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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
melbye said:
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.

Yep. Sony didn't really have much for 2015 either. But the difference is that Sony regularly gets brand new 3rd party games released on their system. So much so, that they don't need to practically single handily support their entire library, in the same way that Nintendo does. 

I mean, look at all the new 3rd party AAA titles for PS4's 2015. There's a lot of them. http://www.gamerankings.com/browse.html?site=ps4&cat=0&year=2015&numrev=1&sort=0&letter=&search=



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Here is how 2018 has panned out for me in terms of games I played/am planning to play:

January: Nothing
February: Bayonetta 1 + 2
March: Kirby
April: Nothing
May: DK Country; Hyrule Warriors; PixelJunk Monsters
June: YS VIII, Hollow Knight, Mario Tennis Aces, Wolfenstein II, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion
July: Captain Toad, Octopath Traveller
August: Monster Hunter Generationations Ultimate
September: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna
October: Starlink: Battle for Atlas
November: Pokemon Let's Go
December: Smash Bros.
No Date 2018: TWEWY, Tales of Vesperia

So far the year is packed for me. Would I like more games from Nintendo's big ace franchise? Sure I would. However, I don't find myself lacking things to play on my Switch. I think much of the OPs disappointment here can be traced to the E3 Direct, I very much doubt there would be this much negativity if Nintendo teased more announcements beyond 2018 (which is what pretty much every other publisher did this year). This why I think Nintendo should change its E3 strategy.



kirby007 said:
Guys this is the "nintendo has one game only" change my mind meme you already lost by replying trust me i know how stuff like this works

Bingo.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Smash Bros., Pokemon Let's Go, and Super Mario Party are the three big games left for this year. So no, Smash is not the only one. They have those three to go along with Octopath Traveler and countless 3rd party games to back them up and fill in the gaps.
I think this year is just fine.



Cerebralbore101 said:
melbye said:
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.

Yep. Sony didn't really have much for 2015 either. But the difference is that Sony regularly gets brand new 3rd party games released on their system. So much so, that they don't need to practically single handily support their entire library, in the same way that Nintendo does. 

I mean, look at all the new 3rd party AAA titles for PS4's 2015. There's a lot of them. http://www.gamerankings.com/browse.html?site=ps4&cat=0&year=2015&numrev=1&sort=0&letter=&search=

Oh nice! All those games I played on my PC, and Bloodborne.

Thank you again Sony.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:

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

Yes, but it will sell at least 5 million and will move hardware. Therefore a big gun, although it might not for you. See, I don't like Jump&Runs and therefore Mario Odyssey is not for me, but still I recognize it as a big game. However you dice it, Pokemon is a big deal.



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VGPolyglot said:
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.

It's probably more the teams that have mostly developed 3DS titles. HD titles take longer to make now, whether they are big budget titles or not.

Fire Emblem might have taken longer to develop since there's a lot to cover, the SRPG gameplay, the character models, the mechanics, the voice overs, the dialogue, the graphics, etc.

As for Yoshi, who knows. Its similar to that of DKC: TF and Yoshi's Woolly World in terms of delays.



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

I would never recognize FIFA as a good game, still it goes on and sells over ten million each year. Good or bad is irrelevant for considering what a big game is. You haven't titled your thead 'Smash is the only good game this year'.



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melbye said:
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.

You were even kind enough not to mention PS4's first year, which really compounded with this second year.



Shaunodon said: 

Oh nice! All those games I played on my PC, and Bloodborne.

Thank you again Sony.

If Nintendo got every single 3rd party AAA game, like this, then this thread wouldn't exist.