The Switch offers freedom to console gaming!
I want to start this review off with the only Con to this product, and it could be a turning point for some people, but afterwards I have many good things to say. Unlike a PS4, or an xBox One, this isn't a console you buy for the games, unless you're specifically interested in playing Mario or Zelda titles. What do I mean by that? The selection isn't as wide, nor recent, as the other consoles. Many of the big named games are simply older titles ported over, or indie games. And, this is the case because the the switch does not have the hardware power of the bigger consoles. A lot of games are coming to the Switch this year thanks to companies realizing that the Switch is big and here to stay, but the list still has to grow. That out of the way, let me mention the alternative point. This is a console you buy FOR the console. This has been the most enjoyable console, and playing experience, my wife and I have ever purchased. The very first day we purchased the console I watched her play Zelda Breath of the Wild, and then at some point I had wanted to use the living room TV, so she popped the console out from the dock and continued playing on the couch beside me until I was done and then she slid it right back into the television seamlessly. Also, my wife is notorious for coming to bed with me even if she isn't ready to go to sleep herself, and she'll lay beside me using her phone. And, as I expected she would, she did the same with the Switch, bringing it to bed and playing with it rather than her phone. The ability to use the console as a tablet and play on the go at first hadn't appealed to me because my wife and I are homebodies. If we go out of the home we're doing it for a task and then we come straight back home, and have no reason to sit around playing on a tablet. But, sometimes you don't realize how useful freedom of movement is until you have it, and realize you're not landlocked to any location. Not to mention, because the console is completely inside of the tablet we realized later that we could buy multiple docks and place them at any other TV or computer monitor in the house allowing seamless transition to different room monitors. And, don't even get me started with when we took the two halves of the controller and played coop games together. That was some of the silliest fun of the console. The fun of the switch is in the console itself. Just as the Nintendo Wii, and the Nintendo 3DS, the question in buying the console isn't "What games do you want to play?" but instead "How do you want to play your games?"Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned