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The Nintendo Switch is a revolutionary piece of gaming hardware that has never been seen before. However, despite it being the first of its kind, it has its fair share of downsides, and one of those would be its smaller library of games compared to its competitors. For those who want an MMO fix for the Switch, tough luck. Until there is solid news of Final Fantasy XIV going to the platform, then you may be better off going for another genre such as RuneScape or Old School RuneScape.
Pretty Ancient Runes
If you are one of those gamers who just got into the scene, there will be nothing held against you if you do not know RuneScape. RuneScape is an old MMO that was created by Jagex back in 2001. Given its age, and Jagex not being a huge AAA gaming development studio, the graphics being overly simple and even blocky shouldn’t be a surprise. But what it lacks in visual impressiveness and the quality-of-life features as more recent games have, it more than makes up the gap in the quantity and quality of content, and the fact that the game provides a true role-playing experience, as players are able to be who they want to be, do what they want to do, go almost anywhere they want to within the magical land of Gielinor (except for the places that have required skill levels and finished quests), and level up whatever skills they want because players are not limited to class.
Aside from the unique gaming experience, RuneScape is a good game to try if you’re into retro gaming. It is one of the better examples of the genre. There are currently two versions of RuneScape right now. There is RuneScape, the long-running base game that continues to receive new content and updates, and then there is Old School RuneScape (more popularly known as OSRS), which is kind of like a legacy server that is very much the 2007 version of RuneScape. If you want to see what the game looks, feels, and plays like at its peak, it’s best to try out OSRS first, then move on to RuneScape to see what kind of changes have already taken place.
Without A Port
Do note, however, that there is no official deal between Nintendo and Jagex, so the latter had not developed and is not developing a RuneScape or OSRS port for the Switch, and it is very unlikely that they will do so in the near future. The game can be played on the Nintendo Switch through the Rainway App. It is more of a game streaming app that allows you to stream your PC games into your handheld devices, in turn letting you play them anywhere at home. That means that you still need a PC in order to play RuneScape or OSRS, but you will be playing it on the Nintendo Switch.
Why is playing Runescape on the Switch any different than playing on the PC or your mobile phone? First would be the controller-like scheme. Rather than clicking and dragging, you can play RuneScape/OSRS the way you played as a kid. Second, would be the fact that you can finally play RuneScape/OSRS on TV while on your couch. When it comes to comfort, there is still nothing like console gaming.
If you have never played Runescape before, it is never too late to experience gaming history. And if you have played Runescape before or are still playing today, then you should play it from a different perspective in the Nintendo Switch.
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