When things first kicked off with Nintendo's Direct this year, I personally wasn't bubbling with excitement. For my sins, Dragon Quest isn't a series that has really gripped me in the past, and feeling that that was the big announcement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took the wind out of my sails. Oh how naïve I was.
The last 10 minutes or so were an absolute belter, with Banjo & Kazooie being revealed for Smash being the obvious highlight given my age and N64 tendencies. Make sure you give that video up there a watch if you want a notably more in-depth and waffly explanation of the whole thing.
Really don’t get the excitement.
To be honest but deflated that it was only DLC kinda guessed if we were getting them we would also get Rare Replay.... it’s good but I want proper Banjo... this feels like a non event... not part of a bigger deal... I wanted the bigger deal...
I’m an original n64 I was there owner and this isn’t enough.... it’s nice... but not enough...
Who you calling hoe?
It started really weak with the Dragon Quest stuff and some weird third party choices (like that Contra game that thinks it's a Contra game), but it really got progressively better with Panzer Dragoon, No More Heroes 3, Banjo in Smash, and Breath of the Wild getting a sequel. Nintendo gave a solid direct to a very mediocre E3.
Dragon Quest is great JRPG, not innovative but, great none the less fits right on the switch.
I thought it was boring as hell. I’m tired of Zelda, and don’t give a flip about Pokémon or Animal Crossing. They didn’t show anything new that interested me. And where’s the SNES games? Where’s Gamepass? Where are the folders? The most exciting thing about the Direct was the Contra Anniversary Collection. Probably the worst E3 presentation I’ve ever seen from Nintendo.
I really couldn't care less about the Smash characters as all of the characters I really want are pretty much in Smash already. I just like to see the roster expanding.
But what I did like was a new Breath of the Wild! More Resident Evil (even if it's the ones people don't like)! Witcher 3 (never played it before)! Spyro! Animal Crossing! CONTRA COLLECTION TODAY! This was a very good direct with a little something for just about everyone!
There were so many games here! Really excited for Astral Chain and No More Heroes 3. Fire Emblem looks more interesting than before, and Luigi's Mansion less than before. Doug Bowser seemed a little lame... Anyway, one of the best E3 directs they've done, gamewise!
Maybe we needed a second opinion on the first half of the direct. Alex just doesn't get rpgs so it would seem but I thought that direct was great! At least 90% was geared towards me!
@Spoony_Tech Dragon Quest XI is so great that even people who are not devout JRPG players can find some enjoyment in it.
Think I am one of only a handful of switch fans that can’t be bothered with smash.
These character reveals therefore do nothing for me
personally found it great from start to finish, lots of games featured and of course the ending was the icing on the cake, think people must have been watching last years one looking at all the negativity!
@SuperWeird you don’t like Zelda, Animal Crossing or Pokémon but wanted news on folders? Maybe folderlife.com would be more up your alley
It wasn't much of a competition. There was barely anything interesting in the other conferences outside of a couple exceptions (Borderlands 3, FF7 Remake). I was afraid Nintendo was going to be lackluster too, but they completely knocked it out of the park.
It probably helped them alot that they're focusing purely on Switch software now that the 3DS has gracefully stepped down.
Am I the only one not hyped for Banjoo? Living in argentina I didn’t have a N64 (Playstation was cheaper and games were ripped so the were muuuch more affordable) so the nostalgia factor is null. I tried the games on my mid 20’ but by that time I saw them as baby versions of Mario 64.
I'm surprised no one has yet to mention the lack of info on shin megami tensei 5 that was shown 2 years ago. That was the only disappointing thing about the direct to me.
Was kind of standard Nintendo E3 for me. Not enough new announcements, especially if you take away ports, but thought Luigi's Mansion 3, Fire Emblem and Pokemon looked great, even if we've seen plenty from those games already. The announcement of NM3 was hardly a surprise, but still enjoyed it. At first, was not really digging the 'sequel' treatment for Breath of the Wild instead of a brand new game, but I'll definitely give it a chance, after all, Majora's Mask was kind of the same situation.
