If you've bought a PS4 or Xbox One or you're waiting to buy one when the games are there to play, you might be feeling disappointed. Rev-Level.com has put up an article about some of the reasons explaining our potential dismay.
Must be OP first launch console he has gotten.
Yeah. And who is "us?" I'm not disappointed.
Me and my friends mostly bought PS4s and we've played the PS3 more than it in the last 9 months. I like the PS4 and its potential but it's taking its time adding features that the PS3 has had for years. The constant delays are starting to wear me down.
But you can't speak for all gamers. That is my point. Many of us are ecstatic with our new systems be it PS4, XOne, or Wii U.
I understand that and it's a very valid point. I'm glad you guys are enjoying the consoles. I know this will sound like an exaggeration but I have literally spoken to hundreds of people who have moaned about the lack of content. It seems the delays are the things irritating most of them. I know delays can be an inevitability in game development but when people ask me about when a specific games due out that they're looking forward to, my answer is usually 2015.
that exactly what i was thinking!i love my ps4 and i want a xbox1. why they assume everyone agree with them?
I am. I didn't pay all this money to get platforming indies.
@thorstein "Yeah. And who is "us?" I'm not disappointed." I couldn't agree more. One the other hand of the authors question: "Are the PS4 and Xbox One Letting You Down?" My answer would be No! but NG4 allowing repetitive and pointless articles like these to be posted is VERY DISSAPPOINTING!!!
The only thing im disappointed of is the damn delays!
I will never forget the PS3 launch! Sony took a long beating from Xbox fans saying 'they had no games' and there was an absence of amazing games, but look at the PS3 now, great games will come, that is what I expect from the Next Gen Consoles!
I hope you're right, because all I keep seeing lately is remasters! Seems like its the new trend, not good.
PS4: I have enjoyed my PS4 since launch. Killzone, AC4, Infamous, MLB, Resogun, and etc have given plenty of enjoyment. Wii U: My Wii U was left colleting dust untill Mario 3D world, DK Tropical freeze came. And after I bought Mario Kart 8, I've beemln giving my wii U a lot of love. Xbox One: My Xbox One is the one which gets less love. I love Titanfall, but the game has got old. Forza 5 keeps me coming back to the console, but Not for much time. Still an awesome console, and I'm waiting for Sunset and MCC to turn it on again. Overall, I am not dissapointed with either console. My PS4 is the console i rock every day. Love my Wii U and Xbone too. I'm not let down.
Personally, I'm using the hell out of my Ps4/Wii U combo as I get a lot of use from each individual thing, whether for gaming or general entertainment. The PS4 sees the most gaming with Resogun, Killzone, Infamous Second Son, Tomb Raider, Outlast and now TLoU Remastered. My Wii U is getting a lot of love as well with MK8, New SMBU, Windwaker HD and also thanks to the super useful Netflix on the Gamepad feature as it allows me to continue watching anything anywhere (aprox. 20 ft) from the Wii U, I love that feature. I honestly do not feel let down by either the PS4 or the WiiU, though, sadly I cannot say the same for the XBone since it's been left unused since playing Titanfall. I have the Xbone in the living room along with the Wii U and my XBox 360. The XBone sees the least use as my gf and I use the Wii U a lot and our roommate uses the 360 mainly for GoW3 and netflix/hulu/youtube. All the Xbone needs is a good set of games (not just the good looking Sunset Overdrive)and a more focused game plan for the future.
The ps4 is miles ahead of ps3 and miles behind any reason to to play it. All the games mentioned above are re hashed or third party or the same puzzle idie game over and over. The first real fun I'll have is starting to come with Plants warfare which is way better than COD. then Diablo 3 , destiny and lbp 3 I can't wait for Load out . Other than that the ps4 /wiiu combo is great with the wiiu having the best games right now.
Favourite game I played in a while is Infamous SS so I'm very happy to have a PS4. I think this gens first year is less disappointing than last gen's first year.
So far I have been extremely pleased with my PS4, it has had it's moments (internet connection is not always reliable, but I think my router has a hand in that), and I would like to see updates coming in faster, however all in all I love it.
