Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Weekend Quencher 12.07.13 – The Next-Gen Questions, Edition

Weekend Quencher 12.07.13 – The Next-Gen Questions, Edition

The next-gen has become current gen, and last gen is beginning to fade into black — and with GT6 being PS3′s last major exclusive, the old consoles are being placed in the background earlier than anticipated. But what has been your experience with the new consoles so far?

For me, I’m absolutely loving the PS4, but if I”m to be honest, the launch titles for the console hasn’t excited me that much. Sad to say but Killzone: Shadow Fall is an utter failure — especially the SP. Shame on you Guerrilla Games for poor storytelling and a massively boring single-player campaign. Knack, well I haven’t gotten into that. Battlefield 4 is a broken mess and Call of Duty: Ghosts, though good, is nothing new. In fact, contrary to what most reviews would have you believe, Call of Duty: Ghosts is actually a pretty great game. The story at least makes sense compared to the incoherent jungle that’s Battlefield 4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall’s story.

But the overall experience, for me at least, with the games, has been underwhelming, and now that Bungie’s pushed back Destiny to September of next year, I’m not sure I’ll be having a splendid time playing games on my PS4 — save inFamous: Second Son. I don’t have an Xbox One so Titanfall is out of the question, and don’t tell me about sports games either, as I’m not into them.

And Indies… I’ll have to wait and see if I can enjoy something on that front. I’ll eventually get Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, so that should keep me busy for some time, but man, have I been disappointed with the launch lineup of these new consoles.

You? Has it been the same experience for you? Also, add me on PSN: Maestro-GTUnit.

Enjoy your weekend.

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  • rpatricky

    I agree with all you said. For all the hype behind the PS4 release games, I’m finding myself disappointed. The PS Store doesn’t have anything exciting and I feel that I’m going to be waiting quite a whole before anything truly awesome arrives. Still wondering what the EXT port on the DS4 will bring also. Till the time comes, I’m enjoying BF4 MP in all its buggy and unfinished glory.

  • ernicegilbert

    BF4′s mp is good — and will be great if/when DICE fixes its mess. But yeah, I’m not impressed at all with next gens. Nothing wows me out there.

    And why aren’t we friends on PSN? We need to play some games together!

  • Benzo

    Assassin Creed Black Flag is the best game on PS4. Its all I have been playing. KZ is weak and BF4 is broken…I agree. But lets be honest, early adoption means a lot of mediocre games. XboxOne has a similar issue…the only game that people rave about is Forza. Either way, I’m happy with my PS4 and know that better games are around the corner.

  • ernicegilbert

    Benzo bro, I’m happy with PS4, too! Just wish the launch games were better! KZSF is one weak outing. That franchise should be given to another developer or banished. Guerrilla Games simply don’t know how to do anything else other than pretty visuals.

    There is so much potential in Killzone that it’s beyond me why GG can’t get their act together.

  • foxton

    i no what you mean about KZSF campaign, its boring, incoherent and i have no clue at all as to what is going on in the storyline! The MP inst much better, but has got my attention for longer than KZ3, and KZ2 is still by far the greatest ever MP experience in my opinion.
    I’m also disappointed with the lack of PSN content, although im loving the layout of the new XMB and its features etc, there isnt really any substance to it yet. Looks like both Sony and microsoftx may have rushed it a bit in order to get them out in time for Xmas. In hindsight, i could of probably waited a few months to buy ps4, due to the disappointment in launch titles, and the fact that i still have a huge backlog of games to get through on my ps3. But i fell for the hype and had to have a day one purchase! still at least things can only get better. Will be buying bf4 next weekend so hopefully they will have patched it up by then! Ernice we need to get on some KZSF MP!!!
    Oh and i still haven’t got the hang of how to use a headset, i plugged in the headphones to the controller expecting that to work but i cant hear anything. Any ideas?

  • ernicegilbert

    If you’re on now, I’ll get on there! Looking forward to some BF4 action together! BF3 is better, in my opinion. I believe DICE changed too much of the game in an effort to make it feel new. Nonetheless the MP is still good.

    As for the headset, I’m having the same issues you’re having. I don’t know why it isn’t working. I actually think it’s the games…. Although, when I pushed up the little lever on the headset (blue lever), it did work for some games. Have you tried doing that?