A few words: This is a fantastic piece of kit. There’s just so much versatility that one is drawn to playing it, just for the hardware. I mean, it’s like a literal toy - playing around with its configurations. And once you’ve gone into thinking like: “Right. I want to play with it this way.” You fire up Splatoon 2 and you’re gone for the next 4 hours (I dimmed screen to 40% to extend battery life).
The reviewers who quip that just having any old game in this system gives it new life isn’t kidding. It just feels different to be able to play this way. And it feels strange, and new. The game you were playing on your big TV one moment is the game you’re playing in a handheld form the next moment. Then your handheld splits into a mini TV/Console combo with two controllers…It’s too much.
Part of me feels the limited battery life is actually a godsend. We have to be able to find an excuse to stop sometime!