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Thursday, June 6, 2019

2 Go Games Honest Reviews of Nintendo's finest Switch & Gear

Here at 2 Go Games, we make honest reviews of some of the most popular gaming sets available, particularly from Nintendo Switch and their awesome games and accessories that go with it. We enjoy reviewing these video gaming gear because we love playing these wonderful titles available from Nintendo. 

Click the image to buy any of the Nintendo Switch products ... like the Nintendo Switch, New Super Mario Bros Deluxe, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Nintendo's must-have controller for the Switch called the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con




  1. It is more affordable than other consoles,
  2. it includes motion detection without the need for purchasing additional hardware.
  3. Ever growing selection of games
  4. All classic and fun games (perfect for my kids who are still very young). Nintendo prioritizes FUN!
  5. You can play in both your TV or you can take the console in your hands to play in your bed, the car, etc.
  6. Now it includes YOUTUBE and HULU! And I'm sure more apps will be included in the future.
  7. Good selection of FREE and Demo games that you can install in your console, or you can easily install from the Nintendo website.
  8. It has 32GB of space for your games, which is more than enough for most games. And if you need more space you can always buy an SD card.
  9. JoyCon controllers can be used in multiple ways: vertical, sideways, with Joycon grip, with straps (all included),... Also, they vibrate when the action happens!
  10. Amiibo support (sold separately). I still don't have any amiibo but maybe in the future.
  11. Take screenshots of your games at any time.
  12. You can use one or more accounts for each kid in the house. And each account is individual.
  13. Social capabilities (including playing with other users through the internet).

I've only played the Switch in portable mode once, and I have to admit, gaming on the go of this level is as cool as people say it is. Be as it may, I still have my 2DS and as such my Switch will spend most of its lifetime parked in its dock.

We have a full review of the Nintendo Switch right here

The dock is a bit unorthodox but works fine and like the Switch, feels like a quality product. I'm no engineer, but I'm willing to bet Nintendo could have made the plastic walls of the dock thinner to use less material in an attempt to save money, but I'm glad they didn't. I'm a bit concerned that the Switch wobbles about inside the dock, but if it's on a shaky surface then it should probably be moved to a more stable area, eh?

I'm hoping Nintendo starts filling in the Switch's line up with some solid games. I see several are announced but I'm hoping Nintendo doesn't do what they did with some Wii U games: Hype customers up with close release dates then retract the date with a further pushed out date. I have noticed and found out the hard way that while a lot of different games are being released on the Nintendo Switch, they're falling short.

Nintendo Switch's New Super Mario Bros. U 




I would first off like to start by saying that I never played the Wii U versions of these games so this is the first time I ever played these Mario games and I am so happy I got this. First off it's a single game yet it's two games combined into one. 


If you love The 2D side-scrolling Mario games and you loved Mario World and Mario 3 this is exactly what that feels like. It feels like they took Mario Brothers 3 and Mario World and mash them up together to create this game and I absolutely love it! This is an extremely solid Mario game and Luigi game it's very fun and it stays very true to the original Nintendo Mario 3 game and the Super Nintendo Mario World game when Yoshi first made his appearance in the Mario World games. 

Nintendo struck gold making the switch portable and a home console. I will not elaborate on the differences between the Wii U version and the Switch version as I do not own the Wii U.

The down and dirty about this game. I purchased the original NES back in the day, and Nintendo mastered the horse manure rage quitting the game during my youth to justify the costs of the limitation of 8-bit games. Games like Battletoads and Ninja Gaiden were the authors to rage quitting. Nintendo fixed the frustration of games by adding two new characters; toadette and nabbit. When your skill gets better, you can select the other characters, that were standard with the Wii U edition of this game. We love New Super Mario Bros U.

I will make this simple, this game is just absolutely fun, it's fun to play, nice to look at, and best of all gives you so much content I'm talking about a lot of levels here. If you like Mario games then don't even think twice about getting this and just get it. I definitely don't regret getting it.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate




The best aspects of the series have been distilled down to what initially seems almost certainly the best-balanced instalment to date. The action is swift, the characters and stages are seemingly neverending, and the music... 850 songs spanning dozens of franchises from different companies in gaming history.

I was really excited for this game. Normally I don't care too much about games, I buy the ones I think will be fun, and leave it at that. This, however, was very different. I now didn't need to choose which game I wanted to play, because all the characters are available. Of course, there are changes, but I'm a very casual player, so I'm not really affected by them. I also like that now you can play on any map in any form essentially.

A fighting game like this with all 70 characters to choose from make a game so Exciting. But who knows if this is the last Super Smash Bros game? Who knows if another one is on the way? Apparently, there were other fighting games that came about compared to SSMB but they didn't succeed to be better than SSMB.

There's a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review here.

If this turns out to be the last one I guaranteed that there will be remade if necessary. I still have the SSMB for the 3DS and Wii U but no need for me play them anymore. I couldn't even play the one my Wii U anymore after I had to delete to make room for extra memory. When I tried to reinstall it to play it again an Update was due but I didn't have enough memory so I never able to play it again. I was lucky that I still had on my 3DS. But now this has arrived I'll never get rid of it ever. Then again who knows if this is the last Super Smash Bros game?

