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Topic   What are your 10/10 Switch games? (so far)

Cevil
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28-Feb(#1)
The Nintendo Switch. It's got a lot of great games, and a lot of not so good ones. But which games would YOU give a 10/10? Anything goes. Whether it's an indie, first party game, third party game, a port, it doesn't matter. As long as it's on the Switch it counts. Make sure to explain why you chose certain games to make it more fun. I'll go first!

1. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
This game is such a masterpiece and deserves so much more respect. I feel like the original gets more recognition, which puzzles me because this game is so much better. I played this game on my 2018 deployment, and for months in the middle of the seas this was the only thing in the world I cared about. The story, music, and characters gripped me hard. I still listen to the soundtrack regularly and re-watch some of the cutscenes. I remember getting to the final boss and dieing atleast 10+ times to his stupid Promethius attack which auto kills your whole party if not prepared and I rage quit a few times, but once I finally figured it out the ending was that much more satisfying.

2. Octopath Traveler
An amazing turn based JRPG and one that should not be missed. I actually bought this in Scotland on my deployment so I have the PAL version oddly enough. The guy at the game store offered me their last special edition at the time which I REGRETFULLY didn't buy. Ugh. Mistakes were made. Anyways, the soundtrack is perfect, great gameplay, amazing characters. The story of the thief Therion and the dancer Primrose were my favorites. I love stories of revenge and they were so dark and satisfying and perfect.

3. A Hat in Time
Originally a PC game I think? This game is available on most platforms now but I played it on Switch first. The switch port does have some performance issues, but the game is so good it didn't even matter to me. This game is so utterly charming and the world's are so amazingly built. The game has some great humor too. My only complaint is that it was too short!



Gypsy
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28-Feb(#2)
No 10s for me. Octopath is closest, a 9. SMT V is gonna be lit though.
Cevil
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28-Feb(#3)
I've actually never played a SMT game before *crickets* but I hope you find your masterpiece finally.
oneluckybullet
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28-Feb(#4)
Octopath. Bravely default 2. Xenoblade. Are close. Also like Mario odyssey
BloodPuppetX
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28-Feb(#5)
BotW
Super Mario Odyssey
Hollow Knight
Witcher 3
Sun
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28-Feb(#6)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> BotW
> Super Mario Odyssey
> Hollow Knight
> Witcher 3

I agree with most of this. Haven't played The Witcher III yet, but plan to do so on my PS5.

I would add Celeste.
egg
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* 28-Feb(#7)
I've played over 40 Switch games so far and the only two I would consider great are Pokemon Shield and Super Mario Odyssey. What's funny is that neither of those games were my first choice. But I was disappointed by almost everything else I had tried, including DKC Tropical Freeze and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Switch is starting to look like a one-or-two-hit wonder console, at least for me. Although I still haven't started BotW yet.
Frank
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28-Feb(#8)
I don't believe in a 10/10 game. I guess Breath of The Wild and Mario Odyssey come the closest.

Gypsy
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28-Feb(#9)
I just could not get into Mario Odyssey at all and I tried, because I really like Mario games typically.
lpeters82
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28-Feb(#10)
I'm more of a retro gamer. Going to have to cycle back to this thread in about 10 years.
Frank
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28-Feb(#11)
Gypsy wrote:
> I just could not get into Mario Odyssey at all and I tried, because I really like
> Mario games typically.

What exactly turned you off?

Gypsy
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28-Feb(#12)
Found it to be boring and far too easy. It was actually the reason I got a switch, talk about an oof moment.
Frank
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28-Feb(#13)
Gypsy wrote:
> Found it to be boring and far too easy. It was actually the reason I got a switch,
> talk about an oof moment.

I can see your point on difficulty, but I still really enjoyed it. Regardless of difficulty level. It was a well-made game with tight controls and great visuals.
PizzaTheHutt
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28-Feb(#14)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was for me, at least that initial playthrough. I don't know if I'd feel that way again 4 years later, which is part of the reason I haven't touched it again after I originally beat it.

