[Note: as you may know, I have no photo-taking equipment, so don’t expect any pictures.]
Hey everyone, Laevatein here, with another exciting con blog. This time, it’s NYCC 2012. I should start off by saying that I was only able to go on Saturday. Also, I barely saw anything anime related. Surprisingly, I wasn’t able to see much gaming stuff, either. I got to try out the Wii U. While the controller felt a little awkward at first, it starts feeling quite natural. To be honest, I was worried I’d snap it in half, but the controller feels quite sturdy. Still, I’m not too keen on the face buttons, but I guess that’s something to get used to. The two Wii U games I played were Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Tank! Tank! Tank! I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game before, but I thought it’d be similar to Dark Souls. Boy, was I mistaken. While I never quite grasped what I was doing, in an intense action game like Monster Hunter, I never found myself really fighting the controls or anything. I thought the controller felt like a natural fit, which is a pretty good testament to the actual viability of the Wii U controller. T!T!T! felt more like an older arcade game rather than something that could be released today. It was pretty fun, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the full purchase.