You can't buy Ring Fit on the eShop so that was pretty awkward one to end on.It's a pretty common experience for me as well. Theres not a lot of really strong titles, and the price of everything feels about 30-50% higher than it should be. So most often its 10 minutes of browsing, maybe adding something to my wishlist, then closing the store. I think Nintendo is doing better than we can expect though. It's a portable console. Theres just a lot that can't be ported, plus all their portable devs are having to learn more modern game design and it's just taking time. If you don't enjoy Nintendos quirky ideas like Ring Fit and don't want to play old games then just realize it probably won't be your daily driver.
In addition to this list you have super high quality stuff includeCan't disagree more.
Just off the top of my head, I have:
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Luigi's Mansion 3
Super Mario Maker 2
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Super Mario Party
Mario Tennis Aces
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
+ a shit ton of indies, arcade titles, NES, and SNES games, as well as a lot of Genesis/Master System titles.
If you can't find plenty to play in that list, I'm questioning why you even bought a Nintendo console to begin with.
There's a "featured" tab, but yeah - the Eshop itself is really awful and Nintendo needs to update it ASAP. The Wii U one was much better.
Conversely, there's a ton of good software and much of it is priced to move, sometimes for literal pennies on the dollar.
Honestly the people who make those comparisons, who also said Smash on Switch was just a Wii U port or Splatoon 2 was a Wii U port, are just arguing in bad faith. Basically trying to bait people.
I review my wishlist every now and then to delete some games and let only the ones I'm 100% sure I wanna play. Still have 100+ games there...
Hamster's Arcade Archives is truly a VC (and multi-platform!) successor IMHO (at least for the Neo-Geo and Arcade stuff the Wii VC got). I think that now every publisher want publish their own retro-games something like the VC is not feasible.
This.To the people that hate how easy it is for companies to overcharge for things or making money by tricking people into buying things, or:
To the people that always talk about how they hate capitalism and how bad consumerism for consumerisms' sake is:
Just know that, a poster here that has been a member since the first month of launch, and has over 1,000 posts here on one of the most prominent gaming communities on the internet outside of Reddit...just spent at least $200 on a system without much of a clue on the existing library and services.
I don't have a PS4 or XB1 and yet I can probably name every exclusive they've had this gen...because I've been reading a videogame messaging board for over 2 years.
Is this how people spend money? And this is someone that isn't new to gaming...I don't understand the thought process. I also like how every Switch exclusive on the last three pages is ignored. In a year like 2019 where Nintendo has had their best output. And people are saying the eshop needs curation? Resetera is curation for all gaming content...how can you buy a Switch in November 2019 and be unsure on what to buy?
Reminds me of people who love to play the ignorant card in threads with "who?" posts even when they know about the person or could look it up in less than 5secs.
Just say that you don't care about the person or news, no need to act extra ignorant when you have access to the information.
A active ERA member having no idea about potential Switch eShop purchases when we have monthly eShop thread with recommendations, weekly eShop sales threads with recommendations, indie Directs.....
It would be something else if the post was just asking for recommendations as a new Switch owner or that the eShop navigation is lackluster.....nothing wrong with that.
Wait, is caligula Effect good? I heard it was.. uhh.... pretty bad which turned me off from getting it. I liked the style though, so I'd like a reason to get it eventually.
It is very easy for people to dismiss a niche game, especially that the original version suffered from several issues.
This is one of those threads that stays up because closing it would seem biased and heavy-handed
Based on your OP, the issue is that the standards you were expecting from Wii and Wii U in terms of streaming apps and VC were not there. If you had said that in the title (e.g. "Just bought a Nintendo Switch and.... where are the streaming apps and VC?"), there wouldn't have been any confrontational issues, and you would've gotten a whole lot of "Yep, I agree" posts. Seems simple to expect pitchforks and torches when claiming that the eShop is empty, when it has a very large digital library of games. As a learning point for next time, try to make your title fit the OP's points from an objective perspective (i.e. if someone else was reading it). If the two don't seem to match, rewrite one, the other, or both. This is a key point in any written communication, by the way, and working on it will be very helpful in improving written communication skills for your entire life.
In fairness...genre categorisation on the Switch eShop is a mess. Those hundreds of RPGs seem to include pretty much everything with any kind of gameplay element that originated in an RPG. Some games that are categorised as "RPG": Neon Chrome, Letter Quest Remastered, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Crypt of the Necrodancer, Punch Club and Terraria. Those games do have RPG-like elements to various extents, but I don't think anyone would classify them as RPGs if they had to pick a genre for them. If someone said they really enjoyed Final Fantasy VII and Dragon Quest XI and asked for more games like that I don't think there's a human in the world who would suggest Neon Chrome.