2 thoughts on “How Excited are you for the Next Generation?”

  1. I think popular opinion has been swaying (perhaps overly so) to the PC side, which doesn’t doesn’t interest me as much. I have quite a few games on Steam and have played on PC quite a bit, but consoles have always been my bread and butter. I think I was most excited for the release of the Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo GameCube systems–when those systems came out, I was extremely hyped. I read magazines, talked with friends, and in the case of all three, got them shortly after release. Seeing Sonic Adventure and Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast made me so giddy that I could barely contain myself, and when I booted up the Gamecube to play Super Smash Bros. Melee for the first time, I thought “Nothing can get better than this.”

    As for PS4 and Xbox One…I’m not really that excited yet. I’m sure I’ll like the PS4 a lot. In the same way I wasn’t really that excited about PS3, but I got it years later and love it. But the only games I’m really psyched about right now are Super Smash Bros. 4 and X, on the Wii U.

    I think part of it is getting older, but I can still get really excited–I guess there are just fewer things about the PS4 and Xbox One that really excited me. There are some things that make me really pumped, like I was happy about Phoenix Wright on 3DS, about Mega Man joining Smash Bros., etc. Persona 4 Golden, Gravity Rush, Portal 2, Ghost Trick, and Xenoblade have become some of my favorite games of all time. And there have been some great games I’ve played in the past 5 or so years, like Bayonetta, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Zack and Wiki, Valkyria Chronicles, Trails in the Sky, Catherine, Dark Souls, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, LA Noire, and more, Plus offbeat games like anything made by Suda 51, indie games like Super Meat Boy and Limbo, niche games like Dokapon Kingdom, etc. So I have found plenty to really love in this generation and I think I’ve found a great mix of interesting games.

    I think the next-gen game I’m looking forward to is The Evil Within, because it seems like a neat re-boot of Resident Evil.

    Leading into the next generation, I’m not really as excited, probably won’t get one at launch, but I’m still hopeful.

    1. Great comment Tim. The more I think about it, the more I think it really comes down to the lack of a killer app. After Halo on the original Xbox there really hasn’t been that “OMG MUST HAVE” launch game. For the PS4 Killzone looks very nice, but is it really going to be something completely different? With the Xbox One there’s Killer Instinct and Crimson Dragon, but again, are these games that will blow my mind? I’m hopeful, but doubtful at the same time.

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