BottledViolence wrote:This lockdown finally motivated me to make a mount for my racing wheel and I spent some time playing Forza 5. Well, that was disappointing. Now you just select a fully upgraded car and don't do any of the tuning. Now the only series that still held interest for consoles has lost the primary differentiating feature that made me want it.
Probably a good thing since they don't like to have back comparability with previous gen peripherals and I wouldn't buy yet another racing wheel.
I really liked the original and 360. The one and it's games have all disappointed me. I think I'm sticking with PC from here on out
Especially since you can play all xBox games on Windows now.
Also Side note, I don't think any console has been a good value proposition at launch. I think there's a strong argument to be made for staying a full generation behind, and when the new ones comeout you buy a bundle with the previous gen console free of hardware bugs, plus the 30 best games of that generation for like half the original launch price of that console. But even not going that far, waiting a year or two for the manufacturing to get streamlined and hardware/software bugs to get ironed out, and a few killer apps to launch etc.
I don't really play single player games these days, and with everyone I still game with playing on PC, I'm not sure I would ever get around to buying one. When the One came out, it got my old group back on, but the launch was really poorly implemented for groups and things fell apart. That's the last time I talked to most of those guys.
The other issue for me is that when playing online, I hate starting after everyone has been playing a while. I don't mind being lost and confused if everyone else is too, but coming in cold when everyone else knows all the maps and has been practicing for a year sucks!
DCS has some really cool new modules coming out, IL2 has some cool stuff on the horizon, and we usually find some random goodness on sale through steam, so I think I may have dropped off the console carousel for good.
Who knows, I may pick one up cheap later on if my kid wants one, but she's 24 and lives an hour away, so it's not like we spend much time gaming.