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I choose...

2017 43 71.67%
2019 17 28.33%

2017 had the higher quality of individual titles, 2019 gets the easy win in quantity. If I have to choose, I'll go with Fire Emblem Warriors; Nintendo should continue those collaborations with Tecmo-Koei and give us a new game at least every three years.

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2019, but only by a hair. The two Dragon Quest games (Builder 1 and XI S) along with Fire Emblem 3 Houses and Super Mario Maker 2 that are decisive for the victory of 2019 for me, but the overall quantity of great games in 2019 should also do the trick for many; 2017 had some truly exceptional games, but not enough of them to counter the slew of great titles from 2019.

Breath of the Wild on its own pretty much makes 2017 a win. Combine that with Odyssey Arms and Splat2n and it's an easy win.

Breath of the Wild + Mario Odyssey makes 2017 hard to top!

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Basically nothing in 2019 came close to BotW and Odyssey. And those two games alone can last anyone most of a year. 2019 was a fantastic year but 2017 still has the two marquee games most associated with the Switch.

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Both phenomenal years. For me personally, it's a tie.


In terms of new games I think it's a bit of a toss up. 2017 had a huge impact with Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. The games from those years that I've purchased:

Breath of the Wild (w/ DLC)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Splatoon 2
Mario + Rabbids
Golf Story
Rocket League
Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
LA Noire
RE: Revelations
Lego City Undercover
I Am Setsuna
Yooka Laylee

My Friend Pedro
Yoshi's Crafted World
Untitled Goose Game
Luigi's Mansion 3
The Witcher 3
New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
Pokemon Shield
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Turok 1
Doom 3
Grandia Collection

However, I've purchased all the games from 2017 that I pretty much want. From 2019 I still want to get Astral Chain, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Links Awakening, Dragon Quest XI, A Hat in Time, Ori and the Blind Forest, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Tales of Vesperia, and Ring Fit Adventure

IDK, still a toss up for me. I'm inclined to give it to 2017 though just because of how much I love Xenoblade and BotW.

Last edited by Doctor_MG - on 10 January 2020

I really wanted to give it to 2019, but in the end I voted 2017.  2019 had a ton of single player games, most of which I haven't touched yet.  The only single player games I played in 2017 were Breath of the Wild and Mario + Rabbids, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed especially Zelda.  But I also played a lot of Puyo + Puyo Tetris, and Mario Kart 8 D, and played some Arms too.  2019 didn't have any multiplayer experiences like that.

What 2019 has over 2017 is third party offerings, especially indies.  I really Untitled Goose Game and Wargroove, and I'll throw Cadence of Hyrule into that category too.  All 3 games are great and unique.  I also just bought a bunch of indie games that I haven't touched yet, but will soon.  Indies really hit their stride in 2019, and of the 3 games I mentioned, 1 is a Switch exclusive and the other 2 released on Switch before PS4. 

I still have yet to actually try any Nintendo first party games from 2019.  They look good, but they didn't make me want to immediately get them like BotW or Mario + Rabbids.  And of course 2017 dominated in multi-player, so I have to give 2017 the win.

Zelda and Mario combo beat everything else.

2019. It had Astral Chain