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The good thing is that it keeps people expectations low for the next one which might be big.



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Nautilus said:
Machiavellian said:
Maybe Sony needs to set the correct expectations for these direct. Even MS lets you know theirs will be indie games so people do not expect some megaton stuff.

I mean, the problem is bigger than that.It dosent matter if you temper expectations if you still dosent have enough good games to show, but you have a point.

Sony has about 5 or 6 years of Nintendo directs to learn how to do one.They could ahve easily stated in the tweet when they announced the State of Play that it would be mostly about VR games and you're good.People would still be dissapointed, but far less.

Setting that expectation upfront get rid of all the negative crap to come later.  It tempers people expectations and lower the bar for what to expect thus letting the limite games to shine better.  You can never please everyone but at least they can stem all the useless negative crap where people are expecting AAA and only get B level games.



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Nautilus said:
Korvo_Attano said:

They are skipping E3 but that doesn't mean this was the only thing they will do for the 1st half of the year. I'm sure, as it was stated, that they will at least have another State of Play before or at the time of E3, and/or something else too to compensate for not being on stage.

It's fair to compare them to Directs since they are indeed very similar, but this was their first one. I remember the first Direct not being so hot either.

Let's be optimistic, but not so much that we set the bar super high up and end up being disappointed by our own expectations.

If you review a game or a movie, you will inevitably compare it to other mvoies that are airing at the time, or that came out recently, wether they had a big budget or not.When you are reviewing something you ignore wether they are newbies or if they are doing it for the first time, because at the end of the day, its a product that they want to sell.

Same for this Direct wannabe.Sony wants you to tune in, like people tune in to directs.So yeah, Ill judge them by those standards.And even if Nintendo first direct wasnt all that hot(Dont remember if it was or wasnt), it was judged back in its day if it was worth the time or not.People didnt really care that Nintendo was still trying to get the hang of it.It had the benefit of not having competition, but thats on Nintendo favor for being the first.

I looked back on the first ever Nintendo Direct from the archives, back in October 2011, and it was only ~7 minutes long.

Mainly talked about upcoming features and games for 3DS (i.e., Dillion's Rolling Western, Swapnote, and Mario Kart 7) and reminding the audience about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword that was about to release in November 2011.

Though it did give birth to one of Reggie's famous lines/memes.."What's wrong with you?"

Of course, if you want to create something different, it can start as baby steps. Even Nintendo's first E3 direct at E3 2013 was not necessarily that well-received despite showing big games (i.e., DKC: TF, Mario 3D World, Smash 4, and Bayonetta 2 among the highlights), and Nintendo was maligned for not having live conferences anymore.



Way, way better than I expected. Decent show.

Hopefully they do more.



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0D0 said:
KBG29 said:

I get the impression that when they say live, that is what they mean. If it was prerecorded I don't think they would be putting up the VOD edition shortly after, they would just upload the prerecorded video to begin with.

Many call Nintendo direct a live video, even though it's just a pre-recorded pre-edited video released in streaming.

You were correct, pre-recorded, but streamed live. Not sure why they choose this method. The stream on Youtube was terrible. The stream kept dying on Firefox, Edge was 240p, and Chrome was maybe putting out 540p. Next time I will wait for the full upload.

Anyways, on to content.

Release dates for Blood and Truth, Everybody's Golf VR, and Vacation Simulator.

Best trailer so far for Days Gone.

Concrete Genie for the Fall.

I was very pleased with the conetent on hand. I am going to be spending a lot of time with PSVR over the next few months, with all the great experiences lined up.

Personally, I would have perfered to have a person introducing stuff, with creators talking about their titles like we see from Microsoft and Nintendo. I didn't really feel like any love went into making this. Just makes Sony look totally disconnected from their users too me.

I was hoping we would hear something about at least one of the big three, but I can understand they want Days Gone to have the spot light at the moment. At this point I am starting to feel like I will just hold off on playing GoT, TLOUPII, and DS until PS5 arrives. Why waste my time playing in 1440p/30, when within a few months I will be able to play at 4K/60. Thats's just my feelings.



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Dr.Vita said:

Loved the CTR trailer, probably my most hyped game of the year!

Some nice PS VR announcements and a good trailer for Days Gone, why are so many people disappointed? It was very clear that there would be no big AAA news. The only disappointing thing would be no news about Death Stranding because that game was teased to be there.

Where did they make that clear at? 



Did someone honestly think this was a good way go start a new program that is supposed to replace some of Sony's biggest conferences?
That was a massive letdown, pretty bad way to kick off this new model Sony, really bad.



KBG29 said:
0D0 said:

Many call Nintendo direct a live video, even though it's just a pre-recorded pre-edited video released in streaming.

You were correct, pre-recorded, but streamed live. Not sure why they choose this method. The stream on Youtube was terrible. The stream kept dying on Firefox, Edge was 240p, and Chrome was maybe putting out 540p. Next time I will wait for the full upload.

Anyways, on to content.

Release dates for Blood and Truth, Everybody's Golf VR, and Vacation Simulator.

Best trailer so far for Days Gone.

Concrete Genie for the Fall.

I was very pleased with the conetent on hand. I am going to be spending a lot of time with PSVR over the next few months, with all the great experiences lined up.

Personally, I would have perfered to have a person introducing stuff, with creators talking about their titles like we see from Microsoft and Nintendo. I didn't really feel like any love went into making this. Just makes Sony look totally disconnected from their users too me.

I was hoping we would hear something about at least one of the big three, but I can understand they want Days Gone to have the spot light at the moment. At this point I am starting to feel like I will just hold off on playing GoT, TLOUPII, and DS until PS5 arrives. Why waste my time playing in 1440p/30, when within a few months I will be able to play at 4K/60. Thats's just my feelings.

I think that's where part of the problem is, when companies try to imitate Nintendo's directs. What gives directs the heart and soul was when you see Iwata, Reggie, Shibata, Bill Trinen, Koizumi, Sakurai, Miyamoto, and other presenters at Nintendo present themselves to the camera and talk to you about the upcoming games. It was almost like building a personal connection between the gamers and the creators.

Part of the issue back in the day was that Nintendo was too seclusive. The directs attempted to bring more personality behind the developers who created these great games. Kinda like when Willy Wonka showed some behind-the-scenes areas to the Golden Ticket winners when they visited his Chocolate Factory, while still having a great sense of mystery behind the factory. Iwata truly was a pioneer in bridging the gap between consumer and developer. Of course, Nintendo will remain a company that likes to keep most of its secrets close to its chest until they are ready to show more, so they will usually tease you with a trailer but will not present everything the games are offering.



I think if they keep consistent, once a month, last Monday of the month or something then this will be okay. Getting a highlight real if news and updates isn't bad as long as their Summer State of Play is E3 levels worthwhile. Interested in Iron Man VR, Observation, Days Gone and Blood and Truth.