Sony E3 Discussion. News, Predictions, Reactions, etc.
The first part of the conference was terribad. Like, who made the decision to show JUST TLoU Part 2 at a seperate venue and then have a 10 minute intermission with Shawn Layden and a bunch of other people nobody gives a FUCK about?
The rest of it was pretty decent, I think, especially those reveals and total surprises. Control was a standout to me, as I love pretty much anything Remedy does. RE2 looked amazing and that was such a GREAT way to reveal it.
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I felt so many very intense feelings watching this show, and I believe Mr. Bosman acted them out accordingly. It's taken awhile to fully get my thoughts and feelings in order and coming up with a score. Let's do this.
The Last of Us Part II was fantastic. The start with the banjo, having the presentation in a separate venue and the WORST part of the intermission were complete misfires. In order for such visceral split second irritation to have been avoided, I really feel Sony should have let everybody know ahead of time, "Hey, we're going to show one of our four deep dives in a separate venue, then transition to more inline of what you're expecting.
The ONLY interesting part of that intermission for me was finding out God of War is getting a New Game+. But that's press release material.
Ghost of Tsushima doesn't look like my kind of game. But I'm considering it. Why? That lighting. Oh. My. GOD. That's pretty.
When the Control trailer played, I started to get hope in the conference again because it wasn't an intermission, it wasn't one of the four, AND it wasn't a first party.
Resident. Evil. 2. Remake. That is all.
Trover Saves the Universe I COMPLETELY forgot about until after I just typed the last line. Ouch.
The Kingdom Hearts III trailer was practically a personal religious experience (a common theme from the earlier Last of Us bit). I won't badger anyone longer but... I need that game
Death Stranding was more Death Stranding: Showed new, compelling stuff. WE GET GAMEPLAY!.... I still have no idea what I'm looking at.
Nioh 2 was a surprising announcement (If you couldn't tell, it was at this point in the conference where my brain just jammed and couldn't function properly).
Spiderman showed pretty well. So much so in fact that I... might... be... finally... interested? I'm indecisive here.
At the start of writing this, I was going to score this a 7. Halfway through, I felt 7.5. I'm now feeling 8. Again, that intermission, in the moment, was beyond terrible. But I saw two of my TOP three most anticipated in the same conference. Everything EXCEPT the Trover game showed Phenomenally. This conference would have been tied with Microsoft without that intermission. I've decided. 8/10
@brannox You are getting Ninja Theory and Team Ninja mixed up.
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Ninja Theory was purchased by Microsoft. That's the DmC, Hellblade guys. Team Ninja is still part of Koei Tecmo.
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Nioh 2 was a pleasant surprise for me, even if the Ancient Japanese action game is getting crowded lately. Stack 'em up! :D
I think chances are though that this one is the least farthest along of the 3 (Sekiro, Ghost of Tsushima, Nioh 2), so maybe there will be plenty of release separation. Only Sekiro has a release date or year at the time of writing I believe, which is "2019".
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I think Sony overvalued The Last of Us 2 at E3. I mean, I don't care about the game at all personally, but even if I was a diehard fan of the first and couldn't wait for the new one I still wouldn't have been happy with them taking forever to start the show with some banjo playing only to show one game before having to take a fifteen minute intermission to scuttle everyone into the actual theater and then introing their next game with even more music performances.
@hanabi I think it is less Sony overvalueing TLoU and more them trying to do something different. Notice how they almost cut back to the desk during the conference? I think that was originally supposed to be a bigger part of the entire conference, but they could see people clearly didn't care for it and just played all their trailers back to back instead.
It was most certainly one of the worst formatted conferences in that regard. Thankfully they had the trailers and reveals to make up for it.
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Shawn Layden was essentially free styling this conference. It felt very weird and the pacing was horrible.
At least the games speak for themselves. I enjoyed all of the gameplay demos. I’m a bit worried that Ghost will have a simple or generic combat system, but I’ll have to wait and see more.
The Last of Us Part II was the highlight for me. The can release TLOU with updated AI and I’d be happy but this looks above what I expected.
@dipset Yeah I was a bit let down by Ghosts of Tsushima's showing tbh. I expected less slow paced katana combat and more fluid pagoda climbing. Hopefully they show more, but as of right now the trailer slightly lowered my hype levels for the game.
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I don’t really even know what I wanted from the game. I like about 90% of what I saw, but I want to be sure this game isn’t all style. I think I’m fine with both fast or slow swordplay - just not simple dumbed down for everybody type bland combat. I always think of Batman or Assassins Creed when I think of exactly what I don’t want.
@dipset I honestly wasn't expecting stellar combat from Sucker Punch. What I expect is fluid movement and traversal mechanics, of which we saw only a small glimpse of in the trailer.
Really hoping to see more on that in the future. Maybe some stealth missions or something where you need to SNEAK DAT SHIT via rooftop.
Also, did anyone else really just hate the main characters clothing choice?
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Check out Damiani's reactions to Days Gone demo from Day 2. Hilarious! :D
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After hearing the Allies Control reaction all i want to do in that game is try to distract the guy watching the fridge.