Is the Nintendo Switch worth it acc. Reddit? Just because of games like Zelda - Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart I’ve started thinking about buying a Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021.
However, as with every device there is a general consensus and I had no idea about the Switch.
I’ve turned to Reddit and asked: Is the Nintendo Switch worth it according to Reddit in 2021?
There was an obvious answer, but there were some things to consider.
I’ve only checked the most recent posts from 2021. After all, it’s not important what everybody thought about the Nintendo Switch back in the day.
If you’re about to get a Switch or even the new Switch OLED, this article should help you decide.
Breath Of The Wild, Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros, and of course the upcoming sequel Breath Of The Wild 2. These are just a few gems to which every gamer will fall in love.
Oh, and that’s no exaggeration. Ask every gaming fan, no matter if PS5 or XBOX, is Breath Of The Wild really that good. You’ll get an answer like this.
So, as you can see, we’ve also automatically answered the question if you need to play other Zelda games in order to enjoy BOTW, the answer is: No, you don’t.
The Nintendo Switch Worth It?
One important thing to consider is that I haven’t asked the Nintendo Switch Subreddit. The results would be clear then. I’ve asked r/gaming.
Now, look at the upvotes. I think it’s safe to say, acc. Reddit the Nintendo Switch is worth it in 2021.
What else to be aware of?
Well there is this one important thing: The Switch Lite.
The Nintendo Switch Lite acc. Is Reddit worth it?
The next question you ask yourself (or Reddit). Is the Switch lite worth it over the classic?
I think these comments are worth a read.
So, to summarize this. According to Reddit, If you’re planning to play on your TV while keeping the Switch docked, the Nintendo Switch classic is the way to go. If you keep it handheld, get the Switch Lite and you’ll get an excellent DPad and a more comfortable device to hold.
Now let’s check out some questions and lot of users have been asking about the Nintendo Switch Lite.
Does The Switch Lite Needs Connection When Setting it Up
The Switch Lite works completely offline, and an internet connection is not even necessary for the initial setup. You only have to deal with Nintendo’s DRM if you already own a normal Switch and want to synchronize both or use games purchased online on both devices.
Conversely, this means that you can simply set up the Lite as the primary console and it will work offline permanently. The “big” Switch at home has permanent Internet access via Wi-Fi as a secondary device.
Can I Use All The Classic Games With The Switch Lite?
Technically, the Lite is identical to its big sister, which means you can use almost all games. Exceptions are four or five games that either only work in the dock or exclusively with jumping controls. The performance is otherwise the same, and that is the main thing.
Isn’t The Screen Size of The Nintedo Switch Lite to Small?
You may have concerns about the screen size of only 5.5”, but a lot of Redditors report that these concerns are nothing to worry about. A Redditor was testing the screen texts for games like Zelda, Mario Bros U and Fortnite and they were readable without any problems. Furthermore, the picture looks razor-sharp on the smaller screen despite the low 720p resolution.
Switch Lite Secret According To Reddit
What we’ve found completely lacking in most of the tests, is the fact that you can easily turn the screen zoom on and off by double-tapping the menu button. This zoom feature is very flexible and comfortable and helps out without any problems if something is actually not readable. By the way - this also works on the normal Switch.
You Can’t Connect The Lite to Your TV
So, the Nintendo Lite is a Switch, but it cannot “switch devices”. There is no way to connect it to the TV in any form. However, it does support JoyCons / external controllers.
How is The Battery Life With The Switch Lite?
The battery life is okay and corresponds exactly to Nintendo’s official specifications: with Wi-Fi and maximum brightness, the device runs out after approximately 3 to 3.5 hours in Zelda BotW, with flight mode and low brightness, the battery lasts much longer. And if you have to take a longer train ride without a charging option, a power bank will help.
How are the Controllers of the Switch Lite
The controllers cannot be removed, but the case appears to be made of one piece, which it really is. No glass/metal clunk, but simply colorful (robust, insensitive, easy to clean) plastic. It also feels very comfortable in the hand and doesn’t slip.
The buttons and joysticks are easy to reach, only with oversized hands it gets tight. Especially the Dpad - yes, there is a real Dpad instead of four single buttons. However, you can hold the Lite further down with somewhat pointed fingers, which solves the problem and also works surprisingly well for a longer time. The relatively low weight of only 275g (Switch: 398g) is very positive here.
What’s the bottom line? Quite simple: for those who already have a Switch and/or definitely want to play on the TV, the Lite is at most a secondary console. However, if you are looking for a full-fledged mobile console, this is the right choice. If you make your purchase decision with this in mind, you can’t go wrong.
The new Switch: OLED
There is a new Nintendo Switch as of November 2021: The Nintendo Switch OLED. Reddit was patiently waiting for this device.
What was the reaction? Well, Redditor’s were kind of disappointed.
The reason was simple. The changes that has been made were way to small. Not really anything new besides the display, nothing groundbreaking either.
Additionally, a lot of users reported that there has been Burn-in problem. Which isn’t even Nintendos fault, Burn-in is something that occurs very often when using OLED displays. It’s kid of normal.
As you see the Nintendo Switch OLED was pretty much forgotten by the community. A Redditor pointed out that it only makes sense to get the OLED model when you are completely new to the Switch. Another even said that
Reasons to get the Switch OLED according to Reddit in 2021:
- There is a ethernet port on the dock
- The screen
- Internal storage is 64GB instead of 32GB
So, not really worth the upgrade, but worth it if it’s your first-time Nintendo Switch.