Sony was able to show us a lot of games last night and managed to whip the crowd in attendance into a frenzy on more than a few occasions. Despite this Sony seemed to lack some direction in their delivery.
Gotta say, as someone who was in the crowd, that I kinda disagree a bit. I'm the eternal optimist though when it comes to this stuff. I see the great stuff planned through the minor missteps. Some amazing games shown overall!
Sony didn't waste a bunch of time with numbers for investors this year. It wasn't like press events of the past. It was games games and more game. What is to complain about. Lacked direction & focus? The only part about it that felt odd was the Morpheus section, and to me that's because I was expecting the rest of the show would be all about it, but then they when back into games.
Yeah I don't know WHAT this article is talking about. Did he just say it lack direction and focus? WTF? Plus didn't Sony say their conference will be different from the past?
Was I the only one that felt awkward with how much they were making these guys rush so they could get on to the next thing? These guys kept messing up and commenting how they only have a few minutes and such. That poor No Man's Sky dev looked panicked the whole time. I wish they spent less with things like a game coming out next week, and Call of Duty, and Assassin's Creed, and more time letting those guys show us what they have!
This opinion piece is almost hilarious. PlayStation conference was packed with games.
maybe because it's not dudebro direction
No Mans Sky presentation lacked any kind of structure, it was like they told the guy, "You have 3 minutes, just say something about the game" other than that everything was on point.
Direction and focus oh yeh like how they announced 3 of playstation fabs most wanted games. Plus show new IP's And great 3rd party support
This article makes no sense. On the contrary to its point, the conference was LAZER-FOCUSED on delivering games after games after games, with a total of, what 4 or 5 minutes of the entire show that wasn't explicitly dedicated to showing off specific games?
Sony totally conquered E3 this year!
* The mood was good, and there was cheering, but the actual factual substance from the show was only "so good". Lets not blow things out of proportion, or exaggerate them. For what it was, it was a solid conference, for both Microsoft & Sony, but neither was "amazing" or anything like that. Fanboys on each side need to cool their emotions and praise a bit. * Both good conferences * Both good new games * Both had surprises * XB1 had Rare collection * PS4 had FF7 Remake + Shenmue Both had a couple "ehhh" things to show * Neither show was boring. They were similar in a lot of ways, and reminded me of Live versions of Nintendo's Directs, in that they got right to the good stuff and cut the BS from last years show. * Nobody "killed it" * Nobody "won" * Both had respectable showings that should be enough to please current fans, and hopefully entice a few new ones to jump on board. * I enjoyed both conferences, and can't wait to see what Nintendo & Square-Enix have in store for us. * Let's be realistic,reasonable, rationale,logical about all this. Calm your emotions everyone, let the hype fade and look at it for what it REALLY is. * Both sides did well so far. I expect the same from Nintendo.
What a kill joy! Gaming is supposed to be a fun and exciting activity. "Let's be reasonable, rationale (sic), logical" Why? The way I see it, we have awesome games to play now, and E3 confirmed we'll have awesome games to play over the next 1 to 3+ years. We finally saw Last Guardian, and it appears to have everything that made ICO and Colossus great. And it will be out within 18 months. We have a new Guerilla IP that may be Sony's answer to Monster Hunter People have been waiting years for FFVII remake. And whether it comes in 1 year or 3 years, we now know it is coming We have a collection of the best Rare games in one value pack. As a huge fan of the N64 I cannot wait We have a new IP from the creators of Metroid Prime and MegaMan - in what world is that only 'doing well' and only 'so good'. And that's just the highlights I picked out. Along with Dreams, No Man's Sky and all the other stuff MS showed us, it's an exciting and awesome time to be a gamer. There was something for everyone in MS and Sony's presentations The last few E3's have left me disappointed and jaded. This E3 reignited my passion for gaming.
@3-4-5 I have to agree with what you are saying. Although I'd have to acknowledge that Sony had a more impressive showing of games. bubble up for you.
The announcements were good, but the pacing was off. They'd announce some stupid game nobody cares about then announce a game everyone will sh*t their pants over right after then rinse and repeat and tell a bad joke in between. And all those cheesy montages smh
Uhhh Sony's E3 was 5x better than last year. Tv talk no huge announcements besides BB and NMS. It wasn't that great it was boring. This year they were off to crazy good start. TLG is finally back. Horizon is the sexiest game I've ever seen. and Shenmue 3 kickstarter was outt know where. The second half sure they spoke about heavy third party this year but next year Sony has a killer line up. Nooope this year was way better than last year. Though I'm surprised no real indie focus, GT7, Or GoW
Always something to complain about. Always. This conference was damned near perfect. it had something for everyone. Long anticipated fan favorites, new IPs, indies, big budget AAA. What are your complaints about the MS conference, I wonder?