This makes it more fun to do a random map without worrying about a place like 'temple' coming up. Unlocking all the characters was such a journey, but well worth it. I do wish I tried out other characters during that time so I can learn their moves, but I was just trying to unlock them first...so I only know like 5 characters, but with all the echo fighters, and other just pretty similar fighters, it shouldn't be much of an issue, and like I said, very casual gamer here. Can't wait for the online to actually start working properly so I can see how bad I actually am. Don't miss Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, try it, you'll like it a lot.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller



I would 100% recommend anyone that has a switch getting this because the joy-cons are not very durable. I have had my switch for a few months and the joy-cons are already having problems from just regular use (I am not a huge gamer maybe play this a few hours a week). The left joy-con stick is messed up and will keep inputting that I am pressing forward to move character when I have stopped this has caused me to walk off many cliffs in a breath of the wild. Get this and use it anytime you are playing in docked mode cause the joy-cons will just not last.

Not just the triggers but everything about the pro controller is a huge step up from the joy-cons. The buttons are bigger, the analogue sticks give a great grip with your thumbs and the controller feels nice and snug in the hands. The material is much more friendly during longer sessions. That was another gripe I had with the joy-cons; after a period of time, the sticks and triggers would be slippery. I managed it by having a cloth nearby to give it a nice wipe occasionally. Not the case with the pro controller, there is much more friction to it. You must see our Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Review for more info.

The controller is set just like a pair of Joy Cons so no trying to remember a new pattern. It fits very comfortable in my hands and my husband's hands. Similar in design as the Xbox and PlayStation control (see photos for comparison) It has a more rounded feel opposed to the Joy Cons. It feels durable and the battery lasts...I played for two days, all day, while my foot was in a cast and it didn't die on me.

So far I have played with it on BOTW, Mario Cart 8 and Fortnite. It is not compatible with Let's go Eevee, but there is the Pokeball plus for that. So overall I am very pleased with my purchase and I will probably get a second controller while it is still on sale. When using the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller you wi notice a big difference.

The one aspect of the pro controller that had me on the fence were the triggers. Honestly, that is the one thing I really don't like about the joy-cons. Everything else about the joy-cons I can work around. Well, pictures don't do the pro controller justice, the triggers are absolutely fantastic and I certainly don't see myself ever using the joy-cons again when it comes to playing games that utilize the triggers extensively.

It's a must-have accessory for me and I give it a 5 star because I think it's a fantastic controller and fixes every issue I had with the joy-cons. I suppose if there is one thing I would change about it that would have to be the placement of the right analogue stick. Personally, I'd like it above the buttons so the two sticks would be symmetrical but I don't think it merits deducting a star.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Nintendo Switch's New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Review

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Review
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Review

The definitive edition of New Super Mario Bros U. Basically a port of the Wii U game with the quality of life changes, new characters and includes New Super Luigi U expansion.

A sincere review for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe:


Here is the list of changes I've noticed:

1. Now play as Luigi, Toad, Mario, Toadette and Nabbit in single player in both Mario Bros U and Luigi U. In original, only can play Mario in Mario Bros U, and Luigi & Nabbit in Luigi U Cannot select a multiple of the same characters when playing multiplayer

2. New characters: Nabbit* and Toadette. Both as basically OP (Over Powered) characters like Funky Kong in Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze for Nintendo Switch Both are resistant to ice and swim faster Able to stop on a dime after running

Gain an additional 100 seconds on the timer

Toadette and Nabbit are labelled as easy and very easy respectively

-No longer exclusive character to New Super Luigi U. Can be played in the core game

-Can now carry objects

-Immune to all attacks from enemies

Still knockback though. Exceptions to immunity: lava, poison, pits, spikes and if you run out of time

-If you collect power-ups it converts to 1up at the end of the level

--Toadette

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

-Able to get Super Crown* Power up and turn into Peachette

*Toadette is the only character who can get this power up

-Peachette abilities: similar to flying squirrel power up. Float/glide, and double jump, but cannot attach to walls

-Resistant to ice, increase swim speed

-All 1up mushrooms show up as 3-up moons instead

3. Portable.

No longer tethered to Wii U console. Able to take this game anywhere assuming you there's battery on the Switch

4. Hint button on the menu screen

No need to go back to the home screen

5. HD rumble.

Rumble is very prevalent in the game from shooting fireballs to going up/down a warp pipe

6. Challenges return.

No boost mode due to no duel screen

7. Spin jump.

Now auto spins when pressing the jump button twice instead of having its own dedicated button or shake control.

8. HUD/menu screen.

Cleaner and easier on eyes

9. Higher resolution

Native 1080 (TV) 720p (handheld/tabletop) vs Dynamic 1080p (TV), 720 (Wii U game pad)

10 (?). Misc:

No miiverse support seeing the service is no longer active (also for Wii U)

No new levels which is also disappointing

--Personal Impressions:

Basically the same game you played on the Wii U but with more options.

Note that this game is a full priced $60 game at launch. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Bundle for Wii U is part of the Nintendo Selects line for $30 if you're able to find it.

Portability is a huge factor, easier access means more play time, especially if you share the TV with friends/family/housemates

Personally, don't like the double tap to spin jump. Feels more in control if I had a dedicated button like the original

If you don't own a Wii U or never played this game before, it's one of the best 2D Mario games out there. If you did play it before, not a lot has changed especially if you're good at platformers as there's no additional levels to play through, just a few additional characters to make the game more accessible to newcomers.

