Nintendo Direct February 2022, No Games Just Remasters


New year new Nintendo Direct. 2021 was cemented as the last DLC update for Smash Bros. (One of a few reasons to own a Switch) The games that were announced may or may not tickle the fancy of Switch users. The titles announced are either sequels to popular IP, DLC content, or remastered games from years ago. This Nintendo Direct didn’t grab at me but it was a few things I found interesting.

Found Interesting

Disney SpeedStorm is a racing game that has characters from the Disney/Pixar universe. It’s free to play, possibly meaning its micro-transactions involved. If you enjoy Mario Kart this game looks to be in the same format. Cross-platform play and a release date for Summer means it has the potential to be a good game.

Kirby And The Forgotten Land a new platform game that is similar to Mario Oddysee where the Cap could take over enemy AI. Usually, Kirby sucks anything and everything whole this time around it’s halfway sucking. “Mouthful Mode” allows Kirby to use certain objects on certain levels. Each ability obtained can be upgraded, meaning more gameplay value. Hopefully, Kirbys new entry doesn’t suck.

Lego Brawls will be on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. No to mention will have cross-play, customizable lego brick people. Has the potential to be a cool party game for everyone of any age. Unless you don’t like Legos

Roast

The Japanese announcer with the soft and non-aggressive voiceover is overdone. It would be nice to hear the announcer speak and or chose which voice announces the game titles. (Just a thought) The new games on this list are slim, nothing got me hyped and ready to re-buy a Switch. Due to the virus, some of the release dates aren’t mentioned or will even be pushed back. This means playing older games that you probably beat multiple times already.

Highlights

Turning your brain off and grabbing some cereal puts you back in the mind frame of being young. Any game that came out was good regardless of graphics.

Metroid has a Rookie and Dread one hit Mode. Mario kart 8 gets some new DLC. Live Alive only released in Japan is getting ported over to the Switch for a new audience. it’s only the beginning of the year so hopefully more are planned for this year.

Rating: 4.5 out of 10