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Super Mario World 3d + Bowser's Fury (or whatever the title is) is currently 33 quid on the eShop and is supposed to be very good for all ages. My mates 6 year old has also rinsed Splatoon 2s single player campaign.

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@FiveFootNinja Kirby and the Forgotten Land is wonderful and perfect for that age. They deliberately made it so someone of any age can enjoy it. There’s a free demo you can try out, too.

 

I’d recommend buying the cart, because you can generally sell first party stuff for not much less than what you paid for it, even years down the line.

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12 minutes ago, Paulando said:

I’d recommend buying the cart, because you can generally sell first party stuff for not much less than what you paid for it, even years down the line.

On that note, Shopto.net is having a sale on Nintendo Switch games.

£34.85 for Pokemon Pearl / Pokemon Diamond, Kirby Forgotten Land, AC New Horizon and many more -

https://www.shopto.net/en/nintendo-sale/

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Thanks all. Couple of other quick questions from this Switch/Nintendo idiot :D ...

 

3D World vs Odyssey - Reading the reviews both seem great however they all referenced older Mario games I didn't know which didn't really help. It sounded from a review like Odyssey a bigger single player open world experience (which is what I think my son would get on better with first), with 3D World being a bit newer and with multiplayer/co-op, and based on level structures like the original platforms but in 3D? I may have got that wrong if so please correct me.

 

Nintendo accounts - What is the best way to handle this for my lad? I have an account I setup a while back but never used so gut feel was I would set that up with the parental controls on and let him use (he uses my PS account at the moment in a similar way). The challenge here is I don't think you could move saves to his own account at later stage can you? It also looks like I could also setup a family group with his own child account attached to mine (like I have for him on Xbox) but the issue there is I would have to by a family level plan if he eventually goes online even though I'm very unlikely to get any use out of it. Can I buy an individual online plan for a child account (and leave mine offline)? Or doesn't that work?

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44 minutes ago, FiveFootNinja said:

Thanks all. Couple of other quick questions from this Switch/Nintendo idiot :D ...

 

3D World vs Odyssey - Reading the reviews both seem great however they all referenced older Mario games I didn't know which didn't really help. It sounded from a review like Odyssey a bigger single player open world experience (which is what I think my son would get on better with first), with 3D World being a bit newer and with multiplayer/co-op, and based on level structures like the original platforms but in 3D? I may have got that wrong if so please correct me.


I would go with Odyssey if you’re torn between the two.

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Odyssey is the better game in my opinion, but 3D world is sensational all the same. 

 

I would say 3D World is the much harder game, especially later on, but honestly both are gems. For me though, Odyssey is just pure lightning. 

 

Best game on the system in my opinion, and the best game Nintendo has ever made. And they have quite the pantheon of beasts to compare against! 

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Odyssey is a true sequel to Mario 64, Mario 3D World is the 2D Mario concept taken into 3D with the same level design and platforming philosophy. They're both stunning games but 3D World has proper multiplayer and Bowser's Fury is a wonderful amalgamation of 3D and 2D Mario level design.

 

Both are well worth your time but if you feel like your son would prefer a more open world, free form experience then go for Odyssey,

 

Just one clarification, 3D World came out before Odyssey, it's a Wii U port.

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I bought a switch oled last week. I haven’t bought a console since 360/ps3/wii u days but I was missing some Nintendo in my life. I haven’t really been keeping up or paying attention so it’s all quite new to me. 
 

Spent most of my time so far with Super Mario 3D World, which is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I also picked up Odyssey, BOTW and (of course) MK8 but I’ll get into them in time. I’m trying not to double dip into games I already own on PC so mostly I’ll be sticking with exclusives. 
 

Switch Sports was in the bundle I picked up and it’s ok. I thought my 5yo would get into it but she’s not that bothered. My wife and I are playing bowling like it’s the wii days and that’s fun. 
 

The other thing is - I was surprised to not see things like Netflix or Disney. Such a nice screen, it would have been handy but I’m ok with the gaming focus. 
 

I also find the account/child/online subscription stuff a bit confusing. I think I have it set up correctly but I hate that my account can access the emulators but I’d need a family sub for a child account on the same machine to do so. I get it if you have multiple switches in the house but on the same machine? Bit tight perhaps. I’m only on the trial - don’t think I will sign up unless there’s something specific I’m looking to play on the emulators. 
 

The store feels very dated - navigating it feels similar to wii/u in my mind. I was expecting a more modern presentation (despite it being Nintendo). I’ve picked up a few things that have been mentioned on this thread but I don’t think I’d have discovered them via the store. 


Overall, I only have a bit of buyers remorse remaining. The software is not cheap so it was a bit of a chunky investment 5 years into the life of a system when you’d expect to pick stuff up for cheap. That said, the hardware feels great plus the games I’ve picked up will get a lot of action, particularly in handheld mode so I’ll get my moneys worth I think. 
 

Next game on the wishlist once I’ve worked through the current pile is Metroid Dread. 

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So... it turns out that despite having an Nintendo eShop account you can't actually buy anything unless your account is linked to a Switch console 🤷‍♂️

 

I was going to stock up on a few sale items before they end tomorrow in advance of getting my hands on the console but alas "Nintendo says no"

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14 minutes ago, FiveFootNinja said:

So... it turns out that despite having an Nintendo eShop account you can't actually buy anything unless your account is linked to a Switch console 🤷‍♂️

 

I was going to stock up on a few sale items before they end tomorrow in advance of getting my hands on the console but alas "Nintendo says no"

 

Not got a family member or a mate you trust who can add your account to their Switch?

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30 minutes ago, Paulando said:


Depending on who you ask it ranges from not noticeable at all to worse than death.

 

So the same as literally every aspect of gaming.

 

Streaming platforms. Game Pass' value. Frame rates. PS Plus tier and Xbox SKU naming conventions. Resolutions. Mario kart double dash. And so on.

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I'm a bit of a stickler for displayed play activity, and apparently the logged play time won't update on a new Switch until you start surpassing the play time set on the old one.

 

I was wondering why my BOTW activity was stuck on 140 hours. I'll have to play for 145 hours on this new Switch before it starts ticking again. That's fucking ballshite.

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26 minutes ago, Fallows said:

I'm a bit of a stickler for displayed play activity, and apparently the logged play time won't update on a new Switch until you start surpassing the play time set on the old one.

 

I was wondering why my BOTW activity was stuck on 140 hours. I'll have to play for 145 hours on this new Switch before it starts ticking again. That's fucking ballshite.

 

How do you check your play time?

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