It was fairly difficult coming up with a top five list of E3 2008 highlights and not because there was so much to choose from. In fact, it was the opposite. This year's E3 was terribly underwhelming with no big announcements from any of the major players.
That being said, we have managed to pull five noteworthy happenings out of the rotting compost pile that was E3 2008. Keep in mind, these are what we think are valuable and may not be what the "mainstream" values, that is, more FPSes with better graphics than before. Oy.
1. Pikmin coming to the Wii - Finally, the perfect platform for the perfect game. Serenity now!
2. Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsber Duels - When the Wii was announced, with its motion sensing controller, all I could think about were lightsabers and Harry Potter wands. The latter has proven quite satsifying. Soon, we'll see if the former is as awesome as in my daydreams.
3. Tecmo Bowl Kickoff for the DS - I have never hidden my love for Tecmo Bowl...here and here. This new version, for the DS, will have more customizable options, but the same gameplay those of us of a certain age both know and love.
"Dogs and cats living together!" My love for Ghostbusters runs deep. Debuting in 1984, it hit as I was turning 8 years old and then, as VCRs started to gain popularity, it was a staple of my household. That being said, even if the game isn't that great, I will love it.
5. Resident Evil 5 Screenshots - Normally, I'm not a sucker for screenshots, however, due to my love of Resident Evil games, and the fact that we've been waiting for RE5 since 1978, seeing a whole new slew of pictures makes me happy.
So there they are. The five announcements from E3 2008 that we here at Lunabean find the most intriguing.