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toiletduck

@Swordsman83 I mentioned this in another thread where you raised this discussion too, but isn't Pokemon considered a (quality AAA) turn based jrpg as well?

toiletduck

BrainOfGrimlock

@Swordsman83 Cosmic Star Heroine is good, cheap and often overlooked? Undertale is cheap too and as i’m sure you’ve seen, almost universally loved?

Battlechasers: Nightware would be my pick otherwise; a little pricier but worth it by all accounts. Otherwise you have things like South Park/Earthlock/Lost Sphear/I am Setsuna etc.

Edit: Scratch the Battlechasers suggest - very next thread I read had you saying you’ve played it already

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Swordsman83

toiletduck wrote:

@Swordsman83 I mentioned this in another thread where you raised this discussion too, but isn't Pokemon considered a (quality AAA) turn based jrpg as well?

It is one too. does it support pro controller ? No pro controller is a deal breaker for me.

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Currently Owned Switch Games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Octopath Traveller.

bluemage1989

Battlechasers is certainly not a bad game. It has a nice battle system, the story might be pretty standard but it has some great humour and I do like how it plays cleverly on some jrpg tropes (your 'tank' character is actually your healer as an example) but I do feel Airship Syndicate are still finding there feet as a studio and that whatever comes next from the studio will massively improve on every aspect. Battlechasers would recieve a 7/10 from me but definitely a studio to watch going forward.

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Switch: Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Arms and Mario Odyssey.

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Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

SNES: F Zero and Donkey Kong Country.

ReaderRagfish

I've become interested in the Neo Geo games on Switch, but aside from Metal Slug and King of Fighters, I'm actually not too familiar with most of them.

Could some of you guys who have a bunch of them give me a top 5 list or something of your personal favorites?

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Swordsman83

bluemage1989 wrote:

Battlechasers is certainly not a bad game. It has a nice battle system, the story might be pretty standard but it has some great humour and I do like how it plays cleverly on some jrpg tropes (your 'tank' character is actually your healer as an example) but I do feel Airship Syndicate are still finding there feet as a studio and that whatever comes next from the studio will massively improve on every aspect. Battlechasers would recieve a 7/10 from me but definitely a studio to watch going forward.

its not bad for the 1st playthrough though but towards the end somehow i lost interest. the super slow pace on the overworld map and can't avoid enemies in dungeon.

new game plus totally no interest at all.

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Currently Owned Switch Games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Octopath Traveller.

bluemage1989

@Swordsman83 yeah I think most people would echo that comment. Like I said I think there next game will blow this out of the water.

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Currently Playing:

Switch: Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Arms and Mario Odyssey.

N64: Top Gear Rally.

Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

SNES: F Zero and Donkey Kong Country.

bluemage1989

Octopath Traveller, Valkyria Chronicles or Lost Sphear/I Am Setsuna bundle?? I'm ready for another JRPG.

SW 6041 0289 6234

Currently Playing:

Switch: Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Arms and Mario Odyssey.

N64: Top Gear Rally.

Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

SNES: F Zero and Donkey Kong Country.

BrainOfGrimlock

@bluemage1989 hmm, tough choice... I’ll ignore Setsuna/Lost Sphear for now - they’re on my own ‘last resort Jrpg’ list in case I ever get to the point of having nothing else on switch to play (Ha!)

I love both Octopath & VC, but I know that people can bounce off both of them so i don’t want to give you a ‘dodgy’ steer.

Octopath is definitely the more traditional in terms of rpg and is one of the best games i’ve played this year... VC though is also awesome and has the advantage of being unlike anything else really (it’s like an amalgamation of some of my favourite systems/games), which could sound like a negative but absolutely isn’t (it becomes stupidly compelling)?

There’s a demo for Octopath and VC4 (there might be one for the first VC but I don’t remember seeing it?) which perhaps is the best way of finding out which one is best for you - i don’t think you can go wrong with either though as they’re both awesome games?

Ha, all that and i’m not sure I’ve helped at all - I can’t decide either!

(note that you get a discount on the first VC if you own 4, so buy them that way round if you plan to get both/sale prices permit)

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JaxonH

While I know this thread is likely going to see more niche games get spotlighted and/or games targeting personal preferences of those looking, the ever growing number of games means more and more are being ignored in the wake of something else. I'd like to share some of my personal faves I've amassed from the start of the generation when Switch launched, as someone who has bought and played (to various extents) practically every major game on the system thus far.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of games I recommend. This is only the tippity top of the very best- the games I can confidently recommend without a moment's hesitation to those interested in the game's respective genre (e.g. You like rhythm games- I can confidently recommend Drum n Fun e.g. You like strategy games- I can confidently recommend Civilization VI, etc). Price is not considered- games are not evaluated on MSRP. Neither is contention or divisiveness of any particular game- I judge fairly on how good a game is to me and nothing more.

