Nintendo Direct: E3 2019 |OT| Redacted by Request of Nintendo’s Legal Team

JackLinks

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The best things about this direct for me were

1. Nintendo announced nothing first party for 2020
2. Nintendo announced barely anything for q4 2019

I'm confident we're getting a shitload more stuff throughout the year and i couldnt be happier
 

srtrestre

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Oct 25, 2017
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The best things about this direct for me were

1. Nintendo announced nothing first party for 2020
2. Nintendo announced barely anything for q4 2019

I'm confident we're getting a shitload more stuff throughout the year and i couldnt be happier
Yup. More Directs are on the way with even more games guaranteed. General, indie, title-specific.
 

Champion

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- I sometimes don't really get how Nintendo chooses which third party games to highlight. Dark Crystal was okay but nothing special. Contra looked mega ass. However, them giving Resident Evil such a big segment for last-gen ports after what they pulled with REmake, RE0 and RE4 really stung. Combined with the FE stuff that came before, this was the one part in the Direct that dragged because they became indulgent.
I bet you have to pay a fee or have some type of deal with Nintendo to get your game shown during a Direct.

Also, I think DQ is more synonymous with NIntendo's brand than Banjo & Kazooie is, at least worldwide, the reveal was just bland for whatever reason.
 

zakatana

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That crapcom section was weird. They've been the most disappointing they could have been on switch, borderline disrespecting the machine and its owners, yet Nintendo gives them a significant presence in the direct with a cringing trailer for 2 average at best previous gen games which are probably going to be overpriced anyway. I really don't get it.
 

Technika

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Aug 23, 2018
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Popcorn thoughts:

Smash Character reveals were charming and pleasant, especially Banjo Kazooie
Luigis Mansion, nice but was never keen
Zelda Links Awakening, gorgeous and getting it!
Collection of Mana, nice and might pick this up
Trials of Mana, nice win for the Switch especially if exclusive
Witcher 3, cool nice work...
Fire Emblem, appreciate it but just not for me
RE ports, someone might like this?
No More heroes, happy for Suda 51 dude!
Contra, looks like someone regurgitated!
Daemon X, looks more polished and shows promise
Panzer Dragoon, wow i didnt expect this and it was one of my original "why isnt this on n64" wishes. Getting it!
Astral Chain, poor mans cyberpunk? nah thats too cruel but i do think its cool!
Marvel UA, kinda keen but not...
Animal Crossing, another charmer, but I just dont have time for such titles.
Zelda BotW Sequel, wow I wasnt expecting this but love the darker ominous turn that the game takes! MM next level.

Thanks for reading :)
 

hjort

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Nov 9, 2017
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Popcorn thoughts:

Smash Character reveals were charming and pleasant, especially Banjo Kazooie
Luigis Mansion, nice but was never keen
Zelda Links Awakening, gorgeous and getting it!
Collection of Mana, nice and might pick this up
Trials of Mana, nice win for the Switch especially if exclusive
Witcher 3, cool nice work...
Fire Emblem, appreciate it but just not for me
RE ports, someone might like this?
No More heroes, happy for Suda 51 dude!
Contra, looks like someone regurgitated!
Daemon X, looks more polished and shows promise
Panzer Dragoon, wow i didnt expect this and it was one of my original "why isnt this on n64" wishes. Getting it!
Astral Chain, poor mans cyberpunk? nah thats too cruel but i do think its cool!
Marvel UA, kinda keen but not...
Animal Crossing, another charmer, but I just dont have time for such titles.
Zelda BotW Sequel, wow I wasnt expecting this but love the darker ominous turn that the game takes! MM next level.

Thanks for reading :)
Trials of Mana isn't exclusive; it's hitting Steam and PS4 as well. Maybe Xbox One?
 

Protome

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Oct 27, 2017
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Well I got sour news for you - there's no way we're getting SNES or beyond included at the current price tier. I think $20/year will never give you more than NES.

I fully expect each retro console app to require additional subscription costs.
That’d be a bummer. Nintendo’s online doesn’t justify its price for me atm as is. No chance I’d pay more for such a shit service just because they add SNES games.
 

Zippo

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Dec 8, 2017
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I absolutely love how much push Square is putting behind the Switch. This is just like the SNES era.

They have dozens of titles in their lineup now.
 

CGiRanger

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The main things in the Direct that I suppose were "negatives" to me or that I just didn't quite get, were the weird Netflix Dark Crystal thing sandwiched between Luigi's Mansion 3 and Links Awakening (why give it such prominence?), and then that whole Resident Evil segment which just seemed so very much out of place compared to the rest of the content of the Direct (Capcom's dumb idea?)

