When Sony and Microsoft launched their next-gen consoles last fall, you foolishly assumed they were better. While you were waiting in the online shopping queues, you said, “Oh, it’s totally normal that there are basically no new or exclusive games for these systems that I want to see. try to pay hundreds of dollars! ” But as a gaming journalist my standards are a little higher than yours, and this so-called “new generation” is a colossal disappointment.
Look, I don’t care if all the new and old games on the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S have better graphics, performance, and gameplay. This is not it to be a player! We all know that new experiences trump good ones. The failure of Sony and Microsoft to immediately deliver a stunning new IP address and surprising exclusives has already doomed the new systems.
I’ve played all the good games of the last generation before (like most people) so I don’t care about their optimized versions. What if God of War, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla were incredible games enhanced through the use of next-gen technology? They are ancient history now! And don’t even get me started on the lack of console exclusives; if a title comes out on multiple platforms, my level of excitement drops. Games are art and by definition art is better and more important when it is only accessible to a limited audience. Letting everyone experience a work of art only belittles it.
I don’t think my expectations for this generation of consoles are unreasonable: I just want to play completely breathtaking games that are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and that transform my personal idea of what interactive entertainment is. can accomplish. What is so hard about it?