Following an eventful 24 hours, Nintendo Feed's Managing Editor jumps to the defense of Nintendo and explains why Nintendo's E3 2015 offering wasn't the great disappointment fans are claiming it was.
I thought they did alright! Then again I love Metroid Prime.
I was a bit disappointed in Metroid Prime Federation Force, but Next Level Games is a pretty talented developer so maybe it'll be much better than it's initial reveal leads most of us to believe.
I love Metroid Prime so much too, but it really feels like they were just cashing in on the name and the hype it would bring to release a new "Metroid Prime"
* It wasn't bad, but YES it was disappointing. Nintendo is capable of greatness, they have THAT kind of talent. 10/10 type of talent. It's being wasted by poor, ignorant leadership who can't see the pot of gold sitting in front of them. * If they active dev's on the teams were the people in charge....We'd be getting a ton of different games. These dev's are having their abilities limited and are being told to do things in a certain way that just isn't working out. * No reason can't create it's own RPG series or two. One turn based, one action. NOT mario though....like brand new characters. * THAT should be a thing. Basically Dragon Quest, but with a new IP + throw in some Fantasy Life. * They need to use that beautiful engine they used for Super Mario 3D World, and make other games within it. * Where are all the action adventure games ? Like....this is the first time I'm actually kind of upset at Nintendo. I love Nintendo, so it's just even more frustrating watching them do this to themselves. Literally nobody else to blame except on poor leadership. * 99% of the people at Nintendo are NOT to blame. Only maybe 5-6 are. seriously. * I also understand that we will get more surprises in future Nintendo Directs, as they like to spread the info out. The thing was.....that E3 Direct, was only like the 7th best Direct ever. That won't cut it. The FE:if Direct from months ago got me more excited than this. * Thought about taking back Splatoon just out of spite...lol, but it's a lot of fun, so I might keep it. lol
Who is in charge of what game is made? Myiamoto is, he was almost the reason why splatoon was not made. They need to create a competitive director to him. He makes fun games but he isn't right for everything clearly. Iwatas seems to be actually trying to fill that gap himself. Yes he still works on games and was the main reason why nintendo started working with outsiders.
As long as you own a 3DS it was decent; for that other box they have not so much. Like Nintendo I've forgotten the name of it.
Exactly, as I Wii U owner I felt pretty letdown. Outside of what we absolutely knew was coming, some of which we've known about for years, all we get is a new Mario Tennis and the awkward child of Animal Crossing and Mario Party? We'd better hear about something new at the Treehouse stream today or during their roundtable, or I'm going to be one disappointed Wii U owner.
Eh... I think we all knew 2015 was gonna be a weak year for the WiiU. Unlike almost EVERYONE else at E3, Nintendo really only focused on games that were coming in the next 6-8 months. So, yeah, not a lot of WiiU stuff. I think it's safe to say that if Nintendo started emulating Square-Enix and started talking about games 5-10 years away from release, they'd be "winning" E3 every year.
I think the biggest reason why people feel disappointed was because we were expecting a big Wii U Metroid starring Samus, and instead got a 3DS knock-off that doesn't even concern her. Couple that with no coverage for Devil's Third and no details regarding new Bayonetta 2-scale collaborations, and it quickly turned into a big deal in a bad way. The conference was bad, and the negative criticism towards it is pretty well justified. (well, the even-headed criticism, anyways; those saying Wii U's dead cause of this don't have a balanced opinion in the first place, and likely hated the system since day 1 anyways) It doesn't change how great games like Super Mario Maker, Devil's Third, Star Fox, and others will be to play, though, and it doesn't mean the system is dead. It just means Nintendo made another PR mess that they should not have, and now have to spend time cleaning that up.
I liked the presentation with the puppets, it gave the conference a lighthearted, good humor. But I think that the conference was poorly planned and edited. Just by adding the game trailers that they simply released on their youtube channel just after the digital event was over would have generated, in my opinion, a different reaction from the public. Games that people were actually looking forward weren't even mentioned. Not talking about unexpected games or yet unrevealed games, I'm talking about those that Nintendo already revealed to be working on. They could have shown two minutes or three of Fatal Frame gameplay, talked a bit about the Xenoblade X multipliplayer, shown some gameplay of the Devil's Third multiplayer... This would have made people more excited with what is to come, and it would have probably also balanced the down sides of the conference that had the Wii U players very disappointed. Personally, the moment I saw Animal Crossing and the moment after it that I realized that it was some kind of Amiibo board game, that right there was awful.
