I am now a proud owner of a Nintendo Switch. I hadn’t bought a console since the Wii U (my PS4 was a leaving gift from work) and the satisfying struggle of opening the packaging and flicking through the multi-language manual never ever gets old.
The Switch is an odd little device; it’s effectively a handheld console which can be docked and hooked up to a TV via HDMI, but the real magic is in it’s portability. The fact that I will be able to play the likes of Mario Odyssey and the Bayonetta games on my commute to and from work is an exciting prospect.
One of the Switch’s biggest draws was it’s ever expanding portfolio of great Indie titles and my first gaming purchase was one of the very best. Celeste was only released last week, but after playing for much the weekend, it has quickly become one of my favourite games of the last few years. All gamers can relate to that moment when a certain title grabs you, brings a smile to your face and invokes that ‘just one more go’ itch. Celeste is most certainly one of those games and I’m looking forward to spending more time with it.
The Switch has definitely made a strong first impression.