Yea. Pretty much. I like my HD remakes but it's funny is the selling point of the game is halo 2 multiplayer is unchanged in 10 years. I own all those games. and only halo 2 is interesting for MP due to them shutting off the servers.
It was a safe, unexciting conference that delivered what it needed to and not much more. The games themselves will, by and large, appeal to the core xbox demographic, but I don't think they've shown enough to pull over those sitting on the fence.
Totally agree and unless I am mistaken all new stuffbwas CG trailers ehich just fools the casuals but tells me thr games are ways off.at they Def did not live up to the hype they created this year around e3. Maybe they should have have had more executiveals on stage.
I tend to stay away from this side so most of that conference was new to me. As someone who doesn't follow gaming news outside of big announcements, I was pretty impressed. Not to say I'm excited about everything and will go out and buy a ONE right now but it was cool to see some new things there.
I don't really care when a game is multi-plat so that doesn't really stick out to me during these conferences.
Call me old fashioned but I kind of like the huge announcements. This shows wasn't bad by any means as far as content goes. Lots of stuff but it was shown like one long preview of trailers. It's almost like Nintendo new approach to E3.
One common theme I did like is they kept saying dedicated servers which is a far cry from the old XBox Live.
I kept thinking that the 3rd party games would look and run better on PS4 and PC.
Forza Horizons 2 trailer looked nice, but would've liked to have seen gameplay footage.
Didn't like the Sunset Overdrive trailer - looks fun but that douchy character would do my head in.
Halo Collection seems nice, wasn't sure what graphics engine H1, H3 and H4 are, assume they are 1080p versions of H1 360 anniversary edition, H3 original and H4 original, and a special upgrade of H2. Not much shown of Guardians was disappointing.
Project Spark seems interesting but probably spawn loads and loads of naff phone app type games.
Phantom Dust didn't tell me anything, assume it is a fighting game as don't know it from og xbox.
Loved original Crackdown, so will keep an eye on the new one. Would've liked to have seen gameplay.
Scalebound nice CG trailer but don't know what type of game it is.
Disappointed and confused in there being no Quantum Break gameplay.
i wasn't that angry watching the CG trailers, but now that i'm thinking about it, it does make me angry. seriously, WHY the fuck show CG stuff? who does that impress? who thinks "wow this game that they're not showing at all looks amazing, i gotta have it!" when watching a CG trailer?
Sony better not show CG trailers for Project Beast, Uncharted 4 or The Last Guardian (lol think about it)... i will flip the fuck out if they do that.
I seriously hope this trend of CG trailers dies. I had hoped this generation would have been the end of CG trailers thanks to more powerful consoles. Guess we will continue to see them until the end of time.
The Housemarque thing? Come on... Housemarque are an independent developer (who have released games on Xbox, btw) who are currently talking up DLC for their latest game. Or do you think Kaz, Yosp, House, Boyes and Layden held guns to their heads and told them to say that?
Yeah same. Spencer seems right guy for the job and the approach they took was perfect; the issue is it was mostly big multi-platform titles that wont help MS specifically in the market, some promising titles that are clearly a long way off and an unkown entity Platinum game plus a whole ton of expensive CGI and volume to cover the relative paucity of any big exclusives or big metatons. SO still looks like their best near term bet which is nice for Insomniac. But really there was nothing new that you felt would be a huge lure.
TBH the only big excusive i saw that i feel will help them shift units is Halo Collection which is cleArly a great deal and a clever way to get asmany Halo fans off 360 and onto XB1 as fast as possible (and MS need those people on XB1 badly).
Very curious to see how other shows pan out. For MS this was a positive show but really it was also more of a be patient and give us time affair too. They still feel like they're on the defensive overall and still recovering their strategy.
Nailed it. As a PS4 owner, there really wasn't much that will compel me to consider a XB1 this year. Sunset Overdrive looks great (but I'm worried it'll be repetitive), and apart from that, the most of the other titles I'm interested in are multiplatform (and will likely play better on the PS4 anyway).