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Topic: Multi platform games - Prefer the Switch?

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DTMOF84

With these third party games starting to come out now and more across all platforms, I see myself shifting where I want to put my purchase towards. Back when the Wii was new, I had an Xbox 360 and that was my main console. If there was a game that came out for both, it really wasn’t much of a question. I was buying it on the Xbox. If it was a Wii exclusive I bought it for that. The only exception was Tiger Woods that came with the Wii Motion Plus. But now I feel more inclined to buy something on the Switch rather than on Xbox One if I have the choice for both. The main example at the moment is with Doom coming out this year. I can get it for Xbox now for $30 or less, but really want it on Switch. I don’t feel like the game being scaled down a bit is going to bother me much. NBA 2K18 and FIFA have never been on my radar at all. But they spark my interest now for the Switch.

I’m sure there’s others out there in the same boat as me. What do you all think? It’s definitely the start of some good things to come.

Switch FC: SW-1027-6042-8537

JaxonH

Agreed.

Rather have DOOM on Switch for $60 than DOOM on X1/PS4 for $30. I actually already own it for Xbox One, but I'm buying it again, and day one at that. There is no way I am passing up the opportunity to play a game like this whenever I want, wherever I want. Same for Skyrim. Same for Wolfenstein 2. Same for LA Noire. Same for Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2. Even FIFA 18, NBA 2k18 and WWE 2k18... I want them on Switch. And I never buy sports games. But on Switch, they interest me. The ability to set it up in table top mode and play basketball or soccer with a coworker is too appealing.

Don't get me wrong. I appreciate visual fidelity as much as anyone. I own a PS4 Pro, and will soon be upgrading to Xbox One X. 4k TV and all that. But I've been gaming for 25 years. As much as I love graphics, a slight downgrade is not even remotely enough to impact my enjoyment of the game. I like it, but in comparison to a version that I can just undock and take downstairs, set up in tabletop in the kitchen while I make coffee, or play at work, or take to my brothers house and keep playing... that's infinitely more appealing to me then having 4K resolution.

I know there are some performance hawks that will act like Switch versions are infinitely inferior... but perspective is everything here. Gone are the days where the comparisons made are between an HD 360 version and a pixelated, sub-HD Wii version with GameCube textures. We are talking small visual differences now, thanks in large part to the law of diminishing returns, which has greatly worked to Switch's favor.

I definitely think a lot of people will choose Switch over the other versions, and I definitely think a lot of people will double dip for the best of both worlds.

PLAYING
Switch: Xenoblade 2, Skyrim, Resident Evil Revelations 1/2
New 3DS:
PS4 Pro:
PSVR: Skyrim VR, DOOM VFR
Vita:
X1X: Wolfenstein 2
PC:

Jesus is Lord.

3DS Friend Code: 1160-9763-9374 | Nintendo Network ID: JaxonH

LuckyLand

Yes I do. I play on Switch and on Pc because PS4 for me is not interesting enough and XBoxes in general have never been interesting at all (I had the first one and the XB360 and I have never find a single exclusive I liked. I bought the X360 for Oblivion and I enjoyed a few other games too but only games that were also available elsewhere or became available sooner or later) but I prefer consoles over computers and I want all my favourite games on my favourite console. And Switch right now is my favourite console

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LuckyLand

Shellcore

This is a Nintendo website. Logic would dictate people on here would prefer multiplatform games on Switch. The only reason is because of the portability factor, as that is literally the only thing the Switch has going for it in this regard. It gets destroyed in all other measures, but hey hum...yay Nintendo!

Edit: Forgot HD Rumble and Nord Link

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MegaTen

I don't own any other current platforms, except for PC. I am happy with the Switch as it is. In fact I was on the verge of leaving consoles and handhelds behind. I didn't like the direction home consoles went into, and was dissapointed by both the WiiU and SONY's lackluster support for PlayStation Vita.

Somehow the Nintendo Switch presentation earlier this year was enough for me to reconsider my stance. There were classic franchises coming to Switch (Street Fighter II, Bomberman, and Puyo Puyo, Tetris), a beautiful-looking RPG by Square-Enix tentatively called Octopath Traveller, a new Super Mario adventure, Splatoon 2...and a Shin Megami Tensei running on recent tech. I was amazed, but waited for a couple of months to see the responses to it. And well, the rest is history as they say.

