It’s been a few weeks now since Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was released. I’ve been playing the game almost nonstop ever since the midnight release earlier in the month. It may have been longer if you want to include the time I spent on the demo. For the most part, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of it.
The game is not without its flaws, however. It seems to lag quite a bit at times during online play. For someone who plays “For Glory” pretty often, lag can be extremely frustrating. There have been times where lag was so horrible I just forfeit. The lag issue may or may not be due to my internet connection though. Aside from that I can’t say I have too many other complaints. I could be like everyone else and complain about the roster, but I really don’t have any problems with it. Yeah, there are clone characters, but at least some differences can be found. The play styles and move sets vary. So I really don’t have much of an argument there.
Whether you play for fun or for competition Smash Bros. for the 3DS is pretty fun. It’s a bit odd to play a party fighter on a portable console, but it makes for an interesting and maybe even new experience for those who haven’t been playing Smash on the 3DS.
Lastly, I’m happy to announce that despite some serious game play, my thumb pad is still in-tact.
Yay E3. My opinions in particular can be rather baseless, but they’re opinions and I’m not trying to persuade otherwise. This E3 was a joke. The only person who seemed comfortable with themselves on the stage was Cliff Bleszinski. Oh, and I almost forgot Mr. ‘Kevin Butler’, but he’s just silly. (In a good way.)
First off, I’m already miffed at Nintendo flaunting how much crap they’ve sold. You can watch the Nintendo conference anywhere – just google it or go ahead and visit your favorite site for gaming media. They’ve sold more? Good for them. I couldn’t care less if they sold 15 million more units than the PS3. But aside from that, the Nintendo conference had Reggie and his fellow corporate buddies speaking to me like I was an idiot. Sure – they have to speak to an audience with a wide range of journalists and just.. people. The way they spoke and delivered their wares seemed that there had to be some applause after everything they said. I felt annoyed after watching the Nintendo conference, uninterested with Microsoft, and angry at Sony. And the 3DS announcement was underwhelming; please get an English speaking person next time, Nintendo. Even then, I don’t think that would have improved it, so I’ll count my blessings for now.
The only thing that made me happy from the Sony conference was Portal 2, and Gabe’s few opening statements were pretty funny. And as much as I may be excited to see another Dead Space 2, I was hoping for a different game. It wasn’t in the conference, but I’m also on the lookout for FFXIV, since I’ve played FFXI and actually stuck with it for a while to realize it’s probably the best Final Fantasy game I’ve ever played.
And meh to Microsoft. Please enjoy the picture of Sakuya watching Ryuu getting his arse kicked.
E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) has come and gone, and with that the big three console makers – Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony – have given their piece on why they rock harder than the other guys in the video game world with a press conference. Did these mega companies impress the press and gamers alike? Well, that depends on who you’re talking about.