Yes, the conference was yesterday. And yes, I did watch it. The reason of only posting today however, was to analyse what I saw in more detail. Take Pikmin 3 for example, the first game to be shown. We haven't seen one of these since the Gamecube era which is nearing eight years ago now. Strategy gameplay, they involve searching out weird objects [in the second one] or parts of a spacecraft [first one] with the Pikmin you have at your command. As well as finding these items, you also have to find pellets in which the Pikmin take back to their onion spacecraft to spawn new Pikmin. That is another aim, to amass an army of Pikmin to help you.
Now then, I did manage to catch the whole of EA's conference for E3. Ten games from ten developers. That was the whole of the conference. But there was a hitch. Not all of the games were new. Some were just expansions added onto the game
One of the two conferences I've watched live has passed. Yes, the Microsoft conference. It seemed alright, but as predicted by others - whether directly or indirectly - it was mostly concerned with Kinect.
I only managed to join fifteen minutes late to the party, since I hadn't refreshed Youtube, which was streaming the conference. Checking on CVG, I saw I had missed Halo 4. So apart from that, here's my view of the conference, in terms of the games.
One of the first two stories on CDSMEDIA, and the one that hasn't been added to for longest. Following the Shadow Pokémon and the revival of Team Snagem, it might seem entirely fictional.
But Orre is real in the Pokemon universe and Shadow Pokémon and Team Snagem are at the heart of it. References to Johto and Kanto are included and again - just like the anime - it follows the adventures of Ash. But why has Orre not been included in the Pokemon anime? Here I give my views.
So, the start of E3 2012 is almost upon us. Over the years, we have had console announcements and surprises, game reveals, trailers, and general larking about. This year, it seems important. Why? Many people say the WiiU, and I am left wondering why.
This console from Nintendo needs to be the very best. Last year's reveal left us all hoping for more, and what's better, gave us some slight announcements for games, chief among them LEGO City Stories and Super Smash Bros. This year should bring a lot more on board for the WiiU, and I am hoping that LEGO City Stories gets a full reveal.