I’ve had the newer model of The Nintendo Switch for less than a month, and have 2.2 GB left, and that depresses me. I own: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it’s fighter pass, Super Mario Maker 2, Blazblue’s demo, Crypt of The Necrodancer, Garou: Mark of The Wolves, The King of Fighters 2000, Revenge of The Bird King, and Youtube.
Some of the games that I own were because they were as cheap as a penny, others I discovered when I learned that buying games got me coins that I could use to buy more games, and another just a sale this week. It’s depressing how small the storage space is of The Switch.
Getting rid of photos and Blazblue makes me have 4.9 GB. I thought getting an 8bitdo pro+ controller would be great for games, but I returned it in under a week because the left analog stick was messed up, which is a common complaint. I learned it though… playing Dead Rising on PC.
The Switches buttons on the Joycon controller is bad. The ▲▼◄► / YXBA buttons are too small. I didn’t like using the C-Buttons on the 64 for Mortal Kombat Trilogy, and I don’t like using their modern equivalent to do Ryu’s hadoken move in Smash. The offset analog sticks guarantee that I pick up the system upside down… since The Switch it self is just a small black tablet. The joycons cramp my hand because they are too thin. In other words… I really wish that the 8bitdo controller had worked out. Playing the Switch for extended time hurts my hands, and while I’m playing a game, I often feel clumsy on it’s buttons compared to older consoles.
I tried to get a new controller today, but I don’t think I’ll like a $70 Pro controllers D-Pad, and I hear they have problems on PC, which is important to me given how small the storage space on The Switch is. Cheaper controller options lack features… so one day I will get to a point where I need X feature, and I wont have it. I basically have to either plan around what game I want to play today, or take the hit in case my next favorite game requires HD rumble, gyro controls, or Amiibo support. I feel bad for parents who are confused why their daughter’s new Pikachu controller isn’t good enough for whatever game they also just bought.
Getting The Switch late might have been a problem. I know I can get an SD card… but a 1 TB Micro SD card costs $430 on Best Buy right now vs. a 5 TB external HDD for $110. I guess I’ll keep Breath of The Wild on my Wii U for the time being? 32GB internal HDD isn’t a lot of space.
All of the games are still kind of expensive… which is what is to be expected on a Nintendo platform. If I bought a game on a cartridge, most of the game probably wont even be on the cart though. *sigh*
I should have waited until next year to buy The Switch pro, which we all know is certainly going to be a thing… eventually? Right?