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IamNumber6, 4 Mar 2017
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    • c00ky
      @Plaxinator Yes, great for kids (even big ones like me). Although the slide on strap, both me and my 7 yr old managed tio put it on the wrong way, its a known "feature" of Switch that if you put strap on upside down it gets stuck. Gentle tapping with a hammer was the only way to free it. I only got the 1-2-Switch mini game package, which for small people was lots of fun, although they initially didn't get the fact that you don't see much on the screen as its all down to moving, wiggling and shaking.

      The unit doesn't yet have capability to browse web, access Youtube, Amazon or Netflix, but is rumoured to appear soon. The online membership is currently free until Q3 this year, when it will become a chargeable servuice, no idea on costs.

      Graphics are nice, but not anything that is equivalent to PS4 or Xbone, i think its firmly aimed at family friendly games rather than jaw dropping graphics.

      In my opinion a good step up from the Wii, just needs more games to make it the first choice for my little ones.
    • Plaxinator
      My niece just doesn't get controllers and she's 6. Has a melt down whenever she tries to play a game with a controller (doesn't help that she has little hands either). She's OK with iPad games because of the touch screen. Is this a kind of compromise between a controller and touch screen?
    • c00ky
      @Plaxinator The 1-2-switch gameplay is more waggle controller like on the old Wii rather than pressing any buttons.

      There are about 20 odd games, although initially 8 so you get used to waggling the controller and then it opens up all of them.

      I think the baseball game and gun fighting shootout one requires you to hold onto the equivalent of R1 to denote you are shooting or throwing a fast ball. Rest of time you are either just holding controller as a wand and waving about as a pretend sword, or the hands on a Gorilla, the pluck for air guitar, or on your hiops as a fashion model flouncing down a cat walk.

      My 5 year old only plays the games that doesn't do button presses, and was initially confused by the fact that most of the gameplay is facing your opponent and not watching something happen on the screen.

      My 7 year old has a go at all of the games, she also gets a bit flouncy when the coordination is button press and waving wand, but gets teh hang of it eventually.

      I think both of them initially also struggled with the idea that you look at eachother and listen to tv and not watch something happen on the screen.

      Also on screen demo shows a girl on one side and a boy on the other, my youngest only wants to be the girl so she has to always be on the left.

      The games are silly enough that with a small amount of alcohol any grown up would take part, but i think 7-8 would be the ideal age to play all the games without issue, 5-7 requires coaxing, cajoling and coaching until they "get it" then you can step away and get your breath back.

      Note the games are all 'vs' no single player option. Although there are team options as well once all games unlock.
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    • NVranya
      Wait, so... you didn't buy Zelda? :o
    • c00ky
      @NVranya I didn't initially as the kit is for my kids, who wanted Splatoon. However, I have succumbed and its on back order with Amazon.
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    • IamNumber6
      It's an amazing piece of kit for the size of the console, as always the battery life isn't fantastic but I don't care about that. When in portable mode the device outputs at 720p, in TV mode it outputs at 1080p.

      The Bluetooth feature needs updating to allow Bluetooth headphones, it's currently an internal function tied to the controllers at present.

      Zelda is a fantastic game with a true open world feel, love the fact that you can climb up pretty much anything.
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