Question to Dave the Video Game Critic about the PS4?

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Re: Question to Dave the Video Game Critic about the PS4?

Postby Retro STrife » December 22nd, 2017, 10:52 pm

Sonicx9 wrote:Also I agree 100% with Dave the Video Game Critic and Rich from ReviewTechUSA about the Nintendo Switch being better then the PS4/Xbox One because of exclusives (Nintendo in house games),


I don't remember the VGC ever saying that the Switch is better than the PS4. I think he's said that the PS4 isn't anything special, but is still the best system to own and has the best library of games right now.

I think it's hard, maybe impossible, to objectively claim that any system is better than the PS4 right now. It's still too early for the Switch, but I don't foresee it ever surpassing the PS4 due to the fact that Nintendo can never gain good support from third party developers.

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Re: Question to Dave the Video Game Critic about the PS4?

Postby Stalvern » December 23rd, 2017, 12:05 am

I'm pretty sure he at least likes Nintendo and Sonic.

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Re: Question to Dave the Video Game Critic about the PS4?

Postby Stalvern » December 23rd, 2017, 12:05 am

And he hates EA, but who doesn't?

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Re: Question to Dave the Video Game Critic about the PS4?

Postby DrLitch » December 23rd, 2017, 12:36 am

Console wars, got to love it! Not really relevant anymore, at least we had something to discuss when we were kids - PS1 Vs N64 or Genesis Vs Snes, now we have some talking points. We used to be able to judge consoles on graphics, sound and other hardware features but nowadays this is mostly moot. It is all about games. If you want to talk about games, the PS4 has a good sized library with plenty of variety and exclusives that are worth playing. The Xbox is not far behind. The Switch has had an amazing year with two of the best games in a generation exclusive to it (and frankly quite a few other big hitters like Mario Rabbids, Xenoblade 2, Mario Kart 8 and so on that are near classic). It is too early to judge the console although I certainly am happy to have bought it. 2018 will be interesting how the dynamic changes. The Switch lineup for next year does not look as appealing as 2017's (Bayonetta 3 looks to be the pick of the bunch). Games the Switch will not be getting in 2018 include Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Last of Us 2, Days Gone, and Far Cry 5 off the top of my head. That is a meaty list of titles that are going elsewhere - however, it's relevance will depend on personal taste. Bayonetta 3 on the Switch could be a hit and revered in a manner similar to this year's Nier Automata on the PS4. Anyway, gaming device of the year, and every year for me is the PC or Laptop, without shadow of a doubt. Just spent frugally on the Steam sale and am thoroughly enjoying Limbo for the paltry price of 2bucks. My next game will be Ori and Blind Forest, a steal at 10bucks :P

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Re: Question to Dave the Video Game Critic about the PS4?

Postby VideoGameCritic » December 23rd, 2017, 1:38 pm

We are lucky to have three consoles in the current generation. I'm not crazy about Microsoft's business practices, but if not for the Xbox One debacle, the PS4 might be an online-only console. I'm pretty sure Sony was at least considering it.

I'm really happy about the Switch's success because I felt like the consoles were heading too far down the PC path. By that I mean big installs, constant updates, and mandatory online. The Switch is a step back towards the plug-and-play model that made consoles so popular to begin with.

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Re: Question to Dave the Video Game Critic about the PS4?

Postby Retro STrife » December 23rd, 2017, 7:49 pm

DrLitch wrote:Console wars, got to love it! Not really relevant anymore, at least we had something to discuss when we were kids - PS1 Vs N64 or Genesis Vs Snes, now we have some talking points. We used to be able to judge consoles on graphics, sound and other hardware features but nowadays this is mostly moot. It is all about games.


Yeah, but I wonder if the feeling that "console wars" stopped has more to do with our age than reality. We're at ages where we can decide what consoles we want, and buy two or three if we want to. The reason for console wars was because your parents were only buying you one console to rot your brain as a kid, and you had to defend that one console like adults defend their political party. But for us, there isn't a reason to pick one console and defend it against all others. I wonder, though, if console wars still exist for middle school and high school kids today.

However, I think it was always about the games, I don't think that's new...the best system of every past generation has been the one with the best games...the kids who argued about graphics were the ones grasping at straws because their system didn't have games as good as the competition (i.e., N64 kids).


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