Nintendo Direct Continues to Reveal New Titles
Nintendo Direct is continuing to provide interested individuals with the latest information about new titles coming out for the Nintendo Switch and other Nintendo platforms. However, different people have different preferences, meaning that while there are some titles that I wood play, there are also some titles that I woodn’t play.
What Are 4 Games that I Wood Play From Nintendo Direct?
Here are 4 games that I wood play from Nintendo Direct:
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be the first time that the Fire Emblem franchise has been on a non-handheld console since the 2000s. As a result, it is a big moment for the franchise, particularly since so much momentum has been built up by Fire Emblem Heroes and other Fire Emblem titles.
On the whole, it will be interesting to see what Fire Emblem: Three Houses has learned from the successes and failures of both Fire Emblem: Fates and Fire Emblem: Awakening. So far, we know that the avatar is making a return, though it seems that the new player-character will be more similar to Fire Emblem: Awakening‘s Robin than Fire Emblem: Fates‘s Corrin. However, there are a lot of people who are expecting a fateful choice between the titular factions in a similar way to how players were forced to choose between Nohr, Hoshido, and becoming independent in Fire Emblem: Fates.
As such, there are a lot of Fire Emblem fans who are hoping that Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be a blend of the best elements of both titles and more besides rather than a clumsy aping of what preceded it. Certainly, Fire Emblem: Three Houses promises to break new ground for the Fire Emblem franchise because of its school setting, though time and time alone will tell whether that is a good thing or not.
Rune Factory 5
Rune Factory is a Harvest Moon spinoff. To be exact, Rune Factory is a Harvest Moon spinoff situated in a fantasy setting, which is why the series offers dungeon exploration in addition to a farming simulation. With that said, while the series managed to build up a respectable fandom, the last installment came out in 2012 to 2014.
As a result, there has been something of a lull in the Rune Factory fandom, though it seems that will now be corrected by the making of Rune Factory 5. Unfortunately, there is next to no information that has been released about the upcoming title, but for interested individuals, its mere existence is more than sufficient reason for them to get excited.
Tetris might be simple but Tetris happens to be fun. As a result, it has managed to remain popular into the present time, so much so that new Tetris games continue to be made by a wide range of parties on a regular basis. One of the latest examples is Tetris 99, which is interesting because it promises to incorporate battle royale elements.
In short, people who have played multiplayer Tetris games might be familiar with how the performance of one player can affect the board of other players. Essentially, Tetris 99 seeks to do something similar but for 99 players at the same time, meaning that if it is executed well, it could prove to be very interesting indeed.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch. Moreover, it won’t be a simple and straightforward port. Instead, it seems as though it will be a full-blown 3D remake, though with some 2D segments that existed in the original game. So far, not a great deal of information has been released about the remake, but if the footage is any indication, the result manages to be both charming and very distinctive, which bodes well for its eventual reception.
On top of this, it should be mentioned that Link’s Awakening was an excellent title in its time, so much so that there are still people out there who would champion it as being one of the best in The Legend of Zelda series. As such, if the Nintendo Switch remake can capture that magic but reinterpret it for new players in a new age, the results could be truly amazing.
What Are 2 Games that I Woodn’t Play From Nintendo Direct?
In contrast, here are 2 games that I woodn’t play from Nintendo Direct:
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Metroidvania games have managed to make a huge comeback in recent times. As a result, it was no wonder that there was huge enthusiasm for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which is a projected headed up by the one-time series producer for Castlevania. For proof, look no further than the fact that the game was once the most successful fundraiser on Kickstarter with more than $5.5 million measured in US dollars until it was surpassed by Shenmue III not too long afterwards.
Unfortunately, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is behind schedule. Moreover, it has encountered a number of obstacles, which include the cancellations of the PS Vita version, the macOS version, and the Linux version. Theoretically, it is possible that Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will turn out to be a perfectly lovely game when it is finally released in Q3 of 2019, but until there is actual proof of this hope, it seems better to hold off on it.
Final Fantasy VII
Amusingly, Nintendo Direct announced that there would be a port of Final Fantasy VII. Please note that this isn’t a remake but rather a port of the original game that came out in 1997, while the much talked-about remake is still so far off in the distance that even speculating about its release date seems pointless at the moment. As such, while Final Fantasy VII is definitely a seminal game in the JRPG genre, people might want to avoid it because it is also very, very outdated by this point in time. Simply put, unless they have a strong interest in a genuine piece of gaming history, they might want to look elsewhere for their JRPG fix.