I love the physical format of the robust Game Cards, the portability factor, and the upcoming games are beyond expectations. It's probably the best piece of Nintendo hardware I got since the days of the GameCube.

Done with gaming. Farewell people!

QwertyQwerty

I haven't really got many third party games outside of indies, but I'm definitely gravitating more towards the Switch with its handheld mode. Shantae and Wonder Boy in particular I don't think I'd have the patience to play on the TV. No idea why that is, but they just feel better in my hand while I'm lying on the couch with Sky sports on in the background, for example. Same reason I just bought Undertale on the Vita.

QwertyQwerty

DTMOF84

@Shellcore this is a Nintendo website you say? Thanks for the clarification.

Switch FC: SW-1027-6042-8537

rallydefault

@DTMOF84
Don't mind @Shellcore; he seems to be willfully ignoring the fact that a majority of users on this board own more than just Nintendo's consoles, and most also game on PC. It's just fun to let off some passive-aggressive steam at a random internet person every now and then.

To actually answer your question, my preference really varies. Most of my friends play on Xbox, so for social games that's where I buy most of my stuff. But I'm also big on my PC: strategy, tactical RPG, etc. just make more sense on PC for me (stuff like Divinity and Pillars of Eternity recently).

My Switch, I'll admit, is still mostly for 1st-party stuff and indies, though I will use it for some of this upcoming third-party stuff like DOOM (never bought it on PC for some reason, and my friends don't play it) and Skyrim (yep...not proud of this, but never played through it). The portability is a huge factor for me, and I"m not talking vacations and commuting. I mostly use it in my home when lots of other stuff is going on.

rallydefault

Kaizoku

My only problem is that with some games i really want to unlock achievements, not saying all but some i really love to hunt them trophies. Sadly Nintendo does not have achievements so it depends on the game really. Could care less about the graphics, Switch looks fine to me

Kaizoku

Masurao

I'm on a different level altogether, haha. I buy certain multiplatform games JUST BECAUSE they come out on the Switch. What I mean is, I have a damn strong gaming laptop on which I could play DOOM in ultra settings and 60 fps or whatever, but I do not like FPSs to begin with, so I would never even consider buying it. BUT when it comes out on Switch, I'll buy it, because I'm interested in DOOM as a SWITCH EXPERIENCE

Masurao

GoldenGamer88

Unless the graphical or technical downgrade of the Switch port negatively impacts my enjoyment of the game, I'd always choose the Switch version because A. I just love my Switch and B. because I wanna show the Third Party publishers that their games sell on Switch. By negatively impacting my enjoyment of the game, I mean Sonic Forces, which runs "only" at 30 FPS on Switch whereas the PS4 version runs at 60. And since modern Sonic is all about the set pieces and speed, witnessing it in just 30 isn't as enjoyable I feel like (not that I'd be FPS-guy but Forces is just the kinda game where I need to have 60).

Have a nice day/good night!

Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-8427-0621-0325, Username: Montillo
Nintendo 3DS Friend Code: 1032-2433-9303
Currently playing: Xenoblade 2 (NSW), Splatoon 2 (NSW)

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Anti-Matter

I choose Nintendo Switch version 100% if the 3rd party games released on multi platform regardless released together or released later / earlier. Nintendo Rules !

But, it the game hasn't been released on Switch version (yet), I prefer PS4 version since I have some fond memories with Sony brand on the past despite I am not really trust PS4 machine right now due to my negativity about PS4 & also I prefer Blue Box of PS4 Blu-Ray box than Green Box of XBOX 1 games nor Black Box of PC games.

Anti-Matter

JaxonH

Ya, I and many others on this site are not "just Nintendo gamers". We're gamers, who play on Nintendo just like we play on PS4 just like we play on Xbox One just like we play on PC.

Who else are you gonna ask? Non-Switch owners?

