Nintendo has a number of high-quality titles, and it's hard to boil down to 5 games, but here are our top 5.
In my opinion, Xenoblade doesn't have any buisness being on a top 5 list for the Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Animal Crossing: New Horizons Splatoon 2 Ring Fit Adventure Super Mario Maker 2 Luigi's Mansion 3 Heck even Pokémon Sword and Shield All of those and more I would put in far above Xenoblade. It's a good game, but has glaring problems, particularly in performance and voice acting that I think holds it back from greatness, especially when you compare it to other fantastic titles on the Switch that have mastered their craft. Goodness Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing have combined sold over 50 million copies. Xenoblade is at 2 million. Nothing to slouch at, but when compared to the heavy hitters.. I wouldn't say it's a 'top' game. Ugh there I go being negative, everyone has an opinion and this is theirs. I just disagree and got a bit triggered that they have both Xenoblade games on their list instead of others that in my mind are essential for switch owners. I mean sure, MK8 is a remake of a Wii U game.. and yet it is the highest selling game on the platform by a wide margin, it's fantastic, if you have a switch, you should get it. If that doesn't warrant a top spot I don't know what does.
For starters, sales doesn't automatically equal quality of course. There have been amazing games which have sold poorly, and we've seen mediocre games selling many millions of copies. Mario Kart 8 is, by most accounts, a must-have game for the Switch. And most Switch owners will have it. It's a 1st party Mario game aimed at a wide audience, young and old. It's a fantastic game within its genre. But I can understand how a game like Xenoblade would make a bigger impact on someone, especially a SP gamer, cause it literally takes you on an adventure, which lasts you dozens, if not hundreds of hours. Mario Kart will provide you with a great time, but it's pick up & play, and then you turn it off and it won't occupy your thoughts, it won't touch your feelings, there is little to no emotional bond between you and a story, or characters, in a way a SP game lile Xenoblade, or Dragon Quest, or Zelda manages to achieve.
performance doesn't make it a bad game. Hell Star Fox on SNES runs at 15 fps and it's beloved. Sure the resolution takes a hit here and there, but it's still an awesome story.
Guess to each there own. Animal crossing truly baffles me. Even most games I don’t like I can understand the appeal but animal crossing I really don’t get. I kinda thought it was just the Nintendo name carrying it but for how much people liked it I’m guessing it’s just me. Just seemed like even the stuff it was trying to do they didn’t put effort into making fun like catching bugs, it was just tedious
Ring fit adventure lol wut?! Seriously though, Xenoblade 2 was a great game. I take it you're not into ARPGs because I don't see BotW in your top five, I do see Pokemon but that was an afterthought for you. But I respect your opinion, everyone has their own tastes. My buddy only likes sports games and nothing else ugh... Wait, I just read the rest of your post, you said you were "triggered". Wow, Grow up.
@DCarnage Dude, don't knock ring fit. I did at first. Bought the game for my girlfriend and we've both put in over 60 hours. It's fun and challenging. Better than Wii fit, imo
@septemberindecember Hmm, I may have to try it out. Weird that I can't reply to your post. I prefer the gym as I go there at least 4 times a week and has a hot tub but has been shut down for obvious reasons... I may try Ring Fit out as I did enjoy Wii Fit. But damn, Xenoblade 2 was a lot of fun (to me). Also, glad you weren't triggered lol.
@DCarnage Yeah, you can only reply directly to the OP and a direct commenter on N4G. The rest gets lumped up into a single thread. It's pretty dumb I would say the gym is better for a workout overall, but the pandemic closed every one of the gyms in my area, so I was pretty much forced. Even then, it's still a pretty cool game. The only thing I wish is that they worked a bit more with strength (some workouts are painfully easy) and that you could incorporate weights somehow. Right now I squat with a dumbbell in the game, but thats the only workout routine that I've found to work with weights. Lol and no worries about the triggered thing. Getting triggered over videogames is lame. That word used to be used with those that have PTSD. Now everyone uses it to mean they don't like something. Eye rolling for sure.
The games you listed besides Luigi don’t interest me at all . I am not pressed to play Luigi but have a small interest in it . These types of games aren’t bad necessarily but Ithey don’t interest me anymore and haven’t for a long time .
Totally disagree. Two of the best games on the Switch in my opinion
Not a great deal to choose from tbh
I agree . There’s 6 games I recommend and some more coming I want but it’s not enough especially to warrant the sales they are achieving . It’s a good little machine but needs more games not in the kiddy arena
This list isn't bad, but mine would be (in no order) Smash Ultimate BotW Xenoblade 2 Luigi's Mansion 3 Fire Emblem 3 Houses
Fire emblem was my favorite so far, wish they’d pump those out more often
All of those are incredible games!
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has the best soundtrack of any Switch exclusive game.
...cool!! i really enjoy playing xenoblade chronicles 2, im also imagining it playing on ps5. Will be awesome indeed. I think i like it more than ff15 and ff7remake(even its my best rpg of all time.).
For me, it's: 1. BotW 2. Odyssey 3. Hades 4. Fire Emblem 3 Houses 5. Xenoblade Chronicles Remastered/2/Torna I personally loved and still do love XBC2. I've played many other multiplats on the Switch like Hollow Knight, DOS2, Dragon's Dogma, Dark Souls Remastered, DQXIS, Catherine, Steins;Gate, Cuphead, Y's VIII, and Ori, but for now those are my fav Switch games and they are awesome. Some of my favorite games ever. Hades is incredible, one of my favorite games ever made, and it speaks volumes that it is only my 3rd favorite game on Switch, lol. Even though I've listed some incredible games there are still quite a few 1st party ports and/or console exclusives that I haven't even played yet, there are a lot of them, and many are good or great. An odd game that I really loved on Switch was Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.
FFXII is still one of many in my backlog as is FE3H
The only games I’ve liked at all that aren’t multiplat are Xenoblade 1&2 , Fire Emblem 3 houses , Deadly Premonition 2, BotW and Octopath Traveler. I played Mario Odyssey but didn’t feel like playing very long as I’m Mario’d out . Well made and all but I’ll get to it someday not in a hurry . Besides those 6 games and the indie Hades I forgot to mention that’s about it that I like . I’m not into Pokémon or Smash like stuff. The next game I want is Bravely Default 2 . I like the switch but it’s games offering is lacking a bit for me . Good enough games to buy it but not as frequent as I’d like .
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