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Post by Todinho » June 12th, 2018, 5:23 pm

New video of DMC5 featuring alot more gameplay, looks pretty good:


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Post by Electric Crocosaurus » June 12th, 2018, 6:42 pm

It doesn't seem to have been a massive year for surprises, which seems a shame given the point at which this console generation is at. Still, even if the next year is going to bring a lot of iterative sequels they at least look to be highly accomplished ones. And if they can nail the tone of the Last of Us Part II (at the moment I still have reservations with just how violent the previews have been) then I'll be happy.

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Post by Suits » June 12th, 2018, 6:52 pm

Wow, I found that Direct pretty underwhelming to be honest.

I nearly fell asleep 15 minutes into the Smash stuff.

Then it ended.

I can only hope, they have more to show in the Treehouse streams.

Not even a mention of Metroid.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » June 12th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Suits wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Not even a mention of Metroid.
That disappointed me as well, but I think their new strategy is to focus on games that are gonna come out within less than a year. The game is probably still a bit too far-off to be shown to the public just yet. But at least we know it's in development! F-Zero on the other hand...

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Post by Todinho » June 12th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Loved this interview they did on the stage with Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan on Westworld and its videogame influences, really great stuff:


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Post by Alex79uk » June 12th, 2018, 9:46 pm

I just finished the Sony conference. It was... incredibly disappointing. It's always the highlight of E3 for me, and I was just left feeling nothing. It really did not work at all, as a presentation.

And Ghost Of Tsomething looked awful to me! Certainly not a current gen title, let alone one released as we heard towards the end of the PS4 lifespan.

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Post by Todinho » June 12th, 2018, 11:05 pm

They just confirmed that the RE2 Remake wont have any fixed camera angles or tank controls and that they are doing away with the zapping system. Might as well call this Resident evil 8 now I dont care.

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Post by nickturner13 » June 12th, 2018, 11:32 pm

So just to copy paste my comment on facebook, regarding the Cyberpunk revelation that it's a 1st person game, if not an "FPS"....

Not gonna lie, I'm pretty upset with this news. I know there's a lot of kneejerk reaction to this and I hope I'm not part of the triggered outraged masses that get angry at everything... but yeah, this is not good news to me. I generally don't like 1st person games at all. Very Doom was awesome, and I did enjoy Far Cry 3.... but generally the games I love are 3rd person. I even play Skyrim/Fallout in 3rd person mode.

Not to mention the legitimate concerns I'm seeing by a lot of people on social media who get motion sickness playing 1st person games and thus can't.

Will be interesting to see if anything changes after the backlash.

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Post by Todinho » June 13th, 2018, 1:52 am

Gameplay footage of Remake 2:

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Post by ThirdDrawing » June 13th, 2018, 2:34 am

I think Ghosts of Tsushima looks great, but I agree with Alex79uk that the Sony conference was disappointing.

Last of Us - again.

Ghosts - again

Death Stranding - again

Kingdom Hearts - again

Spider-man - again

It's been the same bloody games for the last 3 years. Show something new!

I wasn't interested in most of the MS games, but at least a lot of them hadn't been announced before. Even the Nintendo direct had more new games than the Sony conference.

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Post by Simonsloth » June 13th, 2018, 5:05 am

ThirdDrawing wrote:
June 13th, 2018, 2:34 am
I think Ghosts of Tsushima looks great, but I agree with Alex79uk that the Sony conference was disappointing.

Last of Us - again.

Ghosts - again

Death Stranding - again

Kingdom Hearts - again

Spider-man - again

It's been the same bloody games for the last 3 years. Show something new!

I wasn't interested in most of the MS games, but at least a lot of them hadn't been announced before. Even the Nintendo direct had more new games than the Sony conference.
I’d echo that sentiment. The Sony conference was mainly more of the same and although I liked some parts of it the cutaways to the awful presenters were painful.

On reflection though although the MS conference was more entertaining the games on show at the Sony conference were more my cup of tea.

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Post by Flabyo » June 13th, 2018, 5:33 am

Changing Cyberpunk from a Deus Ex style first person RPG into a third person game isn’t something you can really do this far into development and not have it feel pretty broken.

Impressions from those who got to see it today are good though.

Anyway, I got my Soul Calibur 6 release date so I’m happy.


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Post by KSubzero1000 » June 13th, 2018, 5:55 am

Todinho wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 11:05 pm
They just confirmed that the RE2 Remake wont have any fixed camera angles or tank controls and that they are doing away with the zapping system. Might as well call this Resident evil 8 now I dont care.
...FUCK.

