This is probably my most random blog post ever, so if you don't want to read a rant and personal anecdote of mine, you can safely move along and not miss anything because that's all this blog post is.
So I got The Last of Us a couple of days ago. I had seen all the same trailers everyone else had; the shocking E3 trailers showing the stealth gameplay and the graphic violence and realism. I saw all the perfect 10 reviews, and I read through hundreds of comments agreeing with it on multiple sites. The game definitely looks gorgeous, but I just wasn't sure if I was going to be happy with how it played.
And Fire Emblem, I love that series. Why did I wait so long? The more that I looked over the 3DS library available, the more it hit me how much I've truly been missing these last couple of years, and how much I now had to look forward to.
Super Mario 3D Land
Ocarina of Time
Project X Zone
Mario and Luigi Dream Team
Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Castlevania: Mirror of Fate
New Super Mario Bros 2
Etrian Odyssey IV
Kingdom Hearts 3D
Just to name a few. All games that look like they prioritize gameplay above cinematic, scripted events. All games that for the most part, look bright and colorful, and celebrate fun, instead of misery. Pretty sure that after I catch up on my 3DS fix, I'll probably get a Wii U early next year.
I realize I probably stand alone in most of my opinions regarding gaming, but as far as I'm concerned, The Last of Us is unbelievably overrated. It stands a real shot at dethroning GTA IV as the most overrated game of all time. And Nintendo, they are equally underrated and underappreciated. I lost sight of that somewhere after Skyward Sword, but I found the light again and I couldn't be more excited about the next few months of gaming ahead of me.
LOOK WHO CAME: