Nintendo E3 Media Event Review

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Things ain’t looking good for the camp of Nintendo. One thing I must commend them for is the sense of humor. They had between each segment a skit done by Robot Chicken. Check it out.

Nintendo Fans please don’t think I am not excited for the games they have coming for us. Just nothing there that appeals to me. I will though try to be nice and convert my tone to the fanboy I use to be.

The game that was the main attraction. Super Smash Bros Wii-U
The game that was the main attraction. Super Smash Bros Wii-U

Super Smash Bros. Wii-U

One thing is clear. This is the saving grace for the Nintendo Wii-U this year. The hype behind this game is full speed ahead. All through the conference it was pointed out over and over and over again how epic this game will be. Which it will be a good fighting game for the fans who are eagerly awaiting to play this game. At the beginning of the E3 event we see Reggie and Satoru showing off some new gameplay for Super Smash Bros. It is interesting to see the two CEO’s duking it out.

The different versions of Mii's that can be used.
The different versions of Mii’s that can be used.
Mega Epic Satoru Mii!!!
Mega Epic Satoru Mii!!! vs Mario!!

Adding more to the pot they introduced a new way to store info for a character in Super Smash Bros. it is called the Amiibo. Yes and the Amiibo is a toy figure that talks directly to your Gamepad. It stores the stats and other data for your character. You can use it to fight your friends Amiibo also. It is a nice way to always have your character ready for a fight at any time.

NFC enabled Toy that stores your character data.
NFC enabled Toy that stores your character data.

That isn’t all they had to show. Right before the show was over they gave us another trailer for another character that will be playable.

Start off with Link whooping Icarus butt!!
Start off with Link whooping Icarus butt!!
Then BAM! Palutena Alights joined in the fight just when Link was about to FINISH HIM!
Then BAM! Palutena Alights joined in the fight just when Link was about to FINISH HIM!

 

The Legend of Zelda

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This in my opinion is my favorite IP from Nintendo. The amount of hours I sinked into each Zelda game is insane. I played all of them. Even Wind Waker. Yes….even wind waker. Any way they are brining us another epic adventure into the land of Hyrule. As the video started you can tell they was being nostalgic. Nintendo sure do like the past. But let me not go there.

Memories....
Zelda then..
This is Zelda now.
Zelda now..

In the video they explained to us that whatever you can see you can go there. An open world experience that the fans will love to explore. Of course there will be enemies to encounter. I thought that was pretty cool. Although I felt that they could of showed us more. After watching the trailer I wanted to know more. The game look gorgeous but nothing like the tech demo they showed us years ago. I wonder if that was done on a PC. Ah well this will have to do.

There you have it. Cartoon/Anime/Cell Shaded version of Link. Not bad... Not Bad..
There you have it. Cartoon/Anime/Cell Shaded version of Link. Not bad… Not Bad..

 

Hyrule Warriors

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Think happy thoughts Ruscle. Deep breath. OK. This game right here trying to mix Dynasty Warriors gameplay with characters from Zelda. Now we know this is an abomination sent from satan himself. But I will try to look at the bright side. The game will have our favorite characters using power attacks and devastating moves against hordes of opponents. In other words it is the hack and slash we all know and love. Personally I think they should of never did this. I think it would of been better if they tried another approach to the series. Either way the game looks better than what they showed us last time. Maybe it might be fun. With Nintendo you will never know.

Splatoon

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This game came from no where. It seem that Nintendo have a lot of faith in this game. To be honest and I am not being sarcastic. The game look like fun. It is about painting up the place. The most wins. Simple right. well the opposing team is doing the same. So the chaotic but strategic game gives you tools to add to the mayhem. Reminds me of the game De Blob.

yeah....colorful game...
yeah….colorful game…

So to my surprise a game that not only peaked my interest but had me thinking on the fun. Alas it isn’t epic enough to make me go to the store right now and buy a Wii-U. Sorry it ain’t that serious Nintendo. But kudos for this very nice game.

 

Yoshi’s Woolly World

Watching this game made me want to go hug a kitten. I am so at peace watching this game I think I will cure world hunger with yarn. This game is just to darn cute. Will I be playing it. No. But many side scrolling 16 bit old school gamers who can’t let go of the past will be playing it.This game uses every ounce of cuteness of the Nintendo Wii-U. This is why I can’t take Nintendo seriously. I mean Mortal Kombat X on the Nintendo Wii-U? Maybe the edited version of instead “FINISH HIM!” it would probably say “CUDDLE HIM!” Sorry the rant in me couldn’t help it. The graphics look clean enough and it seem to have some solid platform mechanics.

Mario Maker

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Sigh….This is a game where you can create your own mario course. Most likely you would be able to upload your level for others to try. I mean I tried to take this game seriously but no part of me interested in this. Yes I loved my mario days but it didn’t wow me at all. I am sure there is a PC type game out there that is already doing this. Well anyway this gives the inner Mario Fan the chance to make his own creation with all the tools to his commands.

You are God of Super Mario World
You are God of Super Mario World

 

Bayonetta 2 + 1

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The game graphics look a little dated. Not saying the game won’t be fun but just not the best hack and slash game on the block. The game will be shipping with also Bayonetta 1. That version will have some Nintendo type swag bundled with it. I remember the hours playing with Bayonetta. I would pause every time she would do a certain combo. Sometimes I think I caught a glimpse of her panties… I was very young at that time.. The same attitude is back. I think this was the only M17 rated game shown for Nintendo…Epic

 

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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The only thing that Nintendo does right is Pokemon. The king of the Handheld market. The reason why many adults own a 3DS. What more can I say. It is Pokemon.

Conclusion

Nintendo is in it’s own world. I know they can’t keep up with Sony and Microsoft but come on. You can fight in your own way. Show off those IP’s that we all been waiting for. Show us Metroid, Starfox and maybe some F-Zero. They had games like Kirby Rainbow Curse, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker and Xenoblade Chronicles. I would like to say that Xenoblade graphics look crappy. It is almost like you guys are running out of steam. The success of the Wii made yall soft. The casual gamers are not loyal. They will by you then use you. They are not like the gamers who will wait in 5 degree weather to get the new copy of Super Mario 3. That is why the Wii-U is failing. They thought they could dazzle us with the gimmicky controls. Sadly it doesn’t work. Why do you think Microsoft changed up their plan with the Kinect. Xbox One wasn’t flying off the shelves. They sold. But not like the PS4. What I realized is that Nintendo E3 event wasn’t about games. It was about surviving. They are holding on to nostalgia. Sorry but Nintendo did very poorly this year again for E3. I do give them points for the robot chicken skit. That was funny.

 

 

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