E3 2012: the year of the lackluster blockbuster

The Electronics Entertainment Expo is no place for the easily distracted, every inch of convention center carpet devoted to capturing the attentions of calloused video game journalists. In spite of the customary flash however, it's hard to come away from this year's festivals without a creeping sense of disappointment, that for all the showmanship, we didn't actually see all that much at E3 2012 -- an in-between year that seemed lackluster even by those standards.

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Spectator12378d ago

Completely agree. Roll on E3 2013!

GameOn2378d ago

But what will we do in the meantime?

BrutallyBlunt2378d ago

Continue to play countless sequels and argue on N4G about how much better my system is than yours, what else?

On a more serious note 2013 could be a killer year. Bioshock, Borderlands 2, Beyond, The Last of Us, GTA V, Watch Dogs, Wii U games, new hardware from Microsoft and Sony perhaps.

kevnb2378d ago

Its the boring cinematic experience, that's all we saw. Every game has the same pacing and style, its lame.

ShaunCameron2378d ago

Basically. The PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 in a nutshell.

mayberry2378d ago

lackluster blockbuster if all you game on is a 360. ps3 has the HEAT locked and loaded! but I am firing up my 360 to play some crysis 2 online, and some vanquish too! then back to ps3 for some more golds in gt academy and gt5! then try some lbp level making!... I love days off!

kevnb2378d ago

All Sony had was the last of us, everything else was stale.

h311rais3r2378d ago

He's a Sony fanboy Sony can do no wrong in their eyes.

BrutallyBlunt2378d ago

Sony also had Beyond and a new God Of War shown at E3. Those were the big 3. Microsoft had Halo 4 and a new Gears Of War.

What's really getting tiring here on N4G is the emphasis on such few games to the point we need to act like jack-asses. Do these few titles really grant this type of behaviour? When i see how both libraries are awfully familiar, yet this hoo-ra for how system A is so much better than system B, it makes you wonder if people on here actually enjoy the games they play. Or do they get more enjoyment by the games they play here?

StreetsofRage2378d ago

And you also forgot Forza Horizons. I know you hate to hear it, but it's the better rated and better game than GT5. Forza Horizons looks to borrow a lil from another popular franchise from Microsoft in PGR. Any fan of sims/racers should be all over this game.

I find it funny that people say "Microsoft only had Halo, Gears, and Forza." Dude????? Those 3 are arguably the best in their respected genre's. And you think Beyond is better than these 3?