Joined: Jun 2010
June 13, 2010 06:44:12 AM
I've put mine on my site earlier today so it would be good to post them here, it's quite long but there are a lot of things I like to see ^^
Quote:Iâm expecting a lot of E3 this time. Some developers seem to create more action-oriented games for multiple consoles that all look the same, others create a mass of mobile games (iPhone) or small budget titles for PSN or XBL. There are few developers that dare to create big new IPs which are unique, fresh and original. I think, with 2 possible new consoles (N3DS and PSP2), the possibility exists that a lot of new IPs will be announced at the upcoming event, maybe even some new RPGs? Iâm hoping for it! I understand that creating FPS and action games is money making but some developers need to have the guts to do something original. As far as I know, all those unique titles were received greatly by gaming media.
Besides new (RPG) IPs, are there any specific games Iâm looking forward to? Yes, next to Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3 and some others I canât remember right now, there are some very specific games Iâd like to see at this E3:
Baten Kaitos 3
I never was really sure which RPG was the best RPG Iâve ever played. The guess was between Final Fantasy X and Baten Kaitos. After seemingly years of debate, I made up my mind. Baten Kaitos on Nintendo GameCube is the best RPG Iâve ever played. While it was confusing for some, BK had the best battle system Iâve ever seen in any game. The game featured great character designs, an interesting story, awesome music by Sakuraba and stunning, breathing environments that I will never forget. I was disappointed that BK2 never reached Europe but apparently the game sold badly in US. Nevertheless, I would love to see a new Baten Kaitos title, or even a remake of the original. Iâm pretty sure it would be received a lot better in times were JRPGs are slowly dying. I canât express how I feel about this game, but Namco created a gem that I will never forget. I wonder if this gem will finally appear once more at E3â¦
Lost Odyssey 2
Lost Odyssey was a strange game, it didnât have some sort of character growth system, neither a truly interesting battle system or menu interface. The story, with exception of Kaimâs memories in âA Thousand Years of Dreamsâ, wasnât all too exciting either. Despite all this, I loved Lost Odyssey and many will agree that this is one of the best Xbox 360 RPGs. It is thus far the only game that I really see as a JRPG similar to Final Fantasy X and countless PS2 JRPGs, in the current generation of consoles. Iâd love to see a sequel in some way, though I donât think thatâll happen anytime soon.
The Elder Scrolls V
I love open world gameplay and games that never really end. Thatâs mainly the reason why Iâm so excited for FFXIV, to know that itâll never end and there will be always something to do. Elder Scrolls IV was such a game, it simply hit me, it hit me hard with a breathing world, lore and so much things to do. Iâd love to see a sequel, thatâs all.
An interesting Capcom (mobile) 2D adventure title.
I love Capcomâs Ace Attorney games. They were one of the few portable titles that got me hooked and were I actually cared about the characters and story. Ace Attorney is classified as an Adventure game however for me it is a completely new genre of games. The creator of these games is working on a completely new game called Ghost Trick which, similar to Ace Attorney, will feature unique gameplay and story. At E3, Iâd like to see more of this game and maybe something else Capcomâs been working on. Devil May Cry 5, perhaps?
Golden Sun (3?)DS
We havenât heard anything about Golden Sun since the original announcement at E309. If youâve never played Golden Sun and looked at the GBA games, you might not like them. I, however, played the second game and absolutely loved it so Iâm looking forward to hear more about this title. I think itâs strange we havenât seen
anything about this title for such a long time so maybe theyâre porting it to the 3DS?
Final Fantasy Versus/Agito/Haeresis XIII
You might have noticed how Square Enix localizes their titles faster with smaller gaps between the Japanese, North American and European release. I would not be surprised if the next FF Versus trailer features English voices and an English UI. As many of you, Iâd love to see Versus at E3 however theyâve basically denied it in the recent Kingdom Hearts interview. Final Fantasy Versus XIII is in development for a long time already, however the development team also assisted with the development of many other titles so my guess is that Versusâs development wonât reach completion soon.
