See Skyrim For Switch's Classic Zelda Amiibo Items Right Here

See Skyrim For Switch's Classic Zelda Amiibo Items Right Here

Skyrim has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch.

Skyrim is without a doubt one of the most popular games of the last generation, and it seems to keep coming to new platforms every now and again to keep the popularity going. While I believe the Switch version runs better than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, I still had multiple bugs occur (although significantly fewer bugs overall). But yes, Skyrim looks and plays on the Switch like a little smoother version of the 360/PS3 versions. Now, Nintendo is giving Switch users the freedom to try out as many game demos available by allowing them to do a search on the Switch eShop. Admittedly, against more modern games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, which was heavily influenced by Bethesda's open-world RPG, you might notice some things didn't age all that well. There's plenty of fantastic indie titles to choose from, but it seems like the big third-party studios and publishers have been cautious about committing to the machine.

So how much does the ability to take Skyrim on the go add to the game? It's easy to conclude, "Oh Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch, there must be something missing, or abridged". It will also support up to 8 players in handheld mode, while TV mode has the max players supported as 4. "Skyrim on Nintendo Switch unites player and character in a brand new way, and all I can think about is when I can dive back into its world".

Some sacrifices are made for the game to run on the Switch. You might have played the PC version, with or without mods.

But now that I have it on Switch, I found that I couldn't put it down. Particle effects, lighting, and shadows are all dialed down considerably in comparison with the PC version. However, switching to Handheld or Tabletop hides those issues very well, I had trouble finding them on that smaller screen.

Nintendo Switch has had a strong first year with incredible new releases like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, but November is all about older ports for Nintendo's hybrid home/handheld console. Every piece of gear (and some new ones), every questline, every character is completely intact just as I remembered them in previous playthroughs. Given that even with an SD card the amount of storage on the console is small compared to even a base model PS4 or Xbox One, it probably wasn't a priority for Bethesda. But while this version of Skyrim would have all the DLC previously released, it would also be missing the mods many find so popular that can make the game more insane or fun or just fix some of the worst issues with the game. For anyone who can't get enough of Skyrim and thirsts for true immersion, playing it on Switch is the answer. You swing your hand to swing your sword, and can even use the Joy-Con like a pointing device to enjoy some precision when aiming arrows.

You can tap Zelda Amiibo figures once per day for a chance to get those items.

[Is] the Switch version of Skyrim is the definitive one? You'll now be able to enjoy Skyrim with a traditional controller layout like on consoles and PC. That depends on how much you value access to mods.

For more help with Skyrim on Switch, check out our Skyrim guide hub, where you'll find loads of guides to get you started and details on some of the more advanced quests.

I'm highly impressed with Bethesda's work on this version of Skyrim. It's games like this, even if it is a port, that show just how much potential the Nintendo Switch has.