Consoles are usually a little sluggish at birth which is understandable. But, when the games take off, they take off.
More than happy with my ps4. A bit meh with my x1.
I bought my PS4 last week, and I'm not disappointed in the least. So far I've played The Last of Us and Killzone: Shadow Fall. The Last of Us was amazing, though Killzone was mediocre and it feels like the series hasn't improved much since I played the original on my PS2. I'll be picking up InFamous once I wear out the Last of Us, which is proving hard to do, and that'll cover me till Destiny releases next month. The author of this article reeks of being a Nintendo fanboy though. While the Wii U has released more first party games, it's also been on the market a year longer, and you have to ignore the fact that most of this holiday's big hitters won't be available on the console.
Can't speak on the Xbox one seeing that I don't own 1 and that would be childish to do so but I do own a PS4 and I absolutely love it and not have been let down 1 bit!! And I'm very excited to see what Sony brings in the next few years with the PS4!!
you don't find the lack of features or the rate at which they are updating to be even slightly disappointing? Not to mention the lack of variety true next gen titles? i love my ps4 (and my xbox) but I'm also getting bored with it and the fact that it is still missing basic functionality to make it useful while we sit through this lull of new titles. the xbox is getting the features part down, but also suffers from a lack of truly compelling content.
Can I ask what are 'lack of features' that you are missing to get you through the 'lull'? No offence but I generally use other devices for these other features when I'm not gaming, mainly because their cheaper to run, more mobile. My TV does media streaming and to be honest it's cheaper to use just my TV than turn on a games console and a TV to achieve the same objective. Maybe people do use these things more but for me the only feature the PS4 is missing that affects me is the fact it doesn't tell me when somebody comes online.
I love my X1 (gamertag: BKac). But my PS4 (PSN name: BKaca) is letting me down because they are focusing too much on indies and remasters, and lying to me about games being native 1080p. I'm gonna join in on Sony's class action lawsuit and get me a piece of the pie.
Riiiight. The PS4 isn't focusing on Indies anymore than the X1 is. As for remasters, the X1's biggest game this fall is a remastering of the first 4 Halo games. And lying to you about games being native 1080p? Killzone was native 1080p in the campaign. It only scaled down on multiplayer. Hard to call that 'lying'.
most of sony's available ps4 games are indies. thats a fact. the x1 has a lot of big games coming out for 2014... sunset overdrive for example, but yes.. MCC is a remaster as well... and i personally am sick of them. the lying thing about resolution along with the lawsuit are stupid to me as they explain even on their website about multiplayer resolution. its also a testament about how the media has turned a stupid thing like resolution into a huge deal that will eventually do more harm to the industry than good. fwiw the multiplayer isn't scaled down, its just reusing a lot of pixel information and motion vector from the previous frames and that makes the render engine have to work less. its actually very similar to have video compressions works with P and I frames. A frame (or keyframe) provides image data... the next frames after that will reuse as much of the pixel information as possible while tracking the position based on color, luminance etc until the next key frame hits to refresh the pixel information.
er...good luck with that lawsuit. I'm not sure why people are assuming Sony are not creating games. It's as if Microsoft add a 'like' option in an update and everybody forgets they are delivering next to nothing on the games front. Maybe because Microsoft have been so poor supporting the 360 with games over the last couple of years your used to it and because Sony have constantly delivered you expect higher from them. There are many people on my friends list who have both consoles but guess what? They on their PS4 more than their Xbox one, surely that's saying something.
im only slightly disappointed in both consoles. the game libraries on both are ok but lacking. understandable considering they aren't that old, but frustrating when you consider most of the "true next gen" games are getting pushed to 2015. You're left with games running on older engines with simply better textures and geometry OR you get "remastered" versions which are almost the same thing except you've already played the game before. TLOU remastered while amazing as a game and beautiful to look at, is not next gen. Its last gen polished. Same with Battlefield, Tomb Raider, and most of the others. Uncharted 4, Quantum Break, DriveClub etc... Those will be proper next gen but they still aren't out yet and its a year later. Other than that.... xbox one gets tons of features regularly which is great but sometimes feels "quirky" at times with stability. the ps4 gets lots of stability updates which are great, but no new real features.
