Topic: Looking for Switch eShop Recommendations

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I'm looking for an indie game — something with good replay value (not too short), but I love RPGs (not anime though) and Adventure games. I do not like FPS, mostly because they make me nauseous. My budget is a little small ( < $30 ). Currently, I own the following:

  • Stick it to the Man
  • Stickbold
  • Overcooked
  • Snipperclips
  • Sonic Mania
  • Golf Story
  • Stardew Valley

I also own Zelda: BotW, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon 2, ARMs and Mario Odyssey, but I like indie games, esp. many of the ones on the Switch so far. I also don't have the budget for a retail game, nor do any of them really interest me (Doom, Xenoblade 2 (though I do want this!), Skyrim, Sonic Forces, Fire Emblem, Sports games, etc.)

A few of the games that DO interest me, but I can't decide on:

  • Thimbleweed Park
  • Oxenfree
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Steamworld Dig 2
  • Portal Knights
  • Crawl
  • Rocket League (This one seems BORING to me, and I've seen many videos. Car soccer???)
  • Wulver Blade

What should I get??? Sorry for the bloated post!

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@Fingeldor I don't have a ton of eShop games but I can definitely recommend Steamworld Dig 2. It has a good amount of content and manages to be fun the whole time! However Image and Form (the developer) tends to get involved in most eShop sales, so it might be worth waiting if you want a discount.

Shantae Half Genie Hero is really fun while it lasts but it's quite short for the price. The DLC doesn't really seem like you get much for your money either.

Steamworld Heist is coming to the Switch soon (I think), so if you haven't played that before then I would definitely recommend it. You get a great game with all of the DLC included!



@Fingeldor out of your list I’ve played all but 2. Steam World dig 2 is the best imop. Enter the Gungeon is really good and you could easily put 100 hrs into it.

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The two eshop titles I recommend the most are Golf Story and Stardew Valley.

Golf Story is the first sports game I have liked pretty much ever. Because it's a sports RPG. Good humor and game play.

Stardew Valley is best described as a small farm town life simulator with RPG elements. You have total freedom to do as you please building, exploring, collecting, even some limited combat. It is simple and addictive. It can feel overwhelming to get started, but there is no pressure to go fast and no mandatory timed goals.

You could probably pick up both games for around 30 bucks total.

Also I know you said you can't afford it right now, but Xenoblade 2 is excellent. I am at 210 hours and still counting! Love the game!

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I highly suggest Mighty Gunvolt Burst. For the price this game has alot to do even without the DLC. You have 3 characters to choose from nine levels with secret items to find in each of them as well as a bunch of ways to customize your weapons. This is probably my most played eShop game on the Switch.

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I cannot recommend Rocket League enough. I was in exactly the same place as you before I played it, being not really a fan of soccer nor racing. But wow, it blew my expectations out of the park. I bought it on PS4 and Switch. Really just play this game and you will at least be satisfied with the purchase.


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I have Wulverblade and it is fantasic, I strongly recommend it! Its bigger flaws are that it is a bit too hard (I'm still stuck at the final boss and it took me a lot of effort to get there) and the loading times are often a bit long.

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Cant go wrong with any of them really, although I wasnt a huge fan of Oxenfree myself.
Steamworld games would be at the top, Rocket League if your looking for something to play online.



Rocket League is one of those games that didn't sound compelling up front to me either. Then I played it...and I can't stop.

Enter the Gungeon is amazing, but super punishing. The only progression system is your own ability to push further.

Darkest Dungeon also just released. The interface will probably take awhile to get used to if you haven't played it before, but it's another rouge-like RPG that's well worth your investment if you're up to the challenge.



Death Squared is a surprisingly fun puzzle title, far more involved than I expected and the dialogue keeps the game moving.

Serial Cleaner is also kind of out there and short, but a lot of fun. Same with Lumo, if you like old school adventure titles.



Rocket League may look boring when you're just watching it, but when you're actually playing it yourself, it's incredibly exciting and addictive. Pulling off trick shots and epic goals is absurdly satisfying, you can easily put hundreds of hours into this game. Can't recommend it enough!

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I've played a few of the games that you've got interest in, most of those I played on PC not that it would make much difference.

Enter the Gungeon - I found it okay. I didn't really get into it as much as a lot of people here seemed to have done. It is a good game, very much a pick up and give it a few attempts then quit and try again later. It is fun, but it's not something, I specifically couldn't spend a lot of time on in one sitting.

Steamworld Dig 2 - A fun game, at the start. I went in with the mind-set to 100% the game so bad that I drained myself out and found that I rushed through the end of it. Personally, I preferred the first game (which has recently been announced for the Switch), but the second one was still okay. Definitely worth the price though if you take it easy and just enjoy it.

Portal Knights - Never played it, but looks like it could fill your criteria, I've seen people on my friends list playing it religiously, I'm tempted to pick it up at some point too. But too much of a backlog at the moment.

Rocket League - Hard as nails to get into when you first start playing, you'll miss the ball, a lot, it will become frustrating. I would definitely only recommend getting this if you have friends / family you could play it with, or if you're a patient person that can get past the initial learning curve. I played it with friends, it was good fun, but playing alone, or online etc, I can't stand it.

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