Looking Back At Six Months With The Nintendo Switch

I’ve had my Nintendo Switch for just over six months now and I can honestly say that my love for this console has grown massively. There is just so much about the console and the games that there are that fits my gaming style perfectly. Not only that I feel that I’ve built up a nice little collection of games for the console.

I did write a small blog post back in December about why I traded in my Nintendo WiiU in order to get my Switch. You can check that blog post out here.

My current games collection for the Nintendo Switch is a mix of physical and digital games and it currently consists of:

Physical Games

  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Pokkén Tournament Dx
  • Human Fall Flat (Super Rare Games)
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

Digital Games

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Stardew Valley
  • Oxenfree
  • Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle

There are also two additional games that I have gotten recently which are Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze which I am super excited to play and also Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles which was actually released today for the Nintendo Switch.

A lot of my games I’ve actually bought through trading in games I no longer play or ones I have completed and I feel that I am at the point now where I have a nice variety of games. I have been exploring different genres of games and looking at games that I might usually overlook. Games like Disgaea 5 Complete and Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings are games I’m looking forward to getting stuck into once I’ve cleared my backlog a bit more. Of course, you can’t own a Nintendo console and not have a Mario Kart game or any other Super Mario game either.

Six months in though and I have to say I’m incredibly happy with the Nintendo Switch and even though I was sad to trade in my Nintendo WiiU I definitely did make the right choice. I love how easy it is to go from having the console hooked up to the television and then change so it’s in tabletop mode and even taking it with you on the go. It’s definitely saved me from boredom on a few long-distance trips lately.

I have got a few accessories for my Nintendo Switch and they are a carry case and also a small stand for the Switch which comes in really handy when I want to play a game or joining in on a Splatoon 2 Twitch Stream. The other accessories that I have is a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

I mainly got this as I was finding it difficult to play Splatoon 2 with the small JoyCon controller and although a little bit on the more expensive side I know I’ll definitely get my monies worth from the controller. Of course, you don’t need to specifically buy the Pro Controller as there are many different controllers at different prices which may be more suitable and with some awesome designs as well.

Nintendo has already revealed some great new games coming to the console this year including Mario Tennis Aces, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, the new Super Smash Bros, Mineko’s Night Market and the new Octo expansion for Splatoon 2. There’s also the rumoured Pokémon game as well that I’m intrigued to find out more about and although information has been “leaked” recently how much of that is true, false or just speculation who knows at this point. Hopefully, Nintendo’s E3 event will reveal more.

I’m excited to see what Nintendo have in store for Switch players over the coming months. With what has already been revealed so far this year 2018 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the console but who knows what other surprises Nintendo has for us.

If you haven’t already picked up a Nintendo Switch but are considering getting one you’ll find it will be a great console regardless if you’ve previously owned a Nintendo console or not. With such a wide variety of games, there is definitely something for everyone.

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