I am not going to go on rambling about the press conferences; you can get better,more thoughtful and organized opinions around the sites. I'll just write what I felt about the big 3 conferences.
This is by far the best way to present gaming to its community. Cut all the crap and go straight to the games.
Yeah you get the Facebook and Natal announcements, but it's all sideshow compare to the games. Modern Warfare 2 demo was well done, MGS Rising announcement was superb (now it is coming to the PS3 as well, which is better! ) and ODST will do fine I believe.
Some more notable games; Alan Wake, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Crackdown 2.
After the kerfuffle that was E308, Nintendo needs to do better. A heck lot better! They did.
My God, don't they know the so called "casual" gamers won't give a poop about this press conference?! Cut the time talking about these casual games and focus more on the games that matter to the people who are watching E3. The only good parts that didn't make me felt sleepy were the first ten and the last ten. Super Mario Galaxy 2 looks like more fun, the new Metroid seems to go back to its roots, and the Wii Vitality is the BOMB!:roll:
Other games that were shown; New Super Mario Bros Wii, Mario & Luigi RPG and Golden Sun.
They start like they usually did, throwing away some numbers like they are presenting a corporate meeting ( which is probably what they were thinking ). After a few minutes, I thought that there was no way that it can top MS's conference. I'm glad I was wrong.
Final Fantasy XIV! I was thrilled! Then come the subtitle "ONLINE".:| Less thrilled but still, I was shell shocked. The demo of GoW III was what I expected, and then some. It was gory, moreso then GoW II. Santa Monica really harnessed the power of the PS3.
Some more games that caught my attention; MAG ( 256 FTW ), ModNation Racers, Assassin's Creed 2 and last but not least, The Last Guardian.
Oh, one more. Hannah Montana dude!:P
The Motion Controls
I am more interested with Natal, than MotionPlus or Sony's motion controller. The possiblity of great gaming experience is higher with Natal, if Milo turns out as what the trailer led me to believe. I am still not a big fan of motion control, maybe Natal will change that.
So, which conference is the best? I gotta go with Sony's, bare in mind that I have a bit of bias with Sony. Second place goes to Microsoft, and last place for Nintendo.
Now back to E3!