The Next Generation Lacks Excitement

The long-awaited next generation of game consoles is all anyone can talk about these days, but is there really reason for it? Other than the automatic curiosity that new technology brings, Gamers Association editor Jay Curtis finds little excitement in what's coming in the next few months. Here's why.

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ArchangelMike1569d ago

OMG! Says who? I'd say there's more excitement that the last gen / present gen console launches.

Abash1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

PS4 has me ultra excited with Killzone: Shadow Fall, DriveClub, Knack, and Watch_Dogs playable at launch

Sorry for the guy who wrote the article not feeling how great the new gen is looking

black0o1569d ago

this GUY needs to spend some time here at N4G

Ju1569d ago

Actually Knack went up my ladder after seeing this:

We haven't really seen much about this game, surprisingly. There is quite more then Sony originally showed.

Enemy1569d ago

Lol @ idiots expecting next gen to match this gen immediately at launch.

levian1569d ago

I'm definitely more excited for this gen than I was for any previous generation.

That being said, I'll be even more excited 1-2 years after release, when all the games REALLY start flowing.

Enemy1569d ago

@ Ju: Wow, the difference it makes when you have someone who actually know what they're doing playing. It looks amazing.

pyramidshead1569d ago

@ju knack looks surprisingly tough.. o.O

Ju1569d ago

Yeah, I thought that, too. Japanese respawns (its made by Japan Studios). LOL. Might lead to some frustration. One hit and you are dead. I hate that, tbh. Especially because the respawn sets you back quite a bit. Either they will tune the hit points a little in the boss sequences or give it additional difficulty levels. Gotta be careful with the defense there, I guess.

Jazz41081569d ago

Watchdogs will be on xboxone also....cant wait.

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KUV19771569d ago

I'm plenty excited, even though GamesCom somewhat dampened my excitement-level.

demonddel1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

why because you thought ur favorite company was gonna announce a shit load of AAA games and they didn't and left you with a bunch of indie games telling you thats the future

KUV19771568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

No, because Killzone, inFamous and WatchDogs weren't playable. Plus DriveClub, while still pretty good, was slightly less good than I expected.

I did expect at least one triple-A title, and other than most people I don't have a problem to admit that I was a little disappointed with the SONY conference. However at least we had several really good ones before that clearly understood what we as gamers wanted. ALso I don't feel the need to tell you that on SONY booths you had to wait for 4 hours to try one game whereas MS-booths on GamesCom were only filled with a couple of people so that you could try everything in about 30 minutes, but I guess you couldn't take the truth anyway.

Also I participated in an XOne-Raffle. They were giving away an XBox each hour (guess they somehow need to up their numbers). I would gladly have taken a free XBox because I don't think it's bad. I just think that the PS4 is better. (Actually I am one of the guys that really liked the family-sharing-plan which is now revoked unfortunately).

Godmars2901569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

The only "excitement" is coming from fanboys as they blindly defend *their* systems.

Not saying that its going to be better than last gen, but considering last gen that's really not saying much.

Lord_Sloth1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

Or people like me who just love the games we see. Not launch mind you. I'm talkin about Destiny, MGSV, Second Son, and FFXV. I'm completely stoked!

That said, I'm not getting rid of my PS3 and will be enjoying Dark Souls 2 come March.

Godmars2901569d ago

Hearing too many people using launch titles as reason for getting the system they're are.

Then again I am someone who plans on getting one six months down the line. Let the first adapters worry about any first production runs.

Zeroyosh1569d ago

last gen was a huge leap in graphics. this gen is not such a huge leap. thats all.

but what this gen will do for games will pave the way for the next gen to be a huge leap, mark my words.

sevilha821569d ago

exactlly like lord-sloth said,props to you.

If you trully love games it´s a hell of a time to be a gamer both sistems are impressive,and the not so distant next year proves to be one of the most amazing years in sheer quality and quantity of games(Metal Gear Solid V,THe Witcher 3,Destiny,THe Division,etc...)

