10 3DS/DS exclusive franchises that should come to Nintendo Switch

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#6. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

So this is a little bit of a cheat, as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is a very different game from the first entry in this Final Fantasy spin-off series, but it is a 3DS game in this series nonetheless and has a multiplayer element similar to the first game. There are also games under the Crystal Chronicles label for the Wii, but one is a city-building game and one is a tower defense game, so those shouldn’t really count.

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The first Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles game was way ahead of it’s time, especially on a Nintendo system. You and up to three other friends could team up on an epic quest, battling monsters and saving the world by purifying it of toxic mist known as “miasma”. Sounds great, right? Sure, but you also needed three Gameboy Advances and the link cables to go with it to make this happen. Not the easiest thing in the world. This was made a little easier on the 3DS with Ring of Fates where you were simply required to have your own system and copy of the game to enjoy the multiplayer aspect. But there was no online multiplayer.

So, I feel a new Crystal Chronicles on the Nintendo Switch would deliver the experience in the best form. You could play online and locally, with drop-in/drop-out co-op. And that would make for an absolutely amazing multiplayer adventure you rarely see in gaming these days. Hopefully, someone at Square Enix will realize it’s a great idea to get on this, even if it’s just an HD re-release with the fixes I’ve mentioned. But we also know Square Enix loves re-releasing games, so it’s not completely out of the question.