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

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bluemage1989

@iLikeUrAttitude haha yeah many have but if you like puzzlers give it a go. There's plenty of content, looks good and some interesting mechanics. Also has a passable story which UA ridiculous but cool for the genre.

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KryptoniteKrunch

Nope, not even close. While the 1st party scene may not be as strong as last year's, the 3rd party games are awesome.Not to mention, I'm still catching up on late 2017 games(playing through the BotW DLC now, recently ordered FE: Warriors.)

It seems like people's complaints always change and are too worried about what games the Switch isn't getting. Like, during the whole Wii U era, people were complaining about the lack of 3rd Party titles and rightfully so, but now, people aren't too excited about the 3rd party games on Switch and now complain that there isn't a big 1st party game every month.

Speaking of, you can't expect Nintendo to release a big 1st party game every month. Not even the internet favorite, almighty Sony can do that with the PS4(wasn't the last big PS4 exclusive Detroit which launched in May?)

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JasmineDragon

@iLikeUrAttitude Short answer: no, definitely not.

Longer: In many ways, I feel 2018 is even better than 2017 for me and my Switch. For much of 2017, it was "good things are coming, and in the meantime we have Breath of the Wild." I'm exaggerating, of course - there were always some good games, but it really was a year full of anticipation and promises. A lot of the really good games on Switch weren't out until the fourth quarter, and some still hadn't arrived then.

In 2018, the promises have been delivered. I've bought and spent hundreds of hours with Bayonetta 1 and 2, Dragon Quest Builders, Okami HD, BlazBlue Crosstag, Darkest Dungeon, Sonic Mania Plus and Paladins. I'm eyeing Octopath Traveler, Dead Cells, Hyrule Warriors, Ys VIII, Wolfenstein 2, Overcooked 2, DKC:TF, Hollow Knight and the Splatoon 2 expansion - to mention only the games that are out now.

Meanwhile I still have a lot of games from 2017 that I'm still playing, and there are still more games coming that I know I want. In fact there are more games coming than I can afford to buy or will have time to play. I've already had to pass on some of the ones I wanted, because I won't break our budget for games I don't have time to play, and I'm having to pass on more and more every month.

Absolutely fabulous year for me.

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DTMOF84

I’ve bought more games this year than I did last year I believe. I only had Zelda and Mario Kart for the majority of last year. With a few smaller games. I didnt buy anything else major until the physical copy of NBA 2K. Then Odyssey and Doom. Things have slowed down recently though. Wolf 2 was the last game I bought. Nothing has me overly excited at the moment. Probably get 2K19 though.

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Heavyarms55

@iLikeUrAttitude I've had plenty of great titles to play on the Switch this year. I have no problem with ports and indie titles. Games like Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Iconoclasts, Octopath Traveller, Regalia Of Men and Monarchs, Okami HD, Kirby Star Allies, and others have kept me plenty busy and happy. I do agree that there hasn't been any Splatoon 2, Mario Odyessy or Breath of the Wilds this year yet, but with Pokemon and Smash coming this fall, and plenty of other great 3rd parties like Wargroove, Valkaria Chronicles 1 and 4, Disgaea Refine, Steins; Gate, and others. I am not worried.

The second year hasn't been as massive as the first, but it was still raving fun! My only real disappointment is the lack of Virtual Console. Which has encouraged me to get my retro fix with an HDMI adapter for Gamecube and a modded GBA.

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rallydefault

I actually liked this year much more! I liked BotW, but I wasn't as crazy into it as most of you guys. My only "big" game of year 1 was Mario Kart. I'll play any Mario Kart to death lol

Second year gave me MUCH more games more up my alley like Octopath and including some third-party stuff I'd been waiting to play like Crash.

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darkfenrir

First Year: Only bought Zelda BOTW, Odyssey (sold it again) and Xenoblade 2.

2nd Year.... Bought YsVIII, Octopath, Shining Resonance... Planning to get Starlink, TWEWY, Let's Go, Tales of Vesperia. Eshop too, bought Dead Cells and Hollow Knight. (There's also going to be that XC2's story DLC! So much excitement).

Overall, LOVE 2nd year more than 1st year. Next year is also shaping up to be awesome too with Daemon x Machina, Pokemon, Digimon Survive and Super Neptunia RPG for what I'm aiming so far.

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Heavyarms55

@ReaderRagfish I went with the modded GBA with the AGS 101 screen. It's in the mail. But they gave me a huge arrival window. Any day between August 15th and September 17th or something like that. So it could be any day. However I picked up copies of Golden Sun, FF tactics advance, and FF VI Advance and started Golden Sun on the GB player on the Gamecube. (Which looks awesome with my HDMI adapter, did you know the GB player supports progressive scan 480p naturally?! The games look amazing even blown up on the big screen. Better than emulating them on my PC even.)

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Therad

I think the 1st party output has been very sub-par this year and not only for the switch but also for the 3ds. For me it is mostly the first party stuff that is interesting. I am more of a PC-gamer so unless the game is somehow better or exclusive to the switch, I buy them on the PC.

