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Welp, there's a great catalog to get around first and also a good slew of he's coming out this year as well, not mentioning what the future holds with stuff like BOTW 2,Metroid Prime 4, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Splatoon 3, Bayonetta 3 and other future surprises.

I'd say it's worth investing your time into when you can guess the next generation for Nintendo isn't coming before 2024 at least.



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Depends on how much you're willing to spend on catching up with its games and how fast you're going to beat them lol.



Slownenberg said:

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?

I haven't owned a Nintendo console in many years so I haven't been paying attention to Nintendo news. BOTW does look great and someone just recommended Metroid Dread which also looks pretty cool.

And yeah, that's what I've been thinking. Maybe get it for her and I eventually find some other games beside BOTW. I have some time to think about it though, her birthday is still some months away.

How likely is it that the Switch successor will be backwards compatible though? I'm really curious to hear people's thoughts on that. Nintendo seems to be on and off on backwards compatibility if you look at their record.



What other platforms do you have btw? Cos the Switch has games that are on one but not both, and could give you access if you're PS or Xbox only.

For instance, if you have a PS4/5 but not than Xbox One/Series, you can get Ori and the Blind Forest/Will of the Wisps.

If you own an Xbox One/Series but not a PS4/5 then Switch has games like 13 Sentinels, God Eater 3, Neo The World Ends With You, Sakuna of Rice and Ruin.

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curl-6 said:

What other platforms do you have btw? Cos the Switch has games that are on one but not both, and could give you access if you're PS or Xbox only.

For instance, if you have a PS4/5 but not than Xbox One/Series, you can get Ori and the Blind Forest/Will of the Wisps and Cuphead on Switch.

If you own an Xbox One/Series but not a PS4/5 then Switch has games like 13 Sentinels, God Eater 3, Neo The World Ends With You, Sakuna of Rice and Ruin.

I have a PS5. Ori seems nice but isn't Cuphead on PS4 too?



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Spike0503 said:
curl-6 said:

What other platforms do you have btw? Cos the Switch has games that are on one but not both, and could give you access if you're PS or Xbox only.

For instance, if you have a PS4/5 but not than Xbox One/Series, you can get Ori and the Blind Forest/Will of the Wisps and Cuphead on Switch.

If you own an Xbox One/Series but not a PS4/5 then Switch has games like 13 Sentinels, God Eater 3, Neo The World Ends With You, Sakuna of Rice and Ruin.

I have a PS5. Ori seems nice but isn't Cuphead on PS4 too?

Ah, so it is, my bad haha.



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Spike0503 said:
curl-6 said:

What other platforms do you have btw? Cos the Switch has games that are on one but not both, and could give you access if you're PS or Xbox only.

For instance, if you have a PS4/5 but not than Xbox One/Series, you can get Ori and the Blind Forest/Will of the Wisps and Cuphead on Switch.

If you own an Xbox One/Series but not a PS4/5 then Switch has games like 13 Sentinels, God Eater 3, Neo The World Ends With You, Sakuna of Rice and Ruin.

I have a PS5. Ori seems nice but isn't Cuphead on PS4 too?

If you have a good PC, I'd recommend playing Ori there instead. Blind Forest runs well on the Switch but Will of the Wisps is definitely best enjoyed on PC, it's still a remarkable port for what it is but best enjoyed elsewhere if possible. If the Switch were the only place to play it, you should still go for it of course, I played it first on Switch and loved it anyway.

As for the Switch's successor, I used to think it'd come out in late 2024, but it's starting to look like it may be further away. Either way I'd be very surprised if it didn't have backwards compatibility, Nintendo always had backwards compatibility on successors to their most successful consoles, it only makes sense really. They have this massive userbase, they don't want to turn them away.

As for what the Switch has to offer right now. BotW is an incredible game. I've yet to meet anyone who didn't love it, whether they're Zelda fans, non-Zelda fans, or non-gamers entirely. That aside, some of the best exclusives in my opinion are Astral Chain and Metroid Dread. Astral Chain is maybe a bit more niche but is a sick action game with a lot of depth, whereas Dread, well if you're into metroidvanias that's all that needs to be said. Metroid created the genre long before Castlevania adopted it.

