Oh boy… the E3… I think for Nintendo this year wasn‘t that lucky. All presented games were rather lame. There were two surprises for me: Donkey Kong Country for Wii and Kid Icarus for 3DS. Well, I thought after the sale of Rare to Microsoft, Nintendo wouldn‘t dare to develope a Donkey Kong game on their own. Now they did and it looks and is said to feel like New Super Mario Bros. Wii. That there is a new game with Pit, the little angel from Kid Icarus, is not that much of a surprise. Why else should Nintendo put him into the character list of Super Smash Bros. BRAWL (SSBB). Kid Icarus only had very few games on the NES, SNES and Gameboy. This franchise was out of the gamers‘ head for ages. Except for some really hardcore retro-gamers and fans of the „Captain N“ cartoon series. Pit was briefly brought back to mind with SSBB to bring him in a new game. I think it’s a good way to re-establish a character. I recently posted a review of the first NES game by LordKat. Have a look, it is worth it.
But what I really wanna talk about is the new Zelda called „Skyward Sword“. I‘ll tell you the truth: I‘m not as excited as other Zelda fans. I mean, the graphics… come on. This is childish crayon GFX. But Wind Waker also worked and the first time I saw screenshots I thought it was a LEGO game.
So let’s put aside the graphics and let’s talk about the controls. I don‘t like the motion based control concept of the Wii. I already joked many years ago that I don‘t wanna dance and wave around in my room just to make the character do a single step. I mean, it is impressive how far technology is nowadays. But I grew up with gamepads and joysticks. In Germany we have a proverb: Was der Bauer nicht kennt, frisst er nicht! Means: Farmers don‘t eat what they don‘t know. It’s weird. I know, it is working for many years and the generation of gamers is used to it. Not only through Wii, but also through Six-Axis or, when we go back a little further, Eye-Toy. Well I don‘t have a Wii yet. I will wait for the new Wii that must be coming in the next 2 years. So I‘ll have some more time to get used to the elements of Skyward Sword.
Follow the little red UFO!!!