David Crandall

Month: March 2017

What I'd like to see from Breath of the Wild's DLC.
March 22, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a huge success. With mixed reviews on certain, minor, subjective elements, the game overall reigns as a favorite to fans of the franchise. It's a dramatic departure from other Zelda games in more ways than one. This includes Breath of the Wild's upcoming DLC. Aside from Hyrule Warriors, which is more of a re-skinned Dynasty Warriors than and actual Zelda game, Breath of the Wild is the first Zelda...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: First impressions
March 9, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been in the making for 5+ years (though it was announced about 4 years ago). Zelda fans like myself had been anticipating the new game. The struggle was real when Nintendo delated its launch multiple times. Nintendo even managed to get a lot of us to fork out $300 just to play it on the Switch. The vision Nintendo went into this game with a vision: to change how people play and think about The Legend...

5 Ways Nintendo could fix the left Joy-Con sync issues
March 7, 2017

If you bought a Nintendo Switch, there's a high chance you're dealing with the dreaded left joy-con sync issue. It's been recently discovered that the issue is likely due to some bad hardware design in the left controller. Essentially, the left joycon has a very small bluetooth antenna soldered into the controller board, while the right controller has an extended and stronger antenna wire. So how do you get around it? Well, you could do like this...

Nintendo Switch First Impressions: UPDATED
March 5, 2017

Today, I purchased the Nintendo Switch and have spent a few hours playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After having spent some time playing the game on the new console - granted, not a ton of time - I do have some initial first impressions I think are worth noting. As I spend more time with the console, I will post a more thorough new review. But for now...here's my first impression. What's in the box The Nintendo Switch comes with a...

I bought the Nintendo Switch
March 4, 2017

I still stand by my disappointment in Nintendo's marketing and release strategy as of late, but I do need to retract my narrative about it being "impossible" to buy. Because it's now the morning after launch, and I have a Nintendo Switch. Here's my story... So, yesterday was launch day, and I was pretty disappointed that I wasn't able to get a Nintendo Switch. Many gamestops, Fry's, and Targets in the area were having midnight launch events, but...

Nintendo Switch Launch - When Will They Learn?
March 4, 2017

The Nintendo switch was released today. And just as fast as the doors at Gamestop and Bestbuy opened at 12:01AM, the Nintendo Switch was sold out. There was just about zero opportunity to buy the switch online on launch day, either. Bestbuy changed the blocked off "coming soon" buttons to "sold out" at around 7AM PST, and Target had its buttons changed to "Only in stores". Buying online may be out of the question for some time, too. It seems...