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JaxonH

Oh and btw, a verified and trusted Microsoft leaker (so not one of your typical Nintendo leakers) says Super Lucky’s Tale, Ori and the Will of the Wisps (the new one), and Gears Tactics are headed to Switch.

Hoo boy, it’s goin down in 2019

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Galarian_Lassie

Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission will not support save date cloud backup.

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SamusLv7

I just hope that the best surprises aren't leaked. I really liked how Super Smash Bros Ultimate got revealed out of nowhere in one of the directs.

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EvilLucario

GIVE ME GEARS POP ON SWITCH OR GIVE ME DEATH

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Magician

Grumblevolcano wrote:

Nintendo doesn't have anything to gain by announcing Prime Trilogy before they're ready to showcase Prime 4.

Releasing the Prime Trilogy now would satisfy the hardcore Metroid fans. I guarantee that audience would consider that release to be adequate compensation for Prime 4's delay. In addition to that, having that box on store shelves for a couple or few years will increase Metroid's mindshare among newer Switch owners. There's probably a good percentage of Switch owners who've never played a Metroid Prime game. Ever.

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Knuckles-Fajita

I now own 75 Switch games in just over 2 years.

Its passed the PS2 now. My lord.

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PikPi

@Magician Yep, pretty much. If anything this year is the perfect time to release a Prime Trilogy considering Prime 4 is a few years off at least. I mean I guess it would also fit well in 2020 assuming a 2021 release for 4, but I think releasing it this year would help ease the disappointment of the development news

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Ralizah

@Knuckles-Fajita Retail, or are you including digital-only releases?

Although I guess that line has been blurred a bit with the Switch, considering how many games get limited physical releases.

My most well-supported system is easily the 3DS. I own 40 or so retail 3DS games, and upwards of 50 digital-only titles. That's not including DSiWare, Virtual Console releases, or original NDS games, either.

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scubydo

TOO many games for April alone...it is killing my budget.

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

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Knuckles-Fajita

@Ralizah As I said in my post, I now have 75 games for my Switch.

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Grumblevolcano

Mine would be Switch if you don't count VC but Wii U if you do. This discussion did remind me that we're now back to the position where the only way to buy an English version of Smash 64 is the N64 cartridge. It didn't get released on Wii U VC outside Japan, the Wii Shop Channel is fully closed and Switch's Nintendo retro collection is a complete joke.

Grumblevolcano

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NEStalgia

I still can't quite accept digital-only games as "real games." Even if I'm buying physical games digitally, it's not a "real" serious game to me if it doesn't have a physical option. It's more of a shareware, budget thing to me otherwise. Indie/digital just feel like "b-tier stuff" to me. Of course that doesn't rule out all indie. Plenty of the "good" indie games do have physical (Shovel Knight, Steamworld games, Monster Boy, etc. etc. )

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link3710

In terms of number of games I have?

1. PC (that's not even fair though. I've been buying games for almost 20 years for that platform + Steam + Free games aplenty + Humble Bundle) ~ 300 games
2. Gamecube ~80 games
3. DS ~ 70 games
4. Switch ~ 60 games
5. PS2 ~40 games
5. 3DS ~40 games
7. Wii ~ 35 games
8. Wii U ~ 30 games
9. Xbox 360 ~ 20 games
9. N64 ~ 20 games
9. Gameboy / Color ~ 20 games
9. GBA ~ 20 games
12. PS4 ~15 games
13. PSX ~10 games

If I hadn't been forced to give away my SNES collection, that'd rank over Wii, but below 3DS most likely. But yeah, Switch is likely to surpass my Gamecube collection at this rate, really freaking easily. And it's not like I've spent that much on it, I've been really good at waiting for sales and the like. Plus, indies help significantly in keeping costs down.

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Knuckles-Fajita

@NEStalgia So it's only a real game if its on a store shelf? You're gonna love the future then.

