Well, it’s been a hot minute since my last post. I have been so so busy IRL that I have been neglecting my blog. BUT, I wanted to hop on and share my thoughts about E3 that just got over, while it’s all fresh in my mind.
It has been a magical five days, with highs and lows pouring out of E3, there are moments when I think all gamers rejoiced, lost their minds, and ones where we all fell asleep (Nintendo, I’m looking at you). But I think it’s incredibly important to really think about everything we have seen in past E3, and remember that a lot of the games we are seeing this year, on release could be something entirely different, my prime example of this would be Watchdogs. So much hype was around that game, the devs promised we would be able to do all these incredible things, and it was an utter let down.
It’s really summer now that E3 is upon us! This is my third year watching the conference and my first year tweeting it. I actually had a lot of fun tweeting, and watching others in the #E32016 hashtag, good lord was that thing moving on my tweet deck! I feel like the bar was set last year with Bethesda mic dropping Fall Out 4 on us, and that made the presentations for this year really bring it, or at least feel the pressure to.
So Far I’m really satisfied with the conference, I’ve never taken so many notes about games I’m interested in before. It seems like this year is about the gamer and what gamers want, which is a nice change of pace.
The following list will act as my directory, because there is just to much to cover in one post. So be sure to check it all out, there are links and videos galore as well as a bit of commentary from me.
All hail Sony, Champion of E3 2016. This is what I was waiting for all day, my mind was blow so many times, from start to finish, they had hit, after hit, after hit. Sony also did something that I think more companies should do, and that was treating their games as pieces of Art. They let the games shine, and speak for themselves, it was perfect. One of the most unique experiences was that they had an Orchestra on hand who played through out the entire showcase. It was brilliant.
UbiSoft’s games are usually pretty forgettable for me, and there’s nothing wrong with that however when UbiSoft’s showcase rolls around I look forward to Aisha Tyler hosting. She is SAVAGE and I love her for it. Cracking jokes left and right, not taking it serious, it’s amazing.
I’ll admit the opening dance number did terrify me, but I think it was the best route they could have take for Just Dance 2017. From then on though the show was so enjoyable and there are a few games scattered through out that I’m interested in, so better than EA (but it’s not hard to beat, let’s be real here).
Oh Nintendo, I love you but you need to step up your game. While I do love you and your games I fell asleep during your conference. Literally, while at my desk, at work. I also really don’t like that you intentionally used your twitch time on Sun and Moon then tried to push viewers over when the twitch time ended. I know that instead of pulling those people, they just moved on because you were boring and didn’t hold peoples attention.