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SKMBlake said:
Shiken said:

We don't talk about labo...

My point is there is no "mostly Wii U ports" this year.

This is true.  In fact, seeing how many games were cross gen or ports during the 2 years of the PS4 or X1, I do not see how anyone can rightfully complain about them.  I had plenty of current gen 3rd party content to keep me busy too.

 

However, there is no denying this was a subpar year overall.  2017 was fantastic, this year was just ok.  Next will blow 2017 out of the water though.



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SKMBlake said:
Animal Crossing was first a GameCube title too.

Not really relevant or important for the discussion, but the series started on the N64.



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TheMisterManGuy said:

2019 is looking to be the year the Switch really starts feeling like an evolution of Nintendo handhelds. Many 3DS series and games associated with handhelds like Pokemon and Animal Crossing are on their way next year, this time developed with console sensibilities in mind. Third party support is looking to go full steam ahead with more multiplatform titles releasing in a closer time frame to the other versions, plus an increase in more unique exclusives like Town, Ninjala, and Daemon X Machina. 

Perhaps what I'm most excited for, if it happens, is an increase in more experimental games from Nintendo. For the most part, many of Nintendo's Switch games were planned prior to the console's launch, with the bulk of them being in 2017. 2018 had more games, but not as many interesting ones, and a lack of digital games like Snipperclips though is a bit disappointing this year. I fully expect this to change next year, as I think we'll see a bigger influx of new IP and niche titles along the lines of ARMS and Labo. 

The biggest thing about the Switch next year, is that it won't just feel like a Nintendo handheld, but it'll feel even better than that.

For me the Switch always felt like a Sony handheld with additional Nintendo games... and that is a good thing.

The Switch seems to me like a spiritual successor of PSP and Vita with many similarities and with some additional Wii genes (motion control option of the Joy-Cons).



Ninventoe hardware takes some time to build up I guess. Even the Wii U which I despise eventually got some good games. 2019 looks great though, I'm expecting Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Zelda remaster ^_^.



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Conina said:

The Switch seems to me like a spiritual successor of PSP and Vita with many similarities and with some additional Wii genes (motion control option of the Joy-Cons).

I was thinking this exact thing last night, Switch is basically what would happen if PSP & Wii had a baby.



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TheMisterManGuy said:

 Third party support is looking to go full steam ahead with more multiplatform titles releasing in a closer time frame to the other versions, plus an increase in more unique exclusives like Town, Ninjala, and Daemon X Machina. 

Full steam ahead without KH3, DMC5, RE2,Rage2, The Division2, Jump Force, Code Vein and basically any big AAA 3rd party title except Doom Eternal.



KingofTrolls said:
TheMisterManGuy said:

 Third party support is looking to go full steam ahead with more multiplatform titles releasing in a closer time frame to the other versions, plus an increase in more unique exclusives like Town, Ninjala, and Daemon X Machina. 

Full steam ahead without KH3, DMC5, RE2,Rage2, The Division2, Jump Force, Code Vein and basically any big AAA 3rd party title except Doom Eternal.

Let's not just assume those aren't coming to the Switch eventually. And if you're telling me I'm making excuses, well nobody expected Doom Eternal or Wolfenstien II to come. 



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TheMisterManGuy said:

Let's not just assume those aren't coming to the Switch eventually. And if you're telling me I'm making excuses, well nobody expected Doom Eternal or Wolfenstien II to come. 

Nobody knows. For now, this full steam ahead is more like " well, at least we got something at all".

Anyway, this year SW got D3 and Fortnite, Paladins and some other 3rd parties, so I dont think 2019 looks much better than 2018.



TheMisterManGuy said:

2018 was a weird year for Switch. While it was still good, many owners felt like it was a step back from the bombastic launch year of 2017. The games we got were good, but aside from Ultimate, nothing Nintendo put out this year felt like a must own. This year for the Switch was mostly Wii U ports, third party games, and smaller titles/niche projects like Labo. The biggest disappointment some had, was that it didn't feel like Nintendo had fully combined their handheld and console resources. After all, the 3DS still had a few more games released this year, and the comparative lack of handheld franchises and more experimental titles was a bit underwhelming. 

That looks like it'll change come next year. 2019 is looking to be the year the Switch really starts feeling like an evolution of Nintendo handhelds. Many 3DS series and games associated with handhelds like Pokemon and Animal Crossing are on their way next year, this time developed with console sensibilities in mind. Third party support is looking to go full steam ahead with more multiplatform titles releasing in a closer time frame to the other versions, plus an increase in more unique exclusives like Town, Ninjala, and Daemon X Machina. 

Perhaps what I'm most excited for, if it happens, is an increase in more experimental games from Nintendo. For the most part, many of Nintendo's Switch games were planned prior to the console's launch, with the bulk of them being in 2017. 2018 had more games, but not as many interesting ones, and a lack of digital games like Snipperclips though is a bit disappointing this year. I fully expect this to change next year, as I think we'll see a bigger influx of new IP and niche titles along the lines of ARMS and Labo. 

The biggest thing about the Switch next year, is that it won't just feel like a Nintendo handheld, but it'll feel even better than that. Don't get me wrong, systems like the GBA and DS had great libraries with strong third party support, but many times it felt like the games were always lesser or more custom versions of what was on consoles. Sure CoD being on DS was great, but only because it was a custom made version completely separate from the full version. Switch is different. It's modern hardware and console nature means it no longer needs spin-offs or alternative versions made from scratch, and it can instead get the full version of many PS4 and Xbox One titles (abiet scaled back) with ease. Plus, because games on Switch are designed to work in both home and mobile scenarios, that also means there's less of a need to develop separate games for handheld style, and home console style as games can now work just as well on both, which frees up time to allow for a more varied and interesting software library. 

If you thought 2017 was great, IMO, Switch is just getting started. 

Can you play with two or even three and four gamepad in your handheld consoles? The answer is simple, no. 

So. The question is do you know what Nintendo Switch is?



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