The much-vaunted PlayStation Experience didn’t really yield a ton of surprise and enthusiasm. Did Sony miss a great opportunity?
One of the reasons i heard why Sony set up Playstation Experience is that there is so much for them to show that E3, Gamescon, TGS aren't enough to showcase everything. Whether that is true or no remains to be seen but if it is than WOW! Sony must have a ton more to reveal & that is exciting. In the past Sony is known for leaks & early reveals. Now they have been much more secretive about what they have behind the scenes. All this mystery is exciting don't you think? It has only been a year since the PS4 was released. I get tired of bloggers and sites saying 'where are the games?'. The Playstation brand wasn't built in a year people! Are we so forgetting the previous Playstation eras already? The games will come & when they do there better be no complaint that there are too many games from these bloggers or gaming sites. We've seen it with the PSone, the PS2, the PS3 and we will see the games on PS4.
The last paragraph of your comment is probably right on. PS always has a light start for games and then the games just keep coming. It's possible that this will ring even truer this gem as they have a nearly 2:1 sell ratio to their direct competitor and business has been very good. Bubs for you
Most if not all where already shown at other presentations.... all we remember fr this event was Final Fantasy 7
But they didn't really show much or reveal anything that most of us here didn't already know. I mean from all the stories leading up to this, it came off as if Sony was going to drop some more exclusive games that have not been announced yet. The biggest reveal was SFV being on PS4 and PC only. Other than that No man's Sky, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne and The Order...all games we already know about. More gameplay was shown but nothing more. Drawn to Death...meh, maybe, but another arena shooter. Expected a little more from Jaffe honestly. And what else was there? Day of the Tentacle? More indie PC ports? A friggin port of FF7, which everyone did a huge groan about? Chalk this one up to another instance of overhype and expecting more than what the actual company really promised.
i didnt expect any new announcements till E3 so every announcement at PSEXP was a bonus to me
First 15 minutes was enough to make it a great "experience" I love PSex! see what I did there! Add in that TLOU caliber gameplay from The Order! add in that literally unbelievable gameplay of No Man's Sky! Long live the Vita! the lowest point was probably what made this "writer" post this: the FF7 reveal-LOL Square should of just shown some new FFXV gameplay and snuck in FF7 reveal.
Nothing really new and no real surprises ... I really think I lost my time looking at that show. Wake up Sony, where are all the promises???
The Forest? Drawn to Death? What else did you see in that crystal ball of yours?
Human Element was actually a surprise. I forgot about that one. Don't think it will be exclusive on the PS4 though. Might be timed exclusive. Drawn to Death looks like an indie game. The Forest is just another survival game and there are plenty of those all over the market now. Nothing revolutionary about it and probably will be on other platforms as well.
SFV alone was big news , even if leaked right before the event . And i dont see what's wrong with actually seeing in action games that were solely announced , guessed , or teased The content was there , so long as you didnt expect outlandish stuff steeming from silly speculations like OMG FF7 remake , Titan Fall 2 , Legend of Dragoon 2 !! etc etc
I don't see why those are "outlandish".
It was just examples and some of the stuff floating around , unsupported . I wouldnt put myself out believing any unicorn stories from dubious sources every new events
You already knew about Yakuza 5
The Playstation Experiance is just a way for Sony to control the brand and the message it represents. They must have to work in very confined times and spaces in other peoples expos , so this is the perfect way for them to showcase there product... Did this experience live up to the hype? I guess we all have an individual take on that... my opinion , Not really . Came off as a lackluster attempt that rehashed a bunch of games we already knew were coming. Next year will be better once the games start to catch up.
Precisely, it was nothing special and if you don't sip the cool aide thats apparent!
I can (kinda) agree with the statement, mostly because there hasnt really been any new games that have fired up my interests in quite some time (few years). Though I think it was still better than E3. Not a failure by any measures.
SHUT UP! UC4, Drawn to death, 7 vita games, God of War, GT7 being comfired, the SFV annoucments......... Project Morphius the order, bloodborn, ff7, other games annouced and PLAYABLE TO THE BLOODY PUBLIC, 20th anniversery PS4. everything baring MGS online and Zelda was better than the game awards world premairs. Those are the sort of things Geoff needs next year not things like Before and trailers for games coming out within weeks of the show I.E Dying light. Destiny DLC etc.
