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curl-6 said:
Hiku said:

Well especially if you'e not interested in some of their biggest franchises, it's hard to expect any one single company to keep you entertained consistently.
I don't know what your financial situation is like or your taste in games in general, but have you considered getting an additional system if possible? Everyone is different, but I've literally never not had an interesting game to play or look forward to since I was old enough to purchase games myself.

I have other systems, (I'd go insane if I didn't) just not current ones. I've considered getting a PS4 or Xbox One but they just don't excite me and the last time I talked myself into buying a system I wasn't enthusiastic about (3DS) I ended up regretting it.

I don't expect Nintendo alone to put out enough first party games to keep me constantly sustained, but third parties are also refusing to give any release dates; Doom Eternal, Outer Worlds, and Blair Witch are all confirmed for Switch and on my to-buy list, but they won't say when they're coming.

At this point it's less a matter of "I have nothing to play", and more "I need something concrete feel good about for the future, to look forward to."

Fuck, I'm sorry guys, I had a meltdown. I'm just so damn tired and beaten down from the constant, endless stress with no end in sight. I just feel so terrible all the time, and having a cool new game announced or one I want dated would've helped so much.

Doom Eternal is already out on PC, PS4 and X1.



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In case some of you haven't noticed, there is a global pandemic and economic crisis going on. Scheduling a major Nintendo Direct production and its distribution along with developing and scheduling the release of games are subject to some very major changes.

By saying Nintendo doesn't care about you by not having a ND when you want it, you are saying you don't care about Nintendo employees.



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padib said:
curl-6 said:

I have other systems, (I'd go insane if I didn't) just not current ones. I've considered getting a PS4 or Xbox One but they just don't excite me and the last time I talked myself into buying a system I wasn't enthusiastic about (3DS) I ended up regretting it.

I don't expect Nintendo alone to put out enough first party games to keep me constantly sustained, but third parties are also refusing to give any release dates; Doom Eternal, Outer Worlds, and Blair Witch are all confirmed for Switch and on my to-buy list, but they won't say when they're coming.

At this point it's less a matter of "I have nothing to play", and more "I need something concrete feel good about for the future, to look forward to."

Fuck, I'm sorry guys, I had a meltdown. I'm just so damn tired and beaten down from the constant, endless stress with no end in sight. I just feel so terrible all the time, and having a cool new game announced or one I want dated would've helped so much.

Doom Eternal is already out on PC, PS4 and X1.

I'm aware. I don't own any of those, and it's been promised for a system I do have.



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Nintendo is the only company I can think of that has people getting angry, depressed and sad when they aren't trying to sell them something. People even beg them to be advertised to. They really are marketing geniuses.



SpokenTruth said:
In case some of you haven't noticed, there is a global pandemic and economic crisis going on. Scheduling a major Nintendo Direct production and its distribution along with developing and scheduling the release of games are subject to some very major changes.

By saying Nintendo doesn't care about you by not having a ND when you want it, you are saying you don't care about Nintendo employees.

I don't even know if Nintendo employees are even permitted to come back to their respective offices in Tokyo or Kyoto right now.

Koizumi and Takahashi usually host the Directs from a green screen, which is likely in their offices. Can they do that at their respective homes in a professional manner?

Plus, as Sakurai even described, trying to talk and meet with third party developers is tough right now as no one can travel to other offices. If Sakurai can't even get Fighter Pass Vol. 2 done as scheduled, how could Nintendo get confirmed release dates and progress of games from their studios and their third party partners in a timely manner? Hell, pretty much all of the indie games from Indie World (which was all voice overs and people mostly outside of Japan presenting from their respective offices) had release windows. And that presentation was probably done before Nintendo of America allowed their staff from California and Washington to work at home.



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curl-6 said:
Moren said:

Are you sure the PS4 wouldn't be up your alley?

It has a deep catalog of acclaimed first parties, plus, a lot of third parties that are probably better on PlayStation than Switch. 

There are actually a few games I'd get on PS4, like RE7 and Horizon, but I'm not so financially well off that a few hundred dollars is an insignificant expenditure, so I should hold off until I hit the end of my tether.

Hopefully some of Switch's undated games arrive in the next few months to hold me over.

It's as much a matter of lacking excitement as lacking stuff to play. I know it may sound sad, but hype is a powerful antidote to anxiety and depression; feeling excited about upcoming release dates and games makes the future feel brighter and less terrifying. It's a positive distraction from the constant threat of cancer and covid-19.

Are you more interested in RE7 than RE2 and RE3 due to the VR aspect, or that it's more horror focused?

I'm not much for first party Playstation games, but mainly because I have so many third party games I prefer that I don't find much time with the first party titles. So that's why I haven't played Horizon.

But on that note, since finances came up, those games usually end up on PS+ for free. Next month for example offers Uncharted 4. Another probably good game I haven't played yet. And don't plan on playing. (Also because Uncharted 2 felt like it gave me my fill of the franchise.)
I'll add it to my library for free though just in case I change my mind some other time.

