A new month started up a few days ago. Now that we’re in July, we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you been trying out some of the recent releases on Switch? There’s plenty to play with heavy hitters such as Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Portal Companion Collection, and Sonic Origins. No matter the case, let us know in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase June 2022 reactions
A lot of games I want to play. Not enough free time.
Pac-Man World and Harvestella were the best new announcements for me.
I want to be excited for the Bomberman game, but I have no one to play with, so I can’t get excited for it.
The Portal games and NieR have been praised way too much whenever they are mentioned, so I will probably play them too.
The Persona games are… persona 5 fans have been utterly annoying, so I have no interest in the franchise at the moment. I’ll probably play 3 and 4 before I get anywhere near 5.
I found the start was a little frustrating, even though I was looking forward to those games, the fact that nearly 10 minutes of a 25 minute direct, dedicated to dlc that already had a showcase presentation not that long ago (MHR: Sunbreak) and the other game going over gameplay mechanics, only for it to finish on a showcase announcement for the very next day to go over more gameplay mechanics! (Mario+Rabbids). It was a bit ridiculous honestly.
That said, for a short video-dropped direct it had some decent reveals. Nier and Harvestella were the standouts to me. The Persona announcement was nice, but felt more like an eyeroll, ike “it’s about time,” I mean that should of happened closer to when Joker was announced for Smash, or at the very least when P5 Strikers was announced. And then still not even when the XBox X/S and PS5 versions were announced. Relieving, but still a little annoying after all that.
I hope there’s another direct soon to talk about Nintendo’s first party games.
It was quite the direct, I’ll admit. Super Bomberman R 2 is the whopper of the bunch for me, but I’m also glad to see the Persona games, NieR: Automata (my 2017 GOTY), and Dragon Quest Treasures coming to Switch, alongside reveals like Little Noah, Pac-Man World Re-Pac, and Harvestella. Oh, and LIVE A LIVE demo? That too 😀
This mini Direct Partner Showcase was really good. I really enjoyed it especially since I had kept my expectations low until the event. A lot of great 3rd party games shown here. NieR Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is going to be awesome. Never played it (I don’t own the other consoles and don’t plan to) but have always heard great things about it, and since it was developed by Platinum Games and they and developer Virtuos (Developers of Final Fantasy X-X2 HD Remaster on Switch) are the ones working on the Nintendo Switch version I know that it is going to be high quality. Maybe 2B now has a chance in the next Smash Bros game. Pac Man World Re-Pac looks cool. I never played any of these games but I remember that the 2nd game was on Gamecube so maybe I will look into it if the review scores are good. Hopefully Bandai Namco will also remake the other two Pac-Man World games and also Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness. It’s great to see that Konami is developing a Bomberman R sequel. The Persona games, finally great to see come to the Switch. More JRPGs, the better!
Overall, this Mini Direct was great. All these people complaining and being stupid about how it was not a traditional Nintendo Direct with a focus on 1st party content and not being “what they wanted” are just straight up childish. DreamcastGuy (YouTuber) made a good point and explained some things really well that many Nintendo fans are just stuck in a bubble and all they want to see is Zelda BOTW2 or Metroid Prime 4 when many of their big games are still in development and are not ready for a big reveal. Nintendo could still have a big 30min September Nintendo Direct. For me as a hardcore Nintendo fan, there is way more to Nintendo than just Super Mario and Zelda, and Smash, etc and many of my Switch games are not just Mario and Zelda. But there’s many great games (1st party and 3rd party) that many of us would want to see come to the Switch. It’s sad to see a lot of these fools complaining over nothing and them getting overhyped just because they did not get what they want which was something that was never announced/confirmed by Nintendo.
If you’re a real Nintendo fan, you play a wide variety of games. Some people are missing out on some great Switch games because they are only glued to Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, etc