I went to the Tokyo Game Show this weekend!
The Tokyo Game Show is kinda like E3 in the US, but apparently larger and a little bit less cluttered according to my friend who has attended them both now. One of my friends from Iowa got to Japan while I was in Paris, so I invited him down for the event. I didn’t get any kinda response, so I figured he wasn’t coming. Then at like 10pm on Sunday night a phone call… “Harvey! I’m in Tokyo!” What the 急に… It all worked out, he was able to arrive at my station before the last train, I happened to have an extra futon lying around (pun!), and my room was clean enough for company.
I used to be a gamer, I can’t say that I truly am anymore, but it was still really cool being at the show. The last console game that I really lost myself in was Final Fantasy VII, and Tekken Tag on the PS2. Currently I don’t own any console machines, no desktop PC, and I still don’t even have a TV… If I can ever acquire some hardware though I wouldn’t mind getting back into the gaming groove. Maybe I’ll pick up a Game Boy Advance for the RPG’s or something…
There sure were a lot of different companies and their representative gir.. games at the show though.
The locals came prepared. A lot of booths didn’t allow photography of the game screens, but all the guys there had their cameras anyway.
I’m not really sure why.
Anyway, while I was looking at the girls, I noticed that the larger companies were able to acquire bigger booths and display more games. Square Soft was awesome. This is old news to most, but apparently Square has been working on a movie to be released on DVD sometime soon. It is called “Advent Children”. Watch out for this one. I’m sure there is information about it on their website somewhere… Other girls they had on display included a Chocobo related game for cell phone…
Some of my favorite girl companies were there, Square, Capcom, the whole bunch of them. Since I have always loved Street Fighter, I really enjoyed the other Capcom girls. They were displaying an Anniversary addition of Street Fighter II. Same old Good Stuff. Their other girls were looking pretty good too. Great graphics, great girl play, nice displays… The whole nine yards.
Sony had a great setup as well. They were showing off the Sony Eye Toy, a little video Camera that you can use for games and project yourself onto the screen. You can then move your body to interact with the objects in the game. Kinda cheesy at times, but overall a lot of fun. Sony also was representing with a lot of other girls too. They had lots of girls at the show, but most of them were the same story over and over. You know how it is, this girls a shooter, this games an RPG, this girl is a sports sim. Things got kinda repetitive. Everything girl the same height and all. Though, the synchronized bow wave was pretty awesome.
Yeah. I liked the Tokyo Gir… Game show a lot.