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Rudy_Manchego

@BAMozzy I completely agree, it could even include some earlier this gen games. The Switch allows players to play favourite games on the move in a way that has never happened before. I'd play Bioshock, Dead Space, Red Dead, Far Cry etc. on the Switch again because I have never played those games fully in the move.

If a reissue gives you the opportunity to experience a good game in a different way then why not? For the publishers as well, the effort is far less in porting then building from ground up (depending on engines etc).

Plus nostalgia is big business these days.

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Ralizah

VR and portable Skyrim are both pretty awesome in their own ways. Immersion vs. comfort and portability. Either way, they make the vanilla PS4/Xbone/PC versions look incredibly inferior, since VR is the only thing that really makes losing portability worth it, imo.

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belmont

This may seem bizarre but for me one of the biggest selling points for the Wii and the Wii U was the Virtual Console. There, excluding basically only Game Boy and Game Gear that are 3ds exclusives, almost all the classic games anyone could possibly want.

Yes some are stupid expensive and there is no Wii - Wii U - 3DS crossbuy but it is a convinient way to have all the non Playstation vigeogame history.

Ninty somehow made the Wii U VC worse by not making all consoles available and by having to pay to play your old games while also the emulation is very bad on some consoles.

Bottom line is VC is nowhere to be found on Switch and, apart from some NES games as a part of a subscription that nobody cares about.

If I could transfer my VC games for Wii - Wii U - 3DS to the Switch I would already have bought one. Seriously there is nothing that is not available on other systems. The portability aspect is good but not enough to justify the 340 euros that it costs here.

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KratosMD

@belmont I think Wii U VC is much better than the Wii. Not only are there NES, SNES and N64 games, there are GBA, DS and Wii games as well. That's basically the majority of Nintendo's systems and more systems than the VC on both the Wii and the 3DS (3DS doesn't even have VC for GBA or DS!) had.

They did give you a rebate when you transfered your games from the Wii to the Wii U and bought them on the Wii U system directly. The games were basically 80% off and you could buy them for the Wii U again for 1-2 euros, which is reasonable because they added more features for the Wii U VC system such as restoration points, which is an AMAZING feature that the Wii VC system lacked. It was worth it for me to upgrade all my Wii VC games to the Wii U for that feature only.

I do agree though that Nintendo is always late with releasing Virtual Console on their new system. I think the Wii was the only one that had it released on time? Both the 3DS and Wii U got them way later and obviously Switch doesn't even have one right now. I seriously hope that they introduce Cross-Buy for the Switch though, as every other major company is doing it right now and I doubt that they'll convince me once again to upgrade my games. Restoration points is nice, but I don't see them adding any features that will be as useful as that one.

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Splat

If you could just walk into a store and buy a Switch I would own one already. That said it would just be for their exclusives. I'm looking forward to playing Zelda and Mario Kart will be new to me since I skipped the Wii U.

I'm not sure what to think about Mario Odyssey. I enjoy Mario games but the trailers haven't done much for me. Maybe you have to play it to really get it.

I love me some Skyrim but I'll take playing it in 4K on my Pro over playing it on the go.

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Octane

@Splat If you liked Mario 64 or Mario Sunshine, I think you'll enjoy Odyssey. Galaxy had a few open levels, but most of that game was ultimately very linear. Gameplay-wise I think they're all going to be comparable.

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KratosMD

This is the first third-party exclusive that I'm excited to get on the Switch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch_2MBzfmXY

Having played the first two games on the Wii, I can say that this series is an absolute marvel and the third one is looking very promising. Switch owners, keep your eyes out for this one!

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Ralizah

@KratosMD Eh. I'll look into it. Hopefully NMH is better than the mediocre Let It Die, which is the only Suda51 game I've been exposed to so far.

More excited for Mario + Rabbids, personally, which I just got in the mail today. Also looking forward to tasty indies like Stardew Valley, Kentucky Route Zero, SteamWorld Dig 2, Hollow Knight, and Yono and the Celestial Elephants!

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Fight_Teza_Fight

I have been out of the Nintendo loop for a while, but I hope the Switch gets VC soon. Would like to play some games that I missed or would like to experience again (Bayonetta 2).
I don't really like Mario (shock!), but Breath of The Wild basically means that I will eventually pick up a Switch. Would also be cool to get back into Pokemon as I spend well over 1000 hours on most of the games- I EV trained & IV bred like crazy!

I'd exclusively be using the Switch as a handheld, but I've still got a ton of Vita games to finish (100+) first. So when the time comes I'll be needing some help from you guys! Currently have a Switch purchase penciled in for 2020 lol .

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KratosMD

It looks like there is a strong possibility that Nintendo is bringing an achievement system to the Switch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX4KUUM4Sdc

You know, I've been waiting for them to do this ever since the Wii U days. Wii didn't have one and I've been seriously wanting Nintendo to implement one ever since. It's too bad though that they're doing it now that I've lost interest in collecting achievements, but I'd still have more of an incentive to buy a Switch if this turns out to be true. Imagine how creative the achievements could be like in Breath of the Wild for example. I'm really looking forward to this.

