Nintendo E3 2014 Press Conference
Join us as we bring you the Nintendo press conference from E3 2014!
This whole presentation seems to be very odd and limp. Nintendo may find a kiddie niche with the toys to keep them afloat financially for a bit, but the clock is ticking. Gaming has evolved and Nintendo has not, relying too much on the past & lesser hardware/risky innovations.
Handheld gaming, Nintendo's dominant and reliable money maker will change over time as the handhelds reach obsolescence with the evolution and market penetration of phones/tablets. It IS time for Nintendo to either come out with a competing console for Sony/MS that can play next gen games or just do games. I might spend some money on Nintendo games if I was not required to buy one of their devices. I really have no room for in my life with my PC's, XBox, PS's, tablet & phone. That presentation gave me no reason to rethink that.
There is nothing new here ....Mostly Characters like Link and Mario who are just so old....its time for a change!
I liked the Robot Chicken angle - but it was a bit too Japanese for my liking. The Toad game is the only game I'm looking forward to on my WiiU.
While most of what Nintendo had to show did not impress me much, I think Splatoon is the most innovative and creative game shown at E3 so far.
Nintendo is so close to OWNING me. Captain Toad is my #gameofshow. I've loved Toad ever since Super Mario Bros. 2; Mario Kart 64's persona of Toad totally stole my heart. I've been waiting and waiting and hoping and praying that Toad would make his playable debut as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. 4, and now that he FINALLY has his own game, I am THROUGH THE ROOF. It looks freakin' awesome too!
HOWEVER, Nintendo's games look small. Like Indie titles. I absolutely love the Zelda Skyrim. I've never been into open-world games EVER and Skyrim & Oblivion bore me to tears. I am POSITIVE Nintendo will finally get me to love sandbox-style. However, Nintendo's games, outside Zelda, are missing the EPIC factor. I absolutley love, love, love Kirby's Rainbow Curse and Yoshi's Wooly World. AMAZING! And Splatoon looks INSANE. Toss Toad in there and Mario Maker... I'm just loving Nintendo. They always have my heart & they are my personal E3 2014 winners (plus there are a few more announcements yet).
HOWEVER. You CANNOT put Yarn Yoshi and Rainbow Kirby and Captain Toad beside Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4... Battlefield: Hardline & Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare blew my socks off and I am NOT an FPS or military-game fan. But holy crap dat Battlefield.... I mean they showed a DEDICATED Toad game. My heart was stolen. So they
win by default. BUT. I do feel that they don't have enough EPIC games.
Games like Yoshi & Kirby are awesome, but in this day & age they feel like eShop titles. So I still think they should've shown Metroid or say Star Fox. Give us something EPIC. Zelda did that. But we didn't see enough of it. So I think at least a HINT of a new Metroid or EarthBound or a Nintendo MMO would've gone a long way.
I mean PS4 and Xbox One are getting Dragon Age 3 & a new Mass Effect, plus Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare & Battlefield: Hardline which blew my socks off. WiiU isn't. They need more games on a HUGE scale just to compete.
So I love what they are doing but it also drives home that it's hard to pick a WiiU over a PS4 or Xbox One when there are so many huge gaps in their lineup and they are still offering almost 8bit style experiences. And the deluge of indie games really fill that gap in too. Nintendo's games look great, but I don't know that Yoshi impressed me more than No Man's Sky.
Nor did Yoshi impress me more than the two AMAZING Indie games on XB1, Inside from the creators of Limbo & Ori and
the Blind Forest. Nintendo gave us Mario Maker, Xbox One gives us
Project Spark. Mario Maker looks great, but Project Spark looks
incredible. And PS4 has LittleBigPlanet 3.
I'm positive Microsoft, like Steam has already done, will open Xbox Live up to F2P games too soon. This year I wanna start playing at least one MMO. So, there's that.
It just proves how far behind Nintendo is, that they can't even get free2play MMo's cause I don't think their online system can even support it. Maybe I'm wrong. But I wish Nintendo would show a whole new overhaul from the ground up of their online architecture.
If Nintendo would've shown Mother 3 or an EarthBound trilogy, much less a new EarthBound or a Nintendo-themed MMO (which I've always thought would be insane), I'd hold off on the above titles.
I'm actually currently playing Mother 3 via the English Translation ROM, but haven't gone back to it in months cause of Pokemon Y.
If Nintendo showed Mother 3 or Mother Trilogy on WiiU that would ensure I'd buy a WiiU just so I can play Mother 3, which I'm already playing, legit. But they didn't so. Meh. Still not sure if I'll buy a WiiU before a PS4. Which sucks. I really want WiiU and they ALMOST have tipped me there. But they are just SOOO behind the ball that I find it hard to justify it. Sadly, Indie Games are filling that amazing 2D side-scrolling nitch with incredible experiences. Nintendo is offering them too but now they are just a TOO. Yoshi looks AWESOME but they JUST came out with a new Yoshi & a new Kirby. We are getting more of that with awesome design. But it's no "No Man's Sky".... *sigh* I love you Nintendo. But even this deluded fanboy can see that they are still in a hole and don't seem to have even begun to dig themselves out of it. When a Nintendo fanboy might buy an Xbox One or PS4 FIRST, you still have major problems.
MiiVerse and Friend Codes and focus on Mii's really highlight that. I LOVE my Xbox 360 Avatar. I've NEVER loved my Mii. The Mii is pathetic. Looks cool in Smash, but pathetic. I love the toy feature. But Skylanders & Disney have done it so it's not a megaton. Nintendo still has lots of work to do. Hopefully what Miyamoto shows will be a big step in the right direction, but I doubt it.
Nintendo did pretty on this one. Looks like they're finally starting to get that if they wanna pull the Wii U out of the abysmal hole they've dug it in, then they'll have to start it from within. Sadly, well have to wait until 2015 for most of these but at least, but it's a powerful start.
@johnevegas Nintendo stole E3 this year and to say otherwise is just living in denial. Microsoft and Sony showed nothing new and are constantly falling back on CoD, Battlefield, Halo, Forza, Need for Speed or some HD remake of a game that most people have already played. All of which have not evolved or changed much in over 10 years. At least with Nintendo yes it may be the same franchises but they evolve and embrace new ways of playing with said franchises. Its ok to be dissappointed with the companies you put money into but don't take it out on Nintendo because of it.
@gord0nd Yep, not working here either.
@gord0nd Me too. Frozen!
@scurran007 Assassin's Creed, Need for Speed, EA Sports, Forza, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Tom Clancy, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, etc etc etc. Nothing new there either...
@ps11271984 and for people with good taste
@ps11271984 - yap!! u got that right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@smtgfx Makes me laugh when someone calls themselves a hardcore gamer while at the same time refusing to play anything outside their comfort zone. A true hardcore gamer would embrace everything that is gaming and not ostracize something they assume is for kids without actually trying it.
@smtgfx How old are you, exactly?
@cobaltgale - u an me both man!!!
@astro64th - dude what there hell is this??? when did u have time to write this???
@Sevenizz marketing?? the best games were shown exclusively on ps4