E3 time again! Talk about a flood of news… I just can’t seem to keep up with everything. You want to know more about what I’m gonna talk about, go to gamespot.com or something and check out the E3 junk. Here’s my quick run-down:
Nintendo *shudders* Wii: I have to have it. It is the first console after the Dreamcast that I’m dying to get my hands on. Zelda: Twilight Princess looks great playing on the Wii. A FPS weapon/sword action game called “Red Steel” looks like great fun. The new Sonic game is making up for “Sonic Heroes” and it is supposed to incorporate the motion-sensing abilities of the WiiMote. I can’t suggest harder for anyone reading this to watch the Nintendo press conference. The Wii is simply amazing. Wow. The only possible downside is the “Nintendo selection” of games.
Sony: The PS3 is truly a powerhouse, in theory. From what I saw, they are offering up the normal PS titles, and they look better than the last generation. What makes me want to own this one is “Assassin’s Creed” from the makers of the Prince of Persia games, and Heavenly Sword; another third-person awesome fighting game. They’ve also “compensated” their controller with gyroscopic motion-sensing technology to add a rip-off of Nintendo’s controller. Downside? It’s gonna cost $599, official.
Microsoft: I’m already planning on buying a 360 simply for Lost Planet, and maybe Halo3. The only problem with Halo3 is, I don’t know anyone else who owns a 360, so it won’t be as much fun as 1 or 2. There are a few other games I’m looking forward to, but Lost Planet will be the deciding factor. Other than that, nothing new. There’s gonna be Live Anywhere that links your 360, PC and mobile phone. I’m still not gonna pay for internet AND Live service though… then there’s Vista… I’m not sold on that either. It better be everything they are claiming…
Games I’m looking forward to now: Crysis, Red Steel, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Assassin’s Creed, Spore, Bio Shock, HL2: Episodes, STALKER, Neverwinter Nights 2, Prey, Indiana Jones 07[WT], Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Dead Rising, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Army of Two. There are a few more, I’m sure, but I can’t think of them all.
More game stuff you say? I’ve played SiN: Episodes: Emergence. The first play through I had it set too hard, so it seemed impossible to get through. It uses an adaptive difficulty that you set (casual to extremely challenging). If you find the right setting, it is a great, challenging action game. It looks great; like a cartoon-ish Half-Life, and the character models are quite good. My only real gripe is the lack of weapons. There are only three, and they aren’t balanced well. I’m sure they’ll be releasing more weapons as the games progress, but I think, at least, they would’ve made darn sure the weapons they did include were well balanced. Oh well…
It’s RPG time for me apparently. I finished Xenosaga II today so I could have an endgame save on my new memory card, I’m still playing Baldur’s Gate II, (after updating drivers this last time) SW: Knights of the Old Republic II is working now, and Skies of Arcadia is still waiting patiently. It’s piling up. On top of all of that, I bought Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter last week. Then there’s my anime I need to watch.
All of my fansub anime on my PC is relatively unwatched, and I’m still downloading. I’m almost through with Kenshin. Only 3 more discs to go. I’ll probably have the review out next Friday. *Sigh* I love it, but it really takes dedication to get through an anime series that is over 26 episodes. Just like Lord of The Rings, you really have to commit to it. Not too much new news in the anime category.
I got my headcrab plush. What an awesome thing it is! It was even more funny because I had it over at my aunt’s house and as each of my two cousins, and my aunt first saw it (one at a time as they came in), it went like this:
Person: “What is that?”
Me: “It’s a headcrab.”
Person: “Head… crab?”
Me: “Yeah, a headcrab.”
Person: *picks up headcrab, looks it over, then puts it on top of their head (like a hat)* “Like this?”
Me: “Well, it attaches to a person’s head and turns them into a zombie… but it’s not a hat.”
Person: “Oh…” *puts headcrab over face* “(muffled) Like this?”
Me: *sigh* “No. The plush is ¼ the size of the ‘real one’, and it’s just a collectable. You don’t wear it.”
Person: “Oh.” *looks at it some more* “Can it fit on the cat?”
Hilarious! Also, I got the artbook “Raising the Bar.” It’s a really great collectable, full of cool junk about HL2 and how they made it. Then there are the two tee-shirts which rule and the posters that I just realized I don’t have any room for (but will soon make room for). I’m happy with my selection, and I think everyone should own a headcrab plush.
That’s pretty much all for me. My time has been occupied with 1) watching video of E3 stuff, 2) watching Kenshin, and 3) playing equal amounts of GRAW, SiN: Episodes and Xenosaga. Pretty boring… well not for me, but posting-wise. I was planning on putting something more… substantial up here this time around, but I had to talk about E3 for a bit.
Defeat your to-do list with your unbending spirit, Gundam!