- Oct 27, 2017
Posters like the above are the reason why this site is circling down the drain.
Yup, opening the show with the "ding" was perfect.
My mind definitely went to Socom first as well, heh.
It's because the "coming out never/2025" jokes won't work anymore, not that they were ever really clever lol
I still think conferences has a place. Like the God of War conference where they had an amazing orchestra. Shit was hype.Yeah I like this Nintendo Direct-styke approach. I think I see a traditional conference now and kinda feel like it's all faked cheerleading from the crowd, full of awkward lack of confidence/poor rehearsal, and generally just feels like showmanship more than substance. Funny enough, I think Sony E3 2018 was the most emblematic of this with their multi-stage, themed approach.
I feel like this format takes all the really exciting parts of a press conference and just does away with the hokeyness.
I am saying that as someone who thought Sony's absence at E3 was going to be hurtful, but now I'm okay with them just kinda going the State of Play route, I think. Doesn't make me any less excited for the announcements coming on-stage at E3 from the other big pubs, but I do think as the more experienced I get as a consumer in this industry, the less and less I feel a sense of excitement or dazzlement from the press conference format. It's starting to feel more and more inauthentic and kinda lame -- and I think I prefer to just showcase marketing material without any awkward stage presentations stifling it.
I don't even remember wtf was in the last State of Play. Iron Man VR and....seriously, that's all I remember. And I only remember that because I was ticked about Iron Man.
Asymmetric multiplayer only.
FF7R won’t show up and the usual crowd that over hyped themselves will create threads saying. “Sony should stop doing SoP’s” “ what a waste of time SE needs to shake up management”
I for one look forward to this delicious salty tears. It’s like you folks never learn which is hilarious and sad.
agree with all three points, they've already got a decent format, but they should work to improve it. this episode was a good sign tho that they're serious about this series.Overall good show! Good pacing, cool stuff shown, and FF7R trailer was amazing. Little too short tho.
I think the State of Play format has promise. I have a couple notes on how to make it better.
1) Needs more personality. Kinda comes off as a lifeless marketing video, similar to Square Enix’s video from last E3. Having a host would go a long way in giving this more character, and Shuhei Yoshida is perfect for that role imo. Everyone loves him!
2) Don’t do them too frequently, do them when you can fill 25+ minutes of content. Ideally also these come alongside a proper E3 presence instead of kinda replacing it. I think the ideal schedule would be one in Q1, a mini one in May as a pre E3 teaser, proper E3 conference for the “big boys”, and one in fall.
3) Big opener and big closer is important, they did good with this one as Iceborne + FF7R were perfect bookends. But try to have one or two big announcements in the “headlines” section as well. Nothing bombastic necessarily, but will generate buzz.
But yeah, solid showing overall, looking forward to future installments.
Sorry, but I have to disagree. He is a very likeable guy, but his speech is sometimes hard to understand, and a host needs to speak fluent english.
Eh, I disagree. Iwata used to present Directs for Nintendo and his English was far from fluent. It was all about the personality he brought that made them interesting and fun to watch. There's subtitles if you can't understand.
They could always dub over him like Nintendo does with Yoshiaki Koizumi, no need for him to speak English.