I was secretly hoping they might offer two separate modes within the same engine. I am so disappointed. How hard can it be to follow the greatest remake in video game history? :(

Edit: Would you mind sharing your source when you have the chance?

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Post by ThirdMan » June 13th, 2018, 6:31 am

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Post by Alex79uk » June 13th, 2018, 7:06 am

I'm actually quite pleased Cyberpunk is first person now. Also, I think the Resi2 remake suddenly sounds a lot more interesting too. Although the trailer disappointed me slightly as I thought for a moment we were seeing a really original idea of seeing a game play out from the point of an outside observer (ie. a mouse)

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Post by ThirdMan » June 13th, 2018, 8:17 am

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Post by Suits » June 13th, 2018, 9:43 am

Oh Nintendo.

No real surprises at all - there were games announced, I acknowledge that however.

Of the things I knew nothing of, these were the stand out things that I can say something about;

Daemon X Machina - This certainly looks like something, not my cup of tea, although I think the art style is pretty cool. And experiencing games that I don’t usually play is fun, so I’d be interested in trying it at least.

Super Mario Party - Is cool, in the correct environment. My own personal situation, often being expected to throw something on that friends and other couples that come around for dinner can enjoy - this looks like it will give Puyo Puyo and Overcooked a run for it's Mushrooms. I’ll get this, I know I will.

Fire Emblem – Yep, great, Spring 2019.

Smash – Yeah, cool, I’ll get this even though I’m not a huge fan. It was a lot of info. Boring info for an E3 Direct I feel.

Pretty much everything else was already leaked and discussed or we know about already. Xenoblade 2 DLC is something hat will never appeal to me personally as even after I put 40 hours into the main game there is plenty more meat on that to be consumed before I’d even ever consider adding more.

I kind of feel Smash should have been it’s own separate Direct, just goes to show how much Nintendo has to show I suppose. Lets hope the momentum hasn’t totally evaporated and it’s just a further step away from the traditional E3 process for Nintendo which may be followed up with a late summer Direct that shows something of an intention that titles like Pikmin, Animal Crossing & F-Zero are being worked on.

Other than that, no matter how I process it, I feel left disappointed by Nintendo this time around for what is clearly a changing time for the traditional E3 show.

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Post by Beck » June 13th, 2018, 12:12 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
June 12th, 2018, 2:45 pm
I think the premise will be a great motivator. I know what you mean about the story I still well up when I remember
Spoiler: show
Sam and Henry
ruined me that scene
I know those feels :(

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Post by ThirdDrawing » June 13th, 2018, 1:27 pm

Suits wrote:
June 13th, 2018, 9:43 am
Oh Nintendo.

No real surprises at all - there were games announced, I acknowledge that however.
I actually kind of wish they had had Smash as a separate direct and spent more time showing the stuff they showed in the quick montage.

I am impressed with the work they're doing on Smash though and the thought they've put into it.

I didn't bother to pick up the Wii U Smash and I was indifferent on this until the direct. I will probably grab this day one now.

As for Cyberpunk, I have no attachment to the source material and I thought the Witcher 3 was very good but massively overhyped. I will wait and see, though I would prefer 3rd person if I had a preference.

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Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » June 13th, 2018, 2:02 pm

Love reading everyone's feelings on the various conferences. So many mixed emotions!

Really strange year this for me with no really big 'WOW' moments, but overall as a combination of the games on show and the show itself I'd have to say Xbox delivered over and above the rest by a decent margin.

Yes there were no big exclusive surprises on show, but you can't magic games of a hat and the fact they backed up the exclusive franchises they already have (Halo, Forza, Gears, Crackdown, Ori, Sea Of Thieves, Cuphead) with lots of great third party surprises (Cyber Punk! DMC 5! Dying Light 2!) certainly demonstrated a great breadth of games beyond what was shown elsewhere. This combined with the announcement of them buying & building an impressive first party studio roster, plus the fact they had the tightest most well paced show of them all, gives them the win for me.

Other than that, Nintendo disappointed me (not a Smash guy and nothing much else new to get excited about), and Sony was just weird! All four of those showcased titles are 'must plays' for me so I can't fault the potential quality of the games - they look awesome - but rightly or wrongly E3 isn't just about the games, it's almost as much about how you deliver those games. They did that in a disjointed, badly paced manner with an overall tone that bordered on arrogance and self congratulation from a bunch of execs that clearly fancy themselves as celebrities (Shawn Layden, Sid Shuman - I'm looking at you!). Nasty flashbacks of old, up-their-own-arse, early PS3 era Sony!

Of the third parties - Ubisoft was fun with some great looking games, Bethesda had some cool stuff delivered quite poorly, and EA & Square were largely terrible.

Roll on E3 2019! :lol:

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