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Best year so far?

2017 29 52.73%
 
2018 2 3.64%
 
2019 13 23.64%
 
2020 0 0%
 
Yet to come 11 20.00%
 
Total:55

2017 has been the best year for the system so far for me, no doubt about it. Super Mario Odyssey, BotW, DOOM, and last but not least Xenoblade 2 made it fantastic and very memorable. Last year also had a lot of games I was interested in, though, half of which I haven't even touched yet.



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Why is "Yet to come" an option?
The best year so far is yet to come? That doesn't make sense. =)

Anyway, it's 2017. That's the year that Switch got two of the most powerful game releases in Nintendo history with Mario Kart 8 and Breath of the Wild. Yeah Mario Kart 8 came out on Wii U earlier, but that was more like a paid beta, the Switch release was the real deal.

And then there were games like Xenoblade chronicles 2, Odyssey, Stardew Valley, Golf Story, and more. 2019 was also a strong year, but most of the best games on Switch are still from its first year on the market, although that almost certainly changes by the end of 2020. It's not that 2018 and 2019 sucked, they were great, but 2017 was one of the best years of software releases for any video game console, ever. It might even be the best, only year 1 of the Wii really compares, maybe SNES's 1995 or PSX's 1998.

But anyway, Why do I say 2017 without a doubt? In 10 years I can see myself playing Switch games released in 2017. I can't say the same about 2018 or 2019 games.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 03 March 2020

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2019 slightly edges out 2017 for me. Both years were phenomenal. 2018 was good too.

I'm hoping that year 4 will top it all. I am starting to get very impatient for a Direct lol.



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Switch has been an excellent little indie system for me with the occasional big game like Pokémon Gen 8 and the upcoming Animal Crossing and some of my favourite last gen games as ports like TMS#FE, Dragons Dogma. It's not a system I'll invest a ton of money into or buy many games for but it's definitely a fun system.

Last edited by VersusEvil - on 03 March 2020

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I'm currently replaying breath of the wild and I'm actually enjoying it more this time than the first. I said to myself "The Switch may be my favorite console of all time..."



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2017. DOOM, Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade 2, Mario + Rabbids, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8... impossible to beat so many megatons.



SpokenTruth said:
Damn. I can't pick a best year so I'm going to take the easy route and say it has yet to come.

The best year is already behinde it.
2017 had Zelda BoTW + Mario Odyssey + Mario Kart 8 delux + Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

No following year(s) is going to beat that for the Switch.
Those are the biggest heavy hitters Nintendo has, and Switch got them early.

Switch 2020 is like Animal Crossing + Xenoblade 1 +  Tokyo Mirage Sessons FE.... not a big year.
I dont think any year left in the switch will beat 2017.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 03 March 2020

JRPGfan said:
SpokenTruth said:
Damn. I can't pick a best year so I'm going to take the easy route and say it has yet to come.

The best year is already behinde it.
2017 had Zelda BoTW + Mario Odyssey + Mario Kart 8 delux + Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

No following year(s) is going to beat that for the Switch.
Those are the biggest heavy hitters Nintendo has, and Switch got them early.

Switch 2020 is like Animal Crossing + Xenoblade 1 +  Tokyo Mirage Sessons FE.... not a big year.

If you think thats all the Switch is getting in 2020... think again. We still don't know half the story.



Vodacixi said:
JRPGfan said:

The best year is already behinde it.
2017 had Zelda BoTW + Mario Odyssey + Mario Kart 8 delux + Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

No following year(s) is going to beat that for the Switch.
Those are the biggest heavy hitters Nintendo has, and Switch got them early.

Switch 2020 is like Animal Crossing + Xenoblade 1 +  Tokyo Mirage Sessons FE.... not a big year.

If you think thats all the Switch is getting in 2020... think again. We still don't know half the story.

Even if Metroid Prime 4 + BoTW 2 also launched in 2020, it still wouldnt beat 2017 lineup.
Also I doubt Nintendo does that, they want to save some to spread out for 2021-2022 as well.



I have more games for my Switch than other console. I have the greatest range of games for any of my consoles (except for first person shooters as I've burned out on them).
2019 was an incredible year for me with games like Ring Fit Adventure, Daemon X Machina & A.O.T 2: The Final Battle but it was also the year played alot of older games like Disgaea 4, Iconoclasts, Toki Tori 1 + 2, Pixel Junk Monsters 2. 2018 was similar to 2019 in this respect and I think this is simply how 2020 will be for me as well. There are so many great games that I've missed that new releases take a step back. I still have yet to play the Dragon Quest 11 demo!
So I think the best is yet to come!