@somberowl: I play games. In fact, I played half of these exact games last year. That's why I'm bored.
Or should I be psyched that I can replay Halo 1-4, GTA V, The Last of Us? I love those games but it's not exciting.
For Halo 2 they actually bragged that the multiplayer would be exactly the same as it was 10 years ago, a tacit admission that they've done nothing good with it since then.
So you're not excited about any of the games shown...? Far Cry 4, Sunset Overdrive, The Witcher 3, Dragon Age 3, No Mans Sky, The Order 1886, all the new Nintendo stuff, Bloodborne, Evolve, Destiny, Scalebound, Crackdown 3, new Tomb Raider, The Division, Assassins Creed, Battlefield, Call of Duty, The Crew, Metal Gear Solid.
I mean not all the games shown are my cup of tea but theres plenty to be excited about. When people can't get excited about anything shown this year I have a hard time understanding them and question if they even play games...
I didn't say I'm not excited about anything, but it has been lackluster.
I'll probably get around to those remasters I mentioned, plus Grim Fandango. But playing prettier versions of games I already own and have played in the last few years is not exciting, no.
Of the games you mentioned, I'm interested in Dragon Age 3, The Order 1886, Rise of Tomb Raider, and Call of Duty: AW, but hesitant about all of them enough that I'll wait to hear gamer/review consensus before I get too invested, because all of them are very iffy prospects to me.
I'm excited for the new Metal Gear, Evolve, and a lot of the new Nintendo stuff, but that's only a handful of games that I'm interested in without reservation. E3 used to offer me more than that. I'm not being a downer, I'm just saying that for my specific interests this year was mostly just eh.
And like others have said, that's a lot of sequels and remakes -- which are fine, don't get me wrong. I love them for a reason, but they used to be released along side plenty of new IPs and new ideas. This E3 didn't have many of those at all.
The biggest surprise for me was a remake of Grim Fandango. It would have been Evolve if that hadn't been shown already. So those are my two big surprises. A remake and a (relatively) new idea. I'm not being down on sequels and remakes. I'm just saying they aren't exciting. E3 used to be more exciting and innovative.
I feel like national companies will overinflate prices just to disincentivize any other city from thinking of doing the same so they can say "See how bad it is to raise the minimum wage to a reasonable amount?" Cuz corporations are assholes.