- A Smash Bros character(s) that wasn't on a leaked list (like one claiming that Ryu Hayabusa, Rayman and Doomguy were next). - Famicom Detective Club getting a western release! (though possibly download only for the west). - Skyward Sword with button controls but no word on any other improvements like increased text speed or not having item notification messages pop up in every new play session, "you found a desert cicada! blah, blah blah!" - Neon White looked fun - Mario Golf now with speed golf, OH YEAH! - Triangle Strategy looks interesting. - A online mulitplayer dodgeball game with a CGI character trailer that looked more interesting than the actual game reveal from the same dev that made Mario Kart Live. - The shambling corpse that is the Plants Vs Zombie franchise. - The actual interesting shambling corpse that is Stubbs the Zombie returning. - Remember Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 being published by Nintendo because it's now DC Comics turn as DC SUPERHEROS GIRLS (TM): TEEN POWER IS BEING PUBLISHED BY NINTENDO. How and why? - Warp pipe item in Animal Crossing looks cool. - Splatoon 3 with bow/arrow ink weapon and the ability to spawn into battle at different locations. Seems a bit surprising that wasn't saved for a Switch successor. Now it brings up an interest question, if Animal Crossing and Splatoon use the same dev team, does that mean ACNH content will wind down soon?
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 18, 2021 10:01:27 GMT -5
Overall, I thought it was a really good presentation. It was refreshing to have a full-fledged Nintendo Direct for a change.
- Pyra/Mythra in Smash
Finally, a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 rep! Been hoping for this for a long time. Although, you probably know I was pulling for Rex, but I always understood that Pyra & Mythra were a real possibility. Either way, no complaints from me.
Now I just need to consider whether I want to pay full price for a game I feel lukewarm about just because I'm excited about some paid DLC.
- Famicom Detective Club
It's really cool that these are getting an official English release. It's not really my style of game, though.
- Legend of Mana, SaGa Frontier Remastered
Even though I'm not a big Mana fan, Legend of Mana is one I've always wanted to try. Aside from looking and sounding gorgeous, it's also one of those weird, eccentric Akitoshi Kawazu games.
As for SaGa, I have yet to actually try any of the other SaGa games that are now available on the Switch (except for Final Fantasy Legend II, which I own the original Game Boy cartridge of), but SaGa Frontier is the one I would be most interested in. Especially since it includes the eighth scenario that was cut from the original version.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush
I've been hoping for a while that there would be a Mario Golf game on the Switch. Not because I'm a big fan of previous Mario Golf games (in fact, I've only played NES Open), but because I just kinda felt like playing a video golf game. But as Fry mentioned on Twitter, the environments seem a little bland. But the Speed Golf mode looks funny, and something about seeing Bowser dressed in casual golf clothes makes me laugh.
I do hope there's a demo, though. This might be one of those "try before I buy" situations. I tried both demos of Mario Tennis Aces, and didn't care for it at all. They just made it way too complex for a tennis game. I hope they don't do the same for this one.
- Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection
I've played Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge on Wii U. It's... OK. I still played it a good bit, though. I am interested in trying the first two, which are considered much better, but they're the Sigma versions, which fans consider inferior to Tomonobu Itagaki's original versions. That might not matter to me, though, so I'll keep an eye on this.
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass
Of course I'm getting this.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
Really happy to see this. I, personally, liked the motion controls, but I hope the addition of non-motion controls helps more people to see what a great Zelda game this is. I'd like to know if there are any other changes, enhancements or QoL features. It seems like there should be more to it. I don't think this will be a day-one purchase for me.
(Also, having Eiji Aonuma appear and then say he had nothing to share about Breath of the Wild 2 was the biggest troll.)
- Splatoon 3
...OK. I still haven't played Splatoon 2 outside of the free demo last year. And I know that game came out in 2017, but for some reason, it still feels a little soon for a sequel.
The addition of bow weapons is pretty cool, though.
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I settled on the games I'll showcase for my NinDB Top 25. I've tried a lot of games, but a list of favourites is going to be imbalanced regardless. There are absolutely no NES, N64, DS and original Game Boy games in my list.
Apr 26, 2021 14:41:07 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Given that I just said what my favourite games are not long ago, my list will be unsurprising. Now, should I attempt to rank them? What aspects should I highlight to make them more interesting? Hmm…
Apr 26, 2021 14:43:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Remember the "Everybody Votes" channel on the original Wii? There was a section where you could submit your own suggestion for a poll. I seem to recall two of my suggestions being used, but I only remember what one of them was.
Apr 30, 2021 9:43:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5