>>1042>They removed gender entirely from Animal Crossing and Splatoon
Although that's kind of SJW I also feel like it's one of the better ways to make everyone happy, similar to how Bethesda usually doesn't write any gender-specific dialogue for their romance options. Most people will just make male and female looking characters and just assume it's that gender, while the few faggots who actually care about that kind of shit can LARP as their meme genders. If anything it's less SJW than the previous AC game where you could have a cross dressing character, and other villagers would comment on it. I'm kind of playing devil's advocate here since I don't like SJW shit in general, but this seems like the best way to go about pleasing these people if we really have to.
>Xenoblade, Bravely Default, Octopath etc.
I'm kind of hesitant to call Xenoblade movie games since although they're cutscene heavy you're still getting like 60 hours of gameplay, so it's not MGS4 tier or anything. Plus it's an improvement over their predecessors, like Xenosaga being 90% cutscenes and 10% walking through corridors, and Xenogears with literal walls of text everywhere.
As for the other 2 they're made by Square Enix not Nintendo, but they're actually a good example of what I was saying. It's basically their attempt to recapture their old glory and make something like the old SNES Final Fantasy games (since nobody has given a fuck about FF itself for years), but they ended up being kinda mediocre imo.
>completely trashed the Zelda formula to chase modern design trends and people still called it a masterpiece
Never played BOTW personally so I can't comment on it, but I don't understand why every Zelda is praised as a 10/10 masterpiece. I like the games but I don't get why they're supposedly so special. Maybe it's just nostalgiafags or something.