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The next Nintendo console is definitely not coming this or next year.
The OLED model is definitely the better model, more sturdy, better build quality, feels more premium, or so I've heard.

Basically all genres are represented on the Switch, some more than others.
Good horror games on the Switch would be the Outlast games, Alien Isolation and Amnesia Collection.

I wanna also recommend Astral Chain if you like some cool action.



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Spike0503 said:
curl-6 said:

No worries, happy to help out. :)

Based on this, I'd say Splatoon 2 and Xenoblade 2 might be worth your time. Though it's not traditional horror, Luigi's Mansion 3 is an enjoyable spoof of the genre with a lot of polish. If you enjoy non-shooter action games I'd also recommend Monster Hunter Rise, Bayonetta 2, and Astral Chain.

If you have any fondness for old school FPS games, Dusk is a must play, ditto for Metroid Dread if you have any affinity for its genre.

I've heard a ton about Metroid but haven't played any to this day. I LOVE Symphony of the Night so I might like this one since it's a Metroidvania too no?

Thanks for the suggestions.

It's what inspired Symphony of the Night, I think. Try out Hollow Knight and the Ori games too. They're also on other platforms.



A Switch successor shouldn't launch before 2024, so you have at least 2 years. Don't expect many big new games besides BOTW 2 and Metriod Prime 4. But the Switch catalogue is pretty filled with great titles and you maybe haven't thought about every good exclusive. But don't think about playing titles on Switch you can play on any other platform. It is the worst console playing multiplats on TV, except you use the portability.

If you love Symphony of the Night, you should also like Metroid Dread.



siebensus4 said:

A Switch successor shouldn't launch before 2024, so you have at least 2 years. Don't expect many big new games besides BOTW 2 and Metriod Prime 4. But the Switch catalogue is pretty filled with great titles you maybe haven't thought about every good exclusive. But don't think about playing titles on Switch you can play on any other platform. It is the worst console playing multiplats on TV, except you use the portability.

If you love Symphony of the Night, you should also like Metroid Dread.

I'm honestly considering holding off until the successor arrives. The only reason I'm doubting it is because we don't have any guarantee that Nintendo will make it backwards compatible (though it seems a no brainer) and because my wife is really into Pokemon haha.


And yeah if I buy it I'm only doing it for the Nintendo exclusives. BOTW and Metroid Dread look pretty cool!



Spike0503 said:
siebensus4 said:

A Switch successor shouldn't launch before 2024, so you have at least 2 years. Don't expect many big new games besides BOTW 2 and Metriod Prime 4. But the Switch catalogue is pretty filled with great titles you maybe haven't thought about every good exclusive. But don't think about playing titles on Switch you can play on any other platform. It is the worst console playing multiplats on TV, except you use the portability.

If you love Symphony of the Night, you should also like Metroid Dread.

I'm honestly considering holding off until the successor arrives. The only reason I'm doubting it is because we don't have any guarantee that Nintendo will make it backwards compatible (though it seems a no brainer) and because my wife is really into Pokemon haha.


And yeah if I buy it I'm only doing it for the Nintendo exclusives. BOTW and Metroid Dread look pretty cool!

Not sure if they'd be your cup of tea, but in terms of the best Switch exclusives I'd also recommend Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.



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

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curl-6 said:
Spike0503 said:

I'm honestly considering holding off until the successor arrives. The only reason I'm doubting it is because we don't have any guarantee that Nintendo will make it backwards compatible (though it seems a no brainer) and because my wife is really into Pokemon haha.


And yeah if I buy it I'm only doing it for the Nintendo exclusives. BOTW and Metroid Dread look pretty cool!

Not sure if they'd be your cup of tea, but in terms of the best Switch exclusives I'd also recommend Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Haven't played a Mario game in years. I used to own a GameCube (won it on a raffle lol) and had a pretty good time with Sunshine. I could keep an eye out for Odyssey, yeah.



Yes.



I know a lot of people who bought a Switch just to play BOTW, lol. My dad did. And besides Breath of the Wild 2 is coming next year as well. I'm a huge Zelda fan so I'd recommend buying a Switch for BOTW1 and 2.

If your wife is into Pokémon, there's no shortage of Pokémon games on the Switch. It's a Pokémon machine. If you only played blue and have nostalgia for Gen 1, then Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Evee is a decent game to get. It's also 2 players on the same screen. Besides that I recommend Pokémon Legends Arceus. It's a semi open world Pokémon game and later this year Scarlet and Violet, fully open World Pokémon games will release.

A next gen Switch is probably 2 years out. Just get a standard or OLED if you're willing to spend the extra cash. I'd imagine the next generation Switch will be backwards compatible and you should be able to transfer your data over and sell your OG Switch.



Spike0503 said:

I've been thinking about getting a Switch for a couple months now since I'm curious about Breath of the Wild (though that's the only game I'm interested in) and my wife is super into Pokemon (I only played Blue way back in the day lol)

Thing is, a Switch successor must be on the way right? In my mind it seems like it could be a waste to get a Switch now but then again who knows if Nintendo will make the next console backwards compatible. How likely do you think that is?


I haven't made up my mind yet so any discussion and/or advice is welcome.

Switch successor likely isn't coming anytime soon. Probably 2-3 years away.

Switch has tons of great games and plenty more coming out in the future. Obviously it is worth it. But you state you are only interesting in BotW. Not sure how that could be considering the incredible library, but if you're only interested in one game it probably isn't worth it. BotW is incredible, but it isn't worth buying whole system for it! Might be worth it for your wife though considering there's a bunch of Pokemon games on the system. Maybe your wife gets it for Pokemon stuff and then you can get BotW. And who knows, maybe you'll discover all the other amazing games on the system too.

But if your worry is about it being replaced soon I wouldn't worry about that. And I mean, if you are only interested in playing a single game, why would you even care when the next system comes out anyway?



It's basic logic. Have you played Elden Ring?. If no, then play that. If yes, then get a Switch. Switch is where it's at. It's got 5 years worth of games, and most of the new games coming out this year and next year are going to be on the Switch. It's going to take a couple of years for those "next gen" games to actually release on PS5 or X|S (or Switch 2) and you're going to want to play something in the meantime.