I believe that Square Enix wonât show Versus, but rather Agito XIII at this yearâs E3 conference, since the game has already a release date pinned down (my guess is Winter 2010). Only god knowsâ¦Versus or Agito? Both? No one? Or will Square Enix opt for a reveal of the 4th Fabula Nova Crystallis title? The myth of the patented Haeresis? Some say Haeresis was originally FFXIV, others say it was simply patented for development at a later time. A few years back, I thought it was the codename for a Final Fantasy X movie, today I think itâs a project lead by Yasumi Mitsuda (Square Enix Production Team 4, known for the Ivalice Alliance games including FFXII)
Besides all of this, Iâd like to see some kick-ass trailers for games like Final Fantasy XIV, the Last Story and the Last Guardian (many more that I canât remember right now. Write âgamesâ on a scrap of paper, think and yes, those games!)
Iâm looking forward to announcements about the Nintendo 3Ds and the rumored PSP2 but I hope the other consoles will stick to Natal and Move for a while. The full potential of consoles like PS3, Xbox 360, and even Wii still hasnât been discovered yet. For some odd reason I donât have 3D vision but Iâm afraid Nintendo will use their 3D chip as an excuse to push the price high and make the console as bulky as the original Nintendo DS. A long time ago, there were rumors about Nintendo working on a Wii HD console that would be free for everyone who own a Wii already. It would go on sale only a month after E3. I donât believe the last part, Nintendo would never do something like that, however Iâd like to see a Wii HD. Some people try games like Super Mario Galaxy on a Wii HD emulator and they look very nice with upscaled graphics. Iâd also like to see a big PS3 firmware with enhanced support for PlayStation 2 titles. There were rumors about Sony working on a PlayStation 2 emulator and Iâm sure a lot of fans would like to see that. That big firmware update should also include a PS video store for European countries. Unfortunately, if there was going to be a firmware update, it would probably be to include a Premium PSN service. Iâm fine with that, however they shouldnât let you pay a monthly subscription to play online games like Microsoft does. Speaking of updates, the Nintendo Wii should also get a major update. Iâm beginning to feel that the user interface is outdated a bit and would like to see some new features such as a demo service, custom backgrounds, some new cool channels and the ability to read DVDs.
Alongside with new hardware there should also be some new games. 3DS with tilt sensor should open up many opportunities for developers to create a new form of games and to port iPhone games to 3DS. Iâm not a fan of motion controls because people think your strange when your playing such a game in a public place. If the 3DS is as powerful as the GameCube, expect to see lots of GameCube games ported to the device *coughbatenkaitoscough*. With 2 screens, updated graphics, new controls and an analog stick, the 3DS seems like the perfect console for RPGs.
Microsoft and Windows Phone 7
To finish this thing off, letâs talk about Microsoft. Itâs obvious that theyâll be introducing an Xbox Slim and maybe a price drop. Iâm looking forward to see more from Natal since it didnât seem all too responsive at last yearâs E3 conference. Iâm also love gadgets and phones so Iâll keep an eye out on Microsoftâs Windows Phone 7, a major update to their mobile operating system which is scheduled to launch this winter. Besides a complete make-over of their outdated OS, the phones will also be centered around games. You can connect your Gamertag to your phone to play, buy (or try) games from a sweet looking Marketplace. Furthermore, WP7 is the first portable device that supports achievements. I think Microsoft is able to transform their phones into true gaming consoles on par with DS/PSP since the devices have been met with an enormous praise saying that itâs the first device that will be able to beat the iPhone. Another reason could be the ability to easily port iPhone games to WP7, games that are seamlessly compatible with WP7, PCs and Xbox 360 or the high-end developer environment for developing games and applications using Silverlight and XNA Game Studio. I wonder if Microsoft will debut these devices as actual gaming consoles at E3, it seems likely!
Iâm keeping me eyes on the big guns Iâm interested in like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Capcom, Namco, Bethesda and of course Square Enix! Many great announcements were made but thereâll sure be so much other ones! Whatever youâre interested in, keep a close eye on your favorite video game sites (including this one!) because itâs going to be an event of a lifetime!
P.S.: Last year live streams were pretty horrible. I hope this yearâs streams will be better. Technology is advanced enough to make HQ streams or even HD streams possible. This year Nintendo will stream their own conference and IGN is partnering with YouTube to provide the live streams so there is hope! Great announcements need great quality footage!