Well, new Fire Emblem and substantial (looks like it) DLC for XC2 is great, along with cool mech game that they showed at the beginning and Hollow Knight (which i really want to buy but awaiting for info about the game's performance on Switch - anyone?), but damn, no Prime 4? So disappointed.
Also, do you guys think that there'll be Smash demo? I haven't played any game of this series and i don't know if i'll like it or not.... looks good though.
P.S. Looking at how much time they've spent showing off Smash, i think that they don't need to show it at all in any future Directs cuz they showed basically everything you need to know about it.
I really feel like they should not have shown Metroid Prime 4 last year, it's clearly still very early in development. Then again, response to Samus Returns would have been much more negative without it. Glad I don't work in marketing.
I would rate this C
I really liked DAEMON X MACHINA and LOVED Xenoblade 2 DLC and new FE game but god damn if you are not Smash fan this Direct was really boring. In all honestly they should have announced that Smash will have everybody and then later on make dedicated Direct for Smash to show off features and characters.
Pathetic showing. I have very little interest in Smash and don't play RPG's so it was basically a non-existant showing from Nintendo this year. Especially disappointing as I was looking forward to it more than Sony and Microsoft's conferences.
E/F for me. I think Fire Emblem looks great for 2019, but 2018 inspires no confidence whatsoever for someone who doesn't care about Smash Bros. Let's Go Pikachu looks interesting, but $100 for the entire package also destroys my enthusiasm.
I'm not quite "selling my Switch", but I think I'm going to leave it unplugged for about half a year. I've probably said it too many times at this point, but I think that was their worst showing since Wii Music.
Only if you're concern is "winning E3" and not, you know, actually playing games.
They should have done what Sony did and announced upfront this is a smash only nintendo direct. Announce the other games in a short direct immediately before E3 or during treehouse. If people came in with their expectations set realistically, it wouldn't be so bad. Instead people got their hopes up extremely high.
Switch going on eBay tonight then. I've been waiting for weeks to see if there was any point keeping hold of it, and there isn't. Fair enough Nintendo are doing their own thing, but it's not my thing by the looks of it. Enjoyed Odyssey and BOTW though.
Jesus how is 2018 such a pitiful lineup. Im guessing the stole games from 2018 to put into launch year just to start off strong, but had nothing to replace with.
Christ really considering selling switch. Dislike its software future. And since im moving to a state where ill be driving instead of training to work, im want to sell since i only use in handheld mode ever
Has there been ANY discussion of switch online too at e3?
Yeah, just checked the news tab on my Switch and it's September 14 this year. Cool. But there's not separate purchase for this DLC on eShop, only the whole season pass and i don't care about everything else in it, just this new story DLC
E. Terrible showing.NoMetroid Prime 4, NoRetro game. NoFallout: Anniversary Edition. From what I'm hearing, Fortnite is horribly optimized(sub 30fps at times) and looks terrible in docked mode, hardly any first party Nintendo titles announced and imho while I don't mind Smash Brothers, it SHOULD NOT have taken up all that E3 presentation. It began to sink in that as that presentation went on and on that we were not getting anything else announced or shown. Honestly, the Smash Brothers presentation should have been kept to the TreeHouse Live as they ended up going straight to it anyways or a future Nintendo Direct.
My only hope is that they purposely held back content/announcements for upcoming Nintendo Directs.
I mean I would have been happy with something, anything else in the lineup for 2018. I really thought there would at least be one of the three of a Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess, or Wind Waker port. Maybe a 3D world port. Something to pad out the release schedule a little bit.
I dunno, maybe they're still trying to milk out sales from BotW or Odyssey, even then it doesn't make sense. It's like "hey we're going to port everything from Wii U and switch" and you go okay, well how about a mario or zelda port. That would be nice, and Nintendo is just "LULNOPE BUY CAPTAIN TOAD AND HYRULE WARRIORS"
edit: Not that I have anything against those titles, just frustrating when Nintendo has ported quite a few Wii U exclusives to Switch then holds out on Mario & Zelda main line titles.
Nintendo doesn't need a 10/10 E3 every year, just once every 5 years. When you have the 1st party lineup(Zelda, Mario, Splatoon, Donkey Kong) that has like 40-50 million hardcore fans FOREVER, that's what gets you through!
I gave it a D because they are giving me one game that I'll buy in Smash Bros. I would've given it a C if it were a wholly new Smash Bros game rather than the Street Fighter II Turbo to Smash 4's original SF2.
I can't say that I'm convinced to buy anything else in that presentation.
I'm not into the look of it. Not terrible, but looks like decent 2D anime art sloppily wrapped around polygons, and the ink outlines on the models aren't great--Ni No Kuni 1 did it better, and Wind Waker did no-outline cell shading right. And the models clash with the very bland environments.
I think FE's visual presentation peaked on the GBA. Awakening may look better than this as well.
Is there anything worth of value coming out this year on Switch?
I bought my Switch to play the eventual Pokemon game but those games coming out later this year look legit awful. I also have no interest in Smash, so about half of the direct was irrelevant to me. Why not just make an exclusive direct for it at a later time? The only thing I saw worth anything for this fall was the XV2 DLC. What are supposed to be the big console sellers this fall?