PS4 vs. Xbox One: Lets Get Real
The fanboys hat full force on the which nex-gen consoles is "better" from hardware to pixels every angle has been explored, exploited and debated.
But the bottom line, no matter which comparsion standard you use, is that the console is only as good as the games that are available for it.
The fact is that while both the PS4 and Xbox One are seemingly great consoles with the ability to have epic games up and running on each, the aren't delivering much at the moment.
The games available now on both consoles, you can find for on other systems at a much cheaper price tag. The small boost in graphics on the Xbox One isn't quite yet worth the console and game price tag of $560.
Gamers buying the PS4 will give Sony $400 and get access to three mediocre games - Killzone: Shadowfall, Knack, Resogun. The first two games have been chalked up as a loss thus far by the majority of critics.
The Xbox One launch was a tad more successful in regards to the exclusive games offered. But the gameplay hasn't improved, just the graphics and if only slightly compared to the 360.
Forza Motorsport 5: Same tired racing game just more handsome. Dead Rising 3: Improved visually, but just another sandbox-type zombie slaying scenario that gets old quick much like Dead Island.
Ryse: Stunning graphics but this gladiator hack-and-slash offers nothing new in terms of gameplay.
Fans are being asked by Microsoft and Sony to invest in a hope that the publishers will deliver on the promises they have made in regards to the advanced abilities and future functionality features that are said to be inside these nex-gen consoles.
The real question lies within the gaming culture: have these companies demonstrated that they deserve this quite expensive blind trust from their fans?
Sure being part of the "next big thing" in technology advancement is exciting, but does it have to be so expensive?
Sony launched the PS4, its most significant product in the past decade with "Killzone" a title that amazes some that is even still around. But the mere fact that "Killzone" was a launch title shows the lack of creative growth within the industry in general.
It's inevitable that in another decade both Sony and Microsoft will again launch new consoles with an even higher resolution, but will either deliver a truly cutting edge gameplay experience now or then? That remains to be seen.