eGamer’s Best Of E3 2012: Conference Overview
In this award, we’ll be running through our general thoughts and opinions of the major conferences from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts. There’s a lot to talk about, but we’ll keep it pretty straightforward and condensed for you to read comfortably.
Here’s what we thought of the E3 conferences in general.
Honest Dean is honest:
In a surprising turn of events, Ubisoft was not that boring. They offered great fun — but with horrible hosts. Sony was interesting, with a very boring segment regarding books, the Move, and augmented reality. As for the others: what made them stand out? Except for Sony, they had good looking games — at the end.
Azhar, as usual, had mixed opinions:
Rather surprisingly, Microsoft’s wasn’t too bad and it wasn’t a Kinect-fest, but I wasn’t interested in anything. Ubisoft, for once, wasn’t a total disaster until one or two good games finally arrived. It was actually entertaining, despite the detestable hosts I wanted to kill, and there were great games on show, with particular mention of Watch Dogs. Electronic Arts were surprisingly disappointing, with nothing interesting to see and rather horrific demos of Dead Space 3, Crysis 3 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter on show. Sony’s was my favourite, but they put that in serious question with that painful Wonderbook demonstration. Luckily, Beyond: Two Souls, The Last Of Us, God of War: Ascension, Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation for Vita and that ship gameplay of Assassin’s Creed 3 completely made up for it and made Sony stand at the top for me. I had no interest in Nintendo’s conference and didn’t watch it.
Alessandro didn’t really go into that much detail:
In an E3 dominated by sequels and uninspired titles, it’s hard to pick who gave the better showing. I’d have to go with Ubisoft this time around, as most of their games showing off during their hour long presentation were top notch.
Neither did Caveshen really:
While Nintendo were busy wagging their tails about how great they are at life as their stocks dropped, Ubisoft and Sony really brought their A game, showing off some great titles and awing the crowds with their presentations. Meanwhile EA brought just a few sequels and not much else. Seriously what were they thinking? Saving for Gamescom perhaps?
Or Abdul-Gaffoor, but he had a legit reason:
Can’t really say as I didn’t see the conferences, but I’d go with Ubisoft based on the games they displayed.
At least Adam did:
Ubisoft had the best conference hands down. After watching all the other conferences, including Nintendo’s, Ubisoft’s conference held my interest and entertained me the most. Everything Ubisoft showed off was polished and original. The same can’t be said of EA who along with Nintendo had the most boring games on show. Wii Fit-U anyone? Ubisoft above everything else proved that creative freedom is still alive and well in the huge videogame publishing game, and did it with style and some great titles on show. Ubisoft won, with Sony and Microsoft following suit.
What did you think of the conferences overall?