Last year’s Game Awards were heavily on Sony announcements IIRC. I think maybe Sony held back some of their announcements for that show? Or, like I said upthread, the pandemic and games just taking longer to make, things are not quite ready yet.
Xbox’s reply was pretty good
Not a ton of exclusives shown during the PS5 stream.
I guess I was expecting a few more of these to be console exclusive, but then again, these are mostly 3rd party titles, so having them stuck on PS5 is not going to be great for sales.
I mean, fuck, I guess people are going to have to buy a PS5 for Foamstars.
Heh, I saw that response. Pretty good, but I’d say their own show next month had better follow up with some (probably 1st-party) exclusives to really make it count.
My understanding is that Xbox has some random preshow leading into the Starfield main event.
I was underthe impression that they were doing their usual E3-style presentation for an hour, then devoting another hour to Starfield. Is that what you meant by ‘random preshow’? Or am I off base?
It was a joke, yes they’ll do their standard Xbox/Bethesda/whatever show with a lot of games, like Sony did. I really only care about Starfield though.
So much pressure on Starfield
Aha, gotcha, sorry I missed the joke.
But back to the Sony/Xbox thing. The silence from the usual Sony folks who crow about how ‘Xbox has an exclusives problem’ after 80+% of Sony’s own presentation was non-exclusive is kind of funny. But on the flip side, like I said, MS better have more than a handful themselves if they’re going to call the competition out on it like that.
Spider-Man is the only one that matters to me. It’s why I bought a PS5.
I’m wondering what’s wrong with me that I can’t enjoy Sony’s big AAA titles? The Last of Us was just amazing, one of my favorite games ever. But after that, I forced myself to slog through the Ratchet & Clank reboot and never enjoyed any of it, and God of War 3 Remastered, with the same result. Maybe that’s what killed my interest. I’ve had a really tough time trying to get into Dad of War and Horizon Zero Dawn and Spider-Man. I keep thinking I just need to force myself to get through to a certain point and they’ll grab me. But maybe they won’t? What if it’s like Ratchet & Clank and GoW3R and I regret all the hours I spent there?
Still, a lot of people really love these games, so I probably just need to keep plowing somehow when I get a chunk of time. The other possibility is that I’m kind of over this whole genre of cinematic adventure maybe?
If that’s the case, maybe I should devote more time to the genres I really love. Like Space Sims, Racing games and ARPGs. Screw cinematic adventures.
Speaking of racing games, I noticed EA doesn’t have an announced conference this year. So maybe they’ll announce heavily in the Summer Games Fest show? I really hope they announce WRC 23 and we get to see it. Honestly, getting a new Diablo and a new DiRT Rally and Starfield in the same year might make 2023 my favorite gaming year ever.
Play Ghost of Tsushima.
I really enjoyed the Spider-Man game. Could have done with a liiiittle less open-world bloat, but I hear that got fixed in Miles Morales
I honestly felt the same way about the Sony 1st party titles, but Ghosts of Tsushima really worked for me. I think that Horizon felt too Ubisoft-y, Dad of War was good… but not game-y enough. More like a set of encounters that get in the way of the story progression. Every time I ended up in a room I was like… ok… where are the baddies gonna pop out of, to eat up 10 minutes of my time.
Tsushima is just fun to play, and the PS5 version looks sick as hell. Ghosts just pushed the right buttons for me.
Looks like Microsoft will be showing off Fable by Playground.
Not confirmed, mind you.
Well, they’re following a glitter trail (like in the games), playing the Fable soundtrack, and end up at a TV showing the logo for the Xbox Showcase date and logo. I think we can call that a confirmation. That said, will it be actual, you know, gameplay? Who knows.
On a related topic, looking at that glitter strewn through a house was a little triggering. I was married to a burlesque dancer years ago, and man, that shit gets everywhere. I swear, years later, living in a completely different house after we’d separated, I was still finding it covering my shit.
If by fixed you mean removed most of it, yeah. Miles Morales felt like a DLC. It was super short. I enjoyed the heck out of it, but it was significantly shorter than the first Spider-Man.
I’m going to die with no good stories, I just know it.