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NEStalgia

@Knuckles-Fajita Pretty much. Or maybe it's fairer to say a real publisher rather than fly by night stuff. Ace Atty I think of as real...though to be fair it's on store shelves...in Japan. Bloodstained I think of as real...though...well what is it's retail status at this point? AFAIK 505 is handling it, but I still don't know if it will be physical for non-backers or what.

It's not QUITE as cut and dry as needing a physical box, or not liking anything indie (though generally I don't view most indie games as "real" games...the indie games I do are the ones that aren't "true" indie....things with real publishers, bigger companies like Sumo, I&F, etc.) ) And I don't think it's a new wave thing. I've compared it to shareware and it is. It reminds me of those PC demo floppies (yes, floppies!) you'd get with 100 games on there where Jazz Jackrabit was the headliner. They were never the "real" games compared to what was happening on console and with deeper games that were already on PC (MechWarrior, Zork, etc. etc.) The only new thing is that we group the shareware tier in as equals to the commercial tier. And yeah, that includes some of the shareware tier stuff from big publishers, too. Looking at Child of Light.)

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Knuckles-Fajita

@NEStalgia You'll need a better name than shareware then given these games you cant, well legally, share.

Perhaps the term "independently published" may work better. Games without the corporate backing for retail space.

Then again, that would require me to acknowledge the phrase "AAA" which means nothing. Its imllied to be a bidget thing but without knowing budgegs we cant say its a "AAA" game.

So just say it as it is.

Some games are published by platform holders, developers of hardware.

Skme games are developed by third parties with marketing clout and retail allocation.

Some games are developed by independently funded studios without that and thus rely squarely on digital revenue.

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NEStalgia

@Knuckles-Fajita Yeah I don't mean they are for sharing. I'm comparing it really to the software itself of those shareware titles, not to the distribution/sales method. A "shareware game" in the 90's had a connotation not of how you buy it or try it, but of what kind of a game it was. It wasn't any particular format or genre, but most shareware games had a a common "something" that made them identifiable as "shareware games." There were some sharewares like Duke Nukem, Jazz, even Doom that weren't like that, but those were also not really shareware, those were demos for full games before demos were a thing.

I also agree with you though that AAA is meaningless, and back in the era I'm talking about the phrase "AAA" didn't start appearing yet. That was late 90's into early '00s I started hearing that phrase.

At the same time there's clearly a distinction between "normal budget" and low budget games. Most of the indies are clearly of the low budget variety. (And by normal budget i don't mean "AAA" Assassin's Creed budget games. Ori, Captain Toad, Bravely Default, Yooka, and Bloodstained are all "normal budget" games.) I feel like as a backlash to AAA hate there's a new doublethink among gamers that we force ourselves to pretend low budget games aren't at all inferior to normal budget games while knowing they most times are.

In a way I guess that's the reality all these phrasing wars are sidestepping. A lot of "indie" stuff is politely called "indie" because "low budget software" sounds offensive....but it's what it really is. We used to just call it budget games....even when it was on a retail shelf next to the "3000 images clip-art" box. And we'd walk right past it in the aisle.

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link3710

@NEStalgia I find that looking at budget alone isn't enough to determine what's worth playing and what's not though. I'd much rather play Yoku's Island Express, The Sexy Brutale or Death Squared any day over a title like WWE 2K18 which had a budget likely an order of magnitude greater than those three combined. Obviously independently published / non-physical games need to be looked at with a lot more scrutiny before getting them, but to claim that they aren't real seems a bit over the top. After all, any of the three I just mentioned would have been easily 'major retail title' quality on previous systems. Just because they don't have a budget for a retail release (which none of those had), doesn't mean they weren't built with good game design. Obviously that's a minority, but I think no matter where you try to draw a hard line on what 'real games' vs 'shovelware' are, you'll find tons of exceptions. (If you consider Troll & I a real game and those ones not, I don't know what to tell you.)

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