Nintendo Was Good, But Needed More

There was a lot of hype built up before today’s Nintendo Direct. We already knew about Super Smash Bros., but there had to be more huge announcements. For the sake of comparison, last year, we knew the show would be focused on Super Mario Odyssey, but we still got announcements for a new Pokemon, Metroid Prime 4, Kirby: Star Allies, and Kirby. So surely, we’d get more of the same this time. Continue reading

Ubisoft Doesn’t Blow Any Minds, But It Put On A Solid Press Conference

Coming off of the Square-Enix conference, it was easy to feel really let down by E3 this year. Sure, Microsoft’s showing was outstanding and full of surprises, but everything else was mediocre at best and atrocious at worst. And then along came Ubisoft, who had what was arguably the best conference of last year. But were they capable of lifting my spirits? Continue reading

Why Did Square Even Bother To Have A Press Conference?

Square-Enix isn’t a company that often has a press conference at E3. To my knowledge, this is only the second, and that’s after taking a couple of years off. The last one was pretty rough, with just some rehashes of stuff we already knew about and a sequel to Nier that seemed like a terrible idea at the time. After that, it made sense that they wouldn’t hold another one. But they decided to this year, so they must have something to show off, right? Right? Continue reading