Well, the show is now over and I was just curious to see what everyone thought of what was shown and discussed. Although I didn't actually watch the show on TV, I was still able to find a few live streams as well as catch up on what I had missed via IGN, Gametrailers, etc. And, although I wasn't too impressed, there were a few announcements that got me very excited.
First off, Elder Scrolls V was a surprise, at least for me, anyway. Unless I wasn't paying attention, there wasn't any hint of it being at the show prior to its reveal. Sure, Elder Scrolls IV didn't hold my attention as thoroughly as I would have liked it to but I am willing to give the series another try seeing as Bethesda tends to release solid games. The trailer may have been completely CG but it was still exciting. Plus, I thought it was cool how the name, Skyrim, turned to reveal the date of 11.11.11. Maybe I'm just easily amused but I thought it was cool.
Also, Resistance 3 looks fantastic. It appears that Insomniac improved not only the visuals but also the overall feel and movement of the character. And, while I may not really like live-action stuff when it comes to games, I got extremely excited when I saw the end of the trailer because it looks like there will be an awesome new melee weapon in the form of a ridiculously huge hammer. Even further, we finally got a release date for the game.
Far Away by José González winning the best song in a game made me extremely pleased. I still remember crossing the border into Mexico and being completely awestruck as to how cinematic and beautiful the moment felt. I had never played a game before where a song with lyrics played in the background and Rockstar pulled it off perfectly. The sounds of the world slowly faded out as his song slowly faded in and it made the ride into Mexico truly memorable.
However, on the negative side, along with the cheesy jokes and horrible little skits, the aspect of the show that left me extremely disappointed was Woods winning character of the year. I couldn't disagree with this award more. In my opinion, Marston or Kratos should have won without question. I can hardly remember anything of Woods from Black Ops and I played that game only a few weeks ago versus being able to remember a lot more with the other two characters and playing their games more than a few months ago.
Uncharted 3, though, was thankfully there to bring me to the bright side of my mood again. The visuals looked stunning, the gameplay looked stunning, and everything about it made me scream like a little girl. We also got a release date for it and I can't wait until I get my hands on the game in November of 2011.
So, what did you all think of the show? I could write on and on about it but I'd like to hear others' opinions.
Bioware stole the show for me. ME3, best RPG and Studio of the Year. Well deserved. The Mass Effect trilogy is unlike anything else out on the market. Probably the best RPG this generation, hands down.
Gotta love Nick S.!!! NPH did a fine job. Uncharted 3 looked badass, I liked how they put visuals in for us watching at home. Nice touch. Insane looks interesting. New Oblivion is always good. Finally some SSX! been way too long since I last played it on my PS2.
I played the Limbo demo but never bought it. I'll have to look into the latest NFS and RDR since they both won. I felt the show was much better than last year.
and poor Nintendo huh? They were hardly mentioned at all....