[Let’s Talk] September 2017 Nintendo Direct reactions
Posted on September 16, 2017 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk, Switch
Another Nintendo Direct is in the books. Setting aside Nintendo’s E3 presentation and game-specific broadcasts, it’s been quite awhile since the last one.
There ended up being a ton of news in this week’s Nintendo Direct. Four games in particular were highlighted: Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (now with a December 1 release date), Project Octopath Traveler (with an eShop demo), and Super Mario Odyssey. A few announcements were made as well, including the surprising Doom and Wolfenstein II Switch ports, the first Dragon Quest Builders for Switch, arcade games from Nintendo and Hamster, Kirby Battle Royale and Mario Party: The Top 100 for 3DS, Minecraft: New 3DS Edition, and Atlus localizing The Alliance Alive. Other news was also shared like the November 17 Skyrim release date and more.
So how’s everyone feeling about the Nintendo Direct? Although Nintendo didn’t have much in the way of brand new Switch games, many games were shown. Did the presentation meet your expectations, or were you disappointed in any way? Share your thoughts with us below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: Digital vs. physical
100% physical unless it’s only available digitally. Not even a big discount would get me to buy digital over physical. I’m a collector I guess!
If I had to choose,I would prefer physical. However from were I live most of the times it is way cheaper to buy digital,on my 3DS the overwhelming majority of my games are digital. On my Wii U I have a better balance between physical X digital. When I get my Switch I plan to go full physical on the third party games, they are getting HUGE in size and big SD cards are expensive.
I live in a country where physical games are ~2-3x MSRP so I’ve set my system to a tax free zip in the USA and buy eShop cards online for a digital only lifestyle. If I make a trip stateside or if a relative or friend is coming for a visit I may ask them to pick me up a physical copy of something I’m interested in.
As for me, I go digital all the way. The only real downside I can see to not owning physical is that you can’t resell a game if you end up not liking it. I also don’t have to pay sales tax, either. I just wish that eshop games were at least $10 less than their physical counterparts, since you’re not getting a game card or a box. I’m all about saving money.
I buy some digitals on the rare occasion that the eShop isn’t being stingy, but I prefer physical. More sentimental, cheaper used, and able to be resold.
I’m pretty much physical only because I often go back and play my games again years after release. I’ve had the experience of wanting to reinstall and play a slightly older game, only to find that the game had been wiped from the company’s servers. So I paid the same price as the physical game, but now what I paid for literally doesn’t exist. I wasted my money by going digital.