@AlienigenX Lol well that must be your late puberty talking, they are not baby versions of anything they have plenty of innuendos in the dialogue and and to fully complete em you have to try just as hard as in mario 64.
They are far more an evolution of Mario 64.
I thought it was a really good Direct from start to finish....until the real finish kicked it up to great.
We had a metric ton of RPG dumped into our laps. I especially like the Collection of Mana (Nintendos site has the physical copy link, hint maybe?) however I do share this massive excitement for the Bear and Bird duo...THEY'RE BACK! Even if it is just a fighter i'm glad to have them back on Nintendo, balanced...like it should be.
I personally felt this was a very solid direct. Great presentation and nice pacing. Lots of variety in terms of kinds of games. I think Nintendo did great this year. To prove that I’m not just a fanboy, I thought Microsoft’s was nice too (never owned an X-Box). Yes, it was long with a lot of filler and no gameplay, but I thought it was pretty good.
The only bummer was Animal Crossing's delay.
One of the best Directs ever in my book.
@Deanster101 I agree. So many ports. You don’t score any points for ports. Remakes are ok sometimes but it’s getting ridiculous. I’m getting Luigi 3 for sure. But where is the innovation? Where are the new IPs? BOTW2 is great but no reason to get excited until it has a solid release date.
Ah... there's always a couple of Negative Nancy's around to spoil the fun of what simply was a REALLY fantastic, solid and diverse Nintendo Direct.
By all rights, there should be something in there for everyone, but no, let's whine, moan and complain some more. It makes me a bit sad, that people can't understand that other people might have different tastes and DO enjoy what was shown...
Breath of the Wild 2 is the highlight for me!
Square Enix saved E3. Nintendo made it unforgettable.
Really wish that announcement had been followed by a Rare Replay port.
There's so many rumors and leaks or fake leaks these days that even a great presentation can seem like it's missing many things. I was assuming SNES games, at least, would be announced for Switch. I was strongly hoping for a new Switch model, hopefully a more powerful one that can boost the frame rate on games. It also seemed likely that Metroid would be mentioned. Anyways, there is lots of great stuff in that Direct. Plus, I really don't have any complaints because Mario Maker 2 is almost here! Assuming Link's Awakening runs at 60 fps like it did on Gameboy and Gameboy color I'm also really excited about it. Astral Chain looks fun, but I'm concerned it's going to run at 30 fps. Demon X Machina still looks like a 30 fps game. Panzer Dragoon is pretty sweet. I hope they remake Panzer Dragoon Saga for Switch! Oh, it also looks like Luigi's Mansion 3 might end up running at 30 fps, which would be a huge bummer. It has such small environments, they could easily just reduce polygons counts and/or resolution and lock it at 60 fps! The 4 player Marvel game looks fun, but has pretty basic graphics and looks to be another 30 fps game... I hope some of these surprise me and end up at 60 fps, or at least have a high frame rate mode in the options. Animal Crossing looks like it could end up being the best AC game yet!
Agreed 100% @AlexOlney. The Direct was good for the first half. Dragon Quest's Smash addition is certainly cool, but that announcement alone, along with quite a few similar-looking RPG announcements, came across as a little dry, a little too serious for me (I say this as a big RPG fan). I was asking myself "Where are the honest-to-goodness fun games" when the trailer began with DK, Diddy, and K. Rool in the DK treehouse and I knew what they were about to show. Banjo brought a huge amount of incredibly-needed fun and charm to the Direct that was already very good but perhaps a little too serious, dramatic anime-style RPG heavy up until that point. Banjo Kazooie and the out-of-nowhere Breath Of The Wild sequel footage made a good Direct one for the ages.
