Try our new beta!Click here
Submitted by lifesanrpg 995d ago | opinion piece

The problem with today's lackluster Nintendo Direct

GameZone's Lance Liebl writes, "It was pointless. Today's May 17 Nintendo Direct was pointless. We were supposed to learn about all of the exciting games we'll be playing on our 3DS and Wii U consoles. Instead, we got a September release date (not even Summer) for The Wonderful 101, yet another brief update on Pikmin 3 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and some Sega eShop titles. " (3DS, Wii U)

gamer42  +   995d ago
you're acting as if nintendo didn't already state at the beginning of the direct that they would be talking about spring and summer releases (a.k.a things we already know about) and release dates. FYI September 15 is still part of summer since the official first day of fall is sept. 22. This direct was probably to get these games out of the way so we can get the real news in the pre E3 direct! Hell!! atleast we know Sonic Lost World is Wiiu exclusive! That's cool isn't it?
#1 (Edited 995d ago ) | Agree(27) | Disagree(11) | Report | Reply
Knushwood Butt  +   995d ago
They should have stated at the beginning that it was going to be pointless.
gamer42  +   995d ago
"I know that many of you are looking forward to E3 in June. We've been preparing a separate nintendo Direct that is focused on future WiiU content, that will air around the time of E3..."

This is what Iwata said in the beginning of the direct. This and some tweets
stating that it would only talk about spring and summer releases, should tell you what the direct would be about. I swear you act as if these things didn't happen.
#1.1.1 (Edited 995d ago ) | Agree(13) | Disagree(3) | Report
TwistedMetal  +   995d ago
yep not looking forward to the other nintendo directs i want an e3 presentation instead but nintendo isnt going to do that they are gonna do boring bland nintendo direct stuff for grandmas. compare to e3 which e3 is the cooler stuff.
JuleyJules  +   995d ago
Pointless? All we heard before today was complaining that we didn't know release dates. Now we do and it's pointless? They probably did this to have the E3 direct for new games and unannounced games. I suppose that will not be enough either.
Shnazzyone  +   995d ago
Lesson I want nintendo to learn:
Don't do a 3ds direct with a massive unexpected bombshell that you also tease a wii U nintendo direct in the future and then do a stream you teased without at least one bombshell. I'm thinking the sonic wii U/3ds exclusive was supposed to be the bombshell. Yet i'm so apathetic to sonic that I barely count that as there was no footage. Hum drum as hell. A hint, an inkling, if only one thing stood out. It just felt bleh.
RTheRebel  +   995d ago
Love all these morons that were expecting Megaton bombs' really?? E3 will satisfy.
#2 (Edited 995d ago ) | Agree(27) | Disagree(15) | Report | Reply
kirbyu  +   995d ago
So? They said it wasn't gonna be anything big. I'm surprised they made new game announcements.
GABRIEL1030  +   995d ago
LOL a super mario luigi, Nintendo only changes the red guy and replaces him for green guy for a new game, nothing more, this is a shame, its the same game!
kirbyu  +   995d ago
1. It isn't the same game, it's got new levels and a new playable character that functions differently (Nabbit).

2. That's not what I was talking about. I was talking about Sonic: Lost World and Mario & Sonic.

3. The Luigi game wasn't a new announcement today.
3-4-5  +   995d ago's supposed to be the same game. 80 new levels though.

How don't you know this already ?
Jek_Porkins  +   995d ago
It was some interesting and new announcements, and while it wasn't the best Nintendo Direct, I thought it was pretty good. We now know that Nintendo and Sega have exclusive partnerships for Sonic games, we have release dates on Wonderful 101 and Pikmen 3, and we learned that E3 is going to be all about games and gamer's, and to top it all off, we get to play the demo's at Best Buy!

So, it wasn't the Bayonetta 2, Wind Waker HD, Mario 3D or Smash Bro's footage, but it was a nice taste to keep everyone interesting.
Dan_scruggs  +   995d ago
E3 is right around the comer man. Chill out.
Trago1337  +   995d ago
Who actually had high expectations for this Direct?
GABRIEL1030  +   995d ago
WTF was that!

LOL a super mario luigi, Nintendo only changes the red guy and replaces him for green guy for a new game, nothing more, this is a shame, its the same game! ¿where is Zelda, Metroid, Super Smash Brothers, Mario Galaxy?
kirbyu  +   995d ago
1. See above what I said to you.

2. Those games obviously aren't ready to be shown off yet.

3. Two of those games haven't even been confirmed yet. Well, yeah, we know there's a new 3D Mario game on the way, but we don't know if it will be Galaxy.
Erimgard  +   995d ago
It's a DLC pack. 80 new levels for $20.
Baka-akaB  +   995d ago
Sure i understands that this particular nintendo direct wouldnt be the one with the juicy good stuff ... but then why bother make such a nintendo direct in the first place ?

Keep it for the big event instead
JuleyJules  +   995d ago
They did this one so E3 can be for big announcements rather than wasting time at E3 going over the same games we've heard of before. Gamers would be furious if they did that. I'm sure they knew that but threw in the Sonic news and Best Buy announcement too!
GraveLord  +   995d ago
Like I said before. They're pushing Pikmin, which no one cares about.
PopRocks359  +   995d ago
And Wonderful 101. And Yakuza. And Sonic. And Game & Wario. And New Super Luigi U.
yugovega  +   995d ago
and resident evil: revelations miiverse functions, and Olympics(which is a huge seller for sega and Nintendo so hate all you want it'll still sell as much as most aaa titles.) and animal crossing and Mario vs dk.
#9.1.1 (Edited 995d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
BeZdaBest  +   995d ago
some people are never satisfied...

.yakuza hd bundle for japan
.sonic exclusive
.20$/30$ for luigi dlc/disc based expansion
.a few release dates for wiiu & 3ds games..

the only problem i had with the nin.dir. was that they focused on mario vs dk for a longer timethan they needed..the game is already out..

im assuming since e3 is like 2 week there probalby gonna release another nin.dir. focusing on what people want the most.. them "new" games we know are coming..yet know nothing about
#10 (Edited 995d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
JuleyJules  +   995d ago
and maybe some other unannounced games to surprise us all and maybe shock people too!
stargatefan   995d ago | Spam
BATRA  +   995d ago
who cares star wars is coming to the wii u so many games to lol
rickmodus  +   995d ago
well I kinda care about star wars coming to the WiiU. I was hoping for a new rogue squadron game.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Dying Light The Following and 5 Vehicles Less Road Safe Than a Swegway

27m ago - OX: "Upcoming Dying Light expansion The Following shifts the action from the narrow streets of Ha... | PC

Red Game Without A Great Name Review | GameGrin

2h ago - GG: Red Game Without A Great Name is one of the most frustrating games I’ve ever played, and not... | PC

List of PS4 Games that are coming out this month

Now - Looking for a new game for your PS4? Head over to our release calendar and see what is coming out this month. | Promoted post

The Final Smash DLC: Early Impressions

2h ago - The new and final Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U DLC has just been released; Gamer Professionals... | Wii U

Towers, Personal Strife & TinyWars

2h ago - A chat with Bizurk Software about their upcoming Tower Defense outing,its promise of inspiring pe... | PC

Infinium Strike is a Different Take on Tower Defense | Hardcore Gamer

2h ago - HG: There it was, the Freedom Strike. The jewel of the fleet. Cast out in the middle of nowhere,... | PC