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Rate Nintendo Direct 02/13/2019 out of 10

10 22 12.02%
 
9 57 31.15%
 
8 43 23.50%
 
7 24 13.11%
 
6 14 7.65%
 
5 7 3.83%
 
4 4 2.19%
 
3 3 1.64%
 
2 5 2.73%
 
1 4 2.19%
 
Total:183
zorg1000 said:
benji232 said:

My list of 2018 Nintendo published games is most definetely complete. I know, when you take a hard look at their releases in 2018, it's hard to believe. 

And if as a consumer of Nintendo, you encourage and don't mind those anti-consumer practices. Then yes, you don't respect yourself as a Nintendo consumer. Sorry to be so blunt.

You missed Kirby, Donkey Kong & Octopath Traveler.

You're not being blunt, you're being a dick.

Octopath is not first party. And I did forget donkey kong and kirby for some reason altough they were on the list I written. Doesn't change much to the lineup of 2018, another port and a AA release. 

 

But suit yourself, Nintendo has changed in mentality a lot since it's leadership changed from being composed of creative people to business people and it shows in their greediness these days. Although, to their credit, they did turn Nintendo around as a business.



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benji232 said:
zorg1000 said:

You missed Kirby, Donkey Kong & Octopath Traveler.

You're not being blunt, you're being a dick.

Octopath is not first party. And I did forget donkey kong and kirby for some reason altough they were on the list I written. Doesn't change much to the lineup of 2018, another port and a AA release. 

 

But suit yourself, Nintendo has changed in mentality a lot since it's leadership changed from being composed of creative people to business people and it shows in their greediness these days. Although, to their credit, they did turn Nintendo around as a business.

Nintendo has been composed of business and creative staff since well before they released the NES.

On the Switch, we have seen several of Nintendo's most creative titles to date, particularly Zelda: Breath of the Wild - which is a work of the finest art on a scale never before achieved by Nintendo.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
benji232 said:

Alright, I gathered a list of ALL Nintendo published game released in 2018. Here it is:

- Bayonetta 1/2 (Direct port, no meaningful new content, charged full price)

-Hyrule warriors (Direct port, 0 effort put into it, 0 new meaningful content, charged full price)

-Captain Toad (Direct port, Slight amount of new content put in, Barely any effort put in, Charged same price as the original wiiU release on top of releasing paid DLC instead of it being added to the port in order to add a bit of value, but nope again, Nintendo doesn't give a shit about consumers (New Nintendo I should say) )

- Nintendo labo (First original release, Hurray!)

- Mario tennis Ace ( AA release, Mario sports game)

- Sushi striker (Never heard of this game, apparently was published by Nintendo)

- Fitness boxing (Lol)

- Mario party (AA release again)

- Super smash ( First brand new AAA release)

- Pokémon (Remake, with actual effort put in. Although not developed by Nintendo)

- Go vacation (Lol)

 

Alright, so let's compile the data...  For 2018, Nintendo released 3 full priced wiiU ports will little to no effort put into them and 1 remake, 1 AAA game, 2 AA games which are consisted of 1 party game and one Mario sports game, and a slew of shovelware including fitness boxing, go vacation and Labo.

Any self-respecting Nintendo consumer would be pissed. You're getting burned and spit in your face for supporting them when they needed your support the most. Sure, 2019 is shaping up for being a much better year. But once again, releasing paid dlc for captain toad and releasing NSMBUD with NO extra levels, NONE! They just don't give 2 flying damns about you or any Nintendo consumer. 

Just think about how long it would have taken them to even only design an extra 10 or so levels for NSMBUD and then you will realise just how fu**** lazy they were with these ports. And now, they're even being lazy with the dlc. 

Captian Toad was released at $40. I bought it day one. That's how I know. The Wii U version was $60. 

You forgot about Tropical Freeze, which helps your case. 

You forgot about Torna releasing for $40. It was its own standalone game. 

I think 2018 was a decent year for Switch. It wasn't fantastic, but it had five new releases that any self respecting Nintendo fan should be interested in. They were Torna, Octopath, Let's Go, Valkyria Chronicles 4, and Smash. 

