Nintendo just delivered a megaton punch in the form of the March 2018 Nintendo Direct. There’s lots to talk about, so rather than over-explain it, we’ll get straight to the punch and check out why this Direct was a true Megaton.
A bunch of ports that I already own.
I have Crash and Okami on PS4. The only game on this list I truly want to play is Octopath Traveler. The rest I don't care about.
Octopath Traveler is a must buy for me. I’m also interested in the new Kirby switch game.
That's very funny, okay so I'm glad I'm not the only one that felt the same way that's probably the only game that I'm going to buy that I saw
I have never been able to play games in the genre of Octopath in the past but with that sweet art style I really want to try it!
Sorry, it was very underwhelming for me.
Man have you tried the demo? The game is amazing...Cannot wait for July to come.
Nothing for me other than Captain Toad and Octopath Traveler, weakest "megaton" ever.(i dont own a Switch to play inferior ports) (Kirby demo made me decide to skip it, the fact that its 30fps when it obviously shouldnt is just a big turn off for me.)
*Full priced ports. I love Nintendo, but it is amazing how journalists give antics like these a free pass.
@___ Pokemon is 2018 or later. Nintendo has it in their press release schedule. It's not TBA 2019.
OCTOPATH TRAVELER YES FIREEMBLEM? YES! METROID PRIME 4 YES! BAYONETTA 3 YES! POKEMON SWITCH YES!
you own the new Smash game? You know it was confirmed already that it isn't a port right?
It looks like a port to me, watch it be the Wii U game with all the dlc and maybe some new characters. Nintendo will probably call it “Super Smash Brothers Deluxe”, just like they did with Mario Kart.
how does it look like a port in any way. all we got was a CGI trailer. The entire roster looks completely different.
@Neonridr While we cant say it looks like a port. But saying the entire roster looks different is crazy. Its all the exact same characters that was in the WiiU version. http://bgr.com/2018/03/09/f... Obviously you never played a previous version of smash bro's. So i will let you do what you do best and just keep defending anything Nintendo.
@Gaming_1st - BOTW link? An Arms character? Splatoon Inklings? I should ask if you even played the Wii U version.
Love the Switch but besides Smash Brothers there's pretty much nothing else on the horizon to get me excited. Looking forward to Dark Souls but this will be my second time buying it. So far we only have solid release dates up to the 13th of July (according to the Coming Soon section on the E-Shop) so I'm hoping some seriously big guns are rolled out at E3.
So let me get this straight, you are paying 300 dlls for that thing called Switch and in top of it some of those games will be priced at 60 dlls with games of such questionable quality?, I...I...have no words really , is just so sad that people justifies that thing , sorry but imo is beyond reasoning , seriously mini games ?, Splatton ?, Kirby ?, Mario Tennis ?, and yet called this a Megaton ?, I really don't know how people can come and say with a straight face that this is the best thing evar?, just wow, and people yet people say I'm the fanboy?, LOL XD. Nintendo mediocrity hasn't been removed one bit, all those games shown it looks games from the PS3 and 360 era, just look at them!. Thank god Playstation team up with Nintendo never happened back in the 90's , we could end up only with all those inferior sad old games from Nintendo in this year and era, or even worst!, the Gaming industry wouldn't even exist by now!, and sorry I'm really not exaggerating here, a little bit of common sense will let you know what I mean.
Smash.. will destroy anything Sony or MS bring out this holiday. Mark my words.
Smash Brothers over God of War hmmm, yeeaaahhh sure whatever you say man XD Oh almost forgot GoW will be available next month ;) , and for you I'm pretty sure will playing your Wii U...I mean the new Switch Smash brother game in the next couple months, I mean holiday sorry. Have fun.
@masterfox - wanna wager which one will sell more copies? I will give you a hint.. it won't be God of War
oh and master, I have the collector's edition of god of war ordered.. so I guess I will be enjoying both games, while you only get to enjoy 1.
Smash bros will not destroy anything Sony or MS will bring out this year lol. It may sell more but when does sells of a game mean it is the better game. I don't agree with everything the original poster said but he is correct that in no way was this megaton as the article states.
Red Dead 2 is out this year, we all know that game will pretty much smash everything thats released.
