Am I the only one who finds the 8th gen lackluster?

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#1 Posted by Airsoftman819 (40 posts) -

It just seems like Nintendo Sony and Microsoft have just ran out of ideas. I own an xbox one and it actually does LESS than my xbox 360. And that's sad. I just don't see the advantage to the 8th gen.

#2 Posted by AugustEvans (104 posts) -

I agree.

#3 Posted by lostrib (35674 posts) -

In what way? Games? graphics? hardware?

#4 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10482 posts) -

It just seems like Nintendo Sony and Microsoft have just ran out of ideas. I own an xbox one and it actually does LESS than my xbox 360. And that's sad. I just don't see the advantage to the 8th gen.

So you spend less time on a console that has been on store shelves for three months than with one that was released in 2005?

#5 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3060 posts) -

Every gen starts out slow. By this time next year these threads will look like people just jumped to conclusions

#6 Edited by dotWithShoes (4838 posts) -

It just seems like Nintendo Sony and Microsoft have just ran out of ideas. I own an xbox one and it actually does LESS than my xbox 360. And that's sad. I just don't see the advantage to the 8th gen.

Does less how?

#7 Posted by Airsoftman819 (40 posts) -

@lostrib: mostly from a hardware standpoint. These systems are far too similar to pc hardware. They use x86 architecture. And that's extremely easy to develop for. Meaning these game consoles are already being tapped out. They struggled to get COD ghosts to run at 1080p 60fps. And COD isn't a very demanding game. So I'm concerned about the future of these consoles. Meaning that games will reach a point where they can't look any better.

#8 Posted by lostrib (35674 posts) -

@lostrib: mostly from a hardware standpoint. These systems are far too similar to pc hardware. They use x86 architecture. And that's extremely easy to develop for. Meaning these game consoles are already being tapped out. They struggled to get COD ghosts to run at 1080p 60fps. And COD isn't a very demanding game. So I'm concerned about the future of these consoles. Meaning that games will reach a point where they can't look any better.

Well to be honest the performance of Ghosts on PC was pretty atrocious as well. They most likely have not been fully tapped out

#9 Posted by Gue1 (9740 posts) -

the gen just started, Give it some time to mature....

#10 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3534 posts) -

You mean the gen that just started?

#11 Posted by marcheegsr (2571 posts) -

That's what people were saying at the beginning of the 7th gen.

#12 Edited by mario-galaxys (614 posts) -

I think it is premature to ask this when the 8th generation is now in full steam. Ask again in the next year if things change for you.

#13 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23612 posts) -

lol, dude.

the gen just started.

what the hell do you want?

the 7th gen was amazing but it didn't happen overnight.

#14 Posted by DarthaPerkinjan (854 posts) -

It just seems like Nintendo Sony and Microsoft have just ran out of ideas. I own an xbox one and it actually does LESS than my xbox 360. And that's sad. I just don't see the advantage to the 8th gen.

Im guessing you have no idea how barebones the PS3 and 360 were at launch. Wanted to download a PS3 demo at its launch? You had to sit there and stare at the download screen for hours until it finished. No background downloading. And thats just the beginning of it.

#15 Posted by Phazevariance (10942 posts) -

Well its a good thing were barely 3 months in. I guess its all over now.

#16 Edited by MirkoS77 (7320 posts) -

Am I the only one that realizes the gen just started?

#17 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (11424 posts) -

Doesn't the Wii U count as 8th Gen ?

#18 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4624 posts) -

Get a PC

#19 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (6678 posts) -

@lostrib: mostly from a hardware standpoint. These systems are far too similar to pc hardware. They use x86 architecture. And that's extremely easy to develop for. Meaning these game consoles are already being tapped out. They struggled to get COD ghosts to run at 1080p 60fps. And COD isn't a very demanding game. So I'm concerned about the future of these consoles. Meaning that games will reach a point where they can't look any better.

so this is "less" than your 360? I'm so fucking lost.

#20 Edited by KungfuKitten (20961 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@airsoftman819 said:

@lostrib: mostly from a hardware standpoint. These systems are far too similar to pc hardware. They use x86 architecture. And that's extremely easy to develop for. Meaning these game consoles are already being tapped out. They struggled to get COD ghosts to run at 1080p 60fps. And COD isn't a very demanding game. So I'm concerned about the future of these consoles. Meaning that games will reach a point where they can't look any better.

Well to be honest the performance of Ghosts on PC was pretty atrocious as well. They most likely have not been fully tapped out

Amazing how a 300 million dollar game with 2009 graphics does not run well on PC or consoles. Maybe Activision should have paid their employees.

#21 Edited by Desmonic (13739 posts) -

You mean like every other gen within it's first year? Okay.

#22 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3544 posts) -

I don't understand what people want, this gen just started it's been literally 2 months that Xbox and PS have had their hardware out, Nintendo should be doing better I agree but FFS people have some patience the gen just began what do you expect 100 AAA games in the year? This thread is stupid.

#23 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

@lostrib: They use x86 architecture. And that's extremely easy to develop for. Meaning these game consoles are already being tapped out.

What a load of bullshit.

#24 Posted by kuu2 (7103 posts) -

For Nintendo yes. They have been on the market a year and just put a compelling Mario game. Not even two months on the shelves for The One and two months for the PauperStation4.

