Let me say this, I am “happy” with “Nintendo’s Conference”. 95% of the conference was great for me, and they really blew their audience (including me) away. The crew brought out some amazing looking titles that really satisfied the inner-hardcore-fanboy in me, in fact almost the entire conference was a payoff to fans like me, there was only a title or two that really felt like the sledgehammer to the gonads. All these titles that many hadn’t even considered were there and completely took me by surprise, and the real “unveiling” of the 3DS was amazing. It’s just the one or two titles that we really did expect and knew was going to be there were flat-out disappointments, no bones about it. So here’s sort of a frame by frame analysis. (Zelda Story in another post.)
- Mario Sports-This title wasn’t incredibly impressive to me, it sorta seems like a sport version of Mario Party. It could be fun, but it then again it’s nothing that really gets me excited.
- Kirby’s Epic Yarn-Possibly one of the best titles, this one looks really great and could be a really creative-Little Big Planet-esque adventure that’s due out by this holiday.
Other titles shown included-
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Kid Icarus Uprising
- A Lot of 3DS Titles Were Brought Up, and some great showing off of the new platform
- Metroid Other M
- NBA Jam
Lots of other cool stuff, it was a really really neat conference aside from the disappointment or two. Nintendo is mostly back on its A Game, and could bring that hardcore fanbase back to Nintendo if they continue to prove to them they haven’t completely forgotten about them, and if what they showed to us at the conference today was any indication, they definitely haven’t.