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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Rate today's Direct 2/17/2021

 

Out of 10, how would you rate the Direct?

1 3 2.29%
 
2 6 4.58%
 
3 4 3.05%
 
4 10 7.63%
 
5 19 14.50%
 
6 29 22.14%
 
7 31 23.66%
 
8 20 15.27%
 
9 5 3.82%
 
10 4 3.05%
 
Total:131

6/10. In a year of next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo should’ve pulled out all the big guns like BOTW 2 and Metroid.



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freebs2 said:

You can't really argue the lineup is weak, thanks to 3rd parties and indies.
At the same time, considering 1st paerty this is really the worst Nintendo I have seen in while. Considering original content (not port/remakes) what is their output in one year and a half (2020 and H1 2021) ? -> Animal Crossing; Zelda/Dinasty Warrior spin off; 3D World DLC; Mario Golf. It's pretty bad if you ask me.

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Yassgragra said:

6/10. In a year of next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo should’ve pulled out all the big guns like BOTW 2 and Metroid.

Especially considering Sony is just coming off a year where they released Dreams, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us 2, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Sackboy, Astro, and Demon's Souls. Then they're following it up with Ratchet and Clack, Returnal, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West and as far as we know God of War sequel as well. Nintendo releasing one or two games worth talking about a year seems unacceptably anemic. Even MS is doing more these days. 



Plenty of games i liked:

-Mario Golf Super Rush
-Splatoon 3
-Famicom Detective Club
-Legend of Mana Remaster
-SaGa Frontier Remaster
-Triangle Strategy
-Stubbs the Zombie
-Ninja Gaiden Master Collection
-Skyward Sword HD Switch version
-Hades (sorry, i've been waiting for physical version)
-Apex Legends

Great direct, 8/10



No Star Fox Zero
No GTAV
Another sword wielding jrpg character in smash
EA putting free to play cash grabs on the Switch
No Breath of the Wild 2
The Switch will have 2 numbered Splatoon games but still no dedicated Mario Kart title

Overall I give this a 9 out of 10 because Reggie told me to.

edit - I'm genuinely kinda curious as to why they added 1 NES game and 3 SNES titles to the online pass the day before this direct.... why not do that during the Direct to give people more to play on that online pass and advertise it as something they're putting more content to during the direct... rather than a fart of a non mention the day prior.



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There was a large qty of games covering a broad range of genres.  I feel like for the time invested, there could/should have been a couple larger announcements and maybe less time talking about the smaller titles.  Overall, for my personal tastes, there was very little that impressed or got me excited.  The Ninja Gaiden collection was one of those titles that piqued my interest as I am a long time fan of the original side scrolling games from yesteryear, but I thought that I had heard a bit of disdain for some of the more recent titles.  Hope these aren't those.  I've been anxiously anticipating the release for MH:Rise, but that title has been common knowledge for a long time.

Splatoon 3?  is there honestly a need for that?  What can they bring to the table with a 2nd title on the same platform, that couldn't be implemented through patch or dlc?  I would think that a splatoon 3 would make for a great launch title for when they finally release a new console.

overall, meh



Nintendo needed a homerun, and this wasn't even close.

I thought Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was great, so I'm happy to see Pyra. But I get the frustration. So many anime swordfighters in Smash.
Mario items look great in Animal Crossing, but I want other Nintendo items as well.
Famicom Detective Club remakes look interesting.
Nothing to show for the next Zelda is a load of BS. Splatoon 3 is coming out next year and they have something

6/10, and that might be too generous.



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For me the best part of the show was... Project Triangle Strategy.
I am a huge fan of Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre (recently completed Let Us Cling Together, such a fantastic game!) and loved Octopath Travelers.

Aside from this and Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection there is not much else for me on the Switch front for the first six months. Fortunately I managed to get a PS5 so I will be busy gaming anyway.

I'm hoping Nintendo will announce more focused hardcore games for the second part of the year, preferably not additional ports, but instead fresh new games, less Mario and more new stuff.

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wahwah said:
Yassgragra said:

6/10. In a year of next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo should’ve pulled out all the big guns like BOTW 2 and Metroid.

Especially considering Sony is just coming off a year where they released Dreams, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us 2, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Sackboy, Astro, and Demon's Souls. Then they're following it up with Ratchet and Clack, Returnal, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West and as far as we know God of War sequel as well. Nintendo releasing one or two games worth talking about a year seems unacceptably anemic. Even MS is doing more these days. 

You both are acting like Nintendo are in the obligation to unveil their whole year schedule in one fell swoop. Which was obviously not gonna happen when they said it was a Direct mostly aimed at H1 2021 games. 

You'll get the announcements for the 2nd half of this year later, simple as that. 

Also, they'd never feel pressure by Sony's or Microsoft actions, there's no pressure for them to follow in their example.



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Mar1217 said:
wahwah said:

Especially considering Sony is just coming off a year where they released Dreams, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us 2, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Sackboy, Astro, and Demon's Souls. Then they're following it up with Ratchet and Clack, Returnal, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West and as far as we know God of War sequel as well. Nintendo releasing one or two games worth talking about a year seems unacceptably anemic. Even MS is doing more these days. 

You both are acting like Nintendo are in the obligation to unveil their whole year schedule in one fell swoop. Which was obviously not gonna happen when they said it was a Direct mostly aimed at H1 2021 games. 

You'll get the announcements for the 2nd half of this year later, simple as that. 

Also, they'd never feel pressure by Sony's or Microsoft actions, there's no pressure for them to follow in their example.

What I don't understand is the strategy of announcing games for 2022 and ignoring games to be released for Q3 and Q4

Makes no sense imo. Well, for the Triangle Project game is ok because there is a demo and they want a feedback, it Splatoon 3 really the only next AAA game in the horizon? 

They pretty much confirmed no BOTW2 for second half meaning there is still no big IP release for at least August.  I'm sure we will get an inevitable new Pokemon game announcement soo, but so far the stars are align of another very boring year for Nintendo games. Third and Second parties are hardcaring the system