Electronic Arts has just wrapped up its E3 2018 curtain raiser with its EA Play 2018 press conference, where it showed off new gameplay footage of ANTHEM and Battlefield V. But the real surprises were Unravel Two and Sea of Solitude.
But what did you think of the publisher’s show this year? Did it improve on last year’s cringe-fest? What was your favourite game? You know the drill in the comments section below.
How would you rate EA Play 2018? (116 votes)
- Very good 0%
- Very poor39%
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LOL 100% very poor, then I noticed 3 votes
Poor Conference overall but liked anthem and Yarny.
The conference was completely fine for a publisher.
I like how Command and Conquer on mobile was a stage demo, and they are rolling out a free trial for a year old game on all but one system (I would love to hear why that is!).
And the BioWare "Tell, dont Show" for Anthem at the end. Blehk.
That was bad.
C&C though. What did you do EA? What did you do?
when did they announce Anthem 2? That was quick
It was about as meh as I was expecting it to be.
Frankly it was embarrassing to watch the devs and the host trying to build up hype. "HOW COOL WAS THAT TRAIL-AAAAAAH!!??!?!" lol - calm down, lady.
Unravel 2 and SoS look promising, but nothing to lose sleep over.
Anyway, always knew this conference would be a low-key for me. It's Sony's and Square's I'm mostly looking forward to (unless MS is hosting anything Capcom/FROM related).
the only good thing in the conference was unravel 2, that anthem trailer looked so scripted and fake tbh but that's just me and i couldn't care less about the sport stuff. definitely underwhelming
I didn't expect much, but it was still pretty poor. Where was Skate 4?
@kyleforrester87 "Command & Conquer … for the New Generation." I gave Wilson the finger the second he ended that sentence.
I didn't watch it.
@Nickolaidas Yeah, that was unbelievable. Just dont call it C&C. You're only going to wind up fans.
it was decidedly, MEH! although i like the fact they made a point of saying NO LOOT BOXES, almost as if they know we don't like them
did not even watch.
there is nothing of interest for me from EA at all. (i despise MP/co op games)
however i knew it would be the 1 of the worst shows this year. has been for several years now.
I was kind of right about Respawn Star Wars being there but think they shouldn't have bothered. Have someone say the name and say it's really good. Wow thanks for that.
Started off ok, Unravel Two was great, even more so been out today. Sea of solitude was intriguing and when I came in the chat I'm glad I wasn't the only one who misheard the dev lol.
Anthem looks so derivative, it's just Destiny 2 meets Warframe. Though going out the same day as Days Gone won't do that game any good but who knows with the lack of hype Anthem has gotten so far.
At least the votes are looking like a nice set of stairs
surely you meant unravel two, and not anthem two?! anthem looked rubbish, it might not get a sequel. whole showcase was almost tragic.. the only thing that vaguely interests me is respawn's star wars game and i have don't have huge expectations for that.
The conference was bellends!
I only like Unravel 2, even if I still need to play the first game, and Sea of Solitude looks interesting.
@PS_Nation If you can get it in a sale and you like platformers then you can do much worse.
Anthem 2 you say? I would say @get2sammyb got too excited but apparently it was a bit meh!
I fell asleep
I'll tell you later but from the looks of it...it was baaaad!
At least the host was hyped... to grab her paycheck
During the reveal of jedi fallen order I thought I heard some grasshoppers chirping. Yay I guess.
Poor. A few games and updates that interest me but not well presented and all the segments lasted too long.
About what I expected, so pretty meh. I don't care enough to feel bothered or anything. Unravel Two looks nice. Anthem still looks really boring. Their desperate attempts to make it sound otherwise come off as a bit, well, desperate. And poor Command and Conquer.
Do they want a medal for Battlefield 5 having no loot boxes?
What the hell have they done to C&C?!
RIP Westwood Studios
Everyones a bit negative here, we are not the target audience. No pay to win mechanics in Anthem, a new star wars game, a surprise release of Unravel 2 and more Madden and Fifa which are good yearly releases. Dont get me wrong it wasnt the best conference ever. It was a much better performance than last year and I am saying that as someone who boycotted the company after the p2w stuff last year.
I couldn't finish the whole thing. Anthem was way too similar to Destiny for me to get excited for.