@khululy I guess you have a point. (Because of my N64 years I remember fondly Conquer Bad Fur Day, that is a late puberty game if there is one) Anyway altough I am not Hyped and I did not enjoy the games I reckon that they are an Integral part of Nintendo History, and deserve a place in smash. But in sincerity I like Joker or the Hero more.
One thing is true, this direct was one of the best things to happen to this E3.
The Panzer Dragoon remake was the cherry on top of it all. I love that game and been waiting to replay it since forever.
This Direct was absolutely amazing! I loved it all the way through. The only things I was hopeful for but didn't see were:
Things I was especially excited to see:
Also though...A Dark Crystal game?? lolwut
That made me laugh.
When I saw the Banjo-Kazooie in Smash announcement I originally got super excited because I thought it was going to be a new Donkey Kong 64-esque game. Then I saw the jiggy and though OMG some sort of Donkey Kong x Banjo-Kazooie cross-over game. Then I saw the smash announcement and I was a bit bummed before realizing how awesome it is later on.
Deanster, you just powered yourself down.
I hope the other 100 did a better job.
@ThanosReXXX there’s also those who won’t get off their knees for Nintendo.
I just want Nintendo to be the innovator that sets them apart. I didn’t see much of that today.
@Deanster101 For someone who doesn't like video games I guess yeah.
dont get the hype. 3 characters nobody really cares about so far. its looking like that leak i saw a while ago mentioning a battletoad or minecraft steve is coming true. what a waste of cash that fighters pass was
There are so many rumors of Pikmin 4, yet we never hear anything about it. What's up with that? It would be great to at least get one of the older Pikmin games on Switch.
@WOLF13 What's that supposed to mean? I'm no blind fanboy of Nintendo. (on a side note: at my age, "boy" hardly applies anymore anyways)
I am not a Nintendo-only gamer, and I also don't like everything that Nintendo does or releases, but even looking at it with an objective eye, and comparing it to all the other E3 presentations, it is pretty easy to say that this was indeed the most diverse one, and a pretty solid one as well, with the emphasis on the games, where it should be, instead of on a heck of a lot of blabla and on-stage nonsense.
But if you (apparently) dislike Nintendo so much, one has to wonder what the heck you're doing on a Nintendo fan site, then. Obviously, you could have expected people to be fans and range from slightly biased to massively biased towards this particular console manufacturer.
There were quite a few rote announcements. But then there were intriguing ones like Dark Crystal Tactics, Panzer Dragoon for Switch, and of course Banjo-Kazooie!!
Still, even the rote ones were solid. Luigi's Mansion 3 livened its formula up immensely, Hero is still a Smash announcement, and we're getting a Corgi Pokémon. All in all, a solid E3 and a great day.
@ThanosReXXX you said it was pathetic if anybody had complaints.
And yeah E3 was pretty bad this year. Cut scenes and remakes.
About the best Direct I can remember.
39 different games (plus some DLC and Smash characters) in 43 minutes
At least 14 Switch exclusives (by my reckoning)
New announcements in double figures
2 new IP launching within a month of each other (can’t remember the last time Nintendo did that).
Luigis Mansion, Mario Maker, Pokemon, Zelda (X2!), Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing. Big hitters all over the place
Some total surprises-BOTW 2, Panzer Dragoon, Alien Isolation, the Mana games etc.
Actual gameplay for many games (not all) rather than pre-rendered cinematics
Glad a new NMH3 is up for 2020 and a new Zelda is coming "someday". But didn't really move the needle for 2019.
1. Astral Chains, FireEmblem, Pokemon were already on pre-orders (Nice to have dates)
2. The Witcher 3, DQXI, RE5/6, Alien Isolation I own on PC or PS4
I thought I traveled a lot... but honestly, not Homeless. I still get to go home and do things I enjoy. Not missed 10 years of great games 🙄
3. And the rest are also just old stuff and remakes - Contra again? (Panzer Dragoon couldn't sell XBOX as an "exclusive")
It was OK presentation - but in general a "meh" E3.
