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kkslider5552000

@HeavyArms55, who gives a ****, it probably made like eleventy billion dollars.

No game is that hated without being popular.

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Leecpfc

Gunhouse, Roundguard and Levels +, all spring to mind. All great puzzle games, especially Roundguard.

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Dusk

Some fun, unpopular games on Switch that I really enjoyed:
Dead in Vinland, Sinking City, Call of Cthulhu, Regalia of Monarch and Men...

If I'll think of something more I'll edit this post I think

Dusk

Krull

Started Into the Breach the other day, the puzzle-strategy game by the FTL makers. It’s absolutely fantastic - one of those rare indies, like Hollow Knight, that for me is a clear 10/10. Think the game made a big splash on PC, but by the time it came to Switch, I feel like hardly anyone was talking about it. Love to know how much it’s sold.

I don’t have a lot of niche games on Switch. Into the Breach, Baba Is You and Toki Tori 2+ are probably the closest. They all have something in common: well reviewed, thought-provoking games with ingenious mechanics that will break your brain.

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Leecpfc

I’d never heard of Slay the Spire until someone mentioned how addictive it is... I’ve played about 10 hours over the past two days. Fully recommend it.

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Buizel

I recently picked up Jet Kave Adventure in the current eShop sale, and I must say I'm quite enjoying it.

Mechanically it's solid and it's quite nice looking. Very reminiscent of Tropical Freeze in it's presentation and overall feel. I'd say I like it as much, if not more than, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (which I find overrated - I felt that this was an alright but overall mediocre game that didn't deserve the praise it receieved).

My main criticism for Jet Kave Adventure is that it is unremarkable - really doing nothing to stand out. But for this to be it's main flaw, I'm quite surprised that it scored as low as 65 on Metacritic. It's still a fun time.

Edited on by Buizel

Previously "timleon" and "HunterLeon"

Currently playing: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shin Megami Tensei V, Ghost of Tsushima

BabyYoda71

@kkslider5552000 Do people dislike Pokémon SW/SH because it’s a bad game or because it’s a bad Pokémon game? I enjoyed it, but it could be because I never played Sun & Moon or any of the other ones.

Heigh Ho Heigh Ho. It’s off to work (from home) I go.

SwitchForce

It goes like this what is popular to one isn't popular to another and what some collect doesn't mean it's popular or in-demand as well. This question in itself is a loaded RedHering and more akin to Trolling than any real substance.

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SomeBitTripFan

Hearing some Bit.Trip hate in this thread and I've come to LAY DOWN THE LAW! I haven't played the 3DS port, but the WiiWare originals are fantastic. Void and Fate are probably the least appealing two (Core is admittedly simplistic, but I love it for what it is), but still mechanically unique and utterly solid bullet-avoidance games. Runner is probably my least favorite (least reactionary and often rhythmically tolerant game) and I've always thought it was a bit of a shame that it's gotten two sequels (although dancing was a very fun mechanic in 2 and I've still not played 3).

A few Switch game recommendations that there's a reasonable chance you've encountered, but not necessarily played:

To the Moon: Best story a game has told imo. Unique, original, painfully heartfelt. Gameplay side of things is far from the best, but more a limit for what the creator had to tell the story.

Finding Paradise: About as good of a sequel as To the Moon could have if you enjoy the concepts and story of the original. If you like To the Moon, it's worth playing.

Rock of Ages II: I've only played the original game on Switch, but it was an exceptionally fun and charming oddball of a game, blending tower defense and marble/ball rolling games into an odd pseudo-competitive game. The humor, which somewhat resembles the animated portions of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, except with a more farcical/slapstick/irreverant and historical/mythological/art knowledge-based bent is utterly entertaining and charming.

Kentucky Route Zero: Game was pretty high profile when its first act/episode came out. Many years later, the full game is finally out! It's absolutely not a game for everyone, I'm pretty confident it's not entirely a game for me. Drawn-out, laboriously detailed, seemingly insignificant text and dialogue which can be interspersed between periods of (thankfully optional) aimless wandering. It certainly doesn't play well, but there is a captivating atmosphere about the game. It's low-key absurdist Americana and if that doesn't sound appealing to you, it's probably not going to be.

