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DaBraxMan
 
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12/7 11:49pm
Okay, so let's start off with this question and maybe we can see where it goes after release...

Which is/will be the ultimate way to play New Horizons: docked and displayed on TV or portable?
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for me portable for sure. I hate playing on big screens, I have a hard time focusing on things that are more than a couple feet away even with my glasses on. it's like my brain won't process things that aren't directly in my face

the only things that'll change this would be 1) they force you to use the touch screen for certain tasks (most worried about pattern creation) and 2) battery running low, time to dock and pull out my pro controller.

I got a capture card in part so I could play in docked mode on my laptop so I could focus better specifically for when the battery dies still not as nice as being able to hold my switch inches from my face
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I'm just the opposite. Nearly everything I play has been on a computer or a console hooked up to a TV. I like a small TV though; about monitor size.

I do love the flexibility to play on the go though.
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100% for sure going to spend my time on Docked mode. I just do not like handhelds as they hurt my eyes and make me go crosseyed. I love to just chill on the couch or on my bed, and have AC on a big screen. I also really hate sending messages on a touchscreen. I loved how on City Folk you could use a keyboard, and I hope New Horizon has keyboard support as well!
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Portable most of the time, docked if my nieces and nephews want to play. I suspect I'll be bringing this with me to work and playing during down times. Plugged in, of course. The battery life is such an abomination.

Now, keyboard support would be great. In Japan they have a Nintendo licensed Portable USB Bus Stand that allows you to connect stuff in Tabletop Mode. I learned about this when I imported Taiko no Tatsujin, and the promo shot shows a controller and keyboard plugged into the Switch. (And another promo shot with two Taiko controllers plugged in.) Barring that, I might actually condescend to playing docked when playing solo.
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I always loved both TV and DS AC… so having it on the switch will make the argument tv/portable not a problem (yay).  I think I will mostly play on the tv, as I always enjoyed playing AC on the big screen.  Having the option to go portable will be awesome though, and Im sure I will play it if I am unable to sit down and play on the tv
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Most of time it will be docked.  It's harder to hold the switch/3DS for a long period of time.   Switch portable print is smaller than the 3DS XL.   Bonus I want to catch the rare fish/bugs on the big screen TV.
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Definitely docked. I don't really like having to look at smaller screens, but getting use to it wouldn't be too hard. Being able to even have this discussion is amazing though.
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Good question!  I'd have to say 30% docked and 70% portable. However, if the graphics are as gorgeous in-person as they are on the released videos I may be docked 99% of the time!
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I might play docked a little but I'll probably play mostly portable. I'm honestly primarily a handheld player.
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I think I would probably use it portable more often, we only have one tv and I know my husband probably wouldn’t want to give that up very easily But definitely docked if I want to play the game with him or any of my friends that visit.
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honestly both but leaning more towards portable cos i wanna appreciate those crisp graphics up close yknow
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I almost always play everything portable with my Switch. I can't even remember the last time I used the dock
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Personally, im most likely to play through the tv, as the game is much better quality so having a big image would suit me.
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Will play mostly docked at home (evenings and weekends outside of work) and portable at work as I will be taking my game with me to check in on my island. This a game where having those two options is going to be a huge plus. Seeing AC on a giant monitor at home is going to be so immersive and wonderful.
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I play all of my switch games docked. but animal crossing I think I will be playing a good amount portable while binging hulu or netflix
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...Both! I love handhelds, I love the portability of the handheld mode of the Switch. But I'd be dang lyin' if I said I wasn't excited to dock that sucker and play on the big screen, also.
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Definitely both.. on the big screen when at home.. when I'm at work on lunch break definitely portable and heck even right before bed on the portable too. I'm definitely taking 10 days off when this game is released.
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I guess it depends. If I want to just sit on my bed and not worry about squinting at the TV, or anywhere in my bedroom portable, but otherwise on the dock it goes. It might be a 40/60, with it being slightly in the dock's favor.
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Definitely both! Laying in bed I'll play handheld mode, but for regular play I'll be playing on tv.
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Both, probably. Depends if there's any risk of someone looking over my shoulder.  
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Mostly docked for me. I'm sure I'll use portable mode occasionally, especially if I'm just checking something real quick. But the vast majority of the time, I'm sure I'll be playing in docked mode on TV.
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I love how we will have the option for both! I always wanted to put new leaf up on the big screen every now and then!
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Satin23
 
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The flexibility is perfect for an AC game!

That said, I will be playing it docked, except for those times when I have forgotten to check the charge on the joycons and mid game one dies on me forcing me to switch to handheld.

I love playing AC on TV screen while relaxing on the sofa.  I prefer to play all my switch games docked as I have small hands so I find holding the Switch uncomfortable quickly.  And my TV has much better graphics than the handheld switch so everything looks beautiful on it.  The trailers for AC:HN look amazing when I play them on the Switch when it is docked.  I have played them handheld and it was less vivid, felt muted.   
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I've always preferred portable over docked, which is why I'm ecstatic for the SwitchLite!
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