This is just a typical "tell us what you think of the platforms you own" type of thing. This is suppose to be for only current gen platforms (360, PC, PS3, Wii, PSP and DS).


Well here is what I think.


PC = It's the PC, what else is there to say?


Future: It's the PC what else is there to say?


Bottomline - "It's the PC...what else is there to say?"


Wii = Very mixed thoughts on this system. On one hand it has a great line-up, the virtual console, and the control makes everything feel fresh and new. On the other there are few non-Nintendo intriguing games, lame channels as well as some that don't get used to their full potential, and some games that are just a total barf with the controller, please don't even get me started about the online. Yes Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and No More Heroes are fun to play, but I can't help but think that my choices are a bit limited here. Not to mention that there are many holes left in the systems line-up. Don't get me wrong the system is fun to play but there are many flaws with in it.


Future: Over the past month we've seen many titles come about. Tenchu IV, Megaman 9, Spyborgs, Rune Factory Wii, Arc Rising Fantasia, and Castlevania Judgement. They may not be the biggest titles out there but most of them actually look of quality. These are just mere trickles of the upcoming event season and I can't wait to see what more is in store for the system if this is anything to go by.


Bottomline - It gets the job done and it does entertain me. But in order from to get to "alright" to "good" there are many things to be fixed. Third parties really have to pick it up a notch, there are far too many holes in its line-up (Shooters? RPG's? This list goes on), not to mention things like online and storage space really need to be given attention.


So I guess I'll go with "Contains some strengths but they are easily cancelled by the faults, overall the feelings are so mixed it ends up on average."


The DS = As a handheld it pushed beyond what was thought possible, as a system compared to consoles it more then gets the job done. Tons of great games, variety, and enjoyment lead this system to have the potential to be one of the best. But it is a little too early to give the system the title of "SNES 2." The main problem I have with the system is that almost all of the games still reek of "handheld game". I think I don't need to explain this as I'm sure that all of you are aware of what I mean by that. Sure I've played some games that had enough production values as a console game (Apollo Justice, The World Ends With You, Mario Kart DS, Etc.) but they are very rare to come across. The other problem I have with the system is that it just is a tad not powerful enough. Yes the games that the developers don't require much power but I can't help but feel that some of these games just need a little bit more oomph to get to their true forms. Personally I think the power of the early Dreamcast is more then enough. Just enough to give the developers wings to soar a tad bit more and update the resolution to make the 3D textures clear and the 2D sprites far more detailed.


The Future: It seems like every day something is announced for this system that catches my eye. I couldn't hope for a brighter.


Bottomline - As I've said before I only have two problems. Though the first is slowly happening in Japan it will never happen in the West for obvious reasons. As for the 2nd well I think the only way to answer that is with the DS 2 which probably won't come out until another 8 years or so.


So I'll leave it with "A phenomenal system, but contains some flaws that just can't be fixed".

Posted by Punk Rebel Ecks Thu, 03 Jul 2008 06:53:33 (comments: 22)
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Thu, 03 Jul 2008 06:54:40
Why is it all spaced together? And why can I only have ONE blog at a time?
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 06:56:26
Spacing is a problem I've having with paragraph tags.

One blog at a time, I don't understand what you mean by that.
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 06:57:25
When I had my other blog post I couldn't post this topic. After I deleted the old blog post then I was able to post this.
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 06:59:27
Hmm, I have several blog posts.  I'm going to try posting one in your account -- just a minute.
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 07:04:06
I didn't have a problem posting the blog.  Maybe it was a server hangup (it was a bit slow to process).  There's no issue with multiple blog posts.
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 07:07:53
Alright thanks. Anyway so.....rate your systems people!
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 07:08:55
Actually getting on topic, I have Wii and DS (of course a PC, but not really for gaming).

As always, there's plenty on Wii that I would like to play.  To suggest there isn't enough on a console, I don't understand.  I adored Twilight Princess and Mario Galaxy, though I'm on wait for RPGs.

The DS did terrifically early on for me, despite its poor launch line-up.  So much in fact that I thought it on pace to be my favourite system ever.  Unfortunately I hit a trend of poor titles, Pokemon being at the forefront.  There's really a tonne there in software.  Unfortunately the hardware is crap.  Sorry Nintendo.
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 07:31:48
Wii: A cool little system with a very unique controller and some very fun games (mostly from Nintendo themselves). Unfortunately, there just isn't much from 3rd parties that I like, and I've become irritated at all the shovelware on the system. Also, Nintendo hasn't announced a new Pilotwings yet, and that just plain sucks.

Xbox 360: I would've loved this system 5-6 years ago, but my personal tastes have changed so much over the years that I only really enjoy games from Rare and (hopefully) Fable 2. The controller is the best standard controller I've ever used, though.

DS: When the DS came out, I was immediately hooked by the touch controls. I once considered selling off all my home consoles and just playing the DS alone; it was that good. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much released lately that I like, so I'm not sure if I'll continue with the system now that mine has broke. I'll decide after E3 whether or not I'll buy another system.

PC: Great for Solitaire. Nyaa
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 10:39:49
Wii:

The most Love'hate system I've ever owned. I don't like the "vibe" of the system as much as Gamecube or N64, if you know what I mean by that. And obviously I wish it was closer to the other machines in power, and it obviously needs a HDD. The controller is awesome, but it really also needs a standard pad to compliment it for some games.
But Nintendo has really come through with most of their 1st-party games, moreso than they did on Gamecube. 3rd-party support is seriously lacking, even the machine has a few good 3p games and some recently announced.
Its also good to see it getting some RPG's, as that's one genre where the lack of power doesn't bother me as much.

Overall: Good, but could be so much more.

XBOX360:

360 is basically my main machine so far this gen. Last gen the duties were really evenly split between all 3 systems for me, but 360 is the most "main console" I've had since the PS1 days, just because it gets most of the games and the PS3 has mostly been a 'me-too' thing so far.

The hardware blows, but when it works right its great. I really like the menu setup, other than the ads they show.
The controller is awesome...funny I came up with the whole idea of this pad in the GGD, shoulder buttons, back/start/menu and all, before it was shown. Sometimes I wonder if MS saw my idea and ripped me off, hahaha. I mean its exactly what I thought up.

Overall: Great, but as with the other machines, could use more variety.

PLAYSTATION 3:

Ugh....Sony fucked up. It always SEEMS like its gonna get better, but without serious exclusives it just shows Sony's weakness. It has just screamed "ME-TOO!!" since day 1.

The hardware is great, but the installs suck. The controller is good, but it baffles me how they haven't really improved it at all in 10 years. It was made to work well with RPG's and Adventure games, and its still horrible for shooters just as it was when Nintendo owned that genre in the console arena.
Other than that, its just really baffling how a PS system can have such a lack of an identity or direction.

Overall: Average. Too reliant on multi-plats that are no better than 360 versions, if as good. Most exclusives are not must-have, system sellers.
 
Thu, 03 Jul 2008 18:26:28
Nice details Edge and Ravenpose.
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