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SwitchForce

NintendoByNature wrote:

Breath of the Wild by a long shot for me. Never had a game grip me quite like it.

Same here need to get back to it still have one more Guardian to finish.

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Silly_G

Magician wrote:

How 1-2 Switch managed to sell 3m copies while Bayonetta 1&2 can't crack 1m sold baffles me.

If Nintendo had forked over the goods to ship both games on a 32GB cartridge, perhaps it may have sold better. I had to pay close to AU$300 from a scalper to import the Japanese release (which was a few times more expensive than what I had paid for the local Wii U release that included both games on their own disc), and I thought it was absolutely laughable that they were charging about AU$50 more for the Western limited edition that came with a heap of useless trinkets, but still included the first game as a download code (and AU$50 ain't exactly chump change, so there were no excuses for the lack of the first game in physical format).

If not for the Japanese release (which includes English on the cartridges), I probably would have skipped it altogether, or waited for a considerable discount. I'm not sure how others feel about the way that the Western release had been handled, but I was certainly livid that the special edition (which retailed for AU$120) was not on par with the Japanese release. By contrast, I paid only AU$69 in total for the two-disc Wii U release.

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toiletduck

Silly_G wrote:

Magician wrote:

How 1-2 Switch managed to sell 3m copies while Bayonetta 1&2 can't crack 1m sold baffles me.

If Nintendo had forked over the goods to ship both games on a 32GB cartridge, perhaps it may have sold better. I had to pay close to AU$300 from a scalper to import the Japanese release (which was a few times more expensive than what I had paid for the local Wii U release that included both games on their own disc), and I thought it was absolutely laughable that they were charging about AU$50 more for the Western limited edition that came with a heap of useless trinkets, but still included the first game as a download code (and AU$50 ain't exactly chump change, so there were no excuses for the lack of the first game in physical format).

If not for the Japanese release (which includes English on the cartridges), I probably would have skipped it altogether, or waited for a considerable discount. I'm not sure how others feel about the way that the Western release had been handled, but I was certainly livid that the special edition (which retailed for AU$120) was not on par with the Japanese release. By contrast, I paid only AU$69 in total for the two-disc Wii U release.

I think the answer is a bit more straightforward than that: there weren't many alternatives when 1-2 launched, whereas Bayonette 1-2 faced quite some competition from other games.

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Magonigal

Zelda BOTW. Open world games are getting more like follow-the-waypoint breadcrumb trails and Zelda makes you work to find it's shrines and bought back a sense of discovery and experimentation with it's systems

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Murbs

So many of my favourite games of all time can be found on the Switch; be them ports or new games that are just that good. It's great to have so many in one place.

Breath of the Wild
Slay the Spire
Bayonetta
Skyrim
Disgaea (any one of them but the original is still probably my favourite due to the characters).
Lumines
Okami

Not to mention games like The WItcher 3 which is in every likelihood going to make the list when I'm done. Into the Breach, Celeste, Rocket League, Isaac, Dead Cells, Diablo 3, Minecraft... The list goes on and on.

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Bunkerneath

Really dont have a favourite, but there are some great games on the switch (yes some are ports, but i would never of played them without them coming to it). On my list is:

Yoku's Island Express (Great Metriod-pinball)
Binding of Issac (Was confused to start off with, then realised just sit back and kill everything)
Hollow Knight (My god, graphics, story, one of the best Metroidvanias arround)
Gris (Subtle graphics and the most gorgeous games I have ever played, especially the apple creatures)
Luigi's Mansion 3 (Great continuation of the series)

and so many more. With lots still in my backlog

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Heavyarms55

@Xenobuster As of today: Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Only because XC1 HD isn't out yet.

XC2 is a superb game - amazing character development, interesting cast, world building and storytelling and great gameplay throughout. With my only nitpick being my dislike of the RNG based system for unlocking blades. Of course you also love the game like you said.

Honorable mention: Fire Emblem Three Houses. Awesome game, great cast, cool story, interesting ideas, fun game play. But held back by having to replay a lot of the same content on each story route. I wish the first half of the game was more different right out of the gate for each route.

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Dezzy

Well BotW is probably my favourite game on the system overall. But I played that on the Wii U originally. My favourite game out of those I played on the Switch is probably Xenoblade 2, with Mario Odyssey a close second.

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Old_Man_Nintendo

Katana Zero is my favorite game I keep going back to on my Switch. No other story has made go WTF as hard as this gem.

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EpicGamenator

it is a hard choise between mario odyssey, breath of the wild and mario maker 2

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redd214

Breath of the wild easily. I hadn't had a nintendo console since the snes before getting the switch. Link to the Past is my favorite game ever so it was a great way to get back into Nintendo gaming. Also it was the first "big" game that my boys each played through completely by themselves. Hearing them share stories of things they found while eating breakfast is a very fond memory. Not a perfect game but definitely my favorite on the switch thus far!