Don’t be fooled to think you’re getting a brand new game with new content if you played this game on the wiiu you aren’t missing much.

Few changes and couple new characters are really all you’re getting.

With that said the game is fun but it’s not a new game.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has sweet playability

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
I have played all versions of Mario. I loved Odyssey for Switch- and thought it would be difficult to return to a side scroller that was captivating. This game proves otherwise. Great playability, where you can play for 10 minutes or 2 hours. It makes it a perfect casual play for a group of 1 to 4. Love it

My 11-year-old and I love this game. He plays on his own and at times we play together. The glitch in the game, however, is that when 1 player dies, the game screen literally pauses when the other player is in the middle of playing. This is an issue when you are trying to not die from jumping over something. We still love it though!

We bought the switch in anticipation of those games release. Love that 4 players can play. The game works well and no complaints. We have a wireless controller which is easier for my giant hands than the stock ones. Hoping that Mario maker is released so I can build fun levels that challenge my family.

Loving the addition of the baby yoshi's. My daughter just can't put it down. Great family game!
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As a kid, I played Mario 3 and remembered thinking how far they'd come since the original! This is a throwback to the simple times of 2D -- and it does it right. Stunning graphics and smooth gameplay. Some levels are actually hard enough that I have to die a few times -- that never happens anymore! Playing with a partner brings joy and anger too! They help you cross a platform, only to knock you off the next! Love and hate!

Context: I bought a Switch for my daughter for Christmas because some of my favourite memories as a child are playing games with my parents and siblings.

Summary: This game is so much fun. Equal parts 'Frustrating', 'Skill', and 'Patience'. I can't recommend this game enough for old-timer SNES players (I am 33 haha), or anyone looking to have a fun time in the world of Mario. At 33 years old, this game is just as fun as the original I played when I was 6 years old. There are few games, systems, or entertainment devices that transcend age and time. These games are one of them. I highly recommend.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
2D Super Mario games are super fun to play always. This is no exception. easy to pick up for anyone you'll find challenging levels in some parts. yes, it's almost the same game as the Wii u version. I enjoy it replaying it years later. Plus I had a digital version on Wii u and now I have the physical on switch. No regret with purchase. This is a must own for switch owners unless your content with the wii u version. As you aren't getting much more.

There's been some hate toward this release given that it doesn't really bring anything new to the table, but personally, I don't mind because I loved this game on the Wii-U and it's been a long time since I played it. Going back through the whole game again didn't feel like repetition at all. Also, having it on the Switch just made it all the more enjoyable due to its mobility.

this is the best game by far. reminds me of the original Nintendo game. we have fun playing together (teaches our son to play in a group and see others while playing). have been playing it with my 9-year-old since the day we got it (4 days ago). our son also gets excited playing and keeps saying how much he is enjoying the game.
excellent bonding time.
(we have Mario kart - our 4-year-old loves it.
Mario odyssey - nice but a shame that when playing it as 2 players one is Mario the other person is the hat, not so much fun.
tennis - not as much fun, and doesn't seem so good with the tennis rackets.)

The whole family loves to play this game. It’s super annoying when your 8-year old knocks you off a cliff or into lava, but we have a good time playing as a family. This game will teach you patience when you play with children. The power-ups are mostly like the old Wii version, but with a few new twists. We like it. Warning! Some levels are impossible to beat with toddlers in tow.

I never placed this on Wii U so it is all new to me. It’s a great throwback to super Mario brothers 3. Graphics are better and the story is as you’d expect. It is a great deal of fun and you can play it with your kids. So for me, it is well worth the money. If you owned the old version on the Wii U there are several new things and upgrades but I don’t know if I’d spend another $60 for them.

This game is awesome reminds me of the ones I played as a kid 30 years ago.

This is a really fun game but I can only play it for about a half hour before I'm screaming and throwing the remote. My boyfriend never played Mario (I know) and introduced himself by starting out with this game and shortly after I could hear him screaming in frustration from across the house. Some people just are not meant to play Mario.

This game is lots of fun if you’re into Super Mario Bros but want a nice visual enhancement. If you’re like me and never owned a Wii U as this was originally on the Wii U then definitely pick this up. You can do co-op with friends and family if you have extra joycons as there are multiple characters to choose from including Luigi, Nabbit, And Toadette. It also includes the other version of the game New Super Luigi U. Definitely worth a buy if you’re into this style of 2D game and haven’t played before!

WII vs. Switch New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

I love this game. It’s fun, played it for the Wii U and now Switch. It’s not a life changer, but great classic MARIO gameplay.

Platform: Nintendo SwitchEdition: StandardVerified Purchase
I love Super Mario Games in general but this one is pretty fun. I like that you can choose the difficulty and on the easier setting if you get stuck on a level you can choose for Luigi to pass it for you. I am by no means a professional gamer but I bought a switch just so I could play Mario games and this is y far my favorite. Very similar to Classic Mario with an update.

Even though this title was previously available on the Wii U the graphics are gorgeous on the switch. I have used my switch mostly in the dock mode but found myself taking it off the dock and playing on the go. I appreciate the different difficulty levels as I am not a hardcore gamer but still enjoy playing. Definitely worth the coins!


