Hey everyone!! Its been a crazy week in the world of gaming. As I'm sure you're aware, E3 has come and gone and all I can say is IT WAS AWESOME!!! In this blog I will review most of the major press conferences and a follow-up blog with my most anticipated games. So, please read on and comment!!
Microsoft Press Conference
The press conference started off with a trailer and gameplay footage of CoD: Black Ops. The game looks really good and I haven't played a CoD game made by Treyarch since CoD 3. Metal Gear Solid: Rising looks interesting and you can tell it might incorporate Kinect into the gameplay. When Cliffy B showed up and showed gameplay of Gears of War 3, I was definitely excited. Gears of War was the first 360 game I got back in 2006 and I'm looking forward to how the story will wrap up. Fable III was kind of meh for me because I've never played Fable before. Halo: Reach looks great and something I would definitely want to play in the fall. The Kinect demonstration actually made me more interested in it than last year. However, I think the price will be the deciding factor on when I'll buy it. ESPN on 360 was great to hear since I like watching sports once in a while. The final part of the conference was the unveiling of the new 360. Personally, I'm glad to see that it has built-in WIFI and a 250 GB Hard Drive along with being whisper quiet. However, I'm not running out to spend $300 on a new console since my current 360 still works. Plus, the new 360 just came out and despite the improvements, I still think there will be some issues with it. All in all, Microsoft had a great conference and I can't wait to see all the new games hit the market.
Nintendo Press Conference
Last year's Nintendo was ok but this year conference was much better. Never been a big fan of Legend of Zelda but Skyward Sword looks like a game I would definitely want to play. The demo onstage seemed flawed but I'm sure the full game will be good. Next up was Mario Sports Mix which I'm actually looking forward to. Been a big fan of most of the Mario sports games since Mario Tennis on N64. Wii Party and Just Dance 2 were when I felt the conference was kind of starting to get boring. Golden Sun Dark Dawn looks ok but never been a big fan of it. The reveal of Goldeneye for the Wii blew my mind. I remember playing Goldeneye for the N64 when I was younger and it was a great game. Heard a lot about Epic Mickey and I'm really looking forward to it and getting rid of the Evil Mickey makes me indifferent about it. The introduction of a new Kirby game for the Wii caught me off guard and I really like the art direction. Metroid: Other M looks interesting but I might wait for a slight price drop. Donkey Kong Country Returns was great and definitely a game I have to buy for Christmas. The 3DS was something I was unsure about because I'm not a fan of 3D at home. In the movies its fine but having to wear two pairs of glasses feels cumbersome. I will say though that the presentation has somewhat convinced me and since I sold my DS Lite I might buy a 3DS in the future. Nintendo had a great conference full of many surprises and best of all, it put me on a trip down memory lane.
Sony Press Conference
Sony had a great conference and all of the suprises were awesome. The Playstaton Move controller keeps amazing me with how accurate it seems to be with movement. Sorcery looks like a really good game and the motion controls really seem to be 1:1. Kevin Butler was funny with his speech however, this also caused a problem with me. At times, it felt like Sony was acting like the high school jock. It seems to brag about how awesome it is, rubbing the Move controller in the faces of everyone. I am not a fan of the console war. The Wii, 360, PS3 all have games I really want to play and I don't like it when fanboys say how much their console dominates over the others. This happened when Sony poked fun at Wii for the boxing in Wii Sports. No matter what, I'll still play games regardless of the console. The reveal of the bundles and prices for the Move kind of solidifes my thought that I could purchase it in the future.The biggest moment for me had to be the reveal of Twisted Metal. Sweet Tooth coming out in an ice cream truck was awesome and the gameplay looks great. I really want to try Nuke mode. Sony had a great conference and PSP getting more games is great because I haven't played my PSP in a while. Looking forward to Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
The three conferences were all great and really make me look forward to the fall and holiday season. As always, please comment and share your thoughts on E3. Thanks for reading!!