I was kind of wondering if, at this point, Nintendo would even bother to be part of a virtual E3 since they can just do everything online on their own. I do still wonder, though, if they will have something like Treehouse Live, or maybe even the competitions they used to do, or if it will just be a Direct.
Also, given that it's all online, that would make it an "eE3," but I think I will just call it "eEEE."
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 13, 2021 15:55:03 GMT -5
Well, as usual, E3 has mostly been just a way for me to kill time until Nintendo's Direct.
I think Xbox & Bathesda has had the best showing so far. I don't own an Xbox, and I'm not a Bathesda fan, but they at least had a good presentation. They showed lots of games, including some big names.
Ubisoft was, well... it was Ubisoft. The Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope reveal probably would have carried more weight if Nintendo, themselves, didn't spoil it by putting up the website for it prematurely earlier in the day. Still, I've never played the first one, so I'm not too excited for this one.
Square Enix's presentation was the first one I was really looking forward to since I remember their 2019 conference being pretty good. But most of it ended up being an Eidos Montreal presentation. It lasted for 45 minutes, and the first 20 were spent on a Guardians of the Galaxy game. Fans of that franchise seem to be excited for it, but for me, it just went on and on and on...
I'll try to check out Capcom's presentation tomorrow.
Metroid 5 is here! As in, the game that didn't came out, Metroid Dread, is coming!
And we're getting a new WarioWare where we get to actually use the characters to interact with the microgames!
Also glad that the Smash newcomer is none of those heavily speculated. Those people give off an impression that they know what most of gaming's landscape is like, so it always feels good to prove them wrong.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 15, 2021 13:44:10 GMT -5
Here we go...
- Metroid Dread
Dread lives! There were some quiet rumors of a new 2D Metroid, but I wasn't expecting it to be Dread. I went nuts when I saw that title reveal!
- Cruis'n Blast
They finally did it! Eugene Jarvis insisted this was arcade exclusive, but I held out a sliver a hope. The trailer mentioned it had 30 tracks, which is way more than in the arcade version I've played. Definitely looking forward to this one.
I wonder who's doing the port. It wouldn't be Raw Thrills, themselves, would it?
- Advance Wars 1+2: Re-boot Camp
Does this count as a Fire Emblem remake?
I'm not a fan of this series. I played the first Advance Wars on the Wii U Virtual Console, but I had a hard time getting into it. It seemed a lot more complicated than Fire Emblem, and I couldn't keep track of everything. But still, it's good to see bring back old series.
- WarioWare: Get It Together
I've never played a game in this series, but I just wanted to say that I like that Wario narrated the trailer.
Glad to see this finally get a Switch port. It's also coming to all other current consoles plus PC, so... does Nintendo still co-own the series, or is this like Wonderful 101 and Nintendo just didn't mind if it went multi-platform? Either way, I'm happy that as many people as possible will be able to play it. I want this series to continue.
It's still digital only. If it was physical, I'd have a strong reason to buy it again. Will I buy it again digitally? Not sure.
This version has a new "photo mode" and new costumes. I assume the new costumes will be replacing the Samus and Zelda costumes from the international Wii U version (which, in turn, replaced the lingerie costumes from the original Japanese release). A shame, since I love the Zelda costume.
- Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Wave 1 DLC
I'll go into detail on this in its own tread.
- Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Overall, I loved this Direct. It's been an unusually boring E3, and Nintendo really pulled through. There were still some omissions (no Bayonetta 3, no Metroid Prime 4 aside from a mention that it's still in development, no Monolith Soft news...), but I'm quite happy with what they showed.
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
Oct 1, 2022 8:58:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
Oct 1, 2022 9:29:20 GMT -5