It has now been one year since Nintendo first revealed details of their new console, the Switch, and eight months since its actual release. To be honest, I had largely forgotten about it for many of those months, partly on account of seeing/hearing almost nothing about it in social media and the like. Chatter has recently picked up a little owing to Super Mario Odyssey's release though, so I figured I'd take another look at it and see if there is yet justification for me to get one.
I haven't heard about much that's for sure. I know all about Super Bomberman R and it's an attractive proposition as all Bomberman games are, and I was keen to give Ultra Street Fighter II a go, but both games cost way too much, and I only have a passing knowledge of any other proper full retail releases. A few Facebook friends have briefly mentioned the likes of Splatoon 2 and Arms, and I believe there's some sort of 'Rabbids' game but I don't actually know much about any of them.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, Shovel Knight, and Sonic Mania, but... I've already got them on Steam! I'm sure there will be others over the months and years and it would be nice to have physical copies of some, but c'mon man - is this really what owning a current-gen console is about?
Back when I wrote my previous post on this subject I was worried about what kind of third-party support the Switch might receive (or not), and it looks like my fears were well-founded. Both the Wii and WiiU suffered in this regard in my opinion. It didn't affect the sales of the former, admittedly, but it still would've been nice to see some of the big name releases on Nintendo's consoles. It seems like they've become all about hardware gimmicks and first-party titles and little else nowadays.
So what do you guys say? I'm sure a few of you own Switches - are you happy with your purchase? Do you own anything other than Zelda, Mario, or Mario Kart? Have I neglected to mention any top quality games? I was actually hoping that might be the case - I was kind of looking for a reason to get excited about the Switch, perhaps even buy one, but I can't help feeling even more disillusioned than a year ago. Oh well, I guess it is still early days yet, huh?