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  • boo 26 May 2020 20:41:59 13,605 posts
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    Greetings, EG Hive Mind!

    Being fashionably late as always, I've just got round to ordering a Switch, and it arrives on Saturday.

    Just need some advice on what to pick up to go with it in terms of accessories and games.

    The console comes with a download code for Animal Crossing, which is what I was buying it for, and I've also picked up Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart and Octopath Traveler.

    Accessory wise I went for a Pro Controller and a pair of the JoyCon Wheel accessories for Karting.

    Any other games that are must have? I'm not much of a one for fighting so I've skipped stuff like Bayonetta, Diablo. I'm not a Pokemon / Fortnite fan either.

    Things I'm wondering about:

    Zelda - Breath of the Wild. The last Zelda game I played was a Link to the Past on SNES, and while BOTW looks like it could be interesting, it also looks like it could take about 3 years to finish.

    Luigi's Mansion 3. Played the original on GC and liked it, so this is a possible.

    Just had a look at EG's suggestions, and Splatoon 2, Into The Breach and Astral Chain are standing out. Any thoughts?

    And are there any other accessories that are worth picking up?

    Cheers!

    Boo

    Edited by boo at 20:42:41 26-05-2020
  • Armoured_Bear 26 May 2020 20:58:40 28,862 posts
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    If you want to buy digital, you can usually get games at shopto or cdkeys for at least a tenner below RRP.

    Nintendo have sales every so often but discounts don't usually go beyond 33% off for 1st party stuff.
    BOTW is unmissable IMO, a true masterpiece.

    If you're interested in NES/SNES games, they're part of the online subscription and nicely implemented.

    If you like JRPGs, the imminent remake of Xenoblade Chronciles is a must.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 26 May 2020 20:59:13 20,038 posts
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    BotW is the best game on the system (perhaps any system) and is well well worth the time investment. Itís not really that big either.
  • magicpanda 26 May 2020 21:09:29 15,035 posts
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    Dump the wheel accessories. Pointless.
  • magicpanda 26 May 2020 21:14:20 15,035 posts
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    Splatoon 2 is a grower. It's been sat around since Christmas and it's really been a hit these last few weeks. Art direction is superb.

    Lonely mountain downhill caught me by surprise. It's one of my most played games.
  • PazJohnMitch 26 May 2020 21:16:34 15,986 posts
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    Buy a screen protector.
  • THFourteen 26 May 2020 21:21:28 53,819 posts
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    Astral Chain is crap.

    For indies, into the breach and slay the spire are fantastic.
  • LoneWolf80 26 May 2020 21:34:36 138 posts
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    Legend Of Zelda Breath Of Wild is a must !

    End of thread.
  • neilka 26 May 2020 21:44:33 23,404 posts
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    Zelda
    Mario
    Bin
  • atomicjuicer 26 May 2020 21:53:39 356 posts
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    Alien Isolation
    Yooka Laylee and the impossible lair
    Doom 3
    Pinball FX3
    Mario + Rabbids
    Resident Evil
    Captain Toad
    Sonic Mania
    Resident Evil Revelations 2

    I haven't needed any accessories except a case and a big memory card.
  • Saul_Iscariot 26 May 2020 22:30:28 3,739 posts
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    As others have said, BOTW is the stand out game on the Switch. Fast Racing Neo is pretty cool. It presents quite a challenge at timeís.
  • HarryPalmer 26 May 2020 22:54:00 6,141 posts
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    I think itís actually the law that if you have a Switch you need to own Zelda.

    Luigis Mansion 3 didnít really do it for me. At its peak itís wonderful and funny, but too often I found it quite frustrating.

    Edited by HarryPalmer at 22:56:05 26-05-2020
  • boo 26 May 2020 23:05:27 13,605 posts
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    Ok, I can get on board with Zelda.

    Thanks for the suggestions - two more questions if I may.

    Any idea if consoles ship with a memory card or whether I'll need to buy one?

    On the Animal Crossing front (and I will go and read some reviews), can multiple players have villages? Mrs Boo does not do videogames but she loved AC on the Cube. Will she be able to set her own village / island up? Separate memory card maybe?

    Ta!
  • ZuluHero 26 May 2020 23:11:19 8,925 posts
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    Actually I think if you own a Switch, but don't get BotW, the Nintendo police turn up at your house and take it from you.
  • LoneWolf80 26 May 2020 23:12:10 138 posts
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    No memory cards are shipped with the console. Amazon have some great offers on SD cards.
  • boo 26 May 2020 23:12:25 13,605 posts
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    Right-o!
  • ZuluHero 26 May 2020 23:12:31 8,925 posts
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    Yes, get a good size SD Card, as the internal memory will vanish in no time. No it doesn't come with one.
  • LoneWolf80 26 May 2020 23:13:18 138 posts
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    Re Animal Crossing it's 1 island per switch..... Typical Nintendo.
  • LoneWolf80 26 May 2020 23:15:01 138 posts
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter-Performance/dp/B073JYC4XM/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=sd+card+128gb&qid=1590531263&sprefix=sd+car&sr=8-4
  • ZuluHero 26 May 2020 23:16:43 8,925 posts
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    That's the one I have, but I think it'll take upto 256gb though?
  • LoneWolf80 26 May 2020 23:21:29 138 posts
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    Yes will take a 256...... I have the 128gb and find that is plenty. Indie games ain't that big really and 1st party games I only usually play them once, once finished then delete if need more space.
  • boo 26 May 2020 23:22:14 13,605 posts
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    Cheers. Just read the EG article (and all the comments) about 'one island per switch' and the whole 'only the primary resident can progress things'.

    Mrs Boo and I will have to have a serious discussion before we fire it up...
  • ZuluHero 26 May 2020 23:30:19 8,925 posts
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    I had the same one with my daughter! ;)

    We play local, so we both live on the same Island. She plays it loads more than me though...

    Edited by ZuluHero at 23:30:32 26-05-2020
  • Armoured_Bear 26 May 2020 23:38:24 28,862 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    That's the one I have, but I think it'll take upto 256gb though?
    I have 256GB, no problems.
  • Ocrovastru 27 May 2020 00:30:08 661 posts
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    Into the breach is a stone come classic. If you like that. Check out slay the spire.
  • Tonka 27 May 2020 05:43:28 30,893 posts
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    I found into the breach to be a fantastic game.
  • Rusty_M 27 May 2020 06:42:53 7,165 posts
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    I have a 400gb card in mine. A memory card is essential unless you're only buying physical. Screen protector, too.

    A carry case for the console and games can be good to have.
  • THFourteen 27 May 2020 07:18:04 53,819 posts
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    And a really big bag.
  • boo 27 May 2020 07:54:43 13,605 posts
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    I doubt mine will leave the house! Noted about the screen protector though - I'll have a look for one.
  • HarryPalmer 27 May 2020 08:00:16 6,141 posts
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    Anyone got any tips for a good screen protector?
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