How to sum up the most awaited gaming convention that almost every gamer in the world was waiting for since July of last year?
It. Sucked. Major. Ass
- Microsoft’s conference was flashy and hip just like last year, but it didn’t have as many surprises and announced titles as initially anticipated. The new Avatar system was a nice addition even though it was a clear rip-off from Wii’s Mii functionality. Gears of Wars 2 and Fallout 3 weren’t big surprised since it was announced weeks before E3. But, I guess the confirmation of Final Fantasy XIII coming to Xbox360 was definitely an unexpected turn of event. I always thought Metal Gear Solid 4 would squeeze its way to Microsoft’s cherished home console, but Final Fantasy XIII, not in a million years. I think I’m more surprised how Sony let this game slipped from their hands than anything else. And finally, Banjo-Kazooie remake announcement has definitely made my day and made me more eager to snag an Xbox360.
- Nintendo’s conference was plain embarrassing. Animal Crossing: City Folks, and Wii MotionPlus were definitely the best thing in the whole show, and the other games were just mediocre at best. I’m surprised to say this but I think I’m more interested in Wii’s 3rd party lineup than Nintendo’s own games, such as Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, MadWorld, and Castlevania Judgment.
- Sony’s conference was a snooze fest as always. The video renting service didn’t do a thing for me at all, and the announcement of God of World III was expected, unfortunately, the trailer that was shown wasn’t direct gameplay footage, but I don’t think the game would change significantly from its predecessors. The price cut however was nice; despite the fact it served the same function as the 40GB model (i.e. no backward compatibility with PS1 and PS2 games).
And that’s all she wrote folks. Click HERE to sink your teeth for more E3 news as it comes. Who knows, we might get a surprised announcement from some publisher since E3 still hasn’t closed its doors for its attendants.
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