The Nintendo Switch is a smash-hit with a wide library of titles across all genres, so it should come as no surprise that it has amassed a wealth of great role-playing games. Many of them are ports of titles previously released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but others are exclusive to Nintendo’s hybrid system — such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Whether you’re looking for a turn-based classic or something new with a massive open world, the portable console has it all. Here are the best role-playing games on Nintendo Switch.
Even though it was a spinoff, most people are more familiar with the Persona series than Shin Megami Tensei, which is where it all began. Shin Megami Tensei V is similar, yet also quite different from its sister series. For one, this is a hardcore JRPG. Expect every single fight to push you to your limits. Gameplay will feel very familiar to Persona fans, as will the demonic cast of monsters you will summon in battle, however, the social aspects are not as prominent. The story is still good, and the characters are likable and interesting, but don’t come in expecting the life-sim elements of a Persona. Regardless, SMT V is well worth sinking dozens of hours into.
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