Did E3 sell/unsell you on any games?

Kyra

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Oct 25, 2017
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E3 can be pretty hype but it can also deflate that hype leaving an empty hype balloon. Some games I was sold on by their presentations and others made me unsure about games I was once excited for so...

Sold: Watch Dogs 3. The premise is just fantastic and I'm really interested in collecting all my wokemon.

Unsold: Gears 5, Theres too much competition in the co-op space and the trailer just made me very blah on it. Just seems very by the numbers.
 
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thediamondage

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Oct 25, 2017
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Cyberpunk 2077: Keanu Reeves? YES I AM IN PREORDERED

Watch Dogs 3: i don't wanna be random NPCs, game looks more grimdark (aka Wd1) and not goofy (WD2) not gonna buy at launch but check it out 6-12 months later

Outer World: looks really cool, i'm in

Marvel Ultimate Alliance: looks really fun, i'm in. Preordered with the $100 voucher thing (other game was mario maker 2)
 

CloseTalker

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I went through a bit of a roller coaster with Watch Dogs 3. I was pumped for it because WD2 was incredible, but the leaks of the NPC thing made me really skeptical, but seeing how it works made me even more excited than I thought I could be.

Also, the Treehouse demo of Astral Chain sold me on that game, it looks awesome. And while I was always going to buy it, Ultimate Alliance 3 continues to look better and better
 

Omnipotent

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Final Fantasy 7 and Watch Dogs 3. Was super skeptical on how both would turn out but now I'm pretty in for both.
 
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Sold: Watch Dogs 3, Fire Emblem: TH (although I was already sold on this since the Feb Direct), Elden Ring (just the premise of it is enough for me), Luigi's Mansion 3 (such a flattering trailer and gameplay reveal for the game)

Unsold: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
 

LazyLain

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I was already sold on Fire Emblem, but the new trailer made sold me way harder.

Also sold on FF7R, Astral Chain & Daemon x Machina.

Unsold on Pokemon Sword & Shield, sadly. It was starting to actually look really good, but the restriction on what Pokemon you can transfer over is too tough to swallow.
 

Sjay1994

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sold me:

Watch Dogs: Most impressive game of show to me
FF7 Remake: Combat looks good

Unsold me:

Avengers: The game sounds like it on rails from some of the previews, and what Square showed wasn't interesting at all
 

Zool

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Oct 28, 2017
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Sold: Mario Maker2, Zelda LA remake, DooM eternal, Witcher III, Cyberpunk

Unsold: Marvel games, Animal Crossing, Luigi Mansion 3, most Square-Enix games
 

Kabukimurder

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Oct 28, 2017
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Star Wars Fallen Order looked a lot better than i would have thought. Didn’t really look like an EA-game.

Shen Mue 3 man.. it looks so far behind modern games like Yakuza that it almost looks cartoony. Graphics isn’t everything but that production value is probably gonna show in other ways too. Might not hurry my replay of SM 1 and 2...
 

Krejlooc

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As a $500 backer for Shenmue III, the EGS shit they revealed at E3 is making me swear off the game.
 

CloseTalker

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Avengers didn't unsell me, there's plenty of time for them to show more and I know I'll end up buying it. But it was the most disappointing reveal, it went beyond showing nothing and left me actively confused as to what the game was. It definitely came closest to damaging my opinion of the game, even if it didn't quite get there.
 

Minilla

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sold on - FF7 remake, Doom

Not sold on but interested - Cyberpunk, Ghostwire Tokyo, Deathloop, Elden Ring

Kinda put off or at least relegated to wait for sale - Star Wars

Just way too much CGI trailers and no gameplay basically.
 
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Sold: Luigi's Mansion 3, Just looks super clean now and saw pretty much exactly what I wanted to see in it, and Watch Dogs Legion, Far surpassed my expectations for the game, seems super ambitious.
 

Driver

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Oct 27, 2017
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I was already sold on CyberPunk but I'm hype af now after that Keanu Reveal.

