Electronic Entertainment Expo, known simply as E3, is now officially upon us. Sony held their E3 press conference last night. The video is below if you haven’t seen it yet or want to watch it again. The actual press conference starts at the 23 minute mark. There is also a pre show starting at the six minute mark.
I was fortunate enough to attend the E3 Experience Live in my local theater, and I must say that it was a better experience than the one I would’ve had at home with my laptop connected to my HDTV, or watching via the PS4 E3 app I recently downloaded from the PS store. I say this because I got to experience an audience’s reaction to the announced games. That kind of experience can’t be duplicated when you are sitting at home.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Nathan Drake is back with his good buddy Sully. The visuals in the trailer, which was captured directly from a PS4, were stunning. Drake looked more real than ever before. The environment from the sand to the jungle looked superb. Have no fear Uncharted fans, The Last of Us creators will not let us down. I’m sold on this game and will purchase it on day one. The adventure begins in 2015.
The Order: 1886
The new gameplay shown looked as good as when this game was first announced back in 2013. Ready at Dawn is striving to give the gamer a unique experience. From what I saw in the conference the studio is well on their way to accomplishing this feat. The transition from cut scene to gameplay is fluid. I only knew that it was gameplay because of the ammo count that popped up in the corner of the screen. While I may not buy this game at launch it is certainly on my radar. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this game in the months to come.
No Man’s Sky
Sony continues its support for Indie game developers. No Man’s Sky is being developed by Hello Games, a small four person team. My first impression of this game looks like something I have never played. In the brief footage I saw, the player leaves a cave on foot and makes their way to the spacecraft. They proceed to enter outer space and participate in a Space battle before plunging down into another planets atmosphere to take out more ships. The environment looks gorgeous and I’m excited to see what else gets shown prior to launch.
Very rare does a game trailer impress me enough to invoke an immediate response on whether or not to buy a game. Bloodborne being announced yesterday for the PS4 shocked me. The game is dark, and I love that. If you thought Daylight or Outlast was scary well this game looks to surpass that caliber of scariness. I don’t need to see more but I want to see more. Day One purchase for me.
Little Big Planet 3
Sackboy will be making his PS4 debut soon, but he won’t be alone. Along for the ride will be three more characters. The gameplay featured obstacles that had to be overcome by using teamwork. During gameplay I laughed several times. After seeing the gameplay I only had one question: Is this four player couch co-op? One thing that wowed me was the announcement that when LBP3 comes to PS4 all user created content from the other two games will be available to play. Who is ready to collect stickers? I know I am.
I will close with this. Games are why I buy consoles. Based on what I saw during the conference I am convinced now more than ever that 2015 will be the year the PS4 truly makes its mark on the gaming world. With PlayStation Now for North America (U.S. & Canada) looming and the announcement of PlayStation Television coming to North America and Europe gamers will have more content to choose from, and in my opinion content that matters. I truly feel that Greatness Awaits for the Playstation Nation.
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