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Regarding Fire Emblem, have any of the older ones had Switch ports? Literally never played a Fire Emblem game before, but they do look interesting.



Ka-pi96 said:

Regarding Fire Emblem, have any of the older ones had Switch ports? Literally never played a Fire Emblem game before, but they do look interesting.

Only the first Fire Emblem 

Btw, play Fire Emblem Three Houses. Currently I have ~340h on it 



curl-6 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Ah, I forgot about Hyrule Warriors. That looks good too. I saw Jim Sterling's video on it and I know I can trust a fellow musou fan!

How is Luigi's Mansion? Never played one of them before so don't really know anything about them.

Luigi's Mansion is good fun. It's sort of a leisurely paced faux-horror adventure game where you solve puzzles and fight cartoon ghosts. There's an emphasis on problem solving over fast-paced action and it's got a good amount of creativity in its gameplay concepts.

If you've never played a Luigi's Mansion game, and you own a Switch, you should definitely pick it up.  It isn't something that I'd really factor into whether or not I buy a system, but it is good enough to warrant a purchase for a system I buy for other games.  



IMO, Switch is worth buying if you're really into the Nintendo core franchises, and won't have to stretch to afford it. If you didn't own a Wii U, there's more reason to get Switch. If you do have a Wii U, about half of the big games are available there.

As I've written elsewhere, my Switch is mostly collecting dust because they haven't released enough new stuff in their core franshises. Zero exclusive Zelda games and no new Mario Kart are the most obvious omissions.  There's also no new 2D Mario, unless you count Mario Maker.  



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VAMatt said:

IMO, Switch is worth buying if you're really into the Nintendo core franchises, and won't have to stretch to afford it. If you didn't own a Wii U, there's more reason to get Switch. If you do have a Wii U, about half of the big games are available there.

As I've written elsewhere, my Switch is mostly collecting dust because they haven't released enough new stuff in their core franshises. Zero exclusive Zelda games and no new Mario Kart are the most obvious omissions.  There's also no new 2D Mario, unless you count Mario Maker.  

I did own a Wii U, sold it back in like 2016 though.

Personally I'm not interested in Zelda (except Hyrule Warriors since I love musou games) or 2D mario, so it lacking those isn't an issue for me. I don't mind replaying older stuff though, it doesn't have to be new. The 3D Mario collection is definitely interesting, although it would be moreso if they had included Galaxy 2! As is Mario Kart 8, I played it on Wii U but would definitely enjoy playing it again, it's been awhile.



VAMatt said:

IMO, Switch is worth buying if you're really into the Nintendo core franchises, and won't have to stretch to afford it. If you didn't own a Wii U, there's more reason to get Switch. If you do have a Wii U, about half of the big games are available there.

As I've written elsewhere, my Switch is mostly collecting dust because they haven't released enough new stuff in their core franshises. Zero exclusive Zelda games and no new Mario Kart are the most obvious omissions.  There's also no new 2D Mario, unless you count Mario Maker.  

Nintendo milk their fanbase with re-releases, the key serecet to enjoy Nintendo is to buy on hardware and skip the other :p 



Well there are 4 switch exclusives that I consider exceptional:
Breath of the Wild
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Astral Chain
Super Mario Odyssey

Sort of obvious picks except maybe Astral Chain, but they really are the best ones in my experience.



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  • Switch - 24m
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  • Xbox Series - 10m

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IcaroRibeiro said:
VAMatt said:

IMO, Switch is worth buying if you're really into the Nintendo core franchises, and won't have to stretch to afford it. If you didn't own a Wii U, there's more reason to get Switch. If you do have a Wii U, about half of the big games are available there.

As I've written elsewhere, my Switch is mostly collecting dust because they haven't released enough new stuff in their core franshises. Zero exclusive Zelda games and no new Mario Kart are the most obvious omissions.  There's also no new 2D Mario, unless you count Mario Maker.  

Nintendo milk their fanbase with re-releases, the key serecet to enjoy Nintendo is to buy on hardware and skip the other :p 

I've always been an early adopter of Nintendo systems. But, I think those days are over for me. Going forward, I'm going to wait several years before purchasing Nintendo hardware to make sure that there is a sufficient catalog of games that I have not yet played. When we get to that point, if it looks like the next gen hardware is coming soon, I may well do as you suggest and skip a generation.

I really feel like Nintendo has not done right by those of us that were loyal and bought the Wii U.  We get to play the same games again and pay full price for them.  At the very least, they should have offered some sort of trade-in program where you send in your Wii U disc and get half price access to a digital Switch version of the game, or something like that.  For that matter, they could have just sent out discount codes to anyone that played the Wii U versions of the games prior to their release on Switch. Nintendo certainly has that information for the vast majority of us.