MS Gets a C- for me, I think Xbox learned from their mistakes last year, Phil Promised games, and he delivered. But NOTHING Stood out for me to say" I wanna buy an Xbox One for So&So game" Not even the Platinum Game.
I feel disappointed for some reason. I know most of those games will eventually turn out good, but I don't feel like playing a lot of them. Weird.
Games I liked: Inside, Blind Forest, Rise of Tomb Raider, The Division, The Witcher (the best one I thought), and Sunset Overdrive.
The surprise for me was obviously Kamiya. I didn't expect another Kamiya game so soon and I didn't expect it to look like THAT. Holy shit! It looked like MS sucked the personality out of Platinum Games! What the hell at Scalebound looking so damn generic. The protagonist reminded me of Phantasy Star Universe! Not good.
really? Surely it'll only sell systems to those with a big nostalgia and fond memories of Halo? And those will have been heavily invested in the 360 previously and are arguably the most likely to already have Xbox ones.
I think everyone who owned an Xbox/360 has fond memories of Halo. I haven't pulled the trigger just yet on the One and I've backed Xbox since the beginning. I think there's some more people like me who will be sold specifically cause of the collection
so anybody else agree that MS could've just pulled a Nintendo and make this a digital event showing all the trailers they did..
showing only games was all good and stuff but in my opinion it kinda destroyed the typical "conference" feeling.. if that's what E3 conferences will be like in the future than Nintendo had the right mindset
I think Bioware put a lot more work into this one, so (hopefully) we won't see the same cave over and over and over again. I've given up on the tactical combat that I loved so much in DA:O. At this point I just hope it's a decent RPG.
Yeah the problem with them showing off multiplats is that they will look and perform better on the competition. Kinda dampens things. Definitely too much CGI especially for a Platinum Game, show off that gameplay. Fable Legends looks cool but it doesn't seem like a Fable game. It was also spoiled by ntkrnl. If that was a controlled leak then I think it was a misstep. It hurt the conference since there were no surprises.
I like the tone of the presentation. I think they should keep that format. Its nicely paced, relaxed, and better reflects the industry.
Microsoft didn't really bring any surprises. I think showing Sunset Overdrive kinda sunk the other open world games in comparison. It was easily the strongest title on display in my opinion. I've never been too keen on Crackdown, but I suspect that title we'll see some new features as it will need them to compete in this day and age. Ori looked nice, and we saw a good deal of multiplats that will get us excited in the future. Platinum's Scalebound doesn't look too hot based off the CG trailer, but I will reserve judgement on that when we see gameplay as that's their strong suit. Inside looks intriguing...had a Schindler's List vibe. I never played Phantom Dust, but I'm interested in seeing how they cultivate that title in the future. I'm not a Halo fan, but the Playlist idea is pretty cool...hope others follow that when remastering their own series.
This is mostly stuff that took place pre-Phil...so I suspect most of these were in the cards already. And that is my other big takeaway, I think Phil sets a great tone as far as messaging for Xbox. It'll take some time before we can see where he takes the company. I think it was a solid presentation, but the exclusive content (the heart of the conference) is kind of up in the air as we didn't see much gameplay for a lot of them. We'll see how it goes..
Well, it IS underpowered. It's hard to address that while sticking with the existing hardware.
At least stripping out the abandoned Kinect (as of today) and getting their system down to price parity with Sony is a step in the right direction.
Unfortunately, Microsoft seems to be in full reactive mode right now and not proactive. It's hard to lead when you're reactive.
That being said, I'm not sure Sony will have a game on par with the Master Chief Collection this year with how everything has been repeatedly delayed.
Felt like a safe conference mostly (opening with Call of Duty, numerous western multiplatform game appearances) but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. It could have been like their conference in 2010/2011 which was littered with kinect bullshit, but it wasn't. I don't feel compelled to rush out to the store to buy a Xbox One right now after watching that conference but perhaps in a year or two.