Sony kicked things off with a full-blown Orchestra that would then segue into game after game after game at a pace that rivals if not beats Microsoft’s non-stop game reveals. Let’s go!
G… G… God of War??? – WOW that’s a change. That’s a COMPLETE GENRE change for God of War. That was like God of Skyrim!
Days Gone – New IP from Sony. Sounds deep, heavy, and completely unexplained. They did not elaborate on it at all beyond the cinematic narrative. [Update] They returned to this at the end of the conference to show gameplay. Looks great, but it’s another zombie title. 🙁 I’m so tired of zombies. Dare I say it looked generic.
The Last Guardian – Ugh, Sony is pulling hard on those heart strings. The live orchestra does a nice job at making that impact. I’m a huge softy, so these emotional games end up being skips for me because I can’t take it. 😛
Horizon – Another title on the top of my most anticipated list. I feel like I’ve been saying this for the past two days about several games now. Really though, this looks incredible.
Detroit Become Human – A choose your own adventure android detective game. Incredibly thought provoking and intriguing, but ultimately not my type of game. None of the games made by David Cage end up being my type of game.
Sony is going straight movie games. Everything was a cinematic experience with deep story and rich character narrative. The general sense out there is that the guy(s) behind Last of Us ruined Uncharted and now God of War, but I think the verdict remains to be seen.
Resident Evil Bio Hazard – Nope. Nope. Definitely not.
Playstation.VR– $399 (hella cheaper than Oculus). 50 games. October 13, 2016 release. Here’s the VR titles:
- Farpoint – Survival story in space with guns and generic monsters. Meh.
- Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing VR Mission
- Some Batman game by Rocksteady
- FFXV VR Experience (doesnt look first person friendly at all)
- and more… holy smokes. Taking this VR thing seriously I guess.
Graev believes all of these VR games are nothing more than tech demos that won’t be full-blown games but rather short “experiences” in the VR tech. I think he’s totally on to something.
Call of Duty in Space – It looks so cool conceptually but it’s CoD. Going in and out of ships in real time, floating around, etc. I like to hate on CoD, but it goes beyond that. It just didn’t look interesting.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered – Okay, arguably one of the best CoDs remastered looks way more fun than Cod in Space.
Crash, Crash 2 (Bandicoot) Remastered – Now that’s awesome.
Skylanders Imaginators – Make your own Skylanders! I’m a sucker for Skylanders.
LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens – I’m a sucker for LEGO games. I’ll be picking this up. (But there’s a lot of emphasis on multiplatform titles here.)
Death Stranding – What did I just watch??
Spider-man PS4 – Insomniac is making this?! It looks SICK! I don’t say that lightly. Most Spider-man games suck, but this one actually looks good. If anyone can do it, Insomniac can show us how it’s done.
Sony has done a really, REALLY good job this E3, but a lot of emphasis was on multi-platform titles (multiplats) meaning they can’t earn full points on those titles. They did bring game after game, and they too are proving that they have the core gaming experience at the forefront of their two-year plan. I’m sold on that. It’s clear to me that although good, it wasn’t great like Microsoft—not this year.
Keeping score up until this point (who knows what tomorrow may bring for Nintendo):
What are your rankings for E3 so far?