(DAYS 2 & 3)
Welcome back! As we last left our heroes… er, hero, Nik Marirarir…. Nik Myeraringrgaodfug…. Nik the Unpronounceable was at the London Comic Con and giving us rad impressions. Here’s day 2 and 3, with more stupid commentary by yours truly.
Day 2 kicked off pretty interesting as there was an obvious increase in cosplayers, stands and lines so, if you were not among the first ones, you had to wait at least an hour or 2.
Among the more interesting stands was a origami stand, that showcased a lot of Star Wars with little else, but I think people were more than impressed.
On the other side, there was a signing booth of Anthony Daniels, which personally I think, was just horrible fan service, since you had to pay for the autograph, but hey, you got a picture for free.
Oh and here is a picture of firefox [see below] and the food stand with milk next to the bottles of tea.
Now with all the marketing going on for Lollipop Chainsaw, I expected this game to be horrible, but its actually not that bad, but its also not that great. Its the kind of game which was talked about on the podcast many times. Japan making a game for the US.
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is an interesting game, that was executed well enough, using the kinect and joystick to play the game, but its still the kinect, which for this game is just not accurate enough and with so much stuff you can do in the mech, you need that accurecy, which is pretty much the only bad part of the game and a big enough reason for me not to get it.
Day 2 also featured the reveal for the new TMNT, but I waited in line to play the new Tekken for about a hour, but with the amount of excitement I heard from the show room, I think its ok to say, that it will be good.
Day 3 over and it just got normal. The lines are smaller, only a few pikachu pejamas, but more free hugs signs for some reason…oh well.
If you want to try a game or get a picture with somebody, this is the time to do it, as the amount of people is just perfect, where the lines last about 10 minutes, the stands like Edds World are sold out and you can get a picture with almost everybody, if they want it of course.
So Harrison made the gun out of wood, foam and such, well the gun I’m holding is made from resin and metal, so it was the heaviest thing ever and the guy that had this, was taking pictures with the other hand. Points for effort!
Project Zero on the Wii was actually really fun, except the part where everybody was playing the game and the people there had no clue how to advance in the game, so running around lost was a big part of the game for me.
Dragon’s Dogma. Finaly got to play it and it’s like Lollypop Chainsaw, only a lot slower and visually more interesting. Also the combat is fun, but you have to take your time. Fun fact, you can lift your companion and throw him into the enemy and he doesn’t mind it.
The rest of the day, there was a q&a with Danny DeVito about the movie The Lorax and a Costume contest, but time was short and I could not attend that.
So to sum it up, ComicCon london was a interesting experience and its even better if you are cos playing, since after you check out the stalls, you pretty much hang out with the rest of the cos players at the steps of the entrance, or at the nearest bar because why not :)
Thanks Nik! As always, we appreciate it. Tell Nik thanks in the comments, and don’t be afraid to send us your pictures and descriptions of just any old thing.