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Since I'm not the type to spend or fill my backlog of games I'd probably never play , witnessed it in Xbox 360 few games I went on a spending spree and haven't played them, few played and regret buying them. I Decided to take what the Nintendo reddit discord server does I ask for recommendations from players with taste , Some games I got burned out some I loved , What most people do is wait for reviews of game like say the messenger or untitled goose game if it's great then it's a pickup 90 percent of them I won't regret. The eshop has alot of games that make people ball the eyes It's hard searching for good games and bad games this also applies to Xbox One and PS4 indies Also asking what are your favorite genres like I love Action rpg more than turn based rpg currently so I ask Nintendo reddit discord some action rpg reccomendation and how strong is the story without spoilers? I'd do turn based when I'm ready because I'm not in the mode ? and I never understood point and click games so noone recommends me stuff like that or indie shooters becuase I really suck in shooting games  rn.



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Also Cyber shadow seems like a sleeper hit The pixel art does not bother me It's gameplay seems strong and I'm reminded of strider from Xbox one and PS4 Or the messenger on Nintendo switch



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Perhaps this thread might be helpful.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/237454/the-nintendo-eshop-game-rating-thread/1/



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Substance > Style

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I’m already 1 year+ backlogged on eShop games, so I usually wait for massive deals on my wish list. To make sure it’ll be worth my time, I’ll check out a few reviews first.

Every week or so, I usually take a few minutes to go over the newly released games and check in on the upcoming list. If something catches my eye, I add it to my wish list. Some games are dropped the day they pop up on the eShop, so you can’t always focus on only the upcoming list.



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dx11332sega said:

Also Cyber shadow seems like a sleeper hit The pixel art does not bother me It's gameplay seems strong and I'm reminded of strider from Xbox one and PS4 Or the messenger on Nintendo switch

Ironic its a thread about Eshop games (and how not to waste money, and potentially get a bad one), and the first game you link, is one that has me think "that looks so indie, and dated, it seems like a waste of money".

Now granted, differnt tastes and all that.
Its just, alot of those smaller indie games, feel like their stuck in the past.
These low poly, pixil art small resolution, platformers.... are like something outta the 90's.

If your worried about wasteing money, go bigger.... usually AAA games dont dissapoint, to nearly the same degree as indie games will.
(buying AAA doesnt have to be super expensive either, just dont buy day1, wait until they get discounted (most games do), and you build up backlogs eitherway)



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JRPGfan said:
dx11332sega said:

Also Cyber shadow seems like a sleeper hit The pixel art does not bother me It's gameplay seems strong and I'm reminded of strider from Xbox one and PS4 Or the messenger on Nintendo switch

Ironic its a thread about Eshop games (and how not to waste money, and potentially get a bad one), and the first game you link, is one that has me think "that looks so indie, and dated, it seems like a waste of money".

Now granted, differnt tastes and all that.
Its just, alot of those smaller indie games, feel like their stuck in the past.
These low poly, pixil art small resolution, platformers.... are like something outta the 90's.

If your worried about wasteing money, go bigger.... usually AAA games dont dissapoint, to nearly the same degree as indie games will.
(buying AAA doesnt have to be super expensive either, just dont buy day1, wait until they get discounted (most games do), and you build up backlogs eitherway)

Much harder to do that on Switch. Physical copies rarely have great deals (talking 50 percent off or better range), even the third parties, and they get snatched up fast when they do. Not even a week ago, I got a notification about Dragon's Dogma being on sale for half off at Best Buy. By the time I actually went to go check the site a few hours later, it was already sold out. Granted, it could have been four or five copies for the entire country for all I know, but that's happened with so many games I'm waiting to find an unopened copy of in a good sale.

Good eShop deals on AAA games are more common, but then all of the cash you saved from sales goes right back into paying for storage.



Change to Xbox instead and subscribe to GP



IcaroRibeiro said:

Change to Xbox instead and subscribe to GP

Look at the OP's current played games and sig.



burninmylight said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Change to Xbox instead and subscribe to GP

Look at the OP's current played games and sig.

It was more like a generic comment not really an advice



dx11332sega said:

Also Cyber shadow seems like a sleeper hit The pixel art does not bother me It's gameplay seems strong and I'm reminded of strider from Xbox one and PS4 Or the messenger on Nintendo switch

I doubt it will be a sleeper hit. Usually those that become sleeper hits offer something that hasn't been properly tested in the market: Just Dance, GE007, and Minecraft all have this in common. Another type of game is one that takes something existing and reimagines it into something that makes more sense - Stardew Valley is an outstanding example of that. The neo-8-bit action title has been thriving for a while and is already stiff in competition it's doubtful a Ninja Gaiden clone will become a sleeper hit unless I'm completely missing something (which is highly highly highly possible!).



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