From what I've seen, it looks like social play is the big push for this next generation. Mechanically speaking, a lot of developers can't find ways to significantly improve on what shooters did last generation, so expanding the reach to try and rope in more players, and hopefully curb used game sales in the process, seems like the next logical step. When you really think about it, how else could you improve upon the mechanics of a shooter at this point? It's a tough position for devs to be in, and it bums me out too, because I'm not particularly interested in the first big wave of social shooters like Destiny or The Division.
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I ended up buying an Xbox One, the only of the systems I didn't have yet (someone please help me), a week or 2 after E3. Its OS is an abomination, but thankfully I don't have to deal with it much thanks to the quick start, and its exclusives are far more interesting to me than my PS4's. The Xbox One currently seems to have more in the vein of wacky third-person action games, which is definitely my jam, so that's nice. Dead Rising 3 is my favorite game so far this generation, and I'm really stoked for Sunset Overdrive, Crackdown 3 and Scalebound. So yeah, I guess it's worked out well so far.
Evolve, Sunset Overdrive and The Witcher 3 look incredible, and combined with most of Nintendo's showing they represent the only reasons I'm not totally bummed out about video games right now. Also, am I the only one who thinks The Crew looks pretty cool?
You could download some movies you've missed out on and watch them on the way. That's a film-length commute right there
I found that the more I played the game, the more the charm started to wear off. I loved the first half hour or so, but like you said the Demons add nothing but frustration to the game, and the mystery solving aspects all felt really obvious to me. I still found it conceptually a lot more interesting than pretty much any recent game.
I wouldn't say worried, more like curious. I think the GB team still has plenty of ideas in them, and as @mrcraggle said there's clearly a lot of life left in talking over video games. Heck, these guys were some of the first to get behind that in a big way. Hearing some of the travel ambitions that come up in Jeff's Jar Time videos cements my feeling that the crew will continue to be able to innovate. I'm more curious about the future staff they plan to hire and how well they mesh with the team.
I might be. In the past I would have bought all three no hesitation, but since leaving college and gaining a bunch of financial responsibilities I've become way more frugal. Right now I have a PS4 and a Wii U. I loved almost everything Nintendo showed off at E3, was lukewarm on all of Sony's stuff except Bloodborne, and actually really enjoyed Microsoft's conference. So now I kind of wish I had gotten an Xbox One instead of a PS4, but at the same time I know there'll be some great stuff down the line from Sony, and I can't really justify paying for online on both platforms.