Sunday, February 24, 2013

Great expectations

Now, if you guys know me at all you know that I'm a huge Sony fanboy and I think that the entirety of the Sony consoles is the greatest achievement of the console gaming community. For me Sony has always been the noninnovator crowd, they catered more to the developers than to their fans making their console highly accesible by having as many different gaming experiences as possible to choose from, that was after all one of the biggest problem that I saw with the Playstation Battle Royale project, was that Sony while maintaining quite the crowd of big IP's didn't have the huge icons that Nintendo had for their Smash Brothers franchise. Nintendo tries to innovate and keep it simple in their approach to games, the overall gaming stable they have is littered with the same IP's over and over again but with big tweeks and turns to keep it interesting, that is also why Nintendo has been steadily delivering new gameplay ideas, because the next mario cannot live on jump'n'running alone but needs differences. I needed to start this off with that paragraph because It's mandatory to know where I come from when it comes to Sony, and you might understand my surprise when Sony suddenly lashed out at consumers and e-sports with their whole „always on“(not really but kind of) social gaming thing and the whole Psvita synchronisation thing. Sony has pulled all the stops that Nintendo did with their Wii U and upgraded every single one of their ideas without making it seem gimmicky. The social gaming stuff has never been my cup of tea but let's playing is a great thing and interesting to watch, the console is also powerful, adaptable and seems to have quite the support from developers without lashing out to them outright like I think the PS2 did with it's no innovation but only improvement approach to a new console. Sony is making a step that Nintendo has never considered I think, that is, lashing out to a new consumer market without alienating it's core basis by asking the developers to help in making the console and by adding every new thing as not a gimmick but a geniune take it or leave it idea. The consumer gets the best end of the trade at this point I feel, but of course that may change with a mere number namely the price for the new console.

Also fuck XBOX.


P.S.: Sony really has no clue how to build up tension do they? They put the Blizzard guy somewhere near the end but not at the absolute end even though he was the stunner of the night and a great speaker, instead they show us four people of which only one talks and Square announces the announcement that they'll announce a new Final Fantasy at E3. I love Square but they seriously have to up the ante if they want to survive.


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