Expand E3 Followup
Jun 19th, 2010 12:31 AM, 2 comments
Overall, E3 was fairly underwhelming this year. I'm not sure if it was due to the lack of interesting announcements, the lack of *new* information, or the fact that the bigger announcements don't translate well to the home audience (3DS, Kinect, and Move).

On Monday, Microsoft highlighted some boring sequels (and Fable 3) and talked about how great Kinetic is. I really just can't get excited about it... it seems like a toy or a novelty. Everyone that played it has said that Dance Central is actually really fun, which I can understand because DDR is also fun, but that game alone isn't worth a $200 investment.

On Tuesday, Nintendo announced a lot of core games, which all looked really bad because I'm just so spoiled by HD graphics, which make for a much more immersive experience. Not only did they look bad, the entire demonstration of Zelda made it look like it just plays bad. The announcement of the 3DS was... cool, I guess. Nintendo still seems to be a step behind in processing power, but the 3Ds comes equipped with technology that enables 3D without glasses. I'll just have to wait and see how that is before passing too much judgement on it.

Also on Tuesday, Sony announced some boring sequels (along with Infamous 2 and Portal 2) and talked about how great Move is. Move also seems like a novelty and is hard to gauge how good it will be without actually using it. With the exception of Sorcery, no announced games look very promising. The only other really notable thing from Sony's press conference was Kevin Butler.

Probably the best thing to come out of E3 was actual game play footage for Mortal Kombat. I am so excited about this game... it's a total throw back to the Mortal Kombats of old and really brings me back to 1993 where I spent a lot of time at Putt-Putt Golf and Games on an MK2 cabinet.

For now, I'll continue to spend my time with SSFIV and some other titles along the way. I need to finish Heavy Rain and start GTA: Episodes from Liberty City. In the future, I'm looking forward to Fall Out: New Vegas and The Last Guardian.
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