When Sony went on stage they made it clear they wanted to focus on the games, all of this was true to an extent.
I think the show was pretty alright.
I think they still have PSX, so I will wait for that.
The show lacked surprises but that can be seen as a good thing. From the comments from PlayStation heads it sounds like they don't want to show them off until they are actually ready and have a solid release date. This was the biggest complaint about Sony with their previous E3 with them announcing games way too early. And now that they have taken that feedback people are upset because they didn't have any surprises? Like you said they still got PSX, along with Tokyo game show and Paris game show. They have all year to announce new stuff
I never got the complaint about Sony announcing things too early - I love those announcements the most and think that this is what E3 is actually about (HYPE!!!) On the other hand every gamer should understand how game development works and that especially with 4k games, things sometimes take more time than expected and get delayed... but that doesn't mean you shouldn't show off what you're working on. For example if TLOU 2 or the new Sucker Punch IP would've been shown off (and they are clearly in a state that allows a presentation), people could've given the devs feedback on what is good and what isn't. This kind of communication with your customers should be standard in times of early access and open betas.
It was still the best show. MS showed 90% of the games coming to PS and then Sony showed exclusives. MS actually helped Sony out. Lol
It wasn't a home run, but neither were the other ones. I still thought it was the best show because it showed the best looking games, and actual gameplay footage instead of sizzle reels. Would have been nice to have a surprise, but it was still solid. I think they should have saved Spiderman for this E3, last year's E3 didn't really need it and it would have been a bombshell to end this one with.
Yeah it was iight, twitch was twitching like a mother f I could barely watch it. Anyway doesn't really matter to me got plenty of games to play now untill 2019 anyways and still didn't buy the good stuff yet.
It was a year old thanksgiving dinner. Missing gravy on those mash.
At least there was a turkey on the table.
And seems everybody missed cocktail hour that was previous to e3 that also talked about all games coming this year. This was not sonys best e3 and I think Sony messed up by not including the first hour live stream event into e3. For the fans that tuned in, they saw all the games, but that does not give them the boost with media like if it were included as the entire e3 package.
It lacked the surprises I was expecting from them
I really think that Sony has done so well in the past that at this point they kinda held at a higher standard at E3 now.
If you add in all the trailers sony released preshow, its was an ok showing. But the stage show itself was lacking. Why would they cut games like Crash, GT sport, Knack 2 from the stage show when the trailers were ready to go and the show was short at 50 minutes? Doesnt make sense
There's always more form the Sony camp, what they shown at E3 was fantastic.
E3 isn't their only show & there were quite a few trailers before they even got on stage (which I found a bit odd).
Got to agree with some of the comments here. It was not a great conference but it was ok. A lot of complaints recently is about Sony announcing games 2 years or so in advance. Yoshida yesterday said they held back on a few announcements. But people are complaining now because they didn't announce enough? My hope is that come PSX or early next year they will announce a few more titles including Sucker Punch new game.
In terms of surprises, I wont argue it was underwhelming for sure. Of course I wanted Bloodborne II and Sucker Punch's New I.P to be announced and kind of expected them to. But when it comes to the games they presented, it couldn't be more far from the truth. Sure, many of their first party games we saw last year, but holy hell they ALL looked amazing and proves yet again that Sony provides a broad variety in games and got a blockbuster lineup of first party titles that, as of now, nobody can match in my opinion: God of War Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Days Gone Detroit: Become Human Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Expansion Spiderman Shadow of the Colossus Gran Turismo Sport So overall I think it was a good conference, not their best, but rock solid when it comes to the share a amount of high quality titles you only can play on Playstation 4.
Well, considering MS spent most of their time convincing me it's ok to stick with PlayStation as most of what they announced can be enjoyed on my PS4, when they weren't failing to justify an overpriced system upgrade that Sony has plenty of opportunity to undercut further with a price drop (which they may announce closer to the X's release), I think they pretty much left Sony with an open net. Oh, and Sony technically scored even if it wasn't with the most graceful kick. So, yeah. In retrospect, maybe Sony did play it smart. They let MS fire off all of their ammunition while they held some back to fire at a later time. Paris Game Show is not as big as E3, nor is Gamescom, but combined, they're still very significant events and the closest thing Europe has to E3, so Sony could unleash some surprises then to knock MS further off its feet. Then there's Tokyo Game Show where MS will probably be a non-contender, leaving only Nintendo to oppose them. Lastly, there's the PlayStation Experience where Sony is 100% unopposed. Game on.
It may have lacked surprises but that's too be expected after last years E3 and PSX. If they announced more it would really just clog up the pipelines; get this wave of huge exclusives out, then start teasing the next wave. With so many big games on the horizon it's smarter to focus on selling those than hyping games that won't see the light of day for 2+ years. Hell a lot of the games they debuted last E3 still don't have a release date!
It wasn't as good as past E3s but was still good. They heard all of the criticism of announcing games to early and changed it, but they didn't realize that was mostly xbox fans trying to have an argument. Eventually if they stick with this then the releases won't overlap but they started this now . Either way they still have tons of games coming out and winning E3 or having a good one means little in the longrun. MS had a good E3 a couple years ago with Scalebound and Fable and Cuphead and Crackdown but now 2 of those are cancelled and 2 arent released still.
It was ok. I was hoping for some surprises, but seeing some gameplay footage of God of War, and Spider-Man, I was still impressed. And you can't forget Detroit Become Human, like I think that game alone should win some favor with a lot of fans. But I won't deny, I did want to see something else that made me go, "Whoa Sony! That's crazy dope!"
I will assume that next E3 will have more surprises. They dont want to show things to early now so that means they will have at least 1 lackluster (in surprises) conference.
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