I wasnt having much fun on Saturday mainly because I was waiting in lines the whole time, and I was time restricted because I had to go to work. Only plus was meeting Greg Miller, Colin, Shu, and even Michael Pachter xD they were all really awesome people, Shu is a busy man so we didnt get much time to talk, I was surprised that most people there didnt recognize any of them. On Sunday it was amazing, I went over to the indie side and there were ALOT of fun ones and talking to the actual developers was amazing, highlight of the weekend for me, I have quite a few games on my radar for my vita and ps4
So far we had three events in December. 1. PlayStation Experience 2. VGA 3. Microsoft Store Event In my opinion PlayStation Experience was the best event followed by VGAs which were much better than last years game awards. Microsofts store event was the worst one in my opinion.
I enjoyed it alot.
Games we knew about, I OWN A PS4 and PS3 and it was booooooring... Awkward presenters, Awkward dialogue and I tuned in primarily for the 20th anniversary edition Ps4 aaaaaannnnnnd they shammed me... So all in all nothing to write home about. Why don't you refute my claims along with those disagrees? or are you just opposed to fact? THERE WAS NOTHING NEW!!
Nope, Street Fighter 5 wasn't new. Street fighter 4 DE wasn't new, Drawn to death wasn't new, The Forest wasn't new. Day of the tentacle special edition wasn't new. Your claim is almost as embarrassing as saying PS4 has no games.
7 brand new and unannounced games AND 21 from other platforms , now announced as coming to ps4 or ps3 or vita . And two popular japanese games announced as localized . Those are facts , unlike anything you've said thus far . Say instead that you dont care for those and/or wanted more
Microsoft Store Event 1st person to trade in a PS4 towards Xbone gets a free Xbone game. .....competition was fierce..../s
wth ? "They called it a “once in a lifetime event” but many gamers agree with the following analysis: The PlayStation Experience didn’t deliver." many gamers agree?????????????
Yes many gamers agree. While many enjoyed it. Ever heard of personal opinion?
and the few negative personal opinion = many gamer ? There isnt a negative consensus online about either the VGA or the sony events thus far ... so yeah i'd say it falls into the minority
Does it say a majority of gamers? or Many gamers? its not negative it just wasn't a once in lifetime experience, it was touted to be so, and it didn't live up to that. It was just trailers of games we've seen before no megaton announcements or things we weren't aware of just 100% rehashing of known material. Many gamers can constitute 50-1,000,000 whether its the minority or not.. Im just not a blatant fanboy I can be objective to things Sony, unlike most of the N4G community. It was an okay experience but not what was expected, I expected greatness and got average.
Sure , but right now there isnt a big showing from the negative folks .. at least nothing going out of the ordinary when it comes to the net .. And you had new announces and footage , even discounting the SF5 leak ... as usual you guys just decide to ignore whatever suit your negativity . and it's not even a matter of Sony ... every event , be it for MS , nintendo as well ... it's always the same stories . They PR their own events wich is to be expected .. Then some decide to follow moronic bloggers and sites , that got no more inside source than any regular joe , announcing huge games , stuff and megatons .. they start repeating it themselves and believing it ... shooting for the moon . And when they are given gold platters instead , they are like "this was lame , where is the moon ? " . Mm yeah i'll just keep ignoring those moods , while you guys will keep pretending folks are drinking Kool aid , and that nothing of interest happened . @ EDIT Fanboyism doesnt even necessarily factor into people being enthusiastic about what was shown . If you like fighting you were shown Frickin' Street Fighter V with a bit of gameplay If you're into tps you had the first actual gameplay of Uncharted 4 for long min . You'll tell me that you knew about it , saw the meager teaser ? So what ? this is the game with actual long sequences of gameplay . How can people be jaded about that if fan of the genre/franchise ? Same goes with bloodborn , if you're into rpgs . There was like 7 brand new game announced even if some are indie stuff . And likely as many we knew about but had no concrete footage for . And then there are existing games we didnt know were coming on ps4 or others
And as a final note , and even said below , the event was going on beyond the mere show , as an actual anniversary event , with games on the floor and further announces . So yeah i just think you guys are just jaded . You setup impossible goals and wonder why they arent met , instead of just enjoying excellent games and potentially good games being shown mostly back to back
Generally, for an article, using hyperbole is a way to imply that it's a majority that feels that way, thus a consensus was formed among the community. Many gamers isn't qualified as the term many itself is subjective to what the person using it feels it means. Many could mean 10 people on some Xbox forum, another 10 trolls from N4G, and some reporter from polygon. All of a sudden, anecdotal evidence is representative of a general consensus that doesn't exist. The proper way for the author to say what is actual reality is, "I didn't find the PS experience much of an experience", or "There are some people(or a group of people) who didn't find the PSX that much of an experience" So far, it seems PS fans are generally happy with the event, known xbox trolls think it was a let down, and everyone else was so blown away that they haven't recovered enough to form an opinion.
