Content of the article: "I feel like I’ve done a major disservice to myself as a gamer by missing out on the PS2/PS3/PS4 eras. PC Ports are truly changing that."
Inspired by the Scott the Woz N64 video:
I grew up as a Nintendo fan. Been gaming all my life too. I remember having a PS1 while I was very young but I don't remember much of it besides a Bob the Builder Game. From then on I have fond memories with my Gamecube, DS, Wii and even 360. Been PC gaming since I was a teen too. As a result I've missed out on tons of great games and series that were/are Sony exclusive. It was only recently that I was introduced to Yakuza through the Yakuza 0 PC port and Persona through the Persona 4 Golden PC port (go play those two games btw, absolutely fantastic games), and I really gotta say that I've done myself a disservice on missing out on series such as God of War, Uncharted, Shin Megami Tensei (I know SMT 4 is on 3DS and SMT V and III are coming to Switch in 2021) , Bloodborne, Persona 2/3/5, etc.
Scott the Woz says in the video I linked that the PS1 library is so large that its very possible that if you get 10 PS1 owners in a room its likely that few of their game interests overlap. Compare that to the N64, in which everyone has definitely played Mario 64, OoT, Mario Party, etc. I'm not complaining about this at all because Nintendo games were experiences that I am glad I got to enjoy as a kid. As a Nintendo fan you can say this: "I'm definitely missing out on what Sony has, but I'm having so much fun with what I currently have that I don't really care!"
It wasn't until PC ports of Playstation games started releasing that I realized "Holy shit, I missed out on GREAT games." I eagerly wait the day we get Bloodborne and Persona 5 Royal on PC, but until then I can just keep fantasizing. That or I can buy a used PS4 for pretty cheap if I ever come across one and I have the excess money to spare. Emulating is a solution of course and it does work but sometimes you run into too many roadblocks configuring and troubleshooting before you can enjoy it. Not complaining about it, it is what it is.
As the PC community gets games that were once exclusives such as Horizon Zero Dawn, P4G, Sekiro, etc., the idea of console exclusivity is becoming something that I just don't agree with. Is that feasible or realistic? Nah probably not, but as we enter a new console/gaming generation its definitely something I want to keep in mind. Shit, Halo on PC is something I have wanted for YEARS and to finally have it is huge.
Just wanted to vent/rant some ideas that were in my mind. Thanks
- I hate how publishers so often neglect their legacy handheld titles
- A significant vocal portion of the gaming community has shifted to being anti-exclusives, but for the most part Nintendo avoids all criticism in this discussion. Why?
- Fallout 4, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete, Bloodborne
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