Nintendo finally had their moment to shine with their Digital Event, but did they step up to the plate?
Gonna post this again cos. Well I completely agree this was the best part. https://www.youtube.com/wat... In response to the article. Failure no Underwhelming yes.
I think this hurt the image of their console more than it helped them. That is a failure. 50% of this conference was literally Mario and Zelda. It's like they gave in to that stereotype.
Yup called it: https://www.youtube.com/wat... *Sits back waits for thuglife glasses and spliff to appear
Okay I am getting crap for giving NIntendo a B. They deserve a B because they atleast showed many exclusives even though the exclusives were mainly for the 3DS. The 3DS is still a capable system. This is why they still did better than Microsoft who underwhelmed with their Big 3. Halo, Gears, and Tomb Raider were underwhelming.
Yep...terrible. I guess I was right. Zelda is the swan song as there is nothing else next year. Absolutely terrible...so disappointed. Even Starfox looked like crap. Thanks for making a crappy Metroid multiplyer shooter on 3DS that looks awful. Only highlights were an epic XCX trailer with a disappointing release date and maybe the new Zelda multiplayer 3DS game.
I enjoyed the Star Fox footage, but it was visually underwhelming compared to the Bayonetta 2 easter egg. I mean come on. The Wii U is supposed to be a bit more powerful than the PS3 and 360. So what gives!? No new Metroid game. No Zelda Wii U either. A competitive "Metroid" game on 3DS that doesn't have Metroid mechanics or Samus in it. Animal Crossing spin-off and a Mario/Luigi and Paper Mario crossover game that kinda loses the charm of either game. I mean, wtf? Are we getting screwed here? Are they focusing on the NX now?
I thought they would've had one more big game like F-zero. Also, thought they would 've shown more N64 VC that would be released soon or today. Really wanted to see other round of Mario Kart 8 DLC. I'm going to purchase the FF 7 remake on PS4, but really wish that game would come out on Wii U as well. As the gamepad is awesome for RPGs.
Console? What console? They forgot the name of it and I can't remember either. We get that Mario Bros is 30 years old this year but when it's beaten into our heads over and over who really cares? The least they could have done is had release dates other than 'Fall 2015' or 'Holiday 2015' and trailers for Fatal Frame, Devil's Third and maybe, just maybe, a surprise game that's either in development or coming soon other than Mario. We heard about all those games before except that Tennis one. Even more things like the Skylanders crossover would have been good. What about being able to use the amiibos we have in it? Anything would have been better than silence.
I agree... not exactly failure but not what it could have been.
Sony overdelivered, Nintendo under delivered.
i will never understand the remake love
this years e3 for nintendo was an unmitigated disaster. they failed spectacularly in every aspect. what incentive did they give people to buy a wiiu? what hope did they give to current wiiu owners that there would be great games in the pipeline? really, the answer is none. nintendos event was a failure. prior to the show i had little to no interest in the ps4. now my interest has sky-rocketed. that is a success for sony. and i guarantee you, current ps4 owners will be over-joyed. i mean, come on, final fantasy 7 remake, its just not fair, nobody could compete. but the most alarming thing is- nintendo had absolutely nothing. no surprises, not good ones anyway. nintendo were definitely going to get a wiiu purchase for me this year on the strength of xenoblade x, but after such a appalling e3 showing, im starting to rethink.. i mean, the wiiu has NOTHING. i would be buying an obsolete console, even if it is for one amazing looking game. i cant afford to waste money like that. i would probably buy xenoblade x and store it until the wiiu can be picked up for £50 this is the consequence of such a poor show- nintendo lose custom
The Wii U library as a whole makes the console worth a purchase IMO. Their E3 direct was a disappointment. Final Fantasy 7 on Wii U would've been epic even if it was six month after PS4's release of it. I'm going to purchase it for my PS4, but still wish one day it'll come to the Wii U. (I come dream) Where was F-zero?
Where was Retro, Next Level, Fatal Frame, Devil's Third, the Project games... This was an awful year for Nintendo, no one seems to be arguing that. They still have a great line up for the rest of this year, but what the hell?
Next Level Games is making Metroid Prime: Federation Force n.n That alone is beyond pathetic.
*prepares noose* Edit: Just found out Platinum is helping with Star Fox though. Chalk one up for my predictions, lolol...
Mario RPG crossover looks ok. Doesn't seem to have the charm of either M&L or Paper Mario rpgs though. I really like the amount of stuff in Super Mario Maker. That looks awesome! However.... Star Fox looks terrible. New Zelda looks like 10 steps back from Four Swords. And that Metroid???? Holy hell, just kill that abomination with fire please. This was a severe let down from Nintendo.
Told everyone that they are abandoning this console.
I wonder had they bowed out of E3 this year if that would have been less damaging to their reputation. I love Nintendo, but for their usual high standards, this was very concerning.
About the same as always to me.
That metroid game was such a huge middle finger to the fans, As well as that Animal crossing board game. They made that board game spinoff just to have a reason to put AC amiibos out fast.
Bunch of gimmick games . No real ones besides yoshi & Mario maker . Complete waste of my time . No animal crossing Wii u (don't call that lame game they announced animal crossing bc it's not) . Pretty annoyed I stayed home & canceled my dermatologist appointment for this
My thought is that they're holding off games for their new system. It's just a feeling I have.
