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  1. Hopefully, they have years of planning for this project and it will turn out good. Miyamoto is usually against adding story in games, and that makes me wonder what his involvement will really bring to the table.
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    Doom Review

    I got Doom as a Christmas gift. It was the first FPS I have played since the original Halo (which I did not play until around 2009). I absolutely love it. Doom is incredible. It was the first game I finished this year. My biggest complaint is that there aren't more shooters like it (ok...and the sound glitch).
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    First Look at Nintendo Labo

    I think building and decorating the toys is an integral part of the experience. Kids already work on home projects that can't always be completed in minutes (anyone ever build a birdhouse?). I don't think time is an enemy here. Sure, the goal is to get to the game, but building a toy is a different kind of game on its own.
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    First Look at Nintendo Labo

    This is impressive technology. I had no idea that the Joy Con are capable of this. As others have pointed out, this is clearly targeted primarily at young children, and I think Nintendo will be successful in reaching that demographic. Nintendo is a toy company and it shows. Nintendo Labo is clearly not intended for me, but 20 years ago I would have begged for it. This is a good announcement. EDIT: I will add: I hope Nintendo has a plan for helping replace the cardboard components. That could mean including multiple sheets of the cardboard pieces in the box, or selling replacements cheap as a separate unit. It is cardboard after all. It's likely to break after heavy use.
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    Nintendo Direct Mini 1.11.18

    I was really happy with this Direct. I am very excited for the new Kirby game and TWEWY. I am also excited that NIS America/Falcom are finally bringing Ys to a modern Nintendo platform. Hyrule Warriors is a maybe for me. I love the game, but triple dipping will be a little difficult. I never played DK Tropical Freeze, so I'll consider that one too.
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    Soul Calibur 6

    I generally don't have "mains" in fighting games. I try to dabble in everyone to keep the experience fresh. But Mitsurugi is my favorite.
  7. It's a convincing video, but even without the tweet, it just seems too good to be true. Still...this is a whole lot of things that I want, so I'd love to be wrong.
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    Video Games Finished in 2018

    Here's my space! I'll add more detail later about goals and such. I already finished one game this year. - Doom (Switch)
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    Potential IPs resurrection?

    I also delirious, but I still want an HD remake of Chrono Trigger. I also want the Ogre Battle series revived...or just HD remakes of the existing games.
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    Amazon puts up placeholders for 18 Switch games

    I hope the rurmored Direct happens next week. We need some release dates and surprises. The lineup for the first 6 months of 2018 looks pretty bare. Bayonetta 1 and 2 are a nice surprise for February, but they are still ports. We need something new. Of course, I'm barely getting started with Xenoblade 2 and Fire Emblem Warriors, and I still need to finish the Zelda DLC...so I really don't need to buy more games right now.
  11. I am happy with this news. I have a friend who said something similar to this today: Wii may have sold nearly as many units, but Switch deserves it more. Wii was successful because it sold Wii Sports to non-gamers. That's not a bad thing; it helped expand the reach of the industry and we're better for it. But Switch has reached a higher mark by being a solid video game device with a strong lineup. And it did it without launching during the holidays. Nintendo did good
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    2018's biggest questions for Switch owners

    I think Nintendo has a nice advantage in this category because their diehard fans will buy amiibo even if they do nothing. I fall into this category. I have scanned amiibo for in-game stuff, but I never buy them for that. I buy amiibo to decorate my bedroom and my office with characters that I love. Disney had something similar going for them (I bought a few Infinity toys). Infinity didn't end because it was unsuccessful. It ended because Disney gave the axe to the entire video game division. Simply put, I think there is still life in amiibo. Nintendo just needs to be careful and not saturate the market with tons of characters that no one wants (see: Animal Crossing).
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    Soul Calibur 6

    I would really like to see them ditch the guest character idea, at least for launch. They have a strong collection of original characters that can stand on their own. Killer Instinct brought in the guest characters later on, and they work well. I really enjoy playing Rash (though I'm not very good at Killer Instinct in general).
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    2018's biggest questions for Switch owners

    I think Nintendo's online service is going to be a disaster. They have two esports hits on their hands with Splatoon and Super Smash Bros., but they still cannot figure out basic online functionality like voice chat. Personally, I have little interest in these features. I rarely play online multiplayer games, and I never play them competitively, but it's odd that Nintendo seems to want to embrace esports but refuses to embrace the online functionality that makes them possible. The only feature they have announced so far that is of any interest to me is the "classic game selection." However, I'm prepared to be disappointed. I fully expect them to offer a handful of NES games at launch and slowly add more without ever providing games that are worthwhile. Sony and Microsoft are giving away retail games via their online service, and Nintendo will give us 30-year-old table scraps. On the off chance that Nintendo gets it right, it could be huge. Imagine if they made the entire WiiU virtual console library available to download and play as long as you have an active subscription. I would be all over that. Even without a subscription service, I am definitely looking forward to the virtual console. I am not a heavy virtual console user, but I've purchased many games over the years and I will continue to do so. However, I am tired of rebuying the same games over and over and over again. I really want Nintendo to let me move my 3DS and WiiU purchases to my Switch. At this point, I think there's a 50/50 chance of this happening. Nintendo does seem to be listening to fans right now, so I'm hoping this gets through. As for the launch, anything less than NES, SNES, and N64 at launch is unacceptable, and it should be more. And maybe I'm a hopelessly naive fool, but I want Mother 3 to launch with it. And Ogre Battle 64. I need that on my Switch. Regarding Smash Bros., it's a toss-up for me. I really don't know what to expect. I think Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, and Kirby are safe bets for next year, but I'm sure Nintendo has other surprises up there sleeve. My number 1 wish for next year is Ocarina of Time HD. It's the 20th anniversary, and I think it deserves recognition. It would be especially interesting to see the game remade in the Breath of the Wild engine and perhaps introduce some of the features that Breath of the Wild brought (simple things like stamina meter, unlimited bombs, climbing). But I would also be happy with a straight port of the 3DS game with improved visuals.
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    Video Games Finished in 2017

    Well, I finally updated my original post. I actually finished quite a few games this year. I just didn't clear much of my backlog like I hoped. I may finish at least one more before the year is over!