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    Is it worth getting a console?

    Yep, it a real question. I'm thinking of getting PS4 Slim or Nintendon't Switch as a gift for birthday and later to waste hours at Christmas. The thing is that I have multiple PCs and X360.

    Another factor is that I'm not interested in Marios or most AAA titles,so mostly exclusives and non AAAs matter the most. I expect myself to try things like Wipeout Omega, Knack, Sonics, de Blob, Nier Automata, Steins Gate 0. Mostly non violent arcades.

    Bad things about Playstation:
    Almost EOL (PS5 will be launched not too far away)
    Expensive
    Game library is pretty much matured, what I see is almost all I will get

    Bad things about Switch:
    I don't need or want portable console
    Expensive
    Tiny library of games
    I said, I hate Marios
    Per game cost is way too high for what I would like to think of spending (For 1 Switch game I could get 2 PS4 games)

    So what I want to ask here is, would it be worth to get PS4 slim or Switch, if expected game consumption would only be casual and perhaps rare? I just wanna hear opinions.

    I know that I want Sega Dreamcast 2, but Sega doesn't make consoles anymore.



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    Was going to say Switch for the Nintendo IPs, but if you don’t want those there’s not much of a point.

    Can’t comment on PS4, I’m out of the loop as far as what their library is. If your PC has beefy specs I’m not there’s much of a point to getting a console, except for exclusives. I’d wait until the fifth gen comes out and grab one for cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigstupidgrin View Post
    Can’t comment on PS4, I’m out of the loop as far as what their library is. If your PC has beefy specs I’m not there’s much of a point to getting a console, except for exclusives. I’d wait until the fifth gen comes out and grab one for cheaper.
    My best PC isn't something beefy, something that is just enough for now. Short spec list:
    AMD FX 6300 @4.1GHz
    16GB RAM (overclocked and latencies reduced)
    RX 560 4GB non D

    It's as EOL as PS4 is.

    And the thing is that I can ask and may get console for free, but I'm not sure what I really want to present. I wouldn't care normally, but when certain people ask me what they should get me and sometimes pick weird stuff that I end up not using, I just thought that console may be at least baseline of not horrible present. Anyway, I don't really know if I want one. So I sort of wanna see what others would do in such situations.

    As for now, I guess Switch is totally not worth it as most games are either Mario canon or Mario spin offs. PS4 is more promising.

    I didn't include Xbox one as I don't wanna be in MS system anymore and I see even less games than PS4 I would play with it. But chances of getting it would be higher as it costs like 40 percent less. Around 220 euros, meanwhile cheapest PS4 slim is 310 or a bit more.

    I think that I take presents a bit too seriously at this point and it would be probably better idea to just get some chocolates instead or a nice book.

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    Some game recommendations: Super Mario Aces, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mario Sports Superstars, Mini Mario & Friends, Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Party

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshOrLey View Post
    Some game recommendations: Super Mario Aces, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mario Sports Superstars, Mini Mario & Friends, Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Party
    I just said some things about Mario games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshOrLey View Post
    I will repeat myself, I don't like Mario games.

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    If you don't like the games on either platform then the answer is obviously: No.

    I personally never saw a point of Xbox one, especially as a PC gamer.

    Nintendo I don't bother with. Like you I have no interest in Mario. I have the vaguest interest in Zelda but as the only game I would enjoy (other than a few minutes of Splatoon) I really see no point in buying Nintendo consoles. I've played a little of the games at friend's and borrowed one once.

    PS4 I do see a point of getting. There's enough games on there to make it worth my money and they are quality games. Naughty Dog and Quantic Dream games, Spiderman, horizon zero dawn, until dawn... Personally for me these are all some of the greatest games to come out in recent years.

    If you are that concerned that ps5 is around the corner then wait for it to come out and ps4 might be cheaper to buy or a miracle happens and they have backwards compatibility but I'm not holding my breath for that when they can just make money with remasters.

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    you can play Nier Automata and SG;0 on PC too
    dunno about the rest

    overall it sounds like a "no" unless you really can spare the money and don't mind it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falling Foxes View Post
    If you don't like the games on either platform then the answer is obviously: No.
    It's not like I don't like games on either, but all I think I would like is quite limited and I'm more casual gamer at best. Even as PC gamer, I would admit that consoles just nail "I don't care, I just want to play a game" attitude much better. I don't use Steam on PC, because it's not like that at all and some Africans stole my Steam account for the 5th time, so I just pirate my stuff (Reasoning 101). Also Steam is full of shitty indie games and another junk. I just hope that Steam dies one day and like in old times you could walk to store and pick up your game, insert DVD (bluray nowadays) and play it, without any bullshit. If anything, GOG is superior to me.

    The reason for console would be comfort and convenience, some exclusives. I don't care about PS5, I just care that PS4 will get nerfed once it comes out.

    I went to online store and looked at what I may play:
    Aragami
    Asseto Corsa Ultimate Ed (without wheel, it's better with controller)
    Blazblue Chrono Phantasma
    Crash Bandicoot N. sane trilogy
    Danganronpa series
    de Blob series
    Gintama Rumble (I secretly suspect it's POS game)
    GT Sport
    Gravity Rush series
    Knack series
    Lego City Undercover
    Megaman series
    Mirror's Edge Catalyst
    Nier Automata
    Nioh
    Okami HD
    Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2
    Project Cars GOTY
    Ratchet and Clank
    Redout Lightspeed Edition
    Sega Mega Drive Classics
    Shenmue I and II
    Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (I already completed normal version tho and loved it)
    Sonic Forces bonus edition
    Sonic Mania + artbook
    Steins Gate 0 Limited Edition
    Tearaway Unfolded Messenger Edition
    Tokyo Xanadu eX+
    Trackmania Turbo
    Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition
    WipeOut Omega collection
    Yakuza 0
    Yakuza Kiwami
    Yakuza 6 After Hours Premium Edition


     
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