@Giygas_95 I do have to say that just from a variety of standpoint though the Dragon Quest inclusion is one that really startled me. Not because Dragon Quest but because as a player of the games I can see just how much they put in that single character.
I expected either the hero from XI or III. Maybe both as alternate costumes. Instead we not only got that but ALSO IV and VIII as alternate skin for a whopping of perhaps the four biggest iconic games of the franchise just in that single character.
Second the skills were surprising. Everyone were afraid of "just another swordfighter" but not only is this one going the previously Link-exclusive sword and shield loadout or even casting basic spell which would have been unique on itself("a spellslinging Link?")... they have to go the extra route and bringing that sudden surprise dropdown spell selection menu ability?
And then they go the further extra route by throwing in there some of the more obscure niche hero-exclusive spells of the franchise such as the Kaklang spell known to turn the character into an invulnerable immobile lump of metal something I only imagined potentially being in an hypothetical DQ smash character in my wildest guesses.
It sounds like just another character, but I daresay they went the extra mile for this one more than any other Smash Bros character I've seen ever before.
@WOLF13 Yeah, okay, that was a bit harsh, I know. But it's borne out of having to stomach negative comment after negative comment, basically ever since the Switch was released, and it is REALLY starting to annoy me.
The facts and figures rule in favor of Nintendo, and against all the negativity, so it really makes no sense to keep moaning. Nintendo is a business, not a "we-cater-only-personally-to-you" agency...
Personally, I'm not interested in Smash Bros at all, but I can certainly understand that the people that DO like it, absolutely don't mind getting even more fighters for it, adding to the longevity of the game as a whole.
I'll agree that overall, E3 2019 was somewhat tepid, and bad in some cases, but for me, and apparently for many others, Nintendo's presentation really stood out in a very positive way, so no offense, but
I think that you, and those two, three other less enthusiastic people that
I came across in this comments section, are very alone in your views.
The Direct wasn't bad but just like the last few E3 Directs, it hasn't absolutely wowed me.
I hope next year we have something mind blowing on all sorts of fronts.
I wasn't expecting anything about Metroid 4, but I hoped the trilogy collection would be announced. That was a let down for me. All the rest was very nice.
A question from a foreigner: is "from pedestrian to perfection" an English idiom or just an expression the writer of the article wanted to use for some kind of reference here?
Serious question: was e3 really that bad or are we just that more hard to impress today? Are our expectations too high? Are we too spoiled?
@ThanosReXXX I have to admit I laughed out loud when I read "Negative Nancy's". And I also admit it makes sense. There's a lot of good stuff to be happy about. Great stuff, I mean
Especially compared to the WiiU days, the Switch is getting a ton more support. Not a whole lot to complain about I think.
@John_Deacon Thanks, appreciated.
Concerning the pedestrian line used by the writer of the article: I don't think it's an official phrase. I've certainly never heard of it, but I can imagine it being a metaphor for starting slow (shuffling along the street, like a pedestrian), and then taking off, which it certainly did, for most of us. Hope that helps.
I'll take my 'pedestrian' balls to the wall cyperpunk action game Astral Chain over your 'perfect' bear and bird in a fighting game, thanks.
Too many games.
Too many games.
Too many games.
I’m upset, it’s too many games in a really short time.
It's amazing how beautiful and Pixar like are those character reveals this was one of the best yet with a sequel of sorts to the K. Rool reveal. Other than that, I think the best reveals were Witcher 3 and No More Heroes 3. For commercial purposes , the Zelda games and AC are very important.
@Stocksy Rare Replay would be a pretty huge project for the Switch. Don't think it's doable within financial reason.
All the Xbox 360 titles in it (including all of the Banjo content) had compatibility enabled via the Xbox One's backwards compatibility team. They weren't ported by hand and instead were made possible by Microsoft's BC initiative.