That said, if you can find a way to play some earlier Metroid games before Dread, I'd recommend doing that instead. Dread being the 5th game in the mainline series means it's got loads of lore going behind it, you can definitely understand the story without the previous games but it won't be nearly as impactful. I'd recommend at least going through Super Metroid (available on the Switch's SNES app) and Metroid Fusion (reportedly coming soon?). Those are respectively the 3rd and 4th games in the series, and they're pretty good at establishing what's going on before going into Dread. They're all fantastic games too and not too long.




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Spike0503 said:
curl-6 said:

What other platforms do you have btw? Cos the Switch has games that are on one but not both, and could give you access if you're PS or Xbox only.

For instance, if you have a PS4/5 but not than Xbox One/Series, you can get Ori and the Blind Forest/Will of the Wisps and Cuphead on Switch.

If you own an Xbox One/Series but not a PS4/5 then Switch has games like 13 Sentinels, God Eater 3, Neo The World Ends With You, Sakuna of Rice and Ruin.

I have a PS5. Ori seems nice but isn't Cuphead on PS4 too?

I see you have a ps5. Try genshin impact. It's similar to botw but better combat system, storytelling and characterization than botw, genshin falls short in other areas, such as puzzles and level design. 

I don't think it's worth buying any console just for 1 or 2 games. Only you can determine if that purchase is worth it really



mZuzek said:

If you have a good PC, I'd recommend playing Ori there instead. Blind Forest runs well on the Switch but Will of the Wisps is definitely best enjoyed on PC, it's still a remarkable port for what it is but best enjoyed elsewhere if possible. If the Switch were the only place to play it, you should still go for it of course, I played it first on Switch and loved it anyway.

As for the Switch's successor, I used to think it'd come out in late 2024, but it's starting to look like it may be further away. Either way I'd be very surprised if it didn't have backwards compatibility, Nintendo always had backwards compatibility on successors to their most successful consoles, it only makes sense really. They have this massive userbase, they don't want to turn them away.

As for what the Switch has to offer right now. BotW is an incredible game. I've yet to meet anyone who didn't love it, whether they're Zelda fans, non-Zelda fans, or non-gamers entirely. That aside, some of the best exclusives in my opinion are Astral Chain and Metroid Dread. Astral Chain is maybe a bit more niche but is a sick action game with a lot of depth, whereas Dread, well if you're into metroidvanias that's all that needs to be said. Metroid created the genre long before Castlevania adopted it.

That said, if you can find a way to play some earlier Metroid games before Dread, I'd recommend doing that instead. Dread being the 5th game in the mainline series means it's got loads of lore going behind it, you can definitely understand the story without the previous games but it won't be nearly as impactful. I'd recommend at least going through Super Metroid (available on the Switch's SNES app) and Metroid Fusion (reportedly coming soon?). Those are respectively the 3rd and 4th games in the series, and they're pretty good at establishing what's going on before going into Dread. They're all fantastic games too and not too long.

No PC, my laptop is crap haha but appreciate the info regardless.

The stuff about Metroid is interesting too. I'm really into the Metroidvania style but have only played Castlevania games. I'll consider Super Metroid now, thanks.



Pinkie_pie said:
Spike0503 said:

I have a PS5. Ori seems nice but isn't Cuphead on PS4 too?

I see you have a ps5. Try genshin impact. It's similar to botw but better combat system, storytelling and characterization than botw, genshin falls short in other areas, such as puzzles and level design. 

I don't think it's worth buying any console just for 1 or 2 games. Only you can determine if that purchase is worth it really

My wife was super into Genshin but left it a bit ago haha. It never piqued my interest, not really into the character designs.

Yeah at the moment I'm only interested in BOTW and Metroid Dread since it has been suggested here. If I do get it it's probably going to be mostly for my wife since she's into Pokemon.