No points for guessing what this week's Shadeisms are going to be about. E3 is an event no gamer can resist. Whether you're in the Xbox crowd, a PS4 gamer or a Nintendo fanboy, there truly is something for everyone. Of course, by now I shouldn't have to tell you which of these categories I belong to.
If you ask me, Nintendo did a pretty stellar job this year. We got a few solid announcements although some of them might be a ways off, but most of all we got some great new info on games that we may have already known were coming but look about 10 times better now that we know more.
Hyrule Warriors featuring a playable Zelda and
Midna? Fuck yes. Midna looks especially cool, being able to summon Wolf Link and smashing shit up with her hair-arm thing.
Speaking of smashing shit up, how's about that Super Smash Bros., guys? It's starting to look mighty fine if you ask me, and this week's announcements only made that all the better. Playable Miis don't do very much for me but are pretty cool nonetheless, Pac-man makes a stellar third-party addition, and Palutena was easily my favorite character from Kid Icarus Uprising. I'm very happy that she made it in.
Retail copies of Bayonetta 2 including the original? Oh fucking hell yes. I've been itching to play the original Bayonetta for ages now, and even considered buying a used PS3 just to play that game, but fortunately Nintendo and Platinum have answered my prayers in the best way possible.
The upcoming Zelda being Open-World and looking absolutely gorgeous? Sign me up!
Then there's all the stuff that's a little more on the sidelines for me. Yoshi's Woolly World being basically Kirby's Epic Yarn except even more adorable, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse having an excellent claymation artstyle, Captain Toad getting his own neat little puzzle game, Splatoon looking hella fun, I'm down with all of it. These didn't exactly blow me away, but they look fun enough to spend some quality time with later this year.
And last but not least, Xenoblade Chronicles X just being Xenoblade Chronicles X? I can't even begin
to tell you how hyped that game has me.
It's weeks like these when I remember why I became a Nintendo fanboy in the first place. Shit be amazing.
* - It takes a lot of effort to become Elsa's friend. Step 1: no lesbian porn before the second date.
* - Yep, video games are pretty amazing, everyone. Seymour found some great things to be amazed by this week. Didn't we all?
* - CaimDark writes a great blog on diversity in video games and rape culture. I know the latter has become kind of a dirty word nowadays, but do give this blog a read. It's nuanced enough and gives a good indication of what the actual problems are.
* - You too can pretend to go to E3 with Captainbus' Choose Your Own Adventure blog. Quote Shakespeare, do street magic, the choices are endless!
A - k8y has an interview with the developers of Crypt of the Necrodancer, the upcoming roguelike/rhythm game.
A - VVVGamer recaps the big E3 conferences and comes to the conclusion that they were all pretty great this year!
A - You tell'em, girlfriend!
A - PixelFiend was impressed by Nintendo's showing this week, and I find it hard to blame him!
A - Not a platformer this time, Ocelot89 looks at a level from Star Fox instead; Corneria from the SNES game.
R - ALL95 reviews Entwined for PSN, which is apparently really good!
T - A self-proclaimed optimist just can't see the good in Enemy Front.
T - Troyfullbuster got his grubby hands on early demos of Smash Bros. for both WiiU and 3DS. It's sounds really great!
R - A Comiccon review for How to Survive.
M - You can play video game music on floppy drives. Yes, floppy DRIVES.
? - Must be a forum thing, because I have no idea.
C - I refuse to failtoid anyone for unpopular opinions, but I honestly don't understand much of Terry's problems with the upcoming Smash Bros.
V - A day in the life of a DayZ player.
C - Instead of just hoping for Dragon's Dogma 2, why don't you tell us why you liked the first one so much?
S - Uhm, we know? Isn't the entire point of E3 week that we get told these things?
S - Again, we know? Why don't you tell us more about your own thoughts on the matter. It's all nice and well that Hyrule Warriors is coming out soon, but what do YOU think of it?
F - Fuck if I know.
- I feel terrible about this, but I just couldn't resist.
May you always find water and shade