Yep, every Nintendo fan told me "Nooo zelda wont be canceled for wii-u!" Yea where the hell is it then? Did they even show it? If it was coming out for wii-u, pretty sure they were going to show it.
I agree. They would show more and announce a date. They said they'll speak more about the new system in 2016.
They said a while ago they weren't ready to show it you dingus. It's releasing holiday 2016 you will see it next year or get a direct later this year. Where was God of War? They didn't show it, clearly canceled for PS5 by your logic.
Summons75 is so sensitive... ;)
They focused too much on Mario Maker and 3DS games. Animal crossing was not what I was expecting, Starfox looked very bad and Retro was a no show. ;) Is it just me or are these E3 Nintendo Directs getting worser each year?
Your enjoying every minute of this I'm sure.
They were actually on an upward trend up until now. 2012- pretty bad 2013- decent 2014- great 2015- AWFUL
2014 was not really great idk what are you smoking. 2010 and 2011 was their best. 2010: announcement 3ds 2011: announcement wii u 2014: another online broadcast and oh yea...amibo!
The word you were looking for was worse. ;)
I wouldn't say it was a failure but it was definitely disappointing. The new Star Fox game looked really good but that was pretty much the only major thing they showed. I wanted to see more of the Wii U Zelda and a new Metroid announcement (no, that Federation Trooper sh*t is NOT Metroid), but alas, they were a no-show. RIP Metroid
It's just incredibly sad. So much talent and such precious IP's. I really wish they would either get out of the console game entirely or at least rush a new >nextgen console out the door. I wonder how hard it would be, at this point, to build something more powerful than X1 or PS4 at the same price.
It's over for Nintendo I predict, there's no way back for them now. the wii ruined them
Weird because they have a pretty good holiday lineup for the Wii U. Just not really much for me. Guess they came out swinging last year and this year just didn't have it.
Their entire event felt more like a Super Mario Maker commercial than an actual conference or their usual events. Star fox looked cool, everything else was shit we knew about except for Animal Crossing mario party edition. They did have a decent showing of 3DS games but for the WiiU barely anything. Not to mention they kept on constantly cramming Amiibos down our throat throughout the whole thing. I thought DLC was bad but Amiibos take it to a whole new level.
Super Mario Maker will be amazing though :P Everything else underwhelmed, glad to have a date for Xenoblade although it's sooo far away, and Star Fox looks fun but nothing spectacular.
The only good thing was StarFox... The biggest slap in the face were the 2 new "Metroid Prime" games... I am so angry it's not even funny... I'd rather reply Other M forever than play those two games...
Nintendo really sucked this year. This is coming from someone who loves Nintendo.
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If they had not screwed up with Metroid, the disappointment wouldn't be nearly as heavy. Calling this a complete failure is taking it too far, but this really was one of their worst showings.
I love how a lot of us have been asking for Metroid for a long time after the failure that was other M and they give us this kiddy version instead. Like wtf Nintendo.
For me, very underwhelming to say the least. Hell no Devils 3d even. Pshh.....Rubbish Nintendo. X was the only good thing I saw, Starfox does not even look as good as I expected, of coarse still day one purchase. I just thought the graphics would be a little more dynamic looking.
They better overhaul starfox... why does even Mario kart look better?
Mario Kart does look better. I hope there is still a surprise or two coming still,but I don't think so. Wow I have been looking forward to this for months! Sigh......
Because the game world is being rendered twice in Starfox...
I'm confident that the "real" Metroid will release with their new system.
Even Star Fox was somewhat old-looking with the great empty sky and lands, and the cubic ships... DO A BARREL ROLL!! If at least they tried to add-on some hype arround splatoon or the smash bros ballot, it might have saved the show, but instead it was full of nothing :( Seems like you need a 3DS to get some love from Nintendo this year
Was really disappointing, it wasn't as bad as EA's but still. Just Xenoblade's date and Tennis and that's it?
The show was terrible. The last Direct was 100 times better than what they showed today. Looks like 2015 is a transition year for Nintendo. They didn't even announce any new Wii U games for 2016 so I say their big studios have already moved onto the NX.
Where the hell was Retro? God damn it, I bet their pushing their game to their next system.
I will check on Nintendo when they reveal their next console
Nintendo fail. And I got up at 2am in the morning to watch that drivel.
Very bad e3 for nintendo i dont get how hard it is If I dont listen to a customer than i will lose the customer wii u had nearly no new games If u compare to sony and ms i mean u gotta now it now If u sit at nintendo we need games than why dont u get metroid should have been done long time ago and fatal frame cant u see the japanese is failing you If u want thirdparty support than make people buy your consoles and miyamoto said something about taking risks well releasing a console that is slightly better than 360 ans ps3 thats so many years old thats a stupid risk and starfox looked like shit so sad dig your own grave
It was a joke , no multiplayer on starfox and a bunch of cop out 3ds stuff, no wander they sent the muppets they couldent show there faces it was that bad of a presentation what a fail. bring on the NX
RIP Nintendo. It was fun Nin.
It's not easy to top the Ff7 remake. It wasn't Nintendoom worthy but it is a slap in the face for the wii u and it's owners unfortunately.
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