As someone who doesn't know the meaning of brand loyalty, but rather plays on my own terms and not those of a particular institution, I've gotta disagree with the suggestion here that only Nintendo fans who are so dogged that they'd never buy anything other than Nintendo systems are qualified to evaluate whether the PlayStation 5 or Series X has more merit with credulity. I mean in proclaiming my intention to prioritize the Series X this fall both here and elsewhere of late, clearly I haven't displayed much loyalty to the PlayStation brand here despite my clear preference for it overall here in the current console generation. That's because I have a brain and know what I like.
Just because I love lots of games published by Sony over the last decade -- games like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted 4, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, The Last Guardian, this gen's God of War, Death Stranding, and I guess Ghost of Tsushima on balance -- doesn't mean I seriously want to play the next Ratchet and Clank or superhero game or Gran Turismo or even Horizon Forbidden West over say Everwild, Psychonauts 2, The Medium, Call of the Sea, or As Dusk Falls, for example (not counting smaller games), just for the sake of brand loyalty. I'm loyal to myself first. I can evaluate fairly based on my own personal metrics. At present it looks like the Series X will have more games that are, well, me. I think that's a fair enough way to evaluate.
Haha, I understand, dude! It takes all kinds! Even me. Thanks for the appreciation.
True! It was so long ago, I had to look it up, but the first game I owned with a female "lead character", and I use the term loosely, was Cabbage Patch Kids on the ColecoVision which I got in 1983. After that, outside of 16-bit (and beyond) JRPG's and fighting games, which both deserve a nod, the next game with a female lead I played was Tomb Raider on the PS1 in 1996. Quite a gap.
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