@Neonridr Kid, and i'm being generous with that term. Just give it a rest already my lord. You act like a kid being picked last for kickball. Just take your ball and go home.
Which number Smash is this...must be boring not getting new IPs
@Gaming_1st - right.. lol are you serious? With the things people say on here? I am at least being level headed with my statement. Disagree with it all you want, but Smash will clearly sell more copies than God of War.
@masterfox Come on buddy we all know Smash is a larger game series than GoW. The Wii U version of Smash sold nearly 6 mil and that's enough to show that it's a force to be reckoned with.
For me Smash is just a fighting game and that's it nothing to brag about imo, and is ridiculous how crazy people gets with such little, I mean the premise of Smash is just be victorious in a match of a combination of 4 players or less, and that's it , and you will do that over and over again, using most of them kiddie oriented characters, as you can see is not the big deal a really very forgettable experience, but for God of War ? Oh man, we are talking about a triple AAA game here, is the experience controlling Kratos, is the experience going out for an adventure, is the experience going against freaking gods but this time with a different mythology, all that with stunning next gen visuals, comparing God of War with Smash is like an saying a Lion against a deer(Smash XD), in the end Smash is just a genre a fighting game genre and that's it, God of War is a combination of several genres making for it a complete package, not to mention God of War has influenced alot of other games over since its release, and Smash how strong has been its influenced since its released besides crazy rabid fans defending like if there was no tomorrow?, hahhaha hilarious indeed XD.
@masterfox You've grossly oversimplified Smash and then basically over glorified the content of a God of War game. If the premise of Smash is to "just be victorious in a match of a combination of 4 players or less, and that's it , and you will do that over and over again" then how is God of War not just a button mashing linear corridor game? Neither are "just" that and you're being a bit too blatant in your fanboyism to just try and make it look like the difference between these two very different games is that straightforward. I will give you credit though because your description of GoW makes me genuinely belive you own Sony shares. "not to mention God of War has influenced alot of other games over since its release, and Smash how strong has been its influenced since its released besides crazy rabid fans defending like if there was no tomorrow?, hahhaha hilarious indeed XD." Oh dear masterfox. Its okay to have a preference for Sony but dont be so blatantly ignorant of just how many Smash Bros inspired games there are like Brawlhalla, Melee masters, Rivals of the Aether and of course Playstation All-Stars. Both are great game series, but dont act like one of them has had no impact on gaming while the other is basically the mother of all games.
masterfox probably though Playstation All Stars was an awesome game on the flip side.. :P
Well this is one of those things where it's to each his own I would argue to somebody who likes Nintendo properties seeing these properties return is Megaton to them just as much as somebody who might like Sony games hearing a bunch of new intellectual properties. I only like one game that's been announced but then again I don't really like as much Nintendo properties as I did maybe 15 to 20 years ago. This is Megaton to those who like Nintendo no different than if Electronic Arts had some convention where they announced the next Mass Effect Battlefield Dragon Age Mirror's Edge what have you. So if you like that publisher of course you're going to see things differently. So I agree with you that it's not really Megaton but then again my opinion is also based on subjectivity.
"with games of questionable quality" All credibilty lost RIGHT THERE. *Nigerian voice* Get outta here man sh## you know what I'm saying!!
Well for someone who doesn’t think they sound like a fanboy you sure sound like a giant one. How are these any less megatons then Sony games?
Looks like a lot of downplay to me. Maybe they're holding out hope to win e3 and some self-validation.
Sony will never have a bigger IP than Mario, Zelda, Smash or Pokemon. Sorry to break it to you kid Lol!
