My subjective score relative to expecations: 3/10. And I didn't expect much, I just wanted one single surprise 1st/2nd party announcement.
My score from a more objective standpoint: 7/10
+ Decent variety of games... I guess.
+ Insomniac are godlike. Naughty Dog is now a Naughty Puppy.
+ Project Eve shaping up well and looking better to my eyes than most AAA crossgen games.
- "Be vErY pRePaReD!!"
- Underwhelming presentation and complete lack of wow factor confirm to me that Sony made a mistake with the crossgen path. GT7, GoW and Horizon 2 should have been developed on 2-3 year old highend PCs that approach PS5's targeted specs. If that means they would have been pushed 6 months, then so be it. The price is worth it. Rift Apart >>>
- CGI trailers/teasers for games that are a ways off. Back to the shitty old habits I see.
- KoTOR!! Yay!!!... not really. Exclusives that don't require the funding of Nintendo/Sony/MS are a waste of resources. This game would have probably existed with or without Sony's involvement. A nice announcement, yes. But timed exclusivity wasn't necessary... and nothing was shown anyways.
PS5 will be a phenomenal console when all is said and done, but its 2nd year is looking to be the 2nd worse in console history in terms of nextgen exclusives. The slow generational transition killed all my early hype. PS4 is still one hell of a console that I'm starting to regret giving it away lol.
Did you had prior confirmation of SM2 and Wolverine before everyone else?
Wolverine isn't a household "gaming" name, not the kind of surprise annoucement I was dying for, but you're right that it's a highlight, hence I praised Insomniac. I understand all the excitement from Marvel and Insomniac fans and am looking forward to it myself, but it isn't coming anytime before 2024 and the IP doesn't ring the same in my old-gamer ear as countless classic gaming IP's.
I know I'm letting my subjectivity bleed in, but there is a difference between a beloved "gaming IP" being revived and a "comics IP" being adopted. Countless Marvel superheroes are getting adopted left and right everywhere; doesn't pack as much punch among core gamers as Metal Gear being remade, Silent Hill rebooted, or Bloodborne getting a sequel.