Retail Switch games coming up... Shovelware.

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  1. The Real Jdbye

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    I still think it looks good.
    Note, I don't have a PS4 and I'm not planning on getting one for just one or two games. Otherwise I might be playing The Last Guardian already.
    Indeed, popular consoles attract a lot of shovelware, and there's no way around that. And you're right, shovelware means the system is selling. Doesn't mean it'll succeed, it just means that currently the console is popular enough that everyone wants to get a piece of the action and that's a good sign as far as I'm concerned.
    And then it'll end up being used for exploits and they'll cost like $100 and people won't be able to get them. :P
    Shovelware means trash games that have little effort put into them at all and are just made to get a quick buck. Troll and I is definitely not one of those games.
    Vegas Party looks like a generic casino game just like every other casino game ever. Casino games can be fun, so I'm not judging it just based on that. It might be mediocre, boring, whichever, but it doesn't look bad. It might turn out to be shovelware, but it's not bad just based on it being a casino game. There are some fun casino games out there.
    As for the other two... Well, I have to hand it to you there, those look like some prime shovelware targets, especially "Chicken Orange". The other one looks mediocre, but it also looks a lot like other generic games that were released for Wii and never sold, and it certainly looks like a cash grab, but it remains to be seen if it's bad enough to count as shovelware.
    First impression of Chicken Orange... It looks like a badly designed Angry Birds with only the egg dropping bird. That might be fun for a few minutes if it's done well but it doesn't look like it's done very well at all, it just looks boring.
     
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    haha.

    You just damaged control for these shitty games.
     
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    Feel bad for all the kids who's unsuspecting grandparents buy them Troll and I this christmas.
     
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    Was to be expected. Though...considering some of the good stuff is digital only... I would also call these shovelware.
     
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    eh, buy it or don't buy it. Your choice. The more selection there is out there, the better. After all there must be some audience for these titles, else they wouldn't put the time and effort into making them. Complaining that "OMG, every game released isn't an AAA title with a multimillion dollar budget" honestly makes you look like a fool. Every console out there has had their share of titles that many would consider to be garbage, why is this even worthy of creating a forum thread over?
     
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    Wasnt disagreeing. Was simply saying these type of games are going to be rolling in and nothing will stop them. Doesnt mean its bad. Ive pick up a few on other systems before which turn out to be pretty cool games.
     
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    It is not just that. Some people are old fashioned, they won't understand that some of the download games are better than some of the cart games. And perhaps even judge the system and its output / experience accordingly. This is not my problem of course, just don't wish a sorry experience like that on anyone. And it could have an imago effect eventually (like the Wii).

    Games I'd rather liked to have seen on cheap carts instead;
    - Deathsquared
    - Bulbboy
    - Flipwars
    - Implosion
    - i and me
    - GoNNer
    - Mighty Gunvolt Burst
    - Shantae: Half genie hero
     
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    Snake pass would be amazing for a low budget physycal release imo.
     
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    ^yep, correct! So, again, the OP was right in naming the released stuff "shovelware" I guess...
     
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    i dont consider trol and i shovelware, most shovelware are games that dont even try or are licensed from movies/tv/comics, troll and I tryed altough without much sucess but its not shovelware any more than bomberman on the switch imo.
     
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    Oh ok, haven't tried that one myself.
    What do you think of Vroom in the Nightsky?
     
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    tbh i dont like it it reminds me of those crappy flash games some websites add like cartonentwork and such, everything looks bland and empty and boring tbh.
     
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    Yeah, same thoughts, but would you classify as shovel?
     
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    that is one i would call shovelware, it has nothing worthy about it enviroments are bare as they get, there is basicaly no story, the gameplay is doing the same stages over and over and over to gain money, it has 8 stages and most of them have nothing in them, they are just barren stuff, there is no dificulty, you cant loose lol, heck the only thing in the game is collect stardust the game currency to gain more vehicles and unlock all 8 levels, each levels is like 4 mins at best and you have to redo them dozens of times to get money for a new bike to unlock the next level...
     
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    Yeah just watched some vids; Troll and I agree that it is definitely not shovelware.
    Vroom definitely is, possibly the most horrid one of m all.
     
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    Wait for Nintendo to do sales I picked bomberman R £49.99 reduced to £29.99 well worth £30 tbh completed the story and now doing battles with friends is really really fun also loads of characters with extra abilities also
    Troll & I I heard for £20 it's really not to bad of a game on PS4 it was rather fun and enjoyable

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    Where did you get bomberman for that price? I'd love a deal like that.
     
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    They look perfectly alright to me, you have no idea what you're talking about.
     
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    Im from the future and all of these games have been nominated for Game of the Year
     
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    The Switch is a handheld which you can connect to your TV, period! It has a mobile SoC so it's first and foremost a handheld console, and for a 2017 handheld game the graphics in "Troll and I" look pretty decent. I don't want to defent the game, I won't get it anyway, but you can't expect AMD Jaguar (PS4) like graphics with a Tegra X1, especially not in 3rd party games.
     
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