@planetfunksquad: The Monster Hunter Booth is awesome. In fact all the booths are great.
@bollard: I'm stuck to my booth mainly (which I'm happy about, just great to be in such an exciting atmosphere), so haven't been able to venture out much to the others except on short lunch breaks, hoping to get to do a little more before its over.
Any words on big announcements?
I have noticed there's barely any press at the event, seems to be a very consumer focused event. Don't know if press are skipping it because of other major events nearby, or what the Scoop (pun intended) is.
Blizzcon does start on Friday I believe, been reading there's some pretty cool announcements coming for Overwatch, which I am excited about.
So far, one of the coolest things I've seen, that I didn't know were happening, is Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake/remaster. Looks bloody great!
@soulcake: Yeah I've heard Sony is supposed to be having some big announcement at PGW. I've been told it's also a consumer event, worth checking out if you live nearby. I think there'll be a lot of indie games too.
Going back to the OP; I can see why you're disappointed. In the Triple A world there's been a lot of messes, and microtransactions do suck balls, particularly when not done right.
I'd recommend trying to play more indie games, so many great new games coming out that are super niche, making it easier than ever to find your perfect game. Move to PC gaming if you haven't already, so much awesomeness going on. Look at games like PUBG, practically starting new genres, to me very exciting.
And there have been a handful of Triple A games recently that I love; Overwatch, Breath of the Wild, The Witcher 3 about all I can think of that I've been playing lately and loved.
Maybe you'll find yourself revitalized delving into indie games, just be careful with early access games. My experiences have been mostly great, but make sure you're managing your expectations and truly understand that those games aren't finished. Otherwise it can soil the experience of the game for you, some times it's better to give it a break till it's more developed, or hold the purchase till then or release; just make sure you inform yourself on the states of the games.
Lol sorry about the tangent there. Hope you manage to find yourself less disillusioned, and revive your hope in the industry.