Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo did held their press conferences. I'm pretty sure that there is lots of this kind of blog post but still, I will share my opinion too I'm not going to tell everything what happened in these conferences. Mainly what I thought important ect. I'm pretty sure that everyone has seen these press conferences and know what I'm talking and everyone has his/her own opinions, so I don't want fanboys here commenting!!! We all are gamers and love gaming so be nice and have fun
Last couple E3 conferences what Nintendo has shown has been disappointing and sadly this year isn't anything new Nintendo seems to continue to make games to casual gamers. Yes, I know that there is lots of money in casual games but what about hardcore gamers?! At the moment I don't own any nintendo console. There is couple reasons. I don't have enough money to buy games to multiple consoles and other reason is that there is no good games on Wii. There are lots of good games on the DS but at the moment I want to play "home" console. So... I have owned 2 DS handheld's and been thinking if I should buy Wii. Nintendo's conference did make me not want this console! But...! Then what about games?
There was couple interesting new games introduced: new metroid prime (wii), Super mario galaxy 2 (wii), red steel 2 (wii), Golden Sun (DS) and zelda spirit track (DS). Other wii games wasn't that interesting. I have to save some money and that's is one reason why I'm not buying new console at the moment... I could reason this somehow to my fiancee... oh and what the f*** was that heartbeat meter (or what it was called...?)?!?!?!? Are you f****** kidding me?!
It's sad that Nintendo's conference was the weakest of all three. I was waiting so much more!
I was eager to see what Microsoft would bring and there was lots of good stuff! They announced this new full body motion sensor and showed what you could do with it. Also that conversation with that "boy" was cool but little bit creepy But it was cool! it would be cool if you could in the game ask all the question yourself from a game character. I mean really ask. I hope they implement this somehow in the near future. Peter molyneux wasvery excited about this. Peter is excited pretty much anything Also that skateboard game seems to kick new tony hawk's game a** . But i'm also little bit skeptic if this technology really works that well. We just have to wait and see.
Microsoft brings also some good games:
Mass effect 2 (wasn't shown in the press conference but still), Forza motorsport 3, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell Conviction, Crackdown 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo ODST and new halo reach. What else... oh and metal gear rising is also coming to xbox360! These all are only on xbox360! (Left 4 dead 2 is also on the PC)
There was also shown beatles rockband but that's also coming to other platforms... But as you see x360 have good lineup this and next year. There was also shown some new features which you will be getting. Better quality of videos (full 1080p) and no downloading. They didn't mention that you will be needing good Internet connection. I don't need this kind of feature, but I admit that lots of people want's this kind of stuff and it's good that Microsoft is listening. Very good and interesting show
I was mostly waiting this press conference because I mainly play with PS3 (owned PSP long time ago). Sony did show new motion controller thingy. It was lots like wii contoller but it had some odd ball in the end of controller. I really hope they get it off before releasing the final version! They did show pretty much same kind of things like Nintendo did. So nothing extra special. Some archering (which was done same like with wii controller but looked better), some 1st person shooter, swords and drawing. Like I mentioned this is pretty much same what Nintendo has shown us before. I think this is only mainly attracting casual gamers. Yes I will test this one too, but worth getting...? maybe... maybe not.
New PSP model is coming, which is called PSP Go. There is now UMD drive and it is smaller, lighter than old psp. I think older psp looks much better than PSP Go. PSP Go is pretty good looking but still ugly, I don't know why... maybe it's just me. It has 16Gt flash memory but I think that isn't enough but luckily you can put more. I still like to buy my games on disc.
So what games Sony brings:
Assassin's Creed PSP, , FFXIV (14), Metal Gear Solid PSP, MAG, Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo PSP, Trico, ModNation racers, Uncharted 2, Agency, God Of War 3.There is also new DLC costumes ect coming to LittleBigPlanet. Oh and FFVII is on the US PSN store! Why sony!?!?! Why us europeans haven't got this?!?!?! (Question: can I buy US stuff if I have us account? I have credit card but I have only bought eu stuff... Am I banned or something If I buy US stuff? If I can I'm going to get this like... right now!)
and more: Assassin's Creed 2, FFXIII, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Ghostbusters, Ninja Gaiden sigma 2 ect. Assassin's Creed 2 looks great and fighting looks much more fun and double hidden blades looks awesome! I have very high hopes for this game!
Very good show from Sony!
In The End
First the winner: Sony. Nope this isn't fanboyism. It was pretty hard to choose between Microsoft and Sony. Both did bring good new stuff. Microsoft did bring new Metal gear, full body camera ect. Sony did bring new psp, motion controller, lots of interesting games. Both have their old series coming like halo, forza motorsport, god of war and gran turismo. I got pretty excited about FFXIV even if it is online game. And it's coming 2010!
I did manage to watch these shows live I still have to watch EA, and rest of the ubisoft's press conference. There is still lots of stuff coming! E3 isn't over so let's have fun and enjoy!