Thus the ones that are still releasing this year(GTA V,Beyond Two Souls,Next gen:Watch Dogs,Killzone:Shadow Fall,Batllefield 4)Should i go on?

We dont know about you,but the rest of us is pretty excited.


levian1569d ago

Sloth has the right of it.

Games coming up in a year or so, MGSV, Destiny, The Division, Second Son, Dark Souls 2, FFXV (we can hope for early next year on this one can't we?).

There's some pretty good games on launch, but give it a year and we're gonna be in gamer heaven!

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avengers19781569d ago

Not from my point of view, the new generation has me very hyped.

Xsilvermist1569d ago

Not exciting damn what you want a airstrike, shiiiiit my excitement is over 9000 speak for urself.

MysticStrummer1569d ago

I'm more excited than before this gen. Hard to believe I can buy a console and two games, yet have access to so many more for free. Warthunder, Warframe, Blacklight: Retribution, Planetside 2, DC Universe... and if I get PS+ then Drive Club and Outlast are added to that list, and that's only the beginning. Unbelievable value.

C0LLAT1569d ago

Who the hell comes up with these wackkkkk news articles!?

I'm extremely excited for next gen as well!!

Just take my money!! And give it to me already!!! Lol

Mounce1569d ago

I'd say, to see what MGSV looks like on next-gen consoles makes me excited enough that no other game can even compare. My anticipation and anxiety for MGSV are so flipping high, that even playing and beating The Last of Us seemed like a casual and 'plain' experience.

Does that make me sound insane for MGSV or something? Though, I'm going too beat TLOU on Survivor difficulty next and get a Plat soon xP

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Bluepowerzz1569d ago

na he doesnt have anything to look forward to on xbox stupid fanboy

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ape0071569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

i agree, i think the nextgen feel like a contiuation of currentgen, no "HD gfx/online" type shock but still a bit exciting, the launch is lots better

btw, im excited most for


GTA V, DCK:tropical freeze, super mario 3D World and CoD ghosts(X1 version because of dedicated servers)

second most excited for........

KZ:SF, Watch Dogs, BF4, Wonderful 101, Ryse

ThanatosDMC1569d ago

I'm more excited about the streaming feature of what was shown on the PS4. The ability to watch/play the game people on your friend's list are playing. Useful for those times when we actually eat.

The two games im excited about are GTAV and 7 Days to Die.

andrewer1569d ago

Playing alpha of 7 Days to Die and its awesome, definitely a must have. But I'm more excited for Zelda U, Mario Kart 8, SSB Wii U, DK: Tropical Freeze, Mario 3D World, Watch Dogs, Wonderful 101 and Rainbow Six Patriots.

ABeastNamedTariq1569d ago

What? I'm extremely excited. A lot of others are too. This gen has been going on for a while. We want something new.

ZBlacktt1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

Super excited and why wouldn't anyone be. I mean the graphic detail is on a whole other level now. So many new features and the PS4 is $100 cheaper then when the PS3 came out 7 years ago. So we've got a 10 times more powerful console that's also cheaper. If you are not excited. You are either dead or trolling.

Look at AC4 BF, Watch Dogs, BF4, Destiny, inFamous SS, Killzone Shadow Fall. MGS5 and tell me those games are not beyond anything we've seen before on a console.

RicardJulianti1569d ago

I'm more excited about the potential than the launches. Neither the X1 or the PS4 has anything that makes me want to buy the console anywhere near launch. I already own a Wii U and everything coming out this fall through mid-late next year (assuming Smash Bros is a big fall title) will have me plenty satisfied as a gamer.

I'm definitely excited for Destiny and The Division....and hopefully all of these new IP's everyone keeps yammering on about. If we end up with the same game with different skins again like we've gotten the past few years. I'm ready for something new.

I'm just waiting to see something that makes me say, "I NEED that console."