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Topic: Tempted by Nintendo Lite - never owned a Nintendo

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Fulham2019

Well... I feel I am crossing over from the dark side. During the Sega v Nintendo battle of the 90s I was firmly on Sega's side. However, for about 15 years now I have been purely a console player (xbox/ps) BUT I am tempted by the nintendo switch lite. I commute each day to work and I think I am now 'too old' (40) to get the enjoyment out of console play and would enjoy playing the lite daily (or indeed lying in bed!). I play my console but get frustrated generally when playing.
So... tell me your thoughts about the nintendo switch (and lite). I am not bothered about playing on the TV (I think), I am just looking for some advice and if so, games to play. I have never played Zelda but looking on line everyone says the 2017 release is amazing. All bundles seem to come with the Link game now though, which is new and I can't find many reviews.
Just wanted all your thoughts please.
Thanks

Fulham2019

Eel

I personally love my lite, it's definitely better for handheld gameplay than the regular model (which I also have).

On the zelda games, Link's awakening is a remake of a 90's game, and it's extremely faithful to the source materal, so it plays almost nothing like the 2017 release, Breath of the Wild.

Both are really good games on their own right, and if the budle comes with Link's Awakening then I'd say it's a great starter game. You may want to get Breath of the Wild eventually though. It's a considerably larger game compared to Link's Awakening, and there's the sequel coming up.

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linq

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Switch Lite is great. You won’t regret it.

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Fulham2019

Thank you so much StableInvadeel - my first post on here (don't even own the thing yet!) so I appreciate your quick reply.

Fulham2019

SwitchForce

It remains how much are you wanting smaller screen to bigger screen and do you need remote Joy-Cons or not and do you want the option to Docked to big screen or not. So there are a few details that you need to note down and compare then you will know which console you want. But for your money and options get the Switch - it is still portable just like the Lite.

What you should do if you get either is put "Temper Glass" on them ASAP and you won't be sorry that you didn't do that. Also if you can get extended warranty get the longest one you can get. Yes that cost money but with that you can rest assure should something go wrong it can be fixed ASAP.

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Anti-Matter

@Fulham2019
Switch Lite is nice choice.
But Normal Switch is better choice since you can play some games with detached Joy Cons such as 1-2-Switch / LABO / ring Fit Adventure, etc.

Expand your knowledge about games genre and you will enjoy other titles on Switch, doesn't matter 1st party Nintendo games (Mario, Zelda, Splatoon, ARMS, Animal Crossing, Kirby, etc) or 3rd party games (Story of Seasons, Crash Bandicoot, Portal Knights, Final Fantasy games, Dragon Quest games, etc)

"I have never played Zelda but looking on line everyone says the 2017 release is amazing"

You can consider other Switch games with Zelda games inspiration. They are good enough to be played too. Try A Knight's Quest, Evoland 2, Yonder the Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Portal Knights,

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Fulham2019

SwitchForce wrote:

It remains how much are you wanting smaller screen to bigger screen and do you need remote Joy-Cons or not and do you want the option to Docked to big screen or not. So there are a few details that you need to note down and compare then you will know which console you want. But for your money and options get the Switch - it is still portable just like the Lite.

What you should do if you get either is put "Temper Glass" on them ASAP and you won't be sorry that you didn't do that. Also if you can get extended warranty get the longest one you can get. Yes that cost money but with that you can rest assure should something go wrong it can be fixed ASAP.

Thank you so much. I will definitely get glass put on them, I actually would need a case as it would stay in my bag i take too and from work each day and wouldn't want it loose in there. I have an amazon gift card I use against the device so I will probably purchase from there. I have read about the screen being 5.5" which is smaller than my OnePlus phone. What I could do with doing really is borrowing one for a week and seeing what I think. All valid questions to ponder though.

Fulham2019

Cotillion

I'd recommend looking at what the Lite doesn't have VS the OG model. You already said you think you wouldn't want on TV play, and to me it's better to have the option to use that and other features than to not have them at all in the case on uncertainty. Even tabletop mode on the OG is something to consider, for instance.

If the things the Lite doesn't have is fine for you, then go for it. Either way, there's a lot of great games on Switch, especially if you're new to the Nintendo camp.

Cotillion

Fulham2019

Thanks guys for the responses. I have decided to go ahead with the nintendo lite. I got a bundle with Links awakening and Super Mario deluxe 8. Hoping to make some friends in this community and get some helpful hints and tips along the way to get the best out of my nintendo switch lite.

Fulham2019

Eel

That's a great starter kit! Hope you enjoy your new games.

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BruceCM

Which colour Lite, @Fulham2019 .... ? Did you say you were getting a case, too?
Any other games you're interested in?

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Lite is cool as a portable. OG switch is a nice size for around the house.

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

You should wait for the Switch Pro.

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Ruthless4u

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

You should wait for the Switch Pro.

Have they even said when it’s coming out?

