njsykora blog header photo
njsykora's c-blog
Posts 0Blogs 215Following 0Followers 51



E3 2008: Rating the Presser - Nintendo

I feel many things right now, disappointment, anger but most of all betrayal. I've stood up for Nintendo a lot recently but this was not the E3 performance we were promised.

Shaun White's Snowboarding, Call of Duty and Star Wars: The Clone Wars appear to be all the 'hardcore' have to look forward to from an E3 that was supposed to be about winning back those long term Nintendo fans. Only a sequel to Wii Sports and Wii Music along with a sequel to Pokemon Ranger and the new (non-MMO) Animal Crossing made up the 1st party announcements. Where was the new F-Zero, Pikmin or Pilotwings? Where was the much rumoured Kid Icarus or indeed anything to even slightly raise the heartrate and excitement of the people who have been around since the NES?

Final Games Rating

Wii Music looks interesting but that was it.

MotionPlus does look like it could provide what the Wii was always expected to do, but whether its meant as a genuine way to produce a good sequel to Red Steel or just a cynical attempt to shift Wii Sports Resort remains to be seen. The possibilities are certainly rather enticing it must be said.

Final Hardware Rating

MotionPlus has a lot of potential, but for now that's all it is.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Rage sounds like it could really be a game the DS needs to move it forward, it also wasn't something I was expecting.

Final Surprises Rating

Only the second GTA game on a Nintendo system, but it was the only one.

Reggie and Cammy playing Wii Sports Swordfighting has the potential to go down as one of the all time greatest E3 moments, but Miyamoto and co playing the Mario theme in Wii Music was downright hilarious.

Final Showmanship Rating

Its always been Nintendo's E3 strong suit and they maintained their style.

Final Score

They had the style, but struggled with the substance. A giant disappointment.

Next Conference
Sony get their chance to fire back after Microsoft's nuke in about 2 hours.

#Community    #E3   
Login to vote this up!



Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!


About njsykoraone of us since 4:17 PM on 12.11.2007

njsykora is pronounced like this.

Yeah it would be easier if it were spelt njsikora but it doesn't look as cool does it?

Mini Bio
I'm njsykora, a proud member of Dtoid UK. I've been playing games since I was 4.
Want to see what I live in? Look here.

Blog Series'

The 5 Challenge
In these troubled economic times we all have less money, join me as I set out to prove it's possible to get plenty of excellent games for only 5.
#1: Timesplitters, Zone of the Enders and Dynasty Warriors 3
#2: Ico
#3: Beach Spikers

I have 23 unfinished JRPGs, I aim to complete them all within 8 months.
The List and Mission

5 Reasons
Why should you be excited for a game? A controller? A console? A program? A pizza? I explain why I'm excited for something and why you should be too.
1: LittleBigPlanet
2: Guitar Hero World Tour
3: Midnight Club Los Angeles
4: Eternity's Child

Control Freaks
A look at games that have been defined by their weird controllers, or unique use of existing ones. Now finished in 6 parts.
1: Ape Escape
2: The neGcon
3: The Sega Action Chair
4: Gametrak
5: Prop Cycle
6: DK Bongos

[email protected]


The Great Retro Quiz 29: Donkey Kong Country

The Great Retro Quiz 30: Super Mario Kart

Consoles Owned - This Gen
Playstation 3
Xbox 360
Nintendo DS

The Retro Collection
Playstation 2
Nintendo 64
Neo Geo Pocket Colour
Xbox LIVE:njsykora
PSN ID:njsykora
Steam ID:njsykora


Around the Community