So after finally watching all of the press conferences I would have to say that I am excited about some titles and jest going meh for others. But for the most part I was not disappointed by this years E3.
The first press conference was Microsoft showing off there Xbox One and for me and many other people, Xbox was the underdog. Though after watching it on a live stream I say they are still the underdog. Now I was not really surprised when they teased another Halo game or even when they showed Dead Rising 3. Though Project Spark did kind of peak my interest cause it kind looks like the game Spore which never lived up to the hype. And then there is Quantum Break which looks like some one has been messing with the space-time continuum but looks good from the teaser. But the best news from the Microsoft was the announcement for Titanfall which just looks awesome and will be on the Xbox and PC.( Also they showed footage of the Metal Gear game for those who care) Now with that being said what is the price? Well it will cost you $500 dollars which is kinda steep considering all the downsides to the system but people will buy it anyways.
Next up we have EA which I feel did slightly better than Microsoft, oh so slightly. Of course they showed all there pretty new advancements for the Sports line but I could care less about that. And of course they showed off their baby Battlefield 4 with a 64 player live stream and Dragon Age: Inquisition which actually looked pretty cool. Hopefully it won’t suck like the second one. But the real excitement is when they teased Battlefront and showed a trailer for Mirrors Edge. So it looks like EA is not putting out any new IP’s but going with titles that will make money, surprise surprise.
After EA was Ubisoft who I felt did an awesome job especially since they had Aisha Tyler, some one who can actually talk on stage, introduce all the games. So of course they showed off Watch Dogs, which I am super pumped for, AC4 and the new Splinter Cell which are basically their flag-ship titles. But they did take me by surprise by there racing game The Crew and The Division. Both games look pretty cool but as of right now but The Division looks like a must buy, being another Tom Clancy game. Hopefully it will fill that gap in my life where Rainbow Six is.
Then came the Sony press conference which could possible be the best in show. First of they basically shanked Microsoft in a few ways. They have no restrictions on buying used games or sharing them with your friends. Secondly there is no constant DRM. There are some other nice features but most people only care about the first two I just stated. Also they actually showed the console and it looks like they just slapped 2 PS2’s together to get a PS4. One downside was that it will cost less than $5 a month of a PlayStation Plus subscription, which is not a big deal. But the one thing that really got people’s attention was the $400 price tag. Which if you were paying attention under cuts the Xbox One by $100. Now most of the games showed had been shown in the Ubisoft and EA press conference but they did tease a Mad Max game and showed a trailer for Elder Scrolls Online. But the big news was the actual live demo of Destiny which looked really awesome.
Now with all this great news one might think how will little old Nintendo fair. Well after watching their little video taped press conference I was not impressed or surprised. They showed a Pokemon game, Mario game and a Zelda game which was no real surprise. The only two real note worthy things was Bayonetta 2 and that they added Mega man to Smash Bros. Besides that Nintendo is staying the course, which I feel may not be a good idea in the next 5 years.
As of right now I feel that Sony had the best showing and Microsoft blew a great opportunity to improve their image. EA and Nintendo stayed the course but Ubisoft took me buy surprise. An since this the first E3 that I actually really payed attention to when pretty well.
Here is a list of some note worthy games I forgot to mention earlier: