Nintendo Switch: 10 ports to look forward to for the rest of 2019

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#1. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition

While lots of modern games have come and are coming to the Nintendo Switch, by the very nature of the fact that it is a less powerful system than its modern counterparts, sacrifices have to be made to get those games onto the system. Mostly it’s a fidelity or frame rate thing; sometimes it’s content cut from the game. It doesn’t mean that it won’t be a good version after all this list is all about games that are or will be available for other consoles but will likely be best on the Nintendo Switch.

But it is practically unheard of that you get the best, most complete, absolutely definitive version of a multi-platform release on the Nintendo Switch. It just isn’t how it works.

It’s a year later, but the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI was the one to wait for as its clearly the superior version. It looks pretty much the same on the surface but boasts several additions that make it preferable than the PlayStation 4 version that came out last year.

Firstly, the biggest complaint of last year’s version was that rather than an orchestral soundtrack, the PlayStation 4 version of Dragon Quest XI had Midi music. It was the poor sound quality that was hardly worthy of the excellent visuals. The Nintendo Switch version boasts a fully-orchestrated soundtrack.

There’s additional story content, new monsters to ride and you can play the game in a 16-bit skin if you want to. This isn’t a case where I have to argue that a game is better on the Switch because it’s just a better fit, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is inarguably the best version of this game. It will only be on the Nintendo Switch and therefore will be the best version to play when it comes out on September 27.