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June 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm #16035NinjacatMember
This isn't a thread where I'm going to list everything that happened at E3 this year, because you can easily find all that information online or in your head if you watched it.
What did you think was awesome? Anything that you weren't expecting? Anything that you predicted? What did you think about the big announcements and unveilings? Anything disappointing?
Personally, I think that Playstation's display bundle is brilliant. It's the perfect size for a bedroom, and a nice little price. Plus, it comes with Resistance 3! I will have to think about getting one because it's a great way to get into 3D gaming. I don't think anyone saw this coming, so it was a great little surprise.
I loved all the stuff about the NGP, or the PSVita as it's officially named. I can't wait to see more about the Bioshock title that was announced for it, and I'd love to see some other brilliant titles announced too such as Loco Roco or maybe another GTA. With the dual sticks, there is a huge range of gaming possibilities that the PSP didn't have before. And the price is great! I was honestly thinking it would be £500+. I couldn't see Sony doing it for less. But for £280 (This is on Amazon, there have been no official prices announced for England yet but this seems about right) you can't go wrong! There has been loads of new ideas put into this system and I can't wait to get my hands on one. And plus, it has trophies! That was one of the reasons I didn't play my PSP much, I wasn't being rewarded. I see trophies as an incentive to play more of a game and now, a whole system. I'm not sure about them saying it's the next generation of hand held gaming, but hey, it's Sony we're talking about.
The Wiiu. The controller was shown at the Nintendo briefing and it was a little strange. I can't see it catching on, to be perfectly honest. It looks silly. It's a good idea, I suppose. But it doesn't seem very practical. I can't really see what it can be used for in the long run. I saw the mini games that they showed, and the Zelda items on the screen, but it just seems awfully gimmicky if you ask me. The console itself wasn't shown although it was seen in the booths afterwards. Here's a picture http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/07/nintendo-wii-u-console-eyes-on/.
The biggest disappointment was the Xbox briefing. They are pushing the Kinect as a new console, whereas Sony are pushing the Move as a controller, and a different way to play games on your PS3. Microsoft have tackled the Kinect in the wrong way. They have got contracts or licenses with Lucas Arts and Disney and Sesame Street, but they've just ruined their 'console' by doing so. I was really looking forward to the Star Wars game, but now it's just a disgrace. It's an on-rails thing, in which the guy was just swinging his arms to kill the droids and saying 'Lightsaber on'. They also ruined Fable. From what I saw, it was also on-rails. Sure, the whole spell casting thing was pretty cool, but having the game on rails ruins the idea of Fable.
And of course, the final disappointing and underwhelming demo of the week was Modern Warfare 3. I know people say every year how much the CoD games look the same as the predecessor, but this time, it really is. It's the same engine which just makes the game look unbelievably stale, and of course, it is bound to have the same problems as before. With all the other shooters around now, it is starting to be overshadowed by the bigger and more powerful games, namely Battlefield 3. I'm not saying I won't get it, but I am saying it's probably going to be a severe disappointment, and I hope this is the beginning of the end for CoD. As much as I enjoy it with my friends, and you guys occasionally, it has become tedious and I want something to outshine it. I'm rooting for Battlefield this time.
So, that's my view on the week. What about you guys?June 11, 2011 at 4:57 am #69938I773D33MABL3Member
I've yet to watch the Sony Press Conference so my E3 is just limited to the individual game vids being released on the US and EU stores. But that's generally how I approach E3 every year, I never bother checking out the competition.
For me, E3 2011 is a bit of a mixed bag. I won't say I was disappointed by anything (far from it) but, in terms of games, there was nothing that blew me away either. There's a tonne of games that I'm looking forward to but in almost every case I knew about them beforehand. Call me a romantic but I miss the novelty of earth-shattering announcments! Most of the big titles this year (MW3, Uncharted 3, AC: Revelations etc.) were always going to happen so there wasn't even an attempt to give them a big unveiling. We've already been getting previews for months!
The thing that actually really caught my attention this year was the PSVita. I'm always dubious about new features (motion sensors, cameras, touch pads etc.) as they tend to have (SHITE!) games made for them instead of good games worked around them but after the tech demos I saw I am now properly excited. The whole “augmented reality” stuff looks awesome!
Like yourself Ninja, I never gave too much time to my PSP. It was just there to play the odd title I wanted and never rewally invested in. But the PSVita is bringing some cool offerings to the table and with trophy support and a nice price it's not something I'll be able to say no to.
As for MW3 vs Battlefield 3? I'm honestly looking forward to both but for different reasons. I've said before that I enjoyed MW2 (SP and Co-op) so I'm not too pushed if the next one is a rinse and repeat job. In fairness, if you put all three MW SP campaigns end-to-end you've still only got the length of one decent game so just look at it that way. I'm not expecting anything new so I can't see myself being disappointed.
BF3 on the other hand looks like it's going to kick the bollocks off both Bad Companies put together. It seems like it's avoiding the COD style of story (so dramatic that even if it is entertaining it's fcuking ridiculous) and going for something far grittier. I watched the 'Faultline' trailer the day after watching 'The Hurt Locker' and, in terms of atmosphere, they felt like companion pieces. The BF series has always been my shooter of choice for online and, from what I've seen, that trend looks well set to continue.June 11, 2011 at 9:09 pm #69940IvanMunozLopez95Member
I heard it was great, did you guys see the trailers :).June 13, 2011 at 4:37 am #69941HardAndSloppyMember
holy crap where is everyone? it seems like no one has put a message on here for days. probably all too busy playing infamous, and for those of u in the uk, Duke Nukem Forever.
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