Weekly Blog April 23rd, 2017: Nintendo Switch

Hello Internet!

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Ok now that I got that out of the way, it’s time to talk about the Nintendo Switch. Now for some I’m addressing this topic too late to be relevant since the Switch almost two months ago, and for others this topic might be full of spoilers because they still haven’t gotten one since they are flying off the shelves faster than Nintendo can restock them. I was able to buy one two weeks ago and it kind of happened on a whim. I had been planning on buying a Nintendo Switch ever since they announced the console and confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was coming at launch. My love of Nintendo and Zelda got my on the Switch hype train. Unfortunately I didn’t have the money for it at launch so I didn’t get a pre-order and therefore I was at the mercy of supply and demand. Like I said. the Nintendo Switch is still a rare item to come across in stores even two months after launch. So two weeks ago I was at home with nothing to do and I decided I’d call around to the Gamestops in the area seeing if they had any Nintendo Switches in store. None of them did. So I ended up calling a Best Buy 45 minutes from my house and they said they actually got a shipment of gray Switches that morning and I would have to hurry if I wanted one. After I hung up the phone, I got in my car, and I rushed (going the speed limit, of course) towards that Best Buy. When I got there, they had ONE Nintendo Switch left and I bought it as well as a copy of Breath of the Wild. The employee who checked me out said that they got 15 that morning, sold 10 immediately and then sold the other 5 throughout the day. Their supply of Nintendo Switches didn’t last 24 hours on the shelf. That’s crazy!

So yeah I bought my Nintendo Switch and I’ve been playing Zelda for the past couple of weeks and it is an amazing game! I don’t want to get into too many details because I don’t want to spoil the game for anyone who hasn’t played it and I don’t want anything spoiled for me. The map is so large and there’s so much to do that its possible that someone who’s played just as much as me has discovered completely different things than me. This is a really well throughout game and Nintendo really hit it out of the park with making an open world Zelda game. It’s a fun game full of little discoveries around every corner, difficult bosses, the need to manage items, and tons of side quests and parts to the main quests. Basically everything you’d want from an open world game and a Zelda game. I should say that I’m not that big of a computer guy or tech guy so I don’t know that much about screen resolution, or battery life, or internal memory, or anything like that so if people out there have criticisms about the Nintendo Switch when it comes to those aspects, they might be valid. I don’t know enough about it to argue for or against those points. All I know is that this game box lets me play open world Zelda either on the go or on the television. It’s truly a versatile console that lets you play on the television or on the go or even just laying in my bed. I love that I can switch [insert winky face emoji here] between holding it like a tablet (Or the Wii U pad), hooking it up so I can play it on the television, or putting out the kickstand and taking off the Joy-Cons so I can play it like I’m holding a Wii Remote (Nintendo and all their strange lingo..). It goes between one mode to the other quickly and easily with very little delay and I really like that.

Altogether I have a lot of praise for the Nintendo Switch even though I really only use it for a Legend of Zelda box. I’m still on the look out for the Archer Link and Zelda Amiibos (which are as rare as the Switch itself) and I will probably buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch eventually. For now I still have a lot of Zelda to play and I’m going to gladly take my time exploring, collecting stuff, completing quests, and saving Hyrule! Of course I still have my job, responsibilities, and writing which cuts into my Zelda playing time, but you have to find a balance in life.

That’s all for now! If you’re out there playing your own Switch, I hope you’re having a blast. If you’re out there still trying to find one, don’t give up hope. I’m sure Nintendo is trying to build and ship as many as they possibly can or purposely restricting shipments to keep the hype up and make them seem rare (Nintendo has a habit of doing that). I’m sure you’ll get one before Splatoon 2 comes out! Feel free to comment below but don’t spoil anything for me or the other viewers! I’m very anti-spoiler!! I hope you enjoyed that piece and you’ll spend some time checking out my other pieces. Thanks for your support!

Have a wonderful week!

-Allen_The_Writer

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