- 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: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
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