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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - So far, what was the best Nintendo Direct ever in your opinion? And the worst?

That excluding the Mini-Directs,the Switch and Wii U reveal presentations and the E3 presentations and also the ones focused on a single game. To refresh the memories (And because I like to waste way too much time I don't have) here is a table with the Direct,the dates and the main showcases from it.


1º Nintendo Direct
2/22/11 The Last Story, Spirit Camera, Dillon's Rolling Western, Mario Tennis Open, Xenoblade Chronicles
2º Nintendo Direct 6/21/12 New Super Mario Bros 2, Layton and the Miracle Mask, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2,Kirby's Dream Collection, Pikmin 2 Wii version, Nintendo 3DS XL reveal
3º Nintendo Direct (3DS focused) 10/25/12 Paper Mario Sticker Star, New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC, Fire Emblem Awakening, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Crashmo, Art Studio
4º Nintendo Direct 12/05/12 Lego City Undercover, Pikmin 3, Game & Wario, Ninja Gaiden 3, Wii U Panorama View, Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, Brain Age Concentration Training
5º Nintendo Direct 02/14/13 "Year of Luigi", Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi Dream Team,  Animal Crossing New Leaf, Mario Golf 3DS, Miiverse, Wii U Street View, Wii U Panorama View, HarmoKnight, Fire Emblem Awakening, Dillon 2, Walking Dead Survival Instinct, Injustice, DKC Returns 3D
6º Nintendo Direct 04/17/13 Wii U Virtual Console, Mario & Luigi, Mario Golf, Mario Party Island Tour, Super Luigi U, New Yoshi's Island, Wii U update, Shin Megami Tensei, Pikmin 3, Wii U Panorama View, Lego City 3DS, Zelda A Link Between Worlds
7º Nintendo Direct 05/17/13 Mario & Sonic at Sochi Olympic Games, Game Gear Virtual Console on 3DS, Sonic Lost Worlds, Mario & DK Minis on the Move, Mii Plaza, Resident Evil Revelations, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101
8º Nintendo Direct 08/07/13 Mario & Luigi Dream Team, Phoenix Wright X Prof, Layton, Pokemon Rumble U, Sonic Lost Worlds, Rayman Legends, Pikmin 3, Professor Layton and the Azram Legacy, Wind Waker HD
9º Nintendo Direct 10/01/13 Mario 3D World, Wii Party U, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Bravely Default, Kirby Triple Deluxe, DK Country Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, Just Dance 2014, Skylanders Swap Force, Assassin's Creed 4, Batman Arkham Blackgate 3DS, Nintendo Zone, Sonic Lost World 3DS
10º Nintendo Direct 11/13/13 Zelda A Link Between Worlds, Zelda 3DS bundle, Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Bravely Default
11º Nintendo Direct 12/18/13 Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros, Yoshi's New Island, Bravely Default, Chibi-Robo Photo Finder, Wii Sports Club, DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8
12º Nintendo Direct 02/13/14 Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Little Mac in Smash, Steel Diver Sub Wars, Mario Golf, Kirby Triple Deluxe, Yoshi's New Island
13º Nintendo Direct 11/05/14 Zelda Majora's Mask 3D, Codename STEAM, Ultimate Nes Remix, Mario Kart 8 DLC, Cap. Toad, Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Pikmin Short Movies, Duck Hunt in Smash, Splatoon, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
14º Nintendo Direct 01/14/15 New Nintendo 3DS reveal, Fire Emblem Fates, Puzzle & Dragons, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Mario Party 10, Splatoon, Mario vs DK Tipping Stars, Lost Reavers, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and bundle, Codename STEAM, Majora's Mask 3D bundle
15º Nintendo Direct 04/01/15 Fire Emblem Fates, Mewtwo and Lucas in Smash, Mario Maker, N64 and DS Virtual Console on Wii U, Tokio Mirage Sessions, Nindies, Fatal Frame, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Mario Kart 8 DLC and 200cc reveal, Animal Crossing HHD
16º Nintendo Direct 11/12/15 Twilight Princess HD, Splatoon new content, Wii games on Wii U, Star Fox Zero, Zelda Triforce Heroes, Mario Maker, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival (urgh...), Fast Racing NEO, Yokai Watch, Mario & Luigi Paper Jam, Pokken Tournament, Fire Emblem Fates, Pokemon on Virtual Console, Megaman Legacy Collection & gold Megaman amiibo, Fire Emblem Explorers, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Cloud in Smash.
17º Nintendo Direct 03/03/16 Star Fox Zero, Star Fox Guard, Bravely Second, Metroid Prime Federation Force, Mario & Luigi at Rio Olympics, Tokio Mirage Sessions, Lost Reavers, Pokken Tournament, Fire Emblem Fates DLC, Linkle on Hyrule Warriors Legends, Monster Hunter Generations, Kirby Planet Robobot, Disney Art Academy
18º Nintendo Direct 09/01/16 Mario Maker 3DS, Mario Party Star Rush, Pokemon Sun & Moon, Animal Crossing New Leaf update, Zelda concert, Phoenix Wright Spirit of Justice, Disney Art Academy, Yoshi's Wooly World 3DS, Mario Sports Superstars, Hey Pikmin
19º Nintendo Direct 04/12/17 Hey Pikmin, Ever Oasis, Monster Hunter Stories, Miitopia, Fire Emblem Echoes, Kirby Blowout Blast and Kirby Clash, Arms, Switch Joycon Battery expander (Did anyone ever used that btw?), Sonic Forces, MK8 Deluxe, Flip Wars, Disgaea 5, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Monopoly, Sine More EX, Rayman Legends, Payday 2, Splatoon 2
20º Nintendo Direct 09/13/17 Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon, Pokemon Gold/Silver on Virtual Console, Mario & Luigi remake, Yokay Watch 2, Minecraft 3DS, Mario Party the Top 100, Metroid Samus Returns, SMT, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Morphies' Law, Rocket League, Arena of Valor, Skyrim and Zelda costume, Doom, Wofeinstein 2, Mario Arcade, Flip Wars, Arms update, Octopath Traveler, Dragon Quest Builders, Kirby Star Allies, LA Noire, Mario Odyssey
21º Nintendo Direct 03/08/18 WarioWare Gold, Luigi's Mansion 3DS, Bowser's Inside Story remake, Detective Pikachu, Kirby Star Allies, Okami HD, Sushi Strikers, Octopath Traveler, Travis Strikes Back, Dark Souls, Mario Tennis Aces, Cap. Toad port, South Park TFBH, Undertale, Crash Trilogy, Little Nightmares, Splatoon 2 DLC, Smash Bros on Switch

