Thursday 13 June 2013

Thoughts on Sony's E3 Press Conference Part 1

Just some thoughts on Sony's Press Conference at E3.. I'm sure you all have heard the news already so nothing new here..

Show started off with some PS Vita updates... Disappointingly, there was nothing much to talk about. It didn't seem like Sony wanted to spend too much time on it. Quite understandably, the focus of this year's conference was the PS4 but it was a concern that there was nothing outstanding to push more Vita sales.

They did say there would be over 85 games coming to the Vita but there were hardly any trailers or game demos on show. However, there was a mention about Dead Nation coming to the PS Vita, might be worth checking out. Oh and Walking Dead fans will be glad to know that there will be a Walking Dead bundle for the Vita with DLC and bonus content.

I am considering getting a PS Vita soon and was hoping for a price drop as well, so was also disappointed not to hear anything regarding a price drop.

Then the big game trailers started rolling in..

The Last of Us: Unless you have been living under a rock, TLOU is the big news apart from PS4 for Playstation fans. Reviews have been excellent and this might be the Game of the Year. Probably not.. there's still GTA V! I personally thought of passing on this for now and get it on a latter date but then.. decided I'm not going to miss out on the party. (Game is out this week and speaking of which, I wanna do a write-up before I get the game.. Something like a "looking forward to" post)

Batman Arkham Origins: The Arkham games have been fantastic so far. This one isn't done by Rocksteady studios like the first 2 games but should still be just as good. I'm not a Batman fan but the games have been really good so I won't want to miss out. Probably not a day one purchase but will definitely get it.

Several other games were mentioned.. some more interesting than others.

Beyond 2 Souls is a game worth checking out but will want to see more before I make my decision.

The Order: 1886 looks promising with co-op game-play quite possible from the looks of the trailer.

Transistor: Ok, got to admit I have no interest in this game but it got me excited for a second.. Why? The female character reminded me of Elika from the 2008 Prince of Persia game. (I'll talk about my infatuation with the Prince of Persia series another time.. Probably when I blog about my thoughts on the Ubisoft Conference)

Anyone else see the resemblance?

But my personal favourite of all the Playstation Exclusive games they showed was..

Infamous Second Son: Probably my most favourite PS Exclusive series. Really enjoyed the first 2 Infamous games and I wanted more. This game is looking great, gameplay-wise and visually. I can't wait to see more of this. Only downside is that I won't be getting a PS4 early so I might only get to play this later.

The press conference that lost me a while before the Ubisoft games showed up. Assassin's Creed IV and Watch_Dogs are at the top of my want list for this year so definitely great to see those. Will talk more about this later.

Mad Max: Mad Max! Haha while watching the trailer live, I was actually thinking to myself.. "This looks like Mad Max". It wasn't a guess, it was just a thought that crossed my mind so it was funny seeing that it was indeed Mad Max.. I knew I was good but I didn't know I was that good!

To be continued..