It was better than E3
YAKUZA 5!!!! *drops mic*
I am a huge Uncharted fan and a I am happy to admit, a huge fan of all things Playstation. As such I admit I am hardly impartial but.....SURELY there is no way this event can be seen in a negative light, it was back to back games and they even threw in Plants v Zombies for free. I hate to label people, everyone is entitled to their opinion but this guy would hate Sony no matter what they did.
Still surprised no Titanfall PS4 announcement or Uncharted Remastered Collection, otherwise it was great.
PSX wasn't about the key notes. It's about being able to play games. I believe their was tons of games so in that case... Hype met.
This was better than E3, Tgs, Gamescon, etc.... just tons of games, some bombas and alot of live gameplay or gameplay period as oppossed to CGI bs other companies pull and try to pass for gameplay lol Idk what show some f you were watching but Bloodborn, Uc, and order gameplay alone was more than we get in any other show add to that other games, SF5 exclusivity, No Mans sky, the free games we recieved and so much other crap i believe some of you guys are on drugs lol And most were playable afterwards which was niceeeeeeeee no bs demos of empty pastures looking cute, or cgi or live action not representative of the actual game. No one is on Sonys level when it comes to really showing us gameplay and games at presentations!
I wasn't even there. Had a very busy weekend. Streamed it on twitch during a couple minutes that I could. I liked what I could see and got caught up with the rest on PS blog and N4G. One reveal i was most surprised about was Drawn to Death. Curious as to how far they will go with it. Disappointed with the FF-VII port but also not holding my breath. The chances or a new RPG with similar quality has a better chance of seeing the light of day instead. Sony still has E3 to plus us up on progress of other current and future titles that I'll never have enough time to play. I am drowned already and i think I finally am ready to pick up Drive Club after it's been through a true beta test lol because it looks simply stunning.
And another ignorant rant about the event basing it on the Keynote. Ps experience is a 2 day EVENT. As in a happening where people experience things on a venue. It is not a SHOW. You can NOT judge it based on a 2 hour keynote which is in fact just the opening for the whole thing. You need to go there on the venue and experience the event itself. It's like judging Comic-con based on pictures and limited videos people upload on Youtube.
Agreed. That's why i don't want to click the link. It's just a clickbait :(
please refer yourself to the article directly above this. thank you.
The event was what you wanted it to be. There was nothing wrong with it and if you were left disappointed you expected too much.
PlayStation Experience was a celebration of the 20th Anniversary, not a "reveals only" event. I enjoyed the event a lot and I know it will come next year.
Would have been fun to go to:/ but at least I got a free game out of it!
It's was helpful to me. It made it 100% clear that I can wait till summer or fall to buy a PS4. The Order is garbage. An on rails action adventure game with a boring plot and lots of QTEs. No multiplayer. Bloodborne is a wait and see. Dark and demon souls are ok, but they mainly appeal to a tiny "hard core audience" (the first one sold only 2mm copies and sales have dropped significantly for every iteration). So KUF is what I'm waiting for. And to see how much more UC gets downgraded.
The 'A Night Under No Man's Sky' concert was enough for me. It was Amazing. So much so, that I had to look the band up, get some of their stuff, and I even went through all the effort to rip and make audio tracks from the archived stream so I could listen to it some more. Everything else was pretty cool. Yea, there were a Lot of indie titles. But many looked good and got me interested.
I only watch the keynote from twitch and for me it is an experience: - UC 4 gameplay - Bloodborne chalice dungeon - SF V even though it got leaked but still awesome - Yakuza 5 got localized - 3 free games from EA - Suikoden 2 for PSN (at last!) - RE Revelation 2 for vita - Grim Fandango release date and Day of Tentacle - Dawn to Death looks fun - New Fat Princess If only i can go to the event myself. And of course i want more like new Wild Arms, Dark Cloud, or new Dino Crisis / Onimusha. But i'm satisfied with all the announcement. The only downside is that FF 7 troll from SE. Sony should put new God of War or new Guerilla Games teaser instead of putting Hashimoto on the stage.
Reading the comments section is probably a better read than clicking the actual article...wich I didn't do.
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