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Lgndary Thoughts - Sony Press Conference Impressions


Happy Friday everyone! Today marks the end to 2017’s Paris Games Show. Sony certainly had some surprises up their sleeves, but how was the show as a whole? Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

Last week, I wrote about my hopes for Sony’s press conference the year. And I am very happy to say that I could not have been more wrong in my expectations. With the announcement of Ghost of Tsushima, the very thing I didn’t think would happen, did. 

And man does it look awesome. I would have loved a new title in the Infamous series, but I am more than happy to “settle” for Ghost of Tsushima. A game based in feudal Japan isn’t exactly original, but the scale and quality we are seeing so far is. To be honest, it looks just like what I have always wanted out of the Assassin’s Creed series. A game that lets players explore different places throughout history in an open way. The difference with Ghost is that it won’t be bogged down by current day elements. 

I also predicted that we would finally get a re-reveal of Media Molecule’s Dreams, another area where I was completely wrong. While Paris would have been the perfect place for an announcement, it looks like Media Molecule will be staying quiet for just a little bit longer. Luckily, Sony has been hinting that we may be seeing it again very soon. So here’s hoping for a big reveal at PSX next month. 

To comment on the press conference as a whole, I think it was a modest success. Sony could have stood to have a few more bigger announcements, but I understand there are more shows to attend nowadays than there used to be, and staggering announcements is necessary. One area where Sony could have done better was God of War. This game is, apparently, launching in just a few months and we have still seen very little of it. I actually have a theory as to why this may be, but that is a Thought for another day!

What did you think of Sony’s press conference this year? Be sure to let me know in the comments below, and be sure to have a good weekend everyone!

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goobbue_king
Sat Nov 04 17 11:27am
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Well for starters, I’m absolutely ecstatic about Ghost of Tsushima. I’ve been waiting to see what Sucker Punch has been working on and this was a very pleasant surprise. I hope this game does well for them in the same way Horizon did for Guerilla Games.
I was happy to see a new trailer for Detroit that focused on Kara who, in my opinion, is the most interesting of the three characters they’ve shown.
The new Spider-Man trailer was alright. I just really want it to be an open world game. They’ve only shown gameplay within confined areas as well as mostly QTEs.
As a whole, I thought that the press conference was decent. New trailers for The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War and Detroit were all great to see, but they couldn’t elevate it to “great” status.

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