Since gaming has become more popular and people don’t feel bad about their nerdy hobbies and geeky interests, the world of consoles and gaming has never been more popular than it is now. A lot of adults are playing games without hesitation. This helps bridge the gap between generations as well as encourages game developers to make games that are fun for everyone.
These games usually have very interesting, diverse, and well-developed storylines that people of all ages can easily and truly get into. Below, we’ll talk about some of the most popular and well-loved story-based games for the Nintendo Switch.
Shin Megami Tensei V
Shin Megami Tensei V has one of the weaker stories of the games in the main line. That doesn’t mean the game’s story is bad, just that it’s next to some of the best stories in JRPG history. Despite the game’s flaws, Shin Megami Tensei V is still a good game. It has choices that will make the player think about how they affect their real-life decisions as much as they do their decisions in the game.
In this surprisingly dark game, two cute little cups have to go through a lot of hard gameplay in order to pay off the debt they owed the Devil after a bad night of gambling.
People who have tried to avoid making deals with the devil must be found by the protagonists in order to clear their own debts. People who play this game shouldn’t be surprised if the Devil doesn’t keep his promises. In fact, betraying him might be a better choice in the long run.
Kirby And The Forgotten Land
Background for Kirby and the Forgotten Land isn’t what you’d expect from a game that’s usually lighthearted and brightly coloured. It’s not very often that a game for kids makes you feel bad for the bad guys, but this one does. Explores a land that was left behind by most of the people who lived there before. Kirby has to fight the people who still live there and look for the better life they were told was waiting for them somewhere else. Who told the Kirby game creators that they can be so thought-provoking, and that they should?
During Octopath Traveler, players get to follow the journeys of eight main characters as they travel through the land. The goal is to find a group, a missing dark text, and an evil professor. As the game goes on, the stories of each and every one of the heroes become more and more intertwined. A short summary like this one can’t do the game justice. You can tell it’s beautiful both in terms of its story and how the game looks. It has pixelated characters and backgrounds that look like paintings.
Dragon Quest 11
Square Enix can make a good game. Like many fantasy games, Dragon Quest 11 starts with a magical kingdom that is quickly overrun and taken over by monsters. The player gets lost during the invasion and is found again by a lovely old woman who takes care of them as if they were her own. This is how the game works:
As this is a game that is all about the story, we don’t want to give away too much. The players’ true identities are revealed, and they must go on a long journey to save the world and the people who live there.
Oninaki’s art and graphics look cute at first, but they’re very different from the darker tones and more serious storylines that the game has. The player takes on the role of a Watcher, someone who looks out for the Cycle of Reincarnation. The Daemons are spirits that help people find their way and fight monsters. In Oninaki, there is a rising cult, the Night Devil is on the loose, and the player must find out what happened in the world.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
You can play this game, called Xenoblade Chronicles 2, if you like fantasy games. The game’s story is based on a war or conflict that happens in the fictional world that the game makes up. The main characters live in a world called Alrest, where there are a lot of different kinds of animals and people who act in different ways based on their morals. There is a legend that says there is a Utopia at the top of the World Tree, but no one can agree on who should get there first.
AI: The Somnium Files
It’s set in Tokyo in the near future, and Special Agent Kaname Date is on the trail of a serial killer who has been killing people in groups. With “Psyncing,” you can search the dreams of suspects and find clues and secrets. This is a way for players to look into crimes.
With the help of his AI, Aiba, Date must look into both the real world and his dreams to find the serial killer and stop him from killing again.
Supergiant Games is a San Francisco-based independent game studio that has made games like Bastion and Transistor that have won awards. Fans play as Zagreus, the Prince of the Underworld, in Hades, their most recent game. It’s a hack and slash dungeon run in which the fans fight their way through.
Hades, even though it has a simple premise, is very much driven by its thrilling and well-written story. In the game, the player is encouraged to die and fail over and over again in order to find out more about Zagreus. There are hidden storylines in Hades that can be found through setbacks. The player can learn more about Greek mythology and gain abilities and boons that will help them complete the hero’s journey, too.
Sumire is an amazing visual novel for the Nintendo Switch that was made by GameTomo, an independent game company. The game puts the spotlight on the titular character and focuses on the difficult struggles she faces such as the death of her grandmother, her father’s departure, and the apathy of her mother.
As a short adventure game, Sumire is full of heartfelt and happy moments that make you feel good and move your heart. To make up for this, the title also shows the dark emotions of the main character in scary situations and creepy dialogue. To top it all off, the game is brought to life by a brilliant pastel palette and beautiful art.
Raji: An Ancient Epic (2020)
Raji is the first game made by Nodding Head Games, which is a small game development company in India that makes games for phones and tablets. There is a young girl in the game named Raji. She is on a quest to save her younger brother. Along the way, she meets Hindu monsters and demons that she has to kill in order to reach her one, true goal of becoming a nun.
When Durga and Vishnu tell their stories in the game, they are very insightful. The game also has a lot of interesting cutscenes with interesting commentary. Raji is one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch that is based on mythology. The game’s stunning visuals and artwork make it one of the best.