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How I Changed My Mind On The Launch Lineup and 1-2 Switch


 If we're being honest, the original Nintendo Switch launch lineup was pretty weak. It featured a measly five games, two of which were third party ports that will likely not sell at all. However, in the five weeks since the Nintendo Switch was fully revealed, this lineup has grown. It's grown a lot.

The original Year One lineup picture posted by Nintendo of America's official Twitter account


 A lot of games have been added since the initial lineup. The launch that originally consisted of five games is now at least twelve games. I am Setsuna, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, World of Goo, Little Inferno, Human Resource Machine, Snipperclips, and Fast RMX have all been added to the March 3rd release day.

/u/AbsoluteMagnitude's most recent Switch lineup


 The lineup in general has grown exponentially. Reddit user /u/AbsoluteMagnitude has been consistently updating the original lineup picture with every game announcement. The image above is their most recent version of the wallpaper. There are an incredibly large amount of games here, and the numbers just keep climbing.

 Due to the growing launch, I'm a lot more excited for the Switch than I already was. I originally only planned to get Breath of the Wild and reluctantly get 1-2 Switch, but I have a lot more options now. This will be pretty controversial for me to say after my last article, but here goes. I don't think I will be getting 1-2 Switch. Here's why.

 If you take a look at my last article, you'll see why I thought getting 1-2 Switch was imperative. I said that it was an exclusive Nintendo game, it utilized unique features of the Switch, and it was one of the only games releasing. With the recent announcement that Snipperclips and Fast RMX would be launch games, none of these arguments stand.

Exclusive Nintendo Game
 One of my main reasons for planning to get 1-2 Switch is because it was the only Switch exclusive releasing at the time besides Breath of the Wild and Super Bomberman R, and I have no interest in the latter. Now there are two games releasing on launch that I am much more interested in than I could ever possibly be in 1-2 Switch, and they're also both Switch exclusives. Snipperclips and Fast RMX will both never release on another company's system. Snipperclips is being published by Nintendo, and the FAST Racing series has been a Nintendo eShop staple forever.

Unique Switch Features
 Another reason I wanted 1-2 Switch was because it was the only game that really felt like it was made for the Switch. It uses all of the special features of the new system, and that's exciting. However, Snipperclips and Fast RMX are definitely made for the Switch. Snipperclips is possibly the most perfect game for co-op with the Joy-Con, and Fast RMX utilizes the HD Rumble feature of the Switch.

Dry Lineup
 As I detailed earlier on in the article, the lineup for the Switch's launch has doubled (and then some) since it first was revealed. Before these other games joined the lineup, 1-2 Switch was the second most interesting game. Now, I could not care about it less. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, an updated version of one of my favorite games ever, has been added to the lineup as a timed exclusive. The most intriguing multiplayer experience I've seen in years, Snipperclips, as well as an exhilarating racing game, Fast RMX, have both jumped up to the launch as well. 

 All in all, I can't wait for the Nintendo Switch. I'm enjoying reading my fellow journalists' impressions of it, and I eagerly await the opportunity to write my own. The Switch is a very innovative idea, and seeing better games becoming more readily available on it makes me very excited.


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