I had prepared for my first trip to PAX the way I must prepare for everything else: through rigorous research, planning, and incessant pestering of my friends. What kind of water bottle should I bring? Collapsible. Pain killers? More than one kind, just in case someone you’re with is allergic to one. Hand sanitizer? Apply liberally to everything. Even that child? Especially that child. Sneakers? Don’t forget the gel insoles. Zinc and vitamin C? Begin a rigorous course three weeks prior and bring some with you just in case.
Over the years I’ve had my share of portable systems. When I was a wee lad, hand-held games were my absolute favorite. Maybe it was because I could play anywhere without my parents bugging me, I have no idea, I just loved the damn things. I remember spending an entire summer glued to my Atari LYNX playing amazing games like Todd’s Adventures in Slime World and Rampage. However, as I got older portable games got worse. I still own a dust covered PSP and I borrow my wife’s DS on occasion, but portable gaming is pretty much dead to me. Most of the time, the games feel rushed and underdeveloped, and who really wants to hold a tiny screen all day?
Imagine my dismay when i discovered that there are not one, but TWO Resident Evil games in development for Nintendo’s new “3D” handheld, the 3DS. After looking at footage of these games in action, I’m sold. Are you?
Resident Evil: Revelations