So, let's gets started with the good stuff.
The first thing we saw as we came into the entrance this time was the Playstation indie booth thing which contained a number of games made by different people from all sorts of backgrounds. 2 games of note that I got my hands on were Slashy Hero and Illan.
After we left the indie booth we looked at the cosplayers for a while which was your same old attractive Japanese girls wearing either not much or incredibly elaborate costumes. I snapped a few shots but right now my camera is inside my bag and I'm too lazy to get it out, so maybe I'll upload later.
Next we came across Star Wars Battlefront which looked absolutely INSANE
Moving on from there we saw the Sony booth which had a number of cool looking games including a new Star Ocean, some JRPG thing called Exist Archive, new content for Bloodborne, a collection of the Uncharted games and a whole host of VR stuff which unfortunately we couldn't get our hands on. Other cool stuff included a new game play video for Persona 5 and a remake of a PS2 game I really enjoyed called Odin Sphere.
The final thing to jump out of my mind was a title called Nioh
Now let's talk about the not so great stuff about the show.
Now I'm not the biggest fan of mobile gaming, I don't mind giving the occasional title a try and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised but there was SO MUCH fucking mobile at TGS this year. You couldn't walk 5 fucking minutes along the show floor without seeing a booth that had a fucking iPad hooked up to it.
I can understand why companies may see mobile as a decent platform because almost everyone has phone so your game will reach a much wider audience. However, you can't get a decent experience from a game on a mobile device. Mobile is perfect for games like the aforementioned Slashy Hero because that's the kind of game I can muck about with on a train and then put away when I get to work. But playing RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest or god forbid even trying to play FPS games on a mobile platform? FUCK. THAT.
Call me a purist, call me a snob, that's fine but Tokyo Game Show was fucking drowning in mobile stuff and I couldn't help but feel like it was a bit of a shame. Hell, one of the biggest games at show was a fucking social RPG from 2013
Konami was also a fucking disgrace this year
When I arrived at the booth my eyes were greeted with a football (soccer) game, a baseball game and 4 girls (admittedly rather pretty) dancing around and lip syncing to some shitty Japanese J-Pop song. We were so bored and disgusted that we left after a short time but upon googling something I remember seeing in the background of the dancing girls there WAS actually a game being talked about.
The last thing that kind of ticked me off was the content for The Last Guardian
So that's it folks, my thoughts on TGS 2015. Not completely shitty but definitely not as good as it was last year. Few things to be excited about and some cool indie games made it worth while. Here's hoping that next years show will bring much more excitement.
I'm not sure if I wrote about everything, I'm going mainly off the top of my head, if I remember anything extra I'll throw it up on twitter.