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Tue Mar 02 21 10:25am
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I’m all for ports on Switch because of how much value I see in just having games on a portable but not at the expense of brand new games. Unfortunately I think that’s exactly the cost of certain ports we’ve had on Switch so far. We should have had a full blown Mario Kart 9 by now and I’ve no doubt that game has been in production but with the immense success of MK8 Deluxe and the fact that it just keeps selling so well they’ve surely pushed back immediate plans for MK9- fully possible we won’t even see it on the current iteration of Switch. Why bother when the old one keeps selling so well?

Games like Pikmin 3 Deluxe too- I’m happy it’s on Switch but surely by now we should have gotten a fourth game? I know ports don’t necessarily mean taking away resources from new games especially when different teams are responsible for the ports themselves but at the very least let us know that true sequels are coming, like they did with the Bayonetta ports and announcement of the third game at the same time. As a Wii U owner during that generation it’s frustrating at times to be seeing so much of the stuff I’ve already played with no sign that more original games in those franchises are coming. I’ll hand it to them that their more recent ports are offering decent bonuses for those of us who’ve played them before like Bowser’s Fury but it’s not consistent across them (I didn’t think the Pikmin 3 Deluxe extras were of the same value as 3D World’s for example and games like Tropical Freeze offered virtually nothing extra at all).

I know they’re a business at the end of the day and they don’t owe any of us who supported the Wii U anything. If they can repackage old stuff and make a killing doing so then they’ll do it and it doesn’t really matter to them if a minority of Switch fans have seen it all before. Can’t deny it’s a bit of a letdown though to not be seeing more new stuff, especially when their original Switch games have been so stellar. Hopefully all new stuff becomes more commonplace now that the majority of Wii U’s best games have made the shift.

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