Gaming Bought a Switch! But.. What game?

TheZoc

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2009
Messages
317
Trophies
1
Age
38
Location
Rio de Janeiro
XP
1,596
Country
Brazil
Hello :)

I finally (yay!) ordered a switch through a friend that is travelling, and he will bring it to me. Yay! Sadly, no games included.
I checked the serial number, apparently it will come with 3.0.1, so updating is a no-brainer.

Which game to you think it's good to have?
(Yeah, I"m aware of the Essentials topic that every console here has, sadly it's usually outdated)

Also it's good to mention I have a Wii U, with Zelda: BotW and Mario Kart, so these two are probably out of question.

Right now, I'm split between a digital purchase of Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and Xenoblade.

For those who has Mario Odyssey, how many hours to beat it? When I got Super Mario 3D World, I beat it VERY fast, so this is kinda weighting against it.

Thank you very much in advance! :D
 

ov3rkill

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
May 10, 2009
Messages
1,665
Trophies
1
Location
in a cardboard box
XP
1,962
Country
Australia
I don't own a Switch but I could give you some sort of advice.
Let's based it on their genre or at least the target audience/gamers it's intended to:
Mario Odyssey - platform game,
Splatoon 2 - generally a multiplayer game, contains single player but replayability on multiplayer.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - RPG will eat up most of your time.

If you want to play Mario Odyssey, you can just buy it and sell it as soon as you finished the game so you can move on and get Xenoblade 2. Hopefully, you'll consider getting the physical copy so you can resell it. The replayability value of this game is getting it 100%, unlocking levels and collecting stuff, doing challenges. Choose Splatoon if you want to compete online and keep on fragging those squids since this is where the replayability lies and some fashion gears, weapons, etc. Xenoblade 2 if you really want to play RPG, lots of grinding and stuff, epic story (I hope), if you love the first one or Xenoblade series, then you'll probably love this one.

Personally, if I own a Switch and my budget limit is on a single game among the 3, I'd pick Mario since it's already out and has damn good reviews then probably get Xenoblade 2 later. I'm not much into online multiplayer especially if I don't have always internet access.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Athlon-pv

Uumas

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2016
Messages
2,004
Trophies
0
Age
20
XP
1,136
Country
Finland
Hello :)

I finally (yay!) ordered a switch through a friend that is travelling, and he will bring it to me. Yay! Sadly, no games included.
I checked the serial number, apparently it will come with 3.0.1, so updating is a no-brainer.

Which game to you think it's good to have?
(Yeah, I"m aware of the Essentials topic that every console here has, sadly it's usually outdated)

Also it's good to mention I have a Wii U, with Zelda: BotW and Mario Kart, so these two are probably out of question.

Right now, I'm split between a digital purchase of Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and Xenoblade.

For those who has Mario Odyssey, how many hours to beat it? When I got Super Mario 3D World, I beat it VERY fast, so this is kinda weighting against it.

Thank you very much in advance! :D
I'd get Odyssey. There's really a ton of content after the main story, so you can probably play it for ~100 hours
 
  • Like
Reactions: TheZoc

Athlon-pv

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2005
Messages
717
Trophies
0
Website
Visit site
XP
340
Country
United States
I would check out Xenoblade chronicles 2 as well , if you like puzzle games Puyo Puyo Tetris was on sale in some of the shops on the net (still full price in eshop)
 
D

Deleted-355425

Guest
Skyrim is out in 5 days, resident evil revolations 1&2 at the end of this month, Doom just came out along with Mario oddessy so loads to pick up before xmas.
 
  • Like
Reactions: HaloEliteLegend

The Real Jdbye

*is birb*
Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2010
Messages
22,218
Trophies
4
Location
Space
XP
11,743
Country
Norway
Hello :)

I finally (yay!) ordered a switch through a friend that is travelling, and he will bring it to me. Yay! Sadly, no games included.
I checked the serial number, apparently it will come with 3.0.1, so updating is a no-brainer.

Which game to you think it's good to have?
(Yeah, I"m aware of the Essentials topic that every console here has, sadly it's usually outdated)

Also it's good to mention I have a Wii U, with Zelda: BotW and Mario Kart, so these two are probably out of question.

Right now, I'm split between a digital purchase of Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and Xenoblade.

For those who has Mario Odyssey, how many hours to beat it? When I got Super Mario 3D World, I beat it VERY fast, so this is kinda weighting against it.

