Welcome back to the Weekly Wizard, the segment of Miketendo64 brought to you by Wizard Dojo – and the vile creature who runs it – where I talk about recent goings-on with Nintendo, or look back at events from its history.
The Switch is upon us! And by that, I mean the Nintendo Switch has finally been released. I picked up my copy at a midnight launch, and so far am absolutely loving it. Sure, there might not be a whole lot of games right now, but Zelda is certainly hefty enough to keep me satisfied for a while, and Bomberman brings some multiplayer fun to the table. Besides, there are some promising announced games arriving in the next few months, so it won’t be staying a two game show for very long.
I really like the simplistic interface of the Switch’s launch menu, and can’t wait until I can put some Virtual Console games on there (I will re-buy Super Mario RPG and Donkey Kong Country 2 no matter how many times they’re re-released!). And I really love how the controller feels, and think it ranks up there with the SNES and Playstation controller among the most comfortable controllers. Of course, the ability to play console games on the go is also just too great. I can’t comprehend this power.
Honestly, this issue of The Weekly Wizard is going to be really short, because I’m in the middle of playing Breath of the Wild as I’m writing this. So I’ll wrap this up.
The Switch is awesome. It has some issues that can hopefully be addressed in the coming months, but it shows so much promise. Playing it for the first time, I felt similarly to how I did when I first played the N64 or the Wii. It’s almost magical.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go play more Breath of the Wild… And I promise I’ll have something more to write next week.
Sorry for this lackluster edition of The Weekly Wizard. They can’t all be gold. But check back next week for something better, and you can check out WizardDojo.com for more writings from me, including video game and movie reviews.