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Issun

Let's 90s gaming
This was a good direct for people who like classic games. Between Actraiser, Castlevania Advance Collection and the N64 games, it's a veritable bonanza.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I didn't really give a rats toot about paying extra for N64 games.

But then they gave me Genesis games.

And now... I toot rats freely.
 

Paul le Fou

Pickle Bus Owns Tulip Town
(He)
Splatoon 3 for me pleeeeeeease. I never did finish the single-player in Splatoon 2 or get to the Octo Expansion. Maybe I'll hit that soon...

Also, I guess I should finally play Bayonettas 1 and 2.

I can't believe Animal Crossing got an announcement...of an announcement.


Also my girlfriend went nuts over N64 online for the Zeldas alone. And then Genesis?! Well, we're definitely getting that, I guess!
 

madhair60

Video games
i am so fucking sad, genuinely, that they have made Kirby just like everything else. I loved that series and now it's gone.

I realise this is irrational but I am SO sad.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
That Kirby looks interesting tho

In any case, I want the fucking eShop to update, I have some money to spend, holy shit
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
That's a Kirby-ass Kirby game. I want it! I think we're fairly safe to assume that there will be more 2D Kirbys after this.
 

Pajaro Pete

(He/Himbo)
Thoughts:
Kirby Odyssey looks neat and I'm glad the Kirby Lore is finally looking at what happened to Earth
Rune Factory 5's localization is adding in Gay Marriage
Yoko Taro Card Game looks interesting, happy to see the Spirit of Crimson Shroud continues on
Shin Megami Tensei 5 trailer from the JP Direct shows off Zeus :/
Surprised by Actraiser, didn't some other company try to do an Actraiser spiritual successor fairly recently and it flopped?
Nintendo Online Expansion Pack is a neat idea but the price point is gonna make it or break it for me. Happy for Phantasy Star 4 and Shining Force though!
Congrats to all the Bayonetta fans!
New Horizons Direct is... well, cool I guess, it feels a little late but maybe if they're doing a full Direct for it they'll add more content than just Brewster?
 

muteKi

Hashtag give it to gilly
not to me. it looks like shit.
Wife and I are describing it as "Kirby in Mario Odyssey but all the worlds are fucked up" so like I kinda get what you mean but I will not turn down a new Kirby he says despite knowing that he still hasn't bought star allies
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
not to me. it looks like shit.
It's a Kirby 3D platformer where he can still steal powers from enemies. You love 3D platformers. You love the Pac Man World games for fuck's sake! How could you not be excited for this?
 

Issun

Let's 90s gaming
Actraiser and Castlemanias are available on Switch, Steam and PS4 right the heck now. Actraiser is $30 and the Castlevania collection is $20 (Both U.S.).
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Actraiser and Castlemanias are available on Switch, Steam and PS4 right the heck now. Actraiser is $30 and the Castlevania collection is $20 (Both U.S.).
Yep. That was $50 I was not expecting to spend today.
 

muteKi

Hashtag give it to gilly
Castlevania collection is $20

On the one hand I like to get my retrogames on PC as much as possible. On the other hand, if I don't get it on Switch how am I going to play these games on a handheld? Decisions, decisions
 

madhair60

Video games
It's a Kirby 3D platformer where he can still steal powers from enemies. You love 3D platformers. You love the Pac Man World games for fuck's sake! How could you not be excited for this?
i love kirby. it is my favourite shit ever. it is the most reliable series of all time and even the weaker entries just fill me with joy and comfort. and now it's fuckin... that.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
i love kirby. it is my favourite shit ever. it is the most reliable series of all time and even the weaker entries just fill me with joy and comfort. and now it's fuckin... that.
Is it the setting/tone that bothers you? I'm not taking the piss, I'm legitimately curious why you're not looking forward to it. I agree with your premise - there are no bad Kirby games - so what makes you so sad about this one/convinced it's shit already?
 

madhair60

Video games
Is it the setting/tone that bothers you? I'm not taking the piss, I'm legitimately curious why you're not looking forward to it. I agree with your premise - there are no bad Kirby games - so what makes you so sad about this one/convinced it's shit already?
i just wanted this one thing to not change, lol.
 
Holy shit Actraiser and Castlevania, bought already. The NSO updates are cool, I wonder how well you'll be able to play N64 stuff without getting that controller. Also interested to see what shows up on the Genesis thing that isn't already in the Genesis Collection and other retro bundles. I was always disappointed they never added DLC or expanded the Genesis collection. At least with NSO you get rewind.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Going to wait an see on Actraiser. Could just be the art style, but it seemed stiff?

Also waiting on that Castlevania collection, if I get it at all. Aria of Sorrow is honestly the only game of those I even want, and a new Metroid is coming out in two weeks.

Figured Deltarune chapter 2 was going to be announced. Hooray for free stuff!

My concern with 3D Kirby is 2D Kirby already tends to be slower paced, so that 3D iteration looks even more lethargic from the trailer. That said I don't know enough to make any real judgement yet.

Bayo 3 felt... surprisingly sedate I guess? Must be hard to continuously up the ante with every Platinum Games release, and controlling demons seems like a fun twist, but I don't know. Just wasn't wowed by the trailer.

Splatoon 3 is Splatoon. Unless the single player campaign is more substantial I might sit this one out, as I don't really play the multiplayer.

The Yoko Taro RPG looks neat. Will try the demo.

Overall seemed like a "not for me" direct, which I'm honestly fine with. There were plenty of "for me" announcements already this year.
 

Aleryn

Gravity is overrated.
Kind of vibrating in my chair over the Actraiser remake, especially since Yuzo Koshiro is so directly involved. Gonna wait on impressions too, but all that means is I wanna know how well it runs on the various platforms before I pick one. Said in the discord already, but its strange to me that the "Master" has a human face.
 
I wasn't planning on getting one anyway, but perplexed that the Genesis controller they're selling is the 3 button version
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
I know it was just a tease with no real info yet, but I'm glad that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally getting Brewster so that people will shut up about wanting Brewster 'cuz of that one thing that was datamined ages ago.

But more than that I'm interested in what the game will do with him. New coffee stuff would be the obvious thing but The Roost could also bring back Gyroids (DATAMINE+Brewster's history with collecting them/having his own) and potentially be used as a spot for cameos for characters who otherwise wouldn't appear in the game.
 
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WildcatJF

Red After Image
(he / his / him)
that Direct had a lot of great highs and not too many lows
Fucking Actraiser wtf Square-Enix remembered the Enix piece finally
seeing WinBack, Dr. Mario 64 and FUCKING BANJO has me so hype for N64 Switch
Genesis was out of left field
MUSHA was one of the games I felt was missing from the Genesis Mini, so glad to see it here right off the bat
Splatoon 3 looks great! Kirby 3D platformer looks great! Bayonetta 3 looks great!
Castlevania Advance Collection is real!
Square-Enix's other three games looked fantastic!
Namco is coming to Arcade Archives! THIS IS HUGE
Legend of Valkyrie and Baraduke have a chance of coming back!!
those were my highlights
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
I loved that series and now it's gone.
Nah.

What makes the Kirby franchise so phenomenal is how it oscillates between traditional titles and experimental titles. The last game was a typical Kirby game, so the next one is gonna be a little weird. Kirby's been doing this since the beginning. Look at the release history, it's remarkably consistent. For a while they were literally switching back and forth each game. It's a great approach, because they get to stretch their legs and try new things before snapping back to their bread-and-butter.

I will be SHOCKED if they stop making the 2D Kirby games.
 
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