Civilization VI

Pokemon Let's Go

Diablo 3

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

Dark Souls

YS VIII

Valkyria Chronicles 1 and 4

Taiko no Tatsujin Drum 'n' Fun

Okami HD

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna Expansion

The World Ends With You

Octopath Traveler

Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

DOOM

Skyrim

Bayonetta 1 and 2

Ultra Street Fighter II

Dragonball Fighter Z

Splatoon 2

Super Mario Odyssey

Zelda Breath of the Wild

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Indies and lower priced digital exclusives I recommend the most without any hesitation are Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Child of Light, Hollow Knight, Steamworld Dig 2, Bastion, Transistor, Hyper Light Drifter, Undertale, Guacamelee, Banner Saga Trilogy, Dead Cells, Limbo, Inside, Into the Breach, Lumines Remastered, Slimesan, Flinthook, Mighty Gunvolt Burst, Nine Parchments, Shantae Half Genie Hero and Pirate's Curse, Celeste, Shovel Knight Treasure Trove, The End Is Nigh, Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV.

Disclaimer
There is no guarantee a person will like every single game I like, but I do feel all of these are extremely good games within their respective genres, and if a person doesn't like one of these games it will simply come down to their taste, not because the game isn't great. There are certain games I have purposely omitted from this list despite being great games. Notably absent are games like Wolfenstein 2, ARMS, Fire Emblem Warriors, Hyrule Warriors, Warframe, Mario Party, Starlink, Mario Rabbids, South Park Stick of Truth and Fractured But Whole, Shining Resonance, Rocket League, Rayman Legends, Mega Man 11, LA Noire, Kirby, Dragon Quest Builders, Captain Toad, Sonic Mania, Art of Balance, World of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XV Pocket HD, Victor Vran, Battle Chasers Nightwar, Axiom Verge, Steamworld Dig 1 and Heist, Disgaea 1 and 5, Runner 3, Severed and Stardew Valley. All of these games, while I personally think are great and worthy games, simply do not fall in that top tier bracket of the very best of the best, for various reasons. I still feel like all of these games are strong recommendations but I feel like those recommendations have to be a bit more targeted.

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FX102A

Considering Assault Gunner HD as its on sale; anyone played it? Would you suggest it?

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bluemage1989

@BrainOfGrimlock haha I had the same idea of trying the demos and was still none the wiser. I find it hard to judge an RPG on it's opening hours especially as the aspects of the genre that appeal to me the most (story, length, combat depth) can be hard to gauge from the intro. All three options look good. YS VIII is another potential option now that I think about it. To many options!!

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Currently Playing:

Switch: Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Arms and Mario Odyssey.

N64: Top Gear Rally.

Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

SNES: F Zero and Donkey Kong Country.

Maxz

I’m not sure if this is the right place to post, but I’m looking for recommendations on a Switch carrying case. My current one only has space for 6 games, and I’m looking to carry at least 12. I know there are plenty of options for external game cases that cost next to nothing, but I find carrying all my games in the same case as the Switch really convenient. Thanks!

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BrainOfGrimlock

@Maxz there are certainly plenty of choices for all sorts of budgets & i’m sure a lot of the fine folk here can suggest a good range - I’m going to go a bit left-field though as I doubt google will suggest them without some very specific searching!

I imagine these are undoubtedly at the top end price wise & there are certainly cheaper options but I took the plunge & absolutely love it (i got the ‘switchpack’); Waterfield Switch Collection

Obviously they won’t be for everyone but if you carry it around a lot and have a few extra cash-money-tokens lying around then I can’t recommend them enough.

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scubydo

JaxonH wrote:

While I know this thread is likely going to see more niche games get spotlighted and/or games targeting personal preferences of those looking, the ever growing number of games means more and more are being ignored in the wake of something else. I'd like to share some of my personal faves I've amassed from the start of the generation when Switch launched, as someone who has bought and played (to various extents) practically every major game on the system thus far.

This is by no means a comprehensive list of games I recommend. This is only the tippity top of the very best- the games I can confidently recommend without a moment's hesitation to those interested in the game's respective genre (e.g. You like rhythm games- I can confidently recommend Drum n Fun e.g. You like strategy games- I can confidently recommend Civilization VI, etc). Price is not considered- games are not evaluated on MSRP. Neither is contention or divisiveness of any particular game- I judge fairly on how good a game is to me and nothing more.

