Every year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is full of surprises. From the Press Conferences days before the Expo starts, to the amount of people form generations past who attend, there will always be a place for E3 in the industry. A lot of demos were played, interviews were recorded, and picture were taken, and yet three days was still not enough to enjoy everything that was offered. Everyone had something to bring, and there was always a surprise around the corner
Nintendo had the most open air space when it came to their section, but a lot of it was standing in line to play the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. Playable builds of both Ridley and Snake were tested, and a lot of fun was had. Nintendo also showcased their other titles such as Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu and Mario Tennis Aces.
Behind Nintendo was SEGA, and while their booth was small, they brought a lot of diversity. There was a game for anyone who loves RPGs, Strategy Games, Dancing and Rhythm Games, Racing Games, and Arcades Re-releases. Night At The Arcades wrote a whole separate article just for SEGA.
SONY had a lot of VR games setup, and while the highlight of the show was clearly MARVEL's Spiderman developed by Insomniac Games, the VR titles showed were impressive. Tetris Effect is the brand new title by renowned game developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi, which takes the classic Tetris Formula, and redevelops it with a wide genre of different music styles. Ghost Giant was playable, which is a VR Doll-House game where you play a giant ghost, and your job is to help this little boy who is being bullied. It is very simple to play, has a lot of creativity from the doll-house mechanic, and the puzzle can be difficult, but fun to figure out. Both titles are games that should be on your radar.
Finally, the best thing shown was gameplay footage of the upcoming title from CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077. The demo was about 50 minutes long, recording of any kind was not permitted, and the gameplay has yet to be shown to the public. After talking with the developers, CD Projekt Red spent almost a decade working on planning and pre-planning just to create the Alpha Build they showed. It showcases an Open-World where the player can walk around and enjoy the world as they please. Missions will have multiple ways to start the mission, and multiple ways to end the mission. Cyberpunk 2077 is also not afraid to be serious and have fun during the experience of the game.