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originally posted by: Metallicus
I haven't owned a console since the Atari 2600 so I am not an expert, but I do game on my PC and other than better graphics the games of today aren't really as good as the games from 20 years ago. The problem is that it is the story that matters and too many of these game designers forget what is important to the consumer.
originally posted by: pheonix358
I think games have gone as far as they can with the tech we have available especially when designers don't care as long as the money is there.
originally posted by: cj6
As someone who has been a gamer my entire life I can honestly say I wasn't all that impressed or excited about the ps4 or even worse the Xbox One. The titles they were showing and releasing just didn't scream "must have" to me. I was content with my ps3 for awhile. Then the inevitable announcement of Mass Effect 4 and Batman Arkham Knight being next-gen exclusives came and I had no choice but to upgrade. I got a ps4 last November, wouldn't even consider X1. But since then all of these next-gen games are extremely underwhelming. Not in technical terms though, they all look amazing and play great. But nothing stands out as being "mind blowing." I remember when ps3 came out I was blown away by the exclusives. I know it's still pretty early but so far next-gen feels like an epic fail to me. Every new title that comes along brings promise but ultimately falls flat...I'm looking at you The Order!! Anyone else feel disappointed?
originally posted by: eriktheawful
The thing about consoles is: You're stuck with whatever is in the box, as far as hardware goes and you're also stuck most times with the vanilla version of a game.
With my PC, I have tons of games that I've modded over the years which really extends the life of the game and makes me get my money out of it a lot more.
I've lost count of the hours I've spent in Skyrim because of free mods I'm able to add to the game. Same goes for Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. All the mods for Diablo 2 kept me chain to my computer for hours (and I just now finally got around to getting Diablo 3 and the DLC, which again, has me sitting here at my computer with my wife wondering when I'm coming up for air....).
Actually....she plays Diablo 3 on her computer too.
Then there are all the FREE indie games I can download a try. Something that you're not going to be able to do on a console.
So for me: Consoles are out. You're locked into whatever games are sold and have to spend $$$ on to get, and completely at the mercy of the game makers. Where as I can download a fan made patch to fix bugs in my PC game, install mods that add things to the game (or even whole new story lines), or even total conversion mods to play what seems like a completely different game....for FREE.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
I had an xbox 360 and I never played it.
I also am a PC gamer, the games are better and you can't have games like RTS or decent sims on consoles.
Upcoming games like Star citizen already blows consoles out of the water in design, graphics and concept of what the game is.
I doubt there will be another generation of consoles because the way it is moving you will just stream games through your TV.