I really enjoyed the latest Nintendo Direct; however, there are still a lot of things to criticize. Let’s go through everything they bought up, shall we?
- Twilight Princess HD
Really excited for this! I have always wanted to finally finish this and since it has been so long, I am excited to finally pay it again on the Wii U without motion controls. My copy on the Wii is simply not going to get any more love. This was a smart move Nintendo.
- Updates on Current Games
Nice, but I don’t care…although, it is nice to see a company provide free DLC and updates rather than make people pay for it. Microtransactions…not a huge fan.
- Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
I’m sure if you’re into dungeon crawling and are a Pokemon fan, this series would be a can’t miss, but I have just never gotten into them.
- Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
- Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Definitely a game I will pick up at some point…just not a Day 1 purchase for me. I know people are mad that they are spending time on titles like this instead of a new Metroid, but it doesn’t bother me that much. Mario Tennis is fun. ’nuff said.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X
I was going to wait on this one…but I will be honest here…after seeing more footage in this Direct, I really want the game now! The map looks MASSIVE and the game does look amazing. The Wii U might not have a lot of third party titles, but when they do, they bring quality.
- Pokemon Picross
Pass for me. Neat if you like games like this, but not something I would ever play.
- Random eShop Titles
FAST Racing Neo looks awesome. I feel like I need this.
- Yo-Kai Watch Promotion
At first I was mad that they were shamelessly promoting a game that was already in stores, but when I saw how funny it was, I was fine with it. I love these Directs, PLUS Yo-Kai Watch is really solid.
- Pokken Tournament
Still a little iffy on this one, but it does look fun and I am a huge Pokemon fan! Really excited to learn more about this one.
- Star Fox Zero
FINALLY! A release date for this – hopefully they stick with it! I think this has a lot of potential to be an awesome game. I hope it does not disappoint!!! Some people think it looks like shit, but I for one think it looks pretty cool and can’t wait to try it!
- Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
Please please please be a good game. I have only played one game in the Mario & Luigi series, and two in the Paper Mario series…so I am not exactly an expert but the Mario & Luigi series was just ‘ok’ from what I played. The Paper Mario series is one that can either be really amazing or kinda shitty…so again, please please please be a good game. The world needs a true sequel to Super Mario RPG.
- Final Fantasy Explorers
I really don’t know. Spin off games are just not my thing with something like this. I am pretty sure this is a pass for me. It looks like something that Final Fantasy fans don’t need or want.
- Fire Emblem Fates Games
I love that there are two of these PLUS a third game for those of you who are pretty hardcore. I am so hyped for these I can’t wait!!! FINALLY MORE FIRE EMBLEM! Since I am new to the series, and loved what I played so far, I just can’t wait for these! GONNA BE AMAZING!!! And yay for some more 3DS love! The 3DS needs some solid titles like this!!!
- Megaman Legacy Collection
Another awesome title that the 3DS needs! Really cool to have a lot of the Megaman titles all in one bundle like this, especially on cartridge. My boyfriend is definitely getting this! And maybe I’ll play it too!
- Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Yellow
These are coming to the eShop and you can trade with people via wireless connection. BUYING THIS DAY 1. I will say no more.
- Hyrule Warriors Legends
Don’t care, but I am sure those who were a fan of the Wii U version may be interested.
- Dragon Quest VII & VIII
I am so excited for these because I really want to play them portably! If they are for VITA too, I will get them for that instead, but I will settle for the 3DS!!! This is excellent news.
- Cloud as a Playable Character in Super Smash Bros
You guys know my stance on Super Smash Bros…HUGE don’t care. Cloud is awesome, but Smash Bros is just not my thing. *yawn*
Overall, this was a solid Direct in my opinion, but I think the best/worst part was that the Direct was only good because of port news. If not for the awesome ports they announced (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, Twilight Princess HD, etc), this wouldn’t have been so awesome. Still no Zelda U date and not a lot of other interesting titles. Fire Emblem Fates is going to be amazing, but I wanted to see more games like Xenoblade Chronicles X or just more interesting titles instead of another Mario Tennis. Again, like I said, it’s a 50/50 thing for me. I love games like Mario Tennis…but I also want to see some other titles that aren’t so predictable. I guess time will only tell!
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