Bought the kids both the PS4 and XB1 at launch. The 12yr old is the one that plays: PS4: No love right now and pretty much after 1 week after launch. KZ got dropped after first day. NBA2k14 only when people are over. He's waiting for Destiny. XB1: Gets more play time. Played Ryse for a couple of weeks then he got bored. He enjoyed DR3. Loved BF4 for a while (was sold out on PS4 so got it on XB1). Titanfall was played for about 2 weeks and hasn't been touched since then. He's eagerly awaiting for FH2 and now just playing Forza Horizon on 360.
No offence but I think that just sums up a 12 year old, short attention span, bored easily and always wanting something new. I know kids of that age who do exactly the same thing.
Nah.. if he likes a game he will play it till the end. I think its more of the state of games that are available.
I have and like both systems, but I expected a little bit more of a bump in visuals. I know its not even 2nd gen software yet, but I think all manufactures went too conservative on their hardware. I'm just glad the whole idea of motion controls is dying down. I know VR is next but like the virtual boy, I don't expect it to last long. People will say the same thing they say about wearing 3D glasses, my head hurt, my eyes ache, I feel dizzy, ect.
Minus the xb1 skimping on the gpu a bit, both systems are likely as powerful as possible while still maintaining both a reasonable price point and a reasonable tpd. Both my launch ps3 and arcade 360 radiated some heat, you do not want to be trying to cram a power hungry card into these relatively small boxes and expect to have any reasonably decent lifespan. At least not till we shift to the next generation of electronics that are designed to take advantage of many of the technical breakthroughs. New materials and designs discovered in laboratorys around the world, in the last couple yrs. Look at launch ps3/360 titles vs the end of the gen multiplats or exclusives, i really doubt these will disappoint in the end. Vr has 5 or 10 yrs before it's really ready for mainstream use i think, it's going to be a niche product till the price drops and the overall computer power increases to make vr good enough to not have drawbacks. Vr might have to sit on the backburner till technology advances, but a virtual boy it is not, it's the closest us nerds will ever get to a holodeck in real life.
I wouldn't say both systems are powerful as possible. MS went conservative on the XB1 memory and GPU. Both companies went conservative on they systems CPU. A customized AMD 6300/6350 combined with a 7850/7870 graphics card. The PS4 GPU is actually in between the 7850/7870, lets just call it a 7860 given the similarities in specs. If all manufactures wanted to maintain the APU status, throw in a A10 7850K APU and combine it with an 7850/7870 class GPU. Reduce the clock rate down to maybe 2.66-3.2 ghz for heat/cooling concerns. I do agree with you about last generation consoles overheating. I 2 PS3's and 3 Xbox 360's fail die during last generation. My 3rd PS3 (sold to family friend) and 4th XB360 both are still working 3 years later but it took them awhile to finally get it. Nothing more embarrassing demonstrating next gen graphics only to get a damn RROD.
I think we will see both manufacturers stick to apus for the next gen as well, and both ms and sony want the hardware to be as small of a loss as possible at launch or even profitable. So it's likely they could be a little bit better, but it would have exceeded the build of materials budget they were comfortable with.
Nope, Playing every day and enjoying everyday so far with all the psplus titles and 4 retail games including The Last of US (best of the bunch)
Absolutely no urge to play or buy. And im losing interest in videogames websites. Maybe cuz im close to 30 now. Im finding games unimportant. I rather save up for a Chevy Camero then get excited for Driveclub or Forizon Horizon or go hunting then play a first person shooter. Gaming is no longer giving me my entertainment fix. Hype & graphics not cutting it for me. Here's $1k babe.I don't have much to buy in terms of gaming. :(
Love my PS4 but its a shame that I can't play it now since I'm on vacation. Thank goodness I got my pita which I slap every gay.