The second finance related thing I wanted to mention is that if you have a friend who is willing to share their PSN account with you, you can play any games they've purchased. So if you can find an affordable system, you could have access to a bunch of games if any of your friends want to share.

Which leads me to a question. You said you don't have much of an issue with games to play, but more of games to look forward to.
Do you mean you have a backlog of a lot of games that excite you and haven't played yet? Or games you've already played but can keep playing? 

Because for me the excitement of having games to look forward to doesn't change until I play them.
For example, I didn't play RE2 until about 2 months ago. A year after it released. My excitement and expectations didn't change until I finished it.
Next up I think I'll play Kingdom Hearts 3 (just barely started it). Although I have NiOh 2 installed that I haven't played yet, and some of my friends playing it right now is a motivating factor because it has online co-op.
But whatever I play next, I need to try to finish it within the next week or so, because these 3 games are releasing in the next 3 weeks, and I have them pre-ordered.

I'll probably put on hold whatever I'm playing for any one of these three.
Even if I get 0 new announcements for the next 2-3 years, I'd still have my hands full of a bunch of games I already own (or can buy), but haven't played yet. A friend of mine also shares their PSN account with me as well, and between the two of us, I think any game I ever considered playing on the system is just a download away. And there's dozens of them. I haven't played RE7 yet. Or FFXV. Or Valkyria Chronicles 4. Etc. A number of games on Switch I haven't played yet either.

So that's what I mean by having a lot to look forward to, and never experienced a period where I didn't. If a game you look forward to gets released and you don't get around to playing it yet, does that game no longer count as something you look forward to?

Last edited by Hiku - on 25 March 2020

Who honestly knows at this point. Nintendo systems historically do tend to be extremely front loaded with their game lineup. Maybe they’ve plateaued already, and their exclusive output will be very sparse from here on out until their next system



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SpokenTruth said:
In case some of you haven't noticed, there is a global pandemic and economic crisis going on. Scheduling a major Nintendo Direct production and its distribution along with developing and scheduling the release of games are subject to some very major changes.

By saying Nintendo doesn't care about you by not having a ND when you want it, you are saying you don't care about Nintendo employees.

Kai_Mao said:
SpokenTruth said:
In case some of you haven't noticed, there is a global pandemic and economic crisis going on. Scheduling a major Nintendo Direct production and its distribution along with developing and scheduling the release of games are subject to some very major changes.

By saying Nintendo doesn't care about you by not having a ND when you want it, you are saying you don't care about Nintendo employees.

I don't even know if Nintendo employees are even permitted to come back to their respective offices in Tokyo or Kyoto right now.

Koizumi and Takahashi usually host the Directs from a green screen, which is likely in their offices. Can they do that at their respective homes in a professional manner?

Plus, as Sakurai even described, trying to talk and meet with third party developers is tough right now as no one can travel to other offices. If Sakurai can't even get Fighter Pass Vol. 2 done as scheduled, how could Nintendo get confirmed release dates and progress of games from their studios and their third party partners in a timely manner? Hell, pretty much all of the indie games from Indie World (which was all voice overs and people mostly outside of Japan presenting from their respective offices) had release windows. And that presentation was probably done before Nintendo of America allowed their staff from California and Washington to work at home.

Believe it or not Japan is not taking this pandemic thing seriously at all. Other than people with a lowly job such as myself, everyone is going to work as normal. People are still having large parties in public and going cherry blossom sightseeing. Of course there are significantly less people due to the tourists from Asia disappearing. I go to the gym and it is just as active as usual, if not more. So while the western/ 3rd party side might be more difficult, the Japan side isn't.



curl-6 said:
trunkswd said:

It is still only March. Give them time. Sure I'd rather have games announced 9-18 months before they release. But that isn't what Nintendo generally does. Unless it is Zelda, than they are announced years before they release. 

I've given them time; more than nine months of it, the last time they announced a major new game was E3.

All I fucking want is something other than misery, fear, isolation, and the imminent threat of death to look forward to in what could be the very short remainder of my life. Just something new to fucking play on my system I paid good money for that's barely three years old. But Nintendo just can't be bothered, and are starving their fans of hope when we need it more than ever.

It's usual for Nintendo to announce their big games in late spring around E3. It's unusual for them to announce them 3 months earlier than that. And fans aren't starved, they're literally buying up games and consoles in record numbers, despite a pandemic occurring.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 26 March 2020

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Jumpin said:
curl-6 said:

I've given them time; more than nine months of it, the last time they announced a major new game was E3.

All I fucking want is something other than misery, fear, isolation, and the imminent threat of death to look forward to in what could be the very short remainder of my life. Just something new to fucking play on my system I paid good money for that's barely three years old. But Nintendo just can't be bothered, and are starving their fans of hope when we need it more than ever.

It's usual for Nintendo to announce their big games in late spring around E3. It's unusual for them to announce them 3 months earlier than that. And fans aren't starved, they're literally buying up games and consoles in record numbers, despite a pandemic occurring.

If you're satisfied with a barren schedule fine, but don't expect me to be happy with having nothing concrete to look forward to.



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