Going off memory of Digital Foundry videos, the 360 cpu instructions were ran through some program Microsoft invested a ton of resources into to essentially automatically translate the 360's PowerPC code to 64-bit x86 code. That's then run natively on the Xbox One's cpu, which is why you download a recompiled game whenever you insert a compatible 360 disc rather than playing it directly off the disc (Only the unchanged gpu instructions are ran via traditional software emulation).
If Zelda is of little interest to you, the Direct remained pedestrian. It was RPG overload, and there was no big news other than BOTW2, and that's not even news considering the game will be 2 years away. Nintendo realised they need to finish on a big note, and this "BOTW2 is in development" was it.
This video makes me wonder how you got your job. I typically enjoy your videos but this video makes you sound like your not even a Nintendo fan.
I went in with zero expectations and was pleasantly surprised! If I have one complaint, it's the Switch missing out on a lot of third party games. It's still a lot better than the Wii U days, but I was hoping it'd be a little better than this.
Lots of people are quick to say the Switch isn't capable of running a lot of games, but it's apparently powerful enough to handle the Witcher 3. That's a pretty demanding game. If they can get that running on the Switch, I'm wondering what the excuse is for a lot of other third party games.
The Dragon Quest Hero AND Banjo Kazooie in Smash.
The Witcher 3.
The Dark Crystal.
Trials of Mana.
A Breath of the Wild Sequel.
Loved it. Loved it!!!
I am torn about the Direct. On the one hand there where some pleasant surprises, like the remake for Trials of Mana. Some where not for me, but I at least could appreciate that those are meaningful and awaited games for other people, like No More Heroes III, or the reveal of Banjoo Kazooie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Though with the absence of beloved games for me, like F-Zero, but showcasing three different The Legend of Zelda titles, including one being revealed to be in development instead was a bit stingy; while I get that the The Legend of Zelda up his a hit thing, but there are so many beloved and dormant IPs, that I wished they showed something different in the end...
People are complaining...what?
Generic, crappy E3 was followed up as one of the best Nintendo E3's and people are still talking like Nintendo "disappointed". This is a joke.
It was way better than last year. I’m excited for a few things, but despite Zelda being my favorite franchise it’s tough to get excited about a BOTW sequel that’s probably a minimum of 18 months off. This isn’t like Metroid Prime 4 where we didn’t even know if we would get another one.
Still there were a lot of cool games announced, and this won’t be the last direct of the year!
I've tried Super Smash Brothers. Meh. Just doesn't click with me. The rest looked good.
A+ work! Witcher 3, Panzer Dragoon and whatever that Mafia game was. I hope that is good because it looked fun as hell to me.
As I mentioned in each E3, Nintendo (and each company exhibiting at E3) showed what they had to show for the press and the public the games that will be available in the remainder of the year and the next, so, for me, They succeeded and did their job ""Excellently"".
Now, that, if a game, extra or something more was announced, than I had expected for some time, then I am satisfied, however, because there were very few games, for my personal taste that caught my attention, so 100 % satisfied I'm not, but I appreciate everything they've shown and my interest in some of those games may grow in the future, while, next time, I'll keep waiting for the game(s) I want to arrive.
It's really lame seeing people complain because of things they didn't get out of the Direct.
Heck, I'm still waiting for Prime Trilogy, but I ain't complaining about it.
Anywhoo, I thought the Direct started started strong and ended even stronger because Nintendo showed games, mostly game play, surprise drops, surprise announcements, and ended the Direct with a cutscene to the sequel of a critically and commercially acclaimed game.
Putting my needs aside, that Direct was pretty good overall, and along with Square, they saved what was quite possibly one of the worst E3 conferences in a while.
The lack of Metroid Prime Trilogy and SNES games makes this a disappointing E3. Sure BOTW 2 will be great, but can't expect to see that until 2022 at the earliest. Nothing really gave me that wow factor, but it was a solid and safe presentation.
Did anyone else notice Link stealing the bow and arrow from the shop
Yes I think generally some people set their expectations too high and you’re right, the comparisons with the Wii U days is startling.
