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.
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5