Hey a Direct was announced I can post here now
Kinda like how Pikmin 4 is their Half Life 3.Overall I think the direct was pretty good. I wasn't super excited about the first party reveals, but some of the third party stuff caught me off guard.
The new FE warriors game looks cool, I hope it runs better than Age of Calamity. I'm glad Salmon Run is coming back in Splatoon 3, but I wish we got a solid release date. The new stuff for Metroid Dread is neat. Hopefully casual gamers will buy it now that there's an easy mode. Since Earthbound is on NSO I might give it a second shot (Still hoping Super Mario RPG gets added someday).
The Portal collection was surprising, especially since those will be playable on the Steam Deck soon. I really hope they add gyro support, and maybe some way to access the Steam Workshop in Portal 2. A physical release would be nice.
I'm very mixed on the Mario Kart 8 DLC. I'm happy they're making more content, but I'm not a fan of paid DLC for what's supposed to be a "complete" version of an old game. It's nice than Mario Kart Tour tracks are being added, because now I can play them on something that isn't my phone. I'd be more excited if they were making actual NEW tracks, and not just remastering old ones. Also I'm like 99% sure now that Mario Kart 9 isn't happening for a while. MK8 will be Nintendo's GTAV.
I actually don't really mind that it's just dlc, because they said that the tracks are going to finished be rolled out at least by the end of 2023 and at that point I wouldn't be shocked if they released extra characters too, which are the only things people care about in Mario Kart (other than the karts I suppose).And now we can finally get into Mario Kart 9... Nope, here's retro tracks as DLC. At this point, it's been 5 years since the last mainline Mario Kart entry (8 discounting ports), so I would rather have a new Mario Kart release in the style of Mario Party Superstars (in fact I don't even care if it has near similar gameplay to MK8D, identical character lineup or it not being a major release, for example Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Deluxe) then have new DLC for the game. 48 new tracks is something that I wish I could look forward to, especially Coconut Mall and Choco Mountain, and the inclusion of MKT tracks is pretty awesome as well. Shroom Ridge is a good course for me, but Sky Garden was never a favorite of mine, and Toad Raceway was one of my less enjoyable MK7 courses. They have enough content to make a whole new mainline game, they have the ability to do so, and 8 Deluxe has been out for 5 years this coming April, so I don't see why delaying Mario Kart 9 for another 2 years (at least, to complete the track list) would benefit anybody. New characters would've also been cool, and brand new tracks would be a welcome addition (again, at least we get Tour tracks, which I guess is new to console Mario Kart) but the real question on my mind is will they choose 2 more Rainbow Roads to end the 6th and final set? Only time will tell.
I mean technically I think you can use Miis, but yeah the normal person designs are uninspired and bad. And this is coming from someone who doesn't even like as much modes in non-Mii-based games if you can only play as a MiiI could never get into Wii Sports. I never saw the appeal for these games. If you take the Miis out and replace them with regular people, they’re just basic sports games, which is a shame, because Nintendo takes these sports and does something you couldn’t do in real life, these games aren’t really different to what you can do in real life, I have more fun with Madden…OLD GEN Madden.