It’s looking to be a wonderful year with so many great games looming over the horizon. Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 has done much to hype the fans with what’s about to come.
That being said, not everything lived up to my expectations.
With so many great, promising games announced prior to the event, I expected a lot of amazing things for this year’s electronics expo. And for the most part, they did not disappoint. This article isn’t a rant to bring down E3 2018, but rather one wherein I share my personal feelings regarding the event in its entirety.
In all honesty, I felt like there weren’t too many things that were disappointing about E3. But what really got me down was how so little titles were announced.
Real time strategy games are an all time rarity this time of the year, or so it seems. The announcement of Command & Conquer: Rivals should’ve been a real godsend for every fan of the genre. However, I didn’t like the fact that they turned this once tactic heavy game into a mobile strategy game with only a few thumb taps to control the battlefield.
This was not what I wanted Command & Conquer to become. And knowing that this is EA we are talking about, there’s bound to be some sort of pay-to-win scheme hidden within the game.
Especially considering the fact that it’s for mobile…
One game that really let me down was the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, with a few good reasons. I’m not going to mention all of them, but my biggest concern as an Assassin’s Creed fan is that I found it questionable how Ubisoft would break its own rules. They showcased the ability which allows players to make story-altering choices, and that honestly broke the rule of viewing your ancestor’s memories. How can something be a memory if you can alter it?
And that’s only one of the things I found disappointing about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. But that’s a mention for another day.
Speaking of games, I’m personally excited for Cyberpunk 2077. But I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed that they only allowed a few to witness the live gameplay as I would’ve liked a small glimpse of it myself. It’s not a big disappointment, but one that I feel should be mentioned as everyone’s been dying to hear about what CD Projekt Red has installed for us.
(Would’ve been cool to know more about this world…)
But I’m not alone in discussing the subject.
Members of Sirus Gaming do have their thoughts to share regarding what they experienced at E3. Specifically, we wanted to mention about some aspects we found generally disappointing.
Here’s what our lead editor had to say when I asked him:
Lexuzze: Mine would be Sony’s overall press conference. It was merely a showcase of previously announced games with only a little third-party reveals like the Resident Evil 2 Remake. And that person doing the music intro for Ghost of Tsushima was just horrible. I actually expected a lot from it, to be honest.
Some of our other members were rather disappointed with Sony’s presentation as well. One of them even mentioned that it was really more for the sake of being flashy rather than providing quality content.
Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of things in E3 to be excited for, but there were also some disappointments that I felt had to be mentioned. Thankfully, it was enjoyable to see what developers all around had in store for us.