EDIT: I tried to edit the table to make it better to look at but is not showing? Urgh, is so ugly like that...

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I personally really liked the 20º Direct and the 16º. I kinda dislike the older ones, the format they used was awful and the repeated announcements (Pikmin3 was showed in 7 directs in a row!) but for me the 18º takes the cake.

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I really liked Directs 16, 20, and 21 myself; 16 and 21 are self-explanatory, and 20 made bananaking more ironic than a prostetic knee made out of iron.

Only direct I recall disliking was 12; too much 3DS focus when the Wii U needed it, and no release dates for the Wii U stuff.

The rest were just there for me.

My personal favourite is direct #18. It's halfway between what directs are now and what they were in the Wii U era. Also the last direct with Reggie and Bill.

Directs 19-21 are solid as well, though.

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Best for me would have been any of the BotW ones for me. Worst was probably the most recent direct where we had port central, however it was saved by Smash.

Don't get me wrong, many of these ports I want and even missed out on. However I was really looking forward to seeing some new, unannounced content as well.

I guess I will have to wait for E3 I suppose.

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The best one was the January 2013 direct that was better than most e3 directs/presentations. The highlight being the first trailer of xenoblade x. Suprised that you didn't even mention this direct in your list.

Best Directs for content are 14, 15, and 19-21; as they have the most games I either liked or plan to buy.

My favourite from a stylistic standpoint was the one focused on Tomodachi Life. I think that was a mini though.

My least favourites were 4 and 7; there is not one thing I care about on them.

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19-21 are probably my favorites, but I would add some other.

1-10 weren't my cup of tea back then though

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The E3 Directs aren't on here?

#16, Cloud in Smash was a pretty big deal.

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