Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hey, look!

A Metroid game!

A little lacking on, y'know, Metroids, though.

Epic Mickey

I'm still not sure what to think about this one, we'll see.

A morality system?

The paint/thinner part looks okay, but comes off as contrived.

The way he talks about "game mechanics" and "Innovations" concerns me somewhat.

Each player having a unique experience due to choices they make.  Yes and no, depending on where the choices lay.

2D Platforming sections look fun (of course)

 I just don't know if the game will be fun or not.

E3 part 2

Sports games, meh.

NBA Jam? maybe.

Mario Sports pack?  Hahahaha, no.

Sales figures, confirming much of what Malstrom's been saying.

Hey look!  It's Mario Wii Party!

Actually, now that I think about it, I'm surprised that that's not in Microsoft's Wii Ripoff Natal Kinect collection (or was it? I wasn't really paying attention to their conference)

Golden Sun?  *Shrug* never been much of a fan.  It might satiate my want for old-school Final Fantasy, though.

Goldeneye?  Nintendo's pulling out all the stops, aren't they?

E3 Impressions: Legend of Zelda

So, here we go, I'm going to watch through Nintendo's press conference, and try to kind of leave my impressions here.

Cell shading?  I'm not so sure, it makes me think of Wind Waker.
Skyward Sword, huh?  I like it!

Bill Trinnen demoing, dag nabbit, it actually looks fun.

Mushrooms, hm...

Sword beams?!? holy crap, holy crap, holy crap...

Miyamoto is demoing it now,

swordfighing inspired by Wii sports resort? [expletive]!

Potion drinking is in real time?

Don't have to point at the screen to aim the slingshot?

Items not assigned to buttons?

Rolling bombs ala Wii sports bowling? Nice.

Bow & Arrow also inspired by Wii Sports Resort?  Very nice.

Whip?  Oh please let there be Indiana Jones throwbacks.

Crap, I'm sold.  Time to start up the "can't wait 'til next year" calendar

EDIT: Also of note is the fact that the Master sword is PROMINENTLY displayed.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Starts tomorrow. I'll be keeping an eye or two on this, things could get interesting.

I guess the only game I'm really looking forward to is Zelda Wii, though there may be some others that surprise me.  What I'm really looking forward to seeing is the 3DS, Kinect, and Move in action, as well as any games that Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony (respectively) might have for their newfangled devices

In the mean time, I guess I'll just have to keep on with Warcraft III.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sweet Cuppin' Cakes!?

The Game!

Well, that's my guess, anyway.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Prince of Persia: The sands of time

I'm back! And I've brought a movie review with me! And I've got to say, I'm thoroughly impressed.

Your eyes do not deceive you, reader, a video game movie that Isn't completely horrendous.  It exists! (although I guess it helps that it was produced by the guy who did the unofficial Monkey Island Movie, rather than Uwe Boll)

Perhaps I have the same advantage as I did with the sixth Harry Potter movie, where I had been removed from the source material long enough that I could simply enjoy the movie for what it was. Or perhaps it's just because I haven played the video game. (I've played the Two Thrones, though)

And it was fun!  lighthearted, but still able to be serious.  Jake Gyllenhaal actually pulled off the prince, not only in looks, but somewhat in personality, as well.  There was lots of parkour, action, and humor, just as it should be.

I'm not one to put scores to the movies I watch, but I enjoyed Prince of Persia much more than Sherlock Holmes, the last movie I saw in the theaters.  Mind you, that one was really good too.