I was cautiously optimistic on FF7 pre E3 but after Sqaures conference I'm absolutely sold. I was worried about how they would implement the battle system and what they showed looked great. All the characters are looking awesome and Midgar looks really moody. I'm really looking forward to this remake.

Totally unsold on Avengers. Has none of the charm of the movies and they didn't show any game play.
 

Rendering...

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I was hyped for the idea of Final Fantasy VII Remake, but it wasn't until the extended gameplay preview that I felt sure it's going to be exactly what I want. The combat system looks just right, and it almost goes without saying, but the graphical style is a 10/10. The characters, environments, and effects are so appealing.

Likewise for Astral Chain. While any Platinum action title is a day one purchase for me, the Nier Automata and Metal Gear Rising influence that was apparent in the gameplay demo shot my enthusiasm through the roof. The attack animations and combat mechanics are 100% on point, per Platinum's usual, and little things like the long list of tutorials and the synergistic stuns and attacks with your character and your mech dude speak to the depth and solid design principles I've come to expect from one of my favorite developers.

I'm so glad a developer like Platinum is still making top-of-the-line pure action games with novel twists. The stylish action genre probably would have died if it weren't for Platinum and Capcom.
 
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matrix-cat

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sold: FFVII Remake. I have no particular love for the original, and everything I'd seen from the remake just reminded me of FFXV (which I really didn't enjoy at all). But God, that demo Square showed off fucking shredded, and I got swept up into the hype right alongside the live audience that were losing their minds.

Unsold: I don't know if Avengers really counts, because we hadn't seen anything from the game beforehand, and since they didn't have any gameplay to show we still haven't. But I was hoping for something different all the same. What they showed just looks like a high-budget but still low-rent version of the MCU movies, aping all the visual style but with pale imitations of the characters we're all familiar with. I feel like they should either have gone further away from the MCU, with a different team lineup, or just leaned into it and made an MCU game. This just feels like a halfway point without the strengths of either choice.
 
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Sold:
-Luigi's Mansion 3. Confirmation of co-op makes it an instant buy, plus the single-player looks interesting.
-Mario Maker 2, at least as soon as that online co-op with friends patch comes.

Unsold:
-Possibly Pokemon Sword and Shield. Still haven't 100% decided, but not being able to use any Pokemon I want seriously deflated my hype.
 

GUSH

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Unsold:
Griftlands

Sold:
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Cris Tales
Romancing SaGa

Almost Sold:
Watch Dogs Legion
Wolfenstein Youngblood
 

Border

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think Watch Dogs Legion will be any fun to play, but I honestly really want to see how their "recruit anyone" system works in terms of narrative and gameplay.

I couldn't be bothered to to play more than a few hours of Watch Dogs 1 and I just completely skipped Watch Dogs 2, so I guess that is something of an upgrade.
 

carlosrox

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Oct 25, 2017
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I highly doubted FF7R and that gameplay totally put me on board.

I've enjoyed Watch Dogs since the first game but didn't think the third would look so damn good.

I knew Luigi's Mansion would be solid in the end but that showing really blew me away.
 

Smurf

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not sure, maybe Minecraft: Dungeons. I'm not really interested in Minecraft in general, but it looked interesting.
 

Phinor

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Sold: Doom Eternal. I doubted they could do anything but a straight up sequel. Seems like they managed to add some meaningful features to core gameplay loop.

Unsold: Watch Dogs. The first two games were so-so, not nearly good enough to spend time with. The third one doesn't seem to change that in any way. Incidentally also unsold: Ubisoft game pass. They have almost nothing interesting coming.

Avengers. What little the presentation managed to tell me was this: it will be another Anthem. The license will be enough to keep a lot of people interested but that's not enough for me, there's way too many quality games to spend time with a (supposedly) mediocre monetized GAAS license game. I really hope I'm wrong on this one.
 

PlanetSmasher

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E3 pretty much killed FFVII Remake for me by making it clear how fucking long and costly it's going to be to finish that game's story. Square Enix is either going to go bankrupt before it's over or it's going to cost $200 just to see the damn ending.

Nothing was really sold for me either. This E3 was shit.