Super Mario Maker 2 I also gave a 10 in the review thread. I know it relies on user generated content and believe me there's so many poorly made levels in it (there's tons of good levels too, you just have to put in the effort to seek them out), but I still play it daily and once in a while I make levels to submit to YouTubers to play because I like to see them rage. I submitted one to Aurateur a couple months back, it's the hardest level I've made and he's still the only to have beaten it and right now I'm working on another difficult level to submit to Dashie. This game has so many popular streamers on YouTube and Twitch that stream it daily that I'm kind of surprised at the somewhat low sales numbers of it (a little under 7 million copies, which is just barely higher than the combined sales of the original game on Wii U and 3DS).

Cevil
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1-Mar(#15)
@Frank

Please explain why you don't believe in 10/10 games. If your logic is that no game is perfect then I would have to agree, but I still think a game can amaze you enough to warrant a 10/10. All.about personal taste.

@PizzaTheHutt I never played the Super Mario maker games but I can easily see getting sucked into them. I guess your one of those masochistic level makers huh.
Frank
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1-Mar(#16)
Cevil wrote:
> @Frank
>
> Please explain why you don't believe in 10/10 games. If your logic is that no game
> is perfect then I would have to agree, but I still think a game can amaze you enough
> to warrant a 10/10. All.about personal taste.
>
> @PizzaTheHutt I never played the Super Mario maker games but I can easily see getting
> sucked into them. I guess your one of those masochistic level makers huh.

It's just that. I don't believe in a perfect game. That's why I personally don't like rated reviews. I like the idea of saying I disliked something, liked something, or really liked something. That said, a lot, if not most, people prefer to have review scores.
SwiftJAB
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1-Mar(#17)
Hades
egg
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1-Mar(#18)
Am I the only one who wasn't taking the topic title literally? It's just semantics. I obviously don't believe in perfect games. And I obviously don't use a 10 point rating scale since that's redundant. This is just a thread to point out really good Switch games.
Cevil
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1-Mar(#19)
@egg that works. Whether it's a 10/10, or "a really liked something" as frankie says, or a 100/100, or a favorite. Whatever you wanna call it in your head I don't care. Just wanna hear about everyones best switch games for whatever reason.
Kommie
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1-Mar(#20)
Frank wrote:
> Cevil wrote:
>> @Frank
>>
>> Please explain why you don't believe in 10/10 games. If your logic is that no
> game
>> is perfect then I would have to agree, but I still think a game can amaze you
> enough
>> to warrant a 10/10. All.about personal taste.
>>
>> @PizzaTheHutt I never played the Super Mario maker games but I can easily see
> getting
>> sucked into them. I guess your one of those masochistic level makers huh.
>
> It's just that. I don't believe in a perfect game. That's why I personally don't
> like rated reviews. I like the idea of saying I disliked something, liked something,
> or really liked something. That said, a lot, if not most, people prefer to have review
> scores.
>

Think about it like this, if the only scoring system existed was: 4/10, 7/10 and 10/10(as in, only these scores were allowed in a scoring system), I doubt you'd put BotW at 7/10 just cause you don't think a 10/10 game exists.

Scott
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1-Mar(#21)
Super Mario Odyssey
Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee!
Splatoon 2
Super Mario Maker 2
Frank
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1-Mar(#22)
Kommie wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> Cevil wrote:
> |>> @Frank
> |>>
> |>> Please explain why you don't believe in 10/10 games. If your logic is that no
>> game
> |>> is perfect then I would have to agree, but I still think a game can amaze you
>> enough
> |>> to warrant a 10/10. All.about personal taste.
> |>>
> |>> @PizzaTheHutt I never played the Super Mario maker games but I can easily see
>> getting
> |>> sucked into them. I guess your one of those masochistic level makers huh.
>>
>> It's just that. I don't believe in a perfect game. That's why I personally don't
>> like rated reviews. I like the idea of saying I disliked something, liked something,
>> or really liked something. That said, a lot, if not most, people prefer to have
> review
>> scores.
>>
>
> Think about it like this, if the only scoring system existed was: 4/10, 7/10 and
> 10/10(as in, only these scores were allowed in a scoring system), I doubt you'd put
> BotW at 7/10 just cause you don't think a 10/10 game exists.
>
>

In that case, yeah I would give it a 10/10, but only using 3 numbered scores would be silly.