I too was meh for everything. But Banjo is awesome.
@Renboi I'm starting to worry about it.
@Spoony_Tech Same. LOL. It was awesome seeing a string of trailers that each tickled the deepest recesses of my JRPG-loving mind. Stuff like Trials of Mana have been all but a pipe dream for the longest time, and suddenly they're just tossed in there. I never thought Collection of Mana would be one of the least exciting announcements of the presentation. And then the progressively awesome first-party games, culminating in my second most-wanted game on the Switch (after SMT V). And it was all SO well paced. Easily the best E3 presentation I've EVER seen. I'm really glad Nintendo abandoned traditional stage conferences.
I mean, there's stuff I don't care about, either. NMH3, MUA3, The Dark Crystal game, and some of the games in the third party reel did nothing for me, but they were stilled timed well. They were here and gone, and the Direct was off to the next announcement.
As to Banjo... I'm glad he's here. He belongs in Smash. I personally can't really share the enthusiasm of people freaking out about his Smash inclusion, though. Ultimately, he's just a character in a fighting game. Give me a Switch port of Banjo-Kazooie over this DLC any day.
It was actually pretty boring. Luigi's Mansion looked like dark moon, where it tries to emulate the original but fails. Animal crossing looked a little boring for some reason. I need to see the gameplay footage but the trailer was meh. Why do they keeping using that terrible cgi for FE cutscenes. The story seems interesting but the cutscenes are horrible. Zelda was the saving grace. And the other 2 were the seiken densetsu games finally coming west and panzer dragoon. But those are 3rd party. If anything, square enix won cause they are bringing so many games that people have been waiting for. The saga games, seiken densetsu series, ff8. They were the true winners of e3.
It does make you wonder if it’s possible for Nintendo or anyone else to ever have a good presentation.
They showed their line up for the rest of the year - Mario Maker 2, Marvel UA3, Fire Emblem, Astral Chain, Links Awakening, DQ XI S, Daemon x Machina, Luigis Mansion 3, Mario and Sonic Olympic Games, Pokemon Sword and Shield. Strong by any measure. Almost all-new and exclusive. 2 new IP within weeks of each other. But some will complain that it doesn’t cater entirely to them.
Third party support is very strong for a Nintendo system whether new games-Doom Eternal, Wolfenstein, Contra, Dark Crystal, New Super Luckys Tale (sort of), Sinking City-or Games new to Nintendo- like Resi 5&6, Witcher 3, Alien Isolation, Ni No Kuni, Spyro, Panzer Dragoon. But there will be complaints that it’s not exactly the same support as other systems or too many ports.
Then there’s complaints that there aren’t enough ports and remakes even though there’s Mana Collection, the Mana Remake, Links Awakening, the Contra Collection.
They didn’t promise much beyond 2019 but showed us No More Heroes 3, Animal Crossing, BOTW 2, Empire of Sin, Minecraft Dungeons.
They showed 40 games in as many minutes but I even saw a complaint that they didn’t announce folders for the OS in their E3 presentation.
There was plenty of stuff that didn’t appeal to me like Dragons Quest in Smash or Animal Crossing or the Resident Evil segment. I wanted new Advance Wars, F-Zero and Pikmin but it didn’t happen. However looking at it objectively that was a great show. No filler to pad it out, no excruciating interviews and much more actual gameplay than the other shows. For once, they nailed it.
@King-Demon that nobody cares ? Have you seen Banjo reveal reactions? The crowd goes wild. And that’s in the west, It’s one of the most beloved characters in gaming. It’s your own perspective being stated as fact.
For Joker... he is pretty popular in the east and his game is massively popular as well as its franchise. DQ could be said the same.
$40 for the mana collection is super expensive on my opinion
Personally, I think it's Nintendo's best direct ever. Thanks to them I may be getting very poor, but very very happy.
