"So, after several amazing presentations and perhaps a few mediocre ones (hello, EA and Microsoft), I’m left with mixed feelings..." Explosion.com
Watch Dogs stole E3 this year no doubt
watchdogs was great looking on pc.
I expect it to be great looking on all the platforms it comes out on.
@LOGICWINS Only PC and MAYBE WiiU (we still need to see specs).
Watch Dogs, Last of Us, Dust 514, But I don't get the Question... I didn't realize E3 was over. They need to update the E3 site/ sarcasm
E3 is done, and of all the people, the French stole the show.
¯ So I guess whoever "wins" is really dependent on each individual. Personally, I liked Sony's E3 better than Ubisoft's simply because of God of War and Last of Us gameplay footage, unveiling of Beyond and free monthly full PS3 games for Plus.
@Shin Indeed, I am going to have to buy a larger hard drive.
They really win by default... The other conferences were overall very weak... This year's E3 was probably the worst in quite a number of years.
what about this star wars 1313!
"E3 is done, and of all the people, the French stole the show" Isn't that one of the signs of the apocalypse? It's pretty sad that Ubisoft had one of the best showings; they usually stink.
everyone is all excited about Watch Dogs (except me)!!!!!! 1. still not convinced the game play is fully open like GTA. that demo seemed way too scripted. 2. That was the PC version. The consoles will NOT look like that. Ubisoft should of shown a console version instead. Everyone's presser seemed the same. Cool game to start and end with, with a bunch of FILLERS in between. to me Sony won! That Move Book thing looks really good for kids.
1. It's not supposed to be. It seems to be a much more focused adventure than GTA. Did you hear any dev say that it was supposed to be open like GTA? 2. Ummm...so? BF3 on PC being the best looking version of the game didn't stop people from getting the game on consoles. I'm sure it will look fine on consoles as well. AC3 is open world and it looks incredible on consoles. The game is coming out in 2013...by that time, the console version should be able to surpass the demo we saw graphically.
finally someone else making sense. the game was extremly scripted, not that its bad, not bad at all. but people will be mislead and disappointed. iv'e said this so much on here but its assassins creed 1 all over again making it out to be something its not then when everyone plays it its disappointing because they was expecting something else. but im sure the game will be amazing either way and sony won for me last of us won by a clear mile, if you realy think about it watch the videos back a good set of times and you will see how amazing it is and how scripted watchdogs was
Yeah, most of the other big titles (TLoU, Halo 4, etc.) we saw coming. Watch Dogs was a total surprise, and the rest of Ubisoft's lineup wasn't bad either.
I might be alone, but Far Cry 3 was game of show for me. Extremely compelling and mature content themes through that sucker. It was amazing. Watch Dogs was a sucker punch out of nowhere though, great stuff. There are plenty of games that were equally awesome. It's too hard to pick one, but when you open your demo with tits and eroticism in general and have it for a mature and psychological reason, I feel you get some major bonus points.
"I might be alone, but Far Cry 3 was game of show for me." Your not alone. I feel the same way. Its a tie between Far Cry 3 and AC3. FC3 needs to polish up that co-op though, it seemed a little tacked on to me.
I think its because we were so starved for surprises... since every new game was leaked in some form or capacity right before their shows. But watch dogs was a huge surprise. Looking forawrd to that game, but I think it stole the show based on it surprising everyone, and the fact it looks really goood
Yep, Ubisoft had the best show. Ubisoft > EA > Microsoft > Sony > Nintendo.
@ShinMaster How is he a fanboy by saying that? But I think MS and Sony both had equally good shows. Ubisoft won. A lot of variety of games was the key for them.
@shinmaster Yeh he's clearly an EA fanboy/s. IMO they had the worst conference on a serious note... Also notice how he puts MS before Sony and is therefore a fanboy... Other way round is apparently the only logical possibility.
