E3 2017: 6 Ups & 6 Downs From Sony's Conference

Sony fails to deliver the Year of Dreams 3.0.

Spider Man PS4

After this year's E3 conferences from EA, Microsoft, Bethesda and Ubisoft ranged from surprisingly decent to dreadfully disappointing, it's safe to say that all eyes fell to Sony to "redeem" the year and finally give players something they could truly get excited about.

After pulling off dream reveals over the last two years, the law of diminishing returns finally caught up with Sony, who sadly couldn't find a way to even remotely live up to their incredible recent conferences.

The online reaction has indeed been rather vitriolic, though it's worth having some perspective: Sony kept the focus on games, and though they really should've come out of the gate with more, they still showed off some fantastic gameplay and made some terrific reveals.

It's just nothing on the level of Shenmue III, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last Guardian's revival, Resident Evil 7 or God of War, though, from the last two years. It felt more ordinary than viewers are used to, so it's understandable that a lot of people are disappointed...

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