Nintendo E3 Digital Event Underwhelms

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I guess I wasn’t really expecting much, given how Nintendo’s previous digital events have gone, but I expected something. Microsoft, Sony, and all the other companies’ press events were really exciting, showing off upcoming games that I would really like to get my hands on. I expected Nintendo to show at least one or two games I really wanted, like the new Wii U Star Fox or Zelda games. I got one of those at least, but frankly I was disappointed by it. The visuals were sub-par, and the gameplay looked almost identical to Star Fox 64. They kept saying how it was radically different because of all the new controls and how you have to use the gamepad’s gyroscope to aim, but I actually see that as more of a hindrance than a benefit. I’m not a fan of motion control to begin with, and I definitely don’t want to have to constantly look back and forth between the gamepad and the TV, while aiming the gamepad around like a lunatic. It seems cumbersome, and in a gameplay video I watched as even a Nintendo Treehouse employee seemed to have trouble.

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Hey there! It’s been a while.

Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. I’m studying abroad in Japan for a year, and I don’t really have time to play video games, and I’m also running another blog so this blog is essentially going on hiatus for a year. But I saw this article and felt like I should share. Games are really getting beautiful: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/11/most-beautiful-video-game-moments-of-2013

Right now I’m pretty much limited to playing my 3DS, so I’ve been playing mostly Animal Crossing, but my host family bought me Pokemon Y so I’ve been playing that too. I initially was playing in Japanese but it got too difficult–it literally took me several hours just to get my starter–so I started over in English. Amazing so far.