I'm armed and ready for this generation of console games!
Series X was my day one priority, but thanks to the recent $1,400 stimulus check, I was not only able to catch up on bills, but also to buy a PlayStation 5 and a few games for it as well. Like someone else said, I view consoles as an investment. Now I'm ready for about anything this new generation of releases can throw at me, no matter what system its for!
Which system do I like better, you might ask? *shrugs* Honestly, right now I'm getting about equal use out of my Series X, PS5, and Switch, so I can't really say, I'm afraid. I will say that Game Pass is just a superior offering...but so is haptic feedback and so, obviously, is portability. I feel like they all have their advantages and disadvantages.
For PlayStation 5, I'm really liking Demon's Souls and Astro's Playroom both! I'm rotating them out. And I have pre-ordered Returnal. To me, the PS5 is so far seeming like the strongest system when it comes to new-gen exclusives.
I opted for the Series X version of It takes Two though and I think it's, I've gotta say, my favorite new game since The Last of Us Part II. Seriously, I would very strongly recommend It Takes Two to anyone with a partner to play it with. Play it now! Right now! I also have the Series X version of Control and definitely enjoy that, and also I'm actually still finding The Medium (Series X) enjoyable to replay believe it or not. I've also recently added Crash Bandicoot 4 to my Series X library, but I'm just getting started on it. I guess ironically, though I purchased it mainly for its early library of indie games I thought I'd like a lot, mostly I've wound up using the Series X as my default AAA games platform for multi-platform games. So far anyway. I mean I'm disappointed that Lake has been quietly delayed until the summer and Call of the Sea didn't really turn out to be all that I'd hoped it would be (although it was fine). Still, strong hardware for the multi-platform AAA titles so far! Not exactly the use I expected for the Series X, but it works.
For the Switch, of late I've been playing some really experimental games including Signs of the Sojourner, The Longing, and my favorite of them, the meta title There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension, which is my second-favorite new game since TLOU2 after It Takes Two. I'm thinking meta games may just be an emerging genre I like in general actually, since I also really got into The Stanley Parable, Pony Island, and Undertale. Guess I just like my games to talk to me and parody other games. And of course you know I had to get the Switch version of Fez, come on! The Switch remains my default indie games platform.
Speaking of The Last of Us Part II, if you haven't played it on PS5 yet, it supports haptic feedback when running on that system and the difference is immediately noticeable and fucking amazing!! I never want to go back to playing it on PlayStation 4 ever!
So that's where I am.
Last edited by Jaicee - on 26 April 2021