Civilization VI

Pokemon Let's Go

Diablo 3

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

Dark Souls

YS VIII

Valkyria Chronicles 1 and 4

Taiko no Tatsujin Drum 'n' Fun

Okami HD

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Torna Expansion

The World Ends With You

Octopath Traveler

Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

DOOM

Skyrim

Bayonetta 1 and 2

Ultra Street Fighter II

Dragonball Fighter Z

Splatoon 2

Super Mario Odyssey

Zelda Breath of the Wild

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Indies and lower priced digital exclusives I recommend the most without any hesitation are Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Child of Light, Hollow Knight, Steamworld Dig 2, Bastion, Transistor, Hyper Light Drifter, Undertale, Guacamelee, Banner Saga Trilogy, Dead Cells, Limbo, Inside, Into the Breach, Lumines Remastered, Slimesan, Flinthook, Mighty Gunvolt Burst, Nine Parchments, Shantae Half Genie Hero and Pirate's Curse, Celeste, Shovel Knight Treasure Trove, The End Is Nigh, Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV.

Disclaimer
There is no guarantee a person will like every single game I like, but I do feel all of these are extremely good games within their respective genres, and if a person doesn't like one of these games it will simply come down to their taste, not because the game isn't great. There are certain games I have purposely omitted from this list despite being great games. Notably absent are games like Wolfenstein 2, ARMS, Fire Emblem Warriors, Hyrule Warriors, Warframe, Mario Party, Starlink, Mario Rabbids, South Park Stick of Truth and Fractured But Whole, Shining Resonance, Rocket League, Rayman Legends, Mega Man 11, LA Noire, Kirby, Dragon Quest Builders, Captain Toad, Sonic Mania, Art of Balance, World of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XV Pocket HD, Victor Vran, Battle Chasers Nightwar, Axiom Verge, Steamworld Dig 1 and Heist, Disgaea 1 and 5, Runner 3, Severed and Stardew Valley. All of these games, while I personally think are great and worthy games, simply do not fall in that top tier bracket of the very best of the best, for various reasons. I still feel like all of these games are strong recommendations but I feel like those recommendations have to be a bit more targeted.

Great list! I have to agree almost all of those! I think I own most of those if not all of them.

RPG, FPS, Adventure,Action...oh I like 'em all!
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scubydo

With Titan Quest on sale this weekend, is it worth the price? I know it isn't better than diablo, but it seems like it would be enjoyable. Anyone else played it or recommend it?

RPG, FPS, Adventure,Action...oh I like 'em all!
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bluemage1989

@JaxonH out of curiosity why do you rate The World Ends With You so highly?? I've not played it myself so don't know anything about it. Interested to know more.

Also what elevates Ultra Street Fighter II above Anniversary Collection??

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Currently Playing:

Switch: Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Arms and Mario Odyssey.

N64: Top Gear Rally.

Mega Drive: Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

SNES: F Zero and Donkey Kong Country.

Anti-Matter

@bluemage1989
Hi

"Also what elevates Ultra Street Fighter II above Anniversary Collection??"

Street Fighter 30 Anniversary Switch version was Great (12 games in 1), BUT the sound quality of that game was TOO Quiet (Maybe have been compressed too much). I need a portable Loud speaker to increase the sound volume a little bit (And still not as loud as average Switch games).

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1. Dance Dance Revolution series (99)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4/Switch (95)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 + All contents (93)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90)
6. Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo 3DS (89)

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@bluemage1989
Ultra Street Fighter II is like, the perfect SF game imo. Street Fighter II is my favorite in the series even to this day. The amazing hand drawn art offered him four HD graphics makes the game look like something that was just created yesterday. Yet it still retains all the core gameplay of the tried and true benchmark of the series. While the collection is nice, and while I do still recommend it, it's nothing more than a collection of roms. Pixelated graphics just don't do it for me when a far better option is presented. They're nice for nostalgia purposes and certainly to experience SF3, but those pixelated graphics just hold them back as a relic of the past. USF2 elevates itself beyond that, into a game that could rival any modern fighter of the current generation.

As for TWEWY, it just comes down to being a great game. My brother told me about that game for years and years, that it was one of the best RPG's he's ever played, but my hangup was playing it on the DS. I did play some on DS but never got too far. But the game is amazing on Switch, and while it does lose the dual screen mechanic of the original release, it plays well, and the motion controls are actually more fun than the touch- especially if you use a second joycon to control your partner. It takes some practice- at first I found the joy con controllers to be inadequate. But once I learned how the game interpreted the motions- once I learned, for example, that before swiping across the screen for the burning attack, you need to hold the trigger button for a split second and then perform the swiping motion, it works beautifully. And aside from that it's an excellent game so, that warrants a spot on the list. The added touch controls also ensure options are available, which are important when using unconventional control schemes.

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