So, the Nintendo Switch is here and we here at The Outerhaven are diving deep into it! We are taking a look at everything that encompasses the Switch and since so many of us own one, we thought it would be fun to each list one thing we like about the console in the time we’ve had with it. Here’s mine!

When I got the Nintendo Switch, I knew there was going to be one game I played: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But, I also knew that I would only play the Switch one way, in Tablet Mode.

Why? Well, ever since the Wii U (which I both had and liked), I became enamored with the idea of playing full-on console games right in front of me, instead of on a TV. So when I found out the Nintendo Switch would take that idea and make it even better? Heck yeah I was excited!

But what I found out, was that Tablet Mode had a very fun feature, (note: this is just my experience via one game, I can’t say at present whether this works with every game on Switch), you can get back in game within seconds of turning off the tablet.

Nintendo Switch Tablet UI

I mean it, I do it all the time with Zelda. I’ll reach the end of my game session, charge up the tablet, then when I’m ready, I unplug it, the tablet comes on (as you can see above), I press “continue” hit “A” three times to show the tablet I’m ready to play again, and Breath of the Wild greets me a second later.

No menu screens, no load screens, just straight back into Zelda like I never left. That’s really cool! One of the things I honestly didn’t like about the Wii U was that despite having a Quick Menu (which I liked), getting the games to play sometimes took too long. With the Nintendo Switch though? Drop in, drop out, at your whim, it’s a beautiful thing, and the Switch is better because of it.

Stay tuned as the rest of the Outerhaven crew post their thoughts on what they like about the Nintendo Switch!

About The Author

Todd Black

A self-proclaimed Nintendo fanboy, born, bred, and Mushroom fed! He’s owned every Nintendo handheld and every console since the SNES. He loved games so much he went and got a video game degree and dreams of writing video game stories