As I browsed through my monthly Game Informer magazine, I came across an interesting topic within the Q&A section. The magazine recently released their top 50 games of 2016 list and it was obvious that some of their readers didn’t agree. Many of its detractors questioned their choice of Overwatch as their Game of the Year. The magazine has every right to name whatever game they felt deserved the top spot. However, the comments brought up something I haven’t thought about before – What makes a game the full experience? Continue reading Can Single and Multiplayer-Only Games Be the Full Experience?
Pacman was unveiled for Smash Bros. Wii U/ 3DS. So far details are that he will be able to change from 8 bit to regular. Also he is able to throw fruits and eat pellets. They have also announced that Mr. Game & Watch will be returning to the game as well. More details or trailer when they arrive.
Oh Nintendo, you don’t know how to let those GameCube Controllers go do you. I love how Nintendo sneaks this bit of news in before E3, like it’s not a big deal. All kidding aside, this is actually pretty exciting. Instead of having to buy the Wii U Pro Controller, this Adapter should make Nintendo loyalists who still have their GameCube controllers very happy. I know I am!
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.
It’s hard to imagine that almost half of the year has gone by so fast. So far 2014 seems to have suffered from the transition to the new consoles. While there have been a few surprises (Bravely Default, South Park), there haven’t been many big triple A games to talk about. However, the year is not over and with the recent arrivals of games like TitanFall, inFamous: Second Son and Dark Souls, the rest of 2014 is looking pretty exciting. Here are my Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for the Rest of 2014:
10. The Evil Within
I’m generally not one to get scared by horror games. However, the “Horror” element has been missing for a while now. Leave it to Shinji Makami, the father of survival horror and creator of the Resident Evil series, to get me excited again. Makami’s The Evil Within looks disturbingly horrific … in a good way. From all the previews, this game looks to be a technical masterpiece. Lighting that gives off the right amount of dark that leave you not lost but wondering whats around the next corner. The enemies are relentless and powerful. Also, damage is crucial. Limbs stay hurt until they can be patched up, leaving escape difficult.
Look for this one August 26, 2014.