There were so many amazing reveals and disappointments at the E3 Conference this year. Let's break down each conference and see everything that was important that happened video game/software wise.
Bethesda really knows how to pack a punch. This is the first year of them having a conference and they did not disappoint their fans in the slightest. Coming in strong, they started out with a teaser video of what may be announced for the night. Everyone tried to act interested in it, but it was clear what was on everyone's mind. Fallout 4. And here's what we found out from their panel:
1. Bethesda are really good at annoucements
They really knew what the public wanted to hear. To go as far as to take 30 minutes to explain each big game they are releasing is amazing.
2. Fallout 4 Will Be 2015 Game Of The Year
People have waited nearly seven years for a continuation of the Fallout series (excluding New Vegas). With rumors that Bethesda may take a turn for the worse and may not even be working on the game, like another game others have waited years for (HL3). Not only did they disprove everyone with the announcement, they've carefully been planning it out to have a map bigger than Skyrim with way more perks. Watch the video below for the announcement trailer.
3. Is there anything they aren't good at?
Doom, Fallout 4 and Dishonored 2. You really can't ask for more from the company. They came out and destroyed the competition.
Verdict: Bethesda have a bright future ahead of them. With a lot of content releasing in the next two years, all of their games are going to be a must. If you like to watch the full conference, press on the Youtube link below.
Oh Nintendo. With the release of Splatoon this year, the Wii U might actually become more usable (and let's be honest here: It doesn't have many good games). Nintendo really let fans down this year. Here's what rhappened:
1. Typical game announcements
No new IPs of any sort (Splatoon doesn't count) . Here's a list of what was announced offically:
- Star Fox Zero
- Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival
- Triforce Heroes (Four Swords Re-make?)
2. Mario Maker isn't going to be the phenomenon we expected
Expected: Mario Maker will allow you to use any items and set up your own Mario game. Adventures galore!
Actual: You can make one course and it can't be connected to a map of any kind. Depressing that they won't allow you to make your own game like with SMW hacks.
3. Nintendo expects their fans to be greatful for the same games over and over
I love Mario and Super Smash Bros. just like the next person, but not when I've played pratically the same game 4 times in a row. Just because you add new features doesn't make it at new game. I'm not saying it has to be completely different, but mix it up.
Verdict: Nintendo needs to think about it's fans a bit more. Sure they are releasing games that are "slightly" different from past releases, but at least they are doing it in the Nintendo way: Kid-friendly. You can watch them test some of their new games at the Nintendo Treehouse below:
Microsoft didn't explain much in their panel time. They jammed so many game announcements, it's hard to break it down. Here's the important stuff:
1. Halo 5
Finally: just what the community needed. Yet another Halo game. (Because obviously we don't have enough already) Halo is so over hyped, it's insane. I'm by no meanings discrediting the series, but sometimes you need to change up the game. I feel like every Halo game I've played is the same.
2. Dark Souls 3
You haven't beaten Dark Souls two yet? It's okay: No one can. Yes Microsoft, we need more difficulty. I love Dark Souls, but seriously tone down that difficulty so I can understand the story without dying a billion times. Check out below for an announcement video:
Microsoft scored a 7 out of a possible 1p this year. Announcing Dark Souls, Gears Of War and a Halo sequel seems about right for them. Not saying they couldn't of done better, but maybe they should try making a new IP like another conference this year ( We are looking at you, Nintendo). I am going to admit that Rare Repeat (feature for Rare games to be played on an Xbox One) looks absolutely amazing for those who love those nostalgic feels of childhood. Microsoft, I think you actually deserve an 8 instead. If you are interested in watching their panel, it's linked below.
Sony And Square Enix Conferences ( I'm aware they weren't together)
Quick verdict: Speaking of nostalgia, Sony really pulled it together for this year's conference. A FF7 remake is exactly what Final Fanasty fans have been looking forward to. A quick verdict for these two panels:
- Another round of applause for Final Fanasty VII remake
- Uncharted 4: A Thieves' End will be a fantastic end to the series
- Kingdom Hearts III will hit you right in your childhood
Quick Note: This has to be said. Kingdom Hearts III is going to rock your childhood. Sora is back in next-gen graphics and it's going to be a 10/10 game. (Although, it is going to include a Frozen-themed world...)
A Quick Spotlight On The Entire Conference:
This has been a good year for E3. A lot of good announcements have been made. There were many disappointments, but that's to be expected. Let's hope all of the demos we saw will be as good on console as it did on the big screen.
Disclaimer: This is an opinion based article. I've mentioned what I think was important from the E3. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below!