Other than that it was pretty much nonstop stuff to reveal. Biggest wow for me was Trials of Mana, and then the BotW sequel since while I knew it was coming I didn't think they'd announce it so soon.
 

Pooroomoo

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Oct 28, 2017
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That crapcom section was weird. They've been the most disappointing they could have been on switch, borderline disrespecting the machine and its owners, yet Nintendo gives them a significant presence in the direct with a cringing trailer for 2 average at best previous gen games which are probably going to be overpriced anyway. I really don't get it.
The only way I can make sense of this is if Nintendo knows something we don't, as in something "worthy" eventually coming out later down the line from Capcom.

Then again it wouldn't be the first time Nintendo showcase a game from a company that doesn't give them the time of the day (EA cough cough), the difference being that this time with the success of the Switch (as opposed to the WiiU days for example) they shouldn't really have needed to. Maybe someone at Nintendo thinks that any presence of a company is better than no presence. Or maybe Capcom paid them screen time...
 

hjort

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The only way I can make sense of this is if Nintendo knows something we don't, as in something "worthy" eventually coming out later down the line from Capcom.
Then again it wouldn't be the first time Nintendo showcase a game from a company that doesn't give them the time of the day (EA cough cough), the difference being this time (as opposed to the WiiU days for example) they shouldn't really have needed to. Maybe someone at Nintendo thinks that any presence of a company is better than no presence. Or maybe Capcom paid them screen time...
I was also thinking that maybe Capcom is sitting on something else that gives them some leverage or whatever, but I feel that if that were the case they should only have given that hypothetical project the extra screen time, and not this portfest.

It's not that I mind ports, mind you. I love the fact that a lot of older games will be available in portable form, but Capcom's way of doing things is utter shit.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The main things in the Direct that I suppose were "negatives" to me or that I just didn't quite get, were the weird Netflix Dark Crystal thing sandwiched between Luigi's Mansion 3 and Links Awakening (why give it such prominence?), and then that whole Resident Evil segment which just seemed so very much out of place compared to the rest of the content of the Direct (Capcom's dumb idea?)

Other than that it was pretty much nonstop stuff to reveal. Biggest wow for me was Trials of Mana, and then the BotW sequel since while I knew it was coming I didn't think they'd announce it so soon.
What was that, anyway? I thought it was finally Netflix for Switch
 
Oct 26, 2017
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The only way I can make sense of this is if Nintendo knows something we don't, as in something "worthy" eventually coming out later down the line from Capcom.

Then again it wouldn't be the first time Nintendo showcase a game from a company that doesn't give them the time of the day (EA cough cough), the difference being that this time with the success of the Switch (as opposed to the WiiU days for example) they shouldn't really have needed to. Maybe someone at Nintendo thinks that any presence of a company is better than no presence. Or maybe Capcom paid them screen time...
The simplest explanation is that the Resident Evil ports are some of the few high profile M-rated games on the system and the Direct was meant to show that there's games "for every type of player". When it comes to Capcom, I wouldn't try to read too much into it lest you wanna be disappointed.
 

Pooroomoo

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Oct 28, 2017
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I was also thinking that maybe Capcom is sitting on something else that gives them some leverage or whatever, but I feel that if that were the case they should only have given that hypothetical project the extra screen time, and not this portfest.

It's not that I mind ports, mind you. I love the fact that a lot of older games will be available in portable form, but Capcom's way of doing things is utter shit.
Sure but let's say, for argument's sake, it is a new MH game (exclusive or not , doesn't matter). I am not at all convinced something like this is coming, but let's just use that here. So, Capcom absolutely would not want to announce it right now, but Nintendo knows about it, and Capcom come to them "hey buddies, while we're waiting for MH, can you please give these 2 RE games that were never on a Nintendo platform a small push?"

The simplest explanation is that the Resident Evil ports are some of the few high profile M-rated games on the system and the Direct was meant to show that there's games "for every type of player". When it comes to Capcom, I wouldn't try to read too much into it lest you wanna be disappointed.
Also true. Plus these two have never been on Nintendo platforms before, and they are actually the highest selling RE games according to Capcom's platinum sellers list.
 

Watershed

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Oct 26, 2017
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This Direct was better than I was expecting. Just game after game after game and some really awesome trailers for Smash, Smash, and Zelda! Really cool surprises and just tight presentation.
 