That's just further proving why I'm not a fan of a numbered score, as I truly don't believe in a 10/10 game.

nonamesleft
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1-Mar(#23)
Breath of the Wild - Really enjoyed it. There were certain points in the game where I was really blown away.

Celeste - Fantastic platforming. Amazingly built. I really appreciated that the game required such precision, yet wasn't glitchy at all.

Memorable mention: Undertale. It doesn't get a 10, but I found it to be a uniquely satisfying game. Full of humor. Has a big twist at the end. Great music. Has replayability too, with multiple things to tie up.

@Cevil Cool to see that you put A Hat in Time on there. I'm in middle of that one (on the Switch). Definitely a charming and humorous game. Something about the style and color scheme is pleasing. You don't always get that. You can have a fantastic game that isn't necessarily fun or pleasing to look at.
nonamesleft
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1-Mar(#24)
10/10 doesn't have to mean total perfection. It's a very subjective score. If taken literally, then yeah, it must be a totally perfect game, which might not exist.

I guess the meaning of 10/10 depends on what your definition of 10/10 is.

To one person it can mean that a game is very enjoyable, and any flaws are greatly overshadowed by the numerous great aspects.

To someone else, 10/10 can mean that a game speaks to them in such a relatable way that the game is "perfect."

Etc.
Kommie
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1-Mar(#25)
Yeah, I generally agree that a 10/10 can have imperfections if flaws are few.

KCPenguins
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1-Mar(#26)
Super Metroid
BotW
Sun
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1-Mar(#27)
Super Metroid is so good. They really need to give us a new 2D Metroid with sprite graphics...none of that Samus Returns nonsense. Zero Mission was great. AM2R was great. Bring back Metroid Dread!
hobbes21
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1-Mar(#28)
Hades is the only 10/10 for me. One of the best games I've played in a long time. Incredible design down to the details. Constant progression without seeming laboring. Deep cast of characters with a great script that can be enjoyed either on surface level if you rush through or or if you delve into it and take in every line.

Supergiant may be the best studio working for me. Bastion, Transistor and Hades are all incredible games with their own charm that deliver whether you play a single run just to hit the credits or devote 100 hours to them.
SupremeSarna
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* 1-Mar(#29)
I'm a stickler when it comes to perfect scores. The only games I give 10 scores are those I deem to be my all-time favorites. I'd say Splatoon 2 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are the only ones, with Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate coming very close.
Cevil
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1-Mar(#30)
@SupremeSarna I agree, and that's the way it should be. also tropical freeze made me rage quit, especially on the final boss. Still haven't beaten that game.
Gypsy
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1-Mar(#31)
Hades is great, I played it on PC or it would have been on my Switch list.
Sun
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1-Mar(#32)
Hades for sure.
KCPenguins
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1-Mar(#33)
Hades is another game I'd like a demo of. I don't think I'd like it, but I might.
bonham2
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1-Mar(#34)
My most played games would be

Rocket League
Animal Crossing
Zelda Breath of the Wild
Super Mario Odyssey

I think that makes those my top 4 by default. If you didn't have a Wii U, add Mario Kart 8 to that list. I haven't played that much on Switch because I played the hell out of it on Wii U.
JD
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1-Mar(#35)
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Yes its real

nonamesleft
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1-Mar(#36)
KCPenguins wrote:
> Hades is another game I'd like a demo of. I don't think I'd like it, but I might.
>

Was just thinking today how I'd like to try out a demo of Hades. I like having pick and play style games on the side to play alongside main games I'm playing, and roguelikes are perfect for that.
proudtobelatino
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2-Mar(#37)
Super Mario Maker 2
dunno001
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2-Mar(#38)
I'll have to think if I would give any Switch game a score over 9 or not. I do believe a 10 means perfection; there is absolutely nothing I would change about the game. Likewise, a 0 is actually broken and unplayable, and a 5 is average.

flamingtoastjpn
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* 2-Mar(#39)
I recommend giving Hades a shot if you're on the fence. It's made by the same devs behind Bastion and the dialogue, art style, and music are phenomenal. The gameplay improved a ton compared to when I bought it in beta, Supergiant really leaned on player feedback to iron out the gameplay quirks before releasing the 1.0 version.

