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Subject: I installed my Nintendo Switch this weekend and started with Zelda - [Edit Post] 1 0
Please no spoilers ;) but some initial impressions.
-- The Switch is great for all ages, and this is the first Nintendo system I have in over two decades. I think it is amazing engineering and technology. If you can afford it, and you have kids who enjoy video games and mobile games at that, I highly recommend it. It's a little marvel and I don't say that lightly.
-- Zelda: the world is huge and I am still getting used to the controls. The story is simplified to appeal to as many audiences as possible. But my god the discoveries and puzzles. It does not hold your hand with them. So in that sense, I found the game interesting and challenging. There's also crafting, house-building, horse riding, and side quests.
-- Zelda also really allows you to manipulate the environment. You get a paraglider early on that is very reminiscent of Guild Wars 2. You have elemental effects like Divinity Original Sin. And you can do everything from throw metal objects around to chop down trees. The only mechanic that I am a little ambivalent about is that your equipment gets destroyed super easily. You are always on the lookout for new equipment, but sometimes you get something useful and then a few attacks later it's gone.
-- Combat is interesting. It can be super easy or super complex depending on what you want to do. I am still learning the controls so I am not able to execute a lot of the more interesting combat moves, but they make the world as easy or as complex as you wanted.
-- I am a little underwhelmed by the music so far. I expect something amazing from Zelda.
Anyway, really enjoy getting into it and I will see what happens. It's a nice game for the winter and makes me want to go out and explore the real world in the summer. :)
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