Yeah bigger IPs, just imagine if Nintendo the team up with Sony, we would end up the Playstation probably never created and this gaming industry would be a fraction of what it is now, yeah Sooooo so much for your bigger beloved IPs of Nintendo, lol, just imagine only Zelda, smash or pokemons ?, uggh disgusting imo. Another , Sony has indeed its own multimillion dollar franchises probably not as big as Mario or Zelda cause you know, damn games didn't existed in the 80's!! damn seriously dude knowledge knowledge!, also Playstation is an IP creator like no one else, not to mention it gives the opportunity to developers to retain their games, just remember the Playstation what it did, opened the games to be multimillion dollar franchises for example, RE series, Devil May Cry series, Resident Evil series , Final Fantasy VII it all begun here ;), Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted games, Silent Hill series, God of War, the list goes on and on, and now, what Nintendo did to make developers successful since ever ?, short answer nothing!, Nintendo like to put constraints on developers and this is well proven, please tell me a franchise or developer that Nintendo help to make successful over the years besides its exclusives like your beloved Pokemons or plumber bearded man?, lol good luck. So sorry dude but in the end this the reality and lots of Nintendo fans just like to be in denial most of the time, you can say whatever you want of those Mario IPs, but you know Nintendo is very closed minded and likes to create games for certain demographic while Sony creates games for World and that's why is number 1!, Peace! ;)
Mario poked the wrong bhole this time. As much as I'd love to tear your garbage post apart I'm at work so I'll have to get it later.
Yes, bigger IPs. It's refreshing how butthurt you sound to admit it. You also sound like you have some deeply personal sh*t to sort out with nintendo for you to think they're disgusting, haha. Show us where they touched you. Sony has IPs that do well too. I'm a fan of ps1 and ps2 so I know there are good games on sony platforms. That said, nothing on ps4 will sell as much, review as well or be a more important release than smash 5. You probably know this and it's what's got you all bothered. Chances are it'll be at evo long after you've moved on to ps5 and GoW never made it to 10 million units. Even as a fan I'm trying to remember what the playstation 1 did to help out other than making a competing console and having developers make games for it. Several games you list that sony helped off the ground are first party, so I would hope so lol. I doubt sony helped the third party as much besides offering a newer platform. By the way you listed resident evil twice and final fantasy didn't start with vii. As for an example of nintendo helping out I remember them footing the bill for bayonetta 2. Wasn't there just recently some saltiness about that? I like how you list first party and tell TallonIV not to, amateur. You realize they could just post a bunch of nes third party and wreck that whole idea right? The end there, I guess you're implying nintendo games don't have worldwide appeal which would make you look like a clown because currently the only game on ps4 selling like a nintendo game is monster hunter world. That's what your whole post was about, you're mad and disgusted at that appeal. Say "nintendo is for babies and I'm number one" and run along.
Some people prefer fun and gameplay. Others prefer watching movies play themselfs
This guy! lol The reason people still believe in Nintendo is because they make quality games. I would rather own a Nintendo Switch than an Xbox One. Please tell me that you are not one of those people that is obsessed with graphics? Nintendo games still have nice graphics. Gameplay and Story can be more important than graphics. If you are that obsessed with graphics, then I would own a PC. lol
Smash was the only game I saw I'm 100% buying
They announced games and that was fantastic. Certain other hardware makers should take a hint on what the gaming industry is all about.
Thank you, agreed! :)
I totally agree, like making 70 dollar cardboard to sell to people. Look, you people can make the dumb assumptions all you want. Facts are facts and nothing can change that. It was a very underwhelming ND, plain and simple. Doesn't hold a candle to the so called "Other hardware" makers.
As many of you on here know I'm ultra Ninty fan, I do like the others lots too.... But the direct was bumeyes wasn't it???... Too many ports and rehashes for me, would be so bad if they were around £20 on release but nah... Only two things worth caring about for me... splatoon 2 octo expansion and of course SMA5H!
Yep a Megaton. In what world though? Kirby, Octopath, Smash, Mario Tennis and ports. Octopath and maybe Smash are the only two for me. I'll probably play Kirby and if Mario Tennis ever gets a price drop I might pick it up. But all these ports I either own or have no interest in. Except for Dark Souls remastered and I'll likely pick that up PS4 to play on Pro. I guess if you live under a rock or can only afford one console and it's a Switch then this is good news. SO in that world I guess this is a Megaton. To most though, including myself, this is kind of underwhelming and not close to a Megaton. Though I really didn't expect nintendo to have a great year like they did last considering it nearly impossible to top Zelda, Mario, Mario+Rabbids and Xenoblade 2.
I think most people would buy dark souls on the switch for portability then care about higher res and frames. I know I will.
