Microsoft E3 2014 brief summary of what they showed off in 90 minutes
1. Stage=mediocre (basic seats closer to the main stage but that could just be because of the venue). The light wrists on all the attendants was a good idea and worked well with some of the game presentations
2. Intro speech by Phil Spencer = It was a good speech and a good crowd pleaser
3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare= Don’t care, its the same style of trailer from all the other E3 COD news, stand stock gameplay. Took up to much of the conference considering what it was showing off
4. Dan Greenawalt (Forza Hrizon 2 and Forza 5)= New Free DLC with the iconic racing track. Forza Horizon 2= Nice world, but seen the concept before with the Need for Speed franchise (PS2). Interested to see the definition of Open world freedom
5. Evolve= Team fortress 2 meets Left 4 dead meets Alien. Looks nice but would have to see other reviews before considering getting it as its a X-Box exclusive for now.
6. Vincent Pontbiand (Assassins Creed Unity): Assassins Creed in French revolution. Nothing else new
7. Dragon Age Inquisition: It looks interesting, pretty and if I had a X-Box One (or if I planned to get one, I would pick it up as it looks interesting).
8. Sunset Overdrive: Same with Dragon Age Inquisition. Looks good and fun to play, would pick it up if I was going to get the console. It was also a funny trailer showing that there is still some humour left in the games on X-Box One.
9. Cheesy comical DLC trailer for Dead Rising 3 is cheesy. The DLC looks good and if you like Dead Rising 3, I’d pick it up if I were you.
10. Fantasia Music Evolved: (What is this madness, a game for the 360 here?). The Concept sound like it could be clunky
11. Dance Central Spotlight: Already giving alarm bells for me as its digital only (though that could just be my experiences with bad Australian internet). Both Dance Central and Fantasia didn’t have a any form of gameplay or a trailer so I’m a bit concerned.
12. David Eckelberry (Fable Legends): Expect a full impression for this one latter
13. Project Spark: User Generated content: the game, though it does look pretty and since its coming to PC, I might check it out. Plus it has Conker in it...
14. Ori and the Blind Forest: (Try not to cry, cry a lot...) beautiful orchestral piece in the background, gorgeous graphics and it looks to be a platformer (from the small amount of time there was gameplay shown). But its a X-Box One exclusive...
15. Bonnie Ross (Halo) Halo 5 Trailer was vague like last year, Halo: Master chief collection= All past Halo games (main games) on X-Box One. Will include Halo Nightfall and Halo 5 Guardians beta
16. Inside: I have no idea what to say on this
17. ID@XBOX: Indie games on X-Box via self publishing
18. Indiegames; You’ll have to look at this one for yourself as there are too many for me to list
19. Rise of the Tomb Raider: Just a CG Trailer
20. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: More Witcher for you witcher fans. I can’t compare it to the last game as I haven’t played it
21. Phantom Dust: Pure CG, I have no idea of how the game will play
22. Tom Clancy’s The Division: Tom Clancy meets post apocalyptic future
23. Scalebound: Monster Hunter with Skin morph?
24. Crackdown: Futuristic weaponry with a Saint’s Row style graphics. It looks interesting
25. The developer videos that separated some of the games were good. I wished there was more of them as I needed a break just so that I could type these brief summaries.
They promised a lot of games, they delivered a lot of games. The conference was good but it needed to be paced better. I don’t think Crackdown should have been the finale for the conference considering what they showed off prior to it and what they showed off of it to begin with. It was good, if your a Microsoft fan then you should be excited for what’s to come. Up next Sony (because I’m trying to play catch up and its starting in 20 minutes)