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Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
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Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
I'm an old man, and I'm buying this for my kids for X-mas.  My daughter is 14, my son is 8.


Can someone recommend maybe 3 games that we need to buy first?
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RE: Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
Mario Odyssey.

I have a Switch, and I'm not into it as much as the Xbox/PS4, but that game is legit. It easily exceeded my expectations and I think it's fun + simple enough for kids.

Mario Tennis Aces might be a good choice too. I don't have that one, but I have the Wii U version, and this one is an improved version of that, so should be decent for kids.

If they like RPG, then maybe Zelda: BOTW or Octopath Traveler. Or you could go with with Let's Go Eevee or Pikachu. If they want something a bit more for kids, then maybe Splatoon 2.
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Zelda and Mariokart are the givens...got my kids a switch earlier this year and they play those two games almost exclusively.  They have splatoon but never play it.  Fortnite you can dl for free.  

I was thinking of getting them diablo and tennis for christmas.
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RE: Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
(December 21, 2018 at 8:29 pm)bennyboy Wrote: I'm an old man, and I'm buying this for my kids for X-mas.  My daughter is 14, my son is 8.


Can someone recommend maybe 3 games that we need to buy first?

Diablo 3 + RoS

Mario Kart.

Zelda.
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RE: Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
I have to admit I'm afraid to buy Diablo III. I LOVED D2, and I don't want to get my heart broken.

I'm already getting Mario Odyssey with the game package, and I'm 100% going to buy Mario Kart.

Zelda and a couple of the JRPGs look awesome for me to solo later, but I think I need a game that I can really sit down and play with the kids.


Anyone tried Rocket League?
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RE: Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
Mario Party is a great family game. I grew up on those games, as well as Mario Kart. So many wonderful memories!

I'm not sure how you feel about fighting games, for your 8 year old at least, but Super Smash Bros Ultimate looks like another great addition to the franchise. I played the original Nintendo 64 game back when I was 6 or 7, it's a great competitive game to play with family, and isn't overly violent.
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RE: Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
(December 22, 2018 at 10:32 am)Nakara Wrote: Mario Party is a great family game. I grew up on those games, as well as Mario Kart. So many wonderful memories!

I'm not sure how you feel about fighting games, for your 8 year old at least, but Super Smash Bros Ultimate looks like another great addition to the franchise. I played the original Nintendo 64 game back when I was 6 or 7, it's a great competitive game to play with family, and isn't overly violent.

Ooooh. . . looks awesome.

Yeah, I'm fine with it.  If he doesn't play fighting games, how's he gonna know when he needs to hit somebody? Tongue
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(December 22, 2018 at 10:17 am)bennyboy Wrote: I have to admit I'm afraid to buy Diablo III.

The requirement to be online was a great outrage to me, and d2 was entertaining. My 6 year old nephew loves all the loot and collecting stuff. A level 37 demon hunter, but he has the grasp of it. RoS is a must and it's cheap these days. Rifting and great rifting are so fun to the point of death by a single touch.

I like to play it"LEEEEEEEROY, Jenkins!"
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RE: Help me with Nintendo Switch game choice
(December 22, 2018 at 10:17 am)bennyboy Wrote: I have to admit I'm afraid to buy Diablo III.  I LOVED D2, and I don't want to get my heart broken.

I'm already getting Mario Odyssey with the game package, and I'm 100% going to buy Mario Kart.

Zelda and a couple of the JRPGs look awesome for me to solo later, but I think I need a game that I can really sit down and play with the kids.


Anyone tried Rocket League?

You and your kids are going to love Mario Odyssey.  I've had my Switch for about 4 months and that is the only game that I got drawn in to and bothered to finish.  There were a few parts that made me want to throw the controller at the TV, but then it turned out to be me and not the game. Smile

(December 22, 2018 at 4:56 pm)T0 Th3 M4X Wrote:
(December 22, 2018 at 10:17 am)bennyboy Wrote: I have to admit I'm afraid to buy Diablo III.  I LOVED D2, and I don't want to get my heart broken.

I'm already getting Mario Odyssey with the game package, and I'm 100% going to buy Mario Kart.

Zelda and a couple of the JRPGs look awesome for me to solo later, but I think I need a game that I can really sit down and play with the kids.


Anyone tried Rocket League?

You and your kids are going to love Mario Odyssey.  I've had my Switch for about 4 months and that is the only game that I got drawn in to and bothered to finish.  There were a few parts that made me want to throw the controller at the TV, but then it turned out to be me and not the game. Smile

Two others worth considering are Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker and Hyrule Warriors. I played them on the WiiU, but I think they are pretty much the same, except more content on Hyrule Warriors.
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I am getting too old for gaming.
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