Nintendo Switch

Category : Gaming

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  • 5
  • 9
  • Overall Merits Score


Publish Date:
March 8, 2017
Category:
Gaming

  • Works as advertised
  • Aesthetic design High
  • Easy to use/maintain Medium
  • Reliable/Durable Low
  • Worth the money Medium

Title: Nintendo Switch Review
By: IGN

The Nintendo Switch has a modular design that allows it to function as a home console, portable system, and standalone tablet. The overall look and feel of the console is of high quality, with a matte finish on the joy cons and a sturdy construction. However, there are some design quirks, such as the lack of traditional d-pad and full-sized analog triggers on the joy cons. The console has some reliability issues, with the left joy con frequently desyncing. In terms of performance, the Switch is underpowered compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and struggles to maintain a consistent frame rate and resolution in games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, when used in handheld mode, the Switch's 720p screen is vibrant and the performance issues are less noticeable. The ability to switch between handheld and console mode quickly is a standout feature, but there are some inconveniences, such as the inability to lay the system flat while docked and the lack of additional functionality like video streaming. The lack of onboard storage and the inability to transfer save data are also major drawbacks. In conclusion, the Nintendo Switch offers a unique and versatile gaming experience, but it falls short in several areas, making it less than ideal in certain ways.
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