So the Switch is 6 months old at this point and it's a decent time to check in. One question I have is how many people are using a pro controller with this thing. At $70 they are vastly overpriced but I can't imagine playing my Switch without one. It's not that the joycons are terrible in the grip, but they're substandard and the buttons are too small and fiddly. I like the joycons fine for handheld mode but for docked mode I am pro controller all the way!
What are other people's thoughts?
Also what are people's thoughts on the Switch in general. I still really like the hardware and I have had some fun with it, but I am a bit worried about the Nintendo drought syndrome, where there are only 3-4 big games worth playing a year. That would still make it worth it to me, but it's part of what killed the Wii U and I'm hoping the Switch can attract more attention from third parties, kind of like the Wii but higher quality. Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a great start, but Ubisoft also released ZombiU and that didn't sell well enough. Maybe Ubi's thinking is that Nintendo players only buy Nintendo games so if they make a game that is basically a Nintendo game (including Mario) it will sell. I sure hope so, that game is very very good.
In terms of the Nintendo big releases I would say:
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: One of my favorite games ever, a true masterpiece.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Very fun with great aesthetics but I wish there was some kind of Diddy Kong Racing style story mode or more unlockables or something. I really enjoyed it but I didn't stick with it.
Arms: Bright, colorful, and just not that fun in my opinion. I played it a little but pretty much gave up. Another game that could benefit from more singleplayer content but that aside it's sort of an okay to good party fighting game.
Splatoon 2: I had a pretty negative reaction to this at first, but during this weekend's splatfest I started to get into a bit of a groove and was enjoying it. I like the aesthetic and all that and the gameplay is pretty fun but I have the same complaints as everyone else.
Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle: Love it, biggest surprise of the year for me, exactly what I want from this console.
Of course there are other good games for the console (I am personally quite partial to Fast RMX) but those are the big 5 in my opinion. Of course Super Mario Odyssey will change everything in just over a month, but for now those are the main attractions.
How are other people feeling after 6 months? This thing is still selling incredibly well so I'm optimistic that the best is yet to come. Now give us Mario Maker Switch, Nintendo!