I liked the showing of Unravel 2 and Sea of Solitude, both look good, but nothing else clicked.
Best thing for me was Andrea Rene. Judge me all you want, but I can't resist my redheads
One last thing- I hated the awkward cuts to sports games during serious looking trailers, and while I don't hate competitive gaming like seemingly everyone else (though I only care for fighting games), that sudden competitive match on a MOBILE strategy game wins cringe of the day.
The Star Wars info was a nice surprise, but The whole stage demo for a mobile game and the Anthem talk was really boring. The sports stuff is the same every year. Anthem is also looking very generic but possibly a Destiny replacement. EA Originals were the highlight of the show. Also releasing Anthem on the same day as Days Gone doesn’t seem a sensible choice.
Idk, but Anthem seems underwhelming to me. Yarny looked great though!
Yeah that was pretty crap. I was really disappointed by Anthem. I was very intrigued by it last year but it looked rubbish here. Presentation was terrible. Unravel 2 was okay, but I think it would work better as a single player narrative game like the first one. Sea Of Solitude looked rough around the edges and I couldn't care less about Battlefield V as a non-shooter fan. Even worse than last year, but at least we got a few reveals, unlike the event in past years.
As I am not interested in online multiplayer focused games there was only Unravel 2 for me.
Unravel 2 was my only "Ooooh hell yea!!" moment. Super stoked for that one. SOS looks right up my alley too. Everything else was a car wreck I couldn't take my eyes off of. Awesome cuz it was so bad. And good gravy that lady with the "WASN'T THAT SO COOL GUYS I CAN'T WAIT!!!"-ness....and then crickets chirping
Just a little sill for me, Anthem looks so forgettable
I mean dull whoops
Absolutely awful, as expected.
Games that would have excited me -
P VS Z:Garden Warfare 3
Alice 3 (i know but i can dream lol)
a single-player Star Wars game
a console C&C game......
...and nope, none of those appeared -_-
even Unravel 2 didn't impress me as it looks more like DLC then a true sequel, i hate co-op, so doubt i'll be buying that.
At least EA had the courtesy of being first, it can only get better from here ! lol
That conference was bad to me at least. Battlefield V was shown horribly. Fifa was there but I don't care about it. Unravel Two was also shown but again I'm not interested. Sea of Solitude got me interested. Command & Conquer was really bad. And finally Anthem was also just boring to watch. I was hyped prior to its reveal but now I think I'll wait or play it if my brother gets it. Overall didn't like it.
@kyleforrester87 I was going to comment but that perfectly illustrates anything I was going to say
This was the WORST conference I've ever seen. The only reveals that were remotely interesting was Unravel 2 and Sea of Solitude.
No Dragon Age sequel! Worst of all...Casey Hudson implied that Bioware have not actually been working on it (as previously suggested) and that pretty much everyone has been focusing on Anthem. Booooo!!!
I was interested in the Star Wars news, nothing else.
Maybe Anthem once reviews come out in the future.
It was very boring. But pretty amazing in the fact that they can be applauded for touting "No Loot boxes" when they are the ones who were one of the first to perpetuate them!
Unravel two and Sea of Solitude looks good.. overall it was pretty boring
Simply put: over an hour of my life I'll never get back.
I was only interested in anthem and what’s next for battlefront 2. I wasn’t disappointed, even preordered anthem now. It’s just my kind of game.
A lot shown though was really weird and I not exciting.
@smelly_jr Yeah I am surprised by that comment. I thought we might see something Dragon Age as I thought the Mass Effect and Dragon Age teams to be mostly separate with some co-operation obviously. But to hear it is barely started because of Anthem, dissappointing.
Sea of Solitude is lovely. others? rubbish.
I need more gameplay from Anthem.
I think it's between meh and good, c&c smartphone game is totally unnecessary in this e3 show, it's like rubbing the salt on the wound for c&c fan. I though we're getting new pc c&c strategy game
Anthem looks cool but the always online single player game has soured me on the game, maybe I'll buy it if the game story is good, but I'll sell the game when I'm finished since there's no point keeping the game if the game server is closed someday in the future.
Sea of solitude looks interesting, unravel is not for me (tried unravel 1 demo, didn't like it).
Now I think about it, EA show is "meh" for me. I already choose "good" on the votes though, can I retract it?
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