I'm an outspoken Sony fan. Why? They've treated me well in the past, and they seem to have an optimistic view on the future. This piece of writing exists solely for the purpose of wanting to write off certain feelings I have in a way I think is constructive and insightful.
For the first time, I find myself losing alot of faith in Sony's promises. I never bought into 4D gaming, or any of the marketing bullet points they use to try and sell their console. I'm not an idiot, I know this box isn't the be all, end all of all consoles forever and ever. It's just that certain things really threw me off. With the delay of Home, the neverending wait for this magical "Going to fix everything wrong with the PS3" firmware 2.00, which I WOULD LOVE SONY TO THROW US A BONE!!!! I don't even care if it comes out anymore, I just want some bloody confirmation that they're working on something! The system is flawed in too many areas for it's fans to stop ignoring. When it was released, fine, we knew things would pick up, but now we've been left in the dark for too long.
I won't bring myself to get an X-Box because paying for online goes against many of my principles. I'm not home for enough time to take advantage of online gaming, that's why I don't get involved in MMO's. I bought Warhawk knowing I can play it whenever I want because the online will always be free. Anyone from the Microsoft camp must be thinking, "So then why do I stick with it?" For all the 360 owners wondering why the hell don't I just make the switch, the 360 has no games that appeal to me. That doesn't mean I think the system and it's games are garbage. There's just no interest in the current games out for it. None, none whatsoever. There are three franchises in video games I cannot live with out: Metal Gear Solid, God of War, and *Naughty Dog Trilogy here*. (All three Crash Games and CTR, All three Jak games and JakX, I was a huge fan of all those games).
Despite all that: The fact is this: I hate my PS3. I really do. I hate the fact that when I'm voice chatting with my friends, I can't be in a game or doing anything else. I hate the fact that I can't listen to my soundtracks during any game I want. I hate the store's design. I hate the way Sony doesn't communicate with us.
Sure, I have a 72' 1080P TV to enjoy my media that's on my PC, and I really genuinely do enjoy watching blu-ray movies with HD picture and sound, it's a real joy considering I'm a real audio/videophile.
Nice and dandy I can open a theatre with the machine....How about it's other aspect? I'm not talking about the games, I'm not worried about that, I'm alot more worried about the underlieing framework on which the PS3 operates on.
Even moreso, I'm fed up of waiting, I'm fed up of hearing nothing from Sony. I'm stuck in such a limbo right now it's pathetic.
I currently own 3 games, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword (And unlike most people, I've put about 25-30 hours into that game and I'm still not done), and Resistance. I do think the games on it are a beautiful demostration of what the system is capable of in the future. I think the remote play function is great. Upscaling DVD's and PS2 games is an outstanding feature, the backwards compatibility.
Somehow it just feels like it's not enough. And Imagine this, I got my 60 GB for 400$, and I feel a little ticked off right now, what about the people who don't have family that works in video game retailing and has to shell out full price. You guys must be furious with Sony.
I don't know, I am going on a random rant just typing anything that comes into my mind, anyone willing to offer reasonable discussion?
Before I get the "stop whining" posts. Yeah, I am whining because I'm angry, I'm fed up, and I'm tired. I really feel Sony has me by the balls considering the franchises that are on their system, there really isn't an alternative for me, my vise in gaming is single player, cinematic, epic journeys, and no first party studio's make those types of games like Sony's First Party does.
So again, anyone willing to address anything I said? Point out any flaws? Agrees? Disagrees? I'd love to hear feedback and what you guys think about the situation. If you have any "Wahhhh" or "Crybaby" posts, I don't want to hear it now, save it for later, I'm really not in the mood for it.
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