What Game Moved Anticipation Wise Up or Down Most From E3 Showings?

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Posted June 14th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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In what was a relatively uneventful E3, EA Sports pushed its slate of upcoming titles by focusing mostly on the fundamentals instead of hyperbole. Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15, and PGA Tour all debuted new trailers, appeared at the Electronic Arts press conference, and had additional feature details released.

Madden went heavy on defense accompanied by some gimmicky visual indicators and new cameras. There was also info on aspects like QB accuracy finally mattering and long overdue presentation enhancements Рbut videos that followed (in particular the one of the halftime show) were somewhat deflating outside of the improved look and flow of the game.  FIFA debuted its gameplay and presentation features, and in doing so caught up with the other fall titles. EA had been holding back due to the World Cup.

NHL didn’t have much new in the way of details but the impressive trailer and only gameplay video to make it out was worth it. EA Sports PGA Tour 16 meanwhile opened with an apparent attempt to present itself in a more arcade-style light, which may be its way of trying to appeal to the casual crowd now that Tiger Woods is gone as the face of the franchise.

What game of the bunch impressed you the most? Which was the most disappointing? Vote in the polls and leave any thoughts in the comments!