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E3 2011: Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 3

Posted by Corbie Dillard

The end of the road

We've had a stellar three days at E3 this year with revelation after revelation, but today it all comes to an end.

The fun isn't over yet though: Corbie Dillard, our man who can, is still taking in as many games as possible from booths including THQ, Natsume, Tecmo Koei and more.

Corbie's opinions will automatically appear below as if by Internet magic, and be sure to let the world know your thoughts by joining in with the comments section below.

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Okay impressions coming soon. I had to stop at the beach for a few hours.


Gotta start on some Luigi's Mansion 2 impressions after I eat. More to come...


Well it's time to go see the Natsume and Majesco booths. Then my work here is done. At least until I get home and have to type all this stuff up.


Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds is one to keep an eye on. Plays a LOT like the original Wario Land game. Great 3D and being able to move to various planes on the screen.


Went back and played some more Luigi's Mansion 2 for the 6th time and Mario Kart for the 4th time. Gotta have these two! 3DS is really looking up!


Just played BIT.TRIP SAGA and it was extremely good. Took on RUNNER, BEAT, FATE, and CORE and all four played great. Nice package!


I'll also be playing Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds here in about an hour. They've changed it to 2D and I can't wait to see it in action.


@CorbieD: Time to go check out Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. Hope it's as good as the first one was.


@CorbieD: Just played Luigi's Mansion 2 again. I just can't stop coming back to it. Screenshots do NOT do this game justice.


@CorbieD: Well I'm off to the convention center. Still have a few more games to see. Luigi's Mansion 2 impressions coming tonight.

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User Comments (37)



TingLz said:

Maybe fanboys will be happy now....oh sorry, just hoping for miracles



dangermouseuk78 said:

i think Nintendo was done after its conference. I think they showed off the Wii U to early before they had anything worth while to show. Then again maybe they rushed it all thru for E3 as they would have had pretty much nothing to show.



shingi_70 said:

Reggie said in the gametrailers interview we would learn more about the online this week. I hope thats today.



CanisWolfred said:

I was never a Luigi's Mansion fan. Seeing that we're getting the DQM Joker sequel makes me want to play the original. I'll be getting the sequel, of course.



andyutd97 said:

@9 yeh sometimes it sucks to be brittish then I remember we invented the: Television, the telephone, football, the radio and last but not least the English language. Oh yeh we also have the best league of footy in the world.



dangermouseuk78 said:

@14 been a couple of nice little Gems in there but most already knew were coming still for me 3DS bit of a slow burner hope some of these games will help it to pick up.



moosa said:

Well, I think the Wii U and a pile of first-party 3DS gems is plenty. You just have to understand that the conference is where they do their big presentation, and the rest of the time at E3 is more for showing off at the booths and letting attendees get hands-on. You should expect the big news to come at the conference and more of the impressions to come from the rest.



dangermouseuk78 said:

i think i have a grasp of what E3's all about and as i said i think the Wii U was shown before it was ready to and in a confusing way. Even Nintendo themselves seem not to know what there trying to do with it at the moment im not the first to say that either.

As for the 3DS mixed bag imo some nice new games with some games we already know about that may not be out till the end of the year and some of those games were shown when the 3DS was shown off for the first time.

I Agree plenty of first party games but maybe some should have been out already.

@20 i agree with you on TGS i think and hope that would be a better showing there may get a clearer picture on the Wii U altho i maybe mistaken arent Nintendo notorious for not showing much at TGS.



Punny said:

@15: Maybe he's having too much fun playing it to give us his impressions. After all, Luigi's Mansion 2 is his favorite game at E3 so far.



Issun said:

I agree with Mickeymac ^^ If you see a Nintendo exec, Corbie, can you spam him questions about the game in the US ? So that they at least know there is demand there, that the game sees a release and sells a bit more than if it didn't ^^



Henmii said:

"Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds is one to keep an eye on. Plays a LOT like the original Wario Land game"

That's good news then! By the way: I thought it was simply called Mutant mudds now?



Odnetnin said:

3DS version of SAGA or the stupid newly-announced Wii version, Corbie? Assuming the former, tell me about the THWEE DEE!



Corbs said:

It wasn't supposed to be shown, but I caught Alex at the Nintendo Booth and made him show it to me. And he said the Wii version is gonna have some nice surprises and new levels.



JimLad said:

In regards to you and Luigi's Mansion... get a room!

...and no that was not a pun.



Kirk said:

So what's so great about Luigi's Mansion 2 then?

I thought the ghosts actually looked a bit crappy and generic, and the game doesn't seem to have as good real-time lighting and shadows as the original Wii game, which I personally thought was one of it's strong points.



Henmii said:

"BIT.TRIP.SAGA?! Oh, joy!

...But a retail game? Meh, I guess that's still alright. "

That's actually super all-right! Think about it: If you buy all 6 games on wiiware it will cost you 60 Dollar/Euro's. Now on the 3DS you probably have all 6 games for 50 Dollar/Euro's or less, you have them in physical form (on a card), with bonusses and 3D. I think that's a very nice deal! I'll skip the wiiware downloads and go straight for the 3DS release (when I have a 3DS)!

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