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: Wait what am I celebrating about the excuse is that I had COVID for basically all of November. Wear your masks kids.
Dec 9, 2021 5:15:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Anyways I'm back and I'm gonna get started on the Christmas thread soon. Any suggestions for this year?
Dec 9, 2021 5:16:22 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Can't be an advent calendar of any sort, considering how late I am.
Dec 9, 2021 5:17:35 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Yikes! Sorry to hear you had COVID, Shrikes. Hope you're doing better.
Dec 9, 2021 9:39:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Nice to see you here Shrikes, and sorry to hear about you having COVID-19. Speaking of Christmas, the holiday mood seems to be a bit better where I work compared to the last few years.
Dec 9, 2021 12:33:39 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Still coughing my lungs up, but yeah, doing a lot better now that it's past tense.
Dec 9, 2021 12:36:32 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Thread should be up tonight. I need to leave for an interview in a little over an hour and I hadn't even slept last night.
Dec 9, 2021 12:39:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sidebar, I never thought I'd see the day where staying up to ungodly hours was a sign of health. Covid be wild.
Dec 9, 2021 12:40:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Remember NinDB Top 25? My list would have been slightly different now, even if I keep the series composition: (24) Ys VIII → (18) Ys Origin; (9) Atelier Totori DX → (8) Atelier Firis DX.
Dec 17, 2021 14:08:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've got ideas for some posts I want to make. Now if only I could make time to actually write them...
Dec 21, 2021 9:33:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Finally finished this year's Christmas thread. Hoo boy has this been a stressful month. Sorry for the delay. And for that matter, sorry for any dead links in the playlists. No time to actually fix it, I need to get to bed.
Dec 24, 2021 22:36:11 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'll see you guys later. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec 24, 2021 22:36:52 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! ^_^
Dec 25, 2021 10:21:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's new year in my time zone. Happy new year!
Dec 31, 2021 11:00:00 GMT -5
Spud: Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2021 18:03:33 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Happy New Year everyone! Technically it's still 2021 for me, but it won't be in 7 minutes.
Dec 31, 2021 23:53:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finally finished Metroid Dread. It's an alright game.
Jan 2, 2022 16:34:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Random trivia time: in Super Mario Galaxy 1, it's possible to swim in lava. The reason is that the overlapping water allows the Ice Flower to make platforms. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUmJLqo8kWg
Jan 11, 2022 9:32:18 GMT -5