Almost three months after release, I’ve finally bought a Nintendo Switch! I know, my own fault for not pre-ordering the Switch when it was announced. But at the time, I was a bit underwhelmed at the lack of marketing the device as a handheld system. I thought I’d just wait and see what happened as I didn’t see any launch games that I fancied. I thought I could carry on enjoying my 3DS and Vita, that I didn’t need the newness of the Switch.
But after a few weeks of hearing all the enthusiastic stories it turned into a longing. I still enjoyed my handheld devices immensely, but still. I couldn’t fulfill this longing though as the console was nowhere to be found in the Netherlands. So I reserved one on April 13 and continued to wait patiently. Until yesterday, when I went to the local Media Markt, a huge electronics store chain over here. I went to buy myself Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Instead, I literally stumbled on a pile of Nintendo Switch consoles.
I couldn’t believe my luck! First I called the store where I had made my reservation but I still wasn’t up for one. Can you imagine I decided to snap it up then and there? I added a tempered glass screen protector. And had to make a split second decision of what game to go for. I was torn between Zelda and I am Setsuna. But I am Setsuna isn’t available physically, so I went for Zelda Breath for the Wild….at least I’ve got to give it a try, right? The story of how this writers’ family all enjoyed Zelda in their own way got me thinking. His mom enjoyed the exploration part of the game, and while I’m awful at bosses, exploration is very much my thing.
So this Lady Gamer has started Breath of the Wild, and is enjoying her Switch as a handheld device. And you can be sure you’ll hear more about it in weeks to come!