Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Video game news roundup

1. Metroid: Other M trailer: The same game you've already played, but in 2D.

2. Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer: The same game you've already played, but with a new control scheme.

3. Epic Mickey trailer: Too childish for me, and neither of boys were remotely interested.

4. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars trailer: I'm almost certain to buy this to play with my kids.

5. Portal 2 trailer: I'm not crazy about first person shooters, but I do love the Portal world.

6. Lots of commentary on Nintendo's 3DS handheld. The 3D screen sounds like just the latest interesting gimmick no one will be able to figure out a use for. The only games I really liked for the DS were Advance Wars Dual Strike, Ninja Gaiden, and Grand Theft Auto, and of those three, only Ninja Gaiden made meaningful use of the touchscreen. I'd rather have a smartphone with internet access and super cheap games.