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Opinions 24 June 2019, 11:31

author: Daniel Stronski

Seven Open-World Games that Switch Needs

Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch will probably forever remain a pipe-dream for Nintendo fans, but the Witcher 3's announcement shows that the small console hides a lot of power. We've prepared a list of seven open-world games we'd love to play on Switch.

Final Fantasy XV

Release date: 29 November 2016

Developer: Square Enix

Publisher: Square Enix

The owners of the Switch probably dream of a full-blown, fifteenth installment of Final Fantasy. Unfortunately, of all the games in the ranking, this title has the smallest chances of getting to the Nintendo console or rather getting there in its true version, because last year brought us Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD, usually referred to as what's rather telling the Potato Edition. What can we find there? The same plot and the same heroes, but with smartphone graphics, a simplified combat system, and a carved open world. And Switch is capable of so much more!

Full-fledged Final Fantasy on Nintendo Switch  who could resist? - 2019-06-24
Full-fledged Final Fantasy on Nintendo Switch who could resist?

This is perhaps due to the desperation caused by the inferior quality of the Potato Edition, but while in this ranking, we're looking for was of creative utilization of Switch's gimmicks, in this case, we just want the original XV in all its glory. Ok, fishing could definitely benefit from removable Joy-Cons. The point stands, however, that having this (all in all) powerful console generate typically mobile graphics is a transgression, especially since even smartphones are capable of much better graphics than that in the Pocket Edition.

Why open world games suck at telling a story?
Why open world games suck at telling a story?

A great map, a slew of activities, and unlimited freedom usually come at the price of a forgettable, pretext storyline. Is that always the case? And does it have to be like that?

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