- 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.
Nester the Lark: ^ Reminds me that Xanadu Next also had a randomly-generated post-game dungeon. You needed to go into it many times, getting a little further each time, but it was different every time you re-entered. It was very grindy. I never did finish it.
Mar 11, 2022 10:53:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: DIVA FT Meiteki Cybernetics EXEX perfect. Finally got it.
Mar 20, 2022 15:36:23 GMT -5
Spud: Lol, Imagine spamming a sleepy little forum like this.
Mar 27, 2022 9:11:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have a tendency to dislike a game because it's popular, or at least, I give popular games a harsher, more critical look.
Apr 12, 2022 15:07:04 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I think I do something similar in that I tend to favor less popular things. It's not something I do intentionally or even consciously; I think it's just part of my personality.
Apr 14, 2022 8:56:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Official pairings in games sometimes surprise me. Like <spoiler> in BLUE REFLECTION 2. Or Astrid and Makalov in Fire Emblem 10 which is less shocking but still unexpected. For a non-romantic example, Meta Knight and Dedede in KF2 work so well together.
Apr 16, 2022 8:49:20 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light is a… shocking experience. I'm at the start of Chapter 9 (so 3 more to go), and considering the side quests and maxing out character Talent Points, I'm about 70% done.
Apr 18, 2022 12:11:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll say this: I'm glad it's not a popular game. I don't need to worry about spoilers. Is it worth playing? Yes for story, no for other elements. An overall huge yes for me, because I really like the story so far.
Apr 18, 2022 12:15:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Almost anything I can say is spoiler, and I really think it's best to jump into it blind, not even reading the official website. I'll probably write a review on it, so stay tuned.
Apr 18, 2022 12:17:07 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I was done with BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light… two days ago, actually. It's quite difficult to put my thoughts in words, but at the same time, it's similar to what others would say about the game.
Apr 23, 2022 9:07:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My old computer died, on the same day I got my new one. The timing isn't exactly a coincidence, as it started showing symptoms a long time ago. I got very lucky that I did my backup and bought the new PC today. (Game review about 1/3 done, by the way)
Apr 24, 2022 15:10:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Now I'm not sure if I should post the review as is. I basically typed out the whole story, but that's exactly what I don't want potential players to read.
Apr 25, 2022 10:39:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Writing too little would make it difficult to appreciate why is the story good, but writing everything out would defeat the point. Umm…
Apr 25, 2022 10:40:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: And it's done! I decided to cut most of the story and only leave in a few examples. The cut part is even longer than the full review, but if anyone wants to know the story they should play the actual game or at least watch videos of it.
Apr 25, 2022 13:57:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I like that we keep posting cameos, even though Fry has no intention of ever updating the site again. But I guess the forum is still an archive.
May 11, 2022 8:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Looks like it's been a minute since TV Eye's been here, so I'll go post that in the thread as well. It looks like he made it to around the halfway mark, but now it's been 4 years.
May 14, 2022 0:46:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I was thinking about it because the thumbnail for JRose11's Red/Blue Dugtrio-only run reminded me of Hidden Depths' Dugtrio.
May 14, 2022 0:52:06 GMT -5