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Old 07-09-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Which nextgen console if any based off this criteria?

So I have been considering picking up a console at some point this year for all the actual nextgen games coming out next year. I's leaning more toward PS4 or just sticking with my PC due to the amount of turn based RPGs I have an interest in playing.

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I'm an old school gamer. I grew up with games like super ghouls and goblins, Castlevania, I feel very strongly that games should be released as a finished product. Exclusive betas or non game-changing content doesn't interest me, and I really don't like the "buy the ps4 version for one extra mission and 8 minutes of gameplay" bs that companies are trying to spoonfeed us.

I don't play FPS anymore. I got my spartan laser in Halo 3 legitly and haven't picked up another FPS since. I'm not a CoD/BF kind of guy unless it's on a mouse/keyboard. I do play halo 3 once in a while with my brother on a very fun version of zombies which almost requires 4 people to get the most out of it. You can imagine how hard that is with the amount of people playing halo 3 anymore.

I fell in love with the AC series until III. I didn't like the story as much, and the multiplayer maps were just too tiny. Revelations was the best of the series, and I didn't even try to pick up ACIV as it was more of the navy missions were got boring very quickly.

As for turn based RPGs, I'd love for a FFVII to be remastered and re-released with no changes. I'd buy a ps4 just for that one game. I didn't like lost odyssey, nor blue dragon. Final Fantasy X was the last of the great games in that series.

MMO's are fun, but it's too hard to find a good raiding group that isn'talready full is tough enough as it is. Arena and battleground based pvp doesn't interest me. I'd much rather go PK people with open world pvp. Nothing has even come close to Ultima Online imvho.

As for games that I play now. Street Fighter IV, Tomb Raider, Candy Crush, and I play Path of Exile every once in a while.

Tomb Raider is occupying my free time. I don't know why I didn't try it before. I really appreciate the immersion of the interface, along with the storyline and graphics. The storyline is the main draw for games for me, unless it's a fighting game, which I then play online.

Today I started doing a research on games that interest me and the list is as follows:

child of light (all consoles)
trails in the sky (PC)
deep down (PS4)
cosmic star heroine (PS4, PC)
cyperpunk 2077 (PS4, PC, XBOX1)
pillars of eternity (PC)
Torment: Tides of Numeria (PC)
Destiny (all consoles)


I know PS4 is out in the lead, but xbox has levelled the playing field a bit due to the kinect-less console. I bought an xbox360 for halo 3 only, and never picked up a ps3. Now with the new consoles, I'm not really impressed with any of the new games. Nothing really screams that I NEED TO HAVE ONE, so I've been waiting until the next gen games (normally take 3 years or so to develop games exclusively for a generation of consoles) to really make a decision. I have my gaming laptop that's almost 3 years old, so option C is to just upgrade/rebuild that and stick with PC games.

My dilemmna is that I'm seeing a few consoles for sale for decent prices, but I'm trying to find a reason to purchase a console over building my laptop up a little more. Right now it's 50/50 with nothing really standing out aside from consoles being a blu ray player, but then I need to figure out if I want Xbox or PS4, then comparing them to a PC.

Any suggestions/comments?? I will delete any fanboy posts. I'm looking for thoughtful insight from people who aren't close minded.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:35 PM   #2
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No joking around, it sounds like you need to pick up a wii u. Never even had the thought of the wii u in my head until a few weeks ago. Just a lot of fun looking games. Like 3D Mario and Mario kart 8. That will take care of your old school itch. A new Zelda will be coming out as well, that's open world. pikmin 3 looks like a really fun game. If the wii u doesn't interest you at all, I'd just build up your laptop and/or just sit tight for more games to come out for the Xbox/ps and decide then.
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PS4 and Xbox One are currently hype consoles and should wait till the end of the year to see where both systems stand by then. I agree with PoorMan, get the Wii U. No regrets as a true old school gamer.
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To me unless there is a game that isn't coming on PC that you really want to play then stick with the PC IMO and yes this years batch of Next Gen games are a bit ho hum right now. I will say I did preorder the Destiny bundle For the Ps4 cause its going to be a white PS4 and destiny with it and a couple other things for only 449.99 that was a deal to me so I decided to jump in before I really thought I would. To me it sounds like you need a PC since you really haven't been a console player for awhile it seems. I also agree with you on the Final Fantasy VII bit no changes except for graphics enhancements.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:05 PM   #5
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PS4 and Xbox One are currently hype consoles and should wait till the end of the year to see where both systems stand by then.
Agreed! I love my xbox one but I do get a little bored with it at times.... I do like using it as my media hub though, it just seems like the games get stale a little to fast.