For what it's worth, I don't think a demo would do Hades justice. It is a pretty story driven game for a rougelike.

Even if you don't end up liking the game, supergiant is a good dev team to support imo
thatfootballguy
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3-Mar(#40)
Super Mario Odyssey
Hades
Mario Kart Deluxe
Slay the Spire
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Xenoblade Chronicles II
Sun
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3-Mar(#41)
Slay the Spire is definitely another one of those addicting games. Haven't touched it in a while, but need to go back. I never beat Acts 1-3 with The Watcher (4th character via free update).
Scott
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3-Mar(#42)
I guess I was only considering Switch exclusives when I made my list, but Slay the Spire is definitely a 10/10 for me too.
Gypsy
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3-Mar(#43)
Scott wrote:
> I guess I was only considering Switch exclusives when I made my list, but Slay the
> Spire is definitely a 10/10 for me too.

This is what I was doing as well. At the time that I played it Octopath was still exclusive.

I have not played Fire Emblem, I'll probably love that.
Sun
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3-Mar(#44)
If we're strictly talking Nintendo-published games, then I think my list of games close to 10/10 are:
BOTW
Super Mario Odyssey

...perhaps Fire Emblem: Three Houses as well, but it's on my backlog.

For good games, but not close to 10/10, for me those include:
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
Link's Awakening
Octopath Traveler
Animal Crossing
Super Mario Maker 2
incubus421
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3-Mar(#45)
Yea...Fire Emblem Three Houses is the Switch game that I would be closest to giving a 10 thus far.
Sun
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3-Mar(#46)
I've also been reading user negative comments about reviewers of JRPGs complaining about very JRPG traits of said games, calling out the reviewer.

IMO, grinding in a JRPG is not a positive aspect of a game. Those who disagree say that's what makes it a JRPG.

The worst was Bravely Default. The repeating of specific bosses at the end of the game was awful.
Gypsy
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* 3-Mar(#47)
Definitely not a fan of the loop in BD. I ended up dropping that game. My hopes are not high at all for BD2, I will likely just not even try it.

So, a disclaimer, I haven't read critic reviews for games in years. While I doubt they have changed much, it's possible. Generally when I want an outside opinion on games I will message people whose opinions I value, and/or post on forums like here and a couple others. So critic reviews have very little value to me.

I think that the JRPG genre is often scored lower on average and in general not reviewed very well because the reviewer lacks a good understanding of the genre. It's not alone, STG is another genre where this is very much the case. I guess it boils down to who is the review for. Most people are not going to care about scoring systems in STGs or the pathing.

Well designed JRPGs allow you to punch above your weight by having knowledge of the combat system, exploiting abilities and/or equipment. Ultimately being able to do this means you can go somewhere early, and gain experience in large amounts with tougher fights instead of taking longer fighting easier enemies. I will often see games classified as hard or grindy when you can do stuff like that. I do play rpg games on the hardest difficulty setting when settings are available though. I enjoy games where you can actually die a lot more in general because the challenge makes it more satisfying for me. I know that isn't what some people are looking for in a game.
Kommie
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3-Mar(#48)
There isn't much grinding in the Trails JRPGs, basically if you're fighting certain leveled enemies and you're at their level EXP gain is minimal and grinding does nothing.


loztdogs
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3-Mar(#49)
Sun wrote:
> The worst was Bravely Default. The repeating of specific bosses at the end of the game was awful.

Gypsy wrote:
> Definitely not a fan of the loop in BD. I ended up dropping that game.