New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

I would first off like to start by saying that I never played the Wii U versions of these games so this is the first time I ever played these Mario games and I am so happy I got this. First off it's a single game yet it's two games combined into one. If you love The 2D side-scrolling Mario games and you loved Mario World and Mario 3 this is exactly what that feels like. It feels like they took Mario Brothers 3 and Mario World and mash them up together to create this game and I absolutely love it! This is an extremely solid Mario game and Luigi game it's very fun and it stays very true to the original Nintendo Mario 3 game and the Super Nintendo Mario World game when Yoshi first made his appearance in the Mario World games. I will make this simple, this game is just absolutely fun, it's fun to play, nice to look at, and best of all gives you so much content I'm talking about a lot of levels here. If you like Mario games then don't even think twice about getting this and just get it. I definitely don't regret getting it.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on Switch better than Wii

Nintendo struck gold making the switch portable and a home console. I will not elaborate on the differences between the Wii U version and the Switch version as I do not own the Wii U.

The down and dirty about this game. I purchased the original NES back in the day, and Nintendo mastered the horse manure rage quitting the game during my youth to justify the costs of the limitation of 8-bit games. Games like Battletoads and Ninja Gaiden were the authors to rage quitting. Nintendo fixed the frustration of games by adding two new characters; toadette and nabbit. When your skill gets better, you can select the other characters, that were standard with the Wii U edition of this game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

For those unfamiliar with Smash Bros: This is a fantastic game for people of all ages. You can take control of characters from many of Nintendo's iconic game franchises, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, Animal Crossing, and more, with some guests from Sega, Capcom, Square Enix, Konami, and even Namco's Pac-Man. This game is designed so you mostly play against each other, but there's nothing wrong with pairing up and facing computer opponents or real people over the internet in team battles. You already have enough controllers for two because of the two Joycons that come with the Nintendo Switch, but for a more comfortable option, there's a full pair of Joycons, the Switch Pro Controller, and the Nintendo Gamecube Controller, but you need the Gamecube Controller Adapter to use those. A Must Have for the system, whether for children or adults.

Pro and Cons for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Pros:

The World of Light adventure mode is fantastic. Not only is it really fun to play with the addition of a progression system with the spirits, skill tree, and unlocking more fighters, but it also quite long and will take you many hours to fully play through. I actually quite enjoyed the spirit system and the many different spirit fights seem diverse enough that it doesn't really start to bore me. Maybe the only problem is the varied difficulty of fights. Most fights are insanely easy after you have a decent full levelled spirit, even on the highest difficulty, but you can always purposefully handicap yourself by using a weaker spirit if that's your thing. But also some of the fights were so insanely difficult and unfair that switching down to "easy" mode still made the fight take me 30 minutes of replaying to beat (and I'm pretty decent at the game). Honestly, it wasn't even a downside for me I enjoyed the challenge and it wasn't a necessary fight for progress.
Huge character pool this time around. "Everyone is here!" Not an exaggeration over 80 characters will be on the roster after DLC and counting Pokemon trainer as multiple fighters. Obviously, some of those are just slightly different echo fighters, but the diversity is still great. Just quick unlocking characters by restarting, unlocking, and restarting again took a long time. All the characters look great and feel great to play and play vs, though I haven't been able to use all of the extensively yet.
I'm not a pro player by any stretch, but the fighting mechanics feel fluid and the engine seems well polished. I love that the heavy characters have been buffed by having their lag time for aerials and landing reduced. I like them making perfect shield harder/different as it will give pros something to develop skill wise as well. Hopefully, the pro scene will be able to make something of this game as smash 4 was a bit of a let down (won't even talk about brawl).
They also made training mode better, and allow you to play the game while waiting for an online match, but many other parts of online are less than desirable.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review
Graphics, what was first thought a port of Smash 4 from the Wii U. Turns out it was a full sequel with various graphical improvements, smooth frame-rate and it looks great whether in handheld mode or big screen mode. While it's not the prettiest game in the world graphical speaking it still utilizes the power of the switch perfectly.

Gameplay, I don’t like fighting games they’re not a genre I got into. That being said Smash 5 has fun and addicting gameplay that you can sink hours to. As someone who is rather indifferent to fighting games, this is high praise. If I can describe it. It’s easy to learn hard to master. Whether causal or looking to be competitive Smash is definitely the game to play.

Unlocks, a thing that was common in the past returns in its full glory in Smash 5. As someone who remembers unlocking stuff before it became DLC and sold smash utilizes unlocking it’s an amazing roster of 76 Characters in the Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster (74 if you count Pokemon Trainer as one character): 69 different unique fighters, 7 Echo Fighters. It has a Season Pass that will include 5 more fighters, with Joker from Persona 5 being the first character after that was revealed I bought the Fighter Pass. Even without the pass you still get a lot of content in the base game it must be praised that it’s all earned through playing the game. I remember when fighting games back in the PS2 used to do this all the time and it just vanished replaced by monetization. I cannot praise this enough.

Multiplayer, whether it’s online which we will get to later or local smash is a fun multiplayer game. While everything is fun with friend Smash invokes a childlike wonder that few games can get out of me while I did grow up with the series with melee most games sequels lose that magic that made them special but not Smash Ultimate truly a timeless game series for everyone to enjoy both old and new.

Music, only mentions music when it grabs my attention and Smash’s orchestral battle theme does just that. Plus various tracks and remixes from other Nintendo games. We get one hell of a soundtrack and score to accompany the game.

