Ok, with it officially ended and out of the way, I can finally, with confidence, say that E3 was shit this year.
Microsoft showed Halo 4 then proceeded to bore the fuck out of us with:
“Hey, did you know in a month you’ll be able to browse the internet on our console? It’s an original idea, the Wii didn’t do it at launch or anything.”
Then Sony showed up to show us what we really wanted:
-The Last Of Us.
-Assassins Creed 3.
-Beyond: Two Souls.
Then Ubisoft showed up to show us what we had already seen at Sony’s panel.
Then EA showed up to say:
“Hey, we exist.” Then they faded away never to be seen again.
Lastly Nintendo showed up to show us what they showed us last year in hope that we forgot it existed… which we hadn’t… and they ended up making an arse of themselves, so Ubisoft crashed their panel to show us more of what we had already seen from Sony’s panel.
Reinforcing my point that E3 2012 sucked, but you know what would of made it better? If those people who cancelled didn’t…
We missed out on both Bioshock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto 5, two games which would’ve got everyone in the school yard talking about how videogames are the new soccer or cocaine or something else irrealistic that could only happen in an alternate dimension… then again, by reading a blog about videogames there may be hope for humanity… SAVE THE WORLD, READ MY BLOG!
Anyway, Here’s some Persona 4.
Yes, yes. I just got my copy of Atlus’ Persona 4 and have been playing it non-stop for the past 24 hours.
Strangely enough, with all my wordyness I still can’t come up with a paragraph to encompass its divine awesomeness, as there are so many clever elements that make up the experience.
There’s a social element which directly ties to your progression in the combat element.
There’s a subtle, indirect timer in the form of the ingame weather, resulting in you fearing a rainy day.
There’s a card-collecting mechanic which feels like Jade Cocoon (Good videogame-hipster reference eh?).
It’s like a VN without the overarching goal of sex, had sex (SEEWUTIDIDTHAR?!) with a Final Fantasy game that ran out of hair gel and as a result, Persona 4 was the child who grew from the cabbage patch.
In conclusion, I hate words, this years E3 can go fuck itself and I’m slowly becoming Japanese.