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Man, Western Third-Parties have really dropped the ball on the Switch. [roundtable]
Sure, I'm saying that with 20-20 hindsight, but this kind of seems like the Wii all over again. It looks like every large Western third-party has left an enormous amount potential sales on the table. I mean, even smartly-chosen, low-effort ports could have scored big with a hungry, engaged Switch audience. (And I'm looking forward to seeing Rockstar's rationale for continuing to hold out on a GTA port.)

Third-parties are probably starting to mobilize now. I just hope that said mobilization doesn't take the form of their half-assed, late-to-the-party efforts on Wii. Although some of that stuff was interesting. And anything would be better than nothing!

Regardless, Hamster look like freakin' geniuses! Speaking of which, does Sega-Sammy-Sega still count as a large third-party? They've announced a cool, console-appropriate slate. Actually, support from Japanese third-parties has been fairly strong, judging by the announced titles. I'll change the focus of this topic to Western third-parties.

(Personally, I've actually been loving the combination of cool indie titles, first-party stuff, and pseudo-VC (Neo Geo). I wouldn't mind a library consisting entirely of that mixture, as long as the schedule stays as consistent as it is now.)

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The Switch is getting some serious Japanese support, which I'm thrilled to see. Most big Western third-parties have strayed so far from my tastes over the past two decades that I can't bring myself to care about the lack of them on Nintendo systems anymore.
Posted: 04/14/17, 00:10:15
@Mop it up

Two alphabets, + Kanji which is Logographic

...I only know Hiragana and even that I'm a little rusty on. Plus being able to 'read' the characters is one thing. Knowing what the words mean? Trickier
Posted: 04/14/17, 04:20:47
deathly_hallows said:
GTA and Red Dead are both huge deals, those games sell tens of millions of copies. Having them on Switch would be awesome.

Also Bethesda publishes a lot more than Elder Scrolls games: Doom, Wolfenstein, Fallout, Dishonored, those are big franchise! How cool would it be to have Doom on the Switch? Oh man. I salivate thinking about playing a shooter of that quality on the go.

PS: Wolfenstein The New Colossus... get psyched!

My response is basically exactly what @J.K. Riki posted. I'm not saying those aren't big franchises or that it would be bad to have them on Switch...it's just I don't care about any of those games. I'm really not into FPS games. This is basically me (except FPS instead of JRPG):

Mop it up said:
I've tried, but learning another alphabet(s) is too much for me. Shoulda done it when I was a child!

Yeah, you and me both!
Posted: 04/15/17, 22:19:58

Ha ha, that's a good comic, and true of so many things in gaming. (I am hopeful that is not going to be what happens with me and Splatoon 2 though..........)
Posted: 04/15/17, 22:44:49
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