The E3 is off to a mediocre start. Let’s grade the shows.
EA: Star Wars was ok, but it was snorevill after wards. FIFA 20 Legacy collection? Are you kidding me? More of the same with no surprises.
Microsoft: Lots of games with game play. This was a good show. Battletoads, Halo, Gears and Ori looked amazing. I wish there had been more game play and more surprises. Other then that, this was a solid conference.
Bethesda: I love Bethesda, but this conference was painful. Too many sheep applauding like Todd Howard had a gun to their back and not enough game play. Doom Eternal looked amazing, Elder’s Scroll Blades and Wolfenstein Young Blood look amazing. Too much FMV and not enough gameplay. The biggest problem was how many mobile games they showed. We want console games!
Ubisoft: This was a disaster. I want my 75 minutes back! This was a joke. This showed how horrible a boring conference can be. A few decent games, but a TV show? Mostly FMV and no diversity. Too many shooters. I wanted to watch a video showing brain surgery. That would’ve been more entertaining than this disaster.
Save us Square and Nintendo!
Overall, the E3 has been below par. Why are companies focusing on TV shows, streaming services and new tech when gamers want games! Gameplay footage, not just FMV. These companies are way out of touch. Microsoft was good, they kept the pace fast and showed a lot of game. That’s how you do it!
Grade so far: C-
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