I haven't felt as happily geeky since the run-up to last gen's launches. It's an exciting time to be a gamer! I fondly remember being a sophomore in high school before the PS3 launch and just going nuts reading and commenting incessantly about the dawn of a new gaming era. I even kept a post I made here in Neowin which was later removed by DirtyLarry because it spawned several flame baiting threads and comments. Crazy times.
I'm a little older now but still look forward to getting my PS4 next week. I've been somewhat removed from the scene lately, but I've been trying to catch up during the past few days on the launch titles. Unsurprisingly, somewhat underwhelming. Since I'm sure you guys are more knowledgeable in the matter, I'd like to know which releases you're excited about.
Just as a little blast to the past and some insight for those who were too young to actively participate in the community back when the previous generation launched, here's the snippet from May, 2006 (rampant fanboyism has been a thing for quite a long time, as you can see):
You know, there is a lot of Sony bashing on these forums! It's amazing. I'm not talking about this specific thread, I just mean in general. Microsoft fans are really getting annoying. They herald the doom of Sony, that Playstaion 3 will fail because they have the almighty Halo. Hehe, I mock their ingenuity..they seem oblivious to the fact that Gran Turismo 3, for one, has sold more copies than Halo and Halo 2 *combined* (source). They ignore the fact that to this day, Playstation 2 sales in US are competitive with Xbox 360 sales (source), and that in Japan, Xbox 360 is selling under 3,000 units a week on average (while Playstation 2, half a decade after its launch, is selling over 30,000) (source).
All this goes to say: Sony is fine, and it will be for time to come. Sony, I'm waiting for you. Give me Metal Gear Solid 4. Give me Final Fantasy XIII. Give me Gran Turismo 5, give me Heavenly Sword. Give me next generation versions of The Getaway, God of War, Tekken, Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts, SOCOM: Navy SEALs, Devil May Cry. Give me more Onimusha, more Resident Evil. Give me a Blu Ray player, give me a true media center. Gime me..more fun.
The Getaway ended up being a not-so-great IP, Tomb Raider and SOCOM sort of died off. Onimusha is no longer, and Kingdom Hearts has been annoyingly AWOL. I know these are now relics of a bygone era; what games are we waiting for this turn at bat?