E3 is the place where developers and publishers show off their new games. Thousands of people watch from home on live-streams and it becomes a yearly event that you must tune into if you are an avid gamer. Nintendo is a special company to me when it comes to showing off new games that are part of their mega popular franchises. As much as Sony and Microsoft surprise me at E3’s, Nintendo always seems to beat them tenfold in my opinion. Sure, some years aren’t too great, like when they showed off Wii Music, BUT they ALWAYS have something up their tricky Japanese sleeves. This week for #ThrowbackThursday, we are talking about some of our most anticipated E3 reveals. I had to go with Nintendo and talk about their announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The swan song of the Nintendo Wii.E3 2010 was the year that Skyward Sword was revealed in its entirety, gameplay and all. Shigeru Miyamoto showed off the motion plus controls that the game relied heavily on. It was an awkwardly translated demonstration that seemed to annoy and bore the audience. Lots of Nintendo fans were upset with the fact that they couldn’t play the new Zelda game with a traditional control scheme. I thought the motion controls actually worked really well with this game and made combat more strategic as well as puzzle solving.
Being the 5th main 3D Zelda game to be developed after Twilight Princess, I was thirsty for another Hyrule adventure. Once I got my hands on it in 2011 i was very happy with the final product. I loved the relationship between Zelda and Link so much! But I didn’t like the repetition of the game, in every area you had to this weird fetch quest that seemed unnecessary. But the enemy design was impeccable and each one was a puzzle of sorts. You had to try to figure out which way you had to swing your sword to defeat them. There was a weird thing , that to this day I don’t understand why Nintendo would do this, but every time you turned the game off, its like the game forgets that you know what rupees and items are for. If you pick up a red rupee the game will tell you how much its worth every time! It’s the strangest thing that was super annoying.
Regardless, Nintendo had people super interested in the game by showing it all off at E3. With the new Zelda game getting delayed into 2016, I’m even more excited. I want this open-world Zelda game to be the best that it can be. If i have to wait for that, then wait I will. I’m excited to play with the Wii U gamepad since no motion controls will be required to play. My Wii U is collecting dust so bring on the games Nintendo!
I can’t believe E3 2015 is only 12 days away! Nintendo already stated that Zelda will not be shown at the conference, which makes me sad. But I’m sure that they will show off some secret surprises. I mean, come on, it’s Nintendo!