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zorg1000 said:
Overall the Q1/Q2 lineup looks good to me, not amazing but not bad either. It has a handful of interesting indies, a handful of remasters/ports of good/great games and a handful of good looking new games.

I do agree with Curl though that as of now its missing a major system seller for the first half of the year thats preventing it from being a great lineup.

Do you also agree we there are still announcements left? Like wolfenstein, octopath and DQXI dates. We will likely get a proper direct soon.



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I'd honestly be curious what constitutes shovelware now. Is it stuff actually on par with Wii Carnival games and Deal or No Deal? Or are we just calling any short digital-only game as shovelware now? If it's the latter, I'm pretty disappointed in some people's judgment, as a lot of gems I've found fall under that definition apparently.

As far as ports go...eh, I'll buy some I haven't tried, ignore ones I have. I've never played TWEWY or Ys VIII, so this gives me a nice reason to play them on a platform I prefer. If you've played every one of these games already, I can see why it'd be disappointing I suppose.



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Bear in mind that this Direct only covers what we're getting during the first half of the year. I don't see why the second half won't be even better, especially if Kimishima expects to sell 20 million Switches throughout this year.

cosmic_drift said:
Bear in mind that this Direct only covers what we're getting during the first half of the year. I don't see why the second half won't be even better, especially if Kimishima expects to sell 20 million Switches throughout this year.

Even for just the first half, having only two significant exclusives, neither of which are big system sellers, isn't great.



curl-6 said:
cosmic_drift said:
Bear in mind that this Direct only covers what we're getting during the first half of the year. I don't see why the second half won't be even better, especially if Kimishima expects to sell 20 million Switches throughout this year.

Even for just the first half, having only two significant exclusives, neither of which are big system sellers, isn't great.

Maybe give them a break after the impressive 2017 line up? They are not magicians after all.



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HintHRO said:
caffeinade said:
How dare Nintendo allow the filthy peasants that couldn't afford or justify a WiiU purchase, to play it's games.
How dare Nintendo taint the purity of the WiiU's Exclusives.
How dare Nintendo permit the people who didn't support the WiiU to feel joy.

How dare Nintendo preserve their games.

If you can't afford a Wii U, then you most definitely can't afford a Switch lmao

Don't see them doing the same with way older gems? Where's my Mario Sunshine/Metroid Prime/Pikmin/Paper Mario TTYD/Donkey Kong 64/Mario Kart 64/ Zelda ALttP/Earthbound HD remake? It has to be recent games because they are easier to crap out and people are still buying it.

You can say the same about NES, SNES, N64, GC and Wii, yet all remakes on Wii U Deluxe aka the Switch, are only full-priced Wii U ports. Look how poorly the Gamecube sold. So many gamers missed those games too. Where are the Gamecube remakes then? 

 

If they want to give people the option to play their older games, they can start with releasing a proper Virtual Console for once. Even the Wii had a few decent N64 games. Then why not Switch? Right now you can look to the left or right besides the Switch games at your local game store to find many Switch games also being on Wii U, but then 50-75% cheaper

Holy shit! I can't tell if you're being serious or not on the GameCube ports and Switch's Virtual Console, but how about letting the system make it through a full year before letting unrealistic expectations cloud your opinion. So far I think Nintendo has been doing everything right, and things will only get better.



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KLXVER said:
curl-6 said:

Even for just the first half, having only two significant exclusives, neither of which are big system sellers, isn't great.

Maybe give them a break after the impressive 2017 line up? They are not magicians after all.

2017 was awesome and all, but it's no good blowing your load too soon.

Nintendo themselves have acknowledged that a big part of Switch's success was a steady stream of heavy hitters over its first 9 months; they needed to continue this pattern into 2018, not go back to one major title every three months like in the Wii U days.



Genos8 said:
zorg1000 said:
Overall the Q1/Q2 lineup looks good to me, not amazing but not bad either. It has a handful of interesting indies, a handful of remasters/ports of good/great games and a handful of good looking new games.

I do agree with Curl though that as of now its missing a major system seller for the first half of the year thats preventing it from being a great lineup.

Do you also agree we there are still announcements left? Like wolfenstein, octopath and DQXI dates. We will likely get a proper direct soon.

I believe thats a strong possibility. If they were showing off everything for the first half of the year than it would have been a full sized direct, not a mini one.

Perhaps this was to get most of the ports, remasters and small-mid tier titles out of the way and give them a little bit of the spotlight while they have a bigger direct soon focusing on some of the big hitters coming up.



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curl-6 said:
KLXVER said:

Maybe give them a break after the impressive 2017 line up? They are not magicians after all.

2017 was awesome and all, but it's no good blowing your load too soon.

Nintendo themselves have acknowledged that a big part of Switch's success was a steady stream of heavy hitters over its first 9 months; they needed to continue this pattern into 2018, not go back to one major title every three months like in the Wii U days.

Then how about waiting for a little more than 11 days out of 365?