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Submitted by NewJersian 516d ago | opinion piece

What Got Me Excited During The Nintendo Direct Presentation

The most recent Nintendo Direct had the feel of an E3 presentation and it looked like Nintendo was treating it like their E3. (3DS, Mario Golf World Tour, Tag Invalid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2, Wii U)

gamerlive  +   516d ago
Nintendo does need a big E3 for Wii U.
NewJersian  +   516d ago
it depends on what they show at E3. With what's coming for the 3DS, I think Nintendo could show up with one big Wii U title and the fans would be happy. But it already sounds like they are bringing some heavy hitters to E3 so as long as the Wii U can survive this dry patch, and it should be able to, the system will be just fine. If the 3DS could survive a weak launch library then the Wii U can do the same, and it has to.
Jagsrock  +   516d ago
They're gonna need more then a couple Wii U surprises and one of them better be a new Metroid.
admiralvic  +   516d ago
Thats what you're quite wrong. People are already excited about the PS4 and people assume we're going to learn everything or at least a lot more about the PS4 there. Many also suspect the Next Box will be revealed or at least some sort of plan to counter Sony's PS4. Much like Pikmin 3 didn't make Nintendo look amazing last year, announcing something expected (Mario Kart, Mario something, Kirby) or highly anticipated (Super Smash Bros) won't do the trick either. It's either going to take something shockingly awesome (Mother 4 for the Wii U maybe) or several solid things to make a good E3.
Moncole  +   516d ago
E3 is for the investors. Nintendo Direct is for the gamers.
creHEARTive  +   516d ago
I hope the Wii U gets some exclusives soon. I do not think they appeal of the tablet controller will last for long.
Neonridr  +   516d ago
that really depends on what you see as valuable when you are playing your consoles. Take me, I have a wife and newborn son, so the ability for me to play most of the games on the gamepad alone while allowing my wife to still watch TV is huge. Because of that fact alone I have been able to play more hours than I ever expected. Plus it does offer some unique ways of playing games, but that comes down to personal preference.
BoNeSaW23  +   516d ago
You have a wife and newborn son and but you prefer to to game alone? Way to Man up bro!
Neonridr  +   516d ago
lol, well my son is 9 months old, he can't play videogames. And my wife finds any controller with more than 2 buttons complex.. lol

I successfully got her to play New Super Mario Bros for the Wii. That was about it.
YoureINMYWay85  +   516d ago
Meh, I'm a gamer and the wiiu hold no appeal for me
_QQ_  +   516d ago
pretty sure everyone on this site considers themselves a gamer.
Canary  +   516d ago
I wasn't as excited for the new Zelda reveal as I'd thought I'd be. It just didn't look like anything I hadn't really seen (and played) before. I'll still buy it, but I don't expect the game to be as innovative or refreshing to me as the N64 games, or even Skyward Sword.

What got me excited was the release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV and Bravely Default announcment. The Mario & Luigi RPG also looked pretty cool.
KrisK  +   516d ago
I agree. It really felt like they were just going back to that old cow that gave them milk before. I guess they need as much money as possible now, but still, Zelda used to get much more interest from me.
Realplaya  +   516d ago
So you view every game as a old cow?
Any time there is a second game with the same name it's milking a IP.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   516d ago
I think they will focus on WiiU because the 3DS is doing fine.

Plus, WiiU has 2 Zeldas to talk about, 1 New 3D Mario, RETRO's Project, X (Monolith Sftwr), Bayonetta 2, and SMT X Fire Emblem, 3rd Parties, and they have to reveal their other secret "Nintendo+(Insert a Developer)" Projects.

This does not even touch 3rd Party Support (Which they have to show, encourage, and highlight).

And the Indies.

Plus, we all know that they are going to be stage presence politics and sales figures and explanations.

A lot for an Hour- and I would rather hear 3 minutes on each that just watch a montage (although montages are pretty useful).
Realplaya  +   516d ago
What I am loving is the fact that contrary to what people say Nintendo has held tight to there beliefs and not released any bad games. They have endured the pressure and will offer some awesome games at E3.

Sony has basically gave people insight on the PS4 and that was a hype killer because they could have blown the doors wide open.

Microsoft is the x factor and could burst some bubbles by debunking the rumors.

Nintendo and Sony need to show games but Nintendo just needs to show a sizzle reel like no other. There problem is they don't understand that we don't give a flying rats ass about what you sold and all that technical jargon we just want to see where you are at and where your going.

A great man once said " Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage" Nintendo if your listening I want that fantastic voyage.

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