That being said If I didn't have a Xbox one I would buy one just for this.... but I'm a sucker for the Halo story line.






I am going to start playing PC games again.... there are so many games you can get cheap through steam. Besides that I am looking forward to H1Z1 and DayZ if it ever gets finished.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:54 PM   #6
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I appreciate the comments, especially being so prompt.

Every game has it's own launcher now (origin, steam, neverwinter's, blizzard, etc.) and that's just as bad a strike against it as PSN accounts getting hacked and Xbox's low resolution. Wii U sounds like a good idea, but I really don't see myself with any nintendo console until the controller is a bit more ergonomic.

I like the smart glass concept, I havea decently high gamerscore, and I don't have a vita, so xbox wins there.
PS4 has the better games (based on my list of rpgs), so PS4 wins there.
PC had mods for added replay value and I can play almost anywhere with an internet connection, so that wins there.
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I like the smart glass concept, I havea decently high gamerscore, and I don't have a vita, so xbox wins there.
PS4 has the better games (based on my list of rpgs), so PS4 wins there.
PC had mods for added replay value and I can play almost anywhere with an internet connection, so that wins there.
Sounds like you need all three ..... Same here I'm just waiting for something to come out on the PS4 that really grabs me!
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As an early adopter of both next gen consoles I'd say hold off on them until we see some more games. However if you are interested in Destiny there is the Destiny PS4 bundle that you can pre-order. With that being said I say stick with PC for now, that's where I've been spending most of my time while I wait for these consoles to get some games.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:39 AM   #9
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Sounds like you should stick with the PC. I am in the process of building my first gaming computer, so we shall see how it goes for me.
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:01 AM   #10
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To me it's sounds like you should stick with the PC. Both consoles will launch a slew of games this fall and holiday season which will bump up the value of the nextgen consoles finally. The integration of media from smart glass to your surround sound; and stout gaming stability & community via XBL really pushes the Xbox ahead to me. I own both systems, and rarely touch my PS. But we have vast differences in gaming interests.
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I'm a console gamer so this is hard for me to say but I say stick with PC for your needs.

I have had the vast array of xboxs back to the original, and all versions of the playstation.

Today I have a PS4 and will pick up an Xbox One when I get back from deployment. But console vs console they basically have the same stats and for the most part have the same games. I play more PS because the controller interface is better in my opinion. However I like Xbox for Forza and Halo. Anything else I just buy for the PS4.

But like I said for your case I would stick with PC as most games minus a select few are released for eveyrthing
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If you don't care about the technical superiority of the PS4, then choose based on the games you like. 90% of the games that come out is multiplatform but the Xbox has a history of having better shooters while the PS has a history of having better RPG's.

I do agree with your assessment about games though, currently there is not any games out that screams "buy the console for me". Almost all of the good games for both consoles have been delayed until Christmas or until beginning of next year. If you want your gaming fix now, I would upgrade your PC and then look back into consoles in 6 months.
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my ps4 has been a paper weight since I bought it on release. there has been nothing worth playing in my opinion. I say stick with PC!!!
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I absolutely love my Xbox One. Titanfall has been so addicting.

From the sounds of it though it seems like you're a PC gamer more than anything.

If you want to relive your Halo 3 days, the Master Chief collection will NOT let you do that.

edit: NOT let you down lol
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Its great to see all the proponents of each system chime in.

Spartan suit, I'm not necessarily looking to get a gaming fix right now. I have yet to complete tomb raider and I have a whole summer of car events to keep me occupied until Xmas time or spring next year. I'm just an extreme planner for things like this. I want to know exactly what I'm doing for the next gen games. Am I upgrading my laptop at the end of the year or buying a console for games going forward from 2015 on. I will always have a laptop for some games and I am keeping my 360. Its the choice of which console or PC to build/buy next year.
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Its great to see all the proponents of each system chime in.