Ah man I just started this game too. Love the art style tho.


JD
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4-Mar(#50)
I can't count how many time i encountered dark falz on pso it must be 50k times at least but seeing him fall and dropping the red ring is satisfying every time

Gypsy
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4-Mar(#51)
Kommie wrote:
> There isn't much grinding in the Trails JRPGs, basically if you're fighting certain
> leveled enemies and you're at their level EXP gain is minimal and grinding does
> nothing.
>
>
>

Yeah they are pretty on much on rails. The main point of those games to me is the story.

@loztdogs Hopefully your enjoy it more than I did.
SilverOwl
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5-Mar(#52)
Most probably won't agree with my list, but these are some of my fav games on switch that I would score high

Dead Cells
Slay the Spire
Hades
Undermine
Mario Odyssey
Zelda BotW
Darkest Dungeon
Children of Morta
Fire Emblem 3H
The Ori series( I just started these but I'm in love with the 2nd one. Great for handheld, art style is top notch and some of the best visuals on switch)
Orlandu
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* 6-Mar(#53)
I really enjoyed Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and the dlc. I've played most of the heavy hitters on the system and it's still my favorite of the bunch.

Smash Ultimate's story mode was a lot of fun, too, but I pretty much stopped playing the game after I finished it.

Ring Fit Adventure is a great concept, but my knees unfortunately aren't what they used to be so I had to stop playing.
EB
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7-Mar(#54)
I'd say Mario Odyssey is my only 10/10 Switch game not including multi platform games. I'd have to think about multi-platform stuff I played on other systems.

benstylus
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7-Mar(#55)
I went though my collection listing and really didn't see anything I would rate 10/10 for switch.

Mario Odyssey was good, but the galaxy games are much better imo.

Mario Kart 8 is fine, but I strongly prefer the Wii U version (I know I'm in the minority on this). 12 racers is already a lot of chaos, and adding double items makes that much worse.

Didn't really get into the Fire Emblem games (Three Houses or Warriors).

Octopath Traveler was great for a while but was just way too long.

Smash has never been one of my favorites, and while I enjoyed the story mode, it's just not my kind of fighting game. I love the idea, I just wish I liked the actual game better. It's too floaty for my tastes.

Animal Crossing has potential, but I feel like there wasn't much content originally, and N has been really slow in feeding in new stuff. I feel like even today, it's way behind where New Leaf was at launch (not to mention the welcome amiibo update). And tools breaking all the time can fudge right off.

Kirby Star Allies is quite good, but really lacks the magic of Return to Dreamland on the Wii.

Paper Mario is fun, but not 10/10 material for sure.

Pokemon? No. I'd play any of the 3DS games over the Switch ones, although I do like Galarian Weezing.

Breath of the Wild would be up there for me, but I bought and played on Wii U. We got the switch version sometime later, but I have stuck with the Wii U one because I didn't feel like starting over. Master mode gets a 2 out of 10 though. Just not the way I want to play a Zelda game, ever. Weapon breaking was annoying enough in normal mode. But going through 4 or 5 weapons in a single battle is just stupid.

Speaking of Wii U, I've enjoyed the switch ports I've played, but as a longtime Wii U owner I've already played them all. And they don't quite have the same magic the second time through. Especially for $60 when the Wii U versions are half that or less.

There are some arcade classics I'd rate 10/10 that are on Switch, but I'm pretty sure that's not what this thread is about.
Heavyd814life
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7-Mar(#56)
I think there are only 2-3 games in the last 10 years that I consider a 10. But there are quite a few in the high 9s for me and Breath of the Wild is one of them. I played it on the Wii U, but it still counts. Loved every second of it!

Nothing else on the Switch really comes close. Though there are a couple of games I'd give a 9 to like Celeste, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Ys VIII.

Sun
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7-Mar(#57)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> I think there are only 2-3 games in the last 10 years that I consider a 10.

