Damnit, I Won't Be Tricked Into Buying Another Xbox
It has happened each of the last two generations.
I end up buying the new Xbox console within the first year of its release. I play it for a while; in fact, at one point during the last era, I had almost twice as many 360 games as PS3 games.
But then, something happens: Nothing else comes out on that system that I really want to play. Just about everything it has is multiplatform and really, how many times can I play a new Halo or Gears? Sure, Halo was a novelty for the original Xbox and I loved the kick-ass Deathrow, among other great exclusives. For the 360, I had a blast with games like Lost Odyssey and Alan Wake. But again, over the last years for each system, I basically never played it. The PS2 and PS3 got 98 percent of play time.
So, I won't be tricked again. I'm tempted to get the Xbox One because I really want to play Sunset Overdrive, and I'd also like to have Fable Legends. There are actually several exclusives on the horizon I'd want. But no, I won't fall for it again; I absolutely refuse. What assurance do I have that the same thing wouldn't happen again? There are no guarantees in life but when looking down the road, I'm counting on Sony's first-party teams to deliver the next-gen goods. Microsoft, not so much.
Fool me once, twice...thrice? Never!
6/23/2014 10:16:27 PM Ben Dutka