I hate to make this blog post.
Has anyone just... not got any enjoyment out of their Switch? I'm not getting much enjoyment out of the system. There's not much that I want to play on it. You could say I feel the same about the Wii and the 3DS, but there's a wide variety of games for those systems (and it's my fault for not getting hooked on a game). They've had a good run.
I'm not really interested in 3rd party games as much as 1st party. Super Mario Odyssey was great, 1-2-Switch was garbage, Super Mario Maker 2 is cool but the controls are garbage, Splatoon 2 gets really tiring after a while, and the list goes on... I feel bad for not playing on my Switch because I feel I'm missing out.
I've been a bit busy having school and a part-time job, along with my personal projects, and I enjoy that more than playing on my Switch. Consoles like the Wii U had a Nintendo touch to it, it felt elegant, I loved seeing things like the WaraWara Plaza, the GamePad is cool, it was just very satisfying and I have good memories of it. The Wii and 3DS also gave me good memories. The Switch had none of that.
The Switch HOME Menu is garbage too, I agree with Hideki Kamiya. It's not satisfying, there's no way to organize your games, it makes your game library look bland. There's not even an Internet browser, Netflix, or anything that I can use on the system that isn't a game and that is unique to the system. They tried hard to make the Wii be a system that appealed to people that were not gamers.
The Wii U GamePad it good for drawing games and it feels nice to have a second screen to do stuff on. The Wii has good motion controls. The Switch has no backwards compatibility with your favorite controllers and you have to use the Joy-Cons. Those are a crappy experience when they're detached from the console, I prefer the Pro Controller.
Apparently I only played the Switch for around 50 hours last year. There's not many small games that Nintendo makes that aren't 60 freaking dollars. A lot of the first party games are just lame Wii U ports. I want something like Pushmo on the Switch, WarioWare, Paper Mario, an Internet browser, a drawing app like Swapdoodle/PictoChat, the "Wii" series games ported over, more exclusives, Pokémon Pinball (that would be really cool), HD remakes of N64 and GameCube games maybe (I haven't played N64 & GC games much), WarioWare DIY 2 (that would be awesome), Tomodachi Life, Rhythm Heaven, another Mario action game (something like Super Mario 3D World) something that heavily involves Miis, (this is gonna sound stupid but they should even make a BLUE'S CLUES AND YOU game for the kids) and there's probably so many more ideas.
Another random idea that I got from Amazon Alexa, "Nintendo should make a 3D printing Mii service, they could call it 'It's Amiibo'"
I hope Nintendo makes at least some of those ideas come to life. The last complaint I have is that the Switch doesn't seem to let you interact with the community as much as I would like to. Like I mentioned before, WaraWara Plaza gave me the feeling that there was a community, and so did Miiverse (even though it was bad).
I'll end off this rant saying that the Nintendo Labo is a very creative idea for the Switch, and I really like it. The replay value isn't amazing but it feels good to make something physical. Ring Fit Adventure is a cool idea, but I've only played it twice since I got it for Christmas.
Thanks for reading (or skipping through) this. I hope Nintendo can make up for these problems I've had for the Switch even after it's been out for about 3 years.
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