Yep, I'm back from the grave for a short but sweet reflection. I'm sure most of you know the PS4 and the Titanic... err, Xbox One are around the corner and have some people hyped, but let's face the facts -- every system launch in history has, regardless of the quality of titles introduced at launch, suffered from a lack of games to play for many months afterward.
This has happened with the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Xbox, N64, PS1, etc etc etc.
So while I'm stoked to get the next-generation underway, what about the games? And more importantly, what about the Wii U?
Here are the launch games for the PS4 and Xbox One, that even seem mildly interesting to me.
Dead Rising 3
Pretty short list, eh? And as good as those games might be, I have a sinking feeling none of them will be AAA titles.
What about the last 6 months for the Wii U?
The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
The Wonderful 101
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Super Mario 3D World (it releases in a few weeks, but for purposes of this list, it's very signifigant)
The last one on the Wii U list is a real kicker -- Super Mario 3D World, a game that is being created by the same studio (Tokyo EAD) that made the Super Mario Galaxy games -- unquestionably some of the very best games of this console generation. Have you seen the gameplay videos? Okay, obviously I'm a huge Mario fan, but look at this --
I know I will eventually get a PS4, but the Wii U is looking rediculously tempting for the holidays. What would you rather wake up to on Christmas morning -- the bloody gun-porn of KIllzone shadowfall, or this game? Think about it.