MS better than SONY??? HAHAHAHA NO
The whole "What you don't wanna get whopped by a big black girl" comment. I mean I personally didn't give a fuck and thought it was hilarious, but I'm sure some suits somewhere might throw a fit over it. She was great though, as were a lot of the games they showed. Can't wait to see more about them
You don't think "Girl-wood" was the deal breaker?
Beyond Last of Us Watch Dogs AC3 Unfortunately sony dug their conferences grave with the long wonderbook presentation... but hands down Ubisoft won e3... which surprises the crap out of me everytime I think about it Kudos to them
1st - Sony/Ubi 2nd - Microsoft/EA 3rd - Nintendo (EPIC EPIC FAIL)
call me shallow but when i saw those wind effects at the beginning, i was already in love. The gameplay looks very promising and I can't wait to see more of this game in the future.
I already said it myself on a previous comment on the game: It's a 110/-10 for anything VS Watch Dog. Nothing on this show even came close to the stunning graphics of this game. Not to mention, besides their own show, some of the best games on the MS/Sony/Nintendo show also came from Ubisoft.
With a combination of AC3, Far Cry 3, Watchdogs, and Blacklist...yes, Ubisoft had the best conference.
Agreed. And a huge improvement from the wacky showing last year.
blacklist looked amazing
^^Yeah, can't wait for the co-op reveal. I'm buying all these games on launch day :)
Who "won" depends on the games one cares about. To me, the only game from Ubisoft was Watch Dogs, which was great, but not enough to win me over Sony's conference.
ubisoft has always been my favorite. glad to see them still kickin ass
don't forget Rayman: legends and ZombiU
I'd say it's a close win between Ubisoft and Sony. Ubisoft definitely did surprise this year. Was probably their best year too. Microsoft and Nintendo were just seriously bad. Their worst years since I started watching E3 in 2007.
MS, Sony, and Nintendo were all more or less equally "bad". I'd say EA was even worse... Ubi was actually the only very good conference this year.
everything was great, besides the shows host, a pair of retards
I liked Charlie from Friends. She was really confident (and extremely fit :P). And the guy was harmless.
My order. Ubisoft Sony Nintendo EA Microsoft. How the hell is it that Nintendo and Microsoft had such underwhelming shows? Heck if I know.
To each its own I guess. I personally feel Microsoft had one of the best. Halo 4 was amazing and my game of E3. What was so special about Sony's? That wonderbook was a snoozefest. I was hoping for The Last Guardian and nothing. And even The Last of Us kind of underwhelmed me. The game play and AI looked simple. Same shooting mechanics as Uncharted. Meh! The new God of War game is the only thing that saved Sony for me.
How you say the gameplay look simple and the AI.... but was amazed by Halo ? Halo Gameplay was boring too watch, but the graphic leap was cool. I like Halo, but the gameplay was extremely boring and the shooting sucked to me. Last of us was pretty cool showing the backpack and how you need to survive and can't just go trigger happy. Plus the combination of the bottle with the fire was cool.
Halo has the same shooting mechanics wth. Imean what kind of shooting mechanics do you want from last of us.atleast the gameplay is totally different, if it wasnt for halo. Ms conference would of bombed Also the gameplay and ai does not look simple at all. The lack of anything in the game looks good, making it seem more survival. Also with no regenerating life bar makes it harder. Also I like that when he gets injured like even shot at, you can see his reaction, like he is getting hurt. Also one last thing. I love how the ai reacts. When he ran out of bullets, when he held the guy hostage and even the guy begging for his life. This game is very mature
Yes Halo's gameplay is still the same shooting mechanics. You are right. I give Halo 4 a pass only because it's a sci fi game and you're able to get "different" from new creative sci fi enemies. Where as in Last of Us. It's just "wait till the bad guys stick their head out and shoot, than repeat" The additions you mention are cool but the core gameplay is the same old gameplay I been playing for years. The holding the guy hostage has been done many times before.
You only seen one gameplay of it. Your still forgetting humans arnt only the enemies in this game. Halo is probably my favorite game, but if it gets a pass for having "different" enemies, then this game to sinse it doesnt only have human enemies
WTF have you ever played halo. Which version only had human? please tell
I was really hoping for something next gen and only Watchdogs came through.
