Nintendo Direct My Thoughts


imagesWe had a pretty fun Nintendo Direct yesterday morning.  I’ve had some time now to think, digest, and now I will regurgitate my thoughts. Okay, first off, I’m pretty excited about the whole Year of Luigi thing.  Luigi’s Mansion looks pretty cool.  It looks like they added some good puzzle-solving elements to the ghost-hunting gameplay.  Also, I’m pumped for Mario & Luigi.  I’m a tad weirded out by the fact that you’re inside of Luigi’s dream, and the gameplay footage shows Luigi’s face creepily hanging out in the sky, but hey, it’s a good franchise and I’m reserving my judgment until I have a chance to play it.  I’m sure it will be really fun.  Mario & Luigi games always are.  And I loved Mario Golf when it first came out, so that could be a fun throwback.

Next came probably what I’m most excited about.  Monster Hunter.  I cannot wait.  I really can’t.  The game just looks beautiful, and I’m really curious to see how well the interoperability works between consoles.  It’s a great idea, and I hope it works well.  You can play the game on the WiiU, then just transfer everything over to your 3DS and keep playing the same game.  Not to mention, you can form a party of players using a WiiU and 3DSs.  It sounds lovely. Speaking of lovely…Castlevania.  Castlevania Castlevania Castlevania.  Dat gameplay footage.  The fighting looks so beautiful and fluid.  So yeah, add that to the list of games I’m excited for.

There was also a slew of downloadable games for the 3DS.  HarmoKnight looks like a fun Bit Trippy game from GameFreak.  Mario & DK will probably be pretty solid.  And Kersploosh…eh, it might be pretty fun.  Looks like a casual game you could play on your smartphone, but maybe it’ll work on the 3DS.  Dillon’s Rolling Western looks pretty neat, too.  I do love me some tower defense.

Finally, of course, a shoutout goes to Animal Crossing and LEGO City, which both look pretty solid.Overall, I was pretty pleased with the Direct this morning.  There are some games coming out in the next couple months that I’m really looking forward to. First on that list is going to have to be Monster Hunter, followed by Castlevania and Luigi’s Mansion. What was your favorite part of the Nintendo Direct?  Excited about the Year of Luigi?




  1. The fact that Monster Hunter comes out in a little over a month, and AC finally getting a release date just makes me feel that much happier lol. All these good games…I’m glad I’m so busy in college that I can’t play them all right away (never thought I’d hear myself say that) but at the same time, I know there will be an awesome catalog for me to pick up when I have a chance…maybe even a little cheaper 😛

    Luigi’s Mansion is another must buy. I think between those three games, that’ll tide me over for a few months.

  2. It was another great Nintendo Direct. 🙂
    Looking back, I’m not really too pumped about the Luigi stuff.
    I’ve never played Luigi’s Mansion, so I may end up passing on the new one.

    Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga was a great game, Partners in Time was good.. Bowser’s Inside Story stepped the game back up to pretty good. So.. I’m hopeful. The game mechanics seem interesting..? Hopefully it’s more RPG and less silly things.. Please don’t treat this the same way you treated Sticker Star *sob*.. why? 🙁

    Monster Hunter.. is another thing that I’m not sure about. Never really gave it a shot, and it honestly just seems like another huge quest/fest like WoW… I don’t like those, if for nothing other than them being huge time sink-holes. I’m good with ~50-70 hour RPG.. but 100+? I just can’t game that hard anymore. Even with Fire Emblem Awakening.. as great/perfect game that is, I’m at the 40 hour mark, and getting slightly burned out. (Haven’t beaten it yet.) I think I’m just getting older/busier.

    HarmoKnight was probably the one I was the most interested in. I love rhythm games, and this looks/sounds fun. It’s also from GameFreak.. how can I say no? Pretty sure I owe them my firstborn for all the good times they’ve passed around. lol

    I’m excited for the new Zelda, and Smash Bros.. new Mario Kart.. it will all be great. Honestly.. I’ve gamed so hard, for so long since the WiiU came out.. Since I got FE 3ds.. lol I need a break! There’s too much good stuff! >.< Quit it Nintendo.. these are off months? I still can't catch up! :/

  3. Nintendo Direct had some cool announcements but it highlights a personal problem I have with their software output as of late.

    It’s too much Mario.

    I never though I’d say that, but it’s true. I miss series like Elite Beat Agents, F-Zer0, Star Fox, Wave Race, 1080 and more. I wish Nintendo would give its other IPs a chance…

    Also, I’m realllyyy looking forward to Monster Hunter.

  4. @Hitokiri_Ace

    What do you mean, Sticker Star is a bad game?
    I thoroughly enjoy it at the moment. Granted, I only have time to play one level per time I start the game, but I really do like the dialogues, the gameplay and the overal feel of the game.

    3D view makes the game pop more than any Paper Mario before: you actually really feel the paper world. It’s awesome.

    Yet to finish the desert world boss (world 2), but so far, I’m really digging it.

    Look forward to Luigi’s Mansion too. That too is the perfect game for 3D viewing bliss.