Magician wrote:

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.

It doesn't really have anything to do with the 2015 restructure. It has do to with not releasing any games on the Wii U in 2016. What the restructuring will do long term is to make sure all Nintendo developed games use the same tools and frameworks. Their two product lines could almost have come from two different companies.

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Nehalem

Yes. It’s been a little disappointing. I have games that I have liked but 2017 was amazing.

I hope Nintendo has more titles up their sleeves that include some original stuff. I also hope they can attract more third party support. I’m guessing third party support will be more in the vein of octopath as that is lower budget, at least until the switch has such a big install base that it will attract even more attention (because only a few games will be able to port to the switch).

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FaeKnight

The 3rd party support so far for the switch is simply incredible. Nintendo hasn't had that for some time due to their going with weird or outdated storage mediums and formats.

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Zuljaras

With Diablo 3 Eternal collection it will not be a disappointment.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/random-doom-fan-has-a-novel-way-to-display-a-destroyed-switch-cartridge

Grumblevolcano

@Therad If Nintendo spread out the 2016 lineup more it would've been a typical Wii U year:

Actual
March - Twilight Princess HD, Pokken
April - Star Fox Zero, Star Fox Guard
June - Mario & Sonic 2016, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
October - Paper Mario Color Splash

Spread out version
March - Twilight Princess HD
May - Pokken
June - Mario & Sonic
September - Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard
October - Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
November - Paper Mario Color Splash

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FX102A

EvilLucario wrote:

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.

THIS! I’ve basically never found myself with nothing to play as there are always enough major releases and indies coming out faster than I can play them. Okay if I wasn’t with my other half then I cold play some more but even when I was alone I’d always have a growing backlog.

So whilst not as many big hitters, Year 2 been okay for me so far.

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FaeKnight

I've long thought that you shouldn't buy a game if you don't expect to play it multiple times. But then I also don't consider a console's worth to be only what games are coming out on it that particular year, but what games it has in total that I'm interested in.

I got a Switch not because it will have a games like Skyrim but because it has games like Legend of Zelda. Since I now do have a switch, I'm likely to buy games for it instead of my XB1. But it is mainly the unique and or oddball first party games that Nintendo likes to release that mostly drew me to the system. A game like Super Mario Party that has infinite replay-ability? Yeah, that sounds appealing. Mario Kart? I loved the original on SNES, so picking that up was a natural too. Zelda and Mario titles are a given too. I might give Splatoon a shot as well, not sure yet.

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Illusion

Year 2 of Switch for me:
March: Kirby Star Allies-played through twice. Going to play again march 2019.
April: Skies of Fury: spent a couple weeks furiously playing every allied and axis level. After maxing character stats, rarely play.
May: Bloodstained Curse of the Moon: Played through on normal difficulty 3 times. Great music and gameplay. Will replay again.
Hyrule Warriors DE: had on wii U, but couldn't resist all that 3DS dlc. Played through campaign and almost half of the adventure maps. Will get back to eventually.
Megaman Legacy 1+2: great purchase. Love 2-6, 9-10. 1 is okay for historical purposes. 7-8 are not fun. Love 2 and 10 the most. Infinite replays for some of the games.
Pixeljunk Monsters 2: My first tower defense game. Very cute and fun! Played through all levels on easy and crazy. Haven't bought dlc. Not sure if more od rhe same is worth it. Will replay.
July: Megaman X 1+2: Megaman X-X4 are great games. Sadly X5-X8 are not fun to me. I'll replay the first 4 again.
Go Vacation: relaxing no pressure 3D resort. Some games are boring, but most are pretty fun. Some replayability.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 demo: played through every mission 5 times. Can't wait for full game!
Looking forward to Super Mario Party, Starlink, Megaman 11, Pokemon Let's go, SNK Anniversary, Atari collection, Everspace, Save me Mr Tako, Super Hydorah, Super Smash Bros, Warframe and Damon X Machina.
I still regularly play through Enter the Gungeon and Ultra Street Fighter II and plan to play through Mario Odyssey a 4th time and Breath of the Wild for an 8th time.
Plenty to play on Switch year 2. Lots of free to play games have launched this year which I got to try. Paladins is alright.
Year 2 will be just fine.
edit still ocassionally play Mario Kart 8 deluxe and played through the 3 campaigns of Shovel Knight 6 times each. Hyped for upcoming King Knight campaign!

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feder

I just finished xenoblade 2, so I've been quite busy with that this year. I'm looking forward to the dlc coming in September, then smash and Pokémon let's go in the late fall. I don't get a lot of time to play new games, so not having a brand new game every month is fine for me.

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Mountain_Man

Not disappointed at all. It was the second year that finally saw enough games that I'm interested in to compel me to buy a Switch. And that's not even taking into account the games that have been announced since E3.

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Arcamenel

My backlog continues to grow so year 2 has been good so far.

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Kimyonaakuma

I'm disappointed at all, I bought the Switch in December so I have plenty to catch up on.

...and I don't have enough time or money to be complaining about a lack of games, there's always something great if you look hard enough

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