At first when Twilight Princess was in development, I thought I was going to love it. Hell, my first midnight launch with GameStop was to purchase my Wii system and a copy of Twilight Princess. I even remember sitting on my living room couch and jumping up with excitement when I first saw the trailer during X-Play’s E3 coverage. Being a big Legend of Zelda fan already, it shouldn’t be surprising to for me to naturally get antsy over the next installment to the series.
Looking back at it, I guess I made the mistake of falling into the hype. Naturally, other Legend of Zelda fans were hyping the shit out of it but the main problem was Nintendo themselves. Hearing someone directly from Nintendo say it was going to be the “best Zelda game to date” during interviews did not help with cutting down the hype. I fell into the trap of high expectations that the game itself ended up not living up to in my eyes.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good, solid game, but I don’t know…It just didn’t “wow” me like I thought it would. The wolf aspect seemed disappointing, especially after playing through and loving Okami beforehand. I know people say it gets more in-depth farther on in the game, but the truth is, I lose interest in it very quickly. The Wii controls just didn’t turn out to as cool as I thought and I don’t know how else to explain it other than I just didn’t get as pulled into the game as I was hoping.
I’ve been meaning to go back and give it a second chance, to see if maybe now I can overlook some of those expectations and get more from the game than before. But someone has my copy…
Rainbow Six: Vegas was a game…That well…At first didn’t appeal to me. I never really played or had any interest in the previous Rainbow Six titles. I do believe I may have played one back in the day on the PlayStation but I was never really into it. I remember when the demo for Vegas came out, Amaterasu and Roan were addicted to it. I ended up downloading it just so I could play with them since that was all they seemed to play for a good week or so. While going through the demo, I just wasn’t getting much of a feeling for it. It felt frustrating and difficult to get into.
The game came out and of course, both of them bought it. So I found myself getting it as well if only to play with them but then something amazing happened…I ended up loving it.
I guess I just finally got the hang of the game’s concept…It made the frustration go away and now I absolutely love Rainbow Six. I preordered Vegas 2 and am waiting for Ubisoft to announce a new one.