With The 2013 Slate, I Don't Really Care About Next-Gen
Considering that this generation is getting long in the tooth, by all rights, I should be anxiously awaiting the new consoles.
But how can I be expected to focus on future hardware when upcoming software for current hardware looks so damn amazing? It's kinda hard.
It'd be one thing if 2013 was looking pretty bare, if one glanced at the schedule for the year and could only point to a few games that leapt off the screen. But the first quarter alone is enough to make me excited, and that quarter doesn't even include The Last Of Us and Grand Theft Auto V (the latter is loosely set for "spring").
Starting with DMC and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in January and escalating with Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Crysis 3, and Bioshock Infinite in February, and maybe hitting a fever pitch with God of War: Ascension and Tomb Raider in March, the number of potentially AAA games on the immediate horizon should be holding everyone's attention. And really, that's just the beginning of 2013; imagine what the rest of the year has in store.
I find it immensely difficult to get all amped up about expensive new hardware when the stuff I currently have is capable of giving me lots of new, cutting-edge experiences for quite some time. Am I the only one who feels this way? I bet not.
12/26/2012 10:33:04 PM Ben Dutka