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Is the Nintendo Switch a retro-gaming console ?

Beside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I feel like Nintendo is surfing on the fashion of retro-gaming with its Switch !

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, is just an enhanced version of the (excellent) Wii U version.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, is only a compilation of all the Street Fighter II games, and DLC released during the last 20 years.

Each time a trailer is released to announce an upcoming Switch Game, it looks like it's coming right form the late 80's early 90's! 2D-pixel-arts games.

Be careful, I have nothing against this kind of game and they can be great and fun. But I find that in 2017 for a "new-gen" console, it's slightly disappointing. I would expect a "new" experience.

In fact, hopefully that there is Zelda ! And to say that it was supposed to be released on the Nintendo Wii U. Imagine, if it has been the case, there would have been no real new games for the release of the Switch !

Now, I don't think it's going to hurt the sales and popularity of the Switch. Nintendo has rock solid franchises which are, by themselves, enough to sell Switch by millions. Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikmin, Pokemon, etc… Talking about this, if Nintendo is wise, I hope they are developing a new Metroid game! Samus Aran has really missed the Nintendo Wii U.


by: G-1298


May 23, 2017 (2 years ago)

2 Replies & Comments

Today's parents were kids in the '80s and' 90s, they were playing video games and I think they like to play the same games with their children now, on modern consoles. Nintendo understood it. I find it fun that two generations can share like that.


by: G-1560

Message #1

October 30, 2018 (11 months ago)

No, it's not. Retro gaming is a trend. You have adaption of old games, remakes, and old-school like games on all consoles. Not only on the Switch.


by: G-1704

Message #2

April 07, 2019 (6 months ago)

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