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E3 Big 3: A Resounding "Meh."

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Where do I start? How about this, where the heck are the new titles? Sure there were a few announcements like God of War 3 and Animal Crossing: City Folk, but who DIDN'T know either of those were coming? What about new IP's? I can't think of anything totally original that hadn't already been shown or announced that got me excited.

Let's just start with the press conferences.

Sony:
Boring. Plain and simple. You lost Final Fantasy XIII as an exclusive (not that I didn't lose interest in the series enough in the LAST generation) and gave NOTHING in return. Resistance for the PSP? Yawn. God of War 3? Seen it. Now, am I saying that either one of these games couldn't turn out to be awesome? Of course not! I loved the first two GoW games, but come on! I would have taken a new Legend of Dragoon game (actually I would have loved that), I would have taken anything! But still... There were no surprises here... Move along...

Nintendo:
Oh Nintendo... What has happened to you? I waited to hear about your new hard drive solution or that new game for "hardcore" (whatever that means) game that you've been talking about, but I received neither... I know that E3 isn't over yet, but still... My childhood can't hold you afloat forever. However, I am very excited about Animal Crossing and the potential of the new Wii peripheral. Still though, I was NOT impressed by the campy way it was presented. What about some DS love though, huh? The only thing I really heard about was GTA: Chinatown Wars. However, like I said, E3 still isn't over. I'm still holding out hope for you Nintendo, don't screw me over... Please?

Microsoft:
Microsoft did a decent job I must say! However, just like before, where were the new IP's? I saw lots of sequels and games that have been announced before, but no big surprises. Ah well, at least they're trying to break out of the "shooter box" mold with the new setup of Xbox-Live, more genres, and a WHOLE LOT more RPG's. Good job, not amazing, but good. I'm glad to see someone is willing to branch out a bit.

Overall:
There's never been a better time to be a retro gamer, because there's nothing new to see here. I want more innovation from this industry, I want developers to give me something new. I've been hearing about the majority of these games for YEARS now, not months, YEARS. Maybe that's why not much got announced this year, so that it can all be held off for the future, but it's still frustrating. I was glad that the majority of these games are coming out before the next E3 though. I was also glad to see Mega Man 9, Star Ocean, Fable 2, and RE5 represented accordingly. It wasn't bad, it wasn't great. It was a resounding "Meh." i still hold out hope for the rest of E3 though, it wouldn't be the first time that developers have waited until the last minute to bust out the biggest news.
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About jackal27one of us since 1:28 AM on 06.16.2008

I'm mostly a retro gamer. I don't hate everything after the 90's, but I tend to prefer retro game design. I enjoy alot of indie and portable games, not to mention a blockbuster title every now and then. However, like I said, the majority of my gaming takes place on older consoles.

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackal27
My Tumblr: https://jackal27.tumblr.com/

What I'm Playing:
Bravely Default
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Final Fantasy X-2 HD
Child of Light
Jeanne D'arc

My (supposedly) Weekly Posts:

Sound Test- Video game music. I love it, you love it, what more do I need to say?
Super Mario 64: Dire Dire Docks
Zelda: Link's Awakening: Tal Tal Mountains
Suikoden 2: Opening Theme
Dragon Quest V: Ocean Voyage
Katamari Damacy: Lonely Rolling Star
Castlevania:OoE: An Empty Tome
Castlevania: Heart of Fire
StarFox: Corneria
Mother 3:Hard Rain
Chrono Cross:Time's Scar(Opening)

Game Run!- Check out the exciting life of a poor retro gamer!
11/19/08- Batman(NES) and Power Blade
10/11/08- Mystical Ninja and Clash at Demonhead
10/10/08- MASSIVE update! NES and loads of games.
8/12/2008- Killer Instinct, TMNT:TF, Super Tennis
7/20/2008- Inindo, Wonderboy, Crusader of Centy
7/9/2008- NBA Jam, Out of This World

My Favorites:

Keep in mind that these change SO much... I'm terrible at lists...

...5 Consoles
1. SNES
2. DS
3. Playstation
4. NES
5. Wii

...Genre
RPG

...3 Games
1. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
2. Final Fantasy IX
3. Dragon Quest V

...RPG
Final Fantasy IX

...Platformer
Super Mario Galaxy 2

...Fighter
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

...FPS
Unreal Tournament series




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