Splasher: A tight, high-speed platformer with an emphasis on its gel gun mechanic, where you can cover surfaces in different gels/paints that let you move faster along, bounce off of, or stick to a surface. It's not very long, but level design is high quality and offers plenty of variety and is great to revisit in pursuit of faster times.

Battle-Chef Brigade: A charming, unique game. Story isn't great, but its simple and charming. The gameplay loop, which features mediocre 2D action/beat 'em up mechanics to kill monsters before taking their remains back to the kitchen as ingredients to prepare dishes using gem-matching mechanics, all while under a time limit, works surprisingly well (although almost entirely from the puzzle/cooking element).

And for two that I doubt you've heard of, aren't on the Switch, but should run on any Windows PC:

Starseed Pilgrim: This is a game featuring unconventional mechanics that are not explained to the player. They can be surmised through play, for the most part. That's generally considered part of the appeal of the game, but it remains fun even after reaching an understanding.

Dark Scavenger: A very unique game composed of small, choice-based scenarios, item/resource acquisition, and resource-driven turn based combat. The game's sense of humor is warped, dark, wry, absurd, and thoroughly chaotic. Scenarios can be handled through combat, wit (although the options are spelled out), or sheer gall. It's only around 4 hours long and can wear thin if played for long periods, but is one of the most delightful shoestring-budget indie titles I've ever had the pleasure of randomly receiving for free under conditions which I can't remember.

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kkslider5552000

BabyYoshi65 wrote:

Do people dislike Pokémon SW/SH because it’s a bad game or because it’s a bad Pokémon game? I enjoyed it, but it could be because I never played Sun & Moon or any of the other ones.

AFAIK, a little of column A, a little of column B.

Though I think its more that they made a game that went against what Pokemon fans wanted so that they could make a game that...still seems clearly behind every other major Nintendo release on Switch. Tbh, it feels like they made a compromise that failed to work for anyone and just doubled people's anger at it.

(though the real real problem is that they should've just stuck to DS quality sprites forever :V )

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BabyYoda71

Outside of the Switch, Amiibo Festival is a great game and gets too much hate. I managed to get a huge number of DS games, so here are some underrated ones:

Spirit Tracks
Super Princess Peach
Deal or No Deal
New Super Mario Bros. 2

There will no doubt be more on my DS, but I’ll update this later.

Heigh Ho Heigh Ho. It’s off to work (from home) I go.

Maaryotyme

@BabyYoshi12 wow I didn’t know these games are underrated on the ds. I have them all.

Is super Mario 64 and Ocarina of time on the Nintendo 64 underrated

Maaryotyme

BabyYoda71

@La-weejee No, Super Mario 64 and OoT aren’t. Spirit Tracks and New Mario 2 are overlooked by other games in the series, Deal or No Deal is definitely not popular and Super Princess Peach is a game I wouldn’t know about if I hadn’t gotten it. So, I would say all 4 of them are underrated.

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Maaryotyme

@BabyYoshi12 your talking about the Nintendo ds right.
New super Mario brothers was the best selling game on the ds.
Spirit tracks sold nearly 3 million
Super princess peach also sold over a million.
These are Nintendo games on a Nintendo system.

Edited on by Maaryotyme

Maaryotyme

BabyYoda71

@La-weejee Okay, I will admit, I wasn’t sure about Super Princess Peach.

New Super Mario Bros. did well, but the sequel not so much.

Spirit Tracks sold well, but lots don’t think it’s a very good Zelda game. (Similar to Pokemon SW/SH)

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Anti-Matter

@BabyYoshi12
Yo, i have ever played Super Princess Peach DS too.
It was 6 years ago.
I finished the game very quickly, just 3 weeks.
I have almost 100% Bestiary list for Super Princess Peach. The missing part was just mysterious Starfy looking creatures that i have to trigger it on certain places before i face it.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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RR529

Hot Gimmick: Cosplay-Jong - My first experience with a Riichi Mahjong game, and although it's quite fanservicy (it's a port of an arcade mahjong game that was outright adult in it's original form) I got really into it for awhile. I sucked at first, but I did a lot of reading online about how to play it, and was excited when I finally managed to clear the game.

