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Submitted by LimitingPanda 810d ago | opinion piece

Why "Next-Gen" is Slightly Underwhelming

Jack talks about why "next-gen" isn't living up to his wild imaginings and whether or not there's hope for the future. (Industry, Microsoft, PS3, PS4, Sony, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

black0o  +   811d ago
tell that to 1,000,000+ .. which nvr happened before
Doghead  +   810d ago
All I want is for the old games to come back. Miss the old days of ps2.
They say competition is good, but what has the competition done. Killed talent in favour of FPS shit.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   810d ago
Add a Pay For Everything.. business plan..
RandomDude655  +   810d ago
There's rumors that Media Molecule is working on parappa the rapper..
There's hope my friend....there's hope.
Pintheshadows  +   810d ago
Please be true.
ahmedghoula  +   810d ago
it's a bit Underwhelming because of the games, that's why if you didn't buy it yet you should wait, next year, on march or April is the ideal time, by then the PS4 will be on the 3rd or 4th wave and any issues will be hushed out.
DragonKnight  +   810d ago
It just frickin' started. God, this instant gratification B.S. has to end. So many entitled people thinking everything has to hit the ground running and be perfect day one or else it will suck forever.

Give things a chance, geez.
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Douchebag696  +   810d ago
Agreed. People seem to forget that hardly any new technology works right from the get go. What ever happened to patience. Yeah, they realize how much you paid for the console. Yeah, they know what games people want to play. Give it some time. They have to catch up with demand. Most of you are just coming across as a bunch of spoiled whiners.
curtis92  +   810d ago
I'm blown away by these articles. I've had a blast with next gen so far. Not saying it's blowing my mind yet, but it's absolutely been the most fun I've had at launch with a system since original xbox. I look at 360 & ps3 launch and they were underwhelming to me. This gen seems way better to me at launch.
GarrusVakarian  +   810d ago
Exactly, if we are getting RYSE and Killzone SF at the start, then things are going to get crazy in a few years. I don't understand how anyone can call next gen underwhelming.....its a huge jump from sub 720- sub 30fps last gen.
chronoforce  +   810d ago
Ryse and Killzone both had rather lukewarm reception,bad examples no?
chronoforce  +   810d ago
Ryse and Killzone both had rather lukewarm reception, they are very bad examples IMO.
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GarrusVakarian  +   810d ago
I was talking visually.
Pintheshadows  +   810d ago
I also think a lot of gamers nowadays that come up with these 'articles' have only really caught the gaming bug this gen so they seemingly forget the launches of the past. Game wise I have to say, for variety this is one of the stronger ones I remember. Certainly more than the PS3 and 360.
Fluke_Skywalker  +   810d ago
I think it's more to do with economic climate as well. People want everything for nothing these days and companies are forced to meet their demands. Which leads to lesser products.
Imagine what Sony could have given us if they'd went for a $600 price point again, and sold at a loss? I'm sure our minds would have been blown.
But the sad fact is that neither us or Sony can afford $600 consoles anymore. I know I couldn't and I know Sony certainly couldn't afford to be selling at a loss again, or put as much into r&d for custom chipsets and what not.

I'm happy with what I've seen from next gen so far, but it certainly hasn't blown my mind like the step up from PS2 to PS3.
curtis92  +   810d ago
Also keep in mind, ps2 to ps3 gave us the jump to HD, which is instantly noticeable. No matter how good the graphics are on ps4, it's hard to compete with the jump from SD to HD. Just my opinion anyway.
The_KELRaTH  +   810d ago
An interesting point regards cost - the typical selling prices of Atari ST's and Amiga's was around £350 to £450, equate that to today and it's over £1000 - or PC games pricing.

Some of the fault though lies with the console manufacturers today as they limit the hardware flexibility and offer no options whatsoever for users to buy more.

The PS3 suffered terribly from memory restriction and although there were quite a few revisions not once did Sony try to resolve this by adding an option for a memory expansion upgrade.

Apple have taken yet another approach - no hardware upgrade option but each hardware revision is more powerful with more memory and it's down to the devs to decide if they want to support the additional features.

Oh and that $600 price point - well in UK the PS4 IS close to that ($565), seems we're subsiding the US.
Fluke_Skywalker  +   809d ago
Again this kinda supports the whole argument of everyone wanting and expecting everything for nothing these days.
I paid £350 for a launch day original PlayStation back in the day and I didn't think it was over priced!
People need to get their head out the clouds and stop with the entitlement bull crap that seems to exist in today's society. But hey that's a whole new argument about modern parenting and global economics!
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Livecustoms  +   810d ago
he probally didnt manage to get hold of one lol
blakstarz  +   810d ago
People are so impatient and expecting way too much these days, the consoles JUST came out, give both these machine a good year and then I think you SEE a big difference.
objdadon  +   810d ago
Not underwhelming at all for me! Been enjoying my ps4 since day one! Battlefield, ghosts, nfs, 2k, resogun, and killzone! Graphics are freaking amazing in the first year so I can imagine how future games will be! Gave my ps3 and 360 to the kids and willgget the xbox one when titanfall drops! Game on!
Douchebag696  +   810d ago
I too have been enjoying the crap out of my PS4 and I'm also planning on getting the Xbox 1 when TitanFall comes out! Man that game just looks like great fun!
Nes_Daze  +   810d ago
I would've gotten a PS4 on day 1...but honestly..why? I have to wait in line and deal with a bit more issues than if I just wait a few months, and have a wider selection of games to choose from. Next Gen does feel underwhelming though, the jump isn't as big as PS2 to PS3, or Xbox to Xbox360. But hey, I'm excited about what's in store for both consoles in the horizon.
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EXVirtual  +   810d ago
It's the launch games that are underwhelming-for SOME people. Don't ever expect anything mind blowing at launch. This isn't the SNES we're talking about.
kewlkat007  +   810d ago
I'm getting my xbox after work but from what I've been seeing..

The hardware, software and games.
That's fine though.

Early adaptors always take all the risk and deal with early updates, patches, bugs and glitches so those that buy a year later should have a more stable and complete console with better games.

Somebodies gotta buy the sh!t at launch. You know the risks involved. Can't complain too much. Enjoy while you can and keep beta testing these consoles for future purchursees.
BlakHavoc  +   810d ago
I honestly think people hype next gen up only to be let down, don't get me wrong, the consoles are amazing and will have us all overjoyed in a couple years lol but it's like some of you were expecting 20 AAA titles from 3rd party and 1st party studios. I personally think the launch lineup for both consoles are solid, it just depends on what kind of games you like.
Pintheshadows  +   810d ago
Well said Jay. That is exactly how I feel. It has, and always will be, that way.
BlakHavoc  +   810d ago
Yep, in about a year or two we'll all be happy with the games that are on both consoles and set to release in the future.
Drummerdude41  +   810d ago
I've been a pc gamer forever and a half so the graphic thing wasn't what got me excited for next gen. It was mainly the new ip's and renewal of engines that could bring better experiences to the platforms that got me excited. It is currently underwhelming because the experiences we are getting are the same ones from last gen with a new coat of paint. Can't wait for developers to find that with the new architectures and engines they can push the games almost as much as they can push their imaginations!
Perjoss  +   810d ago
Imo the 2 best 'next gen' games, Black Flag and Rivals are both available on PC, so I'm waiting a couple of months before getting my PS4. I'm still very excited to get it but I just don't need it right now.

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