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Topic: Underrated/underappreciated/under the radar Switch games

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Kova

Trine absolutely belongs here. It's really good game. Coop is great but its fine in singleplayer also.

Kova

BrainOfGrimlock

ForgottOn Anne (deliberate spelling) just launched last week, played it previously and whilst not perfect I can happily recommend it to anyone with a like for characters/narrative, hand drawn animation and doesn’t mind a sometimes slower pace of game!

BrainOfGrimlock

Coach_A

@Tiefseemiez
I mentioned Okami because:
1. I created this thread for underappreciated games, not just underrated games
2. I'm the only person I know who's actually played the game out of any of my friends. As far as I'm concerned it fits the bill

Coach_A

kkslider5552000

Okami is literally only underappreciated in terms of sales, and like 5 re-releases later, that's arguable. I think every person who has played Okami is required by law to praise it at some point tbh.

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Tiefseemiez

@Coach_A
Well, with that argument I could post almost every game out of my library in this thread, because probably none of my friends have played them.
And also ALL of my Wii U games and most of my 3DS games.
Actually Splatoon and Super Mario 3D World match the same criteria: Nobody I know has played them and they probably sold far less copies than Okami over all.
And also: what @kkslider5552000 says!
I thought this thread was to give games the spotlight that don't get praised everywhere on the internet.

(Edit: this isn't anything against you, but I was also mildly irritated about some of the indies that were mentioned here even shortly after their release; probably they are niche games in the real world, but on this forum I do not get why some get mentioned if everyone seems to scream how great they are and how everyone played it all over this place. )

For the sake of still contributing to the thread:
Hidden Folks - It won't suit everyone's taste, but it is a well-made hidden object game. The graphics are simple yet charming fineline drawings. The game has a good way to switch between smaller pictures/areas and reeeeaaaally large and complex ones. For everything and everyone you need to find, there is a short/fun description to give you a hint for the general context/situation/area you have to look out for. You can interact with a lot of objects, but what makes this really charming is that all the noises the objects make when you touch them are done by the same person. With his mouth, I mean.
It's nothing that you can sink you teeth into for hours, but a nice little game for a train ride or in bed.

Edited on by Tiefseemiez

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darkfenrir

Don't think this has been said here, but Touhou Genso Wanderer is definitely underrated/underappreciated. Even the site's review harshly reviewed it...

Although it's fairly niche genre with the rogue-lite mechanics of dungeon crawling with Touhou characters as seasoning (I think my analogy is off), the very gameplay mechanic itself is really solid, and add the fact that it has very mind-boggling amount of dungeons AND stories, the $50 price tag it asked is pretty solid to be honest. (I didn't count the DLC since they are only for adding player characters + some extra weapons, which you don't really need, the main one I say is good is Sakuya's DLC which let you get an extra dungeon, and a good place to grind as well as a story)

If you are Touhou fans and enjoy dungeon crawling, give this one a try, I've been playing it on... well, Steam instead of Switch, but it's still really amazingly fun.

darkfenrir

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Krull

@Coach_A Hate to double-down against you, but while Okami may deserve more, I don't think anything with over 1m sales and - more to the point - has been reviewed more than 100 times, can be described as underappreciated.

I think this thread is more about the games that go under the radar, like Toki Tori 2+.

Switch ID: 5948-6652-1589

Coach_A

@Krull why are you trying to tell me what my own thread is about?

Coach_A

Tiefseemiez

@Coach_A
Because it would be more interesting that way.

Sorry though. Maybe the reason why we are confused is: There were similarly named threads for Wii U and 3DS which promoted more niche titles. Mentioning that, I remember that there was a "Hidden Gems" thread for Switch too, wasn't there? Maybe that is more what we expected. Will look for it.
Though I do not quite get how this thread then differentiates itself from the "Hidden Gems" thread and the "Switch recommendations" thread.

You really surprised me with how little all Okamis together actually sold. I knew the first one only did moderately well, but it has been released so many times now, that I really thought it was in every household by now (I own it twice and finished it....never, unfortunately).

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JasmineDragon

@Coach_A It's true, though. Okami is universally acclaimed as an amazing experience. Sales are a whole different story. Low sales don't mean a game is underrated. They just mean the game didn't achieve mass market penetration.

This is pretty much the case in every medium. People who know and appreciate great art are not the drivers of commercial success. In 2006, Pan's Labyrinth made about 1/5 of the money POTC: Dead Man's Chest made. But Pan's Labyrinth was the movie every film lover and critic was frothing over, and it's still widely recognized as one of the greatest films ever made, not just in the fantasy genre but in film period. You'd have a hard time getting anyone who knows much about film to agree that Pan's Labyrinth is underappreciated. It just didn't hit home with casual audiences.

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Krull

@Coach_A Yes, yes I am! Next up, I will tell you what your political opinions ought to be.

Oops... Sorry! I am still not convinced Okami is either under the radar, underappreciated or underrated. But you are entitled to set the parameters of your own thread, of course!

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Magician

I recently played through Death Mark. If you're looking for a point'n'click adventure/horror game, then I would recommend you give this a go. The setting, mood, and general ambience are really unnerving. The only downside to the game is that point'n'click gameplay. It's slow and deliberate, with story progression being locked behind using specific items at specific locations at a specific point in time.

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Currently playing: Final Fantasy XII (Switch) Mary Skelter (PS Vita) Monster Hunter World (PS4)
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Taya

I don't hear anybody talk about The Sexy Brutale. When I played it there was noticable stuttering and slowdowns, but I think the developers said they were working on fixes. Not sure if it happened yet. The game is still enjoyable.

The titular Sexy Brutale is a hotel/casino with a bunch of masked guests who are all being murdered between noon and midnight. Your character has to save each guest. You can restart the day if you fail or reach the end of the night. If you save a guest, you get their mask which gives you a new ability so you can rewind time and explore the hotel further. The game is both dark and humourous and the story is great. The ending really stuck with me.

I'd recommend it on Switch but you can get the Steam version if you want as it might be cheaper and/or run better.

Taya

BrainOfGrimlock

Taya wrote:

I don't hear anybody talk about The Sexy Brutale.

@Taya - this is an amazing shout! Loved this when I played it last year and still find myself singing/humming the music around the house as the soundtrack is immense!

I thought it wavered a little towards the end but overall a very cool, very polished, very different, very enjoyable experience that is well worth your cash-money!

BrainOfGrimlock

Tiefseemiez

@Taya
Thanks that you both say so!
I was really looking into it and twice it was on sale since, but because someone here on this site commented that the port was broken and almost unplayable, I didn't get it.
I am not really a techie at all, so probably if you two enjoyed it, I will it enjoy it regardless of its bugs.

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BrainOfGrimlock

I’m not aware of any bugs/issues but maybe read up first; I played on Xbox and had no issues but I don’t know/haven’t read how good or bad the switch port is.

It’s a cracking little game so i’d hate it if the port is rubbish and it ruins the experience - i do know the devs were engaging with the audience well when it launched though so I’d be surprised that if there were issues that they didn’t patch them etc.

BrainOfGrimlock

Swordsman83

Magician wrote:

As an rpg fan, Battle Chasers has been the most pleasant surprise of the year. I'd still rank South Park FBW and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 above it in the genre. But I'd wager that the budget for those games were well above what was spent on Battle Chasers. Definitely a top-five tunbased rpg here as we sit, a year and a half into the Switch's life.

battle chaser is a nice game but i can't bring myself to play new game plus.. fighting the same old enemies of higher level and having same gear but higher grade doesn't interest me. imo no replay value to me.

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

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