2019 is off the rails. We're getting...

 

Dragon Quest Builders 2
Yoshi's Crafted World
Super Mario Maker 2
Fire Emblem Three Houses
Link's Awakening Remake
Astral Chain
Daemon X Machina
Poke'mon 2019
Animal Crossing Switch
Luigi's Mansion 3
Ultimate Alliance 3

That's 11 games. Eleven! All in a single year. And almost every last one of them is exclusive. At this rate Nintendo could come to E3, and say "We're sorry but Animal Crossing, and Poke'mon are being delayed to 2020." People wouldn't care. Why? Because I've been playing videogames since the Atari, and this is the biggest, most stacked, release schedule of exclusives that I have seen in my 34 years on this planet. If this direct did nothing for you check your pulse. The only way it could have been better was Nintendo announcing BotW 2. 

Hell we are still only in February, by this time of last year we didn't knew that Let's Go, Super Mario Party, even fucking Smash Bros were releasing in 2018. Hell when it came to third parties, we didn't knew we would get Diablo 3, Fortnite, Civilization 6, Doom Eternal, Mortal Kombat 11, Crash Team Racing, Warframe, Post FF7 and almost every other mainline Final Fantasy that wasn't on a Nintendo in February of 2018. So its clear to me that 2019 is gonna be an insane year for the Switch. 



benji232 said:
zorg1000 said:

You missed Kirby, Donkey Kong & Octopath Traveler.

You're not being blunt, you're being a dick.

Octopath is not first party. And I did forget donkey kong and kirby for some reason altough they were on the list I written. Doesn't change much to the lineup of 2018, another port and a AA release. 

 

But suit yourself, Nintendo has changed in mentality a lot since it's leadership changed from being composed of creative people to business people and it shows in their greediness these days. Although, to their credit, they did turn Nintendo around as a business.

You said published in your last post, Octopath in published by Nintendo so either it counts or you are changing goalposts.

I asked earlier and you didnt answer, why does being AA count as a negative? Does the budget of a game affect your enjoyment? And why are you only talking about 2018? The Direct was about 2019 games so what does an arguably mediocre 2018 have to do with anything?

 

Newsflash-Nintendo like any multibillion dollar company has always been greedy. I dont agree with all of their practices (i would like Wii U ports to either be budget releases or add alot more content) but the pros outweigh the cons and they are still, in my opinion, the best developer/publisher in the game.

 

I'm sorry for calling you a dick but I dont appreciate being told I lack self-respect just because my opinion isnt the same as yours.



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zorg1000 said:
I give it an 8. The 2019 lineup is looking absolutely stacked from June onward but its lacking a notable April/May game, if Fire Emblem released in one of those months instead of July than I would probably give it a 9.

Well, let's look what non-indies we have in those months, shall we?

April 2: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

April 5: Super Dragonball Heroes: World Mission

April 16: Final Fantasy X/X-2 remasters

April 23: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen; Mortal Kombat 11

April 30: Final Fantasy XII

May 21: Team Sonic Racing; Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (western release)

 

I'd say April is relatively fine without it (unless you don't like FF), and they wouldn't have wanted to miss out on Goldenweek by just a couple weeks or even days, so May would have been out of question, either.

And I agree May is a bit empty right now, but since everybody wants to cash in on Goldenweek that's often the case anyway. Plus, Sword Art Online : Fatal Bullet and Super Neptunia RPG are set to release in spring, so they might fill up one of the gaps in the lineup.



I just rewatched this direct and I feel like I am now capable of writing why it's the best one I've ever seen. Keep in mind I haven't seen all of them, but I have seen most of the ones from 2014 onward. 

First I just want to clarify something that this direct has punctuated for me now more than ever - how great a direct is is largely dependent on when it releases and what circumstances surround it. Obviously if this was the direct announcing what titles we can look forward to for ALL of 2019, this would be disappointing. 

But ... that's exactly what made this direct so fantastic! We already know we're getting some massive games with Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon Generation 8. Usually, directs feel like a trap, almost like a last meal on death row. The announcements you get are either super exciting or super disappointing, and they tend to decide your fate and whether you'll be using your Switch constantly or whether it will just collect dust for the rest of the year. 

