No major games were stupid enough to release during E3 week, so I thought we'd switch things up a bit. Instead of talking about and reviewing the latest major release, why not turn our focus to the E3 that was?
What did you think? Has it made you more or less excited about the new generation of consoles? How did it stack up to previous E3s?
For me, personally? E3 2014 is up there with some of the best E3s I can remember. It felt as though all of the big three — Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo — delivered in a very big way. More importantly, everyone was focusing on games.
Additionally, there seemed to be a real commitment to variety. At first I thought Microsoft had leant to heavily on its regular staple of shooters and racers but when I thought back to all the games I saw there were indies, Project Spark, Below, Inside — plenty of off kilter games that tickled my personal fancy.
Nintendo revealed Zelda and it truly, absolutely shocked me how good it looked, and just how much reinvention of the game's core seems to be a priority for Nintendo. I think if I had to pick one game that excited me most it would be Zelda.
Sony's press conference, I think, provided the most 'whoa' moments, in terms of big surprises. That made me initially think they 'won' E3, but it's not really that simple. Still, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne and others make me pretty hyped for 2015.
That seemed to be a common refrain, and it remains my sole concern for this E3: the lack of games that seemed to be coming out in 2014. I would have liked to have seem a couple of surprises that we might have been able to play this year. Too many of the games I'm really hyped for now seem to be coming out in 2015.
What were your thoughts on E3 2014?