Published on June 9th, 2012 | by Dan Hobbs1
E3 2012s Top Five Worst Moments
The Playstation Vita has been out about for less than four months and, let’s be honest, it’s not selling well. Sony needed to tear up E3 with at least one hundred and one reasons to pick up their high powered handheld. What did they do? Did they show off interesting new IPs and great ways to play Playstation’s most beloved franchises on the go. No. They showed a title card for Black Ops vita and told us Assassins Creed Vita and PS All stars battle royale are coming. Well done Sony. Well done.
When Ubisoft came out on stage at the Playstation presser to show off some Far Cry 3, the crowd turned infused about what was about to come. When the PR hype man took centre stage and claimed that the development team had not only been creating a a huge single player Far Cry experience . What was this? A huge open world Vita game, a game to take the handheld world by storm. Maybe you could transfer you game between your PS3 and Vita, continuing your game on the bus, train or toilet. Something to raise the graphical bar for the Vita, a system which is rather impressive anyway. No. None of those. A four player co-op. Wooh.
Ubisoft. What is the problem with just having a normal PR guy on stage. Or at least make Mr. Caffeine your new mascot.
Now I’m not here to bash the Wonderbook itself. As a concept to introduce younger kids and their parent to the Playstation family, its fantastic. As Jospeh Furguson says its a fantastic way to help educate kids in an entertaining way. EDUTAINMENT. Yes, it could exist. Bringing JK Rowling on board to make Harry Potter fans salivate is also a great coup. However, the problem is the presentation of the concept is the problem. It took up way too much time. In a gaming show aimed at gamers, where those gamers want to see games, not a middle aged woman grasping the clown nosed dildo and having it not work properly. Bad Sony. Bad.