Submitted by PressPlayTV 947d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo's Announcements: Our Bodies Aren't Ready or Willing

Nintendo has made some big announcements during their Nintendo Direct broadcast, but Andrew Whipple III isn’t so convinced that the company is moving in the right direction. (3DS, Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   947d ago
I like that this author cited both negatives and positives and actually took an objective look at the matter. I do think the cynicism was unnecessary considering that people told Nintendo to bring on some core experiences and they managed to announce six in a single Nintendo Direct conference. Hopefully E3 (as well as further conferences) will take this approach even further.
TruthbeTold  +   947d ago
I agree that the cynicism was unnecessary. Considering that this is January (Not E3), I don't see how any of these announcements aren't plus plus. It's January. If this were their E3 presentation, then I'd be worried. But they basically said, 'Hey, we know you guys love to know what you may want to look forward to, and yes, Jan/Feb are dry months for our new console, so here ya go. Drool away. We'll get you even more excited come E3!'

I thought it was an extremely good gesture. I mean are we going to look at even these voluntary Nintendo Direct video's with absurd expectations? Come on. They don't even have to do these.

Also, regarding 'the obvious'. A lot of fans want an HD WW remake, and felt like that would be one of the best ways to help during what we know will be a long wait for the first New HD Zelda. Sometimes you want to be surprised. But sometimes you want the company to deliver just what you are hoping for. Nintendo did for many fans with that announcement. Not to mention that Xenoblade 2 (or whatever it will be called) was completely unexpected. Not to mention Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. We were wondering if we'd even get a Fire Emblem game on the Wii U, since sales haven't quite been what they want. They answered that question and then some.

Nintendo most certainly isn't perfect, and they've let me/us down plenty of times. But they did very well this week in my eyes. And again I will say how much I appreciate Iwata's humility and willingness to address Nintendo fans 'Directly'.
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bullymangLer  +   947d ago
I didnt read the article, butd I LOVE how MANY are treating Nintendos recent Direct Conference as if it was suppose to be E3 status . hoh mann Nintendo nintendo Nintendo
Old McGroin  +   947d ago
@ bullymangLer

I think the reason so many people have reacted this way is because there had been no solid announcements at all with regards to Nintendo's pretty vast selection of exclusives up to this point. I know I was feeling a bit disillusioned with the future of my new console anyway. Then this Direct avalanche of announcements came pretty much out of nowhere. That's 6 exclusives announced on a quiet afternoon. It's as close to a show like E3 as you can get without it actually being E3.

I'll put it this way. If Sony or Microsoft did the same thing, i.e. announce 6 new exclusive games, in the one half hour slot outside of a main show, the Fanboys representing either corporation would be on the streets announcing that their "side" had already won the next gen war. But it wasn't either of them, it was Nintendo, and because of that all I seem to see is people saying things like "as if we didn't know these games were coming out!". You could easily say the same thing about the next PS or Xbox. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here when I announce that there will be a new Halo, Gears and Forza game for the next Xbox and that there will be a new Uncharted, God Of War and Gran Tourismo game for the new PS but I expect Fanboys from both sides to be chanting victory the second they're officially announced.
DA_SHREDDER  +   947d ago
E3 is too far away
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   947d ago
This year E3 gonna be very important for Nintendo especially when you got MS & Sony introducing they new Console, even though Nintendo got a lot of New exclusives coming out that still ain't enough for the Wii U to succeed they still need 3rd party games like GTA 5 and Tomb Raider.
Hufandpuf  +   947d ago
I think this year, everyone ass is on the line. Sony has already made clear on their line-up for this year, but they need to prove their games will have the chops to get consumers to buy them. MS needs to give their customers the confidence to keep paying for XBL besides COD and Minecraft. And Nintendo needs to prove that their Wii U is worth buying.

I don't think either company has room to drop the ball this year.
wiiulee  +   947d ago
i think its a waste of time if nintendo was trying to convince haters or non-gamers.....but nintendo direct did appeal to gamers.
profgerbik  +   947d ago
Nothing against Nintendo but I really hate Reggie's face, like literally loath looking at it. Makes me cringe.

Those eyes just have no depth to me, snake eyes.
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zalanis  +   947d ago
lmao bro. best comment ever.
lilbroRx  +   947d ago
The only people who didn't like that Nintendo direct are people who didn't like Nintendo before it. You can't convince a biased person.

There is nothing you can do for them. They will push hatred forward no matter what.

Their opinions are irrelevant because they aren't open minded opinions. They want the worst to happen and will spin everything negatively. Taking what they say as a valid point achieves nothing except making their ill conceived points look valid. That just fuels more trolling.

Let them hate. I'll be enjoying my games and so will ever other "real" gamer.
jessupj  +   945d ago
I think nin has just left a bad taste in core gamer's mouths.

Nin has a lot to prove and a lot to make up for because of the wii. So far its mostly been empty promises.

Wii U has already lost a few 3rd part games. It's going to be even worse when the real next gen consoles get here.
specialguest  +   947d ago
I would love A Link to the Past remake. Fond memories of playing that game on the SNES.
ThaBlackBaron  +   947d ago
This article sucks! lol And full of BS
kirbyu  +   947d ago
"Another one of these 'PlayStation All-Stars' ripoffs? What's next? They get Solid Snake?" Please tell me you're joking.

Also, I think new IPs isn't what people want. I mean just think how much more excited people get about sequels than new IPs.
infestedandy  +   946d ago
I'm 100% sure that line under the picture is complete sarcasm.
kirbyu  +   946d ago
I did too but there was no way for me to tell.
kirbyu  +   947d ago
Also, yeah, they didn't announce much that we didn't expect, but those games are still good. And, even though we knew those were coming, we didn't know when they were coming.

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