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Topic: Is the Switch's Second Year a Disappointment for you?

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iLikeUrAttitude

The Switch first year was undoubtedly amazing. It had Mario and Zelda in it's first year, both receiving praises and high scores. Not to mention it brought multiple well received exclusives like Mario + Rabbids, ARMS..?, Splatoon 2, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It also gave us ports of already great games like Mario Kart 8DX, Doom, Pokken etc.

This year on the other hand seems underwhelming. Kirby Star Allies was an okay game, Mario Tennis Aces was also well received but it has also been called out for being lazy and rushed... and for some reason none of this was mentioned in Nintendolife's review on the game. (example:fans_are_calling_out_nintendo_and_camelot_for_lazy_mario_tennis_aces)
Octopath Traveler was a great game.
More ports were also brought over, which isn't a bad things considering Bayonetta 1&2, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and Captain Toad are great games.
Also I'm not fond of Let's Go Evee/Pikachu, I prefer to just wait for the 2019 pokemon game.

But another thing I find disappointing is games being delayed, which I thought we would see the end of looking at the Switch first year.
Fire emblem and Yoshi were Delayed. We only received a trailer for Shin Megami Tensei 5, Metroid Prime 4 is still in it's early stages in development, and no one knows what the hell Retro Studios is doing.
Theres also the online which seems to inevitably be bad.

Last week we had a another Smash Direct. But I really hope we get another direct soon, not many new games are coming up and Nintendo just seems to want to focus on smash and pokemon; which I'm aware are system sellers but still.

But what do you guys think of the Switchs second year? Are you satisfied so far or a little underwhelmed?

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iLikeUrAttitude

@ReaderRagfish What? Did someone already post a similar forumn? I'm not trying to start anything I just want to hear other people's thoughts.

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iLikeUrAttitude

@ReaderRagfish Well I don't think theres going to be a flamewar or anything like that. There are only a select few on this website who start stuff.

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redd214

Nope, 2nd year been great so far for me!

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FaeKnight

To be honest, every console has a whole bunch of games that release on a given year that any one person likely wont care about. I have a few games I'm looking forward to that will be releasing later in the year, and games I want that are already out, but I can't afford just yet. But it's not "how many games are coming out this year" that should make a difference. It's "Do I want or enjoy any of the games coming out this year"

Not every game has to be a triple A game or breakout success. An average game that's fun to play but slipped in quietly can be just as good as a big budget AAA title that was heavily advertised.

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Grumblevolcano

Really depends, I've had a lot of fun with Switch this year but most of my Switch time this year so far has been with 2017 games (lots of Xenoblade 2, 100% completion for Mario Odyssey, completing BotW with all memories and champions ballad, playing Splatoon 2 and MK8 Deluxe online, etc.)

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iLikeUrAttitude

@FaeKnight You know from that perspective, I think you changed my mind about this year. I may not be interested in Kirby or Mario Tennis aces or any of the other ports. But there are some games I'm also interested in getting like Octopath Traveler, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, and Smash Ultimate.

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GeeEmm

Not by a long shot.

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FaeKnight

iLikeUrAttitude wrote:

@FaeKnight You know from that perspective, I think you changed my mind about this year. I may not be interested in Kirby or Mario Tennis aces or any of the other ports. But there are some games I'm also interested in getting like Octopath Traveler, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, and Smash Ultimate.
Thank you.

I got my Switch towards the end of last month. Advantage: There's already a game library for me to chose from, so I don't feel like I "must" buy games I'm not interested just to have something to play. But then I'm also a lot more relaxed then some people about console gaming. I was just happy with my PS2 for a long time. And didn't get a 360 till late in it's life cycle. As such there was already a large library of games for me to pick from. And I didn't get an XB1 till it had been out for a couple years, so again good library of games to pick from. I also only recently got my PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS, so the game libraries for those is also rather robust to pick from.

As such, I don't look at a given year of releases and say "well, the selection is disappointing". I look at the entire library of games and ask "Is there anything I'm interested in?"

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bluemage1989

@iLikeUrAttitude I'd add Sushi Striker to that list. It bombed sales wise but its a nice little puzzler for those who wanted a new original entry to the genre.

Overall I'm happy with this year so far and Smash and Super Mario Party I think will round out my year along with getting around to getting Kirby and Captain Toad. Octopath I will pick up in the future as I'm a bit burnt out on JRPGs at the moment and would rather save it for a future lull in games I'm after.

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gcunit

Hard to keep track of /search for similar threads to this, so I'm not gonna intervene.

I'm not going to moan from a personal lack of games perspective, I'm still playing Breath of the Wild. But my Switch hype began to drop after Mario Odyssey as I detected an underwhelming lineup coming up for the second year. I hoped we'd get some announcements for new top tier games, but they haven't really materialised.

I like to buy physical games wherever I can, but the most recent release I've felt compelled to buy was Skyrim (having not previously played it).

Plenty of good games have come to Switch in 2018... but I own most of them already on other systems.

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EvilLucario

Who the hell even has enough time to play everything that comes out? That's my question really. If you're sitting around all day playing video games then maybe. But there's already a lot of great games to play, and with jobs and potentially family and friends your time is even more limited.

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NESlover85

I have filled this year with DKC, Hyrule Warriors, Splatoon 2, and my continued playthrough of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It has been a very good year for Switch in my opinion. I am very excited for the Xenoblade expansion and Diablo 3 to release later this year. And while I'm not a huge fan, Smash's inclusion of Simon Belmont and Ridley have me intrigued.

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Magician

I didn't expect Nintendo to continue pumping out quality games in 2018 as they did in 2017. 2017 was a culmination of effort from Nintendo consolidating their portable and console divisions back in 2015. So it was unrealistic to expect that level of production year over year. However, due to the slow first half of 2018, I expect Nintendo to be fully loaded for 2019.

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iLikeUrAttitude

@bluemage1989 Huh, forgot that game existed.

I'm trying to get Octopath as well.

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iLikeUrAttitude

@Magician True they have many games up their sleeves like, Shin Megemi Tensei V, Bayonetta 3, Fire Emblem, Metroid Prime 4, Pokemon and more.
It is inevitable for smalls game droughts to happen.

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1UP_MARIO

I’m still playing my 2017 switch games and Wii u games

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