Well, there was that iffy start to Uncharted 4. That had me a bit confused. I wonder what was up with that? The screen was black for an unusually long amount of time...And then when it finally came up Nathan Drake wasn't moving at all, lol. Of course I don't consider that a negative, with so many things it's almost inevitable for a few hiccups like that. It just made me chuckle.
So you don't consider it a negative, but still felt the need to bring it up as if it were?
Showing wall to wall games at a games show = Lacked Direction and Focus. In this short article the writer struggles to come up with content to try to justify the title...... this article lacks direction and focus. Edit: My god, this article was approved fast.
Haha people are trying to bury the fact Sony made MS look like a french fry next to a steak. Xpeople were banking so hard that this was going to be were MS gained ground and Sony lit the hill on fire.
Lacked focus!? The focus was the gamers!!! Games that were highest on the most requested list are in the process of becoming a reality for many gamers.
You're right. Martin Scorsese should have done Sony's press conference. What?!?
Way too many presenters. Seemed disorganized as well. Content they showed looked good. I could have done without the Shenmue 3 kickstarter trolling though.
Trolling? How? What do you mean?
Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Trolling? LMMFAO, I done heard it ALL!
Only thing it lacked was games to release in 2015
You can go and look for yourself to see what is left to get on the PS4 this year. Heres some, I didn't include what has already been released because that would be silly. PlanetSide 2 Batman: Arkham Knight Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Tales From The Borderlands: Episode Three - Catch A Ride Astebreed J-Stars Victory Vs+ BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend Onechanbara Z2: Chaos Legend of Kay Anniversary Rocket League Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Godzilla God of War III Remastered Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess Trials Fusion: Awesome Level Max F1 2015 Bedlam Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Volume Risen 3: Titan Lords - Enhanced Edition The Talos Principle Until Dawn One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Madden NFL 16 Mad Max Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence Tearaway Unfolded Mighty No. 9 Destiny: The Taken King Skylanders SuperChargers FIFA 16 LEGO Dimensions NBA 2K16 Samurai Warriors 4-II Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance NBA Live 16 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Dragon Quest Heroes Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Tales of Zestiria Assassin's Creed Syndicate WWE 2K16 Need for Speed Call of Duty: Black Ops III Fallout 4 Star Wars: Battlefront Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends Lots of good multipats and exclusives.
I'm pretty sure he meant exclusive games, as multiplats don't contribute to "winning" E3 Basically, in that list, the games Sony can use to convince people to get a PS4 instead of an X1 until 2016 are the following: - Until Dawn - God of war Remaster - Uncharted Remaster
@Timesplitter14 But we know what exclusives are coming out this year, wouldn't of been much of a show if it focused on what we already know. E3 is about the future. Edit: Heres some console exclusives and exclusives from the list for this year. PlanetSide 2 Godzilla God of War III Remastered Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Until Dawn Tearaway Unfolded Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Let’s not forget I'm not counting what has already come out this year.
@MrDead thank you for posting that, and as it seems below certain MP releases for PC+Xbox count as a console exclusive, but when its PC+Playstation = i do not need a playstation so that game does not count, but in the other way PC+Xbox= Microsoft exclusive... thats How the blunt truth of the matter on here some gamers see it as a negative to sony but a big + to only Microsoft, now with Windows OS 10, every PC release will now count as a Microsoft exclusive never mind there in the PC world there is Mac and Linux. Ironic that Valve is making SteamOS a linux PC now so if Sony gets SteamOS+PLaystation release would it count as a console exclusive now? im betting by many gamers on here it only counts as a console exclusive if its only on Microsofts side of the industry with it being on xbox...
@MrDead What exclusives are coming out this year? edit: So a PC game, a PS3 godzilla port, and two remasters That leaves Until Dawn, Tearaway and EGTTR
@Timesplitter14 What’s wrong with those games? If you have a problem don't play them, sit there moaning while the rest of us have a good time playing games. Edit: @Timesplitter14 I didn't know that looking forward to playing games = insecurity.
jesus guys the insecurity is so damn strong in this thread.... Relax, I'm not here to attack you. It's like we can't even talk because as soon as someone has a different opinion you all think "But what if he's secretly an MS SPY!" Don't give me that "if you don't like it don't comment on it" crap. Not liking something is just as good of a reason to comment as liking something. It's called criticism, and you have to learn to deal with criticism. Edit: "Dont say anything I don't like" = insecurity
@Timesplitter14 Calm down. We just enjoyed the show, there’s nothing wrong with you criticising and moaning just as there is nothing wrong with us being excited about what games are coming this year and what we saw in the show. It's called being happy, and you have to learn to deal with happiness.
