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illdill1987 said:

I think it's time to stop getting excited for Nintendo at e3. They constantly drop the ball. And it's weird because I always feel like there is the most hype for their directs. Everyone thinks they will surprise us but they never do. Not since Twilight Princess have they had a good e3 in my opinion. And I say that as someone who was happy with this e3. The new Smash looks to be the best thing ever and smash is my main game I couldn't be happier. Pissed with Links changes he has been my main since 99 but whatever. I will relearn him but that's not the point. Stop complaining about Nintendo's e3 they are done with them that show is meaningless to them. Seriously I see a lot of upset people. I wasn't upset at all but that's because I literally knew it would suck. And I expected smash to look exactly the same but it blew me away.

They dropped the ball last year? Perhaps you didn't like it, but the general consensus was that they had a good showing. When Nintendo messes up, people are going to complain so they know they messed up and hopefully improve. Whether they think E3 is important or not is irrelevant. Delaying games and spending so much time on a single game in what's supposed to be a general direct would be frowned upon no matter when they did it.

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How did they have a dissapointing E3 last year? And the year before that?



A little off-topic, but Nintendo might be open to going back to live conferences instead of E3 Directs.



The March Direct was a better Direct than this one. I did think it disappointed but it seems they prefer to stick to close releases rather than showcase a title that won't hit for another two years just to create hype. They could've easily showed Metroid and Retro's game, and I bet people would've been buzzing.

It's still a solid direct, and we know we'll get a proper direct end of the summer so I'm not too worried about that.



For me it really just feels like any other direct. It's always cool to see but I have a hard time saying that e3 was leaps and bounds more exciting than the March direct



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We're still gonna get 3/4 other Directs before next year E3 while others like publisher specific fans (Bethesda,Ubisoft,EA) and Microsoft fans can only get this kind of info once a year.

No drama here, we just have to wait 2/3 months for the next wave of info, then another one will come in November/December ^^



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No idea why. It's basically just a regular Direct that airs during E3 nowadays, there is nothing special about it really. It's not longer than the other directs, there is no better chance of big exclusive announcements than the other directs. This E3 Direct was really quite disappointing.



I don't understand why we are supposed to lower our expectations and assume E3 is no longer relevant.

It's the biggest and most exciting gaming expo of the year, so I sure expect all companies to deliver.



CaptainExplosion said:

A little off-topic, but Nintendo might be open to going back to live conferences instead of E3 Directs.

Oh no! Ö

That'd be terrible. Let's hope the folks at Nintendo change their minds. I've been told that Nintendo's pre-recorded "presentations" are the future and much better than live conferences where fans can show their enthusiasm as well as interact with each other and the developers.

 

morenoingrato said:
I don't understand why we are supposed to lower our expectations and assume E3 is no longer relevant.

It's the biggest and most exciting gaming expo of the year, so I sure expect all companies to deliver.

+1



I thought the E3 Direct was amazing actually. I was more disappointed that there were 0 game announcements during Treehouse. Last year was Metroid, Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga and Sushi Striker, sprinkled throughout the few days.

What was shown of Starlink though, man that is one of my most anticipated titles this year.



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