This direct isn't like that. Everything we got here was the cherry on top of a perfect cake. We didn't really need a Mario Maker 2, or a Link's Awakening Remake, or a new Platinum Games exclusive. We didn't need any of this, but it all came anyways! It's SO MUCH BETTER then watching a direct and feeling like your entire Switch year will or will not be disappointing based on what announcements are made for the system. The future of the system is already so bright - this is just extra fanservice at this point. 

 

 

So ... to highlight some of the things that were just unbelievably awesome:

HOLY SHIT! Mario Maker 2 looks amazing! I'm one of those odd people who both never played Mario Maker, AND is a huge fan of the 3D Land/World games. So I was so happy to see fanservice for those of us that love those titles! I know that Nintendo fans have thrown around the idea of 3D Land/World content, but I didn't think Nintendo would actually DO IT! I wouldn't have been happy with a port ... for reasons that I feel have been stated numerous times. But a brand new game, hopefully with a lot of additions, is something I can get behind 100% .

Boxboy! So I'll admit that this is a more minor addition for this spectacular direct, but it's still something that I look forward too! I don't know if it was just me, but I thought it was just a port of the 3DS games (which for various reasons, I would have been completely fine with). BUT IT'S NOT! It's a completely original and new game in the series! HAL, you are AWESOME. I'm buying this day one. 

Yoshi and Daemon X Machina Demo! While I haven't downloaded them yet ... I really like that Nintendo and their partners have been pretty consistent with releasing demos for consumers to try. Plus I think both games, while not definite buys, are going to be very fun games! Also Yoshi's collectible costumes look like they have so much detail put into them, the art style really makes them pop and come to life! I want to collect them! 

Captain Toad Paid DLC! I haven't liked the way Nintendo have handled "free updates" ... it often feels like a marketing scheme, but, I have to admit, this paid DLC alone makes me want to buy the game. Probably a pretty odd thing to say, I know, but if it's priced reasonably it seems like a great deal. 5 levels with 18 challenges, if I understand how the original game is structured correctly, that's basically an entire episode (could be wrong though). That PLUS the Mario Odyssey content already in the game PLUS the fact that I never played the original (but wanted to) makes the port finally a great value. I'll buy the title at a discount and then purchase the DLC too! Woohoo for great value! 

DRAGON QUEST ACTUALLY SEEMS LIKE EFFORT WAS PUT INTO IT! Look, I know there was rumors about how the game would feature both the 16 bit mode and the PS4 mode, and I knew that an orchestrated soundtrack, as well as dual audio channels, and new missions and content were all rumored. But I didn't actually think that it would all happen! That Square Enix, even with the millions of potential sales, would go through with it! Makes me infinitely more interested in the game. I mean I'll admit I'm not the biggest JRPG fan but with it's pretty visuals I've already bought it before on Steam. Now I feel like I'll most likely just buy the Switch version ... even if it's a little less pretty, it looks so feature neat! ALSO IM FUCKING SHOCKED IT'S A WORLDWIDE RELEASE VERSUS JUST BEING IN JAPAN FOR LIKE HALF A YEAR. I know it's already come to the West but still! 

Rune Factory 4 Remastered + 5! One of the smaller points ... but I've heard that Rune Factory 4 is the best game of it's genre and honestly the Rune Factory series is always how I've wanted to experience that whole niche. Of course it hasn't aged very well and it looks like more effort maybe should have been put into maybe making it prettier ... but confirming a 5 is very cool! I'll probably get 4 Remastered too if it indeed holds up from a game standpoint.

ASTRAL CHAIN!!! I would just like to make it well known that at this point my nipples were erect and lactating . Platinum ... oh how I love thee! This game looks so crazy polished, it looks so beautiful, it looks so fun! Nintendo ... just buy them already! You might as well.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake! I have never played this game but always wanted to play it. Whenever I jumped on the 3DS Eshop, it was always that title I was considering buying. I am SO happy it's being remade, and while I am a little worried that Nintendo will start a trend of remaking or reimagining 2D games instead of making new ones ... I think it's ok in this case. Also, THAT ART STYLE IS AMAZING AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHY IT'S GETTING HATE. I mean, sure, it looks a little odd in places. But it looks almost like a claymation production with a Rankin/Bass movie artstyle! So 50's in Link's cute little design. THIS ART STYLE WILL CATCH ON AND YOU WILL ALL BE SORRY YOU DOUBTED IT. Also, if someone says this looks like a 3DS game ..... kill them. Or don't, I don't want to be moderated! The detail in this is amazing, reminds me of the new Yoshi games.

