E3 has been an interesting one this year. The addition of new conferences has made it difficult to break things down into just the big three — Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. But let's discuss things in those old-fashioned terms: who won E3?
Being perfectly honest, I think Nintendo is out of the running on this one. You might say they put themselves out of the running by choosing not to show the interesting games/hardware we already know they have in development.
Sony did the precise opposite. It brought the big guns. Sony appeared to go down a list of fanboy dreams and set about making every single one of them true. The Last Guardian, Shenmue III, the Final Fantasy VII remake. Regardless of whether it was a good idea or not, if we thought it sounded like good idea, Sony announced it! It was one of the most insane E3 conferences I've ever seen, just in terms of what was shown and the reaction to it.
Microsoft moved along with machine-like efficiency. Great announcements, good showings of good exclusive games. If you were being critical you might say it was E3 by numbers.
So which showing was best? It depends on the criteria you want to judge by. I'm going to say Sony. The second Sony showed The Last Guardian it was over for me, Not because of the game necessarily, more the history of the moment and what it meant. It was almost absurd to see the game in action once again. I honestly laughed when it happened. It felt that insane. It was one of those memorable E3 moments.
What do you think?