It’s E3, and I’m picking the show’s pitiful corpse of the few bits of meat that interest me, in the form of previews. Actually, the most interesting thing I’ve played so far is the one game I wasn’t assigned to — Valkyria Chronicles . I already loved its art style, but now that I’ve played the game I realize it’s the world’s most perfect combination of tactical strategy, third-person action, Nausicaa and unadulterated wonderfulness. Seriously, it’s good, and the presence of Skies of Arcadia ‘s Aika as a playable character pretty much sealed the deal. Meanwhile….
I had the occasion to play Chrono Trigger for DS. Then I wrote about it. (Spoiler alert: It’s Chrono Trigger.) And Mega Man 9 seems as good as I had hoped , but holy crap is it hard. I guess that’s good! If a bit humiliatin’.