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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
Jranation said:
Nogamez said:
Im going to get murdered for this buuuut 2/10 for me. Zelda looks amazing ( but its a remake albeit it a damn impressive one) and Hellblade my GOAT buuut obviously i already own that game on ps4. Everything else didnt interest me one bit. No Snes games, no netflix, no mention of overhauling horrendous OS, nothing from Retro. No pokemon or animal crossing. No Botw or SMO dlc. No Luigis mansion. Just a bunch of anime that doesnt interest me one bit. Thank god for that one zelda remake. Astral chains looked ok i guess will beed to see more on that. Pretty terrible overall for me. Oh and that absolute terrible port od dead by daylight seriously?

They dont wanna drop everything in this direct. It will overshadow the other games. Like most Nintendo directs, they do not show everything. They like to space out the big games. 

 

So expect Pokemon, Luigi Mansion and Animal Crossing at e3 or if there is a direct before e3. 

And with Pokemon, its Game Freak. We all should know by now that Game Freak announces the mainline games at their own pace and time. People who expected Pokemon Gen 8 to make its initial debut outside of Game Freak's own presentation should reflect upon the history of Game Freak's announcement patterns.

And the BoTW and SMO DLCs were not expected, nor guaranteed.

Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion 3 will get their time when Nintendo believes the time is right for them to be revealed. It's been like that for Zelda BoTW, Metroid Prime 4, Smash Bros. Ultimate, and many other games of Nintendo's past.

 

As for me, its a 7-8/10, I liked it for what it is. A lot of the ports presented are games I have not played so I am looking forward to learning more about them to see if they interest me. Mario Maker 2 looks and sounds great to me! Can't wait for Joker and even though I hoped for the reveal of the second DLC fighter pack, I am willing to wait longer to learn more. Link's Awakening remake looks amazing as well as Fire Emblem Three Houses, which I will definitely go for the special edition. The new Platinum Games title Astral Chain looks interesting, a mix between Xenoblade Chronicles X's artstyle and Platinum Games' over-the-top action gameplay. My sibling will definitely look forward to the Rune Factory games. I'll definitely try out the demo for Daemon x Machina. Yoshi's Crafted World looks nice and I will try out the demo today. I have more to mention, but that's already a lot of games to look forward to for just this year alone.

I hope not a lot of people are acting like they have a pretty big budget to spend games on a yearly basis. This direct is fine. Not everything is there, but no one should expect that. Nintendo only operated like that once when they were desperate. Now with the Switch doing well, they're pacing themselves with what they to present in Directs. Of course, I feel for people not getting what they want, but hopefully we will learn more about the games they want soon.



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Ok, I just gotta say. Nothing against Animal Crossing as a franchise, I enjoyed New Leaf and am very much looking forward to the Switch games.
But the fan base, specifically the ones who are bitching on Twitter about it not being in the Direct, seriously needs to chill the fuck out. The game is coming, and you're going to get all the info you want soon. Just have some damn patience, Jesus Christ!



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Jranation said:
Nogamez said:
Im going to get murdered for this buuuut 2/10 for me. Zelda looks amazing ( but its a remake albeit it a damn impressive one) and Hellblade my GOAT buuut obviously i already own that game on ps4. Everything else didnt interest me one bit. No Snes games, no netflix, no mention of overhauling horrendous OS, nothing from Retro. No pokemon or animal crossing. No Botw or SMO dlc. No Luigis mansion. Just a bunch of anime that doesnt interest me one bit. Thank god for that one zelda remake. Astral chains looked ok i guess will beed to see more on that. Pretty terrible overall for me. Oh and that absolute terrible port od dead by daylight seriously?

They dont wanna drop everything in this direct. It will overshadow the other games. Like most Nintendo directs, they do not show everything. They like to space out the big games. 

 

So expect Pokemon, Luigi Mansion and Animal Crossing at e3 or if there is a direct before e3. 

I know i know,  i was just really hoping for Snes games and some more online stuff. I actually forgot about ACIII remastered too. Thats quite a big 3rd party game actually. Be interesting to see how this and hellblade compare to ps4 version. 



9/10

Astral Chain - being developed by the Neir Automata Team. How are you guys not excited for this?
Mario Maker 2
Link's Awakening Remake (Hopefully $40)
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Ultimate Alliance 3
Daemon X Machina Demo
Yoshi's Crafted World Demo
Fire Emblem release date
Dragon Quest XI definitive edition

All this great stuff in a year where we are supposed to also get Poke'mon, Animal Crossing, and Luigi's Mansion.

If it all plays out well, this will mean 11 exclusives for Switch this year. That's bonkers!

So long as E3 gives us 2019 release dates for the games missing from this direct Nintendo's 2019 sales will be insane. 

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 13 February 2019

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I voted 8. For me personally, Grid looked excellent and am really excited for both Rune factories. Not really a fan but both Dragon quest games looked amazing, as did assassins creed. There were a few boring parts for me but even some of the games that i have little interest in, (Zelda, mm2) still looked like worthy and great games for those that are into those franchises. All in all a solid direct.



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PAOerfulone said:
Ok, I just gotta say. Nothing against Animal Crossing as a franchise, I enjoyed New Leaf and am very much looking forward to the Switch games.
But the fan base, specifically the ones who are bitching on Twitter about it not being in the Direct, seriously needs to chill the fuck out. The game is coming, and you're going to get all the info you want soon. Just have some damn patience, Jesus Christ!

They're pretty damn arnery lol



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- Happy to see a true Mario Maker sequel and not just a remaster. That game was basically the one bit of relevency the Wii U was clinging to, now that's gone.
- Bloodstained looks sweet, as a (at least casual) fan of Castlevania
- Another new RPG from Square? Damn, Switch is really turning into an RPG beast.
- Did I just see Yoshi wearing a Labo keyboard? XD. Game is shaping up though, looks slick.
- AC3 is a plesant surprise. Always good to see more AAA third party support, especially on the Western end of things. Though I fear "all DLC included" is code for "full price" for a game several years old.
- Astral Chain looks sweet, though Platinum game's big Wii U release, Wonderful 101, didn't really do it for me. Was overly convoluted mechanics/control wise. This looks more action oriented and straight forward though, which I like.
- Certainly didn't expect a Link's Awakening remake. But more oldschool style Zelda is always a good thing.

7/10 Direct. Surprising amount of new announcements, more third party support, and relatively diverse selection of games shown. Lacking somewhat on the Western front, and a little top heavy on the more niche, quirky and cutesy Japanese/anime tinged stuff for my tastes. Still a bit port heavy too. Overall though, good stuff considering this direct was sort of announced and broadcast on pretty short notice.



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

7,5/10

Loved:
Mario Maker 2
Links Awakening remake
Yoshi
Captain Toad DLC
Hellblade
Undertale Sequel Demo

Intrigued:
Astral Chains
Fire Emblem Three Houses (This should have been a 'loved', but I'm not a fan of the premise of this one.....seems like you spend the whole game in FE Hogwarts without any tangible stakes to me so far.)
DQ XIS
Bloodstained
Starlinked Star Fox expansion
Deus Ex Machina Demo
FF9
Unravel 2
Oniaki

Meh:
Assassins Creed III remake - It's cool I guess

Don't care:
All of the rest, I think.



10/10, just for Mario Maker and Link's Awakening. I don't buy more than three games a year anyways.