Impressions of the Games of E3
rED has created a comprehensive media page for all the major presentations, with links to many direct feed YouTubes. We can add more media in that thread. In the meantime, what are your thoughts?
Mine are as follows: there are a ton of great looking games – The Division being probably my second favorite – but every bit of video DICE showed of BF4 (SP and MP) was absolutely incredible, not just in visuals, but in gameplay potential because of the environmental interactivity, commander mode, and utilization of other tech including iPads and Android tablets. It is a game that simply cannot be played as intended on any current platform with the exception of recent PCs. Y’all know my love for Battlefield, but even at that these videos genuinely surprised me. It is a system seller for me. DICE wins all the marbles, candy, and women with Battlefield 4.
As for the systems themselves, while Sony managed some positive PR, the $400 PS4 is of far less interest to me than the $500 Xbox One, even with all its baggage: crazy high price, region/owner locks, availability here in Japan, the Kinect, and MS’ unrelenting and suffocating grab for control over the consumer and his/her schevty balls.