Kris and I finally own the Nintendo Switch! We wanted to so an unboxing post, but since the Switch has been out for a month now, there have been so many unboxing posts and videos that it’s a bit redundant at this point.
So, for today I decided to talk about my first initial thoughts about the Switch as we opened it. My favorite things about it, I guess you could say, before we started playing any games.
1. The Joy-Con Size
I’ve heard a lot of people be skeptical about the size, especially if you have big hands. I was never worried because I’m petite. And even when it came out, most people with that worry found the size to actually be okay. Well, when I first picked up the Joy-Con, I immediately felt comfortable. It was as though Nintendo said, “Let’s make this console Rachel-size!”
2. The Joy-Con Variations
I know most people recommend the pro controller over the Joy-Con. The pro controllers are still sold-out no matter where we go, so the Joy-Con have to do for now. However, I like how we can use the Joy-Con three different ways off the bat. By themselves like Wii-motes, on the console itself like a 3DS, or attached to a mini controller-like thing mocking the pro controller.
3. The Home Menu
It mocks the menu on the 3DS and I think that’s so cool. Granted, the Wii and Wii U were like that, but this is a slight different set-up which I think is awesome. It’s slightly different and it’s simple.
We got a bundle through Gamestop so our console came with Breath of the Wild, the game guide, Has Been Heroes, and the Snipperclips digital code. We downloaded Snipperclips onto the console and while it was downloading we decided to play Zelda. When the game finished downloading, a notification appeared in the top left corner. I thought it was cool that it told us instead of us having to occasional check the main menu all the time (because I can’t recall the Wii U ever doing that). I assume there will be certain achievements and unlocks for the console, which will be cool.
What do you love about the Nintendo Switch? Let me know in the comments below!