Having watched the Microsoft conference and Sony conference in their entirety, I have come to the completely professional and unbiased opinion about the both of them and which one of the two gaming monoliths came out victorious. First is to mention how shocked I was that both consoles seemed to have games I wanted to play! It hasn’t been years since I thought, “Wow, I want to check out every system.” Aside from EA and Ubisoft’s horrible showings, this E3 was the least disappointing E3 in years. But yes, whom do I believe put on a better show?
Honestly, Microsoft came down a lot harder than Sony did. Their conference did everything right; all games all the time. Dance Central guy was on stage for a second before being kicked away for more games. That is why Microsoft’s conference left a better impression on me, because there was no downtime. Sunset Overdrive, Deadrising 3’s DLC, Crackdown, and Halo Collection were a sign of life that the Xbox One desperately needed. Also Phantom Dust.
[Also Scalebound. – Ed.]
Sony, on the other hand, had an AMAZING array of games at their disposal, yet still found it necessary to harp on about their T.Vs and Vitas and all this shit that no one in their right mind could even pretend to care about. They wasted time on Last of Us and GTAV trailers, games that have ALREADY BEEN RELEASED. They also devoted far too much time to Free-to-Play games, and I’m pretty sure I saw Fat Princess there. [Also Pain, that hot jam. – Ed. again] If you consider Fat Princess as important an announcement as The Phantom Pain than I’m sure your priorities are arguably skewed.
Whenever Sony did announce a game, however, they might as well have been showing up for their boxing match with Microsoft with a gun. Bloodborne‘s trailer had an excellent art style going for it, and the mere sight of “From Software” got the audience ready, while Sony also had The Phantom Pain on their side in an extremely attention grabbing trailer. Uncharted 4 is always a showstopper, even though opinions on it might be mixed after Drake’s Deception deceived people who like good games (ha.) Batman Arkham Knight looks fucking RAD. [NOTE: Unfortunately, this was not a sequel to Robot Alchemic Drive, as much as I wish for that. – Hi, it’s me, Ed.] Also the InFamous thing looks nice.
However, Sony isn’t helping themselves getting involved with Deep Silver. Deep Silver is a troubled kid on the school grounds who if you hang around with too long you will soon realize looked really cool from afar but is quite shallow and shitty and full of sewer levels the closer you get. Dead Island 2 had the same problem Dead Island 1 had; great trailer, inevitably fucking awful game. If Dead Island 2 isn’t awful than I’ll—stopping myself there because Dead Island will be shit by inherent nature. (Need I remind you that Dead Island 1 shipped to PCs with the developer’s version. Those are the types of buffoons running Deep Silver.)
Microsoft had a stronger presentation even if you didn’t find a lot of their games interesting, while Sony muddled their great library with incessant ramblings about t.v shows and watching t.v on your video game console. Sony was walking a fine line towards shitting themselves profusely on stage, but thankfully avoided that with Grim Fandango.
I just remembered Sony had Grim Fandango.