All the pre-E3 hype led me to believe MS was going to kill Sony... honestly with the conclusion of the show, I've come away feeling that this was a very lackluster event, most everything shown was known, or assumed correctly beforehand. I think having such a blowout at E3 last year has hampered them this year.
And the stuff they announced new weren't exactly megaton either. It seemed like no one cared about this Phantom Dust on the original Xbox, why should I care about it now? Platinum Games are an awesome Dev house, but look at their last action game not called MG. Vanquish didn't set the world on fire. For a lot of people Crackdown 2 left a bad taste in their mouths, how do you convince them this time is different?
The conference for me seemed like it was tailored towards xbox fans, not really for those on the fence or anyone else but it was one of the best microsoft shows in a long time. No more bullshit and no more cloud/kinect rubbish.
It's not even a year since this generation started so the games will take time hence a lot of CGI trailers, I think Sony will be similar.
I feel like this conference should be judged in relation to Microsoft's absolute garbage E3 showings in recent years. They showed video games this time, and nothing but video games! Sure there weren't any wow moments, but other than a few boring gunbangmilitary games the pacing was excellent and VIDEO GAMES were had.
Very impressive conference. I think Microsoft won this E3. It was games, games, games the whole way through. Like holy shit there was nothing else. I almost feel like the conference didn't even end and there's still sales talk to be done. Thank you based Spencer. He's literally the best thing that could have happened to the xbox. I feel like they were holding back, though. There was nothing I would consider a megaton except Phantom Dust (who knows how well that will sell though), but that was mostly ntkrnl's fault. I imagine Phil Spencer was extremely disappointed their entire E3 conterence leaked cause of some guy leaking it on a message board. Without that a lot of announcements would be mindblowing, but because of that it mostly just went according to plan. Still, excellent job Microsoft. I want an Xbox One now, so they did their job.
Best things they showed for me were multiplat games, but overall they did well. It was the kind of show they needed.
Didn't see anything that sets them apart from the PS4 tho which is what they need and I still have next to no desire to buy an XB1.
Sony could easily have a more exciting conference but their developers don't seem ready so I'm not expecting much to be honest. I'm actually more excited to see what Nintendo have in store which is strange for me.
Since MS did not show Halo 5, does that mean that Halo 5 is not stated for 2015? Phil said they will showcase games that are coming in 2015, but there was no Halo 5. I thought they would have shown 5-10 minutes campaign gameplay.
Decent show but i expected a lot more. Way too many multiplats and crackdown is not worth as the last game to show even though i like crackdown. Why is it just called crackdown though? seems weird,hopefully it's not online only.
Pretty OK conference for me. I would rate it a B- since the show was paced nicely and I didn't feel staying up late was a waste of time. Only game that interests me is the PG game since I'm not really a fan of shooters.
It was an alright show but unfortunately, the only thing that got me going was sunset overdrive. Lots of multiplats shown in the conference but a healthy amount of exclusives. There was no megaton announcement. Everyone tune in to IGN to listen to Ryan Mcaffery just go gaga over the conference. smh.
Pretty good conference, nonstop games. Lots of Halo stuff, but I like Halo. Cod looks decent, but I need multiplayer footage! Scalebound will probably be great, but there wasn't any in game footage. There were a couple indie games that looked interesting. The best game there for me was Rise of the Tomb Raider.
And original staff helped with Crackdown 2 as part of Ruffian. And Realtime Worlds followed up Crackdown with the amazing All Points Bulletin bomba.
Sometimes you hit on a whole team of people who are the right fit at the right time for the game they made. MS found that with the first Crackdown but sat on their hands until RW was no longer available and had to get Ruffian cobbled together to push out Crackdown 2. Now they're going back to the same formula for Crackdown 3, this time with David Jones as their bit of "cred" stirred in the mix.
Maybe they get it right this time, maybe they don't. It's a coin toss because just like Black Tusk it's a totally new group who've never put anything out.
Again, THIS is why Microsoft needs to stop trying to only dip a toe in the first party water. What did Sony do when Infamous was critically well reviewed and a solid if not amazing seller? They bought Sucker Punch and went full speed ahead with that team. MS is so damn risk adverse when it comes to having a legitimate stable of software studios that when push comes to shove they simply lack the first party muscle Sony and Nintendo bring to the table. That's why we get a conference 3/4ths focused on all the multiplats they've paid for exclusive/timed DLC for.
Other than Fable Legends, Project Spark, and the Halo HD collection not a single game they showed off is being made by an MS owned studio. They've outsourced to Insomniac, Playground Games, Platinum and Capcom to build their "exclusive lineup". When are they going to actually commit to being a part of the industry and stop opening and closing studios like most people change socks?
So what was the BIG exclusive IGN was talking about? Did I miss something? Only game that did it for me was Forza. Everything else we kind of already knew. The Platinum game looked cool, but it was CG, so can't really tell if it's going to be fun.