When the original Playstation (PSX) came out to replace the SNES and/or Sega, you looked at the thing, at the games, and realized “holy cow, this is next level”. I mean, sure, one of the earliest games was Battle Arena Toshinden but, remember, when the system was closing out, it was capable of giving us Final Fantasy IX.
And then! When the PS2 came out (or the Gamecube or the original Xbox), it was, once again, obvious that the system was necessary. The newest software was pushing the limits of the old hardware and even though the PS2 didn’t have any games for a year (until Final Fantasy X, funnily enough), you could tell that it was seriously the next big thing.
AND THEN AGAIN! When the PS3/Xbox 360/Wii came out, you knew that you never had a game system like this before. This was the next logical step. Look at these graphics! Look at these physics! Look at these games! It made sense that you couldn’t get a PS3, or 360, or a Wii for months.
And now? Well… I’m considering buying a PS4. Not because I *NEED* a PS4… but because, well… it’s the next generation.
But there aren’t any games, really. And I already use my PS3 as my blu-ray player. I suppose I can pick up the Pinball Collection that came out for the PS4 (I do love me my Pinball Collections), but… then what? 400 bucks for a single game that isn’t one of those HOLY CRAP I NEED TO GET THIS GAME games like Grand Theft Auto III was?
I’m officially old, I guess. (You know, if they had backwards compatibility, I’d pay an extra hundred bucks and replace the system tomorrow.)
Which means that I’m back to playing Heroes V.
So… what are you playing?