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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - The elephant in the room. Smash is Nintendo's only big game this year.

 

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%
 
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JRPGfan said:
If you dont want a dumbed down pokemon.... or a mostly port like Smash game (Im not a smash fan either).
Yeah Id be dissapointed if I was a switch owner about 2018.

But you're not a Switch owner, and I assume it's because the titles don't interest you anyway. But yeah, this year is lacking, I thought 2017 was supposed to be a smaller year so that we could have a great 2018? Now we're supposed to delay that to 2019? I guess Nintendo still haven't fully adjusted to HD gaming if they're still having to delay titles like Fire Emblem and Yoshi.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

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? 

But see ... this is what I don't understand ... WHY don't you make a thread about your own personal disappointment that is worded in a way where you use your personal viewpoint to make a compelling argument? 

Look, I'm very disappointed in this year too. I have only used my Switch for a couple of hours in the ENTIRE YEAR. But this is the 2nd time you've made a thread that seemed like pussyfooting around the main point: your disappointment. Your last thread was about predicting the amount of "big games" or whatever Nintendo would make each year by using an average calculation. The reason you made the thread was very clearly hinted at your personal issues with this year, but you made a thread about how much games Nintendo would be making ... even though that has nothing to do with your disappointment. The two ideas don't connect, what's the point of even making a "prediction" thread when what you're disappointed in is the stuff YOU KNOW is coming out.

And now this thread is about your disappointment, but you connect it to the idea of "big games" ... while simultaneously leaving out a game that will probably be as big as Smash. I'm sorry, but again ... why would you use an idea that has nothing to do with your personal feelings, as the basis to complain about your personal feelings on a matter?  The concepts do not connect.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8827717

Here is a huge ass post I made about my disappointment regarding Nintendo. It could have been it's own thread. Do I look like a loser for writing such a big post? Probably, but at least the idea makes sense. It isn't tied to "how much will this sell" or "this is how many BIG games per year nintendo makes". It's self contained and makes sense. 

Yeah, on my way to work, I realized exactly this. If I had just made a thread called "I'm dissappointed in Nintendo this year." it would have been better in a thousand ways. 

Kai_Mao said: 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?

I'm predicting Pokemon Let's Go will get somewhere in the low 70's, simply because it's a Pokemon game. There are a lot of Nintendo games that score around 77-79 like Arms, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Tennis Aces, and Pokken. Personally, those games aren't for me (at least not at a full $60 price tag), but if I saw those games one someone else's shelf or collection, I'd give them a thumbs up. Let's Go probably won't even reach that level of decency. I mean, it's heavily borrowing mechanics from... *HACK*... a mob... a mob *WRETCH*... oh God a can't even say it. A MOBILE GAME! *vomiting intensifies*

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 24 June 2018

JRPGfan said:
If you dont want a dumbed down pokemon.... or a mostly port like Smash game (Im not a smash fan either).
Yeah Id be dissapointed if I was a switch owner about 2018.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is a brand new Smash game.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

OTBWY said:
"This game doesn't interest me, therefore it doesn't count".

The thread feels that way.



It's crazy that you think Pokemon let's go will actually be a bad game. No mainline Pokemon title has actually been bad, it's a remake, and feedback has been positive. It will review like a normal Pokemon game.



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games Nintendo has for 2018:

Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu & Eevee
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Mario Party
Mario Tennis Aces
Kirby Star Allies
DKC: Tropical Freeze
Sushi Striker
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker


and if you count DLC:
Splatoon 2 - Octo Expansion
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass
continued Splatoon 2 additional content
continued Mario Tennis Aces additional content

not to mention several big AAA games from third parties:
Bayonetta 1 + 2
Bayonetta 3
Octopath Traveler
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

i think they have plenty



I'm not sure which 2018 titles I'll get myself, definitely Smash, but outside of that I am not too sure. I want the Xenoblade 2 expansion as that is surprisingly getting a retail release, but that's all I can really think of first-party wise unless I end up picking up a game that already came out later on (like Mario Tennis Aces).

Edit: Oh and if ports count, I got Bayonetta 2, and may end up getting Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker eventually.

Last edited by VGPolyglot - on 24 June 2018

Yerm said:

games Nintendo has for 2018:

Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu & Eevee
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Mario Party
Mario Tennis Aces
Kirby Star Allies
DKC: Tropical Freeze
Sushi Striker
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker


and if you count DLC:
Splatoon 2 - Octo Expansion
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass
continued Splatoon 2 additional content
continued Mario Tennis Aces additional content

not to mention several big AAA games from third parties:
Bayonetta 1 + 2
Bayonetta 3
Octopath Traveler
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

i think they have plenty

Bayonetta 3 isn't coming this year. 

Ports, B-list titles, and DLC does not a great year make. 

Mario Party has never been good IMO. 

Not sure if Travis Strikes Again will be good or not, but if it was, that would be a real relief. After losing Fire Emblem, I feel like I deserve some other game to make up for it

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 24 June 2018

Considered not doing this cause i don't want to start a war, but i feel it's necessary. PS4's second year from November 2014 through November 2015:
LittleBigPlanet 3
Helldivers
Bloodborne
God of War III Remastered
Journey
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Driveclub Bikes
Beyond: Two Souls

How many games by the definition you have given to the Switch-games would you call big? So Bloodborne and nothing else.



Much agreed with the OP. Nintendo dropped the ball, and as a Wii U owner who was looking for an excuse to buy a Switch, it simply never emerged in this E3. I'll wait until Metroid or other big titles emerge and I'm kind of worried that after the amazing first year (though not for me, as aside from Odyssey there's very little on Switch I haven't already played on Wii U) Nintendo has lost pace and focus already. I hope they prove me wrong in coming months because right now Smash is simply not enough.