Cons:

Online mode is kind of taking a back seat here. I was really hoping we would be getting a more fine-tuned and more competition oriented online mode but got the opposite. They made the online mode a for fun system, which I understand is the direction Sakurai wants to take with the game, but I just don't understand why they couldn't have given their competitive community a bone here. Online matchmaking no longer has a For Glory mode. There is simply casual mode with a matchmaking system that puts you up against someone near your skill level based on an Elo system on a per fighter basis. It also matches you with some with a game rule similar to your own, but not exact.... this has made me go into what I thought was a 1v1 no items match into an assist trophy free for all nightmare. This is also going to continue to create debates as to what the "official" competitive rule set will be for 1v1 online play.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review
Overall the game is a great experience and was definitely worth the purchase and worth the wait. Tons of replayability and fun for all levels of players.As 2018 wrapped up as a weird year full of great games and disappointments. We got one last big game before the end of the 2019 year and that comes with Nintendo’s Super Smash Ultimate. Where everyone joins the battlefield as Nintendo characters and guest characters duke it out. I was always a causal smash fan since I was a child. Playing Melee and 64 playing the Wii U version at a friends house. I picked up the latest smash game without hesitation owning a switch and it is the biggest game Nintendo released this year. Probably the biggest game of 2018. Is smash a smash? Or is it more of a crash? Let’s find out.

Online, more of a Nintendo problem than a smashing one but still bad nonetheless is the Online structure for the switch is dreadful. Sure it comes a long way from the Wii days but it’s still not good. Also, Nintendo is now charging for online while they’re the cheapest option in the market they’re still the most awful. Matchmaking is sluggish, netcode is sloppy, and it just a hassle it’s easier to track down your friends in real life and put them in one room than play online. Which I prefer the local over online but still this doesn’t excuse the poor online given the fact that Nintendo can make successful online live service games like Splatoon 2.

Meta, Bayonetta on launch day is more then enough said. But to elaborate if you play this game competitively than they’re only certain viable fighters. Most will play this casually so it’s not a big deal but the meta changes are all subject to change and it can either more the most balanced smash to date or the most broken. Only time will tell and for now the metas this ain’t it chief.

In conclusion, Smash Bros Ultimate closed 2018 in a bang. Putting it well into my top 5 games of 2018. It’s one of those games that make you have to buy a Switch. I’ve bought the Fighter Pass I’m excited for the Persona 5 DLC as I am a fan of Persona 5. Whether alone or with friends Smash Bros Ultimate is fun no matter. 5. Smash Bros Ultimate not only one of the best games of 2018 it’s one of the best in the Switch’s library an absolute must for anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch to play.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has many characters to choose


A fighting game like this with all 70 characters to choose from make a game so Exciting. But who knows if this is the last Super Smash Bros game? Who knows if another one is on the way? Apparently, there were other fighting games that came about compared to SSMB but they didn't succeed to be better than SSMB. If this turns out to be the last one I guaranteed that there will be remake if necessary. I still have the SSMB for the 3DS and Wii U but no need for me play them anymore. I couldn't even play the one my Wii U anymore after I had to delete to make room for extra memory. When I tried to reinstall it to play it again an Update was due but I didn't have enough memory so I never able to play it again. I was lucky that I still had on my 3DS. But now this has arrived I'll never get rid of it ever. Then again who knows if this is the last Super Smash Bros game?


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

This game has the most stages and characters in smash bros. history. A downside is the small number of new stages. For single player content, we have a world of light which can give people dozens of hours of fun and classic mode which is the best it's ever been. For multiplayer, there are welcome new additions like stage morph and the FS meter which makes it more accessible to new customers. And this is a huge video game crossover with so many iconic video game characters and franchises represented here. The music library is the best smash has ever had with easier ways to your favourites and a huge pool of classic and modern video game tunes. Graphically this game looks much better than smash for Wii u. A consequence of that is that it is easier to lose track of your character. More things that were disappointing is the race to the finish in classic mode and missing several classic modes like breaking the targets and home run contest. World of light can also be repetitious at times. But overall this is the best smash bros. game with the most content and is the easiest for newcomers to get into. I'm sure the competitive scene will be looked into maybe even more than smash 4 maybe even bigger since this is faster than that game. I would recommend this game to anyone who has a switch or are into Nintendo or fighting games.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is for any player, casual or pro


For Non-Casuals: Fantastic. This game feels incredible. There are a certain swiftness and power in this game that I didn't feel in Smash 4. First of all. Look at the UI. It is streamlined and kind of gives off that competitive feel. Characters KO faster and most, if not all characters that I know of, have kill-confirms, so you have a certified option to defeat your opponent. Online is on the weak side. For me, an ethernet adapter made a difference, but if your opponent has a bad connection, you will. Hopefully, Nintendo will improve the game's net code. Just get it.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Review

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Review
This is probably the most comfortably designed controller I've ever held. The buttons are nice and big and feel great to press, the weight is good, the sticks feel great like all Nintendo analogue sticks do. HD rumble and motion controls work fine and battery life is worlds ahead of the PS4 controller. The D-pad is a step down from typically Nintendo design though, having no ball underneath the centre, so every direction can be pushed in at once, which can occasionally cause problems, but I've played a ton of Tetris and Shovel Knight with it and it's still pretty solid. The ergonomics are stellar though, to be sure. Feels better than any other controller that I can think of and I think the Xbox one S controller is pretty top notch comfort-wise. Also, with the right Bluetooth controller adapter, it can be used on the PS3 and aside from the six-axis crap not being present it works perfectly. I blasted through a good portion of uncharted with it just to test it. I bought mine used too which I'm normally leery of, but it's really studied and I've had no issues at all. I love it.

