Real Gamer Reviews: Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase + Day of the Devs

Nintendo Direct Mini was definitely living up to its name this month in which the first broadcast in a long time from the Switch platform holder was made. In our estimation it does seem Nintendo is holding back in order to prevent from wasting money during a time where all eyes are certainly on the upcoming next-gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X…

Geoff Keighley, meanwhile, is trying to salvage what he can of all this year’s big E3 plans from major AAA publishers, platform holders, and even mid-range to indie game companies. The results have definitely been varied, and there seems to be a mess of unorganized timing as companies all launch their own events alongside this confusing Summer Game Fest schedule which sometimes seems to have nothing to do with Geoff Keighley at all, leading us to believe they weren’t really SGF events.

We have prepared our own video version of each review and compiled them here for your convenience. In case you missed it, we’ve been reviewing all of the major events that attempted to replace E3 this year on our YouTube Channel. Unfortunately, so far it’s not going so good. A lot of us are starting to miss E3, even though the E3 2020 we heard about behind-the-scenes sounded terrible indeed. Let’s hope that the best is yet to come!

REAL GAMER REVIEW: DAY OF THE DEVS

PRESENTATION SCORE: B-

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REAL GAMER REVIEW: NINTENDO DIRECT

PRESENTATION SCORE: C+

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There is a rumor that next week Nintendo will announce and premiere another Mini Direct showcase, this time all first party – but that is not confirmed at this time. Even if it is true, we advise viewers to keep their expectations low as Nintendo clearly means it when they say Mini.

Nintendo has held a Mini Partner Showcase event in lieu of a full Nintendo Direct and may be holding back a large majority of their gaming announcements this year in the face of brand new consoles from Microsoft and Sony so as not to waste their firepower on a time in which the attention is primarily going to be on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This could actually be a smart move.