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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
JRPGfan said:
Vodacixi said:

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 never said it will beat 2017. But that doesn't mean it won't be a big year. Holiday season will have a big title. BotW 2, Odyssey 2, Mario Kart 9... we don't know what it is, but Nintendo is not gonna let the holiday season go without at least one big gun.

That's just holiday though. Late spring, mid summer and early autumn will most likely have a big title too for each. Like always.

I repeat: thinking that all we are getting in 2020 has been announced in 2019 is silly. 



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2017 but damn 2019 was so close as well :) Also the best is yet to come, I'm pretty sure!



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.
I dont think any year left in the switch will beat 2017.

Why are you pretending that is true?



Nu-13 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.
I dont think any year left in the switch will beat 2017.

Why are you pretending that is true?

1 new game, that has a niche market space (big in japan) and 2 ports? common.
Both Playstation and Xbox will dwarf that this year... in terms of exclusives.

What makes you think 2020 is a "big" year for switch exlusives then?

ei. your own words back at you, "why are you pretending that it is!?"



It's hard to beat BOTW, MK8D, Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2 and Mario Odyssey. Best launch year ever and best Switch year so far. So 2017 without a doubt.

2018 had only Smash and 2019 had Yoshi, Mario Maker, Luigi and Pokemon. 2019 wasn't bad. It had also many good 3rd party games. But no.
Zelda, Mario + Splatoon within 9 months should make every Switch owner perfectly happy.



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For what shortcomings there still were, it's going to be very difficult to top Nintendo Switch's 2017. Whether you count that as the 2017 calendar year (like I do) or until March 3, 2018, it's tough to top. So many quality titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Stardew Valley, Super Mario Odyssey, Skyrim, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Oh, and online we didn't have to pay for.
I don't think 2020 can top 2017. Animal Crossing: New Horizons will likely be amazing, but that's all I'm interested in. We still don't know if the next Zelda will be out this year. We're pretty in the dark about first and third-party Switch games this year, so I hope we get a Nintendo Direct this month.

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JRPGfan said:
Nu-13 said:

Why are you pretending that is true?

1 new game, that has a niche market space (big in japan) and 2 ports? common.
Both Playstation and Xbox will dwarf that this year... in terms of exclusives.

What makes you think 2020 is a "big" year for switch exlusives then?

ei. your own words back at you, "why are you pretending that it is!?"

I will ignore your obvious intentions and ask again:

Why do you pretend that is all the switch has for 2020?



curl-6 said:
For me, it will be a very tall order for any year to top 2017; the one-two punch of BOTW and Mario Odyssey alone, one of the best games ever made and one of the top ten of the decade, is colossal on its own, but add in Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2, and Doom 2016, and it's truly fearsome. 2019 may have had more good games in total but for me it didn't offer any in the same godly league as BOTW or Odyssey.

breath of the wild is also on wiiU, was nothing new to the switch, splatoon 2 is mostly for online, I hated it, one of the worse games I played in the last 30 years, controls were also weird compared to most first person shooters. Single player campaign was too short and just bad.

Doom looks and plays much better on PC, xbox X and PS4 pro, by far, and its also way cheaper on those consoles, like 6 times cheaper.

Mario was OK, but not as good as many other 3d marios, it was far too easy, you couldn't even lose a life, and far too many collectibles. Mario 64 and sunshine and 3D world were better for me.

Xenoblade 2 was fantastic, one of the best rpgs of the last 10 years. All in all 2017 was disappointing for me on the switch compared to when I bought my N64, gamecube and wiiU.



victor83fernandes said:
curl-6 said:
For me, it will be a very tall order for any year to top 2017; the one-two punch of BOTW and Mario Odyssey alone, one of the best games ever made and one of the top ten of the decade, is colossal on its own, but add in Splatoon 2, Xenoblade 2, and Doom 2016, and it's truly fearsome. 2019 may have had more good games in total but for me it didn't offer any in the same godly league as BOTW or Odyssey.

breath of the wild is also on wiiU, was nothing new to the switch, splatoon 2 is mostly for online, I hated it, one of the worse games I played in the last 30 years, controls were also weird compared to most first person shooters. Single player campaign was too short and just bad.

Doom looks and plays much better on PC, xbox X and PS4 pro, by far, and its also way cheaper on those consoles, like 6 times cheaper.

Mario was OK, but not as good as many other 3d marios, it was far too easy, you couldn't even lose a life, and far too many collectibles. Mario 64 and sunshine and 3D world were better for me.

Xenoblade 2 was fantastic, one of the best rpgs of the last 10 years. All in all 2017 was disappointing for me on the switch compared to when I bought my N64, gamecube and wiiU.

BOTW was still a new game on Switch; it launched on Switch and Wii U on the exact same day and date, so it was new on both.

And as someone who isn't into online play I really enjoyed Splatoon 2 as a single player game and loved its motion controls.

As for Doom, I don't own a PS4, Xbox One, or gaming PC, plus, once again, I love motion aiming, so for me it was awesome on Switch.

Guess we just have very different tastes, as I considered Odyssey way better than 3D World or Sunshine due to its more interesting worlds and the variety that the Capture ability brought to the gameplay.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

If I look at it objectively (or on a level headed manner), 2017 definitely comes to mind first with the sheer level of ambitious games we got both in quality and quantity. I'm also taking the 3DS into the account since it had also some excellent games as it's last true active year as a primary system I'd say.

If I take a Switch only and more subjective look then I'd probably go with 2019. It's the time where I branch out to a lot of stuff I've never played before + it had a solid selection of core titles which began to be over abundant in the second half of the year,lol. The year where I've been the most active in my playtime sessions.

Although, my 2nd Breath of the Wild playthrough + other stuff on the side is catching up to it already in 2020 😶



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