posted on Mar, 9 2015 @ 10:27 AM
I got my boys a jtag xbox 360, which is pretty awesome. It is pretty convenient and if you don't want to download it you can always just go to red
box and get the latest new game for 2 dollars and save a copy forever. One hitch, online multiplayer, is an issue. I know there are some workarounds
but it is a hassle, even for a genius 10 year old.
The trend that has turned me personally off from gaming (not hardcore but deff MLG on ANY car racing games), is the loss of story in trade for
multiplayer (only online, can't have 2 players on the same console!?) online play.. Oh yeah (all Ben Stein) another Shooter with capture the flag.
More kids can turn circles and call them trick shots! Oh Baby a Triple! Or, more zombies, ... again. What happened to a good campaign, a good
Though I feel there has been a decline in quality of gaming in the above mentioned ways I would be far from calling next gen underwhelming. I almost
died spending right at $700.00 for a "Last of Us Remastered" Ps4, a 2nd controller, 3 games, Online membership, and a couple of DLC's. It makes the
$2.00 trip to redbox look pretty sweet. The new Controllers are awesome with the speakers and touchpad. I like how the controller rings when your
character is getting a call in a game and things like that. The maps are HUGE, the menus are countless and confusing. I got "The Crew" and don't
understand half of whats going on, but I do know I drove from Chicago to St Louis without it lagging or needing to reload, like the 360 would have
required several of. I'm actually really impressed with the performance of the ps4.
I see another trend I'm not really sure how I feel about. It seems game makers are putting out things kind of weak and half assed and then know that
they're going to sell a DLC later oh and another DLC in another DLC, so they can add the epic later, or bail if it isn't popular. I really like to
pay for a game only once but that's not the way they do it now marketing is changed. I help my son with the DLC called paper trail on Infamous Second
Son, that was crazy overwhelming it was nuts, you had to take photos in the game that you sent to a website (an actual website) then you had to go to
your computer and pick up clues, solve riddles and try to figure out this murder by literally hacking into a made up detective agency website that is
actually there on the internet, and, printing out stuff to get the next clue. I loved it, I almost brought it to the ATS Codebreakers, I thought it
was very innovative, and creative, and deep. Kind of the opposite of underwhelming.... Give it some time, and I'm sure you'll get a return on your