elcome and today we are continuing on with the E3 coverage and looking at the Sony Conference. We will go through each of the games that was talked about and shown and see what we thought, and what was missing and give it an overall review.
It started off in typical PlayStation style, which they have this knack now of being able to put on a show without it looking really tacky. The first signals they shown was this massive crowed at the theatre which was really good, and then they had this really nice Indian music a little stage of some Indian music going, a bit of sitar (that’s about the only Indian instrument that I know), and then they had this waterfall with lights showing on it and it was all good, nice, and loved it and the first thing that they showed was the new DLC for Uncharted 4 – The Lost Legacy with the female protagonist which looked really good and with it being Uncharted it can’t be a bad thing.
Then they showed straight after some more DLC for Horizon: Zero Dawn – the Frozen Wilds out this year, looked good more Horizon that sold really well making it a really popular and a high rated game, so that can only be a good thing.
Then they showed some Days Gone, so with Days Gone they have previously shown the massive zombie attack and they were kind of look at how many zombies we can fit on a screen, that was the difference between all of the other zombie games and that looked good. This time they showed a bit more normal stuff and we saw some zombies, but we also saw some gangs and stuff like that, but it just looked a bit generic as it was hiding and crouching through bushes, and throwing a rock to distract and then sneaking up and killing somebody. Randomly there was a bit of the show case where he walked between these bodies hanging off, and they were zombie bodies and then they had some cirdesolay with some people that were zombiefied in the theatre which was I was up for a bit of randomness and I liked it. I was less excited when I first saw it to be honest cause it did look more of a generic game, they still had the horde of zombies coming in, they had a scary zombie bear in barbed wire as you do, and I thought it looked ok, I need to see more information but it looks like it’s going to be kind of generic to be honest.
Then we saw Monster Hunter World which is really interesting because that is generally for a number of years has been a Nintendo thing, but now that it’s coming to the PlayStation 4, it’s also coming to the Xbox and PC I believe and you have got a massive sword and you are fighting ridiculously large dinosaur type things with massive neutrals, it looked pretty good. In early 2018 they were talking about the release date and nice to see it on the other consoles, I have never been a sort of Nintendo girl so I have never had the chance to play Monster Hunter, so I’m not sure if it will be an MMO or one of them shared world things that you can see, but I thought it looked pretty good and I am interested to see more.
Then the next showcase was Shadow of the Colossus Remastered Remastered, because they have already remastered it once I believe for the PlayStation 3, so they remastered it again? They are really ringing that one out. If you have played Shadow of the Colossus or the Remastered version you probably not going to bother with that one.
Then they showed a bit of Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite which has Guardians of the Galaxy in so that peeks my interest straight away, it looks like that it has a full on story mode but it is sort of the fighting game that you expect on the outside. I’m not a big fan of fighting games so I probably won’t pick it up.
Then they showed a little game called Call of Duty World War 2, they showed a bit more of that and its basically Call of Duty World War 2, which is actually my favourite genre I think that it is kind of with Battlefield 1 coming out and getting that old school feeling I prefer this to space, I think most people would say that, and I have heard news that the single player is only going to be from the a light perspective and possibly only the American perspective which is a little bit weird I think that a bit more variation in characters, maybe playing on the Axis side and having a bit more variation on the story would be nice seeing it from every bodies perspective but I don’t know if I will pick it up. I’m not a massive fan of the multiplayer Call of Duty it’s just not my thing, if the single player is long enough then I might pick it up.
Following the footage from the Bethesda E3 presser, Sony showed off some more game play footage of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR, running on PSVR. Let’s move onto the games that we don’t already know about like Star Child, a 2.5D platformer in which a pink haired woman explored an abandoned facility and encountered a massive but seemingly benevolent robot. There was also footage of horror thriller The Inpatient; you know bad things are in store when chipper old-timey music distorts into static as you walk through the halls of an asylum. Final Fantasy 15: Monster of the Deep is a goofy, first-person VR fishing trip with the your favourite RPG boy band, and the underwhelming named Bravo Team looks like a generic military-themed mobile game turned VR FPS. Moss, the last PSVR game shown, was the real standout, featuring serene exploration of a jungle-based ruin as an adorable, big-eared mouse, with the player guided its journey via a matter-manipulating energy bubble, rotating statues and unlocking doors whilst guiding the mouse's hand in combat. A scaled, scary snake loomed overhead before the fade to the game name.
We already had a good sense of the upcoming God of War reboot, which shifts the mythological setting from Greek to Norse, and has Kratos watching after his young son Atreus and ushering him into the hardships of becoming a warrior. There's a distinct 'Joel and Ellie' vibe to the pairing of Kratos and his kid, with Kratos slicing up monsters as he always does while Atreus fires enchanted arrows from afar. We got a glimpse of some deadly weapons in Kratos' arsenal: lightning-charge axes that swing back to Kratos like boomerangs when thrown, and a transforming shield that can bash skeletons into pieces. We also got to see some of the supporting cast, like a magical wolf who taunts Kratos a woman who could be Atreus' mother, and the absolutely gigantic World Serpent who wants to aide Kratos and Atreus. God of War is coming in early 2018.
A somber trailer showed a quiet winter in Detroit, with robots labouring in the streets... and a pair of rebelling androids, Marcus and North, sneaking around in the sewers. "This is a night our people will remember," says Marcus, as they move to break into CyberLife - essentially an Apple store for androids - by 'awakening' any technology they touch to manipulate the environment. The android revolution played out with multiple outcomes based around violent or pacifist decision trees. In this case, Marcus opted for the aggressive path, inciting a riot that led to the spraying of techno-graffiti and the planting of holographic flags. The horror!
We've had hands-on time with Destiny 2, so you know we're already hyped - and instead of doing a deep-dive into its gameplay, Sony showed off a short story trailer. We see the big bad Ghaul, a huge, masked brute wearing ornate armour, taunting a beaten Guardian before kicking him off a cliff. So starts the journey towards rebuilding your strength - by acquiring new gear and shooting many, many aliens in the pursuit of XP. A sweet sizzle reel of high-tech firepower led into a showcase of exclusive Destiny 2 perks on PS4: the Lake of Shadows Strike, exclusive gear, the City Apex ship, the Borealis, and the Retribution PvP map.
Sony's show ended with a deep dive into the upcoming Spider-Man game, a PS4 exclusive being made by Ratchet & Clank studio Insomniac Games. This particular Spidey suit features adjusting eyes - perfect for helping Peter Parker emote - and a suit with nifty white highlights. This mission takes place atop the upper floors of a building still in construction, where Spider-Man's thugs working for Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk from a rival gang known as the Demons.
So score wise, cause of the massive disappointment at the end it’s really affected me so I’m going to give this a 5/10. It’s just lost a bit more information about games that we have already seen and already knew about, but no crescendo, there was no money shot and that was really disappointing, I’m interested cause there was lots of rumours about The Last of Us 2 coming and the fact that it’s not been shown, has it been delayed? Are they not happy with it as it is? That seems to be a weird one. It almost felt like that the show was too short as I was at least expecting to do be at least another 15 minutes, so perhaps they might have cut it I don’t know but there was just something missing from the conference.