I do wonder how much a person's age affects how they see these Directs. For example, a lot of people seem to only look at the first party content and ignore most of the other games. I can see if a person grew up with the N64 or Gamecube, then this would be an easy mentality to develop. Those platforms were mostly about Nintendo first party games.
I grew up with the NES and SNES. What I want in a Nintendo system is to have both Nintendo first party and a lot of third party games on the same system. That feels normal to me. That is also what Nintendo handhelds are like. While I do believe there is still a lot of first party games coming to the Switch, it really wouldn't bother me much if they didn't have many first party games left. To me games are games. There are still lots of third party games coming and I can find stuff to play from that.
So, from my perspective, I just saw a Direct with a couple of dozen games and most of those are Summer 2021 or earlier, so it was a really good Direct. For a person that only looks for the first party stuff, they probably just saw a few games in the Direct and nothing big is coming soon. It's all a matter of perspective.
Yeah I think this is also the problem some people have with Nintendo consoles in general. On one hand I understand it because Nintendo doesn't have the luxury of getting even a fraction of the full third party support Sony and Microsoft get by default, so they basically have to make up for that with more first party & third party exclusives, but for people who only count Nintendo-made games for some reason and ignore everything else... it just feels like they're making it harder on themselves unnecessarily?
The next few months are legitimately packed with games coming to Switch, in just the next 3-4 months alone there's Ghosts n Goblins: Resurrection, Bravely Default II, Monster Hunter Rise, Balan Wonderworld, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Miitopia, Famicom Detective Club, Persona 5 Strikers, Ninja Gaiden Master Collection, New Pokemon Snap, Apex Legends, Mario Golf: Super Rush, and many more. We also just got Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Little Nightmares II, etc.
Which if someone looks at that list for Nintendo games only I can see why some might be underwhelmed, cause it is a lot of ports & remakes, but it also just feels like a "looking through tunnel vision and not seeing the entire picture" type of thing that isn't gonna really help much.Last edited by FloatingWaffles - on 20 February 2021