I previously wrote a roundup of what I felt were the best Indie videogames released on the Switch up to that point. It’s a year later now with a new year of Indie releases not accounted for on that list, so I am creating this new list. I haven’t played every Indie released on Switch in that time—I am just one man—so this list is not intended to be comprehensive or definitive. Your favorite videogame’s absence is not a deliberate snub, but more likely means I haven’t played it yet. Of the Indies I did play in 2019, these are the five I recommend as most worth your precious time and money.
Samus Returns reuses a concept without understanding why it was effective, resulting in a confused remake searching for a reason to exist that it never finds.
There are few other videogames with which I have a longer and more evolving relationship, and I am grateful for it to be one of my formative experiences.
Feudal Alloy echoes the bones of Super Metroid, intentionally or unintentionally, without utilizing the connective tissue that made it work or offering successful new ideas as an alternative.
With the Switch’s second anniversary a month away, let’s look at some of the standout indie titles released for the platform in that time.