Nintendo Switch was released 2 years ago. Unlike the previous systems where I accumulate about 15 games throughout the system's lifetime, I got 12 (and borrowed one) over just 1½ years, starting from Fire Emblem Warriors.
I like the system's portable design (you actually take the system out instead of having it stream to a portable screen), and its system menu UI is the cleanest I've seen. But on the downside, image and video capture fall behind the PS4, and the Joy-Cons are the least durable controllers I've seen on any Nintendo system.
One thing I find interesting is how not unique its software lineup is. Most games, including some from Nintendo, can be found on other systems. But it also means the system has won me over with its own merits, rather than relying on its games.
I made a video talking about the games I've played on it:
Making this video took me much less effort than the Wii U one, because of the capture function. But since video capture was added in an update, old third-party games may not support it. I had to use my Wii U gameplay for Puyo Puyo Tetris and get Atelier Lydie & Suelle gameplay from elsewhere.
Also, I should have taken more Breath of the Wild videos before returning the game. I couldn't find anything good for use in this video.
The videos mostly follow the 2nd video's one, with minor changes like the transition effect of the review text and a slight gradient tint animation added to the background. I actually wanted to add more effects, but it's not really noticeable on the existing blurred background.
While they look similar, the new videos are actually complete remakes, using DaVinci Resolve instead of Adobe Premiere Pro. It's free, but I find it more useful than Adobe's offering despite requiring a different approach. Resolve does video editing, video effects, audio editing and colour grading all in one place, which is something Adobe's range of tools and Dynamic Link can't even begin to hope to match.
The gameplay videos of the games covered by my original 2nd video is unchanged. The review text is also largely unchanged, except mostly the wordings on FE Three Houses and Project DIVA Mega Mix to accommodate the DLC. Games covered by the 1st video are completely remade to fit the new format, and I also rewrote the review text, which are reworded to sound less harsh and be more future-proof.
Videos are kept separate this time to keep things flexible and avoid scaring viewers with sheer video length. It's about game I play, so I assume other people won't be interested in the whole playlist.
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5