Original Release: June 21st, 2018
Nintendo hasn’t been a huge player in the Console Wars since the old days of the Super Nintendo VS the Sega Genesis. After winning this war though, they stepped down and let two new combatants step up: Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox. Now Nintendo just stands on the side and gives all the onlookers a good time.
Now the Nintendo Switch is here and it’s fighting hard. Sure, it’s not as powerful as either of it’s competitors, but it’s revolutionized home consoles by making them and hand-held game systems one in the same. As such, one big question pops up every time a new game is announced for multiple platforms:
Will it be on the Switch?
I’m here to ask another question: should every game be on the Switch?
I get the appeal, don’t get me wrong. If I can play a game on the go, I’ll take that. Plus, having games like Dark Souls, Doom, Dragonball Fighterz, Blazblue Cross-Tag, Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy and Skyrim (because it has to be on everything) on a portable device is awesome. They made my train rides so much more bearable when I lived in the city.
But not everything can be a hit. Look at WWE 2K18. The game is of questionable quality already (let’s be real, the most fun is creating weird characters and even that can be boring) but just look at what happened when they put the thing on the switch.
What a good looking game, am I right?
My point is, aiming to put a game on the Switch is not a bad thing. In fact, I encourage it. But please, at least make sure the game works and looks good when you do. Otherwise, what’s the point? We want to see the games we love on Switch because that means we get to have them on the go. But if you don’t maintain the magic that made it good in the first place, then what’s the point?
Aside from money. Money is a bad reason.