Thank you very much in advance! :D
Odyssey is supposedly kinda short, I haven't beaten it yet but I also haven't been playing it very often.
Splatoon 2 has lots of replay value, especially if you haven't played the first one. It's the kind of game that's best played in short sessions (an hour or two) but you can keep coming back to it over and over and it's still a lot of fun.
If you have played the first one enough that you feel like you are done with that game, Splatoon 2 doesn't bring a whole lot new to the table. It has new stages and weapons but it still feels like the same game unless you're playing Salmon Run, which is decent but I found it repetitive. Not enough different types of enemies to keep it fresh and the stages are very small.
All 3 are definitely worth getting but which one to get first is kind of up to you. I'm not that into shooters and still got hours upon hours of enjoyment out of the original Splatoon. Can't say the same about the sequel since it still feels like I'm playing the same game, which I was already "done" with long before I got the sequel.
Personally I would get Odyssey because it's a game you can play for hours at a time (although not to the same degree as BotW which I could not put down once I picked it up until I got so hungry I couldn't stand it anymore or I had to go to sleep) whereas Splatoon 2 is better for filling in the gaps when you're bored and have nothing better to do. Xenoblade doesn't interest me so I can't really comment on that.
 

Pokepicker

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2015
Messages
263
Trophies
0
Age
34
XP
1,493
Country
Norway
It all depends on what kind of games you like.

I must say I have had hours of fun in Steamworld Dig 2, and even more hours in Stardew Valley.
I guess Bomberman R' is decent. I don't know what the price is now, but I felt it was quite pricey at release.
 

Risingdawn

Tempallica
Member
Joined
May 22, 2010
Messages
1,088
Trophies
1
XP
1,688
Country
United Kingdom
Odysesy was kinda short, I beat it and collected another 50 moons in about 20 hours. Theres still lots to do however after you beat the game, roughly 500 more moons for me now and the length largely varies on skill level, which for me is rather low so many more hours.

Xenoblade 2, although not out yet, is almost guaranteed to be a longer experience I'd say. It depends if you like rpg's and platformers, personally I wouldn't miss either of these titles, they're system sellers.
 

ut2k4master

Lord Tourettes
Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2010
Messages
1,578
Trophies
2
XP
3,104
Country
Germany
Odysesy was kinda short, I beat it and collected another 50 moons in about 20 hours. Theres still lots to do however after you beat the game, roughly 500 more moons for me now and the length largely varies on skill level, which for me is rather low so many more hours.

20 hours is short?
 

sarkwalvein

There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2007
Messages
8,369
Trophies
2
Age
39
Location
Niedersachsen
XP
10,437
Country
Germany
Odyssey is kind of short, but is fun packed. I think it is really worth it.
Xenoblade 2 is still not out, so I haven't even tried. I will recommend it, but my recommendation is fully biased, after all I bought my Switch for that game.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Risingdawn

Risingdawn

Tempallica
Member
Joined
May 22, 2010
Messages
1,088
Trophies
1
XP
1,688
Country
United Kingdom
20 hours is short?
"Kind of short" yeah.

--------------------- MERGED ---------------------------

Odyssey is kind of short, but is fun packed. I think it is really worth it.
Xenoblade 2 is still not out, so I haven't even tried. I will recommend it, but my recommendation is fully biased, after all I bought my Switch for that game.
same, Xenoblade 2 was the main reason I got a Switch. The last 2 Xenoblade games have been the best games I played on their respective platforms I am hopefull that this will be no different.

What with Xenoblade 2, Zelda and Skyrim if Switch never got another game I'd be more than happy with it.
 

TheZoc

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2009
Messages
317
Trophies
1
Age
38
Location
Rio de Janeiro
XP
1,596
Country
Brazil
I don't own a Switch but I could give you some sort of advice.
Let's based it on their genre or at least the target audience/gamers it's intended to:
Mario Odyssey - platform game,
Splatoon 2 - generally a multiplayer game, contains single player but replayability on multiplayer.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - RPG will eat up most of your time.

If you want to play Mario Odyssey, you can just buy it and sell it as soon as you finished the game so you can move on and get Xenoblade 2. Hopefully, you'll consider getting the physical copy so you can resell it. The replayability value of this game is getting it 100%, unlocking levels and collecting stuff, doing challenges. Choose Splatoon if you want to compete online and keep on fragging those squids since this is where the replayability lies and some fashion gears, weapons, etc. Xenoblade 2 if you really want to play RPG, lots of grinding and stuff, epic story (I hope), if you love the first one or Xenoblade series, then you'll probably love this one.

Personally, if I own a Switch and my budget limit is on a single game among the 3, I'd pick Mario since it's already out and has damn good reviews then probably get Xenoblade 2 later. I'm not much into online multiplayer especially if I don't have always internet access.

