I've always been a Playstation man. Even when I was not a man. When I was but an infant, I rejoiced in having days of fun, running through the jungle as the little orange Bandicoot known as Crash. Memories of shedding actual tears as the evil Sephiroth took away one of my beloved Final Fantasy party members, while the most heartbreaking music played in the background.
Then I witnessed the triumph that was the PS2, playing Tekken Tag Tournament with my older (and admittedly more skilled) brother, trying not to lose too bad. I hated it at the time, but looking back, that was time well-spent. I remember playing my first ever FPS, which was the original Red Faction, blowing the levels to pieces with my rocket launcher.
Currently, I'm enjoying an incredible selection of games on the PS3, which has not disappointed me in the slightest, with games the likes of the Uncharted series, batman and Demon's/Dark souls. Now, at this point you're probably looking at the title of this blog post again and wondering "just where is this going?". As I've said, I've always been content with the selection of games and memories that Sony have given me and have never considered myself anything but a "Playstation Gamer" in the past. I know nothing else, other than my brief forays into the SEGA megadrive and the NES as well as a few nintendo handheld games. Now, the switch that I am talking about is actually more of an expansion. The grass isn't getting any greener or duller on my side of the fence, I'm just "Pushing the fence further", so to speak because I want more grass. (If you understand what I mean)
In the next few weeks, I am going to buy a gaming PC and start to play games on it (who would've thought it?). Now, I'll still have my PS3 to play exclusives on, but I'm hoping that this PC will become my primary gaming system from now on. This will mean pretty much all multiplat games I get will be bought for the PC. Now, I have a few reasons for doing this.
1) I've noticed the selection of games on PC are much more RPG-orientated than on console which suits the type of gamer I am, as that is my favourite genre of game.
2) Also, I've noticed an increasing number of games that are "better" on PC, very recently (for example: Skyrim (because of the community made mods), Portal 2 (Because of the custom test chambers) and a few others which I cannot think of at the moment).
3) The other reason is that the games are cheaper thanks to steam, which does awesome deals on games all the time, to save us money in the long run. Sure, I may be spending almost £600 to get a good gaming rig, but for someone who plays a lot of games, that's a tiny investment considering you could be saving a few £100 per year because the games are cheaper on PC.
And the best part is that with most games I can plug in a gamepad and configure the controls to my liking, so it wouldn't even be that different from playing it with my PS3 controller. Hell, if I wanted to go to the extra effort, I could even plug that in and use it. Or if the game is more suited, I can use mouse and keyboard. Options, I guess would be another reason why. There are so many options.
Now, I'm not writing this to convince anyone of anything, and I've already made up my mind, so I'm not looking for anyone to reassure me that I'm making the right choice. I guess what I'm doing is explaining why I'm expanding my horizons and wondering if anyone else is in the same sort of position I am.
Another reason I am doing this is because I want to find out what you think about this and what games you guys would suggest I experience first as a PC gamer.
If anyone is wondering what kind of PC I'll be getting, it has an intel i5 processor with a GTX550 Ti in it.
So, I'll open it up to you guys. What do you think about the subject? Would you say now is a good time to get into PC gaming? Can you think of any other reasons why one might do so? Or are you happy with your console(s)? I want to hear what you think, let me know in the comments below, and thank you for reading my user blog!