Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Atheerios, Aug 25, 2018.
...no there isn't. Maybe if you count avatars and themes, of which Sony seemingly still opens the floodgates to. There isn't nearly as much shovelware or lazy mobile ports on PS4 as are on Switch.
I mean, even on other platforms I wouldn't necessarily trust a general 'five star score', I usually google the game out to verify.
Miiverse on 3DS/WiiU at least allowed for one to learn more about a game, it was a great way to discover new titles and to get a general impression of how popular/received a title is and to see user screenshots. Now that's gone. Besides the News channel, the Switch feels barren.
I wish they let us at least share screenshots/videos on our Switch user profile.
I don't think most people that complain about the quantity of games on Switch actually think there are no games on Switch.
What they're saying is that there aren't very many games that I can't already play on PC/PS4/Xbox that I am actually interested in.
I've felt a little of that because I feel no reason to buy multiplats on Switch, because I'd rather play them on PC or X1X. So, my switch is just used for high quality exclusives that interest me.
I've played some great games on Switch, but there aren't a ton of games that I'm excited to buy on it right now. So, for me, personally, there's a little bit if a drought of switch games. Not that there is an actual lack of games on Switch, there's just a lack of exclusive games I'm personally interested in.
Which includes some bundles, same as the eShop's webstore. If you click on the Games filter, it cuts off some actual games, so that number is inaccurate.
How many of the 3DS games are better played elsewhere? All of them.
And "games I am not interested in" is not a valid answer.
Yet it still feels like there’s not much to play on it. I always see the same games on the eShop. Most of those games are shovelware anyway. I prefer quality over quantity.
As such, it's not something Nintendo needs to listen to. They aren't focused on selling games to you, or a select group, they want to have software that a wide range of people will buy. That includes cheap "shovelware". People will impulse buy these cheap mobile ports. That's why they are on the system.
I like the Switch for it's flexibility, I can play on my TV or as a handheld in bed. I can take it on vacation or when visiting my parents. So when you say I can play a game on my PC for a better experience, I don't see it. I'd rather play Hollow Knight on the Switch.
It's not fair to downplay the Switch library just because you would prefer to play games elsewhere. If a good game is part of the library, then it increases the perceived value of the Switch.
Everyone is welcome to their own gaming preferences. So, it's dumb to try and convince everyone there are endless amounts of games they should buy on Switch, when that may not be true for each person.
I have ~500 games on PC, ~350 games on Xbox One, and 5 games on Switch. There's not much else, yet, that I'm even half interested in. So, my Switch doesn't get played much. That could be considered a drought by many.
It won't be a drought for all people, though, if they prefer to buy everything on Switch.
Some people are really salty Switch is successful.
I have 130+ Switch games and have currently stopped buying games on Steam, because I know I won't play them on Steam anymore. I have very little interest in what releases on Steam, outside of some niche games. But I wouldn't call it a drought on Steam just because I choose to not buy games there.
This quality > quantity thing that several people have parroted ITT is absolutely amazing like it's a novel idea to like good games more than bad ones or that it's a well known and indisputable fact that the Switch doesn't have even some amazing games.
Both of those takes which are the only semi-reasonable meanings I can fathom it meaning are just hilarious to me.
Meaningless stat when 3/4 of those are phone ports or complete shovelware shitshows. Nintendo has taken the quality assurance department and shoved them out of the building.
While I understand they have some great games they really don’t need to try and make this an iPhone store which is where they seem to be headed.
It's all a matter of perception.
For me, there has been a drought of games I actually want on Switch. That's a true statement.
Switch has a greater number of games in pure volume that are rated highly too.
If you said, you've had a drought of PS4 games you wanted to play, that would be true. Which is my entire point.
Where has this perception that the eShop is mostly mobile ports come from?
The vast majority of eShop games are ports of existing PC, PS4 and XBO titles or releases across all platforms.
I was just trying to point out that a console can have lots of games, but still feel like a drought to a given gamer.
So, when someone says there's been a drought, there's an implication of that being from their own perspective and not a reflection on the entire console's library.
Now, if someone is claiming the console has no games, then that's just flatly not true on any current platform.
It's funny as well because something like Implosion is a mobile phone port and it's better than most of the stuff that has come from console developers, even including major third parties.
in fact, I'd say portability is reason enough to pick those titles and the likes on Switch.
When people say Switch’s release schedule is barren I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.
Jurassic/World Soccer/Mummy/Werewolf Pinball
Kentucky Robo Chicken
Pixel Action Heroes
Woodle Tree Adventure
Superola and the Lost Burgers
Henry the Hamster Handler
...And on and on and on
Just search the eshop “Price 0.00-9.99” and sort by lowest to highest and you’ll find a mountain of shit.
And those games can be played with pretty good portability on a laptop or windows tablet. It all depends on how people prefer to game.
Hidden object games
all of them lazy games that would never appear on PS4 obviously
I think you should have just stuck to the personal preference angle