Let me preface this by saying I currently own a PS4 and enjoy it overall. However, I feel like a lot of games lately just don't draw my attention anymore. I can't put my finger on what it is. Maybe it's that I'm 32? I remember being younger and getting wrapped up in various games. My hope was that maybe diving back into the world of Nintendo would rekindle that excitement.
Anyway, I haven't owned a Nintendo console since the 64, and the Switch always seemed like a pretty cool concept. I kept telling myself to wait until there was a decent list of games that would be worth buying before making the jump.
The main appeal to me seems to be the portability. I bought a Vita about 5 years ago for the same reason, but it sort of just turned into a "ps1 classic" machine for me. Don't get me wrong, it's nice for killing time on a plane, but that's about all I use it for. I feel like the games on the Switch might be more of a draw since there is a lot of production value in them.
This leads me to my question...do I wait for the "Switch Mini" (and hopefully a price drop) or jump in at the $300 price point. I don't really for see it being used a lot for cooperative playing, but the TV option would be nice I suppose. My wife isn't a huge gamer besides occasionally playing Until Dawn or our PSVR.
Also, here's a list that I've compiled for games that seem like good buys for single player.
- Mario Odyssey
- Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mario Maker 2
- Pokemon: Let's go Pikachu (I'm a sucker for Pokemon Blue nostalgia)
- Mario and Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
- Civilization 6 (never got to play a Civ game and this seems like a blast)
- Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
- Mario Aces (I enjoyed Mario Tennis on 64)
- Smash Brothers (I heard the "campaign" was almost 24 hours)
- Zelda: Link's Awakening
So, Giant Bomb community, what would you recommend?