So I guess I will now!
I found it all really disappointing. None of the games were anything special, none of the devs (even the indie ones) were on the show floor and it just felt like one huge money sink rather than a place to actually meet some people and talk about games.
I didn’t play many of the games because of this but here’s what I thought of the ones I did.
While the game has got a hell of a lot of potential, it feels very similar to most AAA titles out there. First person, get from point A to point B, kill someone, it’s all the same to me. The differing ways to do that are where it gets better, but the game mechanics don’t excite me. If I were to buy it, it would purely be for the setting. We need more steampunk games, industry!
-Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
I’ve been looking forward to this game. I love the combat and simple depth of Smash Brothers and frankly wanted more of the same without having to get a WiiU. PSASBR doesn’t deliver. From first impressions (I played as Heihachi) it felt like I only had 3 attacks that weren’t supers and I couldn’t control how high I jumped or how quickly I moved. It didn’t feel fluid and just wasn’t fun. Unless I see it on offer, I’m probably not going to buy this, which is a shame! It had a lot of potential.
On the show floor, they were only showing racing and battle modes, which are frankly what I am least excited about. In LBP most of my play time is spent in the creator making silly contraptions that don’t do anything in particular and I imagine it being the same in LBPK. However, the racing is a competent kart racer. The drifting feels a bit odd but if you’ve played ModNation Racers, it should feel familiar. However the racing isn’t anything special. As I said, it’s competent and it’s fun, it’s just not anything too special. I’ll need to see the creator before I know if I’ll pick it up or not.