That was a pretty good direct. Usually I keep my expectations a bit low for most of these, since they usually tend to turn out just okay. But this one had quite a few very interesting games, and it's really good that they're all coming relatively soon as well.
Obviously being a big Platinum fan Astral Chain looks really interesting. Combat looks good, and it seems like it might have some neat original ideas going on too. It looks like one of their more experimental games too, which we haven't seen them put out in a while. So it's cool to see them return to doing that. Sad that it seems Bayo 3 is still a while off, but this should be more than enough to tide me over for now. More Platinum is always great.
Zelda was really cute. I've never played the original, and don't tend to like the top-down ones as much as the fully 3D ones. But maybe this one will be a bit different. I definitely want to try it out. Also Link is left-handed again!
Oninaki looked sort of interesting. I wasn't interested in the past games from the studio, but this one being an action RPG appeals to me more. It had a nice art style at least. That, and the thing about recruiting spirits to be your weapons gave me a bit of a Folklore vibe. I have heard the previous games from those people were a bit mediocre though, so I'm not totally sold on this one, but it has my attention at least.
It's really cool to see Hellblade get ported as well. I never imagined that would even be possible. From the footage they showed it seemed to look visually pretty great as well. Hard to believe that's even running on the Switch. I don't think I'll buy it again, but it's really impressive anyway.
Kind of disappointed that there wasn't that rumoured Prime Trilogy, but I think what we got more than made up for it. Got quite a few things to look forward too, and not too long to wait.
I'll vouch for Grid Autosport as a pretty good racing game too. I doesn't really play realistically at all, despite how they presented it. It's not going to light anyone's world on fire, but it's pretty fun regardless. A bit of an odd choice for a port, but meh, it's not a bad time. And the Switch does need more racing games in general.
I also tried out the demo for Daemon X Machina, and I have to say I wasn't very impressed. While the visual style is very striking, everything else about it was pretty underwhelming. Performance is pretty bad in that demo, and the UI is a mess. Makes it very hard to see what's going on. Firing your weapons didn't really feel like it had much feedback either, and the writing and voice acting were pretty terrible.