Fells a bit more traditional like an Xbox or PS controller. The joy-con seems a bit too easy to click the joystick down on accident while in the heat of battle that was the main reason I got this controller and for a bit more comfort. The only problem I have with button layout is the + key is close to the Home key and the - is close to the capture button and it can be easy to confuse them or not feel comfortably certain you're gonna hit the right one while playing. This is minor though as ur usually looking to pause anyway when going for those buttons and if u hit the wrong one it isn't terrible, also u get better as u use it I'm sure. The joysticks have a lot of room for play yet don't seem to activate until you've moved them about 50% towards the direction you're going. Then the last 50% is where u have the control to manage speed. I.E. if you're trying to walk slowly it feels like you have to move the joystick farther than you should have to before walking begins which leaves less room for control in the stride between walking and running. This may be fixable in some sensitivity settings I'll have to play around. Overall though great controller it feels much better playing Zelda with this over the joy-con.

I was torn between buying this Pro controller or another set of Joy Con controllers + grip. The latter was actually more expensive but naturally, you could turn the Joy Con into two smaller controllers, accommodating more players. However, I went with the Pro Controller and haven't regretted it since. I use my Switch docked 70% of the time and this controller makes gaming on it perfect. The build quality is superb, the buttons are responsive and it just feels premium. I've been using it for about 20-30 hours so I'll be sure to make an update around the 1-month mark (which is when it seems the left joystick craps out on a lot of these controllers). If you play a lot of solo games docked, get this controller. The Joy Con + grip is definitely serviceable, but take your game up a notch with the pro especially if you play games like Splatoon 2. Highly recommended, so far.

Every button on this feels amazing, the controller feels very solid. And built-in battery too is great. I had to get this because I sit about 10ft away from my TV and the joy-cons seem to have trouble at that range. This has a complete solid connection and fixed my issue, but after using it I realized just how uncomfortable the joy-cons are relative to this. If you like using the switch docked a lot it’s definitely worth the buy. And you’ll have two controllers for the split screen as a bonus. I have quite large hands and this feels like it was made for me

Pros
-Feels awesome in the hand
-It's super easy to connect to the Switch
-Comes with HD rumble and NFC reader for amibos
-Battery life is outstanding. Bought this a week ago and still haven't had the need to charge it. (Advertised battery life is 40 hours or so)
-Can be used for gaming in the Switch, PC and even mobiles phones.

Cons
- The left and right triggers are not analogue, meaning that using the control for racing games is not optimal in the PC
- Setting the control for PC gaming can be a bit tricky and if your PC does not have a Bluetooth adapter then you won't be able to use it. The included USB-C cable only brings in power and not data, so the only way to connect the controller to a PC is via Bluetooth.

Overall this is a great controller and I'm really happy with my purchase. And the Cons I mentioned are only present if you intend it to use the controller for PC gaming, which is not the intended use.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
The one aspect of the pro controller that had me on the fence were the triggers. Honestly, that is the one thing I really don't like about the joy-cons. Everything else about the joy-cons I can work around. Well, pictures don't do the pro controller justice, the triggers are absolutely fantastic and I certainly don't see myself ever using the joy-cons again when it comes to playing games that utilize the triggers extensively.

Not just the triggers but everything about the pro controller is a huge step up from the joy-cons. The buttons are bigger, the analogue sticks give a great grip with your thumbs and the controller feels nice and snug in the hands. The material is much more friendly during longer sessions. That was another gripe I had with the joy-cons; after a period of time, the sticks and triggers would be slippery. I managed it by having a cloth nearby to give it a nice wipe occasionally. Not the case with the pro controller, there is much more friction to it.

It's a must-have accessory for me and I give it a 5 star because I think it's a fantastic controller and fixes every issue I had with the joy-cons. I suppose if there is one thing I would change about it that would have to be the placement of the right analogue stick. Personally, I'd like it above the buttons so the two sticks would be symmetrical but I don't think it merits deducting a star.

I have large hands, and I find that most controllers are smaller than I'd like (many are much smaller than I'd like). It's been years since I used a controller that I thought was large enough to sit well in my hands (Logitech used to make one that I really liked, but it's probably been at least 15 years since they stopped making it, and their more recent controllers are all much smaller). Historically, the Playstation controllers have been particularly bad. The PS4 controller is much better than previous generations because they adjusted the shape to make it less cramped, but it's still too small. The Xbox One controller is a much better size, but for me at least, it hurts my hands to use the RB and LB buttons because of how I have to twist my hands to press them (whereas with the PS4 controller, it's really easy to move my fingers between the R1/L1 and R2/L2 buttons). The Switch Pro Controller is not quite as large as I would like, but it sits far better in my hands then either of those controllers (or any 3rd party controller that I've tried in recent years), and while it's not quite as easy to move my fingers between R/L and ZR/ZL on the Switch Pro Controller as it is on the PS4 controller, it's close. So, for me at least, the Switch Pro Controller is far more comfortable than either the Xbox One or PS4 controllers (or any 3rd party controller that I've found in recent years). So, from a comfort standpoint, this controller is a _huge_ win for me. No other controller is even close.

