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)
- Fall Guys
- Outer Wilds
This was probably my favorite Nintendo Direct so far. Project Triangle Strategy is a game that I've been waiting 25 years for. It actually looks better than anything I could have asked for. I've been waiting since 1997 for a really good follow up to Final Fantasy Tactics, and this looks like the game I've been wanting (or better).
Ironically, I really only liked the NES/SNES Zeldas and I had to wait 25 years after Link to the Past for a worthy follow up, which was Breath of the Wild. Switch is turning out to be a great system for me. All I need is someone to make great successor games to Freedom Force and Heroes of Might and Magic 2 (or 3), and all of my most favorite games of all time will be represented in some fashion on the Switch (FF7, Katamari, Dark Souls, etc...). It feels greedy to ask for more, but right now I feel like I'm on a roll.