What are those games?
benstylus
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7-Mar(#58)
If we're going into decimals then yeah, you're less likely to find a 10.00 game. I think the purpose of this thread wasn't to ask people for games they consider perfect, but for games you would could arguably round up to a ten if we're dealing strictly with integers.

And for anyone who says there are no 10.00 games, then the highest rating you've ever given essentially becomes the 10.00 mark until another game exceeds it.
Cevil
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7-Mar(#59)
@benstylus

I couldn't get into Mario Galaxy. The controls were way too wonky. I played it on Switch though so maybe it deserves a second chance.
benstylus
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7-Mar(#60)
Cevil wrote:
> @benstylus
>
> I couldn't get into Mario Galaxy. The controls were way too wonky. I played it on
> Switch though so maybe it deserves a second chance.
>

Galaxy is the first 3D Mario game that convinced me that Mario worked in 3D. Didn't like 64 much at all, and sunshine was similar, although with the new and difficult to use water jetpack. I wasn't expecting much with galaxy, but when I played it, I was instantly converted.
EB
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7-Mar(#61)
I've gotten much less stingy in my 10/10's over the years. I give them out to any game I consider an absolute favorite, even if they have flaws.

Some of my 10/10's:
- God of War
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Batman: Arkham Knight/Arkham City
- Portal 2
- The Last of Us Part II
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Celeste
Cevil
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7-Mar(#62)
@benstylus

Your opinions are hurting my soul. Mario 64 was amazing. And Sunshine is actually my favorite 3d mario. And yes I realize my opinions are probably hurting souls as well.

@EB i agree with your opinion of a 10/10. I think people make the mistake of thinking a 10/10 has to be a flawless game. Even the most perfect of games have flaws.
PizzaTheHutt
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* 7-Mar(#63)
EB wrote:
> I've gotten much less stingy in my 10/10's over the years. I give them out to any
> game I consider an absolute favorite, even if they have flaws.

Cevil wrote:
> @EB i agree with your opinion of a 10/10. I think people make the mistake of thinking
> a 10/10 has to be a flawless game. Even the most perfect of games have flaws.


Same here. Since that review thread was first started back in 2003 I always avoided scoring a game a 10 because I used to think it had to mean the game was perfect. Eventually I realized that is such an outdated way of looking at things because no game (or any other form of art) will ever be "perfect", so that isn't what a 10 means. I keep track of every score I've given a game in that thread since 2003 and the first game I gave a 10 to was Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 1 because it was so well written, it hit me in the feels in a way no other videogame had ever done before.

Gypsy
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7-Mar(#64)
I loved the Mario Galaxy games despite generally hating motion controls.
Sun
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* 7-Mar(#65)
Reviews are also based on a point in time. Mario 64 is great, but clearly Galaxy, 3D World and Odyssey have improved upon the formula. Goldeneye 007 was great, but have you tried playing it recently?!
Heavyd814life
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7-Mar(#66)
Sun wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> I think there are only 2-3 games in the last 10 years that I consider a 10.
>
> What are those games?

Detroit: Become Human
Life is Strange
The Walking Dead: Season 1
The Walking Dead: The Final Season

I think that's it. And I'm with you guys. A 10 doesn't mean a game is objectively perfect. No game is perfect and it's all completely subjective anyway. Hell, I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't even think the games I listed are any good. My 10s are usually reserved for the games that I have a really, really strong emotional response to. Games where I look back as the credits roll and I know that there's nothing I would change about the journey.

Kommie
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7-Mar(#67)
Detroit Become Hooman is a 4/10, at best

Gypsy
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Yeah we all have different things that we are looking for in games. I'm much more of a gameplay person and don't expect much from video game writing. Which is why I lean towards franchises like Etrian Odyssey, SMT Fire Emblem etc... I did love the Uncharted games, which have jank ass gameplay (esp the first one) so it's not a deal breaker by any means.
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Gypsy wrote:
> Yeah we all have different things that we are looking for in games. I'm much more
> of a gameplay person and don't expect much from video game writing. Which is why
> I lean towards franchises like Etrian Odyssey, SMT Fire Emblem etc... I did love
> the Uncharted games, which have jank ass gameplay (esp the first one) so it's not
> a deal breaker by any means.

