||[May. 17th, 2005|07:29 pm]
RPGFan's E3 2005 Blog
I can't believe how crazy this E3 is, when it hasn't even started yet. The Xbox looks cool, the games are pretty (except Perfect Dark; I thought 12 years in development, it may look better than a Dreamcast game), then came the PS3 and things like that FFVII demo, which floored me. Specs and tech demos mean nothing to me in the long run, since the PS2's rubber ducky demo didn't show me a game I'd actually want to play... but damn if that thing doesn't have a lot of power under the hood.|
The Revolution is, I think, the prettiest of the bunch because I'm a sucker for blue LEDs, but I also have always preferred Nintendo's "fun over horsepower" stance. I figure the specs aren't comparable to the other two, which is why they didn't reveal them. It doesn't mean the games will be bad, but knowing the press and the public, if they saw lower specs, it would seriously hurt their image and cause a lot of negativity. I think they were smart in not showing that, which also further enforced they're about games, not just who can do more.
But none of that mattered once I watched the new Zelda trailer. I think, perhaps ironically, the last game I wanted this bad was Wind Waker. Unlike WW though, I'm not the last bit skeptical about this one. If Twilight Princess does NOT end up being the best game on the GameCube, I'll seriously be surprised, because it looks all kinds of incredible.
Now I really wish I had gone for the full show instead of just Friday. It's gonna be a long 2 days.