After a shipping snafu with Amazon, I spent the better part of a day trying to track a Nintendo Switch down. I experienced exactly what many hopeful Switch owners will experience. I hounded Craigslist, and haunted Best Buy, and waited in a too-long line at GameStop. And now I’ve spent the last few days living the Switch life, playing the best it has to offer and I can say, unequivocally, that this system is not worth the hassle of tracking it down. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is worth tracking down. Nintendo’s marquee launch title is a masterpiece of the action RPG genre. It’s addictive and well-designed and what it lacks in storytelling chops it makes up for with nostalgia and sheer playability. But Zelda is, at the moment, the only reason to own the Switch—Nintendo’s new hybrid console meant to bridge the gaming gap between living room and the outside world—and that spells only bad things for the console. The Switch is, ostensibly, a tablet. It’s shaped like an especially fat one—think an original Amazon Fire. If it were to be judged as a tablet alone, the Switch would be a disaster: It’s too chunky, and it… Read full this story
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