight later on this year (of course, with a charger) but I either take my 3DS as well or just take the 3DS.

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RedderRugfish

FaeKnight wrote:

But due to the small size you end up having to brace the system from the bottom. Which is also where the game cart is.

I feel like I'm starting to sound like "Everything you say is wrong and everything I say is right" but my hand never touches the cartridge slot regardless of the game. I dunno.

Do airplanes nowadays have charger outlets for passengers to use? The last time I was on a plane was long before smartphones and their terrible batteries made outlets them more common.

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FaeKnight

ReaderRagfish wrote:

FaeKnight wrote:

But due to the small size you end up having to brace the system from the bottom. Which is also where the game cart is.

I feel like I'm starting to sound like "Everything you say is wrong and everything I say is right" but my hand never touches the cartridge slot regardless of the game. I dunno.

I have somewhat big hands. Especially compared the the GBA Micro. I mean, seriously. The entire thing fits in the palm of my hand. Not a problem if the shoulder buttons are an "occasional" thing I need to press. But if I need to use those, the d pad, and the A and B buttons at the same time I end up bracing the bottom of the system with my ring finger. Which means that the cart is getting at least a little pressure applied due to the location of the cartridge slot.

Of course, that also means that the Switch's joy cons feel comfortable when using them. I frequently find myself using them without the controller grip for games that don't have motion controls. I'd initially been concerned about their size.

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Mountain_Man

Heavyarms55 wrote:

@Mountain_Man I haven't been home in a while. But I've been given funny looks and such when out with a bag that I haven't gotten without it. More importantly I got searched at the airport and I've heard of police questioning people just for having them when they aren't near a college campus. I've also heard many sports stadiums and concert halls don't allow anything bigger than a small woman's purse too.

Pretty much everything gets searched at airports, not just backpacks. And, yeah, large bags of any kind — again, not just backpacks — are generally banned from any controlled public venue like a stadium.

But outside of those two scenarios, nobody will look twice at you for walking around with a backpack. Over the past several years, I've traveled to a number of different cities across the US where I wore a backpack around town and never had a single problem. Neither did any other pedestrian I saw wearing one.

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FaeKnight

Granted, most often it's a teenage girl or young adult woman with a tiny tiny backpack that might barely hold a wallet and a set of keys. Which are kind of silly, if you ask me.

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Mountain_Man

ReaderRagfish wrote:

Do airplanes nowadays have charger outlets for passengers to use? The last time I was on a plane was long before smartphones and their terrible batteries made outlets them more common.

Some of the newer planes do. I've seen the occasional plane with standard AC plugs and others with just a USB plug. I suppose it depends on the airline.

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darkfenrir

I think that it's better to not bring both lol. If I went on holiday to somewhere, I'm expecting myself to be out of hotel for a long while until I'm back and there's pretty much 0 time to do anything else unless back in room, and by that time I'm too tired to do anything.

And if I'm bored while traveling or at plane...? I use my phone to read books that I have in it.

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gcunit

Tiredness is just so annoying... I spend the whole day living my other life, pretending that I'm not spending every minute thinking about the games I want to play that night, the games I want to buy.

Finally everyone else has gone to bed, it's just me and those sweet, sweet games. Oh boy, which one will I play firszzzz zzzz zzzz

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EvilLucario

It all just depends on the games. I love my 3DS, but only because of the games. Once I got my Switch I've started to only tolerate the 3DS hardware instead of really loving it. But the 3DS still has some really damn good games like Kid Icarus: Uprising, so if I'm in the mood to play that I'll just bring my 3DS.

More often than not though, I'm bringing a backpack and my Switch to play Bayonetta or Xenoblade or a new game I've gotten.

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SwitchForce

JayJ wrote:

I was going to take a big trip but I wasn't sure if I wanted to bring my Switch or my 3DS with me. For some reason the 3DS just seems like it would be a better travel companion, it just seems lower maintenance and like it would be less to worry about, especially since I don't plan on getting too deep into gaming while I am out anyways.

Alot depends on what games your going to play on the road will determine which portable you take. This must be the first consideration. And time playing or getting too deep won't matter here as both can be in-depth playing regardless. What you need to info us is how and where you be traveling and how that will tell others what to recommend.

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toiletduck

@SladeWatkins @Yosheel Hehe of course, silly me... for a moment I was thinking he referred to a legal way to copy the game temporarily from card to system...

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bluemage1989

Maybe once I can back up my saves online I will start taking my Switch but up until now I've always taken my 2DS as its the DS family member with the most wear and tear and I'd be least fussed about losing it although obviously would still be gutted.

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RedderRugfish

toiletduck wrote:

a legal way to copy the game temporarily from card to system...

DS Download Play. Sort of.

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Ryu_Niiyama

Switch is my primary system at this point. I love the 3ds library but I won't be turning on the system much until I can get one modded with a tv out. My switch goes with me to work and on flights all the time now.

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MasterJay

I never take my 3ds anywhere anymore. I bought a headrest mount for the car and use it for the switch. It works great for car rides. Only take my switch on trips though.

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CroRock

Switch can’t beat 3DS portability. I play 60% docked and 40% handheld but never outside my house.. well, if you don’t count balcony 😀
Switch is to fragile imo in comparison to 3DS, with or without a case.
I don’t travel to work and never play games in public but when I go somewhere on vacation for few days it’s always my 3DS.

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