E3 for me is over. I don't care about watching the PC conference, don't care about what people are playing at booths or whatever, I watched what I wanted to and will be making a blog about my thoughts soon. What I have seen though is a lot of the saltiest, most jaded, most butthurt people I have ever seen in my life crawling out of the shadows and into the light like a bunch of cockroaches.
Since Sony's E3 conference, and extending into Nintendo's, I have seen the following.
-Whining about the phrase "play it first on PS4" as it relates to the Final Fantasy VII remake.
There are some true MS haters out there that are so upset that the mere thought of FFVII possibly going to Xbox One (it won't, but that's a story for a different blog and is, admittedly, educated speculation at best) makes them very angry and they'd rather the game not even happen than go to Xbox One. There's even those people who have downplayed the announcement of the game happening saying that the fact that it's not a true exclusive to PS4 means there is no reason to buy it for PS4 and thus it's a lame announcement. They'll just buy it on PC or Xbox One when it comes out. Nevermind millions of gamers had their brains explode at the announcement, no it doesn't matter at all because it's not a TRUE EXCLUSIVE. GTFO with that B.S.
-Whining that there actually is going to be an FFVII remake.
I've seen people either wanting SE to completely change the game to make it an FFXV style ARPG, or saying that if they don't change it with the times it will suck. I've seen "I'm having mixed feelings about this" because they want the game to be changed, or because they are worried SE will change the game too much so the game shouldn't have happened. I've even seen people whining that FFVI should have been done instead. Rather than be happy that Sony and Square Enix (especially SE) FINALLY listened to us and are giving us the game we've been begging for since the PS3 was revealed, these jaded and whiny fools are actually nitpicking a game that was JUST announced to be starting development. Don't get me wrong, I'm fully aware that the Squaresoft that made FFVII is, as a developer, leagues above the SE that made FFXIII, but if they are sticking simply to a template that FFVII has already provided, and updating the visuals to match our imaginations, they really can't go wrong. I personally do not want SE messing with the game. I don't want an ARPG because that pretty much eliminates the epic Limit Breaks. I want the cross dressing, semi-racist, charming game that I played with updated graphics. That's what all of us wanted. AND NOW WE'RE GETTING IT AND YOU'RE STILL WHINING?
-Whining about Shenmue 3 being a kickstarter project.
"Why couldn't Sony pay for the game themselves?" "It's not a true exclusive AND it's a kickstarter."
Big games on Kickstarter, and this includes Mighty No. 9, Bloodstained, and Yooka-Laylee, are never fully funded by Kickstarter campaigns. The campaigns are market viability tests. Sony is paying for the rest of the development costs, but it's likely that either the Shenmue 3 team wanted their independence in developing it (which Sony is respecting), or Sony wanted to really test how much we as gamers wanted the game that the Kickstarter campaign was proposed. This is how it works with all big games. A kickstarter campaign is used to show whether or not we actually mean what we say when we say we want these games. It's a very smart business move that mitigates risk, tests the market, and allows for wiggle room all at once. That it is a Kickstarter campaign should actually be lauded because we've just shown all developers how much we're willing to back up our desires if asked to. So bring on more kickstarter campaigns if they mean getting quality games.
-"We've already seen all of these before" Whining about MULTIPLE conferences.
WHO CARES?! Stop acting like spoiled brats. Unless the game is released, why are you complaining about more information? The only part of this whining I could agree with is when first party studios show third party games that could just as easily wait for the conferences of those third party publishers. I don't need to see AC Syndicate, or Star Wars Battlefront or anything that's coming to all platforms in platform specific press conferences. EA, Ubisoft, they have their own conferences to showcase that stuff in. But an exception to THAT is when a game is console exclusive, then there's a legitimate reason to show it in that console's press event. But I digress. The sheer air of entitlement and spoiled babies about more information is just confusing. When devs don't give you enough information, you whine. When devs do give you information, you whine by saying "we already saw this game last year"? WTF?
These people are why gamers are seen as children. It's like the video of that 16 year old girl who got a magnificent car for her Sweet 16 but pitched a b**** fit because it wasn't the car she wanted. These people are looking a gift horse in the mouth and it's making us all look bad.
If you're really that jaded by awesome games that you can't see devs giving us what we want as a positive and instead have to look for a negative, maybe it's time you stopped gaming because it doesn't seem like anything could please you. Or, in the strangest situation ever, you're only happy by the formulaic release of the same names every year.
Get over yourselves, you'll live longer.
Or, I could just listen to this every time I see these complaints.