thecakeisalie wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 16:57:
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 15:00:
thecakeisalie wrote on Mar 27, 2016, 13:10:
Sad to see a mediocre game (The Division) that is NOTHING like what was demo'd at E3 smashing sales records. It is all flash and no substance.
Generally agree, but was that demo any different really, apart form the gfx downgrade? It always looked to me like an average cover based MMOTPS.
The gameplay demo'd in E3 was a lot better than anything in the game right now and not just the graphics. They also prevented reviews of the game from coming out before the game was released. Apologists during the beta said that "don't worry all the cool stuff we were promised will be here for release". It wasn't. It felt to me, having pre-ordered it, like a bait-and-switch. Angry Joe's review of the game on Youtube was spot on for me and I don't always agree with him.
I re-watched the E3 videos again (E3 '13, '14 & '15) and to be honest, it is not that
different to what we ended up getting. In terms of graphics, when compared to ultra on PC it may be slightly downgraded.
Gameplay terms, it is pretty much showing what we got. 3rd person check. Cover based check. Bullet spongey enemies check.
The radio banter in the demos was obviously different but everyone knew that was staged for demonstration purposes by voice actors.
What was so radically different in the E3 demos ?