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Ralizah

I really like how well indies seem to be doing on the Switch so far, and I hope it generalizes to bigger third parties as well. It was just revealed that the Switch version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap outsold the PS4/Xbone/PC versions combined. I've heard rumblings that Sonic Mania also sold best on Switch.

Now, imagine a similar response to "bigger" releases like Skyrim, Rocket League, NBA2K, etc.

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Rudy_Manchego

@Ralizah I think that might be, in part, to the smaller games catalogue on Switchbut I would also say that the Switch is a great console to play those games. I got Sonic Mania on the Switch because it just felt at home there, and there are a few games I would rebuy for Switch because I enjoy using the console.

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Ralizah

@Rudy_Manchego I mean, it's certainly a less crowded field than on PS4 right now, but at some point people need to stop putting an asterisk next to every Switch success story and admit that the system is doing really well, full stop. If you'll recall, early third party releases on Wii U didn't exactly sell gangbusters.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah I think the more important fact is that the Switch is getting third-party support from a company like Rockstar (that's basically never released any of their major titles on a Nintendo system before) with a game that is getting remastered and released at the same time as the other console versions. THAT is more impressive to me and hopefully it's a sign of what's to come.

Moreover, this is also only possible because Nintendo decided to release the Switch so early compared to other companies' next-gen systems. That means it can compete with PS4 and XB1 in terms of power (closer than Wii U at least) as well as becoming more relevant for companies when deciding which systems they should release their games on (as it's gaining a lot of momentum in terms of sales). On the contrary, the Wii U was not only lagging behind, it didn't sell well which put off many potential games on it.

That is why I believe the Switch is going to become a standard choice for future game releases, alongside the PS4 and XB1. It really is starting to look like that now and that makes me excited. And now that Nintendo is potentially adding an achievement system, the gaps between the Switch and the other two consoles are vanishing one by one. It would certainly not surprise me if I took into consideration the Switch as a potential console to buy my third-party game on in the future, as it would offer a lot of features other consoles already have on top of portability.

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Ralizah

@KratosMD I wouldn't be surprised if the Switch outsells the Wii U in its first year on the market. And if it doesn't, it's only due to Nintendo and its apparent inability to meet demand with regarding to manufacturing output.

Anyway, I agree, L.A. Noire coming to the Switch at the same time as the HD twins is huge. Bethesda support of any kind is huge as well. Switch will never get the big AAA multiplats (it is a dedicated gaming tablet, after all), but getting everything else at the same time as other systems would be amazing.

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Rudy_Manchego

@Ralizah Sorry, that did come across as negative, I meant that having fewer games has allowed these indie titles to actually get some exposure rather than be sidelined behind bigger names.

I for one am defo getting Skyrim and probably LA Noire on Switch because I want to play titles like these on the go and I want more third party success. I think if these titles do well, publishers are going to consider the Switch a lot more. The Switch has brought me back to Nintendo as well and on the back of that I dove into the 3DS so I think the Switch is going to have legs.

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Ralizah

@Rudy_Manchego No problem. I meant it more as a general statement than anything directed specifically at you, because I do see the "Switch gamers will buy anything because they're starving for content" line a lot online when people are trying to downplay the system's sales successes.

I do agree that indie developers are getting a good amount of time to shine on the system before bigger publishers see dollar signs and move in with bigger name releases, which is nice. It always frustrates me when so-called "core gamers" ignore smaller experiences in favor of bigger budget AAA fare. I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried about that happening with the Switch, considering that's generally what happened on the Wii U, except that, instead of just "indies," it was almost all third party games, which, of course, led to third parties dropping support for the system. I'm excited to see that this hasn't been happening on the Switch, as this will incentivize third parties and indies to release their games on the system.

It won't get Assassin's Creed, RDR2, etc. but Nintendo games + non-AAA third party support + Japanese support + third party exclusives + ports of older games (like Skyrim) should mean the system has a constant influx of interesting new games to play. Which would be AMAZING after how badly the Wii/U era damaged trust in Nintendo from third parties and consumers in general.

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Ralizah

So, uh... Switch is getting DOOM and Wolfenstein II.

Still quite shocked!

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Gamer83

@Ralizah
I missed the direct because I was at work, but was definitely surprised when I logged into NintendoLife to see those announcements. Awesome news though. I love DOOM on PS4 and will double dip on that no questions asked. Not the biggest fan of Wolfenstein but if it reviews well I might be tempted to pick up II after a price drop. Switch would be the choice because of the play anywhere factor.

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Rudy_Manchego

I stayed up to watch then literally went straight to sleep afterwards. Doom and Wolfenstein were big surprises and I am really excited about them both. Skyrim was already on my want list for the Switch and now I have Doom on my list. I will be getting Wolfenstein for PS4, mainly because I platinumed New Order and Old Blood and want to continue that.

I am going to support both (if reviews are positive) I think because the idea of playing Doom and taking out my frustration while staying at my in laws is too good to pass up.

The only quibble I have is on pricing. Wolfenstein is a brand new title so I expect full price but for Doom to succed, given the price drops the other platforms have had, I wonder if it will do well at a $60 ish price point. However, I can play Doom on the move. Sorted!

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