I bought hollow knight when it came to switch, but I’ve only played it like 30 sec.. just hasn’t grabbed me.
Really glad I skipped. These have been notoriously poor, and this was no different.
Having caught up via watching the individual trailers, most of these games I would never, ever play or don’t even understand. That’s a repeated problem, the trailers being so far up their ass, that they don’t even show gameplay or what the actual concept is about. Many of the comment sections themselves are just saying ‘...What?’.
I don’t know if this is a general problem with indies, or if Nintendo spotlights questionable choices, but nothing here got me excited to play indie games on Switch. It makes me want to avoid them.
I really think these shows should be reserved for the Hollow Knight/Sports Story/Stardew Valley caliber hits.
I just question what Nintendo is spotlighting. I’m not super into the field, but I’ve played indies, particularly on Switch, that were just as fulfilling as full games if not moreso.Definitely lacked a heavy hitter. Saw stuff that looked cool that I’ll probably see a price for at launch, wait for a sale, and then never buy it when it’s on sale (see: Raji from last year’s indie direct).
Oh well. It’s usually not too long after these that they do a more traditional direct. Will probably get one a few days after Pokemon Snap launches.
It's worse when they have the egotistical weirdo behind the games fellating themselves over their work before and after too.I just question what Nintendo is spotlighting. I’m not super into the field, but I’ve played indies, particularly on Switch, that were just as fulfilling as full games if not moreso.
The last year or so of these shows... I keep asking myself, ‘Who is this for? Who is actually interested in these games?’. One or two games aside. A similar problem occurred in their last real direct, where a large amount of the third party games looked completely awful or mediocre.
I get the feeling that Nintendo is just showing games to fulfill marketing contracts and deals, regardless of if they’re anything the audience wants to see. And/or whichever NoA employees handle the promotion of indies, are some twee, artsy type that thinks whatever their bubble gets excited about is the height of gaming.
You really feel Nintendo, given how popular indies are on Switch and how relatively easy they are to make, even with the Wu Flu, would be investing in more of them though, and getting better and more varied titles in these showcases.You can't expect a heavy hitter from an Indie Showcase bro
Its VERY rare to get a banger out of an indie game
True. I loved Gris and Golf Story but the other two noYou really feel Nintendo, given how popular indies are on Switch and how relatively easy they are to make, even with the Wu Flu, would be investing in more of them though, and getting better and more varied titles in these showcases.
I mean Gris, Golf Story, The Tourist and Untitled Goose Game were all bangers that went over and sold well. It's not like they have zero feedback and sales data to base their choices off.
This is true for me too, there have been some fantastic indie games on the Switch and I feel Nintendo were doing a very decent job leveraging them and promoting them to fill the glaring third party gaps.True. I loved Gris and Golf Story but the other two no
I used to hate indie games until I noticed that I enjoy them more than AAA games in the past 3-4 years.
Fine if you want the market to decide, but Nintendo were absolute bastards in the 80s and 90s with what they’d approve on their platform, and I personally would like them to take this approach again with indie games. Curation is not a terrible thing.