So many games get dumped into the eShop that it’s hard to sort through and find the good ones. Have you found any Switch games that have been massively fun and engaging, but didn’t receive the hype it deserved? Get the word out here!
(Some of these probably already came out on Steam or something first, but I’m mostly Switching instead of Steaming these days.)
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles - a very relaxing exploration game. No enemies to worry about. You can trade with folks, establish farms, adopt animals, craft stuff, etc etc, basically it’s one of those “hey, live in this game for a little while” games. Or you can just follow the story and ignore all that. It’s a good experience either way. I’m getting fed up with crafting & farming games, and this one has a nice balance.
Nightshade - an otome game, and the best one I’ve played. The player character isn’t a completely helpless damsel with no personality, there’s voice acting and mouth movements, the artwork is gorgeous, and it has a unique branching mechanic. Some routes are better than others. My fave was Hanzo. Oh yeah, you’re from a clan of ninjas and the sengoku era has just ended.
Food Truck Tycoon - it’s my first type of “cook and serve things in a very rushed manner” game that I’ve played. Maybe there are games that do this better, but I had a lot of fun with this one. Right now I’m trying to wrap my head around Cook, Serve, Delicious 2. So much more stuff is going on in that game compared to FTT. Things unlock little by little in FTT, giving you time to get used to one style of cooking before adding another thing for you to keep track of.
Bad Dream: Coma - a spooky point-and-click game with a sketchy art style. Some of the puzzles are a bit mind-bending. It was a lot of fun! And very spooky. Multiple endings. There’s a sequel, Bad Dream: Fever, that I enjoyed, but not as much as Coma.
The Room - a puzzle game with touch controls and an intriguing story to keep you going. It has multiple sequels, but they aren’t on the Switch (yet?).