|Posted by SheldonRandoms on June 10, 2016 at 3:10 AM|
eShop Guru SheldonRandoms here, and today, I’ve managed to get my paws on a ticket for a certain gaming expo, you know, the one that takes place every year in June? That’s right, it’s a ticket for B3 Game Expo For Bees. The title is a wordplay of a certain gaming holiday that you might’ve heard of, and since I have a ticket to get into the expo hive, I’m going to see if what’s shown off at B3 is something that’ll make me bee hyped for months/years to come, or will I find it unbeelievable that they didn’t show off a game or system that was leaked from a “reliable source”, and complain about it in the comments section with others in my same predicament? Let’s buzz about it (also I hope I fit inside of a bee hive).
You’re a bee, just like the other bees here at B3, however, you have a duty that you called in for, and that duty is guarding the floors and ceilings of the Convention Hive. While reading perhaps a bit too much of that hard to resist pre-B3 hype, you ignore the duty’s call, and fall asleep on the battlefield, 1 moment of weakness is all a certain RoboBear needs to watch over to make a move. Does RoboBear make that move? Well, you’re awaken by Queen Beetronic, and she informs you that RoboBear posts have been buzzing everywhere, with social media buzzing in things such as “RoboBear @ B3” or “#RoboBearWinsB3”. Now, as the Security Bee, you must bee brave on your first night shift and lift an axe on RoboBear’s scheme, or else this could spell out Doom for Beetronic’s newest system, as well as B3. I have my B-pod buzz ready to take pictures and videos of the events that’s about to unfold (That means I was able to fit in, though I was originally kangaroo sized, now I’m bee sized, the wonders of a shrink ray…..I’m not going to question the shrink ray, my body is just ready for some B3 coverage!).
Security Bee’s B3 adventure is told (or seen) through a first bee perspective. The HUD displays the percentage of scannable objects and bees that you have scanned, as well as the percentage of energy that’ll keep you buzzing, and you gotta keep buzzing, or else you’ll lose track of the amount of bling that’s also being displayed on your HUD. When you acquire your sting cannon that’s powered by “power cells”, you’ll be able to fight back against RoboBear in all that first bee shooter fashion. Although being in first bee shooter mode can remind me of any FBS, it feels more like a nod for the Metroid Prime series. The atmosphere and surroundings, while having color presents, also goes for a futuristic techy look, and the music even helps in that department, making me feel like I was exploring a spaceship in space. Spaceships are always cool to see, but if only I could take it for a ride…..Oh well, I’ll just take a picture of it and keep exploring more of the expo.
While exploring the spacesh- I mean B3 had moments that were beeautiful, it left my B-pod buzz hungry for more pictures to be taken, beecause the expo was over before I knew it. The ingredients were there, exploration with buzzing wings that you could fly around with, Gamepad usage to solve roadblocks with, dialogue that is humorous and jokes about some of modern day gaming’s clichés, FBS battles with a bear that is a robot, all of that sounds NOICE, but there was not enough honey in the jar to make that beeautiful flavor last. After clearing the game once, if you didn’t scan all that’s there to be scanned, you can try again to scan some possible skipped nooks or crannies.
All and all, B3 Game Expo For Bees is honey that’s short, yet sweet. While the price for admission might make some think the honey tastes bitter, there’s still some fun to be had here in the convention hive. If the price for a ticket to B3 goes down, it’ll make attenbees feel like they’re getting more buzz for their honey. Update from the convention hive! B3 Game Expo For Bees now has a new set price at $4.99/€3.99. The higher price might've stinged those a bit due to the short (but sweet) expereince, but at 5 bucks, it's definitely easier to recommend.
I gave B3 Game Expo For Bees 6 Security Bees out of 10
Cost on the eShop: $4.99/€3.99
Memory Used: 159MB
Review code provided by: Famous Gamous