Zedark

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The simplest explanation is that the Resident Evil ports are some of the few high profile M-rated games on the system and the Direct was meant to show that there's games "for every type of player". When it comes to Capcom, I wouldn't try to read too much into it lest you wanna be disappointed.
Maybe, but even then, these ports are standard Capcom fare, and prior to this they seem to have stopped promoting all of Capcom's low-effort ports. What I find curious is that these ports got a live action trailer and all while The Witcher got 45 seconds of simple trailer. The latter game is a much bigger deal, being an actual current-gen game and a highly respected one, at that.
 

hjort

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Sure but let's say, for argument's sake, it is a new MH game (exclusive or not , doesn't matter). I am not at all convinced something like this is coming, but let's just use that here. So, Capcom absolutely would not want to announce it right now, but Nintendo knows about it, and Capco come to them "hey buddies, while we're waiting for MH, can you please give these 2 RE games that were never on a Nintendo platform a small push?"


Also true. Plus these two have never been on Nintendo platforms before, and they are actually the highest selling RE games according to Cacom's platinum sellers list.
It's possible. Still feels disproportionate with the whole live action bit and the amount of time they gave a game that's already out.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Maybe, but even then, these ports are standard Capcom fare, and prior to this they seem to have stopped promoting all of Capcom's low-effort ports. What I find curious is that these ports got a live action trailer and all while The Witcher got 45 seconds of simple trailer. The latter game is a much bigger deal, being an actual current-gen game and a highly respected one, at that.
Yeah, that was weird. I mean, who knows, maybe the companies are trying to approach each other again. I would welcome it, Capcom makes some of my favourite games but their Switch support has been questionable.
 

KayMote

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Nov 5, 2017
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BTW has any of you seen the Nintendo World Championship? It totally blew over me and now I'm detecting the 7 hour long video on youtube. Is it worth it?
 

hjort

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Right - until they showed ReMake gameplay, I thought this was for a RE7 port or a new Revelations.
Yeah, I thought they were finally bringing bringing RE7. But then I remembered who we're dealing with here, and then I saw REmake.
MH is currently Capcom's best-selling franchise, so I don't think this would be disproportionate if Capcom promised them a Monster Hunter game. It's the biggest thing Capcom could do for the system.
Still feels weird. The implication is that Capcom said "give us this many minutes for our old wank during the direct or we won't bother with Monster Hunter". Doesn't feel like something Nintendo would agree to, nor something that would be the most beneficial to Capcom. I think it would make more sense for them to have Nintendo co-fund the project or the advertising for MH.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'm still astounded at Nintendo's transformation. They went from a completely tone deaf company in the WiiU era to one that really listens to the fans and give them what they want .
 

Zedark

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Yeah, I thought they were finally bringing bringing RE7. But then I remembered who we're dealing with here, and then I saw REmake.

Still feels weird. The implication is that Capcom said "give us this many minutes for our old wank during the direct or we won't bother with Monster Hunter". Doesn't feel like something Nintendo would agree to, nor something that would be the most beneficial to Capcom. I think it would make more sense for them to have Nintendo co-fund the project or the advertising for MH.
I think that's reading things the wrong way around. Something like "Oh, you're going to give us a huge game like Monster Hunter, Capcom? That's awesome! Are you bringing anything else in the meantime? RE 5+6? We can give you a good trailer for that in our E3 Direct, it's on us!"

Maybe a bit cringy way to put it on my part, but it's quite unlikely that the promotion for RE 5+6 was a conditio sine qua non for the big game(s) coming to Switch.
 

hjort

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I think that's reading things the wrong way around. Something like "Oh, you're going to give us a huge game like Monster Hunter, Capcom? That's awesome! Are you bringing anything else in the meantime? RE 5+6? We can give you a good trailer for that in our E3 Direct, it's on us!"

Maybe a bit cringy way to put it on my part, but it's quite unlikely that the promotion for RE 5+6 was a conditio sine qua non for the big game(s) coming to Switch.
Yeah, I agree, which is why I think it's disproportionate for Nintendo to give them the time they did. Prominent spots in a sizzle reel, sure. A live action segment that goes on for minutes, hell no.
 

zakatana

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The demo of daemon x machina sucked ass, but the treehouse segment somehow gave me hope that it could be a solid 6 or 7.
 