I think Devil's Third, Fatal Frame, Fast Racing Neo, and some others might be planned for the treehouse stream today, which is for titles not shown in the digital event, I believe. Real shame they didn't include those in the direct. It would've of made it a million times better.
Agreed. They'd have done far better if they had included those in the Direct, and tossed Federation and the Animal Crossing stuff into a tiny press release instead.
Even the announcement of Earthbound beginnings would of been much better swapped with the sick and twisted Animal Crossing announcement.
They've messed it all up for 3rd party support, now they aren't even getting 1st party games right.
Xenoblade X says different, as does Splatoon and Mario Maker.
They already dropped the WiiU so if you don't own a 3DS this show was mightily disappointing.
We do have some clarifications on Star Fox. Platinum Games is helping with development! You can turn off the gyro, for people interested in that. And the graphics took a bit of a hit from focusing on 60FPS on both the TV AND the Gamepad. They said there's no multiplayer because they thought they've been focusing so much on it in recent installments that the single player took a hit. I'm a bit disappointed in that, but I totally agree with it. In the same vein as Star Fox 2 and Star Fox 64, which is what a lot of people have wanted. No branching paths like Star Fox 64 had, except for multiple paths within levels. However, each level does have different objectives that you can replay, and you can replay them with the different vehicles. All in all, not the best situation, but it certainly helps clear some things up a bit.
Compared to the bombs dropped by Microsoft, Sony, and Pc, Nintendo looked even more dated.
thats partly true.. but thing is Nintendo told before, that they will show content, which will be released this fiscal year.. Sony and Microsoft showed games which will be released even beyond that date.. so probably Nintendo will show stuff which will be released in next fiscal year on further Nintendo Directs
Thing about Nintendo Directs is, unless you are already a huge fan, you probably wont tune in. E3 brings massive exposure and is seen as the biggest gaming event of the year by most mainstream media. Nintendo cant keep staying the course. They need some new ideas to sell their system. 3DS games alone wont restore our faith in a Nintendo Console. Nintendo is digging a hole at the moment, and when they release their next console, they will already be dogged by their poor choices on the Wii U. E3 was the time to get gamers excited about Nintendo again, but it looks like a missed opportunity.
Um... yes, yes it was. O_o
The problem is they lost face in potential wii u owners. Who is going to buy a wii u this year with that thin of a line up. This line up solidifying wii u unavoidable abandonment. I will put 100bucks out and state that Zelda is going to be wii u/nx like twilight princess.
I love Super Mario Maker and Xenoblade even more now. All I wanted was a glimpse of what is coming next year. Even a simple official release date for Zelda would have been nice. Or at least the game's official name. No trailer needed, just a logo..lol. I expected Retro Studio's to make an announcement. And Nintendo, if you are reading this...make a Nintendo Direct for September (which makes sense as Super Mario Maker will be released) and fix this mess...lol. Show what Retro Studio's is doing. Show any HD remakes you guys are working on. Show off Fatal Frame and Devil's Third. And anything about Zelda. It will get more people excited to purchase Wii U this holiday. I like Chibi-Robo for 3DS as well. And I'm sure the new Zelda for 3DS will be quality....
It was abysmal. It showed clearly that Nintendo are simply interested in chasing dollar bills. They are throwing Amiibo at every single title now, and yet they cannot even make enough to satisfy those that want to purchase them. They STILL have not put together a single game that leverages the Amiibo in a meaningful way. Perhaps Skylanders (by a 3rd party) will show them how to do it. That said if that was their big 3rd party announcement we are all doomed. The Amiibo Animal Crossing for WiiU was a straight up slap to the face of WiiU and AC fans. They are going to create a title that REQUIRES the amiibo they cannot even keep in stock, and it is some mix of Mario Party and AC. Wow Nintendo, who thought that one up?? Star Fox looked great, and cannot wait to play it, but every single Wii U game (with the exception of the shitacular AC mario party game) was known and announced already. There is absolutely no excuse for not showing off Zelda for Wii U when it was slated to release this year. What is Retro working on? Please tell me it is not another Donkey Kong game...that is a waste of their talent. Also how about a little Mario love for his anniversary. Where is the Galaxy HD? Sunshine VC? OR hey how about another solid Mario 3d adventure title?? Nintendo have turned into a company I am starting to doubt with all of the DLC, Amiibo, etc they are going purely for cash grabs and have lost some of their magic.
I couldn't believe there was no Sunshine HD or VC....I hope they are going to surprise us before E3 is over...
It was a fine presentation
Nintendo continues to do nothing that interests me.
I think is obvious Nintendo gave up on the Wii U it took the console almost 3 years to move 10 million units, the only thing Nintendo could do as this point is give the Wii U a price cut
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