As some of you may have noticed, the poll topic has changed. It doesn’t have to do with anime (poll will be changed probably in a week or so), but I’m interested in what you all feel about the return of the console wars. I know, I know. This topic has already been kicked about everywhere now that the PS3 and Wii have hit the market just week ago. I still felt the need to write about this entire issue.
Well, here we go… the three contestants that have entered the console gaming fray. Mind you, I’m not going to go on blabbing and comparing specs or such amongst the three consoles. Those details can be found almost anywhere (besides, what would it prove? The entire topic is rather moot). Besides, I’m pondering on purchasing one of these systems this upcoming summer and am interested in various opinions, lol.
My main problem is choosing between the XBox360 and PS3. I’ve pretty much decided that I’m going to get a Wii… which all of you should do as well. : P Well… maybe not… that’s right! Don’t get it! That way I won’t have to constantly call and fight others for one at the stores.
Personally, I’ve only heard negative things about the XBox360. I’ve played on one a few times and it’s been pretty fun. . but there aren’t very many games that have caught my eye. I play Halo only once in a while (not an enormous fan of fps games). Likewise, I’ve heard some decent things about the Gears of War. Other than those two, the only other games I’ve really played were sports-related games.
I’ve only played the PS3 at a local Best Buy since all my friends ended up selling their’s (or their spot… a friend of mine sold his spot in line for $500 USD). Like the XBox360, I’ve also heard mixed feelings about this system. Supposedly many people have had problems with the disk-loading mechanism. On top of that, I believe I’ve also heard about overheating issues. Hopefully Sony will fix these issues in future versions of the PS3.
Regardless of this though, I’m still thinking of this system (regardless of it’s absurd price) simply because of how the PS2 did. The PS2 is probably one of if not my favorite system of all time. I have about 90 games for it and it has such variety that it has kept me hooked onto it for the past what… 4-5-6 whatever years? lol.
Either way, I personally haven’t looked into the projected games much so I really have no idea what companies have signed onto the PS3 wagon and what games I will be able to expect. Anyone have any ideas, haha? I’m a huge fan of RPG games. This is probably why I’m still considering the PS3… simply because I’m hoping that the types of games that were found on the PS2 will continue to appear on the PS3.
Finally, I feel that the Wii is definitely a fun machine to own. When I first heard of the controller concept, I had large doubts about whether everything will come together as well as Nintendo was saying it would. I must say… I had tons of fun playing the Wii Sports release with my friends. I watched a friend play Monkeyball and Zelda:TP and I’m very impressed. I definitely plan on getting myself one of these (especially since they’re only $250).
Either way… looks like my wallet is going to take a large blog to the gut. ::sigh:: Maybe I should just wait another year or two, lol.