Spartan suit, I'm not necessarily looking to get a gaming fix right now. I have yet to complete tomb raider and I have a whole summer of car events to keep me occupied until Xmas time or spring next year. I'm just an extreme planner for things like this. I want to know exactly what I'm doing for the next gen games. Am I upgrading my laptop at the end of the year or buying a console for games going forward from 2015 on. I will always have a laptop for some games and I am keeping my 360. Its the choice of which console or PC to build/buy next year.
If that's the case I say build a new Desktop. PC parts should be getting a full refresh in the coming months with Haswell-E, Broadwell, GTX 800 series, DDR4, etc.
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I still have my antec 900 case to start with, so if I do go a desktop route, that will be it.
Laptop I'll just end up buying a new one from xoticpc again.
Consoles I'll order through gamestop since I have some $250 credit there already.
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Usually a PC gamer, I got both the XBone and the PS4 when they launched. I've used the XBone for Titanfall, Streaming Video Services (Netflix, Twitch, etc.), and to play Blu Rays. The PS4 became a $400 Resogun machine, as it was the only launch title (a cheap little DLC one at that) that I found remotely enjoyable.

Upcoming things I'm looking forward to you didn't mention:

XBone:
Halo 5, Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 2, Project Spark

PS4:
Oddworld, Drive Club, The Order 1866, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne

In general, including PC:
Dragon Age III, Lords of the Fallen, PlaneScape, Wasteland 2.

Given your tastes and comfort with PC, if you're looking for something to occupy the TV, maybe build or buy a steam box or an alienware alpha with a bluray player?
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Usually a PC gamer, I got both the XBone and the PS4 when they launched. I've used the XBone for Titanfall, Streaming Video Services (Netflix, Twitch, etc.), and to play Blu Rays. The PS4 became a $400 Resogun machine, as it was the only launch title (a cheap little DLC one at that) that I found remotely enjoyable.

Upcoming things I'm looking forward to you didn't mention:

XBone:
Halo 5, Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 2, Project Spark

PS4:
Oddworld, Drive Club, The Order 1866, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne

In general, including PC:
Dragon Age III, Lords of the Fallen, PlaneScape, Wasteland 2.

Given your tastes and comfort with PC, if you're looking for something to occupy the TV, maybe build or buy a steam box or an alienware alpha with a bluray player?

Of the games you listed. Dragon Age will most likely be bought by my buddy who prefers to watch me play it. I myself don't have any interest in the battle system of DA, although the trailers look good.

Blood borne gives me a Dark Souls tingly feeling, but I'm waiting for more details before becoming extied. Drive club and the Crew look fun, but it depends on how many people play it. Halo 5 will be hit/miss. It's a fps and after playing halo:ce through halo reach, the gameplay was all too similar. That is why I never picked up halo4.

I think I may just end up building a pc and using this laptop as a steambox so my wife can play heroes of might and magic on it.
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Of the games you listed. Dragon Age will most likely be bought by my buddy who prefers to watch me play it. I myself don't have any interest in the battle system of DA, although the trailers look good.

Blood borne gives me a Dark Souls tingly feeling, but I'm waiting for more details before becoming extied. Drive club and the Crew look fun, but it depends on how many people play it. Halo 5 will be hit/miss. It's a fps and after playing halo:ce through halo reach, the gameplay was all too similar. That is why I never picked up halo4.

I think I may just end up building a pc and using this laptop as a steambox so my wife can play heroes of might and magic on it.
HOMM 3 was one of my favorite games ever.
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HOMM 3 was one of my favorite games ever.
3 or 4 was one of mine also. She just recently beat 6 about 2 months ago.
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bravely default is on 3ds...fml
Dragon Knights is for my smartphone (sweet!)
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Let me start by saying that i own both sonsoles and have been an xbox guy since the first one but the PS4 has blown me away.

So if ur looking for a console i would say ps4.

1080p crispy ness
Runs smoother (IMO)
Seems to be getting more exclusive content in the Single player world
Better games ( single player wise )
Better Controller

Another thing is if ur looking to get into shooters i feel like theres less campers, rpg's, noobtubers, and the community seems to be a little more mature if you ask me. I am a huge FPS fan and usually buy fps games for both consoles if its a good fps, since i have friends on both consoles.


Also remember that you can just get one of those travel cases for the consoles and its super easy to take with you. That plus the console+travel case will also be cheaper then the pc.
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