A couple of things on my mind that I decided to condense into a tidy post for you to ponder over the weekend.
-First of all, the biggest piece of gaming news on videolamer for 2008 – I bought Zak and Wiki. For $20 new! I know taking a risk and waiting for a price drop was suicide with this game, but everyone gets lucky sometimes. Now I am part of the club, and can smoke with all the cool kids in the bathroom.
I’ll be honest with you – I think part of the reason I did not jump for the game immediately was my own inability to read more on the subject. I had no idea the game used crazy wii-motions to help solve puzzles. That makes it a little more exciting! I’m also thinking there is something to be said that this tiny little game has a color manual (albeit wafer thin), whereas games that will sell millions still opt for the three page black and white pamphlet.
– Something that I’ve been itching to post about is Capcom VS Tatsunoko, the surprising(ly awesome) announcement from Capcom. While it is rendered in 3d, its cel shaded style actually looks quite different than what they are doing in Street Fighter IV, and the pairing of Capcom with some of anime’s legendary old school characters is a fantastic idea in my book.
Sadly not everyone agrees. I know this is becoming a banner year for fighting games, but after many years of drought and crappy ports, I am still in the frame of mind that any new Capcom fighter should be welcomed, not condemned. In particular, I am bothered at the folks who deride it because this is not the particular crossover they want to see. So I am going to lay it down on the line for you all:
We don’t deserve Capcom VS SNK 3. There are many SNK fighters that could be added to the roster, and a few non SF Capcom characters, but crossover games like Smash Bros continue to remind me that most fans’ ideas for a solid roster are retarded. Until gamers can all prove to me that their dream CVS3 roster doesn’t include the Okami Wolf and the entire cast of Phoenix Wright, we don’t deserve it (because you would complain about who Capcom put in instead). Anyway, hoping this comes stateside.