Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Atheerios, Aug 25, 2018.
That’s what I’m talking about:
And that’s certainly not the case with Xbox Live or PSN.
Are you really going to tell me it to difficult for you to find out games that received high scores or whats on sales ? Thats literally one bookmark away from your phone with the webshop. On the console itself you have 99% of the time great games like Celeste, Steamworld Dig, Rocket League, Stardew Valley, Hollow Knight and co. dominating the charts and the big/important releases are featured in the news channel.
You guys keep acting like a person would have to be some kind of Ubermensch to find a handful of quality title in the eShop lol.
So far, I have exactly one Switch game not made by Nintendo lol.
So looking at latest releases... Are games like Storm Raiders, Kero Blaster, and Toy Stunt Bike: Tiptops Trials any good?
How many of these have a good story?
Anything I miss like hollow knight and dead cells or w.e they're called?
And my point is that those games you listed should be at the center of attention. Celeste, Hollow Knight, Iconoclasts are the type of games I want to see when I open the eshop and not Meine Farm.
To the people calling everything trash on the Switch, this is very easy to quantify:
- 104 games have a metacritic score of 80%+ on the Switch so far
- 89 games have a metacritic score of 80%+ on the 3DS so far
The 3DS has got nothing on the Switch, it already has a better library of games after only 1.5 years on the market.
Wow, that is actually shocking.
I don’t understand how it’s hard to find good stuff on the Switch. Games are listed on the eshop in release order, every few weeks I add anything interesting to my wishlist, which I can then scan to see which of the games I’m interested in are discounted. My wishlist has around 100 games on it, so around 10% of the total releases. That seems like a pretty good ratio to me. Certainly quicker than sifting through the various headers on the incredibly slow 3DS eshop.
And given that the only metric that counts is personal preference and the only reason people are saying there is a drought in the first place (and likely the main reason Switch is not hitting targets) it’s a weird thing to say.
You guys keep complaining about the same thing...yet the market and customers on Switch seems to be handling just fine - as said, the Top charts are rules by quality titles. Just because you see "Meine Farm" or whatever show up once a week because its a new release, doesnt mean that the game sells millions or takes a way from quality titles.
How do you think people bought games or decided where to spend money before digital stores ?
Kids nowadays grow up with Smartphones, Youtube and all the information you can get from it....people not being able to find/search for quality games on Switch is a myth.
This doesnt mean that their eShop interface couldnt or shouldnt be improved....but stop acting as if people would buy nothing or buy 10 shitty games before just going online and actually finding out whats worth getting.
If you're having trouble finding games then use the Discover or Chart tab, there's brilliant stuff in there.
Big games like Celeste, Dead Cells, Hollow Knight and The Messenger get pushed to Switch owners through the News section which directly links to the eShop and they also dominate the best sellers and get featured on the Discover tab.
Well, if Nintendo was more selective about which games landed in their eShop we wouldn't be here.
It's distasteful and tone-deaf to use such an analogy.
I already agreed with you that the Switch eShop should have something you like. Not sure what that is, or how you would like to go about that discussion, but "there's a drought! cause the library is not catering to my preferences" does not foster much of a discussion either.
Open the eShop on the 28th instead, and you'll have Monster Hunter, De Blob 2, blade Strangers, Walking Dead, etc.
Similar with the 30th.
This is not someone saying these games are bad, This is someone saying these thing has an irregular release schedule. The latter is something that can be quantified and is quantified heavily, the former is quite blatantly an opinion the later unless made apparent they're talking about games they like can be quantified mathematically.
Usually Nintendo hardware ramps up in year 3 with game releases, Switch has that since launch. I cant imagine what year 3 and beyond will look like with this tempo.
These threads always devolve into ridiculous hyperbole and/or shitting on indie games.
The eshop is certainly not 95% trash and I'd go as far to say the truly excellent games far outweigh the terrible shovelware.
Most of then seem to be cash-grab ports from mobile.
I'm not really sure what the point is of people saying games they don't like are shovelware, it's a pretty ignorant or perhaps conceited point of view to not be able to understand people beyond yourself might appreciate things you don't.
Not at all surprising. The barriers to entry for game developers to get started are now thankfully very low. And everyone seems to have given up on quality curation.
But if you're not going to curate and so many people are releasing games you better have good reccomendation and search systems. Steam is not great but the eShop is currently atrocious in that regard. Hope Nintendo are working on better systems.
Man if I were an indie developer (and I wish I were) some of the posts in this thread would make me genuinely depressed.
Probably a similar percentage to PS4 or Xbox
Cool but how many of these are actual games for big boys?
Loving all the indies on my Switch so keep em coming.
I own 47 games on Switch (a mix of first and third party exclusives, some ports and a handful of top tier indies) and all of them are great. I’d be hard pushed to even find 47 games on on Wii U at that level of quality. There definitely wasn’t on 3DS one year in.
Most 3DS library is third and first party developed games with some third party shovelware.
But switch is flooded with indie games and not all are great.
The architecture of the Switch certainly helped alot. Lots of mobile developers can easily port their software over. And Switch supports alot of major engines for console developers too.
As the Switch gets cheaper the sales will only go up for these developers as the market of people to sell to grows.
Once Switch hits £200 price range or £250 with a game bundled thats when you will see the Switch software sales really pick up
Better western and indie support. Don’t underestimate the amount of indie slop either, because there’s an ocean of it slowly seeping in.
Quality over quantity. But good for Nintendo users.
It doesnt surprise me that much seeing how many games getting released every week. But still, thats a lot of games!
Doesn't surprise me much. The switch, in terms of how it is played, is closer to the 360/ps3/X1/PS4 than the 3ds was.
So, any game that isn't too demanding can be immediately ported over.
With the 3DS, games had to better fit its more unique control scheme (for the longest time, it only had one stick) and have a way to make use of the second screen.
Fewer games made sense to be ported to 3DS.
Those things and Switch's popularity out the gate make devs hungry for new markets and ready to quickly port their existing games to switch.
That's cool I guess, but I'll take quality over quantity, which the 3DS still destroys the Switch in. It's definitely a great time to be a Nintendo handheld owner. Switch is only going to get much much better.
I like how the narrative is changing from "there's a software drought" to "it's about quality not quantity".
Nintendo: Doomed if you do, doomed if you don't (eternally).
Yeah man Ninty defo need to step up because all I have here are a handful of shovelwares and 10 years old ports. SAD!
And there's like nothing coming in the pipe, I check releases coming post August 26th, there's nothing man, NOTHING. Like, what the fuck are they doing? :lol
Nintendo needs to fix its problem with games releases, and high quality ones because everything is a bit shit and it's a bit too obvious and it will play against them at some point.
Sadly there is a LOT of trash. Nintendo seems to have no quality control whatsoever this gen.
Night Trap is solid though.
We live in an Internet-driven world it should not be hard to distinguish which games are good or not.
But Switch has no games!!!! Seriously though that’s crazy and I wouldn’t have guessed but I do only own like 6 or 7 games on it anyway.