I very much wish that the analogue sticks were lined up like they are with the PS systems. Most of the controllers that I've used over the years have had the analogue sticks on the same level, and I much prefer that to have them staggered like the Xbox systems do and the Switch Pro Controller does. However, the comfort improvements with the shape and size of the controller vastly outweigh that problem for me.

I have heard that the dpad on the Switch Pro Controller isn't that great, and some folks end up pressing up or down when they mean to press left or right (or vice versa), but that hasn't been a big problem for me, and there are videos on youtube which show you how to fix that problem. So, it's disappointing that they didn't make a better dpad, but it hasn't been enough of an issue for me to care.

Ultimately, the Switch Pro Controller is so much better for me than any other controller currently on the market that I'm actually using it not only on my Switch, but I'm also using it on the PC, PS3, and PS4. I had to get adapters to get it to work on the PS3 and PS4, but it works, and for me at least, it's a huge improvement. If I had an Xbox of any kind, I'd get the appropriate adapter and be using it there too. Right now, the Switch Pro Controller is the only controller that I use.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
As an interesting bonus, the fact that the Switch Pro Controller has digital triggers actually makes playing games on systems whose official controllers have analog triggers more pleasant (even aside from the comfort improvements that come with the shape of the controller), because all of the games that I play either just treat them as buttons anyway or use them for something like the speed you run at, and I've never wanted to run at anything other than full speed, so having a simple button to press rather than having to push in an analog trigger and make sure that I press it in all the way is a really nice improvement. I'd probably feel differently if I played racing games (which apparently like to use the analogue triggers for their throttle), but for the games that I do play, it's been great. And of course, if you only use the Switch Pro Controller on the Switch, then the way the triggers work is never a problem because that's the way that all of the official Switch controllers are.

This controller is the best you'll get for a switch. It feels very nice in your hand and looks pretty decent too. I think the buttons are responsive, the sticks feel comparable to the other two big guy's controllers. I wish the console supported analogue triggers but for digital triggers these are fine. I prefer the batteries be rechargeable (which these are) as long as they don't lose their ability to hold their charge anytime soon, but so far so good. I wish it were slightly cheaper, but you'll prefer this to the joy cons for sure.

Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con Review

Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con
Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con Review

If you know the history of how PlayStation came to be, you will realize how much the SWITCH proves that SONY has lost sight of the gaming market.

When Call of Duty "flopped" on the PS Vita, SONY pretty much began to abandon the device and it slowly opened up to being only a platform for indie games and is going towards a downloads only direction. They tried to push it as an accessory for the PS4, but the lack of physical L2 and R2 makes streaming to the Vita a poorly implemented gimmick. Owners of Vita consoles started feeling wronged as the memory cards are proprietary and cost several times more than MicroSD cards of the same GB capacity and are only available up to 32GB in the US or a 64GB import from Japan -which is troubling when the cards are known to fail due to the security measures with the Vita to validate authenticity in the sake of anti-piracy.

Needless to say, the PS Vita group has a list of complaints regarding SONY's handling of the PS Vita.

It is not clearly obvious in the marketing of the SWITCH, but a ton of decisions regarding it was from that feedback on the PS Vita.

- MicroSD SDXC vs Proprietary Memory Cards that cost an arm and a leg
- Built-in storage (and not a meagre 4GB, but 32GB!)
- Larger screen size (and still touch screen)
- Multiple Accounts/Users can share one device
- TV Connection Cradle (vs. buying a PS Vita and then a PS TV)
- A robust and expanding list of Indie and download only titles
- Ability to pay for download games via PayPal with EXACT FUNDS REQUIRED vs having lingering credits on the account and having to add $5 to your account funds when making purchases under $5.
- Every purchase nets coins worth a $0.01 towards discounting a future purchase of your choice (compared to no incentives/rewards at all on Vita)

Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con
Nintendo has essentially flipped the tables on SONY after ~20 years and offered those who enjoyed the OG PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles and given them every reason to SWITCH over to their console.

I will keep my PS4 for the titles exclusive to it, or for titles that seem to benefit from beefier graphics and processing power, but for anything arcade-like, indie, and that any titles that I'd be willing to sacrifice graphical fidelity in a gain of portable enjoyment -I'll be buying for the SWITCH now. This has influenced me to change several of my pre-orders for PS4 versions to SWITCH versions -and it looks like December is the only time the PS4 is getting salse from me (aside from the Spyro Trilogy in September). Same with my other consoles.

Is the SWITCH perfect? No. But it is close enough and on a strong pace to being THE console to own if you could only afford one. My only issues with the SWITCH can be corrected either by them updating the firmware or by 3rd Party accessories:
- I don't like how the menu organizes games as there is no way to Pin titles to the main screen, demos are not in a category separate and divided from full-version games, and the first spot should be (like it is with the DS and 3DS) a locked cell for whichever game cart is loaded in the console.
- Save data options (to move, upload to cloud, download from the cloud, or to delete) should be additionally accessible from options on a game title's options and there should be a choice to delete a game and its corresponding saves (especially in the case of demos).
- Themes and a selection of solid background colours would be nice (The DS and 3DS both have solid colour options available, and the 3DS has themes available)
- The ability to select between the truncated library that only shows more recently played games and the full library view.
- A right Joy-con with D-pad would be nice for those who don't want to lug around a pro controller or buy an adapter or perform the Joy-con shell mod to make it have a D-pad.
- The integrated stand/arm really should have had another opposite where it is as the device is not stable trying to play in bed. If I were to sleep on a futon on my floor, or if I had a headboard on my bed, then I'd have less need for an extra stability leg, but the device would still benefit from an additional leg. I'm left seeking a 3rd party solution.
- An on-screen corner notification pop-up that can be enabled or disabled that would pop up every time the battery drops 5%, 10%, or 25% lower (set by user) vs having to head back to the home screen to keep tabs on battery life.

