Microsoft E3 Press Conference Review.

Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

So in case you guys didn't know I was constantly updating my first reactions in each of the conference discussion threads. I however thought they were very brief and didn't sum up what I personally thought of each press conference. I will also be posting a blog about Sony's and Nintendo's but for now, here we go -

Microsoft first started out fairly good with Modern Warfare 3, while I'm not a fan of Call of Duty (besides maybe 2 and 4) it was still a strong title to start with. Then we got even better with the new Tomb Raider game which takes the franchise into a much darker and grittier place. Not only did the demo impress (besides the noises this chick made, seriously.) but it surprised me a whole lot. Then we had various other impressive titles like Mass Effect 3 and Tom clany's Ghost Recon however I was personally disappointed that what Microsoft's main focus was the Kinect something which I, and probably a lot of you are not interested in. Then they showed us what we saw last year, various voice command things and Live TV with Youtube. The rest of the show was filled with a lot of Kinect related games from a new Crytek game, sports game to a new Fable game. Also, they showed off some Halo: Anniversary and Forza 4. Then the show really took off with great games like Sesame street and Disneyland! (/sarcasm) I obviously wasn't the target audience for the rest of the conference so I can't comment on it. Then came Halo 4. And 5... And 6. Personally I would have been fine with Halo 4 being announced but 5 and 6 really is what ruined it all. Do Microsoft want to milk the franchise that much? They should of stopped at Halo 3.

Overall the press conference was...alright I guess.. They showed too much kinect stuff and not enough controller based games.Thanks for reading, be sure to check out on what I think of Sony's and Nintendo's.

#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

So in case you guys didn't know I was constantly updating my first reactions in each of the conference discussion threads. I however thought they were very brief and didn't sum up what I personally thought of each press conference. I will also be posting a blog about Sony's and Nintendo's but for now, here we go -

Microsoft first started out fairly good with Modern Warfare 3, while I'm not a fan of Call of Duty (besides maybe 2 and 4) it was still a strong title to start with. Then we got even better with the new Tomb Raider game which takes the franchise into a much darker and grittier place. Not only did the demo impress (besides the noises this chick made, seriously.) but it surprised me a whole lot. Then we had various other impressive titles like Mass Effect 3 and Tom clany's Ghost Recon however I was personally disappointed that what Microsoft's main focus was the Kinect something which I, and probably a lot of you are not interested in. Then they showed us what we saw last year, various voice command things and Live TV with Youtube. The rest of the show was filled with a lot of Kinect related games from a new Crytek game, sports game to a new Fable game. Also, they showed off some Halo: Anniversary and Forza 4. Then the show really took off with great games like Sesame street and Disneyland! (/sarcasm) I obviously wasn't the target audience for the rest of the conference so I can't comment on it. Then came Halo 4. And 5... And 6. Personally I would have been fine with Halo 4 being announced but 5 and 6 really is what ruined it all. Do Microsoft want to milk the franchise that much? They should of stopped at Halo 3.

Overall the press conference was...alright I guess.. They showed too much kinect stuff and not enough controller based games.Thanks for reading, be sure to check out on what I think of Sony's and Nintendo's.

#2 Posted by Izaak (248 posts) -

Anyone else really disappointed when they realised the Crytek game was just a Kinect Punch Out?

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