Hmm..it has been nearly a year since I last updated this blog. I guess it’s pretty easy to know why if you’ve met me. So far the games I’ve been playing is a chunk of Borderlands, Red Dead Redemption and Project Diva 2nd.
E3 this year has been an interesting one with Nintendo finally putting on the showing that many hardcore fans want. However I find it amazing that even then those games aren’t getting the scores that we see on the 360/PS3. It just seems as though most reviewers look at the Wii and expect 360/ps3 quality games. But from the other perspective, the hardware is quite limited and Nintendo really needs a new hardware iteration to even begin to compete. It’s as simple as this: The Motion controls aren’t doing it anymore. Metroid Other M, a game that has just recently released on the Wii is scoring moderately high review scores but it isn’t outstanding or genre breaking as I would think they intended it to be.
Despite all this, props has to be given to Nintendo for once again stepping beyond the competition. Microsoft and Sony both are struggling to just keep up while Nintendo is moving on with it’s 3DS handheld. There’s just a lot of cat and mouse between the companies and it looks like Nintendo is once again the industry leader. Playstation Move looks like a complete ripoff of the Wii Remote and Nunchuck. Kinect looks destined to fail with no tactile feedback and sensitivity issues.
With the launch dates of both these products looming, it’ll be interesting to see how they fare out in the long run. Will the Sony Playstation finally win over the empire that is the Nintendo Wii? or does Kinect look to take crown with no controllers needed? we’ll have to wait and see……