E3 Reactions: Sony Press Conference

Sony finished off the run of press conferences on Monday night with possibly the best collection of games. The publisher showed off surprising new games and finally unveiled the long-awaited project from Bend Studio. There was barely any talking as trailer after trailer kicked off. The conference was downright nuts and served as the perfect end to the first two days.

God of War

To be honest, I have never enjoyed any of the God of War games, but this new game could be a different story. It’s been said before, but the new game looks like the love-child of God of War III and The Last of Us, with some Tomb Raider sprinkled in. I could definitely get behind a new style of GOW that features updated combat mechanics and some different gameplay options. I hope that Kratos’ new adventure is as unique as the stage demo.

Days Gone

The Last of Us meets Sons of Anarchy? I have no idea what this game is, but I’m very excited by the cinematic trailer. Bend Studio is a talented developer, and I am happy to see a team from my neck of the woods doing something so cool looking.

I’m very excited now that the live demo showed off the motorcycle being used to roam around. I want to ride across the barren landscape with full control over the directions. I have no idea what the enemies are. They looked like little zombie Gollum’s mixed with the zombies from World War Z. Can you imagine going all Road Rash on them? It was really cool that the character created a silencer out of an oil filter.

Days Gone looks legitimately scary at some points and really fun during the rest.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

This game is straight gorgeous. I love that the hero isn’t the standard archetype, and it’s pretty cool that she has dialogue choices like Mass Effect. Taking over the mount was reminiscent of Red Dead Redemption, with slightly more electronics. The mounted combat seems to flow very well, but I wonder how much practice will be required to master it.

I love the studio behind Horizon: Zero Dawn, so I will definitely play the game. I’m a little worried, because it looks like something that I will be terrible at. That’s what easy mode if for, right?  

Detroit: Become Human

I have no idea what to make of this android-based hostage negotiator game. It’s really cool that you can basically create your own adventure, but it’ll will be interesting to see how the game actually plays out. Obviously, there will be associations to Blade Runner because of the humans and androids. Hopefully, it’s more Blade Runner than that Fox show with Karl Urban.

The main question I have is how will the game play? Is it a third-person shooter, or a point-and-click adventure? We need this information.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

It’s been a very long time since a Call of Duty made me excited. Infinite Warfare achieved just that with a long, action-packed demo. The space battle looked like it was on rails, but the action was fast and exciting. Although the out-of-ship combat looked even better. The grapple hook and close combat kills will be a load of fun, and the new grenades are really cool.

Man, they ended the demo with the Call of 4 remaster. How great is that? Sure, the graphics are a little dated, but the game still looks so great.

Crash Bandicoot

When the announcement about Crash Bandicoot popped up, I legitimately got goosebumps. Unfortunately, those only lasted until the word “remaster” was mentioned. Look, I love the Crash Bandicoot games, but I wanted to hear about a new game. Granted, I’ll still play the remastered games. I just want some new levels and content.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sony showed off the new trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it was a goofy good time. I love Lego games, and I will play every single one. TT Games’ sense of humor is intact, and there are tons of little teasers in the trailer. There was barely any gameplay footage, but TT more than made up for it by dropping a downloadable demo during the press conference.

Death Stranding

Kojima revealed his new game out of seemingly nowhere, complete with Norman Reedus. The cinematic trailer was a little disturbing with naked, dead babies and disappearing ghost hands. The trailer was very moving, but I have no idea what the game is. At least it fits with Kojima’s style.


HOLY CRAP, INSOMNIAC IS MAKING A SPIDERMAN GAME! That’s all I know at the moment, but who cares because Insomniac is awesome. It’s nice that Sony is finally giving the Spiderman license to an insanely talented developer. I don’t even like Spiderman as a character that much, but I will play anything made by Insomniac. This is a perfect pairing.