Same here. There's still not a single Switch game that has me wanting to purchase the system. Yet another countless Mario or Zelda title won't do it for me, nor will any of the re-released games like Skyrim that I originally played five years ago. That said, Nintendo is at least trying with their exclusives, which can't be said for Microsoft recently.
Yeah, MS has been off their nut for awhile now. LOL I think once their plan for world domination and an all in one set top box never came to fruition, I think the Xbox division really has lost it's focus. That's OK I suppose, as I came late to the 360 and still have tons of great offerings there to play. By the time I get a ONE, it won't matter how many exclusives they've had, as I'll just be buying a cheap system, with a cheap library, which is all good.
I agree completely on "N" as well. The Mario & Zelda offerings can be good, but getting a system for two games, ain't cutting it. BotW was a huge disappointment for me, as I don't get the hype for that at all. I stopped midway thru from boredom. And I've been playing Mario Odyssey the last few weeks, and it's fun, but I wouldn't call it great(at least not yet). Galaxy 1 & 2 are my 3D Mario high water marks, and Odyssey has the perfect title, as the games is all over the map. I guess they just ran out of ideas for a cohesive game, and just said if you have an idea, let's put it in.
For me, the strong IP franchises that Nintendo owns (that will perpetually be exclusives) have always been what draw me in. The hardware gimmicks are usually more of an annoyance to me, but almost every game Nintendo puts out has an impressive layer of polish, mechanical soundness, and care put into it.
That was true for me years ago, but most of their games now or just tired retreads, or failed experiments. They have tons of great IP's, but we see the same ones again and again. It took forever to get a new true Star Fox title, and it couldn't have been any worse. Where's Punch-Out, PilotWings, F-Zero, Wario-Ware, etc?
Like I stated above, their two highest rated games almost ever, are very forgettable titles for me thus far. I'm hoping with the success of the NS hardware, and putting money back in the bank, they will get back to making fun and unique games like Warioware. Captain Toad on the Wii U was a shining moment for me, as it was new, unique, and actually FUN!
As for the gimmicks, yeah, I can do with out them. But honestly, the games they put out now, seem lesser titles to me in the same way the gimmicks are half baked ideas. They really need fresh and new staff there, as I have had about as much as I can take from these top tier franchises, as they take forever to release, and are often disappointments in there own right. As they are just slight changes from the versions we got a few years before.