That’s my usual habit. But this time I skipped the PS4 and think I might get the PS5 close to launch, if I can afford it.
Never got the PS4 because I was still happy with the PS3 early on. By the time the price drop came, I was too busy with work and then a newborn. Now that he’s 3 and has a little interest in the Switch, we opted for that. He can play a bit. We have the handheld option, which is great. I’m finally getting to enjoy Splatoon 2! But I miss my shooters and can’t wait for the PS5.
I still really want a switch but there’s absolutely no way I can justify it, too much money to spend when there are so few games I’m that eager to play. But I have a fondness for handheld gaming that’ll never go away.
I grew up playing NES, SNES and Gameboy, but never my own. The only console we had as a kid was the Vectrex (given to us well after its prime, but I loved asteroids and blitz on it) and a Sega that was a family gift. It’s nice to have the Switch. Other than Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8, I’m playing a lot of Nintendo and Sega classics. I’ll probably get a couple other Mari games and Legend of Zelda. That’s it. My other half loves it and will get more use out of it. That’s why we opted for it for now. I really didn’t want to get a PS4 only to upgrade in about a year. We just bought the Switch back in Feb. I do love it’s portability.
Even the Switch lite? If you just want it for handheld, that it is more affordable. Personally, I don’t like playing a lot of games in handheld mode. The control is awful for what I like. I did invest in the Pro controller and it’s as good as the PS if not a little better.
I think the modern version of this is buying games in bundles or waiting for 90% off deals. I’m not sure you can do these deals on consoles but I’ve amassed about 1300 games on Steam, Uplay, Epic and GOG on the PC. It’s probably worth regularly checking Humblebundle because sometimes they have PS4 bundles, not sure if they have Xbox ones though
Most of my games cost £1 or less, 100s were free giveaways amongst which included many AAA ones like Witcher, Witcher 3, GTA 5, Shadow Warrior 2, Assassins Creed 2, 3, 4, Unity and Syndicate, all the Batman games, loads of Lego games. Epic is giving away 2 games a week right now. I could game forever without even having to buy a game again.
Otherwise I generally try to wait until a game drops to £5. On PC it usually takes 6months for a game to get fixed anyway, so it’s worth waiting for a 80-90% off deal when you already have a huge backlog that you’ll never work all the way through anyway.
With The Witcher they picked a really amazing writer so I wonder how good the writers are for this one. I’m sure it’ll be a solid gaming experience but the whole lore of the Witcher captured me the most. This from initial overview looks a bit out law
On the other hand I wonder how well my current hardware can run it at 1440p ultrawide. I think I’ll either be going for a lower resolution or dropping settings down a fair bit.
Speaking of new games, just got the new F1 2020. Its actually amazing and more. Can create your own team in career, choose your power supplier, a choice of partner from F2 drivers - get a car reveal and everything lol @Electrifying
The gameplay is top notch too this year. Multiplayer is much more stable. Top job so far Codemasters.
I wasn’t a big fan of some elements of Far Cry New Dawn and was questioning if I’d continue with the franchise, but I’m not gonna lie, simply by doing this there’s basically no chance I don’t buy this game.