It is rather absurd for me to say a third party company won E3 but I will say it... Ubisoft The Third Party Company won E3.
Yes. I loved all of Ubisoft's. Can't wait for Farcry 3.
They destroyed it! 1.Ubisoft 2.Sony 3.Nintendo
Ubisoft definitely won. Watchdogs was the "show stealer" Splinter Cell Blacklist was unvealed, and AC3 is looking great. And I'm still enjoying Ghost Recon!
They did have the best show. I also don't see how someone could say the nintendo press conference was better than Microsoft's. Nintendo's press conference was the most disappointing one I have ever seen at any e3 in my life. Considering they had a new console in their hands, for them to just come out so bland is Beyond me.
Yes. Why? Aisha Tyler. of Archer and Talk Soup (And a Authentic Nerd/ Geek)
It seems every conference had their "Usher" Sony had the 'Wonderbook' Microsoft had, well, "Usher" Ubisoft had "Flo Rida" Nintendo "Wii-Fit family BS" Is this what they think "gamers" want? Celebrity guest appearances and dancing? It seems 'core-gamers' aren't the being targeted anymore, as we're not the "majority" anymore.
The wii u sing was much cringier than the wii u fit. "Clap with me everyone" I felt awkward watching the trailer.
Sad really, since mostly core gamers are the ones who even fucking tune into E3.
LOL so freaking true, dude! Wtf did they expect? The audience was dead silent on all that casual crap especially that spell book stuff, the WiiFit stuff and the Kinect crap. It baffles me why that's such a prominent feature for each E3 when core gamers aren't going back to the forums, chats and message boards to talk about motion-controlled fitness games.
visually the best looking game ive ever seen, i expected gta4 to look like this way back when the next gen consoles where first revealed, but the hype outperformed the consoles, gameplay wise it looks rock solid, but its nothing we havent seen before, if it was truly next gen that car crash scene should have droped your jaw to the floor
Just like I said before, you can't compare Ubi to the big 3 conferences. They only showed games. Ubisoft conference is about the games. Sony conference is about the PS3, the PSVita, the PSN, the PS+, the PS Mobile...it's about the PS brand, both software and hardware. They had hardcore moments (Beyond, Gow, TLOU), casual moments (...wonderbook) and apps news (ps+ offers) and talked about the vita. Ubi just showed game after game. And games that we already knew and games that were even shown before the conference and after it! People say Ubi 'won' it only because of Watch Dogs. The conference itself was mediocre, dancing game to open the conference? lmao e-sports gamers? lmao We had already see Splinter Cell and Farcry 3 in action, and although ACIII was impressive, Sony had a much better gameplay demo at their conference. IMO the best conference ever in any E3 was the Konami E3 2010 conference.
Yes they did! Almost everything I was intrested in came from Ubisoft, but there is still a software show for Nintendo. As of right now, Ubi has it, and Watch Dogs looks like GOTY material
For me: Ubisoft Sony Microsoft EA Nintendo
For people who disagree, post your own opinions?
Since I disagreed I will post my opinion. Ubisoft Sony Nintendo EA Microsoft
Ubisoft took E3 by a landslide.Nice work guys.
They all sucked!!! Ubisoft did have the best conference but given the competition that ain't saying much. Besides Watch Dogs and Far Cry 3 they have nothing. I've never liked the Assassin Creed series, its easily wanna the most overrated games ever (and being milked like crazy too). Blacklist is already another insult to the TRUE SP franchise that came out last generation (Conviction & DA sucked ass). And the Ghost Recon game that came out recently, although a decent game, is nothing to how the original series was in terms of gameplay. They might as well have made it a brand new IP, da fuck with all this "futuristic" crap. When was Ghost Recon ever about that?
Of course they won absolutely smashers and crush Sony and Microsoft faces.
I think you have to rate them differently than you rate Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. For a third party presentation, (annoying host aside) they killed it.