Once again as it has been my tradition for the past few years, I bring you my little resume of what I see in the E3 that was last week.
So let's begin.
First of all I must admit that this E3 had little surprises and certainly it didn't have all the controversies that were present in the last E3 with the Xbox One and the arrival of the new consoles.
Now that I remember it's a bit strange how all the controversial policies that Microsoft tried to put on the Xbox One have mostly disappeared by now. There is no more forced Kinect or the need to be always online. It's a bit nice to see Microsoft getting rid of all that. I think neither once I hear them mention some of that in this E3 and they focused only in promoting new games. But it's a bit sad that things like the "cloud" system that was so promoted last year with the Xbox One has been mostly forgotten, or at least I haven't hear more about that.
On the other side Sony once again showed a lot of games and something called "Playstation TV" that seems to be a device that will allow to play old Playstation 1 and 2 games via streaming. The device will be pretty affordable but I'm still have my doubt because of the lag that bad internet connection could generate. But who knows maybe they solve those problems well.
Other thing that was show, is the for now called project Morpheous, which are some virtual reality glasses that Sony is developing. Probably it will pass several years before we can buy one but they still look pretty cool and the concept is interesting. I have my doubts about how well they could work with video games but I honestly I haven't tested any VR glasses neither Sony's or the Oculus Rift, so only time will tell.
Now what really surprised me was all the announcements that Nintendo made, we will have a new Zelda that honestly looks really awesome and is supposed to be open world. There were also a new Yoshi game that is the cutest game I've seen in a long time. The new Super Smash Bros. also looks really cool.
Finally one of the things that caught my attention are this new plastic figures that Nintendo is going to sell called "Amiibo" similar to those that are sold for Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Probably I will not buy a Wii U soon but the figurines looks so nice that probably I'll buy one even if I don't have a Wii.
Of course there were a lot of other games, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Destiny both look great. It was also announced that a new game is being made from "From Software" the creators of Dark Souls. There were also some kind of anouncement for a new Mass Effect game and new Star Wars Battlefront but it was a little dispapointing that only very little was shown.
The only thing that I found really disappointing was "The Order: 1886" it will be a exclusive for the PS4 and I must admit that graphically it looks awesome showing what the PS4 can do. But in other aspects it seems a little weak, they showed two gamplay videos but they had little of substance. One made the game look like any other third person shooter and the other video was mostly cinematics and had little gameplay in it. Honestly I really wanted to see something more interesting because the game has potential and looks really cool.
There were a lot of games in this E3 but for now all is left is to wait for the good games to come out and maybe then it will be time to buy a new console. Because honestly it has been nearly a year since the launch of the new consoles and I think there aren't yet really good games for them.