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mZuzek said:
NightlyPoe said:

Eh, we still need to wait to make that judgement.  The first 7 months haven't been that bad, even if they haven't been exciting.  Just two more solid (non-port) games and the year will be in the mediocre range.

Granted, they may not manage to clear that low bar.

They probably won't, honestly, but I think it's unfair to make criticisms about it. We've all been here, we all know this year was nothing like anything ever before. It's not reasonable to expect game development to have continued as normal, or at least that's my take on it.

For all I care, anything that ever had an announced release date (or timeframe) of 2020 or further, I just add one more year to it. If something I was anticipating comes out sooner than that one-year delay I'm assuming it'll have, it's a bonus and I can be happy with it, but I'm really not creating any expectations over that sort of thing.

Well I'm fairly confident at the very least Bravely Default II will be a 2020 release. They still advertised it as such and put out a demo for feedback, so I'm confident that should be ready. But I'm starting to think No More Heroes 3 may not make it.

On the Nintendo side, I still have to think they'll make sure they have at least one notable release for the holidays. The reason they're probably waiting to the last possible moment to show it, is because they likely still don't know just what they can feasibly push out in time. So they'll wait as long as they can before announcing anything.

While the long periods of silence are frustrating, and the bad timing of this Mini Direct didn't help, I'm still keeping in perspective that it's July and it's just been that kind of turbulent year for everything.



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curl-6 said:

Has there ever been a successful system with a worse 4th year than this, in terms of games?

Has there ever been a successful system with a global pandemic in its 4th year?



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Animal Crossing was the biggest release on Switch in the early part of a year since Breath of the Wild, but not knowing if we will get even any semi-big releases this holiday period is a bit worrying. If they hope Pokemon Snap by itself will keep up momentum, they are crazy. Mario Odyssey 2 or remaster/remake of older 3D Mario games top my list of what I'd want to see get released on Switch this year. Those and a new F-Zero or Diddy Kong Racing.



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SpokenTruth said:
curl-6 said:

Has there ever been a successful system with a worse 4th year than this, in terms of games?

Has there ever been a successful system with a global pandemic in its 4th year?

Wasn't the Wii in or around its 4th year during the H1N1 pandemic? (I know that wasn't as severe, but a pandemic nonetheless)



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
SpokenTruth said:

Has there ever been a successful system with a global pandemic in its 4th year?

Wasn't the Wii in or around its 4th year during the H1N1 pandemic? (I know that wasn't as severe, but a pandemic nonetheless)

Close.  3rd year. 

And definitely way less of a problem. 14,286 confirmed deaths compared to about 620,000 so far.

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I think it's likely that they have some big guns ready, or nearly ready, for the holidays but are waiting to see what Sony and Microsoft are planning.

Imagine botw 2 coming out this holiday to compete with the new consoles in terms of media coverage/public visibility.

This could be wishful thinking on my part, but I also think it would be a good strategy to take some of Sony and Microsoft's thunder.



NightlyPoe said:
SpokenTruth said:

Has there ever been a successful system with a global pandemic in its 4th year?

I mean, we've had a continuous major global pandemic for most of the past 40 years with HIV/AIDS which killed millions every year at its peak.  So pretty much any console released after 1979 or so would qualify.

Not a particularly helpful answer, but a correct one.

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2020 really feels like a Wii U year for Nintendo. Maybe a little better. Hopefully that changes soon.



I do think there are plenty more games coming this year, but I gotta admit that Nintendo has been too tight lipped at this point.  At the very least they should have said, "another mini Direct featuring our first party games will be released on X date."



Why are you guys clinging to the hope that Nintendo will still release some AAA game this year? It's almost August lol... even the most surprising games are announced 6 months before release date. So highly unlikely.