Last Week on #DailyPoll – 6/17/16


It’s E3, hooray, but the Daily Poll must continue. This week I stepped in for Andy to post the polls to our twitter account, @PSNation while he was at E3. This is a compilation of last week’s polls, which were, of course, all about E3.

Starting off Monday with a simple poll. Bethesda’s press conference got plenty of people excited. Seemed like a logical place to start.

Apparently the PS Nation community does not have the same interest in Elder Scrolls Online as the woman shouting during the Bethesda press conference. The Skyrim remaster with mods announcement got everyone in the Twitch stream excited. While the addition of the mods is interesting, there are a ton of people, included me, that put 60+ or even 100+ hours into Skyrim. It was hard to understand why so many people would be excited about putting another 60+ hours into it again until I saw the following reply.

One of Sony’s strengths during the last console generation was its first party studios. This seemed like an obvious poll. And boy did Sony deliver with the first parties.

Most of the replies were “too hard to pick one” but in the end God of War won. While all the games looked great, this took everyone by surprise. The Norse mythology setting had leaked. But Kratos with a beard, not yelling the whole time, and he has a son! How could you not be excited?

Sony’s press conference was full of PS4 exclusives. As if Sony’s first party studios were not enough, they killed with the second and third party exclusives too. After seeing their press conference, how can you not own a PS4?

The chat in Twitch went crazy during the Spider-Man PS4 trailer. People were surprised that it was not Sucker Punch developing the game, as rumored. However, Insomniac’s last two games Sunset Overdrive and Ratchet & Clank have been well received critically and they were probably most people’s second choice to develop the game behind Sucker Punch.

VR was big at E3 this year. Oculus and HTC continued to show their headsets but there were big questions surrounding PSVR. With over 40 million PS4 consoles sold, many were wondering if PSVR was going to be their way into the world of VR and many others were wondering if their $400 or $500 pre-order were worth hanging on to.

While the poll options could have been worded better, the majority of people were more excited about PSVR after E3. With the announcement that all of Resident Evil 7 was playable in PSVR and the Farpoint trailer, it is not hard to see why. Yet, a third of the people were still just as excited or still not excited at all. Sony has its work cut out for them to get people excited about PSVR before its October 13th launch date.

Sony’s press conference and game line up was so amazing this year and full of exclusives it’s hard to remember that there are other amazing games that are NOT coming to a PlayStation console.

This is not a shock to anyone. Zelda is one of the most beloved franchises in video games. Despite being shown on the Wii U, Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the topic of much conversation. The demo showed off new mechanics and systems that really break away from the last few games. Of course I should have also expected that there are plenty of “fanboys” that only play on PlayStation consoles.

Written by Matt Engelbart

Matt Engelbart

I love all things video games. When I am not gaming I am watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, BBQing, and reading.

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