 

 

 

On the downside, Fire Emblem does look a bit disappointing, some of the third party ports look poor, and some of the games were eh. But even the games I wasn't that interested in, were still usually interesting ... which is always a positive! 

All in all, the fact that this wasn't the "Luigi's Mansion 3/Animal Crossing/Pokemon Gen 8 showcase" direct was ACTUALLY A GOOD THING. It showed off so many surprises and so many smaller things that made me realize that starting July I'll probably never put down my Switch. They were all things I wasn't expecting. And this has the added benefit of allowing us to get the showcases of the big games *later*, so the announcements for the year will be plentiful going forward. And THAT'S what makes it the best direct ever, because even if it doesn't have Smash Ultimate or Breath of the Wild ... it indicates to me the bountiful near-future of the Switch. I should have predicted in the prediction thread that Luigi's Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing wouldn't be shown off, too! Because in the back of my mind something was telling me they wouldn't. But I kept thinking "Nah, that can't be the case. What else would they have to show?"...

This is basically like Nintendo whipped their dick out and flaunted it to everybody 

 

 

Oh ... and Deltarune was ok ... I guess 

Last edited by AngryLittleAlchemist - on 14 February 2019

Bofferbrauer2 said:
zorg1000 said:
I give it an 8. The 2019 lineup is looking absolutely stacked from June onward but its lacking a notable April/May game, if Fire Emblem released in one of those months instead of July than I would probably give it a 9.

Well, let's look what non-indies we have in those months, shall we?

April 2: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

April 5: Super Dragonball Heroes: World Mission

April 16: Final Fantasy X/X-2 remasters

April 23: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen; Mortal Kombat 11

April 30: Final Fantasy XII

May 21: Team Sonic Racing; Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (western release)

 

I'd say April is relatively fine without it (unless you don't like FF), and they wouldn't have wanted to miss out on Goldenweek by just a couple weeks or even days, so May would have been out of question, either.

And I agree May is a bit empty right now, but since everybody wants to cash in on Goldenweek that's often the case anyway. Plus, Sword Art Online : Fatal Bullet and Super Neptunia RPG are set to release in spring, so they might fill up one of the gaps in the lineup.

I guess I should have specified, I was talking about Nintendo published games. 3rd party support doesnt look too bad those months.



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Oneeee-Chan!!! said:

9.5

They announced Rune Factory 5.

Nice, I gave it a 9.5 because of RF5 annoucement :p



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benji232 said:
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Well your 2018 list is incomplete and why are we limiting it to only 2018? Why not also include 2017 games and planned 2019 games? And how is being AA, sports or party game a negative?

Of course the software output is going to look bad when you exclude entire years, genres and games without huge budgets.

 

All you are doing is acting like your tastes in games is better than others and your opinion is fact with quotes like this:

"Its been sluggish at best for anyone who stuck through thick and thin with Nintendo during the Wii U era."

"Any self-respecting Nintendo consumer would be pissed."

"You're getting burned and spit in the face for supporting them when they needed your support the most."

 

You're telling me I don't respect myself and I'm getting treated poorly because I'm overall happy with Nintendo's output on Switch? I'm sorry that Nintendo isn't filling your every desire but get over yourself.

My list of 2018 Nintendo published games is most definetely complete. I know, when you take a hard look at their releases in 2018, it's hard to believe. 

And if as a consumer of Nintendo, you encourage and don't mind those anti-consumer practices. Then yes, you don't respect yourself as a Nintendo consumer. Sorry to be so blunt.

As a self-and-others respecting Nintendo consumer, I don't really see how the 2018 1st party Switch lineup has anything to do with the February 2019 Nintendo Direct



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