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9.5/10

Pros:

  • Super Mario Maker 2 looked incredible
  • Astral Chain was unexpected and looked great
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake
  • Tetris 99 shadowdrop, this is actually one i'm most excited about from this direct 
  • Demos for Yoshi and Daemon X Machina
  • Good third party gets with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Dead by Daylight (this one looked rough as hell but it's still a good game)
  • Captain Toad Treasure Tracker DLC
  • Boxboy eshop game, I wanna see Nintendo doing more eshop published smaller stuff like this
  • Final Fantasy 9 shadowdrop 
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Neutral (basically what i'm not interested in so can't say much about):
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses, having never played any of the games I can't say this interests me at all, but it looks alright
  • Rune Factory 4/5, never played but glad people are excited for them
  • Not really interested in Dragon Quest 11 or Builders 2, but seem like good games
  • Oninaki 
  • Deltarune
  • GRID Autosport
Cons:
  • Not many third party announcements at all, mostly just late ports 
  • Still no concrete release dates for games like Daemon X Machina, a lot of close 2019 months are still up to question on if there's a release or not.
I'd say on the first party/exclusive front they definitely delivered, that's 3 brand new huge exclusives announced in one direct, a couple of eshop games like Boxboy and Tetris 99, 2 new demos for upcoming games, DLC, etc. Just would have hoped more big things from the third party side, but I can see there are other things there that will excite other people that I just personally have no interest in. 
So it was a great direct imo, one of the best in a while. 
Last edited by FloatingWaffles - on 13 February 2019