Sadly I might not have access to physical copies... So buying and selling might not be possible :(
But still, thanks for the advice! :D
 

SnAQ

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
May 20, 2010
Messages
673
Trophies
1
XP
1,704
Country
These are my favorite games on the Switch at the moment
(in no particular order)

Steamworld Dig 2
Axiom Verge
Stardew Valley
Super Mario Odyssey
Zelda Breath of the Wild
Mario + Rabbids

Buy those, and you'll be playing for a long time.

I'm going to buy Skyrim when it's released, never played it before.

Sent from my F8331 via Tapatalk
 

ANOUNYMOSGAMER

Active Member
Newcomer
Joined
Nov 7, 2017
Messages
37
Trophies
0
Age
29
XP
151
Country
United States
for physical games get one of these :
- The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild
- Super Mario odyssey
- Rayman Legends
- DOOM
- SKYRIM

for eShop games get one these :
- Metal Slug 3 (or maybe X)
- Strikers 1985
- Azure Striker Gunvolt
- Steamworld Dig 2
- etc (too many to list)

Me though, First time I finally got my hands on the Switch was specifically for Zelda even though Mario has been released at the time I got the Switch because I like games where it simply just let you go wherever you want, and that is also why I'm getting also Skyrim when it released.
 

Yoni Arousement

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2009
Messages
158
Trophies
0
Location
Location
Website
yonihq.blogspot.com
XP
377
Country
United States
- Strikers 1985
You mean 1945. Here's hoping they re-release the other Psikyo Shumps like the sequels Strikers 1945 II, III (Arcade exclusive) and Plus, Gunbird, Sengoku Ace and Blade, Space Bomber (Arcade exclusive), Pilot Kids (Arcade exclusive), etc.

Sqaureboy vs. Bullies is one of the easiest beat 'em ups I played of all time, now I have only two more stages to beat, and I've had only one death so far.
 
Last edited by Yoni Arousement,
  • Like
Reactions: ANOUNYMOSGAMER

leathco

Active Member
Newcomer
Joined
Mar 9, 2008
Messages
33
Trophies
0
XP
270
Country
United States
From what I have played (I just got mine a few weeks ago).

Odyssey is fantastic. The main storyline is easy, but there are a ton of collectibles.
Binding of Isaac is very good, tons of depth, and really never gets old. It's a dark game though.
Sonic Mania is a steal at 20 dollars. It's a new old school Sonic game done well.
Rocket League is another steal at 20 if you enjoy online multiplayer games. A unique competitive game.
Shovel Knight is great IF you haven't played it on another platform yet. Pass if you already have it.

If you can find it used, Bomberman R is also fun multiplayer. Not worth 40, but I was happy with paying 20 for my copy.
Snake Pass is worth a purchase on sale. Not worth 20 IMO, but the recent sale where it was 10 was an OK price to pay.

I have yet to buy Zelda, but its on my list, just waiting for the Explorers Edition. I would guess that it's an instant buy though.
 

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Most that stay together just do it for their kids
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I have had ex's that made everything to be my fault though and end up breaking up with other boyfriends
    +1
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    @M4x1mumReZ Beats the purpose of getting married then, if it was that easy
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Kids are a bitch to take care of. You got to feed them, look after them, pay for child support, education, health care, etc.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Nah they don't want to cause emotional damage to their kids mind so they try to hide it from them
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    There's that too.
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    Just my personal thoughts, no offense, I think kids can be cute and fun sometimes if they behave, but can be absolute devils worse than criminals
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Point is just try to know you can take care of yourself first
    +2
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    I just feel I need riot gear to deal with kids
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    It's the norm for most adults to have kids in their 30s or 40s so still a lot of thinking time
    +1
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    Guess the most helpfull tool to keep kids away is a console, tablet... or ducktape

    :glare:
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Give them an iPad with YT Kids
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I got permission from two different dad's to put them in the dumpster if they get on my nerves
    +2
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Whenever I go on a train, visit a restaurant, or enter a shop, there maybe a chance that there is some kid in their pram holding an iPad infront of their face watching Cocomelon.
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    And there goes the ''Dad of the Year'' award
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Nah that's what gets them the award
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    These iPads deserve to be trashed.
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    Maybe only old senoirs would have loved to hear noisy kids
    +1
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    But then again, I see kids as a health hazza

    rd
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Their ears would have troubles hearing their loud screeches that they can sleep in peace.
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    @ZeroT21, They lack any common sense because their brain hasn't been fully developed.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    If old people learned how to use tablets more we might get them off the road :tpi:
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Anyways, I'm off for tonight. See you all later.
    +1
  • Sonic Angel Knight @ Sonic Angel Knight:
    Old people flip tables in anger :P
    Sonic Angel Knight @ Sonic Angel Knight: Old people flip tables in anger :P