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders - Bought it to scratch that Ace Combat itch, and it's quite good for a budget release.

Tokyo School Life - I got it to try out the VN genre, and although I think the genre may not be for me, I still thought this was a pretty cute game and worked my way through two of the girls' storylines.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

rockodoodle

SomeBitTripFan wrote:

Hearing some Bit.Trip hate in this thread and I've come to LAY DOWN THE LAW! I haven't played the 3DS port, but the WiiWare originals are fantastic. Void and Fate are probably the least appealing two (Core is admittedly simplistic, but I love it for what it is), but still mechanically unique and utterly solid bullet-avoidance games. Runner is probably my least favorite (least reactionary and often rhythmically tolerant game) and I've always thought it was a bit of a shame that it's gotten two sequels (although dancing was a very fun mechanic in 2 and I've still not played 3).

A few Switch game recommendations that there's a reasonable chance you've encountered, but not necessarily played:

To the Moon: Best story a game has told imo. Unique, original, painfully heartfelt. Gameplay side of things is far from the best, but more a limit for what the creator had to tell the story.

Finding Paradise: About as good of a sequel as To the Moon could have if you enjoy the concepts and story of the original. If you like To the Moon, it's worth playing.

Rock of Ages II: I've only played the original game on Switch, but it was an exceptionally fun and charming oddball of a game, blending tower defense and marble/ball rolling games into an odd pseudo-competitive game. The humor, which somewhat resembles the animated portions of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, except with a more farcical/slapstick/irreverant and historical/mythological/art knowledge-based bent is utterly entertaining and charming.

Kentucky Route Zero: Game was pretty high profile when its first act/episode came out. Many years later, the full game is finally out! It's absolutely not a game for everyone, I'm pretty confident it's not entirely a game for me. Drawn-out, laboriously detailed, seemingly insignificant text and dialogue which can be interspersed between periods of (thankfully optional) aimless wandering. It certainly doesn't play well, but there is a captivating atmosphere about the game. It's low-key absurdist Americana and if that doesn't sound appealing to you, it's probably not going to be.

Splasher: A tight, high-speed platformer with an emphasis on its gel gun mechanic, where you can cover surfaces in different gels/paints that let you move faster along, bounce off of, or stick to a surface. It's not very long, but level design is high quality and offers plenty of variety and is great to revisit in pursuit of faster times.

Battle-Chef Brigade: A charming, unique game. Story isn't great, but its simple and charming. The gameplay loop, which features mediocre 2D action/beat 'em up mechanics to kill monsters before taking their remains back to the kitchen as ingredients to prepare dishes using gem-matching mechanics, all while under a time limit, works surprisingly well (although almost entirely from the puzzle/cooking element).

And for two that I doubt you've heard of, aren't on the Switch, but should run on any Windows PC:

Starseed Pilgrim: This is a game featuring unconventional mechanics that are not explained to the player. They can be surmised through play, for the most part. That's generally considered part of the appeal of the game, but it remains fun even after reaching an understanding.

Dark Scavenger: A very unique game composed of small, choice-based scenarios, item/resource acquisition, and resource-driven turn based combat. The game's sense of humor is warped, dark, wry, absurd, and thoroughly chaotic. Scenarios can be handled through combat, wit (although the options are spelled out), or sheer gall. It's only around 4 hours long and can wear thin if played for long periods, but is one of the most delightful shoestring-budget indie titles I've ever had the pleasure of randomly receiving for free under conditions which I can't remember.

Excellent post and recommendations! Will check them out.

rockodoodle

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Magician

@BabyYoshi12 - 2425? I'm not sure where you're pulling that number from? There are over 3,800 games available on the North American eShop. Use the eShop search function, search by price range, and the eShop will list the number of games for each price range.

Switch Physical Collection - 834 games (as of November 18th, 2021)
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