Fucking horrible conference. I fear for Sony/Nintendo.
Call of Duty - More of the same, this shit looks horrible.
Forza - Nurburgring made me excited as a little girl
Assassins Creed - Fuck this series
Dragon Age - Hell yes
Sunset Overdrive - Yet another shit game made by Insomniac that will sell approx 2 copies
Dead Rising - I liked it
Disney Fantasia - ...
Fable - Gameplay looks solid. Art does not, as usual when it comes to this series
Ori - FUCK YES THIS LOOKS SO GOOD
Halo Collection - VERY nice for both old and new fans of Halo
Inside - FUCK YES THIS LOOKS SO GOOD LIMBO WAS FUCKING AMAZING
Witcher 3 - Looks good
Phantom Dust - Ugh
The Division - Downgrade?
Scalebound - No one would give a shit if this wasn't Kamiya. It'll sell 4 copies. Need more gameplay footage
Crackdown - I'm glad Crackdown fans got what they wanted!
Sunset Overdrive looks pretty great. But the rest of 2014 looks like it's pretty empty. Phantom Dust, Scaleborn, and mother fucking CRACKDOWN are exciting. Sad we probably won't get those for a year or more.
I am sincerely surprised at how underwhelmed I was by this conference. Sunset Overdrive continues to be the most interesting thing I've seen and that's been known for a long time. Lots of multiplats, a Fable game I have zero interest in, a Halo collection that is mildly interesting but certainly not something I'd buy a console for, cg trailers for Phantom Dust and Scalebound (Neither of which are known enough that I can judge them as interesting or exciting based on that), and a cg trailer for Crackdown which I'm sure will be fun but is coming out at an unknown date.
Did they show 90 minutes of games? Definitely. I commend them for that. But I'm sad that Sunset Overdrive is still the only thing getting my blood moving. I was really hoping a new IP was going to get me really excited, but cg trailers for games with unknown dates aren't doing it. I feel like MS is in the right headspace, and I'm happy about that, but they didn't excite me.
That $400 I've got in Amazon credit is going to sit right where it is for now.
That leaked really hurt MS imo. They would of had a couple of nice surprises if it werent for that leak, but also at the same time nothing really big. Loved the way they showed the games though, no bs talking about numbers and blah blah, it basically was game trailers and demos for 90 mins.
I'm surprised quite a few people didn't seem too impressed. Maybe the leaks and pre announcements made the meant to be surprises less impactful for them. It was better than most conferences in previous years anyway.
If I remember right, they did not say the word 'Kinect' a single time. They hinted at it, and they showed games that obviously used it, but I don't think the word was actually spoken at all. Very interesting.
Overall, I liked the conference. It was very solid and perhaps Microsoft's most well-paced presentation to date, especially taking into account the focus on games over multimedia coverage. Microsoft did seem to play it fairly safe with mostly a display o third party representation (sadly, barely any of those games interested me), but it was good that it took some time to cover indie support as well. As far as exclusives go, I was fairly disappointed, especially in terms of games coming out this year. Sunset Over Drive looks like a lot of fun , but that's about it as far as exclusives go this year. Beyond that, Scalebound seems like it could every good given Platinum's expertise in action genre, but without gameplay footage, it' was fairly hard to be that impressed. I wasn't interested in Fable Legends or whatever Phantom Dust is. I've never been a fan of traditional racing games and while I'm not interested in Halo, I give credit to Microsoft for offering multiple things for the fans to look forward.
It was much better conference for Microsoft than last year's, and it won't necessarily be an easy win for Sony this time around, but it will really boil down to what exclusives it will bring to the table. Anyway, I agree the conference is about a 7/10.
Positives: Phil Spencer, Game after freaking Game, Halo Collection, Diverse Content
Neutral: Few new announcements
Negatives: A lot of the titles look like late Xbox 360 titles (those Call of Duty explosions were terrible)
I think they did a decent job. However, there wasn't much in terms of big surprises. They did a fantastic job displaying games rather than filling time with PR speak. Let's not pretend the conference was a bombshell though.
Pretty solid overall. ~7/10. I think it would have had a much better effect if it all wasn't leaked by ntkrnl though. I think they have a good set of games up until the end of 2015. Also, I hope the buildings blowing up in Crackdown was a hint at destructibility. Would be a ton of fun ground-stomping out a chopper and through the roof of a gang building. Can't wait to see Sony's response!
Only game that makes me want a Xbox One is the Halo Box. And thx MS for paying so much money, so i can play my MP games on other Platforms for a longer time till i need to buy DLC. Get DLC first is not really something that makes me want a console xD