Fandom Review

Nintendo

Nintendo has announced that they’ll be releasing the SNES Classic and has already said that they’ll be putting more systems out this time then last year’s NES Classic which was considered almost impossible to find due to them putting out less than 3 million units. Considering the Switch sold more than that in it’s first month you would think that they would’ve put more out. Bottom line, hopefully they can learn from their mistakes this time around.

The controller cord will be longer and there will be 21 games for it including The Legend Of Zelda : A Link To The Past, Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country and the previously unreleased Star Fox 2.

Dynasty Warriors

I absolutely love the Dynasty Warriors series. I love the history of the stories it’s based on, I love the over the top action and I love the wild, outrageous characterizations of some of histories most powerful generals. This looks phenomenal and I can’t wait to see what they do with the series on a modern day console.

Marvel/Sony

Well it appears that sony has no idea what they’re doing. The recently announced films of Venom and Silver and Black have been confirmed as having no connections to the MCU…which is pretty stupid in my opinion but then again, I’m not a producer for either company. I personally think that Sony can give us a good film but it doesn’t make sense for them to not continue along with Marvel. The merger giving us Spider-Man in Civil War helped to make it into one of the best films of 2016.

We’ll still have to wait and see but I do worry about what this means for Spider-Man films in the long-term. I do love Tom Hardy as Venom and I think he’ll give us a great performance…I would just love for that performance to be alongside Tom Holland.

Meanwhile the Producer of Marvel Studios has announced that the sequel to Spider-Man : Homecoming will be the only film confirmed for Phase 4 until after Infinity War. Supposedly the sequel will be the perfect film to lead us into the future of Marvel following the insanity of Infinity War.

Han Solo

And our final story gives us huge, unfortunate news coming from the set of the Han Solo film. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left the project due to “Creative Differences” which is the fanciest way to say “I don’t like them anymore” ever.

This does worry me a bit due to Lord and Miller alway appearing very laid back and easy to work with during interviews. Was Lucasfilm that difficult to work for?

According to different sources, The duo have said that they felt like they had no creative freedom with this film and that there was no chance for what they wanted to do with it. There were rumors about the Rogue One reshoots being very similar but overall it was said that Gareth Edwards was still proud of the final product(and he absolutely should be.)

Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan have come out and said that Lord and Miller would film 2 or 3 camera setups on one scene when they could have easily done the 10 to 15 that the studio wanted for editing purposes. Supposedly, Lord and Miller listened but didn’t follow through. Naturally, this is all hearsay from a few different sources but the bottom line is that they’re out and now Ron Howard has stepped in to finish shooting the film which is still scheduled to come out in May.

Also, apparently they’ve hired a acting coach for Alden Ehrenreich. This is a very odd choice to do this late in production but at least they’re trying to fix the problems.

So the real questions are will Lord and Miller return to filming The Flash? Will Han Solo be a disjointed mess? And will Ehrenreich’s performance be so flip floppy that we won’t even be able to focus on the good parts? Hopefully all good things will come to fruition soon.(I.E. Apparently Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm got along great during The Last Jedi so that’s great!)

E3 – Nintendo

Nintendo basically won E3 in my opinion, we saw some cool things from Bethesda, Sony and the rest but Nintendo just had the highlights of the event. They literally gave us everything we wanted from ports of some great games like Rocket League and Skyrim but we also got to see some new additions to the switch’s catalog such as Xenoblade Chronicles 2,  Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Super Mario Odyssey. Since I know nothing about Xenoblade Chronicles 2(Although it does look pretty awesome so maybe I need to hop on that train.) and since the other two have already been covered by Carter I’ve decided to go over the remaining games from what I thought was the best showcase of E3.

Pokemon

So they told us nothing besides the fact that there is a core RPG Pokemon game coming for the switch which is huge! Whereas we’ve had spin-offs like Pokemon Coliseum, Pokemon Snap  and Pikachu’s Pokepark we never had an actual core Pokemon on a home console cause they’ve always been Handhelds. Even though they didn’t show anything for it, the announcement is more than enough to get fans excited.

Metroid

Metroid Prime is widely considered to be an epic of a game series and I think that it’s a perfect time to bring Samus back with the push of strong female characters in modern media like Rey, Black Widow and Wonder Woman being so prominent. I still need to beat the first three but I’m excited to see what they can do with this series on the Switch.

So here we’re getting a return to the side scrolling roots of Metroid and I think it looks great. The gameplay looks polished and the graphics are updated to maintain the scale of the prime series and yet it still looks like classical Metroid.

Overall, I’m very excited for both of these games. Although the series never grabbed me like Legend Of Zelda or Mario did, this could definitely get me to become a Metroid fan.

Kirby

Look! Look upon this perfection and despair for Kirby is the bringer of oblivion! Seriously though, This looks fantastic from the bright graphics to the co-op platforming gameplay. I just can’t say enough good things about this game and I’m so ready for it!

Yoshi

Well apparently 2018 is the year of the adorable co-op platformers. Like Kirby Switch before it Yoshi Switch looks just stunning from a visual standpoint and I can’t wait to see what they can bring to the table with this one.

Legend Of Zelda

When I first heard DLC for a Zelda game, I was a little apprehensive due to my traditional thoughts of “How do you add to a Zelda game that’s the biggest they’ve ever done?” Well this is how you do it. More Trials, More Armor and more abilities in The Master Trials and then The Champions Ballad doesn’t show a whole lot but I’m sure we’ll more about that as we get closer to it. It does give a great visual of some different characters from the game so maybe we can play as them or something like that. Either way, more Legend Of Zelda is always a good thing. 

Fire Emblem

I just can’t wait for this game. I loved the Dynasty Warriors series and I loved Hyrule Warriors so this one just makes perfect sense. I’m a big of the series but I’ve only played 4 of the games and haven’t gotten around to Fire Emblem Fates yet so I didn’t know most of the characters shown here but I love Chrom and Marth and I’m hoping for additions of characters like Ricken, Kellam, Panne, Ike, Sothe, Soren, Lyn and Eirika.

The only disappointment to me is that with the game coming out so soon why don’t we see any gameplay here but that might just be me nitpicking. Bottom line is that I can’t wait to have this game.

Overall 

Like I said, Nintendo won E3. They won us over by showing us that there are great things on the horizon for us as gamers. I’ll be getting a switch as soon as I can now cause I’m definitely ready for the next year of games.