@WOLF13 Arms, Sushi Striker, Astral Chain, Ninjala -----All of those are new IPs. You can't expect them to pump out just as many new IPs as third parties. That's not how any console ever works, lol. few first parties every year, with lots of third parties, and some second parties, flowing through each first party title, to hold you off till the next.
Nintendo actually revealed games at E3! The only game I wanted was God of War, because someone on the internet said it would happen. Why didn’t Nintendo unveil a new feature to make the Switch’s wallpaper blue? Worst E3 of all time -1/10
@Stocksy Xbox One is cheap, so get that. Get Game Pass, and you get Rare Replay and over 200 other games.
I understand if people don't care for Jrpgs, but you can't call it a bad direct. Objectively, without personal opinion, it was one of the best directs ever, because it brought some really loved titles.
*No More Heroes 3
*Trials of Mana
*Witcher 3 Complete
*Astral Chain deeper dive
*Spyro Reignited Trilogy
*Animal Crossing deeper dive
*New Super Lucky Tale
*Link's Awakening HD deeper dive
*Ultimate Alliance 3 deeper dive
*Luigi's Mansion 3 deeper dive
*Banjo Kazooie Smash reveal
There was some stuff I was disappointed didn't show, like SMT5, because it's been so long, but it was definitely a solid direct.
personal opinion---8/10 -----objective opinion---10/10
@Galarian_Lassie This...has to be a troll LOL. My brain cannot fathom this comment if it's serious. Lord, this is hilarious whether it's real or a troll.
@Galarian_Lassie I figured, lol. Nice one. xD
Honestly with how some of these crazed up fans are in here, I was half expecting it to be serious.
@Franklin ha! I was referring to the banjo character announcement for Smash Bros, everything else was great but the way everyone was acting it was if a banjo kazooie sequel had just been announced.
OMG Alex I'm right there with ya, so thrilled and excited they added Banjo Kazooie!!!
Well said, I enjoyed it despite no news of MP4 or Bayonetta 3 but it just makes me look forward to new info on those games even more
I though it was going to be a new Banjo game, not just some DLC for a game I don't care about. Shame.
And where was Bayonetta 3? The lack of Metroid Prime 4 was I suppose predictable given the debacle last year.
@Punisher67 I eBayed mine within a month of getting it
@ThanosReXXX I mean they gave us a new Zelda spoiler, showed absolutely shedloads of games, Panzer Dragoon made this ole Saturn fan smile, Astral Chain looks fantastic, but for the life of me I don’t understand in a Direct completely dedicated to upcoming games for 2019 and early 2020 why they didn’t give us folders!!!! 😀 and I mean obviously because they didn’t mention MP4 or Bayonetta 3, they’re clearly cancelled.
I'm a little bit angry about Luigi's Mansion 3.. No releasedate??? Really? Why?
No SNES games?
No new IP?
Delay of AC?
No new Pro Controller?
Still.... Link's Awakenings release 20th of september and being able to buy the limited edition makes it all just perfect.... And Contra being here straight after the Direct...
Alex doesn’t sound too excited about anything except Banjo Kazooie.
And doesn’t have time to play many games.
Possibly in the wrong job?
‘I just don’t get it’ - that’s all Alex says about every game. Bit odd for a supposed games journalist.
I gues not owning a Switch made this rather uninteresting for me. I am still waiting for the one game that makes me want to buy a Switch. I am not a Mario or Smash fan and while i loved Splatoon its sequel is not enough for me to buy a new console.
Even tho the WiiU is objectively worse it stops me from buying a Switch. I already have a quite afew games that otherwise would have made me buy a Switch.
The one thing i was excited about was was the Mana collection. i would buy that if it was available on a system that i already owned. Like WiiU, 3DS or PC.
Wow. So many games coming out and Alex has a meltdown over a downloadable character in Smash. Sure it’s great but how is that the best thing about the direct?
Alex doesn’t seem to actually okay games? I’ve not played this, I’ve not played that, I don’t get this, I don’t get that, that looks pants, that looks okay, I don’t get this, I don’t get that.