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iKhan

That's like asking me to choose a favorite child...

Probably BOTW, but I also love ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Xenoblade 2 tremendously.

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alpacatears

If I was to go by the title that I've given the most time to on my Switch, then Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would be the winner. The Torna expansion also has me extremely excited to see what the next game would be like as it just felt so polished.

Obviously BOTW is pretty high up on the list too. I loved just being thrown into a world and tasked with piecing it all together in a non-linear fashion. It was definitely the perfect game to launch the Switch by showing how it could handle such an expansive open world RPG in docked and handheld.

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Xenobuster

Xenoblade 2 has by far my longest play time on the switch completing it and Torna twice and it makes me so excited as to where the series can go from here. It has been slowly growing in popularity the past ten years and I’m glad that Monolith is capitalising on this by remastering the original. I wonder if their next instalment will be XC3, XCX2 or a brand new Xeno entirely. How have these games also not won awards for its soundtrack?! Honestly one of the most memorable OST I can think of.

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CANOEberry

@Shambo Is this thing on? I was planning to reply to your questions if you get this message out there in the woods

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Tendo64

There have been so many in nearly four years and I've mentioned before that the Switch got me back into gaming.

But Super Mario Odyssey is my favourite Switch game to date - it's one that I wish I could play again for the very first time.

No other Switch game has engrossed me as much as this did upon its release. I'd play around the clock - at home in docked mode and at work in my office in handheld mode. I just couldn't put it down.

The sandbox-style world exploration throwing back to 64, along with the visuals, the music, the controls and the worlds. Perfection to me.

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Shambo

@COVIDberry loud and - no, quiet but clear, just the way I like both communication and the weather!

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CANOEberry

@Shambo To answer your most immediate question, some places in Canada are extremely expensive in terms of everyday living - Vancouver and Toronto infamously so (those two cities may not compare to London or NYC in terms of cost, but they still rank among the worst in the world). Even Montréal, Calgary and Ottawa are getting quite unreasonable. The housing crisis in these places has never been more extreme. The regions around Toronto and Montréal are witnessing an increase in housing costs as people are forced to live further from the city, and by "regions", think Canada-sized - even towns 80 km away are seeing increased costs.

Housing issues aside, I found everything in Belgium and Europe more expensive than the Canadian equivalent: food, gasoline, public transit, books... and I don't even want to think about the cost of buying land over there. I didn't check in on the price of games while I was in the Low Countries (I was too busy for gaming at the time), but I feel safe in saying our hobby is probably a bit cheaper here.

Of course this country offers more than a few cities. The lifestyle you are describing would not be totally unheard of in many places, if you can arrange something similar to what you already have. There are even one or two spots in this country where you might not be regarded as so unusual. And there are lots of options if you're flexible: would you be willing to live in a rural place? A semi-wilderness place? Do you fear snow and cold? I can go into more detail if you like.

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CANOEberry

@Shambo This "Werewolf" game seems freaky! When I made my sarcastic comment about Belgian forests, I was expecting you to say you're in the Ardennes or something. Apparently I missed an interesting location when I visited Antwerp! I rented a car when I visited, in order to see the countryside and a few towns (haha, "countryside"). I had no idea there was that much semi-forested land just outside the city. It doesn't look as big or even as "wild" as the Veluwe in the Netherlands, but I am still sorry I missed it.

All that you are saying about nature, the forest and living with space (and dogs) speaks to my Canadian soul. Every place I have lived in has had a treeline on the horizon, even in the cities. I have been to the desert in the US, and I thought that I had learned to value the forest, but the Low Countries taught me how important it is to have forest near population centres. When I first passed through the Veluwe on the train, I laughed; that is what the Dutch consider a national park? I call that ordinary rural land! (Mind you, I really liked the coast and islands over there, not to mention the towns.) No, other parts of Europe have real countryside, but not Flanders, not from what I saw.

Thinking more about what you've said, I want to mention that there is one feature you might dislike here very much. Surrounding the big cities are immense belts of suburbs, which I am sure you would despise. They combine the worst aspects of rural and urban living and are very hard to escape. (European suburbs are not as bad!) Your domestic arrangement might be difficult if you lived, say, on the South Shore of Montréal or in Greater Toronto, even though open land is not that far from either city, simply because there is so huge a suburban population, which tends to be very conservative (they definitely wouldn't like your arrangement!). But it's a big country, fortunately.

Like I said, if you have more questions, even on other issues, I am happy to answer. (I should be an immigration lawyer or a PR copywriter!) I admit that I am intrigued that you have that kind of lifestyle just outside a decent-sized European city. Feel free to ask!

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Mr-Fuggles777

Hollow Knight is definitely my favourite game on Switch and the one I keep going back to and replaying.
Splatoon has also started eating into my time but that's more because its the only online shooter available and I was craving some online action than I actually like it that much.

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