Games | Meet Yato: my Switch Lite!

Why Nintendo and the Switch Lite

After not spending anything for months and months, I decided to splurge and do a little self care. For the most part, I’m super uncoordinated, and have trouble playing a lot of games. It doesn’t help that I have child-sized hands and all controllers seem to dwarf my palms and fingers, but I also have a bit of history with gaming. I think it’s common for girls to experience bullying in the industry, but that doesn’t diminish the effects it can have on our confidence and our hobbies. So I generally have more fun watching people play games rather than playing myself. Still, there were games I liked to play for me: Ratchet and Clank, Kingdom Hearts and a lil tot of a game called Endless Ocean. Good ol’ Zelda and Mario games as well.

I turned toward Nintendo because I enjoy the games they make, I’m familiar with their product, and their controllers are genuinely nice and compact, so they feel comfortable in my hands and my fingers can reach all the buttons. I wanted a console that was portable, since I’ll be moving to Scotland here shortly and can’t take a lot with me. The color was also a perk, if I’m honest. I’m a sucker for turquoise / teal.

Link has been a lil jealous bean and demanding attention

Games I’m playing:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game ...

No introduction needed. Though it’s a bit disappointing, too me. It’s not as much escapism as I hoped since you’re always in debt to capitalist jerk, Tom Nook.

Abzû

ABZÛ for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

Similar to Endless Ocean but without a real story / plot. You’re a diver who gets to explore the ocean and look at fish and stuff. Super chill soundtrack and beautiful graphics.

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

No introduction needed. Y’all know I love Stardew. Plus I gotta rep my WA homie, Concerned Ape. I’m still floored that he was a one-man team who developed this game: from programming, to pixel art and soundtrack.

Games I plan to play / are in my cart:

I can’t really say too much about these since I haven’t played them yet, but I figured I should list the games I want to play as well. It’s a shame money is a thing and Nintendo rarely puts these games on sale.

Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch ...

Link’s Awakening

Link's Awakening Walkthrough - Zelda Dungeon

Katamari Damacy Reroll

Katamari Damacy REROLL for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

Minecraft

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Amazon.com: New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe - Nintendo Switch ...

Paper Mario: the Origami King

Paper Mario™: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game ...

Gris

GRIS for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

Spryo: Reignited Trilogy

Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details

Any suggestions?

I’m open to growing my library a bit. I will say that while I love everything about Hollow Knight, it’s still a bit too difficult for my uncoordinated fingers, so let’s try and keep them to being relatively easy games, please.

Are you playing anything right now? Let me know in the comments below!

Watch and play on, annieme-niacs!

Annie

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