7 Games and Franchises That Need to Be on the SwitchMar 8, 2020 | 1 Votes
The Nintendo Switch has a vast library of games. Within a couple of years, developers have managed to port well-known games like The Witcher 3 and even Overwatch which are undoubtedly two of the best titles in the last decade. With that said, there are undoubtedly still some games that definitely need to be there. Sure, there will be huge challenges in store for developers who may end up working on them, but having them on the Switch will definitely be worth it in the long-term. After all, some games are better experienced on a handheld and there are millions of Switch users worldwide.
With that said, here are some of the games and franchises that definitely need to be there:
The Switch, much like the PSP and the PS Vita, is a JRPG machine but it misses a certain franchise: Persona. Persona 5: The Royal coming up on March 31, 2020 on the PS4, and it happens to be, like all mainline Persona games, a PlayStation exclusive.
Though the possibility of seeing the franchise on the Switch looks bleak, there are some positive signs, like Joker being on Super Smash Brother Ultimate’s roster and the offshoot game, Persona Q2. But hey, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro were PlayStation exclusives and we got to see and play them on the Switch. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links remains as one of the most-played CCGs to date. Compared to the main games, the games are quick and easy to pick up. Although we saw the release of Legacy of the Duelist on the Switch last year, it would be great to see Duel Links come in. It will surely make Switch players into Yu-Gi-Oh duelists.
EA’s FIFA is on the Switch and unfortunately, the game isn’t using the Frostbite engine, unlike its Xbox, PS4, and PC counterparts. It runs on the old FIFA 16 engine and is just a poor man’s version of the current console games. Note that EA also did this with the PS Vita, releasing “Legacy Editions” of older FIFA titles at full price.
Due to EA’s lackluster showing on the Switch, the time is ripe for Konami to finally step in and bring eFootball PES. Even if it doesn’t have all the team licenses, it undoubtedly has a more realistic feel and more robust singleplayer manager mode, called Master League. EA’s FIFA has barely made any changes or added improvements to its manager mode to prioritize Ultimate Team and Volta.
In any case, the lack of a PES game on the Switch is definitely Konami’s loss and they need to move fast. There’s a rumor swirling that EA is getting their act together. Potentially, this will open up the possibility of games like FIFA, Anthem, and future EA games making their way to Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Tales of Berseria
If the Switch wants to become a true JRPG machine, it needs to have more “Tales of” games in its lineup. There’s no better game to put there than Tales of Berseria, which follows a darker tale and a great cast of characters. Originally released on all the other platforms, it is highly-rated and featured amazing performances from its cast, with Velvet’s voice actor standing out in particular. Here’s to hoping we’ll get to see it in the future and we likely will, given that Tales of Vesperia was ported to the console a year ago.
Final Fantasy Tactics
It’s no secret thatand we reiterate: we need to see it on the Switch. It doesn’t have to be a new Tactics title, but instead, remastered ports of the old GBA, DS and PSP games. Imagine playing an HD and improved port of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Advance A2, and War of the Lions in a single collection on the Switch. It would be heaven.
Though it’s undoubtedly best played on the local arcade or on the couch, Tekken definitely deserves to be on the Switch. With Mortal Kombat and other fighters like Samurai Shodown making their way to the console, Bandai Namco needs to start dedicating resources to bring it in.
CCGs like Magic and Hearthstone
Apart from being an ideal JRPG machine, the Switch is also perfect for CCGs, notably Magic and Hearthstone. Yu-Gi-Oh has already made its presence felt albeit it barely made any waves. Magic and Hearthstone can definitely appeal to its mainstream players on other devices and get their players - who already have a Switch - play on the platform while getting new ones into the fray.