In a world where console manufacturers are trying to get their systems to run games at 4K resolution, Nintendo once again pitches a curve-ball, and it seems to have worked for them. Instead of trying to be more powerful than the others, they instead went for making a gaming tablet that can really play console quality games on the go. Let me preface this review by saying that I already reviewed this product once, but decided to write another one because I only reviewed it when I only had it for a few days, with the only game I had at the time being Puyo Puyo Tetris, even though Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was the hot meal ticket at the time. Things have also come up during the first year alone that could make or break the console later on in its lifetime, so I thought they would be important to know.

First of all, the system itself has a pretty good design to it, and I think Nintendo made some great decisions with it. The system basically looks like your regular, everyday tablet, and unlike the Wii and Wii U, they did not add any glossy plastic to it, so in my opinion, it sure does look better. The screen is also a real beauty when playing in portable mode, which is my way to play, and that's despite the fact that it's a 720p screen, which should help with expectations since the system is running a mobile processor. Now, unlike what would've been the competitor the PlayStation Vita, the Nintendo Switch uses the most standard mediums you could think of, and those things are USB Type-C and Micro SD cards. In fact, you may even have this two thing already. While USB Type-C isn't exactly growing on trees, these cables are getting closer and closer to becoming the standard, and Micro SD cards are relatively cheap, which is good since the internal storage is only 32 GBs. Luckily, the games don't require installation unlike the PS4 and Xbox One, because the games come in cartridges. While I do like these cartridges for this reason, they do have one issue, other than the small size, and that's that they don't have that much storage, up to 32 GBs, and are likely more expensive than disks. I bring this up because a few games will require a separate download, such as NBA 2K18, WWE 2K18, L.A. Noire, and DOOM 2016 if you want multiplayer. These games will include a notice saying that it's required, except for DOOM that has the whole singleplayer on the cart itself, but hopefully, those 2 TB micro SD cards will come soon. The Switch also has a flimsy kickstand, and sometimes, it doesn't like to stay closed. Still, though, I think the Switch itself is well designed.

The dock is also a great addition. What the dock does is that when you put the Switch in it, you can then play your games on a TV, in which the Switch itself will upscale the game to a higher resolution since it's plugged into a power source other than the battery. It also has three USB ports, one of which being USB 3.0, and the back closes up for better cable management. I would say to get a screen protector, preferably glass, since the dock may scratch your Switch screen.

Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-ConThe controller(s), a.k.a. the Joy-Cons also provides some versatility to the system. They slide into place on the sides of the Switch, but with the features included, there are many ways to play. First is the basic console layout, which can be played apart or with the include "Comfort Grip." These things can be quite comfortable, especially when on the Switch or apart, but the Comfort Grip, while decent, can feel quite small due to the fact the stick is not angled like other systems. The Joy-Cons can also be a quick and easy way to play two-player games such as Rayman Legends and Snipperclips, which actually works well with its suedo-SNES layout. The Joy-Cons also include motion control. While I haven't played games that take advantage of this feature completely, such as Arms and 1-2-Switch, they can still be used for games like Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2, and it works well. The system also has a Pro controller option, but it's a good $10 more than rival controllers. If you plan to play the Switch in console mode more than portable, though, it may not be a bad idea to get one, or maybe an alternative like J&Top's controller or 8Bitdo's SNES 30 Pro when it comes out if you're strapped for cash or cheap.

Lastly, let's look at the most important thing for a system, and that's the games, and man, Nintendo knocked it out of the park this time around, and we're not even done with its first year yet (at least when this review was posted anyway). The Switch is not only a great system for indie games, which there is a lot of, but there are also great games released such as Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Sonic Mania, Splatoon 2, etc., and there are still games coming out such as DOOM, not the original but the 2016 version, L.A. Noire, Wolfenstein 2, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The main problem would be that the selection will just drain your wallet dry, there's just so much available out right now. They also barely have any drawbacks compared to other systems. For example, games like DOOM and Sonic Forces run at 30 FPS, while other's just have lower resolutions. The only completely gimped games I think of are FIFA, which is specifically made for Switch but keeps out a few modes in other versions, and even though some people say NBA 2K18 is a decent port, I will still consider it gimped since the online-only MyCareer mode just makes the Switch version pointless. Just remember that this is basically a decently powerful tablet, so expectations should be in check, but I think the portability does give you a reason to buy the Switch version to a game.

For as long as I had my Switch, since late June, I have had a great time with my Switch. Not only does it have great games within its first year, but it's a very versatile system, and the portability factor is not only the icing on the cake but the whole cake. The system is great for fans of Nintendo and people who live busy lives and don't have time to play games.

Other than that, pretty solid device and am happy with it. How they implement future updates, what they implement in those updates, if they release a revised model of the system, will all determine if they crash this strong party they've set in motion or not. For now, though, this is just great.