Switch and Play
The Nintendo Switch has revitalized gaming for me. Being able to take big games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and addicting indies like Stardew Valley on the go is astounding. Beyond that, the joycons in the grip may be my favorite Nintendo controller. I want to play everything on Switch at this point, and there are a handful of games that would be better on Nintendo Switch than on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
#5 – Hyper Light Drifter
My two favorite game genres are Zelda and Zelda-clones. Hyper Light Drifter is one of the best Zelda clones out there, taking its queues from A Link to the Past. There’s something novel about playing Zelda-like games on a Nintendo system.
#4 – Rare Replay
Rare Replay is a collection that includes Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, and Perfect Dark, among others. A lot of them are games I’d like to see on the inevitable Nintendo 64 Classic Edition. Like with Hyper Light Drifter, Rare games just belong on a Nintendo system.
#3 – Persona 5
Persona 5 is one of my favorite games of the year. Unfortunately, I kind of stopped playing it after 40 hours. I’ve been meaning to go back and finish it, but I really just want to play it in bed on my Switch.
#2 – Overwatch
Overwatch is my favorite game on PlayStation 4 by far. The Switch is sorely lacking in first-person shooters, and if Blizzard was able to implement their Battle.net system instead of Nintendo’s shoddy online, a Nintendo Switch version of Overwatch could be the best console version due to the portability factor.
#1 – Metroid: Samus Returns
I feel like the only reason Metroid: Samus Returns was developed on Nintendo 3DS instead of Nintendo Switch is because they had no idea how successful the hybrid console was going to be, and decided to put a new Metroid on a known quantity. At any rate, Metroid: Samus Returns would be fantastic on Nintendo Switch — even if they only made some modest graphical improvements like what Capcom did with Monster Hunter.