Now that the dust has settled, and the hype has drained out of your system, is it possible to talk about E3 2015 with a bit of distance?
Personally, this was the first time in a long time that I watched E3 conference and wasn’t…
— Bored to death at certain points.
— Disappointed by the lack of variety in the gaming experiences being shown.
— Flat out angry at the constant stream of white dudes presenting.
E3 isn’t perfect, but this year just felt so refreshing. Microsoft’s presentation was a little ‘E3 by numbers’ for me, but there was no shortage of excellence on show — particularly a really awesome segment focusing on the [email protected] programme and goddamn Hololens, which I’m cautiously excited for.
Sony’s conference erred on the side of fan fiction at times — but man. Man — I think it might have been ne of the best E3 presentations of all-time, just in terms of the surprises and the response to those surprises. It might have rung hollow in the context of how weak Sony’s exclusive line-up is the holiday season, but man — you’d have a hard time arguing against them having ‘won’ E3.
Nintendo’s presentation. Well, it was light on games, but heavy on awesome puppets. And that’s all I have to say about that.
So, my review: great E3 by E3 standards.