I'm thinking about the games I want, the games I have, and where this is all going. Because with MS taking themselves out of the equation for me on princliple, moving forward, things are getting shaken up.
I'm looking at 3DS as my principle platform for now until somebody at Nintendo comes to terms with how grossly overpriced Wii U is and grows the balls to do something about it.
What I have:
Mario Kart 7 (pre-installed on 3DS)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (early GOTY contender)
What I want: (that isn't out yet)
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
It looks like the Mario and Luigi game that finally gets me on board. I love everything I've seen about it. Especialy the neat looking giant Luigi versus a Mecha battle. Love the whole idea of being in Luigi's Dreams for a good chunk of the game.
Shin Megami Tensei IV
I always used to watch vids of these games on youtube and think "man, those are some awesome looking old school RPGs, wish I could play them". Now I can finally do that. Love that they kept their classic presentation for battles, despite all the complaining from forumers about it.
I have to admit, I got so excited by the last few trailers and localization confirmation that I peed myself a little. Real Final Fantasy without the baggage that now comes with the name Final Fantasy.
Yoshi's New Island
Don't get the negativity that popped up around it, looks excellent to me. I think I heard that the people doing the development were behind the serviceable at best DS game, but then the same team that did Devil May Cry 2 made Devil May Cry 3, 'nuff said.
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
This shitty game is gonna suck ass, I'd rather eaaaaaaaaaat the rotting... oh you get it. I have to admit, this game stole the show at E3 for me. I think this says a lot about where my gaming prefs are going because the indie games portion of the PS4 conference was my favorite part of that event as well. (Loved seeing GregK's sexy ass up there too) The folks behind the game are self publishing, so it isn't coming to MS platforms, though the dev insists it's also "a matter of principle" as well.
Brofist for that.
Legend of Zelda: LttP 2
I cannot even begin to explain the feelings I got from watching this video in 3D the other day. Do want, on so many levels.
Games I want that are out now: (at least one or two reacquires)
- Mario 3D Land
- Spirit Camera (Fatal Frame spin off, essentially, waiting for a price drop)
- NSMB2 (love the gold collecting focus and find gold block head runs fun as hell)
- Star Fox 64 3D (price drop needed)
- Tales of the Abyss
- Virtues Last Reward
- Liberation Maiden (Suda 51 produced e-shop game)
- DKCR 3D
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
On that last one... I just played the demo on my 3DS tonight, and I was seriously impressed. That was my first taste of Fire Emblem, ever, and I wa pretty blown away. I'm not even usually a fan of SRPGs, but goddamn, I might come home with this one tommorrow.
What I want that I might not get:
More 3D classics! Come on man, all or most of these NES Roms should be 3D classics instead! I would pay good money for Mega Man 2 and Castlevania in 3D. These few old games we have in 3D so far look great in 3D, seriously. But 3D classics seems to have lost all it's steam lately.
I'm skipping reserving so may not get one this year, but I see a PS4 in my future. A Wii U is a certainty when Nintendo wises up on price.