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If this momentum can hold into the 2nd half of the year, 2021 will be HUGE. I'm already on board with Bravely Default 2, Monster Hunter Rise, New Pokemon Snap, Mario Golf: Super Rush, and No More Heroes 3.

EDIT: Skyward Sword HD as well. 



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I REALLY hope that Square doesn"t keep the Triangle Strategy name.

It worked for Octopath Traveler.It won"t for this one.



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IcaroRibeiro said:
JWeinCom said:

I don't think so, cause I'm not sure how that would be accurate. Origami King came out in July, Snap will be April, and Mario Golf in June.

I thought Snap was Third Party

You are actually correct. It is being developed by Bandai Namco.

Mario Golf is made by Camelot which is a second party.

So, yeah... I guess Nintendo hasn't released any original first party full games in about a year... wow.



I thought this was a very strong Direct. I expected more stuff for games we already know about: Disgaea, Rune Factory, Story of Seasons, Snap... but they actually left them out. Bravely Default was only mentioned quick. Only MonHun got some more time.

Then it also was pretty fast, one game after the other. This meant they covered a lot of ground.

So nothing here really was the mega big game, except Splatoon 3 which is 2022, but the amount of cool announcements really blew my mind. Switch gets a wide variety of games to play in 2021. Adding all we already knew about to this, we already have a lineup of lots of different games.

Personally naturally Triangle Strategy is blowing my mind, but a lot of the stuff here was actually good. With a lineup like this I actually think Switch sales will grow in 2021.

stuff I liked:

  • Triangle strategy obviously
  • AOC DLC
  • the Aspyr Zombie game
  • Legend of Mana
  • Splatoon 3
  • Mario Golf
  • MonHun&Bravely (but we knew this already)
  • Pyra/Mythra
  • Fall Guys
  • Outer Wilds
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Nautilus said:

I REALLY hope that Square doesn"t keep the Triangle Strategy name.

It worked for Octopath Traveler.It won"t for this one.

I wouldn't worry, Triangle Strategy is not a commercial name in any universe. 



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So big highlight for me was Triangle Strategy. Love strategy RPGs and the 2.5D asthetic from Octopath, so this is right in my wheelhouse.

Other notables for me were Famicom Detective Series, Mario Golf: Super Rush and the Ninja Gaiden collection. Monster Hunter was already on my most wanted. Would add No More Heroes 3 but the gameplay for that looked shockingly rough for some reason.



Not a ton of interesting stuff. Lack of BotW 2 info/footage is a bit disappointing. Didn't even show any Pokemon Snap 2 footage.

Though there were some surprise game announcements which are always fun. I certainly didn't expect Splatoon 3 and a new Mario Golf game. That SE tactical RPG looks interesting. Reminds me of Octopath along with FF Tactics.

In terms of ports and multiplat, happy to see Appex and Fall Guys. Legend of Mana is a game that somewhat interests me. Remember watching my buddy play back in the 90s, I remember it being pretty underrated. It has that unique map system and colorful art style going for it.

Love me some Xenoblade 2 and I have an uber nerd crush on Pyra/Mythra. May have to finally pull the trigger on a DLC character pack.

I guess I'd better just let go of hoping for a new F-Zero otherwise I'm just going to continue to let myself down heh.

As an owner of multiple consoles (and now new gaming PC), I don't really need many new games right now - esp given my Switch backlog is still fairly extensive. Still, I feel like this direct would be a tad disappointing for those Switch-only console owners. Overall I'd consider this "ok." Sufficient but could have been better, especially given how long it's been since the last major direct.



 

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Metallox said:
Nautilus said:

I REALLY hope that Square doesn"t keep the Triangle Strategy name.

It worked for Octopath Traveler.It won"t for this one.

I wouldn't worry, Triangle Strategy is not a commercial name in any universe. 

Hope you are right.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Two more PS1 titles that made it to the Switch. Very happy with this kind sorta revival of the PS1 RPG era.



JWeinCom said:
IcaroRibeiro said:

I thought Snap was Third Party

You are actually correct. It is being developed by Bandai Namco.

Mario Golf is made by Camelot which is a second party.

So, yeah... I guess Nintendo hasn't released any original first party full games in about a year... wow.

Waiting for Switch sales fall in the abyss so Nintendo will release something