This is definitely one of the better E3s I've seen the past few years. Microsoft and Sony didn't mess around with sales data, social and other stuff this time around. Nope, both of them got around to games, games, and more games.
I was impressed with Microsoft's presser with the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility announcement, Gears of War 4, and the HoloLens (provided it can live up to its demo) Seriously need to buy an Xbox One soon, I think.
Ubisoft surprised me with For Honor. It gave me some of that "Bushido Blade" vibe and who wouldn't want more Bushido Blade, right?
Sony, of course, stole the damn thing with one megaton after another. Shenmue III? Yep. The Last Guardian? Yessir! Final Fantasy VII Remake? Damn!
However, it wasn't all positives. Sony basically confirmed that the big PS4 game this year is the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which is OK, but definitely not enough to hold off Microsoft's holiday games barrage.
Lastly, while EA managed to bore a ton of people (including me) with its EA presser, the publisher did redeem itself a bit with Star Wars Battlefront. Up to now, I can't believe that what we've seen is PS4 gameplay. It looked very close to the reveal trailer that everyone said can't be done on now-gen consoles.
E3 2015 one of the best E3s in history when it comes to games? Very arguable.
It was a great E3 all around. Microsoft really wowed me with their demonstration of the HoloLens, and their game line-up is impressive. Likewise, Sony had a great game line-up, and the Uncharted 4 gameplay footage was amazing. Nintendo, on the other hand, had a fairly underwhelming E3 presentation, but their Muppet opener was pretty fantastic.
I think both Sony and Microsoft pressers were strong this year. The introduction of backward compatibility is really tempting me to pick an Xbox One up myself.
Sony, on the other hand, delivered exactly what fans had been asking for in terms of software (Final Fantasy VII Remake, Shenmue 3, and The Last Guardian), although my personal favorite moment was the unveiling of Horizon Zero: Dawn. The game looks really promising.
After the Microsoft conference I went ahead and picked up an Xbox One. It was a stellar performance by the Xbox team, and they finally gave me a reason to buy. Halo 5 looked fantastic, Rise of the Tomb Raider was intense, and the HoloLens completely blew me away.