I'd be hard pressed to think most people care about portability. Maybe most people on gaming forums but aside from having analytical data, if Nintendo keeps it, we really don't know. Even so not everyone necessarily cares about portability. Yes it's a great selling point for those considering which version to get & a great additional feature for those looking at a Switch who might be interested in or have the desire for portable play. For me and many others it's a secondary feature that's nice to have if ever needed but something I will rarely, if ever use. Personally i have no use for it. The point remains the same. Though DS is more than simply another port the game is a port. Myself, along with many others bought a Switch for what Nintendo offers. Again, I will always say it's nice for those who may only own one console but in todays world that's likely to be a very small minority who own only a Switch. To each their own and yes, many will go with the Switch version but having no use for portability I will not. Unless there comes a time I do. In which case I'll just buy another copy of the game and get it on Switch.
The Switch wouldn't be nearly as exciting for me if it wasn't portable. I'd just keep buying and not finishing games on my PS4. The Switch's portable nature makes it easy for me to carve out some time to play which means that's more time playing the games I enjoy. The last long (40+ hour) game that I finished was on the Vita. Now, maybe I'll finally finish Dark souls when I get it on the Switch.
Megaton of PORTS!!!
Portable ports. The best kind of ports.
The new term "Portable Ports"....you down with PP....ya you know me
I've tried all the smash games they were ok but I'll never understand how they are so popular
You played it as a casual gamer, when you play it as a pro you realize how deep the game gets and how competitive it is, Same with arms, new casual players think all people do is grab, but there are so many ways to fight in arms, new styles that the game get deeper, i even join a pro team for a short time i lost maybe 60 times learning different styles until i started winning and playing as good as them The game opens up once you really get the hang of it
I don't even like smash but I am good at it because I play alot of fighters but to say the game the game is super deep is not true. It's competitive yes but so is every fighter but it is a casual fighting game.
Some good stuff there but not many megatons. Many ports but if all you have is a switch then good for you, just not for me. Hopefully smash isn't a port, not getting another copy of that, just like zelda on the wiiu u.
not the best imo
I have pro, switch and a gaming pc. This was a horrible direct for anyone who wasn't a Nintendo fanboy and actually owned a 8th Gen console that wasn't Wii u. Crash, I have, dark souls I'm not interested in, the other ports I'm literally not getting or Ialready have on either pc or ps4. Only new announcement was smash and we all knew smash would come, just when is the question and they showed just a trailer. I'm not getting overpriced Kirby, octopath I'll get as long as it's not full price, and that's about it. Even worse alot are late ports too. Like port games for the actual release date and stop loving in the past. Let me hear things like Battlefield getting a switch version. Or even anything that's not released. I don't care about getting south park on switch, the game already released, got both games together for $30 brand new lol. Next, I'm not seeing switch game prices dropping. It's a year and no game price dropped in no stores around me. That's part of the problem because they drop fast on ps4 and Xbox.
stop the hyperbole
Smash is the big one for me. People don't realize we are getting a lot of reveals at E3. For 2018 and for what to expect for 2019 as well. There is no way Smash is the only big main game coming to Switch in 2018. We are getting a Pokemon game & a Fire Emblem game. Those are both huge releases. A new Kirby game is always a welcome addition and they are always at least somewhat fun to play and sometimes a lot of fun.
Megaton of information about Mario tennis and every button u can press in Mario tennis ... why did they think detailing mechanics of a Mario tennis game for 15 minutes is interesting for anyone .....
Let's not kid ourselves, it has many ports, but still it has many games worth cheking out. It really has something for everyone minus sport games. you want hack n slash - No more heroes you want puzzels - Captain toad treasure hunter you want RPG - Octopath traveller & South Park the Fracture but whole you want Shooter - Splatoon 2 & Wolfenstein you want 2D platformen - Kirby Star allies & Castle of Heart you want adventure - Okami HD you want fighting games - Street Fighter 30th anniversary & Smash Bros & SNK Heroines: tag team So in short there are games for pretty much anyone that enjoys games in general.
I would complain about many ports, but I am not really entertained with Nintendo's main IP's anymore. So I am excited to get the feature but whole and octopath traveler so soon.
That was just one Nintendo direct, people on here act like it was E3
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