A lot of what I was going to say here Iíve already covered in my own blog
from last Wednesday, so go read that for bonus Shadeisms. Because I actually blog sometimes! Once the planets align and the blood moon rises, I just get the sudden urge to write down words and fling them to the Internet for all to see. Itís a novel concept, I know.
It has never been a secret that Iím a Nintendo gamer, so they were definitely my focus this E3, as they are every year. Nintendo Direct showed us a lot of cool games. While I donít think theyíre all the most original of titles, I canít help but acknowledge that they look like tons of fun. Super Mario 3D World
has cats in it, for one, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
has Viking penguins (<-fun factoid, Word just auto-corrected ďVikingĒ to capitalize it. That made me smile). The more I see from them the more I get excited. Theyíre still not the games I really wanted to see, but itís hard to stay mad at Viking penguins.
My favorite games on show, however, were X
(untitled Monolith Soft project) and Super Smash Bros
because itís Monolith Soft and that right there is enough to get me hyping all over my best pair of pants, and Smash bros
Öwell, because itís Smash Bros
- ďDid somebody say Smash Bros.?!Ē
I love what they showed of it, and I love the new characters. Mega Man, of course, is awesome in the same way that Sonic and Snake were in Brawl
. In addition, thereís some amazing attention to detail in the little guy, up to and including a custom death animation. The Animal Crossing
Villager is very cool too. He was way overdue for being included (there was an Animal Crossing
level in Brawl
, for godís sake), so itís nice to see him join the team. Iím very interested in seeing how heíll play, but already Iíve seen some fun moves, like cutting down a tree or dropping a bowling ball on people.
My favorite, however, is the Wii Fit Trainer.
Sheís just so silly and cool and sweet and brilliant and I love it. Just the fact that some guy at Nintendo suggested that she should be in Smash Bros.
and they rolled with it is awesome to me. Of course, itís still much too early to say whether or not sheíll actually be a good fighter. Weíve only seen a couple of her moves, which seem†fairly standard gameplay-wise apart from being yoga moves. Regardless, Iím totally going to give her a shot once the game comes out next year. Who knows, maybe sheíll be really good! In all likelihood though Iíll stick to my main guy and gal, Luigi and Zero Suit Samus. Yes, Luigi. Heís got a killer air-game (Better recognize, fools!), and I do emphasize ďkillerĒ. Zero Suit Samus I like because sheís quick and nimble without becoming uncontrollable like a certain hedgehog I could mention. Sheís just fast enough to pull off some nasty combos, especially once you pair it up with her stun gun and whip, but she controls like a charm. Hopefully the Wii Fit Trainer is a viable enough fighter that she can be added to my team or, barring that, is fun enough to play as that it doesnít matter. I have little doubt at least the latter will be true.
I also feel the need to point out that Iím impressed with the response sheís gotten. When she was just announced it seemed like a lot of people werenít down with it, but that seems to have changed over the past few days. Thereís already tons of memes flying around, only rivaled by the Villager. It looks like people are already starting to get on board and Iím incredibly glad for that. Itís sending Nintendo the right message: that as long as they make it awesome, weíll happily take every weird thing theyíll throw and us and weíll run with it.
Fuck, Iím so hype for Smash Bros.
now. Looking forward to beating up all your asses. ALL OF THEM. WITH YOGA.
- Wii Fit Trainer demonstrates.
* - Why do fans of the Blue Bomber still care while Capcom clearly doesn't? JoyfulSanity tells you why, and gives a very interesting interpretation of the storyline to boot!
* - Silent Hill is one of those series that you just have to feel sad for. The Defenestrator chronicles the series decent from Silent Hill 2 to Downpour, and has thoughts for how to fix it.
A - How are an old cult movie studio and the modern game industry alike? Voodoome tells you how!
A - Like all the ones before, Microsoft is falling victim to the curse of 3. Except not so much "falling victim" as "deliberately performing voodoo dances and praying to pagan gods to please curse them already".
M - AnjuL's first love was his trusty NES.
A - iOS devices may be popular now, but that definitely doesn't mean there's no place for handhelds and consoles anymore.
C - A silly picture of Jonathan Holmes raises a pressing question....What is in Holmes' mouth?
D - BBats sent Swishiee a couple of kick-ass Power Rangers toys! Not to mention an incredibly helpful bungee cord.
N - Not sure what "YRP" means, but Lightning Returns may be paying tribute to it, via dress-spheres-in-everything-but-name.
T - There were a couple of rumors surrounding Dark Souls 2 that were worrying Rimmon, but it sounds like the E3 trailer has eased his pains.
C - Just because Sony is not Microsoft doesn't mean it should be our big hero now.
C - If you like The Last of Us so much, surely you can think of more to say about it?
C - Broke a knee while playing Halo? Jumped out of the window after losing in Mario Kart? Accidentally smacked yourself in the face with a Wiimote? What are your gaming injuries?
F - Thanks Nanbu; I'll take it from here. Failblog is fail.
F - I understand very little of this besides that it has to do with Total War: Shogun 2.
F - You called your own video dumb from the get-go, didn't provide any info on it, and didn't even embed it properly. There's no way in hell I'm still watching it.
May you always find water and shade
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