Gizmodo: “You could argue that it’s an extremely small cost, so why not go in and give yourself the option? At $20 per year, Nintendo Switch Online is cheaper than Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus. That’s a perfectly reasonable argument that I think a lot of people will adopt. Similarly, while the NES game library feels thin now, it will hopefully grow over time. Once it has enough of the hits (and maybe some of my favorites from the SNES and N64, as well), I would happily pay the price just for Nintendo’s back catalog.
But right now I’d argue against it because Nintendo Switch Online detracts from the Switch’s best feature by making the internet appear more vital. If forced to choose between playing Nintendo games and having a device that doesn’t tax my mental health every time I’m out of wifi range, there’s no question. I choose the latter. The freedom it offers, even in its least significant forms, is far more valuable.”