I think our tastes change over time as well. I used to play a lot of over-the-top gore fests like Madworld. Mortal Kombat, Blood, and the like. When I was a kid I rented all the Razorsoft Genesis games I could.

Working with the youth at my church for a few years kind of re-sensitized me to violence and language in games. Language in particular has gotten a lot stronger in the last 10 years or so, even in Teen rated games.

Video game nudity also became more mainstream in the PS3/360 era, but to be honest I've always found video game sex scenes to be a bit tacky and often cringe-inducing in how they're presented, so I've tended to avoid games that prominently feature them anyway.

Nowadays I pretty much stick mostly to all-ages games, and occasionally take a foray into a Teen rated game. I don't want dark and gritty realism, I want blue blue skies.
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7-Mar(#70)
Sun wrote:
> Goldeneye 007 was great, but
> have you tried playing it recently?!


I still enjoy it. Much rather play it over many modern shooters. (Not joking)
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KCPenguins wrote:
> Sun wrote:
>> Goldeneye 007 was great, but
>> have you tried playing it recently?!
>
>
> I still enjoy it. Much rather play it over many modern shooters. (Not joking)

I played the Wii remake not too long ago. I'll not as into shooters as I once was, but it was pretty solid.
KCPenguins
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7-Mar(#72)
benstylus wrote:
> KCPenguins wrote:
>> Sun wrote:
> |>> Goldeneye 007 was great, but
> |>> have you tried playing it recently?!
>>
>>
>> I still enjoy it. Much rather play it over many modern shooters. (Not joking)
>
> I played the Wii remake not too long ago. I'll not as into shooters as I once was,
> but it was pretty solid.


Yeah, I own that one as well and thought it was good.

I really enjoy the methodical pace of the N64 one. Playing license to kill pistols is still my favorite FPS multiplayer. Every shot mattered.
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8-Mar(#73)
There are a lot of games I like, but I'd probably only give a 10/10 to The Last of Us II and Divinity: Original Sin 2. Both are absolute masterpieces that I would recommend to anyone without hesitation.
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Xenoblade 2 for sure. BOTW might be close. Fire Emblem Three Houses. Dragon Quest XIs.

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Mario Odyssey
Smash Bros Ultimate

Multi-Console:
Dead Cells
Slay the Spire
Hades
Binding of Isaac
Crypt of the Necrodancer (haven't played the Zelda version yet)

Forgot NBA Playgrounds 2 - the microtransactions are a mess, but the game is grindy enough to keep me playing. It's the best arcade basketball game since NBA Jam TE.
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8-Mar(#76)
SublimeFan wrote:
> Crypt of the Necrodancer (haven't played the Zelda version yet)

For an indie rogue-like game, especially at $3.99 when on sale digitally, this is one of my favorite games in recent memory...more so that Cadence of Hyrule. The soundtracks for both games are amazing.
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9-Mar(#77)
Sun wrote:
> SublimeFan wrote:
>> Crypt of the Necrodancer (haven't played the Zelda version yet)
>
> For an indie rogue-like game, especially at $3.99 when on sale digitally, this is
> one of my favorite games in recent memory...more so that Cadence of Hyrule. The
> soundtracks for both games are amazing.

I haven't played either, but I've heard a good deal of the soundtrack of the non Zelda one. Great soundtrack. Composed by the same person who did the music for Super Meat Boy, which also had some great music.
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1st Definitely Breath of the Wild I was a big fan of the art style and I liked the open world it reminded me of the original game some things I didn't like but at the end of the day it did a lot of things right
2nd was Mario Odyssey that game touch on a ton of nostalgia for me
3rd Luigi Mansion 3 had a ton of fun playing this with my son
4th Links Awaking a nice redone Zelda game only thing I wish it was longer
5th Huntdown This is a side scroller but the story and game was a ton of fun

Topic   What are your 10/10 Switch games? (so far)