Well, I made the thread last year, and apparently nobody made it this year so I'll make it again.
Least favorite game?
Game that you thought was going to be great but disappointed you?
Game you still aren't sure about?
Least favorite conference?
Anything surprise you?
Thoughts overall on the entire event?
For me, my favorite was Nier Automata because of the gameplay video, the boss battle they previewed was what I've been waiting for from Taro since I finished DoD1 way back when it came out; he now has a great battle system to complement the amazing storyline (minus DoD2) and OST that his games have traditionally had. Zelda looked really good but I feel like for the amount of hype it has it's overrated a bit, it should have won as best in show as it did, I will agree, but not by as large a margin as it did.
Biggest disappointment had to be Scalebound, I was expecting good things from it so it felt bad to see how clunky and unintuitive the combat was, and the dialogue was cringy as pineapple. For that same dialogue reason, GoW4 was also terrible; I expected nothing from it because I don't like shooters anyway, but what the pineapple is with this new trend of handholding baby dialogue that tells you what to do every step of the way instead of letting you figure it out for yourself?
FFXV is the main game I'm still on the fence about; it's missing something, every video I see of it cements that idea in me further. The combat doesn't feel...engaged, at all. It feels like the player's attacks have zero impact on the enemy, and I don't like that. We will see where it goes as it approaches release.
Favorite conference was hands down Sony's, it had better hosting overall that made it feel like they were talking to you on an individual level, which increased the immersion of the event as a whole, and obviously the orchestra was pineappleing awesome. Their conference actually felt like a real event and not just a slideshow of games like all the others did, even if the games weren't all to my liking (VR segment) the presentation was phenomenal and that's what e3 should be about. The game whose name escapes me with the huntress main character where you are fighting corrupted robots looked really good and surprised me, I hadn't seen anything about that before the event.
Least favorite were Microsoft and Ubisoft. Microsoft because IT TRIGGERED THE pineapple OUT OF ME HOLY pomegranate, every time they said "exclusive to xbox one AND windows 10", which was EVERY pineappleING GAME, I lost my pomegranate. NO, THAT IT NOT WHAT EXCLUSIVE MEANS, YOU pomegranateS. Ubisoft because see next complaint.
Overall, the entire conference was forcing muh diversity a bit too much for my liking, but only Ubisoft actually ruined their conference with it. Watchdogs 2 makes me want to end it, it was so bad it hurt my teeth, that same kind of pain you get from nails scraping on a chalkboard. I also feel that they should not have brought up the shooting, the event is a homage to a medium that allows you to escape real life, nobody wants to hear about that pomegranate, we all already knew about it and even a single mention of it is superfluous; we get it, you are devastated, just like everyone else in the world, just talk about your video games and shut up on the sociopolitical front. I feel like this year's e3 would get a C- overall, and that's only because Sony managed to pull the average up so far. I didn't really have an enjoyable time watching any of the others, and I don't think it's just because I've gotten old and jaded, I enjoyed previous e3's a lot more than this one and felt the urge to stay up and watch the whole thing, I just slept whenever for this one and watched videos of the streams later.