It seems like 2018 is going to be an awesome year for the RPG genre of gaming especially with upcoming titles such as the Longest 5 Minutes for the Nintendo Switch. The Longest 5 Minutes is expected to be released in February of 2018 and based on the way it looks it may ended up being one of the better RPG titles of the year. The graphics in this game looks like something you would see in a old school Pokemon game from the mid to late 90’s.
Also, the game has a basic but interesting plot that involves the main protagonist try to regain his memories before facing off against the Demon King. The Last Five Minutes is definitely one of those games that has the potential to become a video game series. Also, games such as The Last 5 Minutes are usually favored on consoles such as the Nintendo Switch due to its retro design which makes it stand out from a majority of other games seen on the PS4 or the Xbox One.
There are so many games from the Nintendo Wii-U that some people would love to see on the Nintendo Switch in the future. Fortunately, Bayonetta 2 is one of those titles that is going be ported for the hybrid console and released this upcoming February on the 16th. This without a doubt is great news since many people who are fans of Bayonetta 2 have want to a Nintendo Switch port of this game since the summer of 2017.
As a action hack and slash game Bayonetta 2 was arguably the best video game title that we have seen on the Nintendo Wii-U overall. Besides Bayonetta 2 has managed to sell over one million copies worldwide since its release and was obviously a success commercially back in 2015. There is no doubt that copies of Bayonetta 2 will be flying off of shelves once the Switch version is released in about two weeks from now.
There are countless games that many people are looking for to throughout the rest of 2018. One of the many titles that will be coming up very soon on the Nintendo Switch is Sky Force Reloaded which was developed by Infinite Dreams and released for multiple game consoles including the PS4 and the Xbox One back in the Fall of 2017. The cool thing about Sky Force Reloaded is the fact its a top down arcade style shoot em up game that is somewhat reminiscent of titles such as Galaga and Battle Garegga which was popular back in the 80’s and 90’s.
In this day and age the top down shooter genre gaming is not as popular as it once was. However, a game like Sky Force Reloaded will definitely stand out on the Nintendo Switch. In fact if Sky Force Reloaded was a Switch exclusive during its release it could have possibly made the game more desirable to have altogether.
We have seen some interesting titles appear on the Nintendo Switch since it was first released back in March 2017. Since the Spring of last year we got to see games like Super Mario Odessey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and many other cool titles on the Nintendo Switch. Coming up in February Square Enix will be releasing Dragon Quest Builders for the Nintendo Switch.
Dragon Quest Builders is a title that the gaming world has been waiting to see on the Nintendo Switch for a majority of 2017. As both an Action RPG and a sandbox title Dragon Quest Builders has been a huge success by selling over 1 million copies worldwide since its release on various consoles such as the PS3, PS4 along with the PlayStation Vita. Since there aren’t too many action adventure sandbox titles on consoles the Nintendo Switch right now Dragon Quest Builders will definitely be a title worth buying for the hybrid console in February 2018.
There were so many cool titles that were released back in the early 10’s but one of the many games from the Racing genre that many people may not remember was Blur which came out in Spring of 2010. Blur was an arcade racing game that was developed by Bizarre Creations and in some ways more creative than average racing games due to elements of vehicular combat along with online multiplayer features that could feature up to 20 players simultaneously.
Based on how Blur looked the game seems like it could have worked out for the Nintendo Wii. The career mode was very interesting plus Blur would have stood out more as a racing game on the Wii than it would have on the PS3 or Xbox 360. But than again the Nintendo Wii didn’t seem like it was quite as good with online gameplay such as the PS3 or Xbox 360. Its hard to tell how successful Blur would have been on the Nintendo Wi back in the early 10’s.
When it comes down to games of the Action RPG genre of gaming one of the more popular titles of 2017 was Xenoblade Chronicles 2 which developed by Monolith Soft. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 came out in December 2017 and was released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch and is arguably one of the best Action-RPG titles on the hybrid console right now. Despite, its popularity there are some who question whether or not this game could work on the PS4.
In theory and practice there is no doubt that that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 could definitely work on the PS4. After the game that started the series Xenogears started out on the PS1 before it received numerous sequels. The only problem is there are countless RPG and shooter titles that could easily overshadow Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the PS4. Besides having Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as a Switch exclusive makes the game stand out even more on the hybrid console than it ever would on the PS4.
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited was a popular JRPG title back in the early 10’s for the PlayStation 3 and even the PlayStation Vita. When it comes down to JRPG’s games it seems like Nintendo based consoles generally tend to miss out on very popular titles. In 2017, it seemed like a different story since Diseaga 5 was ported for the Nintendo Switch along with the PlayStation 4 back in the Spring of 2015.
In terms of quality Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten may not have been on the same level as the PlayStation 3 port of the game. However, if Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten was released exclusively for the Wii or the Wii-U the game could have easily been more attractive similar to how it was for Sony made game systems. But in terms of sales it would be hard to say whether or not that a Wii version of Diseaga 4 would have been a success or not. It’s quite possible that the game would have had more success as a Nintendo 3DS game.