The dust is now beginning to settle on today's very long Xbox Indie Showcase event, which gave us a look at over 100 games from a wide range of developers, including some exclusive reveals and Xbox Game Pass announcements!
If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, you can catch the full four-hour show over at our live blog page, along with a recap of all the major reveals from the event elsewhere on Pure Xbox.
So, all things considered, what grade would you give the March 2021 Xbox Indie Showcase? Vote in the poll, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
I quite enjoyed it, but truthfully, I soon tired of the commentators not because I didn't like them, but that they spoke too often and for too long. About halfway through, I paused the show for 30 minutes, and then just watched all the games shown, which was a far better way to enjoy what was on offer.
Overall, I saw many games that caught my attention, and the fact that many of them are coming to the Gamespass day one, just goes to show its incredible value.
It was okay, but nothing special. There were a handful of games that caught my attention, particularly Death's Door, but I wish they would have just shown the games instead of all the commentating. Most of the announcers were trying to hype games up that they weren't really that hyped for. Other than that, it was solid; I'd rate it a C+.
Been stuck in a meeting at work but was watching the live blog. Excited for Nobody Saves the World and Astria Ascending.
So this list that was posted towards the end, were those all coming to GamePass, right?
The Wild At Heart
She Dreams Elsewhere
Nobody Saves The World
Dead Static Drive
Little Witch in the Woods
Art of Rally
Way To The Woods
Library of Runia
Edge Of Eternity
Hello Neighbor 2
They really shouldn't let Twitch run these. The low-energy "local news" flavour was really dull.
The games shown as a whole bested anything I have ever seen in a Nintendo Indie World presentation but I had to stop watching at some point and wait for the round ups because it was so boring to watch.
I was hoping I'd find more games for me but variety means it's not all gonna be my jam, gave it a B. Did find a few games I'll be playing for sure. Also I'm only looking at stuff that will be in gamepass as well so it limits the selection further. Will definitely be trying out that rally game and that fishing one. Second extinction, exomecha and Ascent will definitely be getting played as well but those i already knew about.
@RBRTMNZ i did watch it later on and just skipped past all the talking portions. Also the disclaimers at the beginning disappeared faster than SSD demolished loading screens. I had to go back a few times at the end as well to see if the title was in gamepass or not.
@RBRTMNZ there were too many dev interviews. The content itself was great. But I feel like they interview some devs to the point of “grilling” them like an interrogation.
The games were pretty varied and a good lineup of everything. Just the poor 12 minute dev, he explained his game and then was forced to explain it again because the interviewer didn’t understand “it all takes place in one apartment”.
Definitely not as organised and straight to the poimt like nintendos but there was some decent games here
A for the games but it was an F for length and pacing. 30 minute vid with a bunch of pre recorded YouTube clips to follow up would have been perfect.
There were a lot of indies shown that In excited about. That presentation was, no joke, one of the worst video game presentations I’ve ever seen.
I think we need two separate polls one for games one for actually presentation.
4 hours?!?! I thought the YouTube videos were just a bunch of streamers talking about the events but didn't realize it was 4 hours because of the showcase itself. 45 min should suffice for people's attention span
To be honest i'll give it a C, Way to much talking and interviewing going on..
Q) What grade would you give the March 2021 Xbox Indie Showcase?
A) I'm undecided between a C grade or a D grade. I feel the format could do with some improvement and I was left with only games that intrigued me rather than convinced me of a purchase. Yeah, I think I'll go for a D grade due to it's sheer length and lack of information on a lot of games (and too much on a couple others).
I thought the same thing. Assumed I had clicked one of those "watch along with us" videos. It looks amateurish and has a fellow kids vibe and is just way too long. Give us a clip show with all the games. Let devs talk a little over gameplay footage. Maybe a couple of select interviews if you feel the need. As it stands it's just too long and uninteresting. Hope it's the last time we see the format.
I was going to watch it this morning until I saw how long it was, I can't believe they thought that was a good idea and I've been trying to pick through and find some games I'd be interested in. There are some good ones but these need to be much shorter and more focused with the more in depth part as an optional extra afterwards for those invested
A solid B because it had lots of good games. I'm not sure a 3-hour presentation is what they should be going with in the future, though.
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