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#1  Edited By Jackc8
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It's only relevant as a platform for Nintendo exclusives. Nobody thinks of it as anything more than that anymore.

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Because each individual makes their own cost/benefit analysis. A lot of people are excited enough about the new consoles to buy one at launch, while others will wait a year or two. Others won't get a PS4 or Xbox One until the PS5's and Xbox Two's have been out for a year or two.

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Where's Titanfall and Halo and Gears of War and Fable?

If these AAA Microsoft studios are struggling to come out with games in a timely fashion, what exactly does this mean for the Xbox One exclusive lineup?

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On PC things like graphics resolution and anti-aliasing are adjustable. You can turn them up as high as your machine can handle - a good gaming PC can basically make a PS3 game look as good as a PS4 game. And there's no such thing as 30 frames per second on a decent gaming PC, load times are typically a small fraction of what it is on consoles, etc.

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I'm usually surprised with how much I can enjoy a game that's got downright bad gameplay. Like Final Fantasy XIII - the gameplay consisted of pressing a single button (for the most part). Yet I ended up loving that game because of the story, characters and marvelous variety of environments. Or even Damnation - the shooting mechanics in that were clumsy as hell yet I enjoyed it for its environments and whacked out story.

Gameplay is just something you do over and over. All shooters have identical gameplay: pan the camera around, put the crosshairs on the guy, push the button. Action/adventure games might add some climbing and jumping, and you'll be doing that over and over. Even with RPG's where you've got a variety of attacks to use, you'll end up using a couple of them...over and over. The story and characters are what makes you feel like you're doing something important - working towards a goal. Otherwise you're just killing guys for the sake of killing guys or whatever.

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A much larger world with many more quests. I think Skyrim did a tremendous job of giving us a huge world with so much stuff to do that you probably could never do all of it. Hopefully Fallout 4 with follow in that path. I also hope there's much more variety in the environments, I'm pretty sick of brown desert at this point.

More sci-fi elements in the environments. One of the worst things about New Vegas was that all the buildings looked like present-day stuff, just really dilapidated. Except for the copy-and-pasted-from-Fallout 3 vault stuff in their basements. I didn't feel as if I was in a post-apocalyptic world, just a run down slum. There needs to be more futuristic type buildings and other structures.

Weather - heavy rain, drizzle, fog, crazy post-apocalyptic sunsets, etc.

Factions that I actually WANT to join, like the Brotherhood of Steel from Fallout 3. I didn't give a damn about Mr. House or the NCR and I can't imagine who would actually want to join Caesar's Legion.

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I haven't seen a Wii U commercial since it launched.

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#8  Edited By Jackc8
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"Xbox no!" LOL.

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#9 Jackc8
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I've been bored with shooters since the end of the PS2 era. And I have even less interest in online shooters. I've got a PS3 and over the last 7 years there have been plenty of non-shooters that I haven't had a chance to play, so I've got a good library of those games to look forward to. And I've got a PC so there's that as well.

I'm really hoping I can count on Sony, Bethesda, Square Enix and a few other publishers to make some non-shooter games this coming gen. If it was just EA and Activision I would have quit gaming a long time ago.

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#10  Edited By Jackc8
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I love it. Spent 200 hours platinuming it on PS3 and now I've got about 385 hours on it on PC. And I ain't done yet :)

I love the big beautiful open world. Soooo much stuff to do it's ridiculous. And the quests are all fun, I never felt like I was doing some routine fetch quest like I do in some other RPG's. I loved buying my own house(s) and feeling like it was my little home. Loved leveling up my skills and creating my own weapons and armor and enchanting them.

And it's so flippin' beautiful. Between the high def texture pack and all the mod's like Climates of Tamriel, the interior lighting mod, the HD texture mod's for various towns, and the 45 or so other mod's I've got installed, I'll quite often have to stop and just marvel at the beautiful sunset, or the fog, or the way a castle looks at night, all lit up inside and silhouetted against one of the moons in the background.

I find it very immersive and nice pretend getaway from real life.