Are you sure the PS4 wouldn't be up your alley?
It has a deep catalog of acclaimed first parties, plus, a lot of third parties that are probably better on PlayStation than Switch.
There are actually a few games I'd get on PS4, like RE7 and Horizon, but I'm not so financially well off that a few hundred dollars is an insignificant expenditure, so I should hold off until I hit the end of my tether.
Hopefully some of Switch's undated games arrive in the next few months to hold me over.
It's as much a matter of lacking excitement as lacking stuff to play. I know it may sound sad, but hype is a powerful antidote to anxiety and depression; feeling excited about upcoming release dates and games makes the future feel brighter and less terrifying. It's a positive distraction from the constant threat of cancer and covid-19.
Are you more interested in RE7 than RE2 and RE3 due to the VR aspect, or that it's more horror focused?
I'm not much for first party Playstation games, but mainly because I have so many third party games I prefer that I don't find much time with the first party titles. So that's why I haven't played Horizon.
But on that note, since finances came up, those games usually end up on PS+ for free. Next month for example offers Uncharted 4. Another probably good game I haven't played yet. And don't plan on playing. (Also because Uncharted 2 felt like it gave me my fill of the franchise.)
I'll add it to my library for free though just in case I change my mind some other time.
The second finance related thing I wanted to mention is that if you have a friend who is willing to share their PSN account with you, you can play any games they've purchased. So if you can find an affordable system, you could have access to a bunch of games if any of your friends want to share.
Which leads me to a question. You said you don't have much of an issue with games to play, but more of games to look forward to.
Do you mean you have a backlog of a lot of games that excite you and haven't played yet? Or games you've already played but can keep playing?
Because for me the excitement of having games to look forward to doesn't change until I play them.
For example, I didn't play RE2 until about 2 months ago. A year after it released. My excitement and expectations didn't change until I finished it.
Next up I think I'll play Kingdom Hearts 3 (just barely started it). Although I have NiOh 2 installed that I haven't played yet, and some of my friends playing it right now is a motivating factor because it has online co-op.
But whatever I play next, I need to try to finish it within the next week or so, because these 3 games are releasing in the next 3 weeks, and I have them pre-ordered.
I'll probably put on hold whatever I'm playing for any one of these three.
Last edited by Hiku - on 25 March 2020
Even if I get 0 new announcements for the next 2-3 years, I'd still have my hands full of a bunch of games I already own (or can buy), but haven't played yet. A friend of mine also shares their PSN account with me as well, and between the two of us, I think any game I ever considered playing on the system is just a download away. And there's dozens of them. I haven't played RE7 yet. Or FFXV. Or Valkyria Chronicles 4. Etc. A number of games on Switch I haven't played yet either.
So that's what I mean by having a lot to look forward to, and never experienced a period where I didn't. If a game you look forward to gets released and you don't get around to playing it yet, does that game no longer count as something you look forward to?