Thursday, June 12, 2014

The greatest generation?

I look forward to the day when there are no more last generation games on the list. The total lack of backwards compatibility has made this hardware transition very awkward. Many developers either don't want to turn their backs on the massive installment base of the old consoles or they simply can't afford to. Digital games seems to be immune, judging from the tidal wave of indie throwbacks coming for both systems, but physical releases? Both gens or no dice is still default. At least some of the games, Titanfall and Forza Horizon 2, had the sense to develop for the new systems and leave the down port to a third party. Best of both worlds, I suppose.

The stragglers:

Enemy Front - This is actually at home right now in line behind Watch_Dogs and Bound By Flame. Generic WWII shooter but at one point some of the people behind Black were involved. The game was supposed to come out two years ago. I am expecting a mess.

Grid Autosport - The past Grid games have all been good up until I had to do drifting races. I won't finish it, but it should still be fun.

Tales of Xillia 2 - Tales games have replaced Final Fantasy as my JRPGs of choice. I will play anything with that name on it.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! - I don't understand why this game exists. Perhaps it is just a way to generate income for the next game. A Borderlands game could be a system seller - they are that good. It will happen eventually, I just don't want to wait for it.

Last Guardian - pfft ha ha ha HA haha ha... heh... hmmmm.... *softly weeps*

Demonicon: The Dark Eye - I have no idea what this game is. It sounds terrible. I must play it.

Tales of Zesteria - Again, a tales game.

Realistically my 360 will exist until Street Fighter 5 comes out, not to mention it warehouses around ten gig of Rock Band songs that on occasion I simply need to play. The PS3 will go when from Bandai Namco tells me it can go away, which also will not be happening any time soon.

Longest generation ever.

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