While everyone deliberates which one to choose.. It pretty much falls down to Xbox or Playstation, because Nintendo is always your secondary, and the PC boys will never truly decide on one or the other. If they buy a Playstation, they are still mainly playing their stuff on a Microsoft machine. Well.. unless you are a MAC guy.. but then you really aren’t playing too much of anything… well except your Iphone games.
I will naturally end up with all three as which is normal for me, but as far as what I will buy first? I’m not completely sure anymore, per say.
As we know the Nintendo Wii U is already out, and so far Nintendo hasn’t done too much in the release department. A lot of rehashes, reboots, and re-releases. Which is what Nintendo usually does with their systems. So far, the titles are good, but we’ve already played them. Zombie U is new, but lackluster in a replay-able nature. So hopefully they will start dropping some real Love on the system. Lately they’ve been giving a lot of needed attention to the 3DS, which also just kind of festered for a while on… please Nintendo.. make something please. .. I can only play Resident Evil, Bit Trip, and Cave Story so many times… Please. And they’ve really started flooding the market on it in the last few months. So hopefully, we will start getting some amazing titles for Wii U soon.
Playstation has a few wins with a new Oddworld, Galak Z, Transistor, Deep Down, and Human Element. Which all look like fantastic titles. Oddworld games have always been amazing, so that’s really not a question. Galak Z is an amazing looking Shmup, but I already have about 50 of those I haven’t really had time to sit down with yet, and the other titles are ‘new series’, and I never trust a new series to get my attention.
They were originally releasing a lower price (with less gadgets that you’ll have to now buy separately) and a lot of promises that Microsoft wasn’t offering. But, as time passed, Microsoft already removed all the concerns people had with it, and have just announced a 10% price drop on the $499.99. So, everything people were complaining about has been hacked away.
Xbox 1 has a few wins, Ryse-Son of Rome, Killer Instinct, TitanFall, Diablo 3, and Dead Rising 3. I personally love bloody war titles, especially anything roman related; so Ryse looks pretty awesome. Killer Instinct I could take or leave, but I’d still like to check it out. TitanFall looks amazing, but again, ‘new series’. Diablo 3 is a whatever to me, but a lot of people are excited about it, even after it’s pitiful PC love. Dead Rising 3 is my reason to go Xbox 1 first. It was the reason I bought the xbox 360 in the first place, and will probably sway me to the XBOX first again.
But in all honesty. The reason I usually go with Microsoft is really a handle preference. I have large hands. The playstation controller has never worked well for my Thumbs, and as a Gamer.. I do enjoy vege-ing out on the couch, and enjoying a great story. Microsoft’s controller is just built for my hands, and as most ‘older’ people always complain about. “Is all the damned buttons.. I just can’t play a game with that many buttons.” I’ve always felt that the normal controller set up that both companies use just works better with the separated sticks/ different placement on the shoulder buttons. I actually had to purchase extra triggers for my ps3 controllers, just so it felt a little more natural. But, it still cramps up my hands while trying to play something.. which is really annoying.
The big titles will be releases on both. Kingdom Hearts 3, Call Of Duty Ghost, Grand Theft Auto 5, and all the Sports titles. So, these titles can’t sway anyone really.
My one concern that I haven’t seen any definite answer on. Is all my downloads for the other consoles. I’ve seen, yes you will be able to re-obtain money you’ve already spent, and I’ve seen no you won’t. So, If anyone has any information on that. I would really like to know a definite answer. I have at least 500$ in downloads on xbox and a good 200$ on Playstation. I never downloaded anything on the Wii since I still collect classics.
On a side note for handhelds. The PSP (pile of system variations) is terrible. It’s never been a good format, but it has a lot of good japanese titles that aren’t on anything else. Which hurts my pocket a bit that I have to get them, but the Vita.. I’m not paying for that thing, until it’s 20 bucks. I look at it and I think, wow that looks amazing.. but my brain says.. you won’t play ps2 on the go, and I sit it back down.
From Gameboy to Advance, to DS, Nintendo has killed the handheld department. But, I always had a soft spot for handhelds until recently. They are no longer giving me the classic 32bit titles I love to play. I believe someone needs to step in and start making amazing classic games for a new handheld. This whole Cellphone game network is cool, and it kills time at the doctor’s office or between boring meetings. But honestly, Do you really think one of these titles is going to just set your life aside, and you’ll run to your friends screaming about it’s greatness? I’d like to grab Sega by the head.. and go look… Handheld.. Now.. blow out and reprint everything that was good on all your consoles, and start fighting back. This laptop idea you are doing is stupid, cancel that project.. Handheld, do it. Team up with NEOGEO.. GET ME SOMETHING that fans LOVE! Stop making trash after trash.. you aren’t helping out the Sega cause with bad Sonic games, and 6 out of 10 star games. STOP BEING DUMB!
Okay enough handheld boohoos, back to the consoles.
I’m not trying to say, one way or the other, as to what you should buy. I’m just saying that I will get the system that has the game i’m most interested in. Which will be Dead Rising 3. There will always be hatred geared towards one or the other. People will always bitch and complain about everything involving all systems.
Remember NINTENDO!!! NO SEGA!!! Then the other people that yelled TURBO GRAFX 16!! No one yelled 3DO, Atari Jaguar, or GameCom. Ha. The point is. If you are an adult, you’ll have a preference. If you are a kid, like we all were once, you’ll love what you have, and you’ll fight it’s name to the death, but in all honesty. I never had a preference for console. I’ve always just wanted to play the games I want to play. I had a Sega and a Nintendo. I had a Saturn, Ps1, and an N64. I had a Dreamcast, Xbox, and Ps2. I currently have a Wii, 360, and ps3. I’ve always saved money and contributed it to each company, but I can tell you where my money goes in the new console wars. Microsoft generally buys out the titles I want to play, and they are released first on xbox, and you know what? I buy them again when they are released for the other consoles. You may think that’s stupid, and I’m wasting money. But, It’s not your money. It’s mine, and if I really enjoy a title. I will have it on both systems, or all three systems. These are far and in between. I”m not talking about Madden on all systems, or Call of duty on all systems. I buy the bizarre titles that most people don’t play, but the people that do, know what I’m talking about.
Buy the systems that have what you want to play, not what you think is the best way to go. If you went with the best way to go. You may have bought the NEW AMAZING INTERACTIVE CDI ! And if you did. Wow… I’m sorry for your childhood.
Felix ‘the Brett’ Prescott-