Nintendo Direct E3 2013 - Bullet Review




Legend: Green = Good / Yellow = Neutral / Red = Bad


Small Monsters: Pokemon X & Y

- In depth look at new features
- You can interact with each pokemon and feed or pet them, etc.
- New Fairy type pokemon added


Mario is Back: Super Mario 3D World

- Good gameplay trailer shown
- Interesting levels with 3D camera angles
- Still looks like a Wii game (but there isn't much to improve graphically anyway)
- 4 player mode
- Each choosable character has a special ability
- Cooperative or competitive gameplay

 
Beloved Rage: Mario Kart 8

- Good gameplay trailer shown
- Vehicles can transform into others (boats, planes, etc.)
- Crazy levels
- Anti-gravity mechanics makes it possible to drive the track upside down
- Online play via Miiverse 


Let's Party and Fit for Fun: Wii Party U and Wii Fit U

- 80 new minigames
- Table top games playable with just the gamepad
- Delayed release date for Wii Party U
- Delayed release date for Wii Fit U (who cares?)


The Artist in U: Art Academy

- Nintendo reacting to Miiverse trends
- Improved drawing software
- Various drawing tools to choose from (pencils, surfaces, etc.)


The Third Players: Third-Party-Support

- Third Party Support showreel
- Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (Wii U)
- Batman: Arkham Origins (Wii U)
- Batman: Arkham Origins: Black Gate (3DS)
- Deus Ex: Director's Cut (Wii U)
- Disney Infinity (Wii U)
- Just Dance 2014 (Wii U)
- Rayman Legends (Wii U)
- Scribblenauts: DC Comics (Wii U / 3DS)
- Disney's Planes (Wii U)
- Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
- Skylanders: Swap Force (Wii U / 3DS)
- Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U)
- Sonic: Lost World (Wii U / 3DS)
- Watch Dogs (Wii U)


Digital Games: Nintendo E-Shop Lineup

- Nintendo E-Shop lineup showreel
- Ballpoint Universe
- Cloudberry Kingdom
- Coaster Crazy Deluxe
- Ducktales Remastered
- Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
- Mutant Mudds Deluxe
- Oddworld: New n Tasty
- Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails
- Shovel Knight
- Spin the Bottle
- A World of Keflings


Same Old in New Form: Zelda: Wind Waker HD

- Good gameplay trailer
- Improved graphics (1080p, new shaders, etc.) that are barely noticable because of the game's artstyle
- Added Tingle Feature -> send comments or screenshots to Miiverse while in-game (who cares?)
- No announcement of a completely new Zelda game


A Bunch of Stuff: The Wonderful 101

- Interesting gameplay shown in the trailer
- A brand new IP
- Unite-morph is a cool new feature
- Form weapons out of a group of people and command them
- Shows a lot of potential
- Purchase additional skills and items


Thriller Gorilla: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

- Good gameplay trailer
- Great levels as always
- Highly improved graphics above Wii-standard
- Ice and Vikings theme might get a bit repetitive. Not sure yet.
- Different camera angles depending on the stage
- 2 Player mode
- Dixie Kong added as an additional playable character


Looks that Kill: Bayonetta 2

- Frantic new trailer
- Bayonetta is given a new short hair style and a new costume
- Great, fast gameplay
- Wii-U exclusive (a slap in the face for fans of the first Bayonetta game)


Mechs and Stuff: Xenoblade

- Very boring gameplay trailer (a dude just walking around a lot)
- Missed opportunity to show some action with the mechs/robots
- Great graphics
- Open world


Beat 'em up!: Super Smash Bros.

- Okay trailer
- Available for Wii U as well as 3DS
- Immensely improved graphics (Wii U)
- New characters: Villager, Mega Man
- If Mega Man is nearly as powerful as in the trailer, he is vastly overpowered
- No additional gameplay shown  


 

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