This being a Nintendo site wouldn’t it be better if someone did these videos who did know this and and did know that rather than just inane rambling about nothing.
Alex made an entire Direct that was full of games and great news sound like it was dull and boring with little to look forward to.
A very bizarre video to share.
@Michaelrojelio84 Thanks. Regardless of missing some stuff myself as well, I still saw more than enough good stuff in there for me too. I really don't get all the complaining, but whatever. You can't stop these people anyway...
@WiltonRoots Haha, yeah. Any excuse for them to be negative and moan, right?
Good thing I didn't start my drinking game yesterday during the chat, because it was a little too early in the day for that...
@electrolite77 Comment #75. Great comment, man. Completely agreed. And it does indeed make you wonder. People making weird assumptions, believing rumors over facts, getting their expectations up WAY too high.
No company on this entire Earth could possibly hope to meet those requirements. But instead of them getting a reality check, all they find is a "valid" reason for them to complain about all the games that weren't shown, but according to them, "should" have been shown.
Nope, of course it's always better to nag and whine about that small handful of titles that you didn't get, instead of looking at and enjoying the truckload of titles that we actually DID get...
I do feel like that’s a change in the last 15 years or so. It used to be people judged these things against what was there. Now if they don’t show whatever random title people have absolutely no reason to believe should be there it’s a disaster.
I imagine them being pounding on their chests and throwing stuff like old-school Donkey Kong 😹😹😹 I want such and such game!!!! Bah!!!😹😹
Yeah they choose not to see the positive and end up missing out on other quality titles
I agree I just watched it again and it was more irritating this time on how he put down alot of the games just because of his unfamiliarity with them. I agree they should of had someone else, I mean I admit that I'm not all that familiar with Dragonquest, Trials of Mana, Panzer Dragoon to name a few but I'm still excited to play them. Also Astrail Chain is on my list to play and Daemon X Machina I'm willing to give it a try despite not understanding it's story because that's how the Gundem Animes were to me, a bit confusing but still intriguing.
@electrolite77 Yeah, it almost seems like the faster and the more commonplace the internet became, the more negativity grew along with it.
Of course, some of it was more than likely already always there, much like in the Nintendo vs Sega days, but most were hidden, and now all of them have a voice, through the internet. The sad thing is that even they themselves don't realize that they literally contribute nothing constructive or useful.
Who the hell gets disappointed or angry about a title that was NEVER officially confirmed or promised to be shown in the first place? It takes a special kind of person, to fall into that self-made trap...
@Michaelrojelio84 Haha, some definitely might. We may never know... Some might be throwing around cartridges, controllers, or even entire consoles. Well, all of it is their loss, really.
@fafonio yeah nobody cares lol. banjo might be beloved to some but he doesnt belong in a fighter. i'd have honestly rather had maybe shovel knight, something mortal kombat / tekken, even a damn power ranger would have been better, you know...things that can fight in a fighter.
@King-Demon hahaha your logic is terrible!! Hahahahaha . “Banjo doesn’t belong in a fighter”
Ohh I guess piranha plant does? Or what about Isabelle? Or villager? Or Pac-Man?
Or the following:
The thing is... you don’t even get what Smash Bros is all about. Go play something else or get a new hobby LMAO!!!
Ohh and just so you know.... Banjo was trending topic and top of the ballot for Smash WiiU.
You’re pretty ignorant with the whole gaming culture.
But hey, try again, troll harder..... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
@fafonio long winded response with a bunch of peope with supernatural abiltiies...jiggly is in a fighting game series...lol. seems like u the troll here. in fact most of the chars you just mentioned are from series with fighting involved. duck hunt, animal crossing and piranha plant maybe not. the rest all have a decent case. and we shall see, once the excitement wears off on banjo, and nobody uses him because he'll be as trash as ryu, ken, joker, simon and richter. you'll realise it was a wasted slot that could have gone to somebody much better fitting.
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