#25 Posted by clone01 (24641 posts) -

It takes a while. It'll get better.

#26 Edited by AugustEvans (104 posts) -

This gen is underwhelming because there isn't a big leap from the last generation. There is nothing on the x1 or ps4 that would seem impossible on the ps3 or 360. The Wii U is a step down from the last gen.

#27 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150674 posts) -

It just started. Why make snap judgments?

#28 Posted by naz99 (1287 posts) -

Every New Gen release is always lackluster everyone always gets blinded by the hype of a new console release,im sure however in the next 6 to 12 months that will all change when we start seeing some more substantial games coming out.

#29 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6469 posts) -

like most others have said, we just started the gen. if you remember how the 360 was at launch, it was not exactly fantastic, it all came along the way, both in what the console could do, and how the games were.

I am pressy sure this gen will be alot like that aswell.

#30 Edited by lamprey263 (23484 posts) -

last gen didn't take off for MS until about a year later, didn't take off for Sony for about 2 years

previous gens are hard to let go of for publishers and developers, after all there's a larger userbase and more potential for sales, and no real motive to rush out and release games on systems they haven't worked on without much of a userbase

#31 Edited by Sushiglutton (5260 posts) -

If you ever find something lackluster, overrated, generic, pretentious etc etc you are never ever alone. There will be scores of bitter people on SW who agree with you.

#32 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13802 posts) -

Well, it did just start.

#33 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9640 posts) -

Its only been 2 months and you are already complain as if you seen all there is to see.

people like to bitch so much around here.

#34 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

The Wii U, 3DS, and Xbox One look like they'll have an interesting lineup of games, but there will probably be less than the Wii, DS, or Xbox 360 had, so I guess I agree.

#35 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3544 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow: agree so much!! People act as if within the two months we should have had Halo 5,6 and 7 and uncharted 4,5,6 let he devs understand the tech and build games for it ,and we haven't even had E3 yet!!!

#36 Posted by TheEroica (13380 posts) -

this gen will be so long, you wont even remember launch, years from now.... Let it breath a bit.

To your point however, with staleness.... MAKE NEW IP and problem is mostly solved. There are maybe 3 franchises I played last gen im still itching to play more of.... I want new stuff and I don't care if I dont get to be master chief, solid snake, kratos, or marcus fenix for 10 years....

#37 Posted by da_illest101 (7436 posts) -

That's why I wait 2-3 years before buying a console. There is never anything interesting from the get go of any gen

#38 Posted by cainetao11 (17281 posts) -

Think its only fair to give it time, guy

#39 Posted by stuff238 (618 posts) -

Doesn't the Wii U count as 8th Gen ?

No. Adding a tablet controller to your console does not make it an 8th gen console. If it did, then PS3 and 360 would also be considered current gen because of move and kinect.

#40 Edited by Demonjoe93 (9552 posts) -

We have a lot of time left in this gen. Don't think it's fair to call it lackluster when it's still in the early stages.

#41 Edited by ConanTheStoner (4927 posts) -

The last time I was truly excited about a new gen from the get-go was 6th gen. Obviously the jumps just aren't as big as they used to be, plus console makers aren't too concerned about releasing bad ass launch window titles anymore.

So yeah, this gen has kicked off lame, even more so than 7th gen.

But of course its far too early to say anything and I'm sure this gen will bring about some killer stuff, especially in a couple of years.

#42 Edited by Airsoftman819 (40 posts) -
#43 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6735 posts) -

I own an xbox one

That's why your next gen experience is lackluster.

#44 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin: How is it bulshit? HOW? It's not bulshit its TRUTH.

What you're implying is the visuals won't get any better from here on out because the systems are "tapped out". That's why it's bullshit

They will develop new ways of doing things in years to come that will make games today look like total shit. It happens every single gen and I don't know why you think this one would be different.

#45 Posted by millerlight89 (18457 posts) -

I have all next gen systems, yet I play the 360 more right now. Do I regret going ahead and getting the PS4 and One? Nope. I don't have to worry about getting one come Feb and March when the games start coming.

#46 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11424 posts) -

@ stuff238

Who died and made you king of Generation Assignment Processing. Mind you the other consoles improved only in power, their controllers (or any other hardware) are virtually unchange .

PC doesn't even bother with gens anymore they get the good stuff as soon as its available.

And Why Shouldn't the Move and Kinect be 8th ?

Admitted, its all about power to you !

#47 Posted by j2zon2591 (2239 posts) -

Yeah. The reason I haven't gotten any too.

Waiting for a PS4/X1 big jrpg tho.. has to be exclusive to either too.

I have a PC for DAI.

Rather get a 3DS at this point.

#48 Posted by AtariKidX (6244 posts) -

The gen just started.........

#49 Edited by handssss (1834 posts) -

No, you're not the only person with laughably unrealistic expectations for a gen and gets disappointed before you have any right to be.

sad as that is

#50 Edited by PAL360 (26822 posts) -

It looks like any other gen to me. Ok games at launch, and great games for the near future (except for Snes, N64, Dreamcast and Xbox, which released with amazing games).

Sometimes i wonder for how long have people who make these threads been gaming...?