The only negative point was the lack of 2015 games TLG - 2016 No Mans Sky - TBA Shenmue - TBA/2017 Horizon - 2016 FF7 - TBA and we only had a CG trailer Uncharted 4 - 2016 Also, announcing "Timed-exclusive Call of Duty map packs" is basically the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. And AW3 wasn't worth showing in general
Like is said in my post below. Like who cares if Sony's 2015 line up is lacking 1st party wise. That is where you partner up with 3rd parties to hold you over until those 1st party games are ready. I rather have a finished polished game than one that may be rushed out prematurely like Driveclub or Halo MCC. And this is Sony we are talking about. Have people forgotten the PS3 life cycle where it was bare early on & in the end we got so many games we can barely play them all.
I didn't say Sony was doomed, I said they had one negative point
in the booth there is over 45 playaable new games that are releasing for the 2015 year..at E3 2015, yet even Morpheus has another 30 Games in development for it..and people say there is a lack or 2015 games for playstation 4? i mean com on..check out Microsofts booth @ E3 2015 and look how many 2015 games they have ready to be playable set to release for 2015, than come back here and say who is really lacking games for 2015! they both have a great 2015 release of games for the rest of the year, but trying to paint that the playstation 4 is lacking games for the rest of 2015 is the same thing we have heard over and over again trying to paint the perception of "playstation has no games" is getting pretty tiresome when in the truth of the matter its no way near being even true that the PS4 has no games. it one thing to say there is no games for yourself that you can see, but for many other's there is plenty of games for 2015 that are exclusive on the ps4 that have yet to release this year.
Listening to fans from the other camp, if it isn't directly competing with their content offerings then the PS4 has nothing. The truth is the PS4/PS has more exclusives dropping this year than Xbox...
This is a joke article right? Satire? Lacked focus.....look Sony delivered on 3 games that the gaming community have been crying for years & to not only deliver on one but all 3 is mind blowing. The only thing that was missing was Gabe coming out & saying Half Life 3 is coming out. They showed us dreamers a reality, they showed new & interesting IPs (like Horizon was WHAT THE @#$%!!!), they showed innovative concepts with Dream, indies got a few minutes of fame, 3rd parties got their dues & they ended with Uncharted. Like what more do you want? Yeah so what that Sony's 2015 lineup is a little stale with 1st party games, that is where the 3rd parties come in to hold the fort down until those games are ready. Sony's conference was for the gamer & if you didn't like what u saw than why are u in the business of games.
Yes... maybe Tarantino would make a better job. What?
n4g.com/news/1743369/crisis-av erted-2013-a-distant-memory-as- spencer-and-crew-save-xbox-ones -sinking-ship and this sites review of Microsofts..... yea, pretty good review on both companies conference/s LACK OF FOCUS, FOR A GAME CONSOLE @ A GAMING CONVENTION ..UMM SHOWING OFF YOU KNOW ..GAMES! LMAO
There was a fair bit of talking too. Too much.
Come off it. There was far more of games being shown than talking. Hell, I barely remember anyone talking. My brain was blown away by some of the biggest surprises any E3 has ever had.
Lmfao, video-games aren't a focus?
Exactly what was off topic about my comment? this site write nothing but negative Sony articles and most of the time they make no sense, this E3 was one of Sonys best nothing but great games Horizon was really amazing,FF7,the last guardian,Shenmue 3,SF5, still there is P5
I felt it had better focus than last year's conference. But that's just my opinion.
Sony's conference was focused on showing gamers what's in the pipeline for the next couple of years. It didn't waste a lot of time talking about non-gaming functionality, TV shows, etc. It seemed pretty on-point, technical hiccups aside.
Yes because there is a specific way of announcing games. Either way, the games are revealed and everbody wins.
Bull!...Sony's presentation delivered games & more games especially exclusives & some timed,Sony's E3 was amazing...hands down!! Some fanboy must of written this dumb article.
SONY had a direction and SONY had focus. They direction they focused on was GAMES. No PS Vita. Not a lot of Morpheus. They did it perfectly. They went with the bomb and hen softened the blow with a less exciting title to give you time to breathe. Or they went soft and then BOMB! Like with the Final Fantasy games. All worked out.
SONY killed it this year. Microsoft wasn't bad or anything, it's really just preference honestly.
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