Yesterday, Apex Legends dropped for Nintendo Switch. The game is a phenomenal team-shooter and battle royale game. It completely revolutionized the free-to-play games industry when it launched in 2019. Now, at long last, we can play full matches of Apex Legends in our hands. I know it’s only been one day, but I thought it would be nice to talk about how good the game is after that initial impression period. Most people will have probably downloaded this, given it a game or two, and now won’t be able to play until the weekend. Check out the game’s trailer below and let’s move onto what I thought of it.
The first thing I want to talk about is the massive visual downgrade. This is something I expected from the game’s move to Switch, but I don’t think it’s as bad as it could have been. The key with Apex Legends is being able to see enemies in the distance. It’s something I look for all the time, and I was worried that I’d be having a hard time doing so with the terrible visuals. Luckily, the game seems to prioritize showing you where enemy players are over the actual environment. While this can be visually confusing, it’s also great because it doesn’t hinder the gameplay.
The second thing that I’ve noticed is just how easy this game is to waste hours in. I thought that the Switch version would be inferior, and make me want to load the game up on a console or PC. That’s not the case though. This game really does run well on the Switch, and the sense of progression you feel isn’t any less just because it’s in your hands or on a smaller screen. If anything I prefer playing the game this way. It’s so much easier to get a few games in while chilling out on the couch.
So far, I’ve had a great time with Apex Legends on the Switch. That could all change later down the line once I’ve had some time to play it more. For now, though, I can comfortably say that this is where I’ll be spending the majority of my time with the game from now on.