Personally, I loved E3 2012. I always find reasons to love something rather than to hate on it but my twitter people have spoken and not even one is happy with this year’s E3. Here is what I here people ranting about.
Lack of “HOLY SH*T” moments.
A few days ago I saw leaked pictures of the new Vita AC3 game and new PS All-Star characters. The internet is filled with spoilers and its getting harder to keep secrets. While watching E3 gamers expect surprise announcements. Games that we have never seen before or expected. For Nintendo we knew Pikmin 3 was coming. For Microsoft anyone could have guessed for a new Halo, Gears and dance central game. The element of surprise is rare these days but who ever pulls it off will be talked about for the longest.
This is a interesting topic to touch on cause Nintendo needs the WiiU but Sony and Microsoft don’t need new consoles at this moment. The internet rumors tell us that new HD consoles are on the way but we did not hear anything about it. In my view, I think its better that way. Don’t bother talking about a new device unless you are ready to launch it with some great games.
No price drop on anything
Prices on everything is going up, Nothing is cheap any more. We all wish video games was cheaper but we heard no news of a price drop on any consoles. At least PlayStation Plus got more valuable with lots of new free games for your membership.
People forget that Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are a business. They need to make games that will make them money. For loyal gamers it is painful to see things like Dance Central or more Nintendo mini games but its something that they have to show. Still, Usher had no business getting on stage.
Too much talking, Not enough games shown
A popular saying is “Don’t talk about it, Be about it”. This is something I hope future E3 events take into consideration in their presentations. Why waste time telling us why your company is the best when you should be showing us the games that prove it? During the Nintendo event I noticed that Reggie kept saying “We don’t have enough time” but the event itself was filled with lots of things that could have been cut out.
Bonus: Where was Kevin Bulter?
I know Kevin butler is a actor but lets be honest and say that Sony could have used him to lead up a epic announcement. E3 is a show and Kevin Butler gets the crowd going. We miss you KB.