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Well. Picked up Final Fantasy 10 for Switch... If I can't get new games, I will buy old ones.

Going to hunt down physical copies of Turok 1+2 and Final Fantasy 7 + 8 at some point.



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SpokenTruth said:
DélioPT said:
A company that is only supporting a single console acts the same way it did when it was supporting 2 consoles: the lack of proper 1st party games for a time period of what.. 6 months?... is not really understandable.
Focusing on a single console should have this covered so it wouldn't happen again. Yet, it did.
And we still have yet to see what's coming next, since Nintendo's best (selling) IPs are all out or pretty much.

3rd parties insisting on bringing ports and more ports only shows how they see Switch as na easy buck.
But they do this because people keep liking this strategy. So, why should they stop, right?

Overall, passable ND.

What worries is that, 3 years after being released and still no signs of Nintendo and 3rd parties changing their ways. Specially Nintendo - who is supposed to carry the console by itself, anyway.

I know.  It's almost like there was a worldwide event disrupting economies, business, product distribution, markets, etc....

Good thing it's just Nintendo fucking up and I can't wait to attend E3 again this year.

That's not an explanation for Nintendo's (bad) strategy.
3 years into the console and things should have been different and they are not. 



DélioPT said:
SpokenTruth said:

I know.  It's almost like there was a worldwide event disrupting economies, business, product distribution, markets, etc....

Good thing it's just Nintendo fucking up and I can't wait to attend E3 again this year.

That's not an explanation for Nintendo's (bad) strategy.
3 years into the console and things should have been different and they are not. 

Things have been different though. The first 3 years of Switch was a huge improvement over Wii U and Wii's output. It's just these first three months of 2020 that have been deadly silent. 



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Well since E3 is cancelled I believe Nintendo should do their direct they were saving for E3 in May. They might as well jump in front of Microsoft and Sony because they will steal the show later with new system/games revealed. So might as well make headlines now instead of being an afterthought.



Cerebralbore101 said:
DélioPT said:

That's not an explanation for Nintendo's (bad) strategy.
3 years into the console and things should have been different and they are not. 

Things have been different though. The first 3 years of Switch was a huge improvement over Wii U and Wii's output. It's just these first three months of 2020 that have been deadly silent. 

I'm not sure how the second year or the third year were, but the first year wasn't a great improvement.

Actually, you really couldn't tell the difference. If you compared 1st party titles - and only 1st party titles - you would see that the output was basically the same.

And honestly, if my memory serves me correctly, the last year couple years weren't that great either.
But even if they were, we are talking about a company that went from supporting 2 consoles, to supporting a single console. Which means that they had the human resources to pump out games on a steadly basis.



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sethnintendo said:
Well since E3 is cancelled I believe Nintendo should do their direct they were saving for E3 in May. They might as well jump in front of Microsoft and Sony because they will steal the show later with new system/games revealed. So might as well make headlines now instead of being an afterthought.

Sony was already skipping E3, so we don't know when they will do a full unveiling of the console. 



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I guess I'm just not too sure what people are expecting. I mean, my days of being a blind Nintendo apologist for everything they do are long over (and in fact I'm probably one of their biggest critics when it comes to their fandom). But I guess I just don't see what people expect in terms of Switch titles.

We just got Animal Crossing, Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4 are in the pipeline. Sure, we're definitely lacking on exclusives and Nintendo-made stuff for like, the first half of this year, but given COVID - and the fact that the early months of the year are usually pretty bare, I guess I just don't see much of an issue given the circumstances. Switch has recently gotten and is still getting tons of games, and while many may be ports/remasters, good games are good games, and many of them I have yet to play, so I got plenty on my plate.

I may be in the minority but I'm actually really looking forward to Clubhouse games, mainly for the Wii Play-esque stuff in there. I've really been wanting some sort of successor to that game, and it seems were at least getting a spiritual successor in that game. Shooting gallery and Wii Tanks were actually super fun, and a handheld/online version would be pretty rad. Heck those 2 + Bowling on their own could almost make for a solid package (at least at like 20 bucks or so). 



 

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DarthMetalliCube said:

But I guess I just don't see what people expect in terms of Switch titles.

People don't expect long droughts three years into the system's life. I don't really mind it, but just don't expect me to have the console in a higher regard in the near future, it could've faired way better. 



DarthMetalliCube said:

I guess I'm just not too sure what people are expecting. I mean, my days of being a blind Nintendo apologist for everything they do are long over (and in fact I'm probably one of their biggest critics when it comes to their fandom). But I guess I just don't see what people expect in terms of Switch titles.

We just got Animal Crossing, Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4 are in the pipeline. Sure, we're definitely lacking on exclusives and Nintendo-made stuff for like, the first half of this year, but given COVID - and the fact that the early months of the year are usually pretty bare, I guess I just don't see much of an issue given the circumstances. Switch has recently gotten and is still getting tons of games, and while many may be ports/remasters, good games are good games, and many of them I have yet to play, so I got plenty on my plate.

I may be in the minority but I'm actually really looking forward to Clubhouse games, mainly for the Wii Play-esque stuff in there. I've really been wanting some sort of successor to that game, and it seems were at least getting a spiritual successor in that game. Shooting gallery and Wii Tanks were actually super fun, and a handheld/online version would be pretty rad. Heck those 2 + Bowling on their own could almost make for a solid package (at least at like 20 bucks or so). 

Yea that Clubhouse games actually looked interesting.  I'm into lots of board games like chess and into card games like Texas Hold em.  I might actually pick it up later.   Looks like it is starting at $40 retail which isn't too bad.  I might not pick it up at launch but I definitely will keep my eye on it.



sethnintendo said:
DarthMetalliCube said:

I guess I'm just not too sure what people are expecting. I mean, my days of being a blind Nintendo apologist for everything they do are long over (and in fact I'm probably one of their biggest critics when it comes to their fandom). But I guess I just don't see what people expect in terms of Switch titles.

We just got Animal Crossing, Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4 are in the pipeline. Sure, we're definitely lacking on exclusives and Nintendo-made stuff for like, the first half of this year, but given COVID - and the fact that the early months of the year are usually pretty bare, I guess I just don't see much of an issue given the circumstances. Switch has recently gotten and is still getting tons of games, and while many may be ports/remasters, good games are good games, and many of them I have yet to play, so I got plenty on my plate.

I may be in the minority but I'm actually really looking forward to Clubhouse games, mainly for the Wii Play-esque stuff in there. I've really been wanting some sort of successor to that game, and it seems were at least getting a spiritual successor in that game. Shooting gallery and Wii Tanks were actually super fun, and a handheld/online version would be pretty rad. Heck those 2 + Bowling on their own could almost make for a solid package (at least at like 20 bucks or so). 

Yea that Clubhouse games actually looked interesting.  I'm into lots of board games like chess and into card games like Texas Hold em.  I might actually pick it up later.   Looks like it is starting at $40 retail which isn't too bad.  I might not pick it up at launch but I definitely will keep my eye on it.

$40 isn't a bad price. I enjoy those types of games as well, so it might be worth it for me to pick up. Not that I would play it for hours at a time, but it could be fun for little bites here and there .



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