Why are you slapping all the gays? Seems a little harsh! ;)
OMG Stupid autocorrect. I meant " Thank goodness I got my Vita which I play every day"
Not really, this summer I've had Wolfenstein to tide me over and now I'm playing Murdered: Soul Suspect which has been actually quite enjoyable. It's like a mash-up of Deadly Premonition, Alan Wake and Silent Hill. Next I will probably try Outlast since I've been in quite the supernatural mood as of late. Also thinking Valiant Hearts will be fun too. Then Destiny, probably Alien Isolation (still hoping it doesn't disappoint) Oh and Sunset Overdrive. Edit: Also have Guacamelee and Max: Curse of the Brotherhood to try out.
Nope! i'm not let down by my purchase. I'm fine with what i got!
Nope, never doubted once about my PS4 purchase, LOVE IT.
Xbox one for sure, very little releases and all exclusives except Forza are on or coming to PC. Couple that with the fact I paid full price for it and could have got it for $200 less since launch and disappointed is an understatement. Wii U I got on black Friday for $250 so even though I only have a half dozen games for it I'm okay with owning it as I'm sure there will be more games coming to justify that purchase price. PS4 I have zero regrets. Got it for $400 which included a free $10 PSN credit, coupled with Targets launch buy 2 get 1 free on games and game stops $30 PS+, add in the exclusives like infamous, mlb, last of us, and better multiplats, plethura of indie/downloadable titles and its been one of my best gaming purchases to date!
Nope, the only thing that lets me down is how the internet has allowed many to be classed as 'journalists' who can post pointless articles online. Not referring mainly to this article but the amount of pointless drivel that gets approved on this site is getting pretty ridiculous.
been happy with my purchase since day one
I wanted an xbox one for Halo, more 60fps games, and digital preordering. So far, I am entirely satisfied.
Very disappointed in both. My x1 is used to watch twitch and my ps4...well it looks nice next to my bravia...
Disappointed... there aren't many games that show off the graphics. Half of them are cross-gen or ports of titles from last year. The other half are indies that don't have particularly good art. The "remasters" could have just been put on PlayStation Now. And there's been a lot of delays and misleading announcements about the exclusivity of various titles. Also this site (N4G) causes massive memory leaks in Google Chrome.
I am enjoying my gaming 2009 PC.
Yup, big let down. When the PS3 and 360 were released, within a year we had some good games. This console generation is almost at its 1 year anniversary, and there's no next gen exclusive games that were excellent. All the good games that came out were on both generations. So far my PS4 just kinda sits there if I'm not playing Battlefield.
I wouldn't use the term "letting me down"... I would prefer to say "not meeting my expectations"... In the first few years of a console cycle I want to see new iterations of existing IPs or all new IPs... I paid $400-500 for my new consoles... I didn't buy them to play games I've already played before. The trend of remake/remasters is disturbing. I don't mind remasters/remakes but I prefer them later in the cycle when the hardware is max'd out and they can really wow me with the improvements. This year on the retail side there has been very few new IPs or new iterations of existing IPs.... MS is doing better than Sony at bringing in new stuff, but that is like saying 14th place is better than 15th place in a race of 15 players. Also, the indie thing is way over rated. I like indies, and they bring innovation. But the games are often short and lack depth and replayability. And if you look at the Indie games, the reality is that 95% of the console indie games are ports from the PC.
I see a lot of guys who have never bought a launch console before. These 2 are having a decent first year.
Xbox one hasn't as I knew I didn't like it from the start so it's not let me down because I didn't jump on board, ps4 hasn't been getting used but not due to there being no games just down to the fact I've got a horrendous backlog of last gen and I'd rather nail off as much as that as I possibly can by which point I'll have a few classic games for my new console around Christmas time. I bought ps4 on launch not even started killzone (well did first 10 minutes) but yeah ps4 isn't get used but not because it's bad product besides it's future proof so if any good next gen gaming is gonna turn up it'll be doing it a whole lot better on ps4 ;) Every console launch has a good barren patch of original decent games for 6 months or so after launch it's so they get the games all looking fresh and pushing the new system a little ;)
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