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HobbitGamer

Ruthless4u wrote:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

You should wait for the Switch Pro.

Have they even said when it’s coming out?

They haven’t even said it is coming out.

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SwitchForce

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

You should wait for the Switch Pro.

Stop giving out misleading information. That is a rumor vaporware right now so let's stick to facts. They aren't going to alienate those whom bought v2 Switch buy doing that - that is poor customer service and will definitely get huge backlash. They have a choice now Lite or Standard and then choose best one which fits their gaming needs. So let's give them accurate information not vaporware information.

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StuTwo

@Fulham2019 as someone who’s mostly always been in the “Nintendo camp” I’d say the Switch is the first Nintendo console since the SNES that I’d give an unqualified recommendation for.

There’s a genuinely rich and diverse selection of games - enough that you’ll be able to find half a dozen or more to make it worthwhile. Some genres fare better than others (there aren’t really any top tier competitive online shooters and sports games are thin on the ground and/or compromised for instance) but there’s always something worth playing available.

The standard versus lite is a toss up. You honestly might end up using docked mode more than you think you will and the longer battery life and larger screen might make the standard model a better option. But then it’s more expensive and the Lite does function a little better as a handheld.

Games wise you know yourself your own tastes. Zelda BoTW is perhaps the best game ever made. I’d still say it’s the most essential Switch game. Mario Kart 8 is also a game that every Switch owner should have - it’s cutesy but it’s a pure arcade racing experience. It looks and plays like something that Sega might have put out circa 2000 at the height of the Dreamcast.

Most of the other Nintendo franchises can be given a miss tbh. If they didn’t turn your head over the past 25 years they probably won’t appeal to you now. Fire Emblem is fantastic though - it’s like a cross between Game of Thrones and Sid Miers Civilisation by way of Harry Potter. If any of those three appeal then consider it. Bayonetta 2 may also appeal to you if you grew up on arcade action games.

Splatoon 2 is also very clever in what it does to a genre (also feels very “Dreamcast-y” in a good way) but not well suited to a commute even though it has a good single player campaign.

If you’ve never played SNES games then I’d recommend signing up to the online service. Super Metroid is basically peerless and Zelda: a Link to the Past isn’t far off it.

Otherwise there’s plenty of decent and often unexpected third party ports like Saints Row games, Doom (2016), Dragons Dogma, loads of old PC RPG ports etc. but the real joy of the Switch when it comes to 3rd party support is smaller indie games like Hollow Knight, Goose Game, the Steamworld games, Dead Cells and more.

In short there’s tons to play.

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Fulham2019

StableInvadeel wrote:

That's a great starter kit! Hope you enjoy your new games.

Thank you. Hopefully coming today.

Fulham2019

Fulham2019

StuTwo wrote:

@Fulham2019 as someone who’s mostly always been in the “Nintendo camp” I’d say the Switch is the first Nintendo console since the SNES that I’d give an unqualified recommendation for.

There’s a genuinely rich and diverse selection of games - enough that you’ll be able to find half a dozen or more to make it worthwhile. Some genres fare better than others (there aren’t really any top tier competitive online shooters and sports games are thin on the ground and/or compromised for instance) but there’s always something worth playing available.

The standard versus lite is a toss up. You honestly might end up using docked mode more than you think you will and the longer battery life and larger screen might make the standard model a better option. But then it’s more expensive and the Lite does function a little better as a handheld.

Games wise you know yourself your own tastes. Zelda BoTW is perhaps the best game ever made. I’d still say it’s the most essential Switch game. Mario Kart 8 is also a game that every Switch owner should have - it’s cutesy but it’s a pure arcade racing experience. It looks and plays like something that Sega might have put out circa 2000 at the height of the Dreamcast.

Most of the other Nintendo franchises can be given a miss tbh. If they didn’t turn your head over the past 25 years they probably won’t appeal to you now. Fire Emblem is fantastic though - it’s like a cross between Game of Thrones and Sid Miers Civilisation by way of Harry Potter. If any of those three appeal then consider it. Bayonetta 2 may also appeal to you if you grew up on arcade action games.

Splatoon 2 is also very clever in what it does to a genre (also feels very “Dreamcast-y” in a good way) but not well suited to a commute even though it has a good single player campaign.

If you’ve never played SNES games then I’d recommend signing up to the online service. Super Metroid is basically peerless and Zelda: a Link to the Past isn’t far off it.

Otherwise there’s plenty of decent and often unexpected third party ports like Saints Row games, Doom (2016), Dragons Dogma, loads of old PC RPG ports etc. but the real joy of the Switch when it comes to 3rd party support is smaller indie games like Hollow Knight, Goose Game, the Steamworld games, Dead Cells and more.

In short there’s tons to play.

I really appreciate all this information thank you (is there not a 'like' function on this forum?!) and I am looking forward to starting my Nintendo journey.

Fulham2019

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