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I’m honestly absolutely baffled, Pokemon sword and shield looks legit bad, uninspired and too similiar. Yet I feel these games don’t get the scrutiny every other game gets, we have threads breaking down how a game is garbage because the main characters hair is too dithered, yet there is nothing they are doing in this that seems at all redeemable and yet people are hyped.

I’d be fine if it was not the highest grossing franchise of all time, but its inexcusable at this point. I love love Pokemon, it just bums me out that we are still stuck in the same formula.

Same sounds, same transitions and cameras, same type of formula, graphically/artistically very uninspired, animation very unappealing. I was just hoping for the Breath of the Wild pokemon moment...

I feel like I’m crazy for not being happy with it.
 

Zedark

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Yeah, I agree, which is why I think it's disproportionate for Nintendo to give them the time they did. Prominent spots in a sizzle reel, sure. A live action segment that goes on for minutes, hell no.
It's a matter of personal opinion, I think. A 2.5 minute trailer for those games on its own is wildly disproportionate, but if it was made as a "thank you" announcement for Capcom bringing an exclusive Monster Hunter or whatnot to Switch, then I consider it proportionate. Doesn't really matter until we know if anything comes from it, since it's all speculation at this point.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I’m honestly absolutely baffled, Pokemon sword and shield looks legit bad, uninspired and too similiar. Yet I feel these games don’t get the scrutiny every other game gets, we have threads breaking down how a game is garbage because the main characters hair is too dithered, yet there is nothing they are doing in this that seems at all redeemable and yet people are hyped.

I’d be fine if it was not the highest grossing franchise of all time, but its inexcusable at this point. I love love Pokemon, it just bums me out that we are still stuck in the same formula.

Same sounds, same transitions and cameras, same type of formula, graphically/artistically very uninspired, animation very unappealing. I was just hoping for the Breath of the Wild pokemon moment...

I feel like I’m crazy for not being happy with it.
The fact that the biggest controversy surrounding SwSh is because of the national dex should maybe give you an indication that the most vocal parts of this fanbase care about vastly different things than this.
 

Rand a. Thor

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The best things about this direct for me were

1. Nintendo announced nothing first party for 2020
2. Nintendo announced barely anything for q4 2019

I'm confident we're getting a shitload more stuff throughout the year and i couldnt be happier
People thought the February Direct was gold, but hoo boy do I feel that the September Direct is gonna be one for the ages. That's gonna be nothing but 1st party 2020 and Animal Crossing, maybe Link's Awakening.
 
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It's been a long time since a Direct got me this hyped. Weird Capcom moment and Animal Crossing delay aside, it was a non-stop barrage of games, full of surprises, crow servings and the two last MEGATONS closing the event. And the Treehouse streaming was delightful.

Nintendo is killing it this year.
 

Champion

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I’m honestly absolutely baffled, Pokemon sword and shield looks legit bad, uninspired and too similiar. Yet I feel these games don’t get the scrutiny every other game gets, we have threads breaking down how a game is garbage because the main characters hair is too dithered, yet there is nothing they are doing in this that seems at all redeemable and yet people are hyped.

I’d be fine if it was not the highest grossing franchise of all time, but its inexcusable at this point. I love love Pokemon, it just bums me out that we are still stuck in the same formula.

Same sounds, same transitions and cameras, same type of formula, graphically/artistically very uninspired, animation very unappealing. I was just hoping for the Breath of the Wild pokemon moment...

I feel like I’m crazy for not being happy with it.
A lot of the highest grossing IP these days aren't AAA, thrive off simplicity, and clearly communicate what they are. Pokemon is one of those IP's so if you're looking for some drastic changes then you're chasing a high that you will never catch.
 

Glio

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I’m honestly absolutely baffled, Pokemon sword and shield looks legit bad, uninspired and too similiar. Yet I feel these games don’t get the scrutiny every other game gets, we have threads breaking down how a game is garbage because the main characters hair is too dithered, yet there is nothing they are doing in this that seems at all redeemable and yet people are hyped.

I’d be fine if it was not the highest grossing franchise of all time, but its inexcusable at this point. I love love Pokemon, it just bums me out that we are still stuck in the same formula.

Same sounds, same transitions and cameras, same type of formula, graphically/artistically very uninspired, animation very unappealing. I was just hoping for the Breath of the Wild pokemon moment...

