I'm a little upset that my choice isn't on the poll.
It's pretty obvious looking back through this thread that Ocelot won E3.
DMC5 was announced. We ALL won E3.
I think it's safe to say that Sony "won" E3 even though Microsoft had the best conference. I just find it hard to be Best of E3 when there's still a drastic lack of exclusives for Xbox, aside from your Halo's and your Gears' and your Forza's.
To be fair, I think they did about as well as they could have. Microsoft has had such a bad last few years in terms of canceling games, burning bridges, and taking big gambles that don't really pay off that their show here was almost a mea culpa. Phil basically came out and said "Hey, I went out and bought all these studios because I know we're bad at the first party thing". And of course, the reality of game development these days means none of those deals are going to pay off until the next Xbox comes out, but, y'know, they have to sign those deals sooner rather than later.
Sony obviously had the best showing in terms of "Look at this sick games you can only play on our toy", but, at the same time, we saw all those games at last year's E3, and while Spidey comes out this year, we're almost definitely going to see the other three at next year's E3, too because none of those bad boys had a release date. I'm getting a bit sick of the whole 'show a game at five consecutive E3s' thing.
(oh btw there's a demo for the Fist of the North Star Yakuza game on the Japanese PSN if you want to check it out. I imported the game when it came out in Japan earlier this year but I still haven't got around to playing it )
There are a bunch of people crusading for third person perspective in the CD Projekt forums, and from what I hear, a developer jumped in at one point and said they would reconsider the issue. So it might still happen.
I think the obvious solution is "whynotboth.gif" - just let us zoom into first person when we want to be immersive or aim, and then zoom out to third when we want to see our character... Heck, I think 99% of games should work like that, but I guess the technology that made it possible in Metal Gear Solid 2 got lost at some point since 2001.
From what I've read in various previews of the behind-closed-doors demo they showed press, it seems like CDPR are doing pretty interesting things with the first-person perspective. There was one that talked about the player going into a cyborg chop shop, having their eyeball plucked out and outfitted with a new cybernetic enhancement that changed the whole HUD of the game when they plugged it back into their head, which is something that wouldn't work nearly as well in third-person. CDPR made the best video game of this entire generation, so I'm willing to trust that they know what they're doing here
OK, time for some GAMES OF E3 THAT OCELOT IS EXCITED ABOUT:
Devil May Cry 5 - Have I mentioned that I'm quite a fan of the DMC series? I think I might have said it here once or twice, right? While the new art style certainly took me by surprise, I actually really like it now and I am 200% hyped about this video game. Itsuno is back. Dante, Nero and Vergil are back (and with their proper voice actors, no less!). Devil May Cry is back. GOTY 2019, boyeeeez. We eatin'.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - I only just started playing Dark Souls last week, and I think it's pretty cool, but I'm not entirely sold on this "run all the way from the checkpoint to the boss door every time" thing, so hearing Sekiro is more of a traditional action game is a big point in its favour for me. I don't know how we suddenly ended up in this situation of having THREE cool olde-timey Japan samurai sword games coming out at once, but I'm pretty OK with it.
Cyberpunk 2077 - I mean, obviously, right? That game's going to be an absolute juggernaut. I poured almost 200 hours into Witcher 3 and will fite u irl if you don't think it's one of the greatest video games ever made, and now the best RPG studio in the business is setting their sights on the cyberpunk genre. What a time to be alive.
Resident Evil 2 Remake - That game looks really cool. I haven't played any of the REs pre-4, but I've always been interested in 2 because I know it was my boi Hideki Kamiya's first game, so I think I'm going to check this one out. I am an incorrigible wuss when it comes to scary games, though, so I hope I can manage it.
Those big expensive Sony games - I think Sony has settled into a pattern of not doing anything hugely innovative, but basically just taking familiar templates and turning them into very pretty, very well-polished games, and I'm happy to play'em. Spider-Man is an Arkham, Ghost of Tsushima is an Assassin's Creed, TLOU2 is a TLOU; none of them are going to change the game but I imagine I'm really going to enjoy all of them. And I still don't know what to say about Death Stranding. Somehow the more we see the less we understand. But, y'know, how are you not going to play that game? I don't know what it is but I need it.
Babylon's Fall - Yeah, we know absolutely nothing about this game, but Platinum is making it and that's enough for me