call of duty: black ops, gears of war 3, fable 3, halo: reach and other big name titles were all not that impressive. i mean yeah, the games look like they would be some fun but nothing really seemed new or jumped out at me except Metal Gear Rising, its good to see kojima taking his game-making formula and totally turning it on its head. i wish there was more coverage on it. bulletstorm actually looks like it will be some fun, i like the over-the-top attitude it has.
project natal now renamed kinect looked a bit laggy and the only part of that whole presentation that was actually somewhat fun to watch (or even worth mentioning for that matter) was forza and kinectimals, but i think that it was SKITTLES and its live chat following it received the rest of the expo was what really made me like it. i think adding the espn 3, and all those other bells and whistles just arent enough to prove microsoft had a good presentation....not even slimming the console down.
all in all i give their conference a C-
the new zelda demo (not the game as a whole) was a megafail...im pretty confident in saying that wireless devices were not the problem. after getting a chance at seeing it in action at their booth thanks to the non stop floor reports, i gotta admit that this will prolly be the first wii game ive bought since brawl. anyways, then there was a flood of rehashes of older titles, but it was nice to see that dk and diddy are going back to their side-scrolling greatness. then came a lot of talk about the 3Ds, which i had extremely high hopes to actually see in action....of course that didnt happen. it was good to see that 3Ds is getting good third party support however (resident evil and metal gear to name a few), and basing my opinion off of the reports its good to hear it works properly, and its just going to increase nintendo's stranglehold on the handheld market.
all in all i give their conference a B+
alright sony, youre up
start it off with killzone 3...i remember when people were calling this game when the first one came out "the halo killer." at the time id just tell em to shut up and go home and rip on some halo 2. now i can somewhat agree with those statements from 2004, but apply it to now. this demo of this game looked great (though the guy playing needed to learn how use those iron sights more). then came all this talk about ps move...i just hope all games dont detect like tiger woods' demo did. then came playstations version of smash bros i guess...meh. and then came a flat out advertisement for coka-cola mid presentation...wtf. and all of a sudden, kevin butler. my goodness so worthless.
commercials....blah blah blah
medal of honor, dead space 2, portal 2, assassins creed: brotherhood all look good but arent exclusives. the next online final fantasy, little big planet 2, gran turismo 5, and twisted metal all look to be promising titles and have proven to me that sony is not to be underestimated in the future.
all the talk about 3d is good, even though nobody is really going to be utilizing this option for at least a few years to come.
all in all i give their conference a B-
micorsoft - kinect is a good idea but has terrible support right now. MG rising and bulletstorm saved ur asses
nintendo - stop rehashing older titles. zelda and the 3Ds look like winners
sony - stop being so damn commercial. lost some exclusives in the past but have built some stronger ones because of it
thats what i have to say about that...as for the gamespot crew, you guys did an excellent job covering this years e3.