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ValhallaOutcast

@EvilLucario yup plus all the games that came out last year but you were on the fence for or waiting for a sale

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bixente

Not at all. I've absolutely loved games such as Hollow Knight, Octopath Traveler, Dead Cells, YS VIII, Mario Tennis Aces, City Connection, and a bunch of others.

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Elvie

@bixente I think the mindset of this discussion is concerned with AAA games on the Switch.

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If Metroid Prime 4 came out this year as Smash Bros. and Super Mario Party are then I would have been mildly content with this year. Although, I guess shouldn't complain too much since I can't afford like 5 $60 games a year.

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FaeKnight

Why are people only looking at first party games to decide if it's a "strong" year for the Switch? I'll admit that Nintendo exclusives are what sells the system. But the fact that there is 3rd party support is exciting.

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bixente

@Elvie I couldn't get into Mario Odyssey and Zelda as much as most people so the lack of AAA titles doesn't bother me. I enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, Octopath Traveler etc. more than those.

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Quarth

No.

I got my Switch in December last year, so I bought a lot of the best games released in 2017 this year instead.

But I've also bought a lot of games released in 2018 as well, and there are still a lot of the upcoming games that I really want, like Dark Souls, Valkyria Chronicles 4 and The World Ends With You.

Take a look at my games collection and you'll see I bought a lot of games this year (the only ones I got in 2017 was Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2):

https://www.nintendolife.com/users/Quarth/games

Of course you can say a lot of those games are ports, but they are new to me and that's what counts, seeing as the answers to the question in the OP are very subjective.

If there's one thing I can complain about, then it's the fact that I have too many games to play. But overall I'm very satisfied with my Switch. You could say it has revitalised my interest in modern gaming. For the last couple of years, I've been more into retro collecting. The Switch has changed my focus somewhat.

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Harmonie

FaeKnight wrote:

Why are people only looking at first party games to decide if it's a "strong" year for the Switch? I'll admit that Nintendo exclusives are what sells the system. But the fact that there is 3rd party support is exciting.

I think a lot of us are accustomed to thinking of Nintendo systems as consoles of Nintendo games while we go to other platforms for third parties.

Plus, this is all subjective. I only have a number of third party franchises that I am interested in, and none of them have touched the Switch (except for maybe late ports). So... In terms of my personal tastes, the Switch has been dry on both the first party and third party front.

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SleepyBear24

Well depends on what games you like, if you are someone who is only going to buy first party titles then it is not so good.

Me personally, im still liking splatoon 2 and there are a few indies that have me interested and i can't wait for super smash bros! plus last year was so good that they need another year to prepare for next year, maybe they went too overboard last year but they kind of had to since it was the first year.

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Grumblevolcano

@FaeKnight If you have systems by different companies, 1st party games are a big factor that separates them. With 3rd party multiplatform games, you choose which system to get it on dependent on whether you're more into portability (Switch) or more into games running better (PC/XB1/PS4).

With 1st party games except few exceptions (e.g. Minecraft, some XB1 1st party games shared with PC), if you want the games you don't have a choice.

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EvilLucario

@Harmonie I feel like it may come to a point where your tastes might be a bit too specific though, which may color things.

But looking at the software in question, Year 1 had a lot of great exclusives to play, and all in varied genres.

  • BotW (even if this is multiplatform, it launched on the same day as the Wii U version so you can't 100% knock it out): open world action-adventure
  • ARMS: fighting
  • Splatoon 2: shooter
  • Mario + Rabbids: turn-based tactics
  • Odyssey: platformer
  • Xenoblade 2: RPG

That's a lot of variety and all of them are quality releases too, and if you want Nintendo exclusives (if the Switch is your first Nintendo console), then you can add Mario Kart 8 (racing), Pokken (another fighter), and Bayonetta 2 (action).

Year 2 is a bit more sparse, but games like Octopath (RPG) and Mario Tennis (sports/arcade) are still really good regardless.

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Harmonie

@EvilLucario Maybe, but over the last couple of years I've been in college and couldn't find a job on the side, so I haven't had any money to throw around. Even now that I just got a job and will have money again, $60 is just a rather prohibitive price for trying new things that I might not even like. With games I'm unsure of, I try to shoot for at least under $45. Nintendo titles so rarely go on sale that the opportunity just doesn't present itself (I know right now some titles are under a rare sale, but that's like once in a blue moon!).

And while you can't knock Breath of the Wild out as a general appeal for the Switch as a lot of people didn't get to play it on the Wii U, calling it an exclusive is just straight-up false.

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EvilLucario

@Harmonie It's true that BotW is not a Switch exclusive, but it's also a special case compared to every other Wii U port in that it was multiplatform, so you either just waited until the Switch had more games or (this is very likely) you were a Nintendo fan that was going to get a Switch anyway so BotW may as well just be a Switch game. It leans more towards a "this is a Switch game" than "this is a cross-generation game" even if it's really just the latter.

Anyways cost is certainly a big factor in being very picky with games and I have been there before (well, who really hasn't) until only recently where I also did get a job. It's just that there comes a point in time where a person's very specialized tastes may not be fulfilled by pretty much any platform within its first few years, and speaking as someone who pretty much only likes Japanese/Nintendo/AA games, the Switch has been fantastic in its first year.

That's just my two cents though. Not everyone will be happy with a platform's selection of games, like me with Xbox and how I cannot care at all about it.

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mowerdude

Yes the Switch's Second Year is a disappointment for me, haven't even picked up a game this year for the Switch. Don't really care for all the indie stuff and Shovelware that is releasing on the Switch plus what games Nintendo have released so far is just port after port and now third party's are just releasing old ports for the switch also. So glad I own a PS4 and Xbox one also.

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iLikeUrAttitude

@mowerdude Sorry to hear that. From your disappointment from all the ports I take it you owned the Wii U and already played the ports?

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Mattsmash

I have loved the Switch this year. No complaints from me. I didn't own the Wii or WiiU, so anything that has been released from those consoles is new to me.

I've even opened up to Indie games which I swore were a waste in the past and I'm hugely excited for the BIG releases coming in Q4.

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Macalos

I think this year has been great so many good games out and more to come.

Keep up the good work.

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Agriculture

I've been buying games I didn't play on older systems, like Axiom Verge, YS VIII and Tropical Freeze. The only exclusive game I bought for the Switch was Kirby Star Allies. I don't think this is necessarily wrong, on the PS4 I haven't played any exclusives either.

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iLikeUrAttitude

@Agriculture Nothing wrong with that, just means that games from third parties appeal more to your taste. But some would argue you're missing out.

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FaeKnight

I think if the system releases games you want to play, regardless of if it's first party or third party or even Mario Party, it's a good year. If no games came out that you wanted, eh, that happens.

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