Boy, do I have a lot of woes lately. Anyway, I’ve had a recent craving for a Metroid– style game, and Nintendo seems unwilling to fill that void. It’s actually a bit frustrating to be a fan of the red-headed stepchild of the Nintendo family. Whenever the company does acknowledge that the series exist, it’s more like they are telling you “Here you go, now shut the fuck up.”
My only solution to these Metroid withdraws is to rummage through indie catalogs for the best imitators out there. I do this about once every year. It’s actually quite surprising how many of these developers are making amazing metroidvania games. Continue reading Metroid Woes – Filling the Void→
Nintendo is going through some troubled times. Wii U is not selling well, they have lost far more money than they expected and people are losing faith in the console. Even though the future looks all doom and gloom for Nintendo, they are not going anywhere, anytime soon. They have enough money to play around with ideas and make some sacrifices. This year Nintendo might have the best E3 presentation and a few surprises on the way. Here are my Nintendo predictions for E3 2014:
5. Health Console Is Revealed
Nintendo has wanted to get into the health market for a long time now. You can see hints of this in the past with the unveiling of the Wii Vitality Sensor a couple of years ago and games like Wii Fit. With the game giant announcing that they are making a console dedicated to health, it was really no surprise. However, the reason that Nintendo revealing their new console during E3 makes it to #5 on the list is because there is a slim chance it might happen.
The reason I predict it being shown at E3 is because that is where the big companies who buy their products are. They would have show it in some form at some point, why not E3. Even if this console is just improving quality of life, I have to imagine it has some major game focus. Also if the Vitality Sensor makes a comeback, we will find out what the damn thing is useful for.