While I was in the middle of playing Fast RMX Nintendo announced the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire was gonna happen soon. With me being a big fan of Splatoon on the Wii U I of course
made sure I could join a couple of matches. This was my first experience with Nintendo's online and even though it still leaves much to be desired (can't invite friends, no voice chat so on so forth) it was a good one. I only disconnected once in the 20 or so matches I played and never really had lag.
The game it self hasn't changed too much from Splatoon 2. But the new weapons and abilities add to the already fun, fast and chaotic gameplay of Splatoon so its all good. One thing I do hope they do add is please let me change my loadout while waiting for the next match to start.
Cause right now you gotta back out to switch which sucks.
But you know it hasn't been all fun and games. Sadly I have a few problems with the system.
First up friend codes why are they still a thing? When they announced their payed online service I thought finally they will catch up and have a decent online service on par with the competitors . I was wrong friend codes are awful but I can get over that. But theirs no messaging friends ,theirs no voice chat in game or in a party like system also there's no party system damn it. The E-shop is really easy to navigate but god I hope you know what your looking for cause if the game is old and not selling enough to be in the top 10 the only way you will find it is with the search feature. And then there's the fact that sometimes the system just freezes (I have not been able to figure out what causes it and to be fair it freezed 4 times over the last 2 months but still wtf). But lets get back to some fun times.
After I finally finished Zelda (as in decided I should go finish the story or I'll never stop playing) I decided to pick up Mr Shifty. This game is rad. I love Hotline Miami on Vita and Mr Shifty totally fills that void on the Switch for me. So Mr Shifty has pretty much the same gameplay of Hotline Miami but you cant use range weapons and you are pretty much Nightcraller from X-men. One of the awsome things you can do because of your Nightcraller powers is pick up a mine ,teleport to a guy, trow the mine at him ,teleport away and watch the explosion. When this game works Its amazing and I love it. But sadly near the end of the game it trows just a fuck ton of guys at you at once and the game can't really handel everything and starts slowing down a lot . If you like Hotline Miami's gameplay and you got a Switch you should pick up Mr Shifty.
The last of my current Switch games is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. If you allready have Mario Kart 8 on Wii U this is pretty much that with all its DLC. But it also ads a few new Characters and a fucking dope ass battle mode (+ you can play it on the go man). I fucking love this game. It has so many race tracks , it brings back the double items , has like 5 different battle modes and like 7 maps for it, it looks and sound fantastic and god damn its just fun. If you got a Switch go pick this up. If you already have it on Wii U I say still pick it up but debate for your self if you think its worth the price for the things they added.
Too wrap everything up. I think Switch is a awesome system. Should It be the main place you play all your games? Maybe if you really like Nintendo games , indies and Japanse third party games. What it should definitely be is your second console cause if they keep coming it will be the best place to play your indie games. unlike the Sony with the Vita I don't think you will see Nintendo stop supporting the Switch at least until they announce the next thing (and maybe not even then. Looking at you 3ds/2ds). And lastly there's no other console like the Switch on the marked so its probably a better second console then a combo of these: Xbox One/Ps4/Pc.
I will talk about what I would like to see from Switch an other time cause fuck I went very long again. Thanks for reading .