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So the Switch is going on a year and a half of it's life, and I thought it would be nice to take a look at what it has offered thus far.  Many people, myself included, have been a but disappointed by the offerings in terms of saftware for the first half of the year.  However was this truly a disappointing period, or was the 1st year just so good that it made it LOOK worse than it was...let a take a look...

 

2017 1st party and 3rd party brand exclusives

 

Zelda BotW

Splatoon 2

Mario Plus Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Super Mario Odyssey

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

ARMs

Fire Emblem Warriors

1,2 Switch

 

Last Gen Nintendo Ports 2017

 

Mario Kart 8 Delux

Pokken Tournament DX

 

Current gen multiplats

 

DOOM

Dragonball Xenoverse 2

Disgaea 5 Complete

NBA 2k18

FIFA 18 Switch

WWE 2k18

Sonic Mania

Sonic Forces

 

2017 3rd party lest gen ports

 

LA Noir

Resident Evil Revelations

Resident Evil Revelations 2

Skyrim Special Edition

Street Fighter 2

 

Not too bad, a lot of 1st party games of high quality and a decent number of current gen ports (albiet a year or two late, but the Switch just came out).  Now lets look at 2018...

 

2018 1st party and 3rd party exclusives

 

Kirby Star Allies

Mario Tennis Aces

Octopath Traveler

Pokemon Lets Go (upcoming)

Smash Ultimate (upcoming)

Xenoblade 2 Torna (upcoming/stand alone release)

Mario Party Switch

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

 

2018 last gen WiiU ports

 

Bayonetta

Bayonetta 2

Hyrule Warrior Deluxe

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze

 

Current gen multiplats (some late again) 2018

 

Ys VIII

Wolfenstein II

Dragonball Fighters (upcoming)

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (upcoming)

Crash N Sane Trilogy

Megaman Collection

Megaman X Collection

NBA2k19

FIFA 19 Switch

Fortnite

Paladins

Warframe

Shining Resonance Refrain

Starlink (upcoming)

 

2018 last gen 3rd party ports

 

Dark Souls Remaster (upcoming)

Okami HD (upcoming)

Diablo III (upcoming)

 

Now I know there are still a few jrpgs I forgot to mention, but these are the titles that stand out to me off the top of my head.  Throw in the fact that there are hundreds of indie titles as well, and we have enough data to look at I feel.

 

The first half of 2018 was a slow time, no doubt about it.  However it is not as bad as it appears at first glance.  It looks worse than it is due to the exceptional 2017 line up, and therefore hit us a little harder overall I feel.  One thing is for certain though, the second half of 2018 is doing great.

 

IMO, the Switch library a year and a half in is rich and offers a lot.  Even as someone who has had a PS4 sonce launch, there are plenty of new experiences to explore on the multiplat scene as many of these games I had to pass on initially.  The many who did not own a WiiU has a lot to benefit from as well.  Compared to the library of the PS4 and X1 a year and a half in, I would say the Switch has the OVERALL superior line up by comparison.

 

It is also geared up to have another successful holiday with a Pokemon game and Smash in the mix, and 2019 looks to hit about as hard as 2017 did IMO.

 

Those are my thoughts on the Switch library so far.  So what do you think?    How do you feel about the overall library so far?

Last edited by Shiken - on 18 August 2018

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OP is like 5x bigger than it needs to be, format please! Also if this is an overall library thread then why seperate games by year? Makes it look like yet another 2017 vs. 2018 thread.

Anywho, from a business perspective the Switch's library is obviously great as the sales show, selling ~170k+ every week even when without substantial new releases. Personally I'm really disappointed in the delays of Fire Emblem and Yoshi, also with how Pokemon Let's Go turned out, but still very much satisfied with my Switch, though admittedly it is a Splatoon machine, so droughts like the one we're in currently won't phase me.



Lonely_Dolphin said:
OP is like 5x bigger than it needs to be, format please! Also if this is an overall library thread then why seperate games by year? Makes it look like yet another 2017 vs. 2018 thread.

Anywho, from a business perspective the Switch's library is obviously great as the sales show, selling ~170k+ every week even when without substantial new releases. Personally I'm really disappointed in the delays of Fire Emblem and Yoshi, also with how Pokemon Let's Go turned out, but still very much satisfied with my Switch, though admittedly it is a Splatoon machine, so droughts like the one we're in currently won't phase me.

I chose this format because to me it is more pleasing than a wall of text.  For some reason, when I post it spaces everything out more than how I actually typed it.  Not much I can do about it.

 

BTW how is the hacking situation in Splatoon 2?  I have heard some things but I have not been on in a while to see it for myself.  Is it really that bad, or is it blown out of proportion.  I figure you would know better than anyone.



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Crash already released on the Switch, is not upcomming anymore!But nice OP



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Shiken said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:
OP is like 5x bigger than it needs to be, format please! Also if this is an overall library thread then why seperate games by year? Makes it look like yet another 2017 vs. 2018 thread.

Anywho, from a business perspective the Switch's library is obviously great as the sales show, selling ~170k+ every week even when without substantial new releases. Personally I'm really disappointed in the delays of Fire Emblem and Yoshi, also with how Pokemon Let's Go turned out, but still very much satisfied with my Switch, though admittedly it is a Splatoon machine, so droughts like the one we're in currently won't phase me.

I chose this format because to me it is more pleasing than a wall of text.  For some reason, when I post it spaces everything out more than how I actually typed it.  Not much I can do about it.

 

BTW how is the hacking situation in Splatoon 2?  I have heard some things but I have not been on in a while to see it for myself.  Is it really that bad, or is it blown out of proportion.  I figure you would know better than anyone.

Well you could go into HTML but eh!

Probably a 0.01% chance of running into a hacker.



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Switch library has been good to me. I have to resist not buying everything so i wont have a backlog.



umegames said:
Switch library has been good to me. I have to resist not buying everything so i wont have a backlog.

I kind of feel the same way.  Between Switch and PS4, there are way more games out than I have time to play lol.

 

I think I am going to a one game a month policy once I catch up.  Easier on my wallet.



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Yep, this year is very solid, just not as awesome as last year was. 2019 is also looking to be an excellent year, with the possible releases of Metroid Prime 4, Pokémon Core RPG, Bayonetta 3, Shin Megami Tensei V, Fire Emblem, Yoshi, No More Heroes and so on. I'm looking forward to the event that will disclose the 2019 line up that's supposed to happen later this year.



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With the reminder that I'm currently playing my JRPG of the year, Octopath Traveler and I've been sustained correctly by the releases of Mario Tennis Aces, Kirby Star Allies and soon Monster Hunter G Ultimate. I'm quite satisfied by the line up we got so far even with the first 2 months being a bit of a slug. Also, I have a good backlog waiting for me too, so it's not like I don't have any plan B in case of disinterest to the prolonged schedule of releases.

So far so good



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