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
Month: June 2018
Sony Had A Weird, But Good Press Conference
In the lead up to E3 this year, Sony announced that they were going to focus on four games. Those were The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost Of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and Spider-Man. This led to people freaking out about how there would be no big reveals. Of course this wasn’t true, but this led to a pretty weird show. 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
A Couple Big Announcements Couldn’t Save Bethesda’s Press Conference
Bethesda has had one great press conference and a couple less than stellar ones. Unfortunately, this year continues that trend. There certainly were some big things, but I often found myself glancing at my phone. But, let’s talk about it. What were those couple things that I really enjoyed and what could have been better? Continue reading
Microsoft Put On Another Outstanding Show
Last year, Microsoft had a surprisingly strong E3 press conference, with big reveals like the Xbox One X, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and a long-awaited release date for Cuphead. I honestly didn’t think that they would top it this year, but I was happily surprised. Purely based on the games that were shown, this was one of the strongest E3 press conferences I’ve ever seen. Continue reading
EA’s Press Conference Was An EA Press Conference
Just like last year, this year’s E3 began with a press conference from EA, one that technically isn’t a part of E3, but everyone just kind of lumps it in anyway. Also, like last year, that press conference was boring, but with one or two nice surprises. It’s really a shame because if EA really wanted to, they absolutely could put on a killer show. Continue reading
Random Games Wednesdays: The Escapists (Xbox One)
The Escapists is a game that I’ve known existed for a long time, but had no idea what it actually was. It was just this game that was constantly on sale on Xbox, and at one point was free for Xbox Live Gold members. That’s when I picked it up and it’s been sitting on my hard drive ever since. Today, I barely scratched the surface, but I can now say that I know what this game is. Continue reading
E3 2018 Plans
It’s that time again! E3 begins this Saturday with EA’s press conference, and that means I need to tell you guys what to expect from this site. If you followed me last year, this should all sound pretty familiar.
I’m going to do a write up for every press conference this year. I might not cover absolutely everything that goes down, but I’ll talk about what stood out to me, both positive and negative, including the announcements themselves as well as the overall presentation. In each post, I will also include an update on how my predictions are turning out.
If you want quicker, more in the moment reactions to the show, please follow me on Twitter @AndrewLokken. E3 is my favorite time of the year, and I hope you’ll join me in all the fun and excitement!
Kirby Star Allies And Wasted Potential
Have you ever played a Kirby game? While the occasional spinoff game will make some unexpected changes to the tried and true formula, most Kirby games play pretty much the same, but with an added gimmick. One might introduce new animal friends, or maybe a giant robot suit for Kirby to ride around in. In his newest adventure, Star Allies, Kirby gains the ability to turn enemies into friends. An interesting idea, but does it do enough to make Kirby’s first Switch outing stand out? Continue reading