And yes, by far the Switch. Not only do the games offer a perfectly competent console version, they offer an insanely awesome handheld version you can't get anywhere else. You just can't beat that. Given the choice of a game running on PS4/X1/PC which can only be played on the TV or computer desk, and a game running on Switch that looks comparable- toned down for sure but comparable, which can be played on the TV, on the go as a handheld game, or as a portable console game in tabletop (love that, even today I'm gonna set up my Switch in tabletop at work, detach the controllers and play some Dragonball Xenoverse 2 leaned back in a chair), it's going to be the hybrid version every time.

Not to say I won't buy some of these games on my other consoles. But the one thing I know for sure is that I'm definitely buying them on Switch.

PLAYING
Switch: Xenoblade 2, Skyrim, Resident Evil Revelations 1/2
New 3DS:
PS4 Pro:
PSVR: Skyrim VR, DOOM VFR
Vita:
X1X: Wolfenstein 2
PC:

Jesus is Lord.

3DS Friend Code: 1160-9763-9374 | Nintendo Network ID: JaxonH

DTMOF84

@rallydefault I’m the same with the Xbox too. Most of my friends play games on there too. I’ve also never played Skyrim or any of the others in that series. But the appeal to play some of these games on the Switch without the need to share the TV and being able to lay in bed in play has me hooked. I really can’t explain why it has me interested in some games I never even looked towards before. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy games on my Xbox One still. I was on a Battlefield 1 binge a couple weeks ago. But the Switch is just so fun to play.

Switch FC: SW-1027-6042-8537

Pigeon

As I play the Switch 99% of the time in handheld mode, it really comes down to--

a.) if it's the type of game I'm likely to want to play on a handheld.
b.) if the price of the Switch version isn't stupidly more expensive than other versions and
c.) if there's a physical version or not

For instance, DOOM is likely getting a physical release, but I'll be you any money it's going to be at least £30, if not £40 or £45

Meanwhile, you can already grab Steam codes to get the game on PC for just £10. So, is it really worth paying an extra £20-35 more for the privalege of playing on the go? Maybe. But if it's a physical release, at least I can sell off at one point and get the bulk of my money back, if nothing else.

However, if we come across digital only games, where they're substantially cheaper on the PS4 or PC, I'll be getting it for one of those two systems instead.

Pigeon

DTMOF84

Pigeon wrote:

As I play the Switch 99% of the time in handheld mode, it really comes down to--

a.) if it's the type of game I'm likely to want to play on a handheld.
b.) if the price of the Switch version isn't stupidly more expensive than other versions and
c.) if there's a physical version or not

For instance, DOOM is likely getting a physical release, but I'll be you any money it's going to be at least £30, if not £40 or £45

Meanwhile, you can already grab Steam codes to get the game on PC for just £10. So, is it really worth paying an extra £20-35 more for the privalege of playing on the go? Maybe. But if it's a physical release, at least I can sell off at one point and get the bulk of my money back, if nothing else.

However, if we come across digital only games, where they're substantially cheaper on the PS4 or PC, I'll be getting it for one of those two systems instead.

I think for myself if its a digital only game I would get it on Switch for the portability. Have we seen anything on Switch that was more than $10 higher than Xbox One or PS4? The price wouldn’t be as much of a factor for me as would be if its something I would play online with my Xbox friends. Rocket League I’ve never played, but since it will be cross platform for online I see no reason not to get it on Switch really.

Switch FC: SW-1027-6042-8537

Siddif

I only have a Switch and PC for current gen gaming. I’d rather play on the Switch even though I mostly play in docked mode.
Currently I’ve only bought Nintendo games at retail BOTW, MK8 and Odyssey. I have Stardew Valley (specifically held out for this one) and Sonic Mania on download too.

Siddif

kobashi100

The whole portability factor is definitely causing me to prefer multi platform games on switch.

kobashi100

zitpig

Since getting my Switch in March I've not touched my PS4 or XBox. The Switch is absolutely perfect for my needs.

zitpig

DTMOF84

@zitpig I've been mostly the same only playing my Switch too. I played some Xbox a little over a month ago for some Battlefield 1.

Switch FC: SW-1027-6042-8537

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