I agree, even look at some of the more recent games that have had changes after previews of the game. Dragon Age: Inquisition there were several articles on the internet talking about "the great game that never was" because some of the features in a closed door demonstration at Gamescon were removed and according to BioWare it was because of the limitations of the 360 and PS4. Another example is how people were acting towards something like The Witcher 3 with its resolution issues not being exactly like what was shown in the past.Mikeybb said:Maybe they've come to terms with the fact E3 is just for hype and embraced it.
No more 'vertical slices' or 'gameplay representations' to confuse the gaming audience.
Just trailers, exciting plans and vague promises.
Well, the way I see it...
The last couple of years, with the tiny furors over 'bullshots' and disgruntled forum mumbling about downgrades, may have left the developers a little shy over showing mocked up gameplay as eagerly as they used to.
While I don't think sales are overly impacted by the disappointment expressed by those expecting what they've seen to be perfectly recreated on release, I still believe that the negativity it can create isn't something they're going to miss.
As minor as such outcries can be, it still hangs around the release of such hyped games in an unwelcome way.
It's probably for the best, to be honest.
Far too many gamers take what they see and hear about from e3 as gospel from the gaming gods.
Some seem to see it as truth etched in stone instead of a curious mix of wishful thinking and best laid plans.
Some of us don't even like THAT. I HATE having people commentating over a game I'm trying to watch. HAAAAAAAATE it. I just want to see a game being played. I want to sit down and watch a 15 minute session of people behaving the way people do when they play any game in question. That's the only measuring stick I really have of whether I like something before I get my own hands on it.oldtaku said:Showing extended gameplay sequences is only entertaining when the person playing them has entertaining commentary (not an E3 thing)
The thing is though, that E3 is basically an advertising floor. What really gets me about E3 is that devs/pubs show off games with the thin disclaimer that "content is subject to change". For the more cynical of us, that basically means all of E3 is worthless, because we've been shown something but are in an extended limbo of not being able to know that the game will even resemble what we saw (*cough* Overstrike/Fuse *cough*) and it removes all confidence or excitement in the game's development.Sanunes said: