|Burning Typhoon said:
Me personally, I'd grown up with sega and sony consoles. Today, I've rebought the ones lost to time, so I have all of them. However, I started with the genesis, and moved up from there, and with PS1, and moved up from there too, however, I did not generally own both at the same time, because one of them would break, and I'd flip to the other side. Only my 4th sega genesis survived my childhood.
Anyway, I was console gaming until this generation. I built my first gaming PC... was unsatisfied with it, so the following year, I built another.
There are just some things I cannot go back to. I can play MGS4 on PS3, no problem. Start to finish, even if I hadn't touched it for a looong while. Same goes for something like Mega Man Legends, which I did in one sitting. However, the PS4 has disappointed on so many levels. I even got a PS4 pro to add to the collection, and it didn't do it for me.
Uncharted 2, an 3 were fun on PS3, but I couldn't play very much of uncharted 4. I got bored of spider-man. Never opened ratchett and clank, and God of War, I played partially.
Part of my issue with the PS4 is how disconnected it feels from the rest of the brand. On PS3, I can play my entire catalogue of PS1, 2 and 3 games on the same console. Games I previously owned on PS3, the multiplats, I had to rebuy. The last of Us came with my PS4, which dulled my experience even further. I have this new console, and packed with it, is this game I played tons on PS3. It's like playing sonic 3D blast on sega genesis, and when you get a sega saturn, you get sonic 3D blast... again. Then there was beyond: two souls, which eventhough I played a lot on PS3, and beat it 11 times, start to finish, I somehow did it again on PS4. The only other PS4 game I ever finished, was Detroit: Become Human.
I guess I understand. Not as many people had a PS3. So for many of those games from there that got PS4 re-releases, they're new, but to me, it just cheapens the console, because I've played them already. Dead or Alive 5, Guilty Gear Xrd, Blazblue, etc.
But, in 2016, I started gaming on PC, and then, getting multi-plats on console just seemed silly, and for me, it was. So, today, I'm left with games that don't interest me, because I've played most of them already, or they just feel too similar. Play through a story, through a closed environment, in most cases shooting, or hacking through enemies. God of War, Uncharted 4, Spider-Man, they're too similar. Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, and the other games, were just PS3 games to me.
I'm playing overwatch and tekken 7, on PC, these days. I bought Tekken on PS4 and PC on release day, but curiosity made me try overwatch on console, just to see what it was like, and playing shooters with a controller isn't something I'm looking forward to doing again. Recently, I went out of town, and bought mortal kombat 11 on PS4 because I can't take my PC with me, but since I've been home, my PS4 Pro has been in the box, the PS4 is on the shelf with the other consoles, and my PS3 consoles are connected along with my PC. And then, adding to the fact that I have to pay for PS+. Not something I'm willing to do when I know I wont play very much.
Glad you're enjoying it though. To be honest, my Switch gets a little more time than my PS4, but it's due to everything I said above. Having the exact same games to play on PS4 that I'd played on my PS3, and then finding out how underpowered the consoles were, just really put me off that console. I'm looking forward to Last of Us 2, though. And I will be getting that game on PS5, not PS4.
As you say, I would say that the Switch offered you something different from what you usually played. I don't know if you like platform games, but I would recommend Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, that game is pure fun, I love it. His soundtrack is amazing.
Hopefully you have more luck with the PS5. I'm looking forward to playing The Last of Us Remastered, so that I get hype with The Last of Us 2.
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