Microsoft was always done well for itself with its Xbox brand but it’s hard to deny that they haven’t started on the best foot with the Xbox One. What do they need to do to win customer favor again and can they do it with this press conference?
In Pokemon news today we are treated to the next Pokemon installments. Instead of the traditional companion game (Likely to be called “Z”), we are treated to remakes to Generation 3. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is set for release this November.
Personally, I don’t understand why they chose to remake Gen 3 now. With the release of Pokebank there isn’t any Pokemon that isn’t obtainable. Any new features or items are better left to be added to “Pokemon Z”. This seems like a redundant cash grab. I understand the potential appeal to drawing in old fans but it’s likely more catered to players who don’t have the DS or GBA games or hardware to take advantage of the Pokebank. You know that they’re going to add new Mega Stones and battle items to appeal to the competitive crowd too. Honestly for someone who didn’t like Ruby and Sapphire, this annoys me. I would have preferred to sit on Pokemon X and Y a while longer while waiting for the companion game but if this does bring in new players then I really can’t complain.
Pokemon finally has the makeover that people wanted for the main series to have for a long time. The 6th Generation of Pokemon is here coming to the 3DS presented with fully 3D graphics and animations. The long-standing competitive RPG has had a very good run on the DS, all 9 of them. There was Pokemon Overload for a couple of years which saw a decline in the fan base. After taking a few years to clean up for the new handheld does Pokemon X and Y play as good as it looks.
Resident Evil is back again more ambitious than ever. There are more characters and intersecting stories lines as well as brining names and faces from the past. Does one of our oldest zombie killing games deliver or should this have stayed dead.
Early this week the Resident Evil 6 demo was released on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It’s very uncharacteristic of Capcom to release demos but take it as gift to try out their next big title. Have they changed up the formula or will we see another clone of Resident Evil 4.
Leon and Chris return in the next chapter in the Resident Evil series. I’ve got to say it’s looking incredible. This looks like a massive step up from Resident Evil 4 and 5. The story seems to be broken up into three with Leon, Chris and a new unnamed mercenary character in the starring roles. Zombies finally make a return in the series and they are more versatile than ever. There are also new game mechanics that could possibly over complicate the controls but also give characters more control and freedom than ever.
Resident Evil 6 is set to be released November 20 2011.