Post by The Horned Grandmother on Apr 1, 2013 21:16:35 GMT -5
I spent the loneliest New Year's Eve of all time in Animal Crossing one year. I didn't have any friends. I was all alone. And a dog wearing a suit or something told me there was going to be a party in the town square. I spent the six hours leading up to midnight trying to catch fish, and then I headed over to the party. There were like two dozen little animal things standing in a line waving their arms. I think I might have cried.
I don't see how they positioned themselves as any less game-focused as the PS4 did. Sure they didn't have as many game reveals, but they're clearly focused on having great games. They focused more than half the presentation on games alone, and they didn't even show off a bunch of lame Kinect shit. 8 exclusive new blockbuster IP's, and 15 total exclusives in the first year is a pretty big deal.
I was thinking I might lean PS4 if I didn't like what I saw in the Xbox, but I was impressed today. It seems like they have everything that Sony offered plus a lot more. It also looks like their hardware might be better/easier to program for since it runs on windows 8 and it'll be easy to develop for/port from PC games.
I also have more friends that have Xbox, so that's a major factor as well.
E3 is right around the corner so I think they're just waiting to talk about all the games there. I personally don't play many games these days so the home entertainment features are actually more exciting than anything else. I was happy enough with the presentation but I doubt I'll buy one right out the gate.
I'm probably going to make my choice depending on what my friends buy, I'm still not sold on either console right now. What does make me happy is that Kingdom Hearts 3 will be on XB1 as well, so I could play it regardless. Lots of other great looking games were announced yesterday for both consoles as well. I'm just excited to get my hands on them, whichever system I end up getting!
Post by Accelerated Jeff on Jun 11, 2013 13:33:47 GMT -5
I will probably pre-order a ps4, the XB1 is everything I don't want in a console, and $100 more expensive to boot. I don't mind being the odd man out like I was this generation with my wii and ps3, my friends can enjoy their CoD and Battlefront and I will enjoy my smugness and not having to endlessly grind FPS games that I can't stand.
I really like what I have seen from Watch Dogs, Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XV, and even Destiny, the game from santa monica studios looks pretty intriguing as well.
What does make me happy is that Kingdom Hearts 3 will be on XB1 as well, so I could play it regardless.
That's just a rumor. The only reason being it was one of the few games that they didn't say were "PS4 exclusive". That could be because it's not far enough in development to determine what platform it will be on, or it could be getting a Wii U release as well. We'll have to wait and see. I'm sure it'll be 2-3 years before it's released.