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Is one big game for an entire year acceptable?

Yes. 1 1.52%
 
No. 30 45.45%
 
It isn't the only big game this year. 35 53.03%
 
Total:66

Depends on how you define big. Mario Tennis, Super Mario Party and Pokemon are all big games



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Ljink96 said:

Pokemon is still going to sell very well, and as a hardcore Pokemon fan, I'm buying it for nostalgia reasons and just to see Kanto in 3D and hear the music redone.  And besides, there are still trainer battles and leveling up, just no wild grinding which I don't mind for this style of game.

Don't discount Mario Party, it could be huge.

But other than those, yes it's an odd year Nintendo has had so far, which is why it's so surprising to see it still selling so well. I mean we had mostly ports for the entire year and it's selling off old ports and evergreen titles. I still say we wait until their last big online direct to see if anything is coming to fill empty months, but it is strange that Smash is really only one of a few big games for 2018. That being said, Smash and Pokemon will carry the Switch a long ways.

I think Yoshi and Fire Emblem were supposed to be 2018 but got pushed back and I think losing those 2 games has definitely hurt Switch's new game lineup. However, seeing the stiff competition that has been shown by Microsoft and Sony in 2019, I think it's best for Nintendo to save those games for 2019, and hey, they can get away with it so why not? I think 2019 will be similar to Nintendo's 2017 year. I mean, we'll potentially have:

Pikmin 4

Metroid Prime 4

Yoshi

Fire Emblem

Pokemon's Real Entry

Bayonetta 3

Retro's Project
and any other surprises like a Mario RPG, Luigi's Mansion, whatever Chrono Trigger's Director is working on for Switch etc.

2018 will suffer for the sake of 2019 being a great year, and I think that checks out fine. I've gotten/am getting my playtime in for Switch this year.

Was Pikmin 4 ever announced? If we managed to get the other five games you mentioned in 2019, I'd be willing to forgive Nintendo for this awful year. 



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

No field battles. Dumbed down capturing mechanics. Sure, it'll sell, but mostly to kids/casuals. 

And that doesn't make it a "big" game? Big implies sales usually ... right?

When will you learn your lesson about being careful with how you create threads. Creating threads is like loving a woman ... you have to be gentle and careful and be meticulous and hit all the right spots .... so I'm told, at least. 

Some women like roughly created threads. Some also like it when you choke all the styling and structure out of your threads...So I'm told, at least.



Chaimo said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

And that doesn't make it a "big" game? Big implies sales usually ... right?

When will you learn your lesson about being careful with how you create threads. Creating threads is like loving a woman ... you have to be gentle and careful and be meticulous and hit all the right spots .... so I'm told, at least. 

I think he means games with a big budget.

Yeah, it's a bit of a letdown, especially after the Wii U-drought. But atleast early 2019 looks good, so there's that.

When I think of the Wii U droughts, I think of having little to no games in general for months. With the Switch, there are already 700+ games in the span of only 16 months and there's more that came last week, including Mario Tennis Aces. Later this month is Crash Trilogy and Wolfenstein II. Next month has Octopath Traveler.

What do you want? Games released every day?



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Chaimo said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

And that doesn't make it a "big" game? Big implies sales usually ... right?

When will you learn your lesson about being careful with how you create threads. Creating threads is like loving a woman ... you have to be gentle and careful and be meticulous and hit all the right spots .... so I'm told, at least. 

I think he means games with a big budget.

Yeah, it's a bit of a letdown, especially after the Wii U-drought. But atleast early 2019 looks good, so there's that.

Even if he does mean that, why not make the thread clearer? He has the same problem for every thread ... no offense Cerebral. 

Besides, Pokemon Let's Go does probably have a pretty big budget. It's not graphically advanced and it's re-using mechanics, but ALL Nintendo games have a comparatively small budget to most Triple A studios, doesn't mean it isn't a big budget title. The marketing alone will probably be worth more than some Nintendo's games entire expenses. 

Kirin_gaming said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

And that doesn't make it a "big" game? Big implies sales usually ... right?

When will you learn your lesson about being careful with how you create threads. Creating threads is like loving a woman ... you have to be gentle and careful and be meticulous and hit all the right spots .... so I'm told, at least. 

Some women like roughly created threads. Some also like it when you choke all the styling and structure out of your threads...So I'm told, at least.

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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

No field battles. Dumbed down capturing mechanics. Sure, it'll sell, but mostly to kids/casuals. 

And that doesn't make it a "big" game? Big implies sales usually ... right?

When will you learn your lesson about being careful with how you create threads. Creating threads is like loving a woman ... you have to be gentle and careful and be meticulous and hit all the right spots .... so I'm told, at least. 

Sales + Critical Acclaim (Or at least above average review scores. And no, average is not 5/10.) Why, should any self respecting Nintendo fan get excited about a game that sells well, but bombs with critics? 

Kai_Mao said: 
Chaimo said: 

I think he means games with a big budget.

Yeah, it's a bit of a letdown, especially after the Wii U-drought. But atleast early 2019 looks good, so there's that.

When I think of the Wii U droughts, I think of having little to no games in general for months. With the Switch, there are already 700+ games in the span of only 16 months and there's more that came last week, including Mario Tennis Aces. Later this month is Crash Trilogy and Wolfenstein II. Next month has Octopath Traveler.

What do you want? Games released every day?

That's one of the good things the Switch has on the Wii U. Switch is getting good 3rd party support for a Nintendo system. Yes, Nintendo only has 1 (or three, depending on what you want to count) big games this year, but Octopath, and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate are there to bail them out. It's not like the Wii U years where we only ever got a single good game for an entire year. 



Cerebralbore101 said:
Seriously? People legitimately think the Let's Go games will be good? The gameplay in those makes me cringe.

Your title says big games, and this is a sales site, so the correct assumption is that Pokémon Go is a big game.



Cerebralbore101 said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

And that doesn't make it a "big" game? Big implies sales usually ... right?

When will you learn your lesson about being careful with how you create threads. Creating threads is like loving a woman ... you have to be gentle and careful and be meticulous and hit all the right spots .... so I'm told, at least. 

Sales + Critical Acclaim (Or at least above average review scores. And no, average is not 5/10.) Why, should any self respecting Nintendo fan get excited about a game that sells well, but bombs with critics? 

Kai_Mao said: 

When I think of the Wii U droughts, I think of having little to no games in general for months. With the Switch, there are already 700+ games in the span of only 16 months and there's more that came last week, including Mario Tennis Aces. Later this month is Crash Trilogy and Wolfenstein II. Next month has Octopath Traveler.

What do you want? Games released every day?

That's one of the good things the Switch has on the Wii U. Switch is getting good 3rd party support for a Nintendo system. Yes, Nintendo only has 1 (or three, depending on what you want to count) big games this year, but Octopath, and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate are there to bail them out. It's not like the Wii U years where we only ever got a single good game for an entire year. 

So I'm guessing your prediction for Pokemon Let's Go's Metacritic score will be 50-60 based off of no wild Pokemon battles?



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