Banky's Briefs - E3 2011 Edition
By WhipSmartBanky 06-08-2011 10:09 PM
Here's my top picks of interest from E3 2011:
Super Mario 3DS
Mass Effect 3
Yeah, it's a short list. These are pretty much the games that are "day one" hype-wagon for me without waiting for reviews or further information. Unfortunately what I'm particularly excited about are the sequels, things that we already knew about, and even worse, games that won't be out until 2012. At least four out of those five titles are TBA 2012, and I have some doubts that Super Mario 3DS will make it by the predicted Holiday 2011. Because of this, E3 2011 has been a bit of a disappointment for me so far. Most of the the stuff *I* want won't be out until 2012, with a huge gaming vacuum remaining for the second-half of 2011.
Another factor that trims this list down considerably is that I'm trying to avoid most HD re-releases re-makes and re-imaginings, even though it kills me to leave Starfox 64 3DS off of my "day one" list. Starfox 64 is one of my top-five games of all time. I already own the original N64 cartridge as well as the Wii Virtual Console release. This is the one game I broke my "you already own this" rule for, and I find myself hard-pressed to do it again. The addition of 3D and accelerometer controls, not to mention the list of changes really puts this on the price-drop/wait-and-see stack.
I'm not on the Kinect/Move/Wii-U bandwagon yet and unfortunately it seemed like the biggest announcements fell in those arenas. However, I'm incredibly interested in the Playstation Vita. With the handheld power approaching that of the 360 and PS3, it's incredibly intriguing to be able to play those games in the palm of my hand. With this kind of power comes the "me too" problem; many new software titles can and will simply be ported over from the consoles. Given this choice, I'll guarantee you that I will pick the console version nearly every time. This leaves the exclusive games. The exception? If Vita exclusive titles fall in the footsteps of spinoffs and side-stories like Uncharted: Golden Abyss, games that look and play as exciting as their console counterparts, but with new stories and adventures, there may be lots of fun and interest to be had here.
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