I feel like I’m crazy for not being happy with it.
You should not worry about other people being happy
 

Mbolibombo

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Oct 29, 2017
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The best things about this direct for me were

1. Nintendo announced nothing first party for 2020
2. Nintendo announced barely anything for q4 2019

I'm confident we're getting a shitload more stuff throughout the year and i couldnt be happier
It's not the best thing for me, but I do agree with this, was a great direct. September direct (or when ever) is going to be great, hopefully presenting a bigger release for Q1 2020 so we dont get Animal Crossing alone. However I do think BotW 2 is the big holiday title for 2020 even if not confirmed. I believe Zell said 3D Zelda for 2020 was a thing. And I trust him on that.
 

Sparks

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A lot of the highest grossing IP these days aren't AAA, thrive off simplicity, and clearly communicate what they are. Pokemon is one of those IP's so if you're looking for some drastic changes then you're chasing a high that you will never catch.
So at the very least though, would good visuals, sound and animation ruin that in anyway? Even at the most basic of levels?

Just cannot understand how they seemingly get a free pass, where if it was any other title there would be a petition by now for them to fix it.

And my apologies if I sound like I’m descrediting peoples happiness, I guess I’m legitimately etly trying to understand.
 

skysthelimit

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I'm gonna bet that it's gonna show up in the September direct, when people need to renew their subscription.. It makes too much sense :P
For some reason I hadn't considered that but I reckon you're spot on.

Eurgh the lack of virtual console didn't used to bother me personally; there's already too many current games than I've got time for. But this drip feed of NES games I never play is becoming frustrating when they have such an unbelievable library.
 
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The main things in the Direct that I suppose were "negatives" to me or that I just didn't quite get, were the weird Netflix Dark Crystal thing sandwiched between Luigi's Mansion 3 and Links Awakening (why give it such prominence?), and then that whole Resident Evil segment which just seemed so very much out of place compared to the rest of the content of the Direct (Capcom's dumb idea?)

Other than that it was pretty much nonstop stuff to reveal. Biggest wow for me was Trials of Mana, and then the BotW sequel since while I knew it was coming I didn't think they'd announce it so soon.
I just hope this means Netflix is coming to the system.
 

nocdaes

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Popcorn thoughts:

Smash Character reveals were charming and pleasant, especially Banjo Kazooie
Luigis Mansion, nice but was never keen
Zelda Links Awakening, gorgeous and getting it!
Collection of Mana, nice and might pick this up
Trials of Mana, nice win for the Switch especially if exclusive
Witcher 3, cool nice work...
Fire Emblem, appreciate it but just not for me
RE ports, someone might like this?
No More heroes, happy for Suda 51 dude!
Contra, looks like someone regurgitated!
Daemon X, looks more polished and shows promise
Panzer Dragoon, wow i didnt expect this and it was one of my original "why isnt this on n64" wishes. Getting it!
Astral Chain, poor mans cyberpunk? nah thats too cruel but i do think its cool!
Marvel UA, kinda keen but not...
Animal Crossing, another charmer, but I just dont have time for such titles.
Zelda BotW Sequel, wow I wasnt expecting this but love the darker ominous turn that the game takes! MM next level.

Thanks for reading :)
Yep, this sums up my thoughts exactly! Good job.

2019 certainly delivers "something for everyone" and that's a great thing, but I can't help feeling Nintendo have dropped the ball. It seems they dropped the ball largely from delays and cancellations, which isn't entirely their fault (if at all), but yea... 2019 is 2018 all over again - not for everyone, I concede there are plenty of games, but certainly for me there's a lot here I really don't think I'll buy. Maybe that's just my problem!

Retro have let the side down massively though. If we had a Star Fox, a Donkey Kong or a Metroid title lined up in 2019 then the outlook would have been dramatically more positive, for me at least.
 

Qikz

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Oct 25, 2017
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I’m honestly absolutely baffled, Pokemon sword and shield looks legit bad, uninspired and too similiar. Yet I feel these games don’t get the scrutiny every other game gets, we have threads breaking down how a game is garbage because the main characters hair is too dithered, yet there is nothing they are doing in this that seems at all redeemable and yet people are hyped.

I’d be fine if it was not the highest grossing franchise of all time, but its inexcusable at this point. I love love Pokemon, it just bums me out that we are still stuck in the same formula.

Same sounds, same transitions and cameras, same type of formula, graphically/artistically very uninspired, animation very unappealing. I was just hoping for the Breath of the Wild pokemon moment...

I feel like I’m crazy for not being happy with it.
I think you are crazy for not being happy - I can see why you're not though. When they announced they were working on something other than Let's Go they specifically said it would be a more back to roots pokemon adventure. I don't understand why so many people expected a BOTW moment, it was never meant to be coming.
 
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