San Diego Comic Con Was Meh

San Diego Comic Con has came and went and it was meh. There was some new stuff shown, but most of it was things we had already seen or known. Nothing big or surprising was announced. No footage of Godzilla vs King Kong, or no big trailers for 2020. There wasn’t a new trailer for Episode 9. I wonder why so many conventions this year have been mediocre, I wonder why? I was really hoping to see some new trailers or big new announcements, instead I get the Harley Quinn cartoon. Why me?

Highlight

I really don’t know. That is how dry it was this year. Top Gun 2? I could care less, IT chapter 2? Yawn. Game of Thrones Season 9, er I mean The Witcher? No thanks. OK, probably Terminator Dark Fate. That is the only thing that got me excited.
Nintendo had some good games, but we’ve seen em before. Again, the good stuff we already knew about. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the exciting new trailer for the Picard series. That got me excited, but we already knew about the show. Sigh.

Low Point

Nothing new. We knew most of the announcements and the few new announcements were very boring.

Grade: C- A few decent highlight can’t save a boring Comic Con. Let’s hope that next year is bearable.

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Nintendo and Square Save E3! E3 Review

I thought the E3 was ok, until late last night and today. Two legends Nintendo and Square destroyed it! Let’s rate their showcases.

Square: They started out with a bang with FF VII, and kept the hits coming. Final Fantasy 8 is finally coming! Oninaki, Avengers, new content for FF 14, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and more info on Dragon Quest XI. The games kept coming, they went on about Avengers a little too long and we could’ve done without the mobile games, but oh well. This was a great show. Square, you are getting great again.

Grade: A

Nintendo: Oh dear lord. From the second this direct started with the hero from Dragon Quest, to Daemon X Machina, Link’s Awakening, Panzer Dragoon, A new Contra, Spyro, Witcher 3, Astral Chain, Animal Crossing, Banjo in Smash and the new sequel to the Legend of Zelda Breathe of the Wild. One great relieve after another. It didn’t stop! Nintendo edges out Square to earn the best of E3. Tons of games and lots of fun surprises. This is how you do it.

Grade: A+

Overall E3 Grade B+, a slow start, but a strong finish. Nintendo and Square bought the goods. Microsoft get’s third place. They had a good show, but Nintendo won the E3 easily. EA, Ubisoft and Bethesda, watch Nintendo, Microsoft and Square, that’s how you do it! The E3 is supposed to be about games. Show us the games please! Enough with this nonsense of mobile games and TV shows. Give the fans what they want to see, bad hype can ruin your momentum.

Best of the Show: Nintendo. Games, games and more games!

Worst: Ubisoft. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz wake me up when they show actual game play and some actual games.

Biggest Surprise: Panzer Dragoon remake!

Game of the Show: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

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My Nintendo E3 Predictions

By Michelle Lynn Tackett

These are guesses, so don’t come to my blog going, “Duh, you said that this would be there.” I am having fun ok? We are allowed to do that. I don’t know if some of these games will be here, I hope they will. Let’s a go!

The Nintendo Direct will start off with Retro Studio’s new game. A sci-fi action/adventure game with innovative motion controls and world building. I don’t know what the name is, but with all of the evidence of Retro hiring people for a project like this. It would make sense for Nintendo to show us what Retro has cooking.

Next up will be Luigi’s Mansion 3. A full 2 minute trailer showcasing the new mechanics and enemies. I think the release date will be October 18th.

Next up will be short trailers of 3rd party games. Including Witcher 3, Doom Eternal, Kingdom Hearts collection, WWE 20K and Fall Out 3.

Next Up will be Bravely Third from Square. A short 1 minute trailer and a vague 2020 release date.

Next up is some info on some new Indie games. Maybe Dead Cells 2?

Then we will have the game a lot of Nintendo fans have been clamoring for. Animal Crossing. Expect a 3 minute trailer detailing new game play and new features. Release date of Sept. 13th.

Next up will be Astral Chain. A 3 minute trailer with new details.

Then Fire Emblem will be shown.

More 3rd Party Games. Call Of Duty, which one? I don’t know. Overwatch and Soul Calibur 6.

Some quick info on Mario Maker 2 and Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Nintendo will finally say SNES games will come to the online service, which will get a 20 dollar a year or 60 dollar a year option with all the bells and whistles.

Some footage of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.

Daemon X Machina trailer which looks better and a release date of August 9th.

More info on The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening. Release date, December 6th.

2 last games. The first one is Metroid Prime trilogy. A trailer about 1 minute long with a release date of Nov 15th.

The last one is the first footage of Bayonetta 3. A 2 minute trailer showing off the first gameplay footage. A release date of Early 2020.

The direct will be 43 minutes. Some fans will complain about no new Mario game or something. They will find something to complain about. Everyone else will call em crazy and hilarity will ensue.

Those are my predictions. I hope I am right on all of these. E3 is only a few days a way and Nintendo’s E3 presentation is only 5 days away! I am so excited. Woo Hoo! Let’s a go!

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