TGS 2017


Its September, so that means its time for Tokyo Game Show again!

In the past, whenever I attended I always wrote entries about Tokyo Game Show on here. Of course since this is another TGS entry for this year, theres no need to further explain the topic. However, I don't think I'm going to go too much in depth this time around, so I'm anticipating that this entry will be fairly short with a bigger focus on pictures.



I had planned on going with a friend, which I did, but to be honest I got to the convention center really late. I felt really bad that by the time I finally made it inside, there was only an hour and 45 mins left before the event closed. Long story short, we agreed to meet up at the convention center, which I think worked out for the best.



As always, there were tons of huge booths doing game demonstrations and advertisement. Last year I watched a few demos, but this time around I just walked around the premise to get a sweeping glance of everything.

One thing that excited me to see was an advertisement for Poken Tournament!! Nintendo never seems to participate in Tokyo Game Show, so I had no expectation to see something like that but I was so happy to see it! I'm guessing this probably had more to do with the software company producing it more than anything, but still there was something Pokemon!!

I wish I had a Nintendo Switch so I could get my hands on it as soon as possible! I love fighting games, and as many of you probably know, Pokemon. I used to play Tekken quite a bit at game centers/arcades in the US and was fairly good at it. I've also played Pokken at game centers in Tokyo, so I already have a little bit of a handle at it. Its a game I really wanted to be made available for home consoles and finally it was, but I didn't own a Wii U when the first one came out. Once again, it seems I'm still stuck in that same situation with the Switch, but I want to make a real effort to buy one sooner or later.



One new feature I noticed this year was the opportunity to take photos in various settings that some companies had set up for their featured games. I couldn't resist taking a picture at The Secret of Mana (≧∇≦)
I've never actually played that game before, is it fun?
Also, I will never understand why I always look like a midget every time I take pictures next to statues that are only a little bit shorter than me. This picture looks so strange, but its not the first time something like that has happened to me. Whats going on here???



The convention wasn't very different from last year; a lot of the same kind of booths advertising similar games as last time and tons of VR that feel impossible to get a chance to play. If I had more time, I would have tried at least one VR game out, but then again there are big VR centers popping up in places like Shinjuku and Shibuya lately. Even though I haven't gotten a chance to play yet, I could still try at one of those places and I hope to do so soon!



Lastly, I bought a new phone case!! It seems whatever this phone case is, its not connected to any game (as far as I'm aware), but I really couldn't resist it, not only for the occult imagery, but it was also called 魔導書スマホケース!(Madousho Smart Phone Case) ......Get it? Madousho? Moi dix Mois? ...(^◇^;)

Anyway, I'm glad I could go again this year! Last year the atmosphere of TGS felt a little different from this year. I